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08/23/2019
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Our New Favorite Restaurants in Killington

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To truly indulge in the full vacation experience, you need to try the local flavors. Killington offers a number of fantastic restaurants which serve up delicious eats. While we have our classic favorites, we continue to find additional restaurants that are a treat to dine at. Here are some of our newest favorite restaurants in Killington: iPie Pizzeria One of the best comfort foods to enjoy during any vacation getaway is your favorite pizza pie. iPie Pizzeria is available in Killington to serve up your new favorite slice along with

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07/23/2019
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Your Killington Labor Day Weekend Vacation

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Make sure to spend the last days of summer on an exciting getaway vacation to Killington Labor Day Weekend. The city is offering plenty of exciting events and activities during this time, making sure it will be your best weekend in Killington yet! KMBC Bike Bum Race Series Killington is hosting several recurring events over the summer season that continue throughout Labor Day Weekend. Get to Killington early to catch the KMBC Bike Bum Race Series taking place every Wednesday. This event is for mountain biking enthusiasts as they take

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02/1/2017
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What Is the Vermont Maple Festival?

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Did you know that the Vermont Maple Festival has been a staple in St. Albans, VT for more than 50 years? It’s held on the last weekend in April and features a wide range of events and attractions dedicated to – you guessed it – maple syrup. Pure Vermont Maple Syrup is a hot commodity across the country, and the three-day Maple Festival is the perfect place to try it! Here are some things you should know before you go. Learn more about the Vermont Maple Festival when you download

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12/22/2016
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3 of the Best Reasons to Visit Long Trail Brewing Co. in Vermont

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Since the first batch of Long Trail Ale came off the line in 1989, Long Trail Brewing Co. in Bridgewater Corners, VT, has blazed the trail for Vermont’s booming craft beer industry. Named after the 272-mile Long Trail hiking route, this state-of-the-art facility features a unique design and comfortable atmosphere that pairs perfectly with their handcrafted beer. And it’s just a 15-minute drive from GetAway Vacations! If you’re in the area, a trip to this award-winning brewery is a must. Here are some of the things you’ll find at Long Trail Brewing

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11/10/2016
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6 of the Best Spas in Vermont

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Are you in need of a relaxing spa getaway? Plan a trip to Killington, Vermont! This laid-back mountain town is home to a variety of health centers, salons, and day spas that will ease your body and mind. You can spend the day tearing up the ski slopes, then enjoy a therapeutic massage or detoxifying facial. Here are some of our favorite places to go for a little R&R. Find out more about spas in Vermont when you download our free vacation guide. It’s full of information on the best things to

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07/7/2016
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What Is the Vermont Wine and Harvest Festival?

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The 2016 Vermont Wine and Harvest Festival is coming up this fall, and people all over the Green Mountain State are getting excited! Each year, the festival attracts winemakers from over a dozen Vermont wineries as well as several spirits distillers and arts and crafts vendors. Over the course of one weekend, guests can enjoy a wide variety of events including tastings, dinners, wine parties, live entertainment, and much more! If you’re a fan of all things vino, book your stay with GetAway Vacations and check out the annual Vermont

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06/21/2016
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3 of the Best Things to See at the Chaffee Art Center

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Situated in a historic 1892 Queen Anne victorian mansion, the Chaffee Art Center in Rutland, Vermont is just as beautiful as the artwork within it. The building features machine cut marble blocks, gothic windows, and a three-story tower, and its gallery offers a variety of spectacular pieces made by local Rutland artists. Just a quick 15-minute drive from GetAway Vacations, guests can spend an afternoon exploring the gallery, taking art classes, attending events, and more! Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy the Chaffee Art Center. Take a

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05/5/2016
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Where Can I Find the Best Vermont Concerts?

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Nothing says summer like sitting on a blanket in the grass and enjoying some great food, cold drinks, and live music on a warm day. This is especially true in Vermont, where a wide variety of festivals, concerts, and events take place virtually every weekend in the summertime. If you’re planning a trip to the Green Mountain State this summer, book your stay with GetAway Vacations and get your tickets for one of these incredible Vermont concerts! The Top 4 Upcoming Vermont Concerts 1. Cooler in the Mountains Concert Series

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04/9/2016
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How to Explore the Appalachian Trail in Vermont

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Winding from the snow-capped peaks of Maine to the blue mountains of Georgia, the Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world, with over 150 miles of trails located inside the state of Vermont. Ranging from easy to challenging, these trails are characterized by Vermont’s dense, green forests and even coincide with sections of the Long Trail in Vermont, which was the first long-distance hiking trail in the United States. Just an hour away from GetAway Vacations, a trip to the Appalachian Trail in Vermont is a must

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02/29/2016
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How to Plan the Best Weekend Getaways Near Boston

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Founded in 1630, the historic waterfront town of Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the oldest cities in the country. As the bustling capital of the state, Boston features world-renowned hospitals, cultural organizations, and sports teams and is home to over 600,000 residents. Many flock to the area for career opportunities in finance, healthcare, and education, and to experience the heart-pumping hustle of city life. But the daily stress and demands can be exhausting, and after an especially long work week, there’s nothing better than a peaceful retreat away from all

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02/22/2016
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5 of the Best Places to Visit in Vermont in Spring

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As winter releases its bitter grip, locals and visitors alike welcome the anticipated arrival of spring in Vermont. The quaint, country towns begin to thaw, and bright green leaves cover the trees. The average daytime temperature is a mild 61 degrees, and impromptu rain showers occur frequently during the wet months of April and May. The warm weather also brings tons of activities for guests to enjoy, from exciting festivals and events to exploration and outdoor recreation. No matter where the day takes you, we guarantee that your vacation in Vermont

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01/19/2016
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Vermont Maple Syrup is One of the Best in the World

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Perfect on a heaping stack of pancakes, drizzled over fluffy waffles, or as a sweetener in pies and porridge, maple syrup is a beloved breakfast and dessert staple here in the United States. With more than 1,500 sugarhouses that produce over 1.3 million gallons of syrup each year, Vermont is the nation’s leading producer of this sweet treat. In addition to its delicious taste, the Vermont maple syrup contains healthy minerals like calcium, manganese, and potassium and is a natural source of beneficial antioxidants. These antioxidants have been shown to help

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