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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Pub
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“Good food and live music found here. Located below the Hired Hand, you'll find an intimate space for dining, cocktails or live music. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A wonderful steakhouse style restaurant with a menu that delivers year after year. Each order comes with frites or mashed potatoes, which are a local favorite and such a treat. Very enjoyable restaurant for a bit of an upscale but quiet vibe.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“What a place, it is a drive from Stowe, but if you are visiting Shelburne Farms, which you should, put this on your list. I absolutely love this little gem. Run by a French family, authentic wood fired bakery, it is a true delight. They are serving dinner, but make sure you check their schedule, they have odd hours. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Mountain
“Snake Mountain is one of Vermont's best peaks, thanks to standing alone high above the Champlain Valley. You'll get plenty of reward for a modest day's work in the form of exceptional views.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great coffee & sandwiches - we recommend the turkey bacon swiss on maple oat!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Museum
“Open seasonally, fantastic historical information relating to the history of Lake Champlain, the most important waterway in US history.”
  • 14 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Good local food and the upstairs bar is a cool hangout. Be sure to check it out!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Wonderful little brew pub serving a fine selection of beer and good eats (also pizza).”
  • 9 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“Lovely local store with a nice selection of clothing for men, woman and children.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food
“See and learn about America's first breed in a gorgeous Victorian horse farm.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Nice little walk to the point from the parking area. You can also put in the kayak here and paddle around Button Bay. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
History Museum
“Key to the Underground Railway and home of Rowland Robinson, local author and illustrator for Forest and Stream in the 1860s”
  • 6 locals recommend
Opera House
“Historic art deco theatre. Catch a play or concert if one if playing during your stay.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Home Goods Store
“Great shop in Vergennes that has lovely home goods, kitchen, and clothing. The owner has a nice selection of worldly tastes - Finnish design, VT things, and nice linens. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Food
“They work hard to create luscious and delightful chocolates every day. The chocolates are all made in small batches, hand cut and dipped. Made from organic ingredients as much as possible”
  • 4 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Burgers, fried seafood baskets. Famous for their soft-serve ice cream, known as "creemees" here in VT. Word of warning - unless you have a huge appetite and a steady hand, don't order any creemee larger than a medium!”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“A wonderful steakhouse style restaurant with a menu that delivers year after year. Each order comes with frites or mashed potatoes, which are a local favorite and such a treat. Very enjoyable restaurant for a bit of an upscale but quiet vibe.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“What a place, it is a drive from Stowe, but if you are visiting Shelburne Farms, which you should, put this on your list. I absolutely love this little gem. Run by a French family, authentic wood fired bakery, it is a true delight. They are serving dinner, but make sure you check their schedule, they have odd hours. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great coffee & sandwiches - we recommend the turkey bacon swiss on maple oat!”
  • 15 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Good local food and the upstairs bar is a cool hangout. Be sure to check it out!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Wonderful little brew pub serving a fine selection of beer and good eats (also pizza).”
  • 9 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Burgers, fried seafood baskets. Famous for their soft-serve ice cream, known as "creemees" here in VT. Word of warning - unless you have a huge appetite and a steady hand, don't order any creemee larger than a medium!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Close proximity to the cottage, offers full bar, lunch and dinner options. If you're here over a weekend join them for a local band or DJ. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

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