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You're Going to Love Montpelier

Vermont's state capital is undeniably cosmopolitan, though it still manages to maintain its small town charm. A great destination for those looking to explore the sights and sounds on foot, the city features a refined selection of shops, galleries, and restaurants. For those looking for a quiet escape, without limiting artistic and culinary amenities, Montpelier makes for a perfect New England getaway.

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Given that Montpelier offers as many cold as well as warm weather activities, the city is an ideal travel destination year-round. Just be sure to dress appropriately since temperatures can drop to freezing in winter.

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Where to Stay in Montpelier

The Inn at Montpelier dates back to the early 1800s and features spacious rooms. The more modern Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center includes a steakhouse on site and a gym.

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Shopping Streets

Montpelier's downtown shopping area features many inexpensive options, such as vintage store the Getup Vintage on Langdon Street. In the same space, you'll find Buch Spieler Records, which trades classic vinyl and more. Bear Pond Books on Main Street specializes in new, used, and rare signed books.

Groceries and Other

Aside from standard supermarkets, such as Shaw's and Price Chopper, Montpelier also features the Uncommon Market, which carries groceries, fresh seafood, steaks, wine, and beer. The cost of groceries in the city is slightly above the national average. For example, a gallon of milk is typically priced at $3.56 and a dozen eggs at $2.75.

Where to Eat in Montpelier

The Skinny Pancake serves breakfast dishes, crepes, and paninis for under $9. Sarducci's, a casual Italian trattoria on the Winooski River, features wood oven pizzas and pasta dishes priced under $15, and the Royal Orchid is renowned for its Thai specialties for under $18.