Guidebook for Essex

Amy
Guidebook for Essex

Sightseeing

yummy free samples and wonderful products for family and gifts
84 Einheimische empfehlen
Cold Hollow Cider Mill
3600 Waterbury Stowe Road
84 Einheimische empfehlen
yummy free samples and wonderful products for family and gifts
Incredible variety of cheeses to taste and many local products. Wine tasting from local orchards too!
36 Einheimische empfehlen
Cabot Farmers' Store - Waterbury
2657 Waterbury Stowe Road
36 Einheimische empfehlen
Incredible variety of cheeses to taste and many local products. Wine tasting from local orchards too!
Educational and fun! Learn how ice cream is made as well as the history behind Ben and Jerry's success. In nice weather, visit the flavor graveyard.
64 Einheimische empfehlen
Ben & Jerry's Factory
64 Einheimische empfehlen
Educational and fun! Learn how ice cream is made as well as the history behind Ben and Jerry's success. In nice weather, visit the flavor graveyard.
Scenic along island tour. Stop for a swim, picnic, or take pictures. Bathrooms are seasonal.
10 Einheimische empfehlen
Sand Bar State Park
1215 U.S. 2
10 Einheimische empfehlen
Scenic along island tour. Stop for a swim, picnic, or take pictures. Bathrooms are seasonal.
Wonderful historic museum of VT buildings, artifacts, paintings, quilts, toys, carriages, trains, furniture, decoys, and more. Ticket is usually good for 2 days. Some walking involved.
41 Einheimische empfehlen
Shelburne Museum
41 Einheimische empfehlen
Wonderful historic museum of VT buildings, artifacts, paintings, quilts, toys, carriages, trains, furniture, decoys, and more. Ticket is usually good for 2 days. Some walking involved.
scenic stop on an island tour. wine tasting, wine for sale, lunch available, summer concerts on thurs eve.
22 Einheimische empfehlen
Snow Farm Vineyard & Winery
190 West Shore Road
22 Einheimische empfehlen
scenic stop on an island tour. wine tasting, wine for sale, lunch available, summer concerts on thurs eve.

Drinks & Nightlife

Great selection of beer, but the best thing is blues night on Thursday eve.
On Tap Bar & Grill
4 Park St
Great selection of beer, but the best thing is blues night on Thursday eve.
Incredible sunset, live music, waterfront location! Seasonal.
Breakwater Café & Grill
1 King Street
Incredible sunset, live music, waterfront location! Seasonal.
Colorful umbrellas and tables right outside on the docks. great for sunsets.
25 Einheimische empfehlen
Splash At the Boathouse
0 College Street
25 Einheimische empfehlen
Colorful umbrellas and tables right outside on the docks. great for sunsets.
famous for loaded fries and great dance music
34 Einheimische empfehlen
Nectar's
188 Main Street
34 Einheimische empfehlen
famous for loaded fries and great dance music
drinks and great music, accessible on church st
15 Einheimische empfehlen
Red Square
136 Church Street
15 Einheimische empfehlen
drinks and great music, accessible on church st

Food Scene

Great french food and wine facing the Church St. marketplace often with small music ensembles.
68 Einheimische empfehlen
Leunig's Bistro
115 Church Street
68 Einheimische empfehlen
Great french food and wine facing the Church St. marketplace often with small music ensembles.
Popular place to dine. Live jazz on Wednesday night.
12 Einheimische empfehlen
Hotel Vermont
41 Cherry Street
12 Einheimische empfehlen
Popular place to dine. Live jazz on Wednesday night.
Best Italian restaurant, especially pizza and creamy tortellini! Casual.
Mimmo's Pizzeria & Restaurant - Essex
4 Carmichael Street
Best Italian restaurant, especially pizza and creamy tortellini! Casual.
Restaurant with fantastic wine list. History, tours, xcountry ski, snowshoe, music, hiking. Incredible decorations at Christmas. Very Expensive to stay there, but not too far for a great day trip!
70 Einheimische empfehlen
Trapp Family Lodge
700 Trapp Hill Road
70 Einheimische empfehlen
Restaurant with fantastic wine list. History, tours, xcountry ski, snowshoe, music, hiking. Incredible decorations at Christmas. Very Expensive to stay there, but not too far for a great day trip!
Best breakfast joint ever! Very popular, be prepared to wait. 2 people can share 1 breakfast. worth the wait :)
30 Einheimische empfehlen
Sneakers Bistro
28 Main Street
30 Einheimische empfehlen
Best breakfast joint ever! Very popular, be prepared to wait. 2 people can share 1 breakfast. worth the wait :)
Easy place to stop for a snack (breakfast and lunch), newspaper, bottle of wine. Sets up above the lake with incredible views. Eat inside or out. Really good bathrooms too.
18 Einheimische empfehlen
Burlington Bay Market & Cafe
125 Battery Street
18 Einheimische empfehlen
Easy place to stop for a snack (breakfast and lunch), newspaper, bottle of wine. Sets up above the lake with incredible views. Eat inside or out. Really good bathrooms too.
Excellent deli sandwiches and easy parking right in front.
8 Einheimische empfehlen
Martone's Market & Café
16 Main Street
8 Einheimische empfehlen
Excellent deli sandwiches and easy parking right in front.
Especially great for coffee and baked goods. Popular for Sunday brunch. Beautiful remodeled VT home. cozy fireplace too.
15 Einheimische empfehlen
The Jericho Café
30 Vermont 15
15 Einheimische empfehlen
Especially great for coffee and baked goods. Popular for Sunday brunch. Beautiful remodeled VT home. cozy fireplace too.
Favorite ski area of the locals because it is not right off the highway. Reasonable prices for great skiing. Plenty of skiing for everyone and easy to contain children to certain areas and meet up.
Smugglers' Notch Base Lodge
1239 Edwards Rd
Favorite ski area of the locals because it is not right off the highway. Reasonable prices for great skiing. Plenty of skiing for everyone and easy to contain children to certain areas and meet up.
Good eats, wonderful spa, cooking classes. Both fine dining and tavern.
7 Einheimische empfehlen
The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa
70 Essex Way
7 Einheimische empfehlen
Good eats, wonderful spa, cooking classes. Both fine dining and tavern.
Excellent fine Italian dining! Not really a family place for smaller children.
23 Einheimische empfehlen
Trattoria Delia
152 Saint Paul Street
23 Einheimische empfehlen
Excellent fine Italian dining! Not really a family place for smaller children.
feed the kids with "hot and ready" pizza for $6 per pizza
Little Ceasers Pizza
111 Jericho Turnpike
feed the kids with "hot and ready" pizza for $6 per pizza
great for a bite to eat and walk along the inland sea. Incredible location. Call to see what meals are available to the public.
12 Einheimische empfehlen
Shore Acres
237 Shore Acres Drive
12 Einheimische empfehlen
great for a bite to eat and walk along the inland sea. Incredible location. Call to see what meals are available to the public.
mostly seafood with a great view of the lake
Shanty on the Shore
181 Battery Street
mostly seafood with a great view of the lake
best salad bar in the area
Windjammer Restaurant
1076 Williston Rd
best salad bar in the area
quick, easy, convenient, on the way to burlington
Bagel Market
30 Susie Wilson Road
quick, easy, convenient, on the way to burlington
funky, cozy, coffee shop on main st. burlington. good stop to warm up.
29 Einheimische empfehlen
Muddy Waters
184 Main Street
29 Einheimische empfehlen
funky, cozy, coffee shop on main st. burlington. good stop to warm up.
breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert crepes and live music
31 Einheimische empfehlen
The Skinny Pancake
60 Lake Street
31 Einheimische empfehlen
breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert crepes and live music

Entertainment & Activities

Great rainy day activity for adults and children including water tanks, fish, weather, play stations, history, special exhibits. Cafe and gift shop.
91 Einheimische empfehlen
ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
1 College Street
91 Einheimische empfehlen
Great rainy day activity for adults and children including water tanks, fish, weather, play stations, history, special exhibits. Cafe and gift shop.
Farm, restaurant and Seasonal property with incredible sweeping views of the lake and Adirondacks. Best for breakfast or Sunday brunch in season.
116 Einheimische empfehlen
Shelburne Farms
1611 Harbor Road
116 Einheimische empfehlen
Farm, restaurant and Seasonal property with incredible sweeping views of the lake and Adirondacks. Best for breakfast or Sunday brunch in season.
great 2-3 hour walk/snowshoe. Requires a pass in the summer but open other seasons. Especially beautiful in fall foliage season.
Indian Brook Reservoir
great 2-3 hour walk/snowshoe. Requires a pass in the summer but open other seasons. Especially beautiful in fall foliage season.
Excellent destination for a tour of the islands. Like a general store that also sells baked goods, coffee and sandwiches. Something for everyone. Old fashioned candy shop too.
19 Einheimische empfehlen
Hero's Welcome
3537 U.S. 2
19 Einheimische empfehlen
Excellent destination for a tour of the islands. Like a general store that also sells baked goods, coffee and sandwiches. Something for everyone. Old fashioned candy shop too.
classic VT general store
Shelburne General Store SS/CF
108 Main St W
classic VT general store
sledding, xcountry skiing, outdoor ice skating rink. Call for hours and equipment rental. summer mountain biking
14 Einheimische empfehlen
Catamount Outdoor Family Center
592 Governor Chittenden Road
14 Einheimische empfehlen
sledding, xcountry skiing, outdoor ice skating rink. Call for hours and equipment rental. summer mountain biking
Great concerts and other performances
Spruce Peak Base
Great concerts and other performances

Shopping

Many adult and children's clothing outlets. Movie theatre with 3D screen. Also dry clean, UPS, post office, CVS, Hannaford's, health food store, a few small restaurants
Essex Experience
21 Essex Way
Many adult and children's clothing outlets. Movie theatre with 3D screen. Also dry clean, UPS, post office, CVS, Hannaford's, health food store, a few small restaurants
Outdoor market place open year round. Decorated for the holidays. Excellent shopping and strolling. Makes for an afternoon activity. Park in parking garages.
52 Einheimische empfehlen
Church Street Marketplace
52 Einheimische empfehlen
Outdoor market place open year round. Decorated for the holidays. Excellent shopping and strolling. Makes for an afternoon activity. Park in parking garages.
outlet prices
28 Einheimische empfehlen
Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store
750 Pine Street
28 Einheimische empfehlen
outlet prices
Delicious and great gift packaging.
Lake Champlain Chocolates
65 Church Street
Delicious and great gift packaging.
great variety and some discounted products
17 Einheimische empfehlen
Lake Champlain Chocolates
2653 Waterbury Stowe Road
17 Einheimische empfehlen
great variety and some discounted products
Excellent variety of name brand footwear and general outdoor/sports clothing. sandals, winter boots, clogs, carhaarts, outer gear, winter socks, gloves, hats, etc
Lenny's Shoe & Apparel
2121 Essex Rd
Excellent variety of name brand footwear and general outdoor/sports clothing. sandals, winter boots, clogs, carhaarts, outer gear, winter socks, gloves, hats, etc
great gift ideas
Christmas Tree Shops
100 Cypress St
great gift ideas

Arts & Culture

Lots of choices, easy parking, 3D, modern and new.
Essex Cinemas
21 Essex Way
Lots of choices, easy parking, 3D, modern and new.
Smaller theatre with more unusual movie listings.
22 Einheimische empfehlen
Merrill's Roxy Cinema
222 College Street
22 Einheimische empfehlen
Smaller theatre with more unusual movie listings.
check listings for local performances - great theatre! Park in surrounding garages.
44 Einheimische empfehlen
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
153 Main Street
44 Einheimische empfehlen
check listings for local performances - great theatre! Park in surrounding garages.
Variety of music, ensembles, singer/performers, visiting artists, comedy, etc. (Robert Cray, Second City....)
16 Einheimische empfehlen
Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
122 Hourglass Drive
16 Einheimische empfehlen
Variety of music, ensembles, singer/performers, visiting artists, comedy, etc. (Robert Cray, Second City....)
lots of great "rock" concerts and many other performances. Generally not seated. Bar and bar food available. Check to see if performance allows under 18.
21 Einheimische empfehlen
Higher Ground
1214 Williston Road
21 Einheimische empfehlen
lots of great "rock" concerts and many other performances. Generally not seated. Bar and bar food available. Check to see if performance allows under 18.
check listings - music, dance, ballet, etc.
Flynn Avenue
check listings - music, dance, ballet, etc.
15 Einheimische empfehlen
Fleming Museum of Art
61 Colchester Ave
15 Einheimische empfehlen

Everything Else

Great ski area! Well groomed and lots of trail selection. expensive but comprehensive.
16 Einheimische empfehlen
The Lodge at Spruce Peak
7412 Mountain Road
16 Einheimische empfehlen
Great ski area! Well groomed and lots of trail selection. expensive but comprehensive.
A good option for first day of skiing, or for intermediate skiers, or teaching children. Not for the diehard, but has better prices and friendly for less advanced skiers.
52 Einheimische empfehlen
Bolton Valley
4302 Bolton Valley Access Road
52 Einheimische empfehlen
A good option for first day of skiing, or for intermediate skiers, or teaching children. Not for the diehard, but has better prices and friendly for less advanced skiers.
closest golf course
The Links at Lang Farm
39 Essex Way
closest golf course
liquor store, gas station, convenience store - closest to home.
State Liquor Store
39 Park St
liquor store, gas station, convenience store - closest to home.
fantastic path for walking, biking, rollerblading, etc. along the waterfront
22 Einheimische empfehlen
Bike Path
22 Einheimische empfehlen
fantastic path for walking, biking, rollerblading, etc. along the waterfront
Interesting exhibits for adults and children, all about Lake Champlain and VT
91 Einheimische empfehlen
ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
1 College Street
91 Einheimische empfehlen
Interesting exhibits for adults and children, all about Lake Champlain and VT