Vermont Begins Here


Downtown Bennington is everything you imagine Vermont to be, from the quintessential Main Street experience with over 40 shops, restaurants, and sidewalk cafés to a vibrant cultural scene with live equity theater, art galleries, museums, and Vermont’s largest downtown Wi-Fi network.

Downtown Bennington is home to four colleges, four B&Bs, Riverwalk, a professional co-working space, farmers market, and over 40 locally owned businesses including a bookshop, bakery, chocolate shop, barbershop, toy store, general store, antique stores, numerous spas and salons, Vermont’s largest arts supply store, coffee shops, men’s and women’s clothing stores, library, over a dozen restaurants, and more.

Bennington has preserved what most of America has sacrificed; a thriving community center with a rich history, stunning architecture, locally owned shops, and small town hospitality. Downtown Bennington’s Arts District is home to six galleries, two outdoor performance venues, live theater, and the soon-to-be-completed 336 Main Art Park.

Bennington is home to more than 25 events per year, with 15 of them taking place in downtown from March through December.

To learn more visit Bennington Downtown.

Vermont Brewery Challenge passport.

Brewery Challenge

Small state. Big beer. Vermont's brewers are making magic. The Vermont Brewers Association invites you to go on a tasting tour & discover for yourself.

Local walking and driving tours in Vermont.

Local Walking and Driving Tours

Explore Vermont along unhurried roadways and in pedestrian-friendly downtowns, where visitors are always warmly welcomed. Walking tours expose the layers of history to show how many Vermont towns have grown and prospered through the centuries.

Vermont Cheese-makers Brochure

Vermont Cheese Trail

The Vermont Cheese Council introduces you to more than 45 cheesemakers who produce over 150 varieties of small-batch, sheep, cow and goat specialty cheeses and have won literally scores of awards.