The heart of Brattleboro lives in its vibrant downtown filled with quirky shops, excellent restaurants and artsy vibe. Surrounded by beautiful forests, mountains and the shimmering Connecticut River, there’s plenty of outdoor activities here. However, the charming historic downtown is worth many days and nights of exploration. The shopping choices are way beyond the usual fare and invite treasure hunting for unique gifts. While fantastic dining options include coffee shops, cafes and romantic restaurants. For evening entertainment choose between catching a movie, relaxing to live music or enjoying a play. An artistic flare is seen everywhere, and Brattleboro not only has a monthly gallery walk but an impressive art museum. There’s always a new cafe or shop to discover in the alley nooks or hidden upstairs in the classic brick buildings.
Just a short walk from downtown Brattleboro find a tranquil retreat at the Inn on Putney Road Bed and Breakfast. Our expansive gardens creates a peaceful sanctuary that’s still close to all the attractions. Visitors can’t help but relax in our French Provincial manor with 6 luxury guest rooms. Reserve your private suite and plan a spring or summer Brattleboro getaway.
Brattleboro Shops and Galleries
Discover the individual Brattleboro style while browsing each original shop in this charming downtown. Where else can you not only find an independent bookstore and record shop but two of each! Continue your search for amazing finds at the two huge antique shops. After checking out the vintage clothing options there are several one-of-a-kind apparel stores with distinctive designs. Most shops also carry a mix of inventory such as clothing, jewelry, and art. The variety and range of items invites slowing down, talking to the owners and perusing the products. Find a personal vacation souvenir or a special Vermont-made gift to bring home.
If your visit overlaps with the First Friday Gallery Walks it’s a fun introduction to dozens of businesses that join this celebration of local artists. Cafes, restaurants, shops, galleries and more display artistic creations and many serve wine and small bites. However the many Brattleboro galleries are open for viewing during other days and carry very sophisticated artwork. They’re wonderful places to pick up a remarkable memento from the selection of handmade jewelry, crafts, paintings, prints or sculpture. The excellent Brattleboro Museum & Art Center is always worth a visit. This contemporary art museum has frequently changing exhibits, educational programs, and fascinating art events
Great Brattleboro Restaurants and Entertainment
Brattleboro has a hopping restaurant scene that will satisfy any craving. Whether you’re just looking for a quick bite or a romantic evening out, downtown Brattleboro has the perfect place. Tons of cafes refuel locals and visitors with smooth coffee drinks, heavenly baked treats and filling lunches. While romantic date nights begin at upscale breweries, wine bars or cocktail lounges. Then couples can share a delicious meal at an intimate bistro or on a waterfront deck. Brattleboro has attracted talented chefs drawn to the energetic town and access to fresh local produce. Your hardest choice will be choosing a favorite from the amazing mediterranean, seafood, vegetarian, bbq, and Italian restaurants, just to name a few.
Looking for something to do after dinner? How about a movie in the historic Greco Deco Latchis Theatre or a dramatic play at the Vermont Theatre Company? Impressive live music is performed regularly at The Stone Church and the Vermont Jazz Center. Maybe try your hand at juggling or flying on the trapeze during an evening drop-in class at the New England Center for Circus Arts.
A Brattleboro vacation truly has it all, great outdoor activities and all the arts, culture, food and entertainment of a dynamic downtown. Now’s the time to book your ideal getaway at the Inn on Putney Road Bed and Breakfast and explore everything Brattleboro has to offer.