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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 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 revellers, and opportunities to swim, fish or just relax on the beach abound. In autumn, the Burlington Bike Path is bustling with locals and tourists who come to view the vibrant autumn colours. 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 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 revellers, and opportunities to swim, fish or just relax on the beach abound. In autumn, the Burlington Bike Path is bustling with locals and tourists who come to view the vibrant autumn colours. 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 city centre. Any time of 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: Points of Interest & Landmarks; Flea & Street Markets
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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: Aquariums; Science Museums
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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

Pizzeria Verita
Pizzeria Verita
Ranked #1 of 233 Restaurants in Burlington
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Penny Cluse Cafe
Penny Cluse Cafe
Ranked #2 of 233 Restaurants in Burlington
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Contemporary
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Hen of the  Wood
Hen of the Wood
Ranked #3 of 233 Restaurants in Burlington
Cuisines: American, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Trattoria Delia
Trattoria Delia
Ranked #4 of 233 Restaurants in Burlington
Price: US$10 - US$35
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
American Flatbread
American Flatbread
Ranked #5 of 233 Restaurants in Burlington
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Bel Aire Motel
Bel Aire Motel
US$49 - US$109
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Burlington
The Burlington Hostel
The Burlington Hostel
US$30
Hartwell House Bed and Breakfast
Hartwell House Bed and Breakfast
US$80
Ranked #13 of 17 Burlington B&B and Inns

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

The Willard Street Inn
The Willard Street Inn
US$150 - US$245
Ranked #2 of 17 Burlington B&B and Inns
Sheraton Burlington Hotel
3.5 of 5
Sheraton Burlington Hotel
US$154 - US$331
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Burlington
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Hilton Burlington
3.5 of 5
Hilton Burlington
US$175 - US$387
Ranked #5 of 9 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
US$170 - US$325
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