Spare Time Bowling- Everyone enjoys the rush of sending a ball down the lane to knock pins down. Spare Time Bowling in Colchester is the premier destination to enjoy this popular pastime. This state-of-the-art facility offers psychedelic Galactic Bowling with all its music and lights on the weekends, an arcade and City Sports Grille, where die-hard fans can root for their favorite teams. www.sparetimecolchester.com.
Church Street Marketplace- In downtown Burlington, the Church Street Marketplace stays abuzz with entertaining street performers, fascinating historic sites, events for the entire family and more than 100 original shops and restaurants to discover. www.churchstreetmarketplace.com
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center- Situated at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain on the Burlington waterfront, the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center delves into the colorful world of marine life with engaging exhibits such as "Monsters and Shipwrecks" and "FrogWorld' along with dazzling displays of local species like the massive Lake Sturgeon, Channel Catfish and more. www.echovermont.org
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts- In Burlington, Vermont, established and emerging acts take to the stage of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, a state-of-the-art venue which presents diverse programming spanning the worlds of music, Broadway, theater, dance and film. There's something for everyone from the Paul Taylor Dance Company to the Abba-inspired musical Mama Mia and soul singer India Arie year-round. www.flynncenter.org
Spirit of Ethan Allen III- Sightseeing from the water can be an exhilarating experience and the Spirit of Ethan Allen III is just the vessel to explore the splendor of Vermont. The largest passenger cruise ship accommodates up to 424 people for daily scenic narrated cruises and themed events like the Sweethearts of the Silver Screen Luncheon all while traveling around Lake Champlain. www.soea.com
Saint Michael's Playhouse- Since 1947, the Saint Michael's Playhouse in Colchester has been entertaining theater fans with stellar Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Recent shows on the playbill include the musical The Drowsy Chaperone, the murder mystery I'll Be Back by Midnight and Always Patsy Cline. Critics are noticing the fine work and the playhouse been named "One of the Best Regional Theater Companies in America" by the NYC Drama League. http://academics.smcvt.edu/playhouse
Gordon H. Paquette Arena at Leddy Park- Travelers who can't wait to get on the ice should make a trip to the Gordon H. Paquette Arena at Leddy Park in Burlington to check out the public skating and stick and puck hockey sessions. The facility is also home to the Champlain Valley Skating Club which includes the Vermont Children's Theatre on Ice, Ice Crystals Synchronized Skating Team and the On Thin Ice Theater troupe. http://www.enjoyburlington.com/leddypark.cfm
Vermont Teddy Bear Co. Factory Tour- You've seen those adorable stuffed animals dressed up in every way possible. Now visitors can go behind-the-scenes on a Vermont Teddy Bear Co. Factory Tour where they can witness toy-makers cut, sew and create these cuddly and fuzzy creatures. Time is well spent in the Bear Museum, Bear Hospital and Bear Shop where guests pick out their own special friends to take home. The factory is open year-round seven days a week with the exception of a few holidays.