Brattleboro Vermont

Brattleboro Vermont is known for its thriving arts community. This community is celebrated on the first Friday of every month with a festival that is known as Gallery Walk. Local galleries, arts organizations, and artists open their doors to the public. Throughout the year, Brattleboro also plays host to an assortment of other artistic endeavors, such as theater companies, film festivals, and jazz concerts. These aren’t the only reasons to visit, however. Brattleboro Vermont is a charming slice of New England, set along the banks of the Connecticut River among rolling hills and mountains. The oldest town in Vermont, it is concise, full of shops and restaurants, and a joy to explore on foot. Visitors are also encouraged to explore the surrounding Connecticut River Valley area, which features a number of historic villages and is ideal for all kinds of recreational pursuits. Hiking and canoeing figure among the possible recreational activities in the summer, while winter offers the opportunity to enjoy such activities as skiing and snowshoeing.

Hotels Brattleboro VT

Hotels Brattleboro VT
Hotels Brattleboro VT

Brattleboro is very much the commercial hub of southeastern Vermont. Couple this with the town’s ability to attract tourists, and it is little wonder that there are so many Brattleboro hotels and motels to choose from. Among the best lodging bets in the area are such chain brand establishments as the Hampton Inn Brattleboro, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brattleboro (pictured), and the Brattleboro Super 8. For those who prefer something a little more unique, the Latchis Hotel, the Colonial Motel & Spa, and the Lamplighter Inn Motel are good places to start. Of course, being that this is New England, there are also bed and breakfasts to consider. Examples of Brattleboro B&Bs include the Forty Putney Road Bed and Breakfast, the 1868 Crosby House, the Green River Bridge House, and the Meadowlark Inn. For campers, the available campsites in and around Brattleboro include those that are found at the regional state parks. The closest of these parks to Brattleboro is Fort Dummer State Park. It can be found just outside of town and covers 217 scenic acres. Rounding out the Brattleboro lodging options are the area vacation rentals.

Brattleboro VT Restaurants

Finding a place to get something to eat or drink in Brattleboro Vermont isn’t difficult. The town boasts a good supply of bakeries, coffee shops, delicatessens, bars, and restaurants. In addition to being able to satisfy a range of tastes, the local drinking and dining establishments can satisfy a range of budgets. Worth keeping in mind is the fact that many Brattleboro hotels have restaurants and/or include breakfast in their rates. This can be very convenient for tourists. As a side note, Vermont is the nation’s capital of maple syrup. While in Brattleboro, be sure to ask for the real stuff if your breakfast includes waffles or pancakes.

Brattleboro Vermont Map

Brattleboro Vermont Map
Brattleboro Vermont Map

A Brattleboro map shows that the town is located in the southeast corner of Vermont along both the Connecticut River and Interstate 91. Just across the river is the state of New Hampshire, and only some 10 miles south of Brattleboro is the Massachusetts border. Considering all of this, it is understandable that Brattleboro is commonly referred to as the southeastern gateway to Vermont. Larger regional cities include Boston and Burlington. Boston is 105 miles southeast of Brattleboro, while Burlington is 148 miles to the northwest.

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