Book your next East Coast vacation and see the sights and sounds that Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen sang about in the holiday classic, White Christmas. Snow covered mountains or not, you’ll find art, culture, and adventure on your next trip to “The Green Mountain State.”
Enjoy the Maritime Atmosphere
Book your Burlington rental car and discover why this lakeside city is referred to as “the number one dream town in America.” You’ll enjoy a balanced atmosphere that is one-part city, one-part nature. Tour the UVM Morgan Horse Farm to admire some of the most majestic creatures on earth. The Morgan Horse was the first breed of horse, dating back to the 1800s, in America, and is also the Vermont state animal. You can take a tour of the farm, and browse the gift shop while you’re here. Call ahead to request a table at the 1,400-acre Shelburne Farms. The National Historic Landmark dining location is only available by reservation.
Dive into the arts and culture scene while perusing the Robert Hull Fleming Museum. The exhibits showcase works from European, American, Asian, and Middle Eastern paintings from local artists. Drive over to Lake Champlain Maritime Museum at Basin Harbor to learn how living on Lake Champlain influenced the lives of the residents of Burlington over time. The Lake has been used for military, commercial, and recreational purposes over the course of history.
National Historic District
Take a trip back in time while you explore all that the National Historic District has to offer. White River Junction (also known as WRJ) is located within the town of Hartford. The village was the first and largest railroad center in Vermont and the greater New England area, outside of Boston. Today, the village still reflects the architectural styles of the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Wander the streets downtown and venture into the Center for Cartoon Studies to learn about the art medium and its history. Main Street Museum is a good place to visit for a history lesson about the town, while the New England Transportation Museum will provide facts about the railroad line. Stop in for breakfast at Baker’s Studio & Best New York Bagel Shop, enjoy a sit-down lunch at C&S Pizza then sip on a cocktail at Elixir Bar & Restaurant.
If you feel like taking a drive just outside of town in your White River Junction car rental, you can catch a show at the Lebanon Opera.