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).
We are looking for volunteers participating in a nutrition intervention study conducted at the Clinical Research Center (CRC) at the University of Vermont seeking to better understand the potential benefits of dairy fat against type 2 diabetes. Qualified participants must be: Men and women ages 50 to 65 with prediabetes (condition with slightly elevated blood sugar higher than normal) and a BMI between 25 and 40, Having consistent dietary habits that include dairy products, and Available for 8 consecutive weeks . $1,000 compensation is provided if you qualify and complete the study. For more information and to schedule a screening, please call: 802-656-9422 and leave your name and contact number or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Email is preferred).
Rediscover the romance of the rails on board a relaxing three-hour round-trip dinner train from Burlington to Middlebury. On this unique dining journey, you will enjoy a three-course gourmet dinner created on board our kitchen car, and the beautiful Vermont landscape as it rolls by your window. Reconnect with friends and family and make memories to cherish forever.
Spend an evening by the lake in the picnic area behind Leddy Arena for the popular Lakefront Food Truck Socials put on by Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront! There will be food trucks, games, music, and more! There is plenty of free parking available, or ride your bike and park it with the free Local Motion bike valet! Enjoy the updated Burlington Greenway on your way to the event. Starting this year, Beach Bites will be held on Wednesday night EVERY WEEK from June 19th to August 7th (except July 3rd)! Various local food, beer, cider and wine offerings available! Check out our Facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2071166503183659/
Meet Christine Dunbar, Administrative Assistant in the Clerk & Treasurer’s Office, and Solomon Bayer-Pacht, owner of Farmer’s and Foragers Food Truck. They will discuss: How and where you can operate a food truck in Burlington? What is the application process, requirements & fees ? What business start-up expenses to consider? What is it like to start and operate a food truck business.? What makes food truck operators successful & challenges they face? What else do you need besides a truck? What is the City of Burlington doing to allow more food trucks? Bring Your Questions! Participants will then have the information needed to decide if: You want to meet with a Business Counselor at no cost to talk more Think about next steps or decide not to pursue this business idea To register: https://bit.ly/2ESmHkP Presented by Burlington’s Community Economic Development Office and the CVOEO Micro Business Development Program
After brief introductions, participants in this community Plein Air art gathering will explore the natural environments of Oakledge Park and choose their preferred views/locations. Community artists will be on hand to help support your creativity. Participants will need to bring their own art materials. (chair/stool, easel, paper, paints, etc.). This event is open to artists of all skill levels! The Art of Observation Series aims to provide the opportunity to those who attend to work closely with Burlington’s Master Naturalists. More information on their organization can be found here: https://vermontmasternaturalist.org/ Artists: Kara Greenblott is a watercolor artist, coordinator for the Arts Collective at the Howard Center, and member of Burlington’s Art Tribe, a group of women artists that nurture and support one another’s journeys as artists. She works as a social worker and public health consultant to support her addiction to making art. Annie Caswell has been teaching and making art in Vermont for over 30 years. She is a sculptor, photographer, and painter. Nature provides her endless inspiration.