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).
Now that the holidays are here the queens of Paint: A Drag Cabaret are back for their one year anniversary special, Sleigh Belles! Baby, it’s cold outside but things are about to get hot in here! So wrap up your box, stick a candy cane in your mouth and come celebrate the holidays with your favorite queens in the only way we know how, by being naughty. The Paint gurls are an all professional drag troupe with 15 years of experience between them. They’ve excited audiences from the Hudson Valley to Central and Upstate NY and all over Vermont. Hosted by the very merry Persephone Pétrin. With performances by your friendly neighborhood makeup sorceress Marjorie Mayhem, the queen of burlesque Nikki Champagne, liquid lipstick connoisseur Farrah Foxx, Emoji Nightmare of Britmoji fame and our very, VERY special guest, all the way from Providence, RI, Annie B. Frank! Burlington’s most fierce and fabulous Queens are back for a night of cheeky holiday cheer, sizzling performances, and we’ll probably give away a couple door prizes too! Meet the Queens after the show for photos and dance until 1am with DJVU, spinning all your favorite tunes.
The VYOA orchestras and chorus gather to perform this annual favorite. The program has something for everyone with works by Johann Sebastian Bach to the Beatles. This year’s senior soloist is Vermont Youth Orchestra percussionist Connor Zwonik (Colchester High School) performing Michael Colgrass’ Timpani Concerto. Other works include excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s beloved Nutcracker Suite and Rimsky-Korsakov’s exciting Capriccio Espagnol. Enjoy traditional choral song as the Vermont Youth Chorus performs Giovanni Battista Martini’s Domine, ad adjuvandum me festina before joining the combined orchestras to perform Leroy Andersen’s ever-popular Sleigh Ride and Irving Berlin’s classic White Christmas.
Were you naughty or nice this year? Join us Thursday, December 15th from 5-8PM during our beer-infused cocktail party. We're pairing up with Stonecutter Spirits to bring you an array of 'naughty' and 'nice' cocktails to help you choose.
Join us in the Tap Room for our all-day and self-guided beer and chocolate pairing! Gift sets to-go also available for purchase and make for great holiday gift ideas. Enjoy Switchback Ale, Citra-Pils Keller Bier, Roasted Red Ale, and Dooley's Belated Porter paired with luscious Lake Champlain Chocolates. December 16th-18th or while supplies last!
Green Mountain Cabaret has been teasing and titillating for 4 years now. Come down to Club Metronome to Enjoy the View with the Sugar Shakers, Peepers, and their guests as they celebrate their 4th Anniversi-tease the only way they know how, entertaining their fans! 18+ Raffle Sponsor: We're excited to have COTS VT as our raffle sponsor this month! Buy raffle tickets, win fun prizes, and support a local non-profit in your area! Costume Contest: Typically the 4th Anniversary gift is either Fruit/Flowers or Appliances. So dress up in your best 4th Anniversary present themed costume to win a fabulous prize. General Admission, VIP, and Party Packages available. All priced per person, door availability not guaranteed