Perfect 3 Day Winter Itinerary for Manchester, VT

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 is a 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.

Day 0Arrive
Day 1Breakfast at Bob’s Diner
Ski at Stratton Mountain
Relax at Ski Lodge or The Crooked Ram
Dinner at The Silver Fork
Day 2Breakfast at Up for Breakfast
Explore downtown Manchester
Northshire Bookstore
Afternoon at Cooper Grouseg
Outlet Stores
Beer Christmas at Meulemans’ Craft Draughts
Dinner at SoLo Farm & Table
Day 3Breakfast at Litter Rooster Cafe
Hildene Lincoln Family 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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