Manchester is a beautiful, historic New England town which also has incredible shopping and cultural activites such as the Northshire Bookstore, one of the best independent bookstores in New England. Hildene, a mansion once inhabited by Robert Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's son, The Orvis Co., fine fishing equ8pment, men's and women's clothing and a wonderful fly fishing school. Manchester Designer Outlets, one of the finest outlet centers in New England where individual boutiques are dotted throughout the town. Visit: Armani Outlet, Vineyard Vines, Clarks/Bostonian, Brooks Bros., Johnston & Murphy, Hickey Freeman/Bobby Jones, Depot 62 Organic Dining, Depot 62 Furniture, Tumi Luggage, Vermont Bird Store & Sky Watch, J. Crew, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Cosmetics Company Store, LOFT Outlet, Chico's, Theory, Kate Spade New York, Ralph Lauren, Tse Cashmere, Yves DeLorme Fine Linens, Tse Cashmere, Overland, Crabtree & Evelyn, Ann Taylor, Coach, Michael Kors, Kenneth Cole and more. Manchester has incredible food, including one of the best Italian delis in New England, Al Ducci's Italian Pantry - Al Ducci Di Notti Ristorante, L'oustau Brasserie, Chantecleer, Silver Ford, Chop House, The Marsh Tavern and the Dormy Grill at the Equinox Resort, Reluctant Panther -- some great breakfast restaurants such as The Little Rooster, Up for Breakfast and Vermont Bagelworks. Theatre and Music include the Dorset Theatre Festival, the Manchester Music Festival, the Southern Vermont Arts Center and nearby Weston Playhouse - all world class. A wonderful place to hike, bike, canoe, fly fish on the famous Bantenkill River, mountain climb and simply enjoy the beautiful Green Mountains. Manchester was voted one of the best shopping getaways in New England and the No. 1 town in Vermont to view foliage.