Plan a Solo Vacation Day is March 1
February 28, 2018
by STOWE AREA ASSOCIATION
It’s always fun to go on vacation with a group of people, especially with family or friends. Yet, traveling solo can be a great opportunity to explore yourself as well as a new place you’ve always wanted to go. March 1 is recognized as Plan a Solo Vacation Day, a day that encourages people to venture out and create their own solitary adventure.
One advantage of traveling solo is the ability to design an itinerary just for you. Stowe is a unique destination for the lone traveler with its scenic beauty, outdoor recreation, vibrant cultural scene, variety of lodging options and access to major cities. Read below for ideas to plan a solo trip to Stowe:
If you like discovering new activities and experiences, there are plenty of ways to challenge your inner adventurer in Stowe. Fly through the forest on a zip line on either side of Smugglers’ Notch, learn to mountain bike with a local expert, perfect your paddling skills or set out on a day hike and conquer Mt. Mansfield, the tallest peak in Vermont. Recover after your day of adventure with live music and local brews.
If you appreciate fine art, crafts and local history, you’ll enjoy exploring Stowe’s vibrant arts scene in this New England town steeped in history. Discover local, national and international artist are on display. The Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum showcases the state’s ski and snowsports history. For the performing arts lover, no trip to Stowe is complete without catching a show. Budding photographers can take a light stroll to one of the area’s pinnacles, waterfalls or covered bridges for pictures of Stowe’s stunning landscapes.
Named one of the “Worlds 10 Best Ski Towns for Foodies” by Fodor’s Travel, Stowe is a destination for the culinary adventurer with a diverse selection of restaurants serving quality ingredients with Vermont flare. Treat yourself to a fine dining experience or sample local bites. Pack a delicious picnic from a local Vermont market and bring it to the Waterbury Reservoir where you can rent a kayak, swim and relax by the water. Love craft beverages? Stowe is home to several of Vermont’s best local breweries, cideries and distilleries.
Looking to unwind, or get your groove back? Relax in one of Stowe’s world-class spas. After a soothing treatment, take in some fresh Green Mountain air and stroll through the historic Village or the Stowe Recreation Path along the Mountain Road. Discover your new favorite boutique or savor a hand-crafted pastry from a nearby café. Get your antioxidant fix and watch a hand-made chocolate demonstration – and bring a little piece of Vermont home with you.
Traveling brings memories that last a lifetime. Start planning your solo vacation today!