By Summer Brons
Montpelier
Vermont
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One of the country's most unique travel destinations is Montpelier, Vermont. The city serves as the nation's smallest state capital and enjoys a population of about 8,000 people. But don't let the small size fool you, Montpelier has lots of great things to offer its visitors, and EscapeWizard.com is here to help you plan your travels!
   
Montpelier's closest major airport is the Burlington International Airport (BTV), just 32 miles from the center of the city. Book your flight through EscapeWizard.com by clicking this link, (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) and taking advantage of our great low airfare rates. Vermont is also easily accessed by car, thanks to Interstates 89 and 91. Then when booking your hotel in Montpelier, click here (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book with EscapeWizard.com.

One of the best ways to appreciate a small city like Montpelier is to learn more about its origins. EscapeWizard.com recommends a visit to the Vermont state house, where the House and Senate chambers earn bragging rights after 150 years as the oldest legislative chambers anywhere in the country that are still in the original condition. The Vermont Historical Society and History Museum is located in Montpelier, and provides a great outlet to learn more about the state's history. You can also tour the USS Montpelier Museum based off the navel history of the ship named Montpelier, the Morse Farm Sugar Works to sample authentic Vermont maple syrup, and the Grand View Winery for locally-made wines.    

Montpelier's active cultural scene has earned it recognition as one of the top 100 small arts towns in the United States. Lost Nation Theatre, City Hall Auditorium, and Savory Theatre are some of the city's popular performing arts venues. The Green Mountain Film Festival also takes place annually here, drawing film enthusiasts from all over. Live music events can often be found nearly every night somewhere in the city, whether on the lawn of the state house or tucked away in a pub. EscapeWizard.com knows that Montpelier is a great place to express the creative mind!     

When it comes to outdoor activities, EscapeWizard.com knows that the state really shines. This beautiful state has exciting sports for all seasons. During winter months, enjoy skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowmobiling, and sledding. In the summer, take advantage of fantastic golfing, hiking, camping, running, and cycling. Fall and spring are visual treats in Vermont with gorgeous, color-changing leaves that have earned the state a reputation for amazing seasonal foliage. Full of unique opportunities, Montpelier's neighboring town of Warren offers hang gliding lessons, providing an excellent opportunity for an adrenaline rush. You can even go for a dog sled ride here in Vermont!     

Montpelier is also an excellent place for shopping. Antique shops, farmer's markets, independent boutiques, and department stores can all be found here. From sporting goods to blown glass, the city is a wonderful place to find unique souvenirs or hard to find items.     

So, next time you're craving a one of a kind getaway, look no further than Montpelier. Book your adventure through EscapeWizard.com and experience why Vermont is one of the country's best-kept destination secrets!