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.
Hotels in Burlington and Dining in Burlington
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.
Burlington Weddings and Conferences in Burlington
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.
Burlington Real Estate
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%.
Things to do in Burlington
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!
Shopping in Burlington Vermont
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.
Quick Facts About 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).
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Vermont Events in October
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike 10/8/14 - 10/26/14
Melancholy turns into mayhem when Vanya and his sister Sonia—along with their clairvoyant housekeeper Cassandra—are paid a surprise visit to their comfortable country home by Hollywood star sibling, Masha and her twenty something boy-toy Spike, in this wickedly wonderful Chekhovian mash-up. This winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play by master of comedy, Christopher Durang, equally tickles the casual theatregoer in search of meaningful fun and the ardent student of Russian classics.
The First Ever Vermont Comic con 10/25/14 - 10/26/14
DISRUPTION: Vermont Commons School Documentary Screening 10/29/14 - 10/29/14
DISRUPTION tells the story of the greatest crisis humanity has ever faced and the movement to fight it. Our generation is the first to experience climate change and the last to make a difference. By weaving commentary from recognized voices analyzing climate, politics and society today, the film brings the issue of global warming to the streets in a call to action. Join us for this important film with a panel discussion afterward, Wednesday, October 29th from 6 to 9pm. This is the first of three films in our Vermont Commons School Documentary Film Series! The panel discussion will include Dr. Maeve McBride, Coordinator of 350vt.org; Dr. Alan Betts of Atmospheric Research in Pittsford and Vermont’s leading Climate Scientist; Andrea Lloyd, plant ecologist and Professor of Biology at Middlebury; and Staci Lasker, Vice President of Operations and Administration at New Leaf Paper.
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