If the word Vermont makes you think of green rolling hills, patchwork farmland and quaint New England towns, you aren’t far off. But Burlington is also a modern metropolis – with a population of same-sex couples that is far above the national average. It has become a nationwide marriage destination for its combination of natural beauty and liberal social climes, the perfect combination for throwing the wedding of a lifetime.
In the fall, Burlington is a twofer. You get a bit of urban style but you also get the fall colors, and we don’t just mean pink. The huge maple trees are resplendent in red, yellow, and green. So take a drive through the countryside and spend the evening in one of the most gay-friendly towns around. If you are seeking alpine adventure, the Green Mountains are perfect for a day of hiking. The mountainous town of Stowe is home to Vermont Ski Week.