There are so many things to love about Brattleboro that there is no way to get it all in on one visit.
Below we offer suggested itineraries to get you started. You can do them in a half-day, full-day, or weekend. And while we’ve divided them up by lifestyle, some of the best trips are a mash up. Brattleboro’s offerings are as interesting and complex as you are!
We are confident that you can find tons of other amazing things that are not listed here by just walking around. Other great resources are the Downtown Brattleboro Alliance and the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce.
Heart-achingly picturesque Brattleboro VT is home to over 1000 arts and cultural events in a typical year, so you can’t help but fall in love with the town again and again. Brattleboro has day, stay, and play offerings as interesting and complex as you are. Below, check out just one day’s worth of arts-intensive activities.
When you enter the space around Brattleboro you can’t help but feel the healing energy as the American and African tectonic plates converge in the middle of the Connecticut River with the confluence of the West River. (The traditional name for the West River is Wantastiqet – meaning a place where things are lost, and a place where things are found.) The air is so clean here that you can pick out individual scents of trees, wildflowers, rocks, and the water. And the light is stop-in-your-tracks delicious. This place call to you to slow down and take care of your person, breathe in the power of reflection, strength, and love. Here are just a few places for you to indulge in your good health.
Setu for a health and wellness retreat package, or book their AirBNB space.
Let’s face it, food always tastes better after a jaunt into the outdoors. Brattleboro has the perfect combination of stunning outdoor locations and activities for folks at every level, and amazing food created by local artisans to feed the hunger that follows, or niggles along the way. This itinerary is intended for folks who want to embrace the water or landscape, stop to smell the sustenance – or do both at the same time.
Brattleboro has a number of charming inns and hotels. Stay right downtown at The Inn on Putney Road or The One Cat Bed and Breakfast.
Vermont is home to hundreds of local craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries, many located right here in Brattleboro. Don’t miss your chance to taste some of the finest beverages around. Have a flight and sample all the different tastes. From IPAs to bourbon to wines of all kinds, Brattleboro has it all.
Latchis Hotel “Dinner & A Movie” package, or explore AirBNB stays for unique Brattleboro properties like this Charming Studio in 19th Century Church.
Since its earliest days, craft has been essential to survival in Wantastegok/Brattleboro VT and today its craft has become a way of life. Brattleboro has offerings that will keep the hand and mind busy and the senses enlivened as you explore the craft traditions that enrich our lives. Below, check out just one day’s worth of sensory activities as you sample craft culture at its finest.
Bordering the Connecticut River, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, Brattleboro is easy to get to from New York City, Hartford, Boston, and Burlington, making it a perfect choice for a road-trip vacation.
Brattleboro is also accessible via Amtrak, with a station located in the heart of downtown Brattleboro, as well as from nearby airports including Bradley (Hartford) International Airport (74 miles), Albany International Airport (80 miles) and Boston-Logan Airport (117 miles).