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 May
Music Wednesdays in the Tap Room at Switchback! 5/13/15 - 5/27/15
Every Wednesday from 6:00PM - 8:00PM unwind in the Tap Room with some live tunes and a pint! A different food truck each week! UPCOMING PERFORMANCES! May 6th: Dan Tomaino and Brian Gatch May 13th: The Pirates May 20th: Dave Kloepfer May 27th: EmaLou
United Way of Chittenden County Annual Celebration 5/28/15 - 5/28/15
Join us as we announce the campaign award winners, give out the coveted Community Impact Award, and honor hardworking volunteers. $25 • Hors d'oeuvres & Cash Bar. A limited number of sponsored tickets are available free of charge for nonprofit partners and those who cannot otherwise afford to attend. Request a ticket from Reed Curry at email@example.com. We thank our presenting sponsor, TD Bank and our supporting sponsor, Free Press Media.
Barnes and Noble Book Fair to benefit the Rice H.S. Library 5/29/15 - 5/30/15
Book Fair to benefit the Rice H.S. Library on 5/29/15-5/30/15 in the Barnes and Noble store and online from 5/29/15-6/4/15 at bn.com/bookfairs. Use #11595147 at checkout. Thank-you!
Improv for a Cause: Great Minds on the Spot! 5/30/15 - 5/30/15
Please welcome Shelburne natives, Steve Waltein, Andrew Knox, and Ben Rameaka as they provide an evening of comedy in Burlington, Vermont. They will be joined by fellow comedian, Kate James, Chicago based comedy writer and improviser. Steve is a member of the teaching faculty at iO and The Second City based in Chicago. He travels all over the world with The Improvised Shakespeare Company. Andrew performs with the Second City National Touring Company and is excited to be back in Vermont to provide live entertainment to his friends , family and community. In 2010, he took home first place at the Higher Ground Comedy battle. Ben is an improviser, actor and voice over artist. He performs on the UCB house team Airwolf every Saturday night and plays James Whippy in Amazon.com's original series "Alpha House". Proceeds of the event will raise necessary funds for the Stern Center Scholarship program.
Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home 5/30/15 - 9/13/15
We all know that famous furry face, now join Smokey Bear along with Woodsy Owl and their forest friends to care for the natural resources we rely on to survive! This traveling exhibit, created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service, will be at ECHO until Sept. 13. Harbor young woodland stewards through on-the-job forest ranger training, a puppet stage, forest trail, fishing vessel, and more. Every other Friday from 10 a.m. to noon the Burlington Fire Department will join us to lend a hand working to prevent fires locally.
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