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).
Flea Market to Benefit our programs that support our Vetrans and their Families.This event happens the first Sunday of the month for the next three sunday. Table rental are $15.00 each. To come and checkout what is for sell is free.
Join community and school garden leaders from your region to learn strategies, share stories, and swap ideas that will boost your garden programs. Our spring Grow It! workshop theme is “Growing Community.” Come and explore with us: How can your community-based garden strengthen community? What makes your garden more than just a space to grow food? Where are the opportunities for community collaboration in these common spaces? Workshops are held at six locations around the state. Find a workshop near you! Please pre-register. Professional development certificates available upon request. Grow It! workshops are presented by Vermont Community Garden Network in partnership with local garden leaders. Registration is $35 per workshop. Group discounts available for three or more registrants. Sliding scale available upon request. Please pre-register at: http://vcgn.org/what-we-do/growit/.
The 2017 LCRCC Butterflies and Bidding Silent Auction at the ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain is a new and exciting networking event. Fly into Spring by bidding on exceptional items, enjoying delicious appetizers and sweets, and experiencing the gentle and captivating beauty of ECHO's Live Butterfly Pavilion. A portion of the funds raised will support the Paul Gallagher Entrepreneurial Scholarship Fund, a scholarship which assists one Vermont high school or college student with their post-secondary business education tuition. In addition, half of the event ticket price will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Burlington, an organization that works to save and change the lives of kids and teens who need it most and helps build better futures. Start a butterfly effect of good fortune by joining us for a night of fun, enchantment, and giving back! Thank you to the ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain and Acabay, Inc. for sponsoring this event!