If you live in Manhattan or elsewhere in New York and need to escape the crowds and concrete this weekend, grab a copy of Rebecca Dalzell's latest article in NY Magazine and head 3 hours north of the City on I-91 to quirky Brattleboro, Vermont.
Rebecca's done all the research for your last minute get-away, outlining the Where to Stay, Where to Eat and What to Do. She's even included some insider secrets on Southern Vermont's best swimming holes, antique stores and Farmer's markets.
If that's not enough to get you up here, I'll throw in a couple bonus ideas to whet your appetite:
- Breakfast of all natural super-cinnamon bagels and organic fair trade coffee from The Works Bakery Cafe
- Fresh noodle bowls and local strawberry rhubarb or pear pies for lunch at the Vietnamese Humble Kitchen
- Outdoor waterfront Happy Hour cocktails or local brews at The Marina, where locals hang out for the best sunsets in town.
So, what are you waiting for? Vermont's laid back, artsy town of Brattleboro is ready to welcome you for a weekend of unwinding in the foothills of the Green Mountains. Hurry up and get here so you can relax.
Peggy Farabaugh, co-founder of Vermont Woods Studios Fine Furniture lives and works in Vernon, Vermont- what we like to call a suburb of Brattleboro, and another place of quiet respite from the city life.