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Best things to do in Manchester

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

History Museum
“The Todd Lincoln Home. The tour is excellent and the grounds are absolutely beautiful. Take a tour, then walk around and visit the farm animals and wander the trails. Beautiful spot. ”
53 locals recommend
Book Store
“The best bookstore ever! Old building with tons of charm and a huge selection of books and Vermont items. There is a huge cafe space with lots of windows to sit and relax. Totally worth the drive.”
56 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“How can you not... a great collection of outlets in a relaxed Vermont atmosphere ”
47 locals recommend
Church
“Great high end outlet shopping, restaurants, or just stroll along white marble sidewalks and enjoy historic village”
20 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The Southern Vermont Arts Center is a multi-disciplinary arts organization which includes art galleries with permanent and rotating exhibits, the area's largest sculpture park, a performance space, and educational facilities. Its grounds are open to the public for recreational pursuits, with trails for hiking and cross-country skiing. The center's campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. ”
19 locals recommend
Bus Station
“A great selection of everyday grocery essentials, although their organic foods offering is very limited, especially in its produce selection. Priced higher than most other grocery stores, it is still the closet place to pick up needed items. The Price Chopper in town is not worth a mention.”
9 locals recommend
Pub
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“Whether you’re strolling around Manchester or kicking back on Stratton Mountain, you won’t find a better watering hole than Mulligans. Both spots dish up classic American fare in bountiful portions, great service, extensive beer and wine selections, a super-comfortable atmosphere, a kids menu and family-friendly prices. And tremendous desserts and daily specials, too. Each Mulligans boasts its own well-honed menu and unique personality – one’s in a repurposed 19th century mansion up the street from The Equinox, the other’s in a beautiful slopeside ski village. Open 11:30am-12am. Manchester Phone: (802) 362-3663 Stratton Phone: (802) 297-9293 ”
12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Love this little restaurant. Quaint small you may have to wait, probably the best breakfast you’ll ever have. :)”
20 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theatre
“Need a movie? This is a great family owned, independent movie theater. Five mins from the house. ”
11 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Casual counter-serve offering simple Mexican tacos & burritos made from locally sourced ingredients. Open 11:30-8pm. Phone: (802) 768-8141 ”
12 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“An outstanding restaurant for special occasions. Great food great service reasonable for what you get. It is small 6 tables. Make an early advance reservations ”
14 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“ Shopping, The list of outlet stores is too expansive to detail here. Everything from the flagship Orvis fly fishing store to Armani. Something for everybody and a nice break from the mountain.”
17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Thai Basil is an authentic, chef owned and operated Thai restaurant located in Manchester, VT. Traditional Thai cooking & a full bar are offered in a quaint, cozy space with a summer seasonal patio. Open 11:30am-3pm, 5:30pm-10pm. Phone: (802) 768-8433 ”
14 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“The Orvis fly fishing flag store A must visit to any fly fishing enthusiasts but a real interesting and fun even if you are not. The Orvis outlet have some good sales on their clothing ”
11 locals recommend
Night Club
“A tavern located at the Taconic Hotel which is a Kimpton hotel and somewhat new to Manchester. The Cooper Grouse has a fun bar offering VT beers, excellent cocktails & a great wine list. The food offerings are seasonal & local. Suggest calling for dinner reservations. Less than five mins from the house. ”
13 locals recommend
Resort
“A classic hotel in Manchester VT... the Village of Manchester is quite beautiful but watch you speed! The hotel is a great spot to get a cocktail at the end of the day or a meal in the Tavern.”
9 locals recommend