Your Ultimate Guide for a Romantic Getaway

If you’re thinking about a romantic escapade or planning a first date, Bennington Vermont is the place to be. Our town is bursting with options that cater to all generations, offering the ideal backdrop for a memorable rendezvous. In this February edition, we’re thrilled to help you map out your romantic adventure in Bennington. From charming gifts to delightful dining experiences and live entertainment, we’ve got the lowdown on why Bennington is the perfect destination for a love-filled getaway!

Heartwarming Gifts

From left to right, Hawkins House, Village Chocolate Shoppe, and W Collective.

Let’s talk treasures! Hawkins House has been a go-to spot for years, where folks find jewelry for their significant others and unique gifts that capture the essence of Vermont. 

The Village Chocolate Shoppe takes chocolate to a whole new level with its authentic process and rich flavors, turning any chocolate or chocolate-covered strawberry experience into something extraordinary. 

The W Collective has made a comeback in Downtown Bennington, but at a new spot. Dive into a curated selection of vintage clothes, home decor, and wines by the dynamic duo, Bri and Sarah. Their unpredictability always brings in fresh surprises – definitely worth checking out!

Blooms of Love

From left to right, The Gift Garden and Abuela’s Plant Boutique and Floral Design Studio.

Bennington takes pride in supporting local florists, especially during the season of love. Downtown Bennington boasts not one, but two fantastic flower shops – The Gift Garden and Abuela’s Plant Boutique and Floral Design Studio. 

Their exceptional offerings, arrangements, and services make them the go-to places for spreading the love.

Dining Delights

From left to right, Union South, Four Chimneys, and Pangaea Lounge.

Hungry for love? Bennington has five new dining hotspots that should be on your radar! For a memorable dining experience, explore North Bennington, and cap off your evening at Pangaea Lounge. Or, if you’re up for some delicious food and post-dinner fun, head to the Grille at the Mount Anthony Country Club for indoor game simulators. Craving an intimate Thai experience? Make those reservations early at Niramit. And for the upscale dining enthusiasts, Four Chimneys is a must-visit – rumor has it they’ve got a talented new chef in the kitchen!

Entertainment and Activities

From left to right, Gypsy Layne at Bennington Theater, and Valentine’s Cake Decorating Classes at Bennington Community Market.

Get ready for two dazzling performances by the renowned Berkshires-based burlesque group, Gypsy Layne, at Bennington Theater. Snag your tickets early with assigned seating, and for the ultimate experience, go for a VIP table.

Join the celebration of love with “Love Letters” at the Monument Arts & Cultural Center, featuring Hollywood’s and the UK’s award-winning couple.

Roll up your sleeves at the Bennington Community Market‘s cake decorating workshop. Unleash your creativity and share a sweet moment with your loved one.

Outdoor Adventures and Destinations

From left to right, Lake Paran and Park McCullough Mansion.

February may be crisp, but for those who love romantic settings, don’t miss Lake Paran (try a frozen lake walk or stick to the Robert Frost Trail), take in the historic Park McCullough Mansion and the Mile-Around Woods, and, of course, enjoy a stroll through our charming Downtown!

This February, let Bennington be the canvas for your romantic masterpiece. Whether you’re discovering local shops, savoring delectable meals, or immersing yourself in captivating entertainment, love truly begins – and lasts! – in Bennington.