Celebrate Graduation in Stowe

May 1, 2018


The beginning of May marks the (un)official start of graduation season. For both high school and college graduates, this significant milestone is meant to be celebrated with friends and family. For those looking for a location to celebrate, Stowe offers a beautiful, scenic backdrop for this special day. If you’re traveling to Vermont for a graduation, Stowe is a scenic 45-minute drive from Burlington and offers a range of lodging establishments whose world-class amenities, access to nearby activities and dining make Stowe an ideal location to visit while in Vermont. Whether you’re staying in town, or visiting for the day, below are some of our favorite ways to celebrate graduation in Stowe.

Gather with family and friends at one of Stowe’s local restaurants and treat your graduate to a unique dining experience. Kick back and relax after the graduation formalities and enjoy a casual meal at Picasso Pizzeria & Lounge, which was named in “America’s Best Pizza” by Travel + Leisure. Unwind with an exceptional meal overlooking the Stowe village at Harrison’s Restaurant & Bar, enjoy a scenic mountain view at The Bistro at Ten Acres, or some hand-made pasta at Junior’s at Stowe. Local graduation specials include complimentary entreés for graduates at Charlie B’s Restaurant & Pub.

Grad Gifts
Whether you’re a high school, or college, graduate you can find unique items for dorm rooms or new apartments around Stowe. Stock your new graduate’s kitchen at Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens and furnish their new room at The Country Store on Main. Browse shops along Main Street in the Village, spoil your graduate with handmade chocolates from Laughing Moon Chocolates or a specialty cake from Stowe Bee Bakery & Café. Don’t attend the ceremony empty-handed; choose the perfect bouquet at Uncle George’s Flowers or Wildflower Designs.

If you’re looking for a unique venue for hosting your graduation party, Stowe provides a range of indoor and outdoor adventure. For larger parties, Stowe Bowl offers a boutique bowling experience complete with a lounge and restaurant. Explore Stowe’s craft beverage scene on the Stowe Craft Beverage Trail and sample the local fare on the Stowe Tasting Trail. For the outdoors adventurer, soar among the trees with ArborTrek Canopy Adventures. Free zip line tours or treetop obstacle courses are available throughout May for 2018 Vermont high school, college and university graduates..

PC: Stowe Bowl, Charlie B’s Pub & Restaurant, Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens, ArborTrek Canopy Adventures