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Five Planning Resources for a Future Vermont Trip

The new year feels like a blank slate, an opportunity to pause, reflect and imagine what’s to come. Many 2020 travel plans fell through as states responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, but studies show that planning for future travel makes people happier and gives them something to look forward to. While traveling to Vermont still requires quarantine, planning your next trip to the Green Mountains can give you something to think about as travel guidance evolves in the weeks and months ahead.  Find new inspiration by checking out our trip ideas and reading a story from Vermont. Here are five ways help you plan that long-awaited trip when the time is right.


1) Plan to Stay and Play  

We reimagined our Stay and Play Directory this year, making it easier than ever for you to find unique Vermont lodging, world-class dining and bountiful outdoor recreation. Explore attractions like museums, lake cruises and galleries, and filter to find family-friendly activities, pet-friendly lodging, unique experiences like farm stays, and travel resources such as welcome centers.


2) Get Your Free Vacation Guide  

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce offers trip planning resources and publishes a Vermont Vacation Guide that connects travelers with the inspiration and updates on lodging properties, attractions and newcomers to the Vermont tourism scene. While you wait for travel, order your free Vermont Vacation Guide or check out past issues online and pass the time daydreaming about the adventures to come.

Vermont Vacation Guide Winter 2020


3) Dig In to Vermont  

As you plan your trip, explore Dig In Vermont for a guide to all things craft food and beverage statewide. Find tasting events, must-sample spots, restaurants, farmers markets and pick-your-own farms to give you a taste of Vermont while you plan.

Apples in wooden boxes


4) Regional Tourism Information  

If you’re already dreaming about exploring a specific region or town, tracking down planning resources and inspiration specific to that area can be a huge help. Start by checking out resources on Vermont’s historic downtowns and regions.  

Downtown Montpelier Vermont in the middle of Winter


5) Get Social With Us  

As you look forward to a future trip to Vermont, be sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube so you don’t miss any happenings or beautiful photos and videos from around the state. Our monthly email newsletters also contain lots of trip inspiration.