Central Vermont is a beautiful, quaint, rustic area that has so much to offer. It is where Vermont's state capital, Montpelier is located. Montpelier is known for its charming downtown, great restaurants, and is home to the New England Culinary Institute. Barre, Montpelier's neighboring city is known for its large granite quarry and some people call it the "Granite Center of the World". See below for popular restaurants and attractions.