How Best to Plan your Vermont Summer Vacation

New England is an incredible place to visit in the summer, Vermont in particular. With daytime temperatures hovering around 80 and evening temperatures in the 50s, you’ll find a Vermont summer vacation is the perfect place to enjoy sunny days yet still sleep with the windows open to enjoy the cool night air.

Where to Stay?

Vermont has three regions, all incredible in their own right. We may be a little biased, but the Central Region has it all, from opportunities to ski in the winter months and hike/bike in the summer, to fun festivals, restaurants, shopping and more. Specifically, Killington has attracted nature lovers year-round for decades. Many travelers may believe winter is the only time to visit Vermont, when there is ample snowfall and skiing is the main attraction. But summer offers many opportunities for recreation, as well!

Outdoor activities during your Vermont summer vacation

The Green Mountain State is often called “the healthiest state,” and for good reason. Our parks, wide open spaces, mountains, rivers and scenic backroads are the perfect places for outdoor activities. Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, fishing or golfing, Vermont will have what you are looking for.

Here in Killington, hiking is very popular, as both the Appalachian Trail and the Long Trail run through the area.

Summer is cycling season in Vermont, so don’t be surprised to see a bevy of cyclists out cruising the roadways or taking it off-road on mountain trails. If you’re really into cycling, you may want to check out this blog about 9 Places to Go Mountain Biking in Vermont.

Experience Local Arts and Heritage

When you travel to a different part of the country or the world for that matter, it’s important to try to learn something about the area. And the best way to learn something is to experience it. Visit our plentiful art galleries and museums, take in a concert or other performance, and be sure to visit a historic site or two.

Refuel After a Fun Day

For many of us, dining is one of the many “activities” we look forward to while on vacation. There’s something about trying new restaurants and simply being in a different surroundings that make a meal out so delicious. Not to mention, it’s fun to try regional specialties, particularly at farm-to-table establishments. The Killington area has a bevy of wonderful restaurants to try.

Don’t Forget to Relax on your Vermont Summer Vacation

One of the reasons you are planning a vacation is to get away from it all. So, don’t over-plan your time off. Make sure to leave a day or two to just relax and recharge. Whether you choose to relax with a spa day or by simply lounging in the hammock on the porch at your vacation rental, there are plenty of options and the choice is up to you.

Download our Vacation Guide

For additional tips and insider information on the Killington, VT area, download our Free Vacation Guide! This guide contains the top things to, places to go, and more! As you’re planning your trip, be sure to peruse the vacation rentals offered by GetAway Vacations. Visit our website for more information about our extensive list of vacation properties and homes to meet every budget, size and need, and to check availability.

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