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, 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.
Latitude / Longitude: 44.48 N / 73.22 W
Zip Code(s): 05401, 05402, 05405, 05406
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).
Explore your feelings with "XOXO: An Exhibit About Love & Forgiveness." It can be fun and sometimes scary. Play, act silly, and consider what makes you sad, mad, and happy. Ask questions, listen, and learn about the people around you. Reveal a secret or discover a forgotten memory. Be ready to share, connect, converse, think, and feel. Developed by the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, XOXO asks you to open your heart and mind, focusing on the ones you love. Visit through May 15.
MOTHERS AND SONS: Playing January 27–February 14, 2016 Wednesday thru Saturday 7:30PM and Sunday at 2:00PM Written by Terrence McNally Directed by Gregory Ramos This 2014 Tony nominee for Best Play is a gripping new drama about change, reconciliation, and what it means to be a family. Cal and his husband Will have built a happy life together with their 7-year-old son. When the mother of Andre, Cal’s former lover, makes a surprise visit 20 years after her son’s untimely death, the past casts a shadow on their idyllic life. Cast John Jensen* as Cal Justin D. Quackenbush as Will Asa Baker-Rouse as Bud Peggy Lewis* as Katharine * Appears Courtesy of Actors Equity Association
This incredible exhibit, created especially for ages 0-6, engages kids in science play or learning about science using open-ended play scenarios. This means interacting with the world through all five senses, meeting science tools for the first time and becoming comfortable with them, refining balance skills and developing spacial awareness, and sorting/categorizing/counting objects to learn the basics of mathematics.
Opening in the Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience - "Jerusalem." Jerusalem brings you an unprecedented look at this amazing city—5,000 years of history have not dulled its appeal or importance. Using the world's most advanced film technology, "Jerusalem" plunges audiences into the ancient alleys and vibrant neighborhoods of Jerusalem's Old City and soars with the first-ever large format aerial views of iconic sites cherished by billions of people: the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Jordan River, the Sea of Galilee, and the mountain fortress of Masada. Destroyed and rebuilt repeatedly over 5,000 years, Jerusalem's enduring appeal remains a mystery. How did it become so important to so many people? What made it the most fought over piece of land in history? What does it still matter?
Are you up for a challenge? ECHO educators have a problem and need YOU to solve it. You might be using a zip line to save turtles, or using a catapult to hurl things across ECHO, magnets might help you maneuver around a track... you never know! Every Saturday and Sunday at noon at 2 p.m.