Manchester, VT, is set amidst the Green Mountains and offers families historical shops, inns, churches, restaurants and more. Located in the southwest area of the state, just over one hour from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Manchester is great option for families looking to getaway for a weekend. The fall foliage in the area is beautiful, but the outdoor attractions like Hildene Farm, Lye Brook Falls and Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park, make this a summer destination, as well. Winters can be cold in Vermont, so pack layers if heading there during the snowy season. The town is surrounded by ski areas with mountains for cross-country skiing and downhill slopes. The closest airport that services major carriers is the Albany International Airport, located just over one hour away from Manchester.