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Best of Burlington Guide

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Burlington
Vermont's largest and perhaps most cosmopolitan city, Burlington beckons with the perfect blend of old New England charm, arts, culture and nature. Located on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack and Green Mountains, Burlington is one of those places you can't help but fall in love with. During the spring and summer, the streets come alive with festivals and outdoor concerts. The picnic benches, playground and bike paths of Leddy Park are filled with warm weather revelers, and opportunities to swim, fish or just kick back on the beach abound. In the fall, the Burlington Bike Path is bustling with leaf peepers who come to view the vibrant autumn colors. In winter, lace up your ice skates and head to... more Vermont's largest and perhaps most cosmopolitan city, Burlington beckons with the perfect blend of old New England charm, arts, culture and nature. Located on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack and Green Mountains, Burlington is one of those places you can't help but fall in love with. During the spring and summer, the streets come alive with festivals and outdoor concerts. The picnic benches, playground and bike paths of Leddy Park are filled with warm weather revelers, and opportunities to swim, fish or just kick back on the beach abound. In the fall, the Burlington Bike Path is bustling with leaf peepers who come to view the vibrant autumn colors. In winter, lace up your ice skates and head to the Paquette Arena or grab your skis and head to any of the nearby resorts. Church Street Marketplace, with its early 1900s architecture, great restaurants, live entertainment, one-of-a-kind shops and well-known stores, is the focal point of the downtown area. Anytime of the year is a good time for chocolate. Be sure to stop by Lake Champlain Chocolates for a tour and taste. less

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Burlington Bike Path
Burlington Bike Path
Owner description: Converted from the Central Vermont Railway to a bike path in the 1970s, this easy trail crosses through beaches and parks and offers great views of Lake Champlain, the Adirondacks... more Owner description: Converted from the Central Vermont Railway to a bike path in the 1970s, this easy trail crosses through beaches and parks and offers great views of Lake Champlain, the Adirondacks and the city. less
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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Waterfront Park
Waterfront Park
Attraction type: Parks
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Church Street Marketplace
Church Street Marketplace
Owner description: Downtown Burlington Vermont's award-winning open air mall is a hub of activity where you'll find historical architecture, year-round festivals, street entertainers, music, over... more Owner description: Downtown Burlington Vermont's award-winning open air mall is a hub of activity where you'll find historical architecture, year-round festivals, street entertainers, music, over 100 places to shop and dine, and even quiet places to ponder. We invite you find out about exclusive shopping, dining and events in downtown Burlington as well as to explore the area! less
Attraction type: Flea & Street Markets; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
Owner description: ECHO is a dynamic, nationally acclaimed, lake aquarium and science center committed to engaging diverse public audiences and providing experiential, relevant and lifelong... more Owner description: ECHO is a dynamic, nationally acclaimed, lake aquarium and science center committed to engaging diverse public audiences and providing experiential, relevant and lifelong educational experiences for all our guests. Founded in 2003, ECHO houses more than 70 species of live animal ambassadors in Vermont's first LEED certified building. This innovative science center and aquarium displays life in the Champlain Basin and inspires visitors to positively impact the world around them. ECHO is the public face of the Patrick and Marcelle Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, a 2.7 acre environmental campus on the Burlington Waterfront. less
Attraction type: Science Museums; Aquariums
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University of Vermont
University of Vermont
Attraction type: Educational sites
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Penny Cluse Cafe
Penny Cluse Cafe
Ranked #1 of 242 Restaurants in Burlington
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Contemporary
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Pizzeria Verita
Pizzeria Verita
Ranked #2 of 242 Restaurants in Burlington
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hen of the  Wood
Hen of the Wood
Ranked #3 of 242 Restaurants in Burlington
Cuisines: American
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
American Flatbread
American Flatbread
Ranked #4 of 242 Restaurants in Burlington
Cuisines: American, Pizza
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Leunig's Bistro
Leunig's Bistro
Ranked #5 of 242 Restaurants in Burlington
Cuisines: French, American, European
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

The Burlington Hostel
2.0 of 5
The Burlington Hostel
$56 - $181
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Howard Street Guest House
Howard Street Guest House
$120 - $140
Ranked #7 of 11 Burlington B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Made INN Vermont, an Urban-Chic Bed and Breakfast
3.0 of 5
Made INN Vermont, an Urban-Chic Bed and Breakfast
$215 - $275
Ranked #1 of 11 Burlington B&B and Inns
The Willard Street Inn
The Willard Street Inn
$150 - $245
Ranked #2 of 11 Burlington B&B and Inns
Hotel Vermont
3.5 of 5
Hotel Vermont
$238 - $477
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Burlington
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The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5
The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa
$168 - $431
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Essex
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