National Virtual Vacation Day

March 30 is National Virtual Vacation Day, and while virtual anything may feel like a far cry from a vacation these days, we all know planning your next trip can inspire hope and give you something to look forward to. 

Get a taste of Vermont with our resources for a virtual mini-vacation, and use them as a jumping-off point to plan an in person trip this summer. For the full rundown of virtual Vermont activities, head to this page.

For Museum Lovers
Vermont’s museums are one-of-a-kind, from an outdoor museum featuring a real ship on land to an in-depth exploration of Lake Champlain. Many of our museums are offering virtual exhibits. The ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain offers Echo at Home for all ages, and kid-focused Montshire Museum addresses little ones’ science, nature and exploration questions with Montshire at Home. St. Johnsbury’s Fairbanks Museum offers a virtual classroom that addresses a range of topics from the natural world to weather to the solar system. Those captivated by Shelburne Museum’s larger-than-life explorations of Vermont history can find it online, diving into arts and culture from home.

For Foodies
Vermont’s world-class, locally grown and produced food is sure to satisfy. If you can’t visit in person, plenty of our staples are available for shipment, including fresh Vermont maple syrup and cheese. Explore Mad River Taste Place to access local meats and other Vermont farm-to-doorstep delights. Vermont Country Store ships all kinds of made-in-Vermont snacks.

For Arts Lovers
Explore Bennington Museum’s virtual exhibits and spend time taking in the Vermont Arts Council’s featured work for 2021’s I Am A Vermonter series, focusing on work by Vermonters of color. Vermont artists’ work is virtually displayed at the Highland Center for the Arts, where it lines the walls of the Greensboro performing arts venue. The Vermont Curators Group offers virtual tours of Vermont museums and galleries. For those in need of a laugh, the Vermont Comedy Club offers virtual programming and lessons, not to mention their hilarious partnership with us – “Little State, Big Laughs.”