PLANNING YOUR TRIP

GETTING HERE

 

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.

OUR NEIGHBORS

 

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

CAMPUS PARTNERS

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BLACK FLANNEL BREWING COMPANY

Cicerone lead Brewery, Scratch Food, and craft beer education

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ARTHOUND GALLERY

New Englands largest art gallery of Vermont artists

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PEACE OF MIND PILATES

Locally operated Pilates studio

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TURNERS TOYS

Locally owned toy and hobby shop 

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HAMMERFIT

Strength training and fitness gym

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THE ESSEX RESORT & SPA

An extremely comfortable resort based on culinary arts and wellness

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SALT & BUBBLES

Wine Shop and Bar

COMING SOON

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ORIENTAL WOK

The Best Chinese Take Out 

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T REX PRODUCTIONS

Creators of experiences, and content

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PURPLE SAGE

Holistic salon and boutique with a healing salt cave

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THE MAD TACO

Tacos, Enchiladas, Burritos, Tortas and more 

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SWEET CLOVER

There is no better local organic market in town than Sweet Clover!

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UNCOMMON COFFEE

Coffee roaster and cafe 

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MAGIC MANN CANNABIS CAFE

Vermont's first infusion-focused cafe

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SUKHO THAI

Thai Take Out

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THE DOUBLE E PERFORMANCE CENTER

Live Performances and Blockbuster Movies

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ESSEX CINEMAS

The largest movie theater in Vermont!

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BLACK FLANNEL DISTILLING COMPANY

Farm to Glass Craft Distillery located next to our sister Brewpub