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 vibrancy 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.
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).
Spend an evening by the lake in the picnic area behind Leddy Arena for the popular Lakefront Food Truck Socials! There will be food trucks, kids activities like Big Blue Trunk, entertainment, free bike valet service, beer garden, and more! Event happens every other Wednesday through August: June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25, August 8, August 22.
ome to The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort and Spa and let us help end your day with free samples, hand massages, and a special bite from our culinary team. Each Wednesday from 5PM to 6PM gather in our spa for wine, pampering, and conversation. Afterwards, from 6PM to 7PM we'll head over to The Tavern and continue our wind down at the bar or grab a seat on our patio and to enjoy our music series and some good food. Help us give back to a local charity and wear pink. For every article of pink that you wear we'll give $1 to charity.
Spend an evening by lake enjoying delicious food truck delights and gorgeous sunsets at Leddy Park every other Wednesday all summer! There’s always entertainment for kids and adults and free bike valet by Local Motion provided. ATM on site. Fantastic Features!! -inclusive beer garden includes local beers -activities -music …and of course GREAT FOOD!
Fill up your water bottles, lace up your sneakers and join in the fun at this year's 10th Annual Zoe's Race in beautiful Oakledge Park in the south end of Burlington. In honor of our 10th Anniversary, we've added a special 10K race, along with our 1K and 5K races. Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC is our official 2018 sponsor of the kid's 1K this year, so there are no fees for kids 17 and under to run or walk the 1K! Zoe's Race is a Howard Center fundraiser for people in need of assistance with creating accessible homes for themselves or their loved ones. Join the fun and help make a difference today!