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Things to do in Bristol

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
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“Great bar/bistro atmosphere and good food and brews...cozy and always bustling! ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Nature
“A co-operatively run mountain with nearly all natural snow, and one of the only single chairs left in the world. The skiing here is rugged, challenging, and downright rewarding. The old school lifts means there is still plenty of snow on the trails and the lodge feels like you're hanging out with your friends from a bygone era. General Stark's Lodge often has great local music and the food and beer are so reasonably priced, you may stay longer than you intended.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Find everything from groceries to natural foods, also has a VT State liquor store inside.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Easy going and friendly place to grab breakfast or coffee. Sit outside during good weather.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Food
“Cozy, great selection of drinks to go, gifts and cozy communal seating at a big table...”
  • 13 locals recommend
Food
“Small but mighty. Lots of good beer swag in this place. And if you are hungry, pop in next door to the Grapevine Grill for a groovy sandwich or Nancy's famous crab cakes.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Check out Lowell Thompson playing there every Tuesday evening. Great music to accompany their Taco Tuesday menu. Lowell is a legend in the local music scene and to catch him on such a small stage is quite a stroke of luck.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Longtime Bristol favorite. Eat in or take out pizza, subs, salads and daily specials. About 10 miles to Bristol.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“Hands down one of the most beautiful and accessible swimming holes in the state. Refreshing in the summer and a gorgeous site all year round. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Ummmmm..... it’s Mad River Glen!! One of the most beautiful places in earth! Historic Single Chair rides weekends in October :)”
  • 6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Good hike for all, a little challenging as you get near the top but the views are definitely worth it. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bakery
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  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 2 locals recommend
Nature
“This is a lovely two hour out-and-back hike on the long trail south from Lincoln gap. Great view! Great hike for the family.
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  • 6 locals recommend
Store
“Beautiful one of a kind beeswax candles. Plus so much more cool gifts and curious finds. Oh and it's in the quaint little village of Bristol just 18 mins away. If you are here for the 4th of July, don't miss the Outhouse Races and parade.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Store
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Great bar/bistro atmosphere and good food and brews...cozy and always bustling! ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bar
“Check out Lowell Thompson playing there every Tuesday evening. Great music to accompany their Taco Tuesday menu. Lowell is a legend in the local music scene and to catch him on such a small stage is quite a stroke of luck.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Longtime Bristol favorite. Eat in or take out pizza, subs, salads and daily specials. About 10 miles to Bristol.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Diner
“They serve B,L,D and have great specials and komboucha and beer on tap. A bit less pricey than Bobcat. Tuesday night trivia is fun! They have a wicked G.F. reuben.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“Locally owned and operated,delicious food made with local ingredients. Reservations suggested”
  • 7 locals recommend
Lodging
“Mary’s is a bit more pricey but also serves farm-to-table cuisine, including produce grown right there. Their signature cream of garlic soup is to die for! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a budget friendly, family friendly, local hangout with comfort food. The service is fairly quick. Kids get crayons and coloring pages. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you catch Tandem in one of its pop-up events you are SO LUCKY!! My sister makes her gourmet jams, marmalade’s and preserves there (V Smiley Preserves) and so does Savouré Sodas. Foodie alert!”
  • 3 locals recommend

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