Burlington, VT

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Waterfront Park showing a marina
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

Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain
Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain
3.5 out of 5
60 Battery St, Burlington, VT, 05401
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $262 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Burlington. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,071 reviews)
"Beautiful room and view."

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain
Hilton Garden Inn Burlington Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Burlington Downtown
3 out of 5
101 Main Street, Burlington, VT, 05401
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $269 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
Stay at this 3-star spa hotel in Burlington. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (935 reviews)
"I always stay at the H G I while visiting Burlington. Superb location, fair price,, friendly - Knowledgeable staff. Very clean and love the valet service!"

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2022

Hilton Garden Inn Burlington Downtown
Hotel Vermont
Hotel Vermont
3.5 out of 5
41 Cherry St, Burlington, VT, 05401
The price is $358 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly hotel in Burlington. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (987 reviews)
"Close to the Lake and Festival events."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

Hotel Vermont
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
LXV North Union
LXV North Union
3 out of 5
65 N Union St, Burlington, VT, 05401
Stay at this 3-star vacation home in Burlington. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a bathtub or shower. Popular attractions Church Street Marketplace and Waterfront ...
5/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
"Great location, there is a bagel place a short walk away to start off the morning and the unit is in very good condition."

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2022

LXV North Union
71 North Winooski Ave.
71 North Winooski Ave.
3 out of 5
71 N Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT, 05401
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Burlington. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities, and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Church Street Marketplace and Waterfront ...
71 North Winooski Ave.
Lakeview Terrace 2 Bedroom With Magic Backyard, No Dogs
Lakeview Terrace 2 Bedroom With Magic Backyard, No Dogs
Burlington, VT
Stay at this vacation home in Burlington. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions Waterfront ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (116 reviews)
Great spot
"Comfortable house with a great view and convenient location near waterfront."

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Lakeview Terrace 2 Bedroom With Magic Backyard, No Dogs
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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