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.
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.
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.
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%.
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!
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,vVermont's iconic white steeples and rolling hills that spill down toward a lively,vgreen waterfront on Lake Champlain." (Forbes Magazine)
As you can tell, no trip to Vermont is complete without a visit to 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).
Join us in the Tap Room for our self-guided Beer & Cheese Pairing with Cheese & Wine Traders! Grab your friends and head on over for a delectable day of Switchback brews and tasty local cheese. No reservation required, all you need to do is show up. Switchback Ale, Citra-Pils Keller Bier, Slow-Fermented Brown Ale, and Connector IPA paired with select artisanal cheese from Cabot Creamery Co-operative, Cobb Hill Cheese, von Trapp Farmstead Cheese and more. Give us a call at (802) 651-4114 for more information.
Burlington Held each year on Memorial Day Weekend, it is the largest one-day sporting event in Vermont and brings over 8,000 runners, 1,700 volunteers and 20,000 spectators together to celebrate running, fitness and community. The race begins at beautiful Battery Park, then winds through historic streets of Burlington, with the final miles on the scenic bike path along Lake Champlain. The course is first-timer and family friendly.
Get a unique workout on the lake and unleash your competitive inner beast. In this 5-week tournament, teams of 10 will race round-robin style and vie for top honors (and a case of really good local beer). All equipment (and a cool shirt) included. No experience - no problem: we'll teach you all you need to know. All that's required is a positive attitude, a competitive spirit and an absolute refusal to give up. There are no passengers here! Register with friends, family or co-workers as a complete team of 12 (10 + 2 spares), or sign up as an individual (and we'll assign you to a team). Tuesdays: 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27. Makeup date (in case of inclement weather): 7/11. $75/pp or $750/team (max 12). Register now at: https://goo.gl/btdIhQ
Back by popular demand, Beach Bites returns to Leddy Park every other Wednesday from May 31 to September 6 all summer! Join us for a variety of delicious food trucks and entertainment for kids and adults, against a backdrop of beautiful views and a big open beach. Free bike valet provided, ATM on site.