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Essex overview

Essex is special for its museums, and known for its spas and college atmosphere. You're sure to appreciate the ample coffee and bar options. Spend a relaxing day at Waterfront Park when the weather is nice. Make plans to visit the popular Church Street Marketplace and University of Vermont. If you're looking for a family-friendly getaway, Essex is for you.

Where to stay in Essex

A welcoming city for all, Essex has a variety of lodging options. There are 63 hotels in the Essex area and you can shop as many as 27 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 50%.
  • • 16 2-star hotels with an average price of $60 per night
  • • 33 3-star hotels with an average price of $85 per night
  • • 11 4-star hotels with an average price of $149 per night

How to get to Essex

Fly in to Burlington, VT (BTV-Burlington Intl.), 18.1 mi (29.1 km) from downtown Essex. Plattsburgh, NY (PBG-Plattsburgh Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 27 mi (43.5 km) away.

What to see around Essex

Sights especially popular with families include:
  • • Vermont Teddy Bears
  • • ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
  • • Gordon H. Paquette Arena at Leddy Park
The area's local highlights include its museums and places like:
  • • Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
  • • 1812 Homestead Museum
  • • Rokeby Museum
  • • Shelburne Museum
  • • Pine Street Art Works
Whether window-shopping or searching for a perfect souvenir, here are some favorite shopping areas:
  • • Church Street Marketplace
  • • University Mall
  • • Ethan Allen Shopping Center
  • • Champlain Mill
Enjoy the university setting or the collegiate vibe around the area of:
  • • Shelburne Farms
  • • Champlain College
  • • University of Vermont
  • • Saint Michael's College
Some recommended attractions include:
  • • Button Bay State Park
  • • Charlotte Village Winery
  • • Mt. Philo State Park
  • • Shelburne Vineyard
  • • Fiddlehead Brewing Company

When to visit Essex

Curious about when's the best time to visit? Here are the seasonal norms to help with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 47°F day, 10°F night
  • • April-June: 80°F day, 29°F night
  • • July-September: 81°F day, 45°F night
  • • October-December: 63°F day, 13°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 6.0 inches
  • • April-June: 10.0 inches
  • • July-September: 11.7 inches
  • • October-December: 9.1 inches