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Burlington, Vermont

Burlington, Vermont is located on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, just 45 miles south of the US-Canadian border. Burlington is the largest city in Vermont. As of the 2010 census, the metro area of Burlington housed approximately one third of Vermont's total population.

With the University of Vermont (UVM), Burlington College, and Champlain College all located in Burlington, visitors can really enjoy college-town sophistication with idyllic rural beauty. Whether you're visiting for a day or a week, or planning to live in Vermont, Burlington has a little something for everyone.

Hotels in Burlington and Dining in Burlington

Burlington has a wide variety of choices for your vacation in Vermont, from luxury Burlington VT hotels to cozy bed and breakfasts in Burlington. There are also many wonderful restaurants in Burlington, from fine dining to small cafes to family restaurants. Checkout our Burlington Dining Guide for some great suggestions. Whether you are in town for business or pleasure, you'll enjoy your stay in beautiful Burlington, Vermont.

Burlington Weddings and Conferences in Burlington

If you're planning an event in Vermont, Burlington has a lot to offer. The city's breathtaking scenery makes a destination wedding in Burlington VT an ideal choice, and the many amenities allow for Burlington Conferences of various sizes. Whether you're looking for a reception hall or a conference room, you'll find the perfect location to host your events in Burlington Vermont.

Burlington Real Estate

If you can't get enough of the Lake Champlain Valley, Burlington VT real estate may be just what you're looking for. The city has a reputation as a safe and favorable place to live, with quality schools, health care and overall cleanliness.

In 2006, Men's Health Magazine rated Burlington as the ninth-best city to live in, according to health, quality of life, and fitness. In 2009, Children's Health Magazine rated Burlington as the best city in the country to raise a family. And according to an article in the Burlington Free Press, Burlington had the 6th lowest unemployment rate of all metro areas in 2011 at just 4.8%.

Things to do in Burlington

There are many fun things to do in Burlington and the surrounding Lake Champlain Valley area. The lake itself provides many opportunities for summer fun in Burlington, in addition to Burlington's waterfront parks. Winter fun can be found just a short drive away at nearby Bolton Valley Resort (45 minutes east), and Stowe Mountain Resort and Smugglers Notch Resort are both only about an hour away!

Shopping in Burlington Vermont

Burlington Shopping is a favorite past time for visitors and locals alike. Forbes Magazine featured Burlington as one of the "prettiest" towns in America in 2010, mentioning the popular Church Street Marketplace, a four-block pedestrian mall in downtown Burlington. "Burlington has it all," says Sarah Tuff Dunn, co-author of 101 Best Outdoor Towns. Dunn says the town's charms include "a brick pedestrian marketplace, Vermont's iconic white steeples and rolling hills that spill down toward a lively, green waterfront on Lake Champlain." (Forbes Magazine)

As you can tell, no trip to Vermont is complete without a visit to Burlington.

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Quick Facts About Burlington

County: Chittenden
Latitude / Longitude: 44.48 N / 73.22 W
Zip Code(s): 05401, 05402, 05405, 05406
Incorporated: 1865
Population (2010): 42,417
Elevation: 113 feet | Land Area: 10.6 miles
Town Clerk: 802-865-7000
Nicknames: The Queen City
Major Hospitals: Fletcher Allen Hospital
Major Airports: Burlington International Airport
Amtrak Stations: Burlington-Essex Junction
Colleges/Universities: University of Vermont (UVM), Burlington College, Burlington Technical Center, Champlain College, Woodbury Institute at Champlain College Top Employers: IBM Corporation, Fletcher Allen Health Care, University of Vermont, Ben & Jerry's, People's United Bank, GE Healthcare, City of Burlington, UTC Aerospace Systems (formerly Goodrich Corp), Verizon, Green Mountain Power
Tourist Attractions: The Burlington Waterfront, The Arena Ice Skating Rink in Leddy Park, ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center, Church Street Marketplace, Champlain Ferries. Nearby: Shelburne Museum, and Vermont Teddy Bear Factory are only about 15 minutes south of Burlington. Birthplace of: John Dewey (1859-1952), philosopher; Ralph Abraham (born 1936), mathematician.

Fun Fact: Burlington Vermont was a filming location for the movies Me, Myself & Irene (2000) and What Lies Beneath (2000).

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Nearby Cities and Towns:

Region 4: Lake Champlain Valley | Colchester (2.0 miles NNE) | Winooski (1.5 miles NE) | South Burlington (1.7 miles SE) | Lake Champlain

Vermont Events in March

Turkish Language Classes Start on February 1, Sunday 2/1/15 - 4/5/15
Turkish Language Classes start at Turkish Cultural Center Vermont. You learn not only Turkish grammar, but you also put what you learn into practice in various ways: playing games; learning songs; receiving visits from native speakers of Turkish; and watching TV commercials, soap operas, and cartoons. You get to participate for free in the Center's various activities. You get to converse with native speakers of Turkish. You may have the opportunity to participate in trips to Turkey organized by the TCC (you would be responsible only for the airfare). You get to use the TCC's library, which features movies, CDs and books. You get to enjoy free pretzels, Turkish cookies and sweets, plus an endless supply of tea, which are provided during class. You get to engage in unlimited E-mail correspondence with our teachers, thereby improving your written Turkish. - Our classes compose Intensive lessons. - New term contains 25 hours an it lasts 10 weeks. - Each session takes 2.5 Hours. Our recommended break is 10 minutes. - Minimum of 3 students is required for each class. Maximum is 10.

Champ Weeks 2/14/15 - 3/3/15
Spend winter break celebrating the mystery and majesty of our beloved Lake Monster, Champ. Be inspired to make his home, Lake Champlain, the healthiest it can be. Every day enjoy an investigation into the mythology and science behind Champ through our "Believer or Skeptic" program.Treat yourself to the ECHO exclusive film, Champ, exploring the connection between a now famous photograph taken of Champ in 1977 and how it has brought the message of Lake health and stewardship to thousands-and-thousands of people. Additional activities and projects take place throughout the center. join us for Champ Weeks and challenge your mind while becoming an advocate for a healthy Lake Champlain.

Story Explorers: Down Under 3/3/15 - 3/3/15
Discover animals that spend the winter under snow and ice! Who takes a snooze and who still cruises around, down under? We’ll explore what it takes to be an animal under cover this winter. Story Explorers gives our youngest visitors the knowledge to contribute to a healthier Lake Champlain basin.

Authors’ Luncheon 2015, National MS Society 3/6/15 - 3/6/15
“They have penned award winning novels, New York Times bestsellers, even a cult-classic horror movie, one is a Rockefeller, and all three are authors lending their support to the National MS Society.” The March 6th Authors’ Luncheon in Burlington, Vermont is the winter literary event celebrating MS Awareness Week (March 2-8) and is a chance for the entire community to mingle with best-selling authors as well as demonstrate their support for a great cause and the people of Vermont whose lives are affected by MS. This year’s authors represent some of the finest, newest and/or most accomplished writers. Andre Dubus III – Author of six books: The Cage Keeper and Other Stories, Bluesman, and the New York Times bestsellers, House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days (soon to be a major motion picture) and his memoir, Townie, a #4 New York Times bestseller and a New York Times "Editors Choice". Eileen Rockefeller – Author, public speaker, venture philanthropist, and social entrepreneur. Her recently published memoir, Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself, details a journey of finding herself amidst one of America's most storied families. William Martin – Award-winning New York Times bestselling author of ten novels – including The Lincoln Letter, a PBS documentary, book reviews, magazine articles, and a cult-classic horror movie. Authors will sign books before and after lunch. Books will be available for sale exclusively from Barnes & Noble

Story Explorers: Down Under 3/7/15 - 3/7/15
Discover animals that spend the winter under snow and ice! Who takes a snooze and who still cruises around, down under? We’ll explore what it takes to be an animal under cover this winter. Story Explorers gives our youngest visitors the knowledge to contribute to a healthier Lake Champlain basin.

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