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Burlington Area Guides: Hotels | Restaurants | Shopping


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,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.

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Burlington Discover Jazz Festival
Burlington, VT - The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival is a celebration combining incredible local talent with jazz legends from every corner of the globe. This 10-day event has become a tradition, a chance for the community to revel in jazz’s spectrum of different forms and an opportunity for fans to learn from and meet the world-renowned artists who have inspired them for years. The 2016 Festival is June 3rd thru June 12th - See You There!
Shelburne Camping - Your Vermont Destination
Shelburne, VT - Camping is one of the most economical ways for a family to spend vacation time together. If it's relaxation and peacefulness that you crave, Shelburne Camping Area is the place to be. Your family and friends will be pleasantly surprised that such a great vacation spot is near.
Basin Harbor Club - On Lake Champlain, Vermont
Vergennes, VT - There is no other place like Basin Harbor for a celebration, whether you are just beginning your life together or gathering generations together for a family reunion. After all, families have been marking their special occasions with us since 1886. The stunning panoramic views of Lake Champlain and the natural beauty of our gardens supply the perfect setting.
Comfort Inn & Suites Burlington, Vermont
Comfort Inn & Suites South Burlington is a great choice for your next Burlington stay. Great location - only one mile to downtown Burlington and adjacent to shopping and dining. Great value - free 24 hour airport transportation, free breakfast buffet, free WiFi PLUS a wide range of amenities. Pleasure or business, short term or extended stay, choose Comfort Inn & Suites in South Burlington.
 

 

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Quick Facts About Burlington

County: Chittenden
Lat / Long: 44.48 N / 73.22 W
Zip(s): 05401, 05402, 05405, 05406
Incorporated: 1865
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
 
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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Nearby Cities and Towns:

Region 4: Lake Champlain Valley | Colchester (2.0 miles NNE) | Winooski (1.5 miles NE) | South Burlington (1.7 miles SE) | Lake Champlain

Vermont Events in May


XOXO: An Exhibit About Love & Forgiveness 1/16/16 - 5/15/16

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.


Pandas: The Journey Home in 3D 4/16/16 - 9/2/16

Nation Geographic’s “Pandas: The Journey Home” opens in 3D at the Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience on April 16. Filmmakers were given unprecedented access to the Wolong Panda Center in China to bring to light the extraordinary efforts of the Chinese to secure the panda’s future in the wild. Meet the center’s pandas as they get ready for their new lives all over the world, and learn about their fascinating habits and hilarious hijinks.


Vermont Stage's Production of I and You 4/20/16 - 5/8/16

I AND YOU playing April 20–May 8, 2016 Wednesday thru Saturday 7:30PM and Sunday at 2:00PM, and a 2:00PM matinee on Saturday, April 23, 2016 Written by Lauren Gunderson Directed by Cathy Hurst Handsome, athletic, Anthony arrives unexpectedly at Caroline's door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass and an urgent assignment from their English teacher due tomorrow. Anthony convinces Caroline to help him transform his presentation on Whitman into something beautiful but in the process they uncover the profound mystery that has actually brought them together. Cast Victoria Fearn as Caroline Jabari Matthew as Anthony


I and You by Lauren Gunderson 4/20/16 - 5/8/16

Handsome, athletic, Anthony arrives unexpectedly at Caroline's door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass and an urgent assignment from their English teacher due tomorrow. Anthony convinces Caroline to help him transform his presentation on Whitman into something beautiful but in the process they uncover the profound mystery that has actually brought them together.


Vermont Youth Conference 5/7/16 - 5/7/16

Join Spectrum's Multicultural Youth Program in a day long conference. Connect with peers over shared issues and passions, become more involved in your communities, and look towards your future. Learn about colleges and organizations in the Burlington area at the Resource Fair. End the day with a dance and free Ben & Jerry's!


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