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Things to do in Manchester

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.
History Museum
“A beautiful house and grounds steeped in history. Before air conditioning, Manchester in the Mountains was a popular destination for those wanting to escape the heat of big cities. This house is a fine example of homes from that period.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Located about a half hour from Ludlow, Manchester Designer Outlets provides a unique outlet mall shopping experience tht you can only find in the mountains of Vermont. If you enjoy shopping you must check out this experience!”
  • 44 locals recommend
Book Store
“I adore this bookstore- I could stay in it for hours. It's magical place for any age. The kids section is truly dreamy and kids will be content staying there for a long while. "We are a large (10,000 square feet) general bookstore with a large floor devoted to Children. We have tried to create a store that fosters browsing and discovery. We can, of course, get any book in print, but we believe in the joy of serendipity and have laid out the store to enhance this experience. Beyond the best in books, we offer a full line of stationery, magazines, cards, calendars, local and VT foods and many fine gifts from clothing to jewelry. In addition, the popular Spiral Press Cafe is attached to the store so there is no need to leave the building for coffee or baked goods or lunch."”
  • 56 locals recommend
Church
“Manchester center is full of a variety of different outlets including Orvis, Orvis Outlet store, Gap, Northshire Bookstore, EMS, J. Crew, Georgio Armani, Tumi, Kate Spade, PacSun, Michael Kors, Eddie Bauer, Coach and many many more. For more information about the shopping opportunities in Manchester, visit their website!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Wonderful outdoor sculpture park on scenic grounds, plus vibrant gallery shows in the indoor buildings. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Offering creative VT-style breakfast to the Manchester community for generations. Vermont brunch is a must while you are visiting. Be sure to get there early on the weekends!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Everything you need to do your grocery shopping right in the heart of Manchester, about 15 mins away.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Pub
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“Inside Mulligan's you can choose to sit in a classic dining room or in the bar area to catch a game! There is a well-priced kid's menu with classic options that are sure to please everyone. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This restaurant has some of the best Thai food we've ever had. It's a little more on the grown up end, but we do see young families there from time to time.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“You will love to take your time and look at the wonderful items they have. Pet friendly so bring your fur babies. too.”
  • 13 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Intimate atmosphere, good wine selection wonderful service and food. Yummy”
  • 12 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Night Club
“This is a great place to enjoy a special meal, or just some appetizers and drinks at the bar. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“ Shopping, The list of outlet stores is too expansive to detail here. Everything from the flagship Orvis fly fishing store to Armani. Something for everybody and a nice break from the mountain.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Our small local movie theater has only two screens but keeps up on all the latest releases. Enjoy their hot popcorn or a cup of tea.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Everything you need to do your grocery shopping right in the heart of Manchester, about 15 minutes away.”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Offering creative VT-style breakfast to the Manchester community for generations. Vermont brunch is a must while you are visiting. Be sure to get there early on the weekends!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Pub
“Inside Mulligan's you can choose to sit in a classic dining room or in the bar area to catch a game! There is a well-priced kid's menu with classic options that are sure to please everyone. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This restaurant has some of the best Thai food we've ever had. It's a little more on the grown up end, but we do see young families there from time to time.”
  • 17 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Intimate atmosphere, good wine selection wonderful service and food. Yummy”
  • 12 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Night Club
“This is a great place to enjoy a special meal, or just some appetizers and drinks at the bar. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Gringo Jacks is a great place to get southwestern food. In the summer you can sit on their outside patio which is also dog friendly. I highly recommend the guacamole and their house margaritas! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Locally owned, offers different menu as the seasons change. Nice local craft beers.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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