Don’t let a little rain (or lack of snow) get in your way of enjoying all Vermont has to offer. This little state is overflowing with interesting and unique places to explore while staying dry or waiting for the white stuff to finally fall. From glass blowing to antiquing, you won’t want to miss these great places that will keep you entertained and busy in Vermont.
1. Manchester Designer Outlets
The picturesque surroundings of Manchester make your shopping experience more than a day spent in retail. Enjoy this charming town while checking out designer shops such as Armani, Eileen Fisher, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade New York, J. Crew, Tumi outlet, Eddie Bauer and New Balance at a discount.
2. Mother Myrick's Confectionery
Take a break from shopping for designer discounts and pop into Mother Myricks on Main street in Manchester. If you love chocolate and cake, then you'll love this confectionary slice of heaven.
3. Stone House Antique Center
Head over to Chester and browse antiques from over 90 dealers in in a 20,000 square foot building. If you're looking for something specific, chances are you can find it here.
4. Lake Champlain Chocolates
Take the sweetest tour around at the Lake Champlain factory tour in Burlington.
5. Ben & Jerry's
Another tour to tempt your sweet tooth is the Ben & Jerry's factory tour in Waterbury.
6. Honora Winery and Vineyard
Head over to Jacksonville and check out Honora's award-winning wines in their tasting room. Relax, sip some wine, and taste some Vermont cheeses in a beautiful setting.
7. Sugarbush Farm
The drive to the Sugarbush Farm in Woodstock is absolutely stunning, which is an added bonus of checking out this farm. You'll certainly get a taste of Vermont here.
8. Manchester Hot Glass
Whether you take a class or just observe, these glass blown treasures are incredible. Even kids 5+ can make their own treasure!
9. New England Center for Circus Arts
You only need to go to Brattleboro to run away and join the circus. Check out their classes and have some laughs and adventure.
10. Town Hall Theater
Middlebury is lucky to have this wonderful theater in their community. Town Hall Theater has a fantastic director who brings outstanding talent to create marvelous operas, musicals, and all kinds of other experiences usually not available to small towns.
11. Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace
If you're looking for something a little different, this store will be perfect. Located in Burlington, this former film factory from the 1800s offers all sorts of eclectic and vintage items.
12. Vermont Historical Society Museum
What better place to learn about Vermont history than in the state capital, Montpelier? A lot of interesting history for a great little state!
13. Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium
Stargaze during the day check out some unbelievable exhibits in St. Johnsbury. A wonderfully mixed collection of past and present and lots of activities for children, too.
14. King Arthur Flour
Bring out your inner baker in Norwich at King Arthur Flour. Learn to do it yourself or enjoy the bakery and shop. Both educational and tasty!
15. Norman Rockwell Museum
This museum in Rutland has hundreds and hundreds of framed original Rockwell magazine covers, all displayed in a timeline from the beginning of Rockwell's career to the end. Browsing the works is a walk down history lane.
What do you like to do in Vermont to stay warm and dry? Let us know in the comments and be sure to share this with those who are also waiting for the snow to fall!