Perfect 3 Day Winter Itinerary for Manchester, VT

January 2019

Perfect 3 Day Winter Itinerary for Manchester, Vermont

Wintertime can sometimes be a drag with the shorter days and cold temperatures but if you can’t beat them, join them. Taking a winter getaway to a winter destination helps put a positive spin on those winter time blues. We traded the craft beer runs for ski runs taking a long weekend to Vermont. Located near two ski resorts, Manchester also offers local award winning cuisine, trendy shopping, and activities for all seasons. Did I mention the food? The two dinners we had were exceptional! Love exploring New England – there is so much to offer! 

What is there to do?

  • Explore downtown – the town of Manchester is adorable and there are so many great shops including Northshire Bookstore that we spent hours in
  • Winter time – go skiing, snowboarding, or tubing
  • Summer time – go hiking
  • Shocking number of outlet shopping here so bring your wallets for discounted name brand stores

Where to eat?

  • Our two dinners were both fantastic – The Silver Fork is in town but is super small so you need to book here way in advance and SoLo Farm & Table is outside of town and worthy the drive (also needs reservations)
  • Each breakfast we had was perfect for the cold mornings – Litter Rooster Cafe, Bob’s Diner, and Up for Breakfast – you can’t go wrong with any of those choices

Here was our complete itinerary! As with most 3 day weekends, I like to travel on Thursday after work to get the most out of the three days at the destination.

Activity Food
Day 0 Evening Drive to Manchester
Day 1 Morning Ski at Stratton Mountain Bob’s Diner
Afternoon Ski Lodge
Evening The Crooked Ram The Silver Fork
Day 2 Morning Explore downtown Manchester

Northshire Bookstore

Outlet Stores

Up for Breakfast
Afternoon Cooper Grouse
Evening Meulemans’ Craft Draughts SoLo Farm & Table
Day 3 Morning Hildene Lincoln family home Litter Rooster Cafe
Afternoon Drive home

Read the full trip details here!

If you have been to Manchester before, let me know what I missed and what your favorites are!

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