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Best things to do in Colchester

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Thai Restaurant
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“About 15 tables, no reservations. Plan to hang out for a bit for a totally worth-the-wait table.”
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Bar
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“The food here isn't your typical menu. Eclectic, local, fresh and delicious. Locals favorite.”
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Beach
“Great Beach! Awesome views of the Burlington Waterfront and Lake Champlain! Terrific sunsets over the Adirondacks! ”
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American Restaurant
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“They have an excellent shaved salad & a selection of interesting cocktails. At around 10:00 the music volume goes up and it becomes more loungy”
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Café
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“One of my favorite places for breakfast. If you like eggs Benedict, this is the place. Laid back vibes with good portions.”
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Route
“The Burlington bike path stretches for miles and miles along the waterfont. With beautiful views of Lake Champlain, it is a perfect place to walk, jog, or bike”
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Bar
“Since May of 2013, we have quickly become a craft beer and comfort food destination. Whether you drop by for a pint of the freshest IPA Vermont can offer or any one of our rotating seasonal snacks or entrees, we look forward to seeing you soon!”
24local recommendations
Café
“A nice place for coffee drinks, people watching and baked goods. Plus, try their delicious homemade ice cream! - 10 min walk from River House”
20local recommendations
Grocery or Supermarket
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“A bit further drive than Hannafords or Price Chopper - this Shaws is our pick for routine grocery shopping. Extensive selection of everything you might need to prepare delicious meals on the lake.”
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Food
“Four Quarters embodies the cycle of life, the journey that each ingredient makes on its way to your glass. A seed, carefully planted and nurtured, growing with the energy of the sun, Earth, wind, and rain. The fruits harvested, later release their seeds, and the cycle of life starts again. When Four Quarters creates new beers, it’s celebrating the Earth and everything that grows within. Their logo shows the moon phases, which encapsulates this cycle, present in every living thing. The hope is that by thoughtfully crafting each and every beer with this cycle in mind, as well as the purpose of every ingredient used, the brewery can pass to its drinkers not just a glass of delicious brew, but its passion, its love, and its thankfulness for all things in the natural world.”
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Cinema
“You must go to the Drive In when you are in town. One of the best attractions in the entire state! A great family event!”
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Café
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“Pho, spring rolls & other Vietnamese classics served in a tiny, casual space with sidewalk seating.”
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Off-Licence
“The heaven of all beer, wine, and cider stores! We recommend Shacksbury cider.”
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Grocery or Supermarket
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“Only a short distance up North Avenue, along with other shops and cafe's. ”
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Restaurant
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“The best gourmet mac-n-cheese selection anywhere! Excellent weekend brunch as well. "Twisted Comfort Food"”
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Food
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“Live music in the vineyard every Thursday night in the summer- pack a picnic (or get it there at one of the food trucks) and buy a bottle of wine.”
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