We stumbled upon Manchester, Vermont by accident. As we mapped out our road trip through Vermont and New Hampshire, we discovered that there was a Vineyard Vines Outlet on the way to the Green Mountains. We decided to take the short detour in order to take advantage of decent restrooms and grab a bite to eat, with hopes of procuring a few new VV pieces at discounted prices (which we did, duh). We expected a commercialized exit with chain resturants and gas stations. As we neared the small town surrounded by mountains, we started passing old, charming homes with lush landscaping and quaint details. Hannah's eyes grew bigger and I noticed her nose nearly pressed against the window gawking at the "quaintness." This town took us by surprise, and may be the cutest small town we have ever visited. Pictures do not do it justice.
WHAT TO DO :
1. Take a Stroll Downtown
See the pretty houses, shop the shops, eat the food. Be overwhelmed with happiness.
2. Go Shopping
This was the most unique outlet center we've ever encountered. Each outlet shop was in an old, refinished home. Incredibly cool experience with great deals on designer brands. Make sure to stop by the Vineyard Vines outlet (one of about a dozen in America). It's one of our favorite places to acquire a few new, quality things at lower than expected prices.
3. Hike the Green Mountains
This hike, located just 2 miles from downtown, is a nearly straight incline to the top (about an hour 15 minutes one way). That said, the views from the top, which would be easy to miss...(look for sign for Prospect Rock to the right) is more than worth it.
WHERE TO EAT :
Zoey's Deli. The LARGEST, and more spectacular chicken salad sandwich I've ever had. The baked potato skin chips were also A +++.
After a visit, even for a day, you might be let to ask yourself: can a place really be this picturesque? Yes, indeed, in Vermont. We wish we could easily make our way back to this serene Green Mountain town!
Stop by next to see another fashion post by Hannah! Thanks for stopping in,
Ty + Han