PLANNING YOUR TRIP
The Essex Experience is the name for the campus that once hosted The Essex Shoppes and Cinemas. We’re located between Exits 9 and 10 on VT 189, just outside of Burlington, Vermont. You can take the Essex exit on 189 if you’re coming from the north or the greater Burlington area — if you’re coming from the south, take the Richmond exit.
The Essex Experience has its own stop on the Orange Line and Silver Loop line of Green Mountain Transits bus system, and there is an Amtrak train station just down the street in Essex Junction for those commuting by rail.
We are also conveniently located within 15 minutes of the Burlington International Airport!
We strongly encourage our local guests to walk or ride their bikes, but ample parking is available on site.
The community of entrepreneurs that call The Essex Experience home would be delighted to serve you in any way they can — whether that be for a fresh, locally-prepared pre-show meal or for a post-show beer to wind down. If a delicious bite isn’t what will hit the spot, The Essex Experience has still got you covered: check out the healing salt cave at Purple Sage or take a stroll through the ArtHound Gallery with a fresh Uncommon Coffee latte warming your hand.
SPEND THE NIGHT
We get it: sometimes you just have to let the good times roll. If you’d like to avoid a post-event commute or want to make the most out of your time on campus, we’d be happy to arrange your stay at The Essex Resort and Spa. You can even park there before the event and leave your car in the lot so you have less to think about when the party’s over — the Resort is less than a ten minute’s walk away (hey, Uber works too)!
WHILE YOU'RE HERE
BLACK FLANNEL BREWING COMPANY
Cicerone lead Brewery, Scratch Food, and craft beer education
New Englands largest art gallery of Vermont artists
PEACE OF MIND PILATES
Locally operated Pilates studio
Locally owned toy and hobby shop
Strength training and fitness gym
THE ESSEX RESORT & SPA
An extremely comfortable resort based on culinary arts and wellness
SALT & BUBBLES
Wine Shop and Bar
The Best Chinese Take Out
T REX PRODUCTIONS
Creators of experiences, and content
Holistic salon and boutique with a healing salt cave
THE MAD TACO
Tacos, Enchiladas, Burritos, Tortas and more
There is no better local organic market in town than Sweet Clover!
MAGIC MANN CANNABIS CAFE
Vermont's first infusion-focused cafe
THE DOUBLE E PERFORMANCE CENTER
Live Performances and Blockbuster Movies
The largest movie theater in Vermont!
BLACK FLANNEL DISTILLING COMPANY
Farm to Glass Craft Distillery located next to our sister Brewpub