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BurlingtonUnited States of America

Vermont’s largest city offers beautiful lakeside views, a thriving cultural scene, wineries, craft breweries and delicious dining experiences in which local produce shines.

Visit the New England city of Burlington to enjoy a lively college town with beautiful bike paths, redbrick buildings and views of the Adirondack Mountains.

As Vermont’s largest town, Burlington features a busy city center. With over 100 shops and restaurants, this is a great place to get a feel for the area. Walk along the redbrick Church Street Marketplace and sample some Burlington specialties. Try craft beer from local microbreweries, which are very common throughout the city. Taste a scoop of locally founded Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream at the Church Street store. Drink a cup of gourmet coffee from one of the many cafés.

Rent a bike from one of the local businesses to take a ride on the 7.5-mile (12-kilometer) Burlington Bike Path. The path follows Lake Champlain for several miles, passing through six of Burlington’s waterfront parks. Head out to Colchester Point for one of the best views of the lake and the Adirondack Mountains behind it. Stop at Oakledge Park to see the lakeside earth clock, which is a circle of 14 stones arranged around a sundial.

Visit the University of Vermont to the east of town. Featuring open greens with crisscrossing pathways, mammoth brick buildings and a bright,white church steeple, the campus is one of New England’s finest.

Make sure to catch a sunset over Lake Champlain. The sight of the sun going down behind the Adirondack Mountains attracts people to the shoreline each evening.

The best way to arrive in town is by bus or car, which takes about 3.5 hours from Boston and under 2 hours from Montreal. You can also fly into the Burlington International Airport. Although beautiful year-round, a popular time to visit Burlington is during the fall, when the local trees have turned vibrantly colorful.

Where to stay in Burlington

Burlington

South End

4.5/5Wonderful!(42 area reviews)

While visiting South End, you might make a stop by sights like Lake Champlain and Citizen Cider.

South End
#Vermont #snow

Old North End

5/5Exceptional!(17 area reviews)

While visiting Old North End, you might make a stop by sights like Lake Champlain and Battery Park.

Old North End
Beautiful day at Rocky Ridge public golf course! Challenging holes.

Williston South

4.5/5Wonderful!(70 area reviews)

Williston South might not have many top sights, but Lake Iroquois and Catamount Outdoor Family Center are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Williston South
This is the bike trail bridge over the mouth of Winooski River

#Trovember

Malletts Bay

4.5/5Wonderful!(24 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Malletts Bay, Lake Champlain and Airport Park are top sights worth seeing.

Malletts Bay
Vermont Autumn Views as seen from above    #autumn #pnw #fall #roadtrip #travel #adventure #colorful #nationalparks #vermont

Williston North

5/5Exceptional!(4 area reviews)

Though Williston North might not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Essex Family Fun & Entertainment Center and Essex Outlets.

Williston North
#Vermont #goldenhour

New North End

While visiting New North End, you might make a stop by sights like Lake Champlain and Ethan Allen Homestead.

New North End

Top Hotels in Burlington

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Vermont
DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Vermont
3.5 out of 5
870 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT
The price is $124 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of University of Vermont, Champlain College, and Church Street Marketplace. Waterfront Park and Lake ...

4.1/5Very Good! (787 reviews)

"Thanks to Kristy at check in and staff for being open. I was moving my daughter out of UVM and happy they were open"…"

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Vermont
Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain
Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain
3.5 out of 5
60 Battery St, Burlington, VT
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $209 per night

Located in the heart of Burlington, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Waterfront Park, Lake Champlain Ferry, and Church Street Marketplace. Champlain ...

3.9/5Good! (2,128 reviews)

"The view of Lake Champlain is spectacular, and the convenience of walking everywhere is excellent. The staff were friendly and helpful. The lobby was under renovation, but that did not disturb our stay."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain
Anchorage Inn
Anchorage Inn
3 out of 5
108 Dorset St, South Burlington, VT
The price is $79 per night

Located in the heart of South Burlington, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of University Mall and University of Vermont. Church Street Marketplace and Waterfront ...

3.2/5 (2,076 reviews)

"As the COVID-19 outbreak was spreading in the Eastern U.S., I was unexpectedly stuck in Burlington for several days while waiting to bring my UVM student home. My room at the Anchorage Inn was very large and comfortable, which was great for my semi-quarantine, and I was grateful for the mini-fridge ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Anchorage Inn

Popular places to visit in Burlington

Waterfront Park
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Waterfront Park

4.5/5(515 reviews)

Attend a concert at the festival site and take a boat tour from this lakeside park. Shady trees and colorful patches of flowers decorate the shoreline.

Church Street Marketplace
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Church Street Marketplace

4.5/5(935 reviews)

Enjoy the lively ambiance as you shop and admire the elegant façades of some of the oldest buildings in the city.

Shelburne Museum
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Shelburne Museum

4.5/5(158 reviews)

You can spend time browsing the exhibits at Shelburne Museum during your travels in Shelburne. Stroll along the lakeside or visit the churches in the area.

Lake Champlain Ferry
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Lake Champlain Ferry

4.5/5(312 reviews)

Across the United States you can drive a car over most state borders. For a unique border crossing, travel between New York and Vermont by ferry.

Shelburne Farms
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Shelburne Farms

4.5/5(144 reviews)

Explore the campus of Shelburne Farms, during your trip to Shelburne. Amble around this family-friendly area's lakeside and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Magic Hat Brewery
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Magic Hat Brewery

4.5/5(51 reviews)

You can take time to visit Magic Hat Brewery during your travels to South Burlington. Wander the lakeside and college campus in this family-friendly area.

Top things to do in Burlington

Classic Brew Tour
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Classic Brew Tour

$90
Per adult
Guided Microbrewery Beer Tasting Tour
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Guided Microbrewery Beer Tasting Tour

100% of travellers recommend
$99
Per adult

Reviews of Burlington

4.6

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 16, 2020

Delicious and unique food, friendly service at restaurants and lots to see and do!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 23, 2020

Phish phans, go to Nectar's and order fries with gravy...

3/5 - Okay

Julie

Jan 16, 2020

Environment friendly.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 20, 2019

I love to visit Burlington and especially enjoy the restaurants and live music. There is always something fun to do in Burlington.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 4, 2019

We have always loved Burlington and have been going to the area for over 50 years to shop and eat.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 3, 2019

It’s a beautiful place to visit all year long

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