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Best things to do in Montpelier

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.

“One of Montpelier's best local bars. Extremely large selection of local brews on tap. Very, very large selection. ”
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New American Restaurant
“Excellent Brunch on the weekends, or fancy dinner out (usually need reservations for dinner). Tuesday in the same space is King's -a Chinese food popup with excellent non vegetarian choices and is cash only. ”
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Grocery or Supermarket
“Want to grocery shop. This is the best coop in Vermont. Seriously. Locally sourced veggies and meats. ”
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Indie Movie Theatre
“Absolutely love this theater. They have great selections of independent films and fresh popcorn with freshly melted butter! And nutritional yeast! Also, they offer beer and wine and comfy seating.”
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“Located in our Capitol city of Montpelier, enjoy sightseeing and then dine along the Winooski River.”
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“Big breakfasts for big morning appetites! Also snack-y things for the lighter eater :)”
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Local Government Office
“The capital building! A gold dome, beautiful landscaping, and there might be something fun going on.”
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Pizza Place
“Great selection of pizza specials in a nice atmosphere. Offers many local craft beer drafts. Approx 20 minute drive”
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“Dogs off leash ok (with some rules). The park features approximately 7 miles of hiking trails, a soccer and ball field, picnic areas, seven fireplaces, two sheltered pavilions, and a historic 54-foot high observation tower that was built between 1915-1930.”
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Grocery or Supermarket
“Good for groceries. Midsize suoermarket. Also has decent selection of wine and beer. ”
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“Best strong black coffee in Montpelier and French pastries. So good and rich. ”
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Coffee Shop
“The local coffee shop. If you want to know what's happening in the Capital, just get some coffee here and you'll hear the latest happenings. ”
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“Wonderful presentation of Vermont history. Nice gift shop. This is not a historical library for genealogical purposes. That is located about 10 miles away in Barre.”
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“Fantastic shop filled with local crafts and art created by Vermont artisans - everything from gorgeous jewelry to wood block prints and pressed glass ornaments.”
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“No trip to Vermont is complete without a maple creemee, a soft-serve ice cream cone sweetened with pure Vermont maple syrup. Be sure to hit up Morse Farm to get a creemee and ask for maple dust on top!”
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“Park with hiking trails through the woods, as well as dirt roads, walk to a historic fire tower that once climbed, gives 360 degree views of the surrounding area.”
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