Local Eats

Although you’ll eat most of your meals on campus, every now and then you’ll want a change of pace. Whether you’re looking for a quiet place to grab a cup of coffee, or the best burger in town, you won’t need to look far. From breakfast to dinner, these student favorites are perfect for a college budget.

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Around Town

There are plenty of things to do and sites to see in the Bennington area. You may be an art enthusiast, a history buff, an outdoors person, or a shopping guru. Whatever your tastes, you are sure to find an outing that suits you in Bennington and the surrounding areas.

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Bennington is a short drive to some of the nation’s major cultural attractions including the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, MASS MoCA, Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow, Williamstown Theater Festival, among many others. The region also offers some of the best skiing in the East—Killington, Stratton, Mount Snow, to name a few—biking and hiking trails, as well as designer outlet shopping and antiquing, critically reviewed restaurants and eateries, and plenty of farm-fresh produce and local specialties. The New York Times recommends checking out special havens in the area or touring Vermont's natural water slides and chutes if you want to "feel like a kid again."

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