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).
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Join us for a special 'Stretch & Sip' event on Sunday, January 22nd from 10:00AM - 11:00AM with Sarah Quinttus from SoulShine Power Yoga! Enjoy an all-levels 60 minute Vinyasa flow class in the Tap Room followed by a pint or flight of your choice. Bring your own mat and quench your thirst with friends after class with a glass or two of Switchback! Please arrive at 9:45AM. $20/head. Space is limited and pre-registration is encouraged. Call or visit the Tap Room to sign up.
New year, new Laugh and Sip location! We are heading to the Green Mountain State to bring this successful NY comedy show to Burlington, VT! On Monday, January 23rd and Tuesday, January 24th at 7pm, some of the best comics from NY and VT will grace the stage at the Burlington Paint and Sip Studio for a night of non-stop laughter hosted by Molly Funk! NY's flyest DJ, DJ Dev will be spinnin' the tracks, bringing this show to a whole new level! Presale tickets are just $12, $15 the night of! Join us for booze, music and laughter, headlined by the funniest comic in VT, KING MECCA!
A Comedic Guide to Money with Colin Ryan Stand Up For Your Dream: A healthy relationship with money takes more than financial knowledge – it takes skills, resources, and motivation. Colin uses comedy to bring money to life, and to show you how your ability to manage your money directly affects your ability to have the life you want. Colin's Bio: Featured everywhere from NPR to Moth Radio Hour and Reader's Digest, Colin Ryan is a nationally in-demand, award-winning comedic financial speaker (seriously!). Colin has been recognized as one of the top 10 money presenters in America, and has collaborated with the Girl Scouts of America, National Geographic Television, and companies and colleges across the country. He also currently serves as the only male commissioner on the Vermont Commission on Women. Big thanks to our BYP On Tap series sponsor New England Federal Credit Union!
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