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Discover Vermont for a Lovely Vacation Amid Magnificent Attractions

Located in the northeastern part of the USA, just a few hours’ drive north of New York City, Vermont is a popular weekend getaway destination for many vacationers. From parks and museums, to thrilling activities including skiing and canopy tours, a vacation here offers what you need to find some relaxation.

City Breaks in Vermont: Top Accommodations

Cottage Newport
Jun 29 - Jul 6
$200 per night
Cottage ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Nice Cottage in Newport with Grill & Patio

4.9
Outstanding (53 ratings)
Newport, Orleans County, Vermont
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House North Hero
Jul 6 - Jul 13
$425 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Vacation Home in North Hero with Yard, Grill & Patio + Lake View

5.0
Outstanding (10 ratings)
North Hero, Grand Isle County, Vermont
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Cottage Swanton
Jan 4 - Jan 11
$200 per night
Cottage ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Large Cottage in Swanton with Patio, Grill & Pool

5.0
Outstanding (82 ratings)
Swanton, Franklin County, Vermont
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The Best Weekend Getaway Destinations in Vermont

The Best Weekend Getaway Destinations in Vermont

Vermont is a year-round adventure destination with some must-visit attractions. Whether you're seeking romance or just outdoor adventures, the choices are hard to beat. Here's some of the state's highly recommended getaway attractions for you and your family.

  • 1. Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks

    In the heart of authentic maple syrup country, learn about tapping and processing methods, and the delivery of sweet treats. Pop into the outdoor farm museum and browse the antiques and whimsical sculptures.

  • 2. Lake Champlain Chocolates

    Visit this factory and immerse yourself in the aromas and sights of chocolates. Whether you explore the site on your own or take a guided tour, the experience always ends with a variety of delicious samples.

  • 3. Shelburne Museum

    This is a popular destination for its all-ages attractions. Marvel at exhibits like the paddlewheel steamboat Ticonderoga, a crucial means of local transportation in the 19th century. It boasts 150,000 art pieces in its 25 historic buildings.

  • 4. Killington Peak

    Visit this stunning mountain area for seasonal delights such as its fireworks display of autumn foliage, and snowcapped peaks in winter. If you’re here during the warmer months, complement your excursion with activities like hiking and golfing.

  • 5. Ben & Jerry’s Factory Tours

    You're in for a delicious trip back in time at this legendary ice cream maker. Check out the Flavor Graveyard, honoring both famous and infamous retired flavors like Rainforest Crunch and Wavy Gravy.

Best Places to Stay for City Breaks in Vermont

House Plymouth
Apr 13 - Apr 20
-44%
$346
$194 per night
House ∙ 9 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Plymouth with Hot Tub, Patio & Grill

4.7
Excellent (20 ratings)
Plymouth, Windsor County, Vermont
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Cottage Bridport
Apr 14 - Apr 21
-53%
$369
$174 per night
Cottage ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Nice Cottage in Bridport with Grill & Patio + Lake Views

4.7
Excellent (21 ratings)
Bridport, Addison County, Vermont
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House North Hero
Jul 6 - Jul 13
$425 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Vacation Home in North Hero with Yard, Grill & Patio + Lake View

5.0
Outstanding (10 ratings)
North Hero, Grand Isle County, Vermont
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Things to Do During Your Weekend Getaway in Vermont

Things to Do During Your Weekend Getaway in Vermont

Vermont has loads of things to do without having to spend big bucks. There's plenty of sights and activities throughout this beautiful state. Here's our recommended things to do for a fulfilling weekend getaway in Vermont.

  • 1. Hiking

    Vermont boasts America's oldest long-distance hiking trail, the Long Trail. Enjoy segments of the trail, and many others that reach the region's over 40 summits. There's also parks with numerous trails that include diverse geological formations.

  • 2. Sunset Viewing

    With geography featuring peaks, ridges, and mountain ranges, Vermont has a setup for some of the most dazzling sunsets you’ll ever see. Lake Champlain, at the northern border of Vermont and New York, is home to some of these marvelous sunset views.

  • 3. Birding

    The Green Mountain State offers some of the best birding adventures for an area of its smaller size. The extensive bird list is thanks to its mix of forests, wetlands, and lakes. A trip to the areas along the Connecticut River provides one of these rewarding birding experiences.

  • 4. Watersports

    With its combination of rivers and lakes, Vermont is an ideal destination for thrilling watersports such as kayaking and canoeing. White water courses provide added adventure. No matter your experience level, experts are available to lead you on guided tours.

  • 5. Biking

    From family-friendly single-track and long-distance road rides to downhill bike parks, there's routes for every rider. The best riding opportunities include Kingdom Trails, the LAMB Ride, Killington Bike Park, and the Catamount Biking Trail.

Recommended Accommodations for City Breaks in Vermont

House Chester
May 4 - May 11
-26%
$310
$230 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Chester with Wood-Burning Fireplace

4.9
Outstanding (58 ratings)
Chester, Windsor County, Vermont
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House Isle La Motte
Mar 2 - Mar 9
-49%
$664
$340 per night
House ∙ 12 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Isle La Motte with Grill, Yard & Patio

Isle La Motte, Grand Isle County, Vermont
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Farmhouse Shaftsbury
Apr 14 - Apr 21
$212 per night
Farmhouse ∙ 9 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Lovely Farm in Shaftsbury with Large Fireplace + Scenic Views

4.8
Outstanding (14 ratings)
Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vermont
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What to Pack for Your Weekend Getaway in Vermont

What to Pack for Your Weekend Getaway in Vermont

Vermont is a four-season destination, and what you bring will vary depending on when you plan to visit, and your activities. Check out the following tips on what to pack for your Vermont vacation.

  • 1. Shoes

    Water shoes or sandals are handy for light adventures such as short bike rides, nature walks, and whitewater rafting. Sturdy sneakers or light hiking boots are good for mountain hikes and coastal destinations. Include some flip-flops for your downtime.

  • 2. Clothes

    Keep it casual in Vermont. It's all about an outdoors vibe here. Pack some comfortable shorts, a variety of shirts and T-shirts, and versatile jeans and trousers to match with any top you're wearing.

  • 3. Rain Gear

    A light raincoat or an umbrella is ideal for rainy weather. For camping or hiking, pack a poncho, and bring extra cover to keep your tent dry. An all-weather backpack with an inbuilt rain cover will protect valuables such as your camera.

  • 4. Sunscreen and Bug Spray

    With numerous mountains and abundant tree cover, Vermont has its fair share of bugs. Carry eco-friendly sprays to prevent stings and bites. Apply sunscreen to protect your skin from sunburns, especially in summer.

  • 5. Water Bottle

    If you're out and about, don't forget an insulated water bottle. It'll keep your water cold and handy when you need it. You can focus on your adventure without worrying about staying hydrated.

Top Offers for City Breaks in Vermont

Cottage Newport
Mar 9 - Mar 16
$225 per night
Cottage ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Cottage in Newport with Grill, Yard & Patio

5.0
Outstanding (6 ratings)
Newport, Orleans County, Vermont
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Cottage Swanton
Jan 4 - Jan 11
$200 per night
Cottage ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Large Cottage in Swanton with Patio, Grill & Pool

5.0
Outstanding (82 ratings)
Swanton, Franklin County, Vermont
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House South Royalton
Feb 8 - Feb 15
$267 per night
House ∙ 15 guests ∙ 7 bedrooms

Vacation Home in South Royalton with Yard & Grill

5.0
Outstanding (10 ratings)
South Royalton, Royalton, Vermont
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Information about Weekend Getaway in Vermont

😎 Least busy month May
🥳 Busiest month January
🛏️ Popular home types House rental and Cabin
🌡️ Hottest months July and August
❄️ Coldest months 9 °F in February and January
🌧️ Rainiest months January and December

Frequently Asked Questions

How many vacation homes are available to book for a weekend getaway in Vermont?

You can find more than 14,599 accommodations for rent in Vermont with prices starting at $67 per night.

What types of vacation homes can I find for Weekend Getaway in Vermont?

We would suggest choosing from our selection of House rental and Cabin for Weekend Getaway in Vermont.

Weekend Getaway in Vermont: What is the cost of a stay?

The average cost for a rental in Vermont is usually between $388 and $704 per night.

Can I find a vacation home for a group of guests for Weekend Getaway in Vermont?

in Vermont, large groups should consider House rental since they can fit 9 guests.

What is the average nightly cost of a weekend getaway in Vermont?

The cost of a vacation rental in Vermont for the weekend can start from $67 and can go up to $704 per night.

Do many accommodations in Vermont include a pool?

Absolutely, over 37% accommodations in Vermont come with a pool.

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