Ahhhhh, summer. We love you so much! How about we venture out and do something a little different this sunny season? Here’s our list of the 11 best day trips in Vermont to take this summer. With these trips, you are best prepared to make the most of each and every day. Have fun!


Let us know which Vermont day trips you’ve experienced from this list. We would love to hear your thoughts about these places in the comments!

Looking for more spontaneous “day trips near me” in Vermont? Check out these 13 amazing day trips in Vermont that will show you the state like never before.

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Whether you're coming from the north or south, there are many easily reachable destinations in Vermont that are absolutely perfect for a weekend getaway. From Brattleboro to Burlington, and Woodstock to Stowe, here's our list of the best places in Vermont for a weekend trip.

What is the most scenic town in Vermont?

To give an answer to this question is sure to upset some and please others. Plus, we could give so many right answers. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” as they say. But, with that being said, some of the most scenic towns in Vermont include Manchester, Woodstock, Grafton, Stowe, and Shelburne. Of course, there are many other scenic and worthy towns to visit. If you are still interested in finding more picturesque towns in Vermont, check out the 17 most picturesque towns in Vermont. 

What are the oldest attractions in Vermont?

Vermont has a long and fascinating history. There are restaurants which were founded in the 18th century, 19th-century townhouses, general stores, covered bridges, and old towns that have stood the demanding test of time. Vermont’s oldest attractions are everywhere! For more information about specific attractions, take a look at the 8 oldest and most historic towns in Vermont. And if you are interested in dining at the oldest restaurant and tavern in all of Vermont, make a reservation at the Ye Olde Tavern, founded in 1790.

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