From skiing to fall foliage to maple syrup, Vermont has a number of valuable treasures worth exploring and plenty of things to do and see. With the cold weather coming to an end and sugaring season just behind us, there’s no better time to plan a spring/summer vacation right here at home. There are several resources both Vermonters and out-of-staters can utilize to plan a Vermont vacation, two of which can be found online. We’ve highlighted features from the Vermont Chamber of Commerce website and VermontVacation.com, both useful websites that can help you plan adventures in discovering the Green Mountain State.
Vermont Chamber of Commerce
The Vermont Chamber of Commerce (www.vtchamber.com) has a portion of their website devoted to Vermont vacations which links you to a microsite for vacation planning in Vermont: www.visitvt.com. Here you’ll find a wide variety of things to do, events to attend and places you can stay. Some features include:
- Great Deals: A listing of vacation deals, packages and discounts.
- Lodging Locator: Information on Vermont inns, hotels, resorts, campgrounds and numerous other types of lodging.
- Things to Do & See: This section contains an extensive list of restaurants, places to shop, events and weddings, activities by season and other Vermont attractions worth visiting.
- Events Calendar: The events calendar on visitvt.com includes fun and entertaining events taking place throughout the year and across the state.
- Free Vermont Vacation Guide: You can order a printed vacation guide or view the Vermont Chamber’s travel magazines online. Also available online or in print are seasonal vacation guides to help you plan a vacation in any type of Vermont weather.
The official state of Vermont tourism site, www.vermontvacation.com, provides you with all the information you need to plan your next adventure. There are plenty of helpful tools to help inspire you for your Vermont vacation:
- Travel Planner: The Travel Planner is the perfect place to start when you’re looking for things to do or places to see. Check out details on lodgings, restaurants, attractions, recreation, shopping, package deals and thousands of events. The Travel Planner also provides an itinerary or My Trip Planner that includes maps and directions so you can stay organized for your next trip.
- Vermont by Season: Here you can find features and to do’s for each of Vermont’s four seasons.
- Discover Vermont: If you’re having a hard time deciding what you want to do or see, this is a great place to get inspiration. You can view recreational activities, arts and heritage, family friendly activities, locally crafted and locally grown products and a selection of “trails” that will take you around the state.
- Travel Resources: By car, by air or by rail you will find updates and information on how to get around the state. Click on Helpful Vermont Links and you can view other websites that provide travel and tourism information. One way to be sure you explore the entire state is through the 251 Club of Vermont which is listed under Other Links. Join over 4,000 members of the Vermont 251 Club in exploring the state by visiting its 251 towns. Do it at your own pace, in a season or in a lifetime, by car or on foot. There are no records, no rules and no requirements. Membership includes a personal page on the club website to track progress and organize travel notes and photographs. Visit 251 Club of Vermont for further details and membership benefits.