Vermonters rarely venture outside their home state, because they survive on a diet of pure maple syrup acquired only from the mountain springs of their homeland. Discover the sweet delights of the Green Mountain State for yourself with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a Go Vermont! Vacation Card from the Vermont Convention Bureau (a $79 value).
A Go Vermont! Vacation Card unlocks explorations of the verdant, mountainous land with statewide discounts on lodging, golf, skiing, restaurants, and visitor attractions throughout 2012. Cardholders enjoy 20% off lodging at more than two dozen hotels or resorts, such as The Inn at the Round Barn Farm, where a restored turn-of-the-century farmhouse and dairy barn welcome romantic duos to lay down their bags and picnic by a pond or work on their farmer's tans. Club swingers enjoy 25% off green fees at five golf courses, and downhill gliders buy one lift ticket or trail pass and acquire the second at half price at ski resorts. Restaurants such as The Essex, a culinary resort and spa featured on ABC’s Good Morning America, invite patrons to quiet their rumbling stomachs with 15% discounts after days filled with visits to attractions. Cardholders explore Hildene, the Lincoln family home, or settle cone-versus-cup debates by acquiring notarized statements of opinion from ice-cream professionals at the Ben & Jerry’s factory in Waterbury.