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).
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Join us for our annual all-day & self-guided beer and chocolate pairing in the Tap Room! Enjoy four Switchback brews paired with four luscious Lake Champlain Chocolates. $13 gets you all four chocolates and four 4oz pours. Chocolate pairing gift sets to-go also available for purchase and make for great holiday gifts! Available all weekend or while supplies last.
Ever been interested in trying out glassblowing? Now you can FOR FREE! Bern Gallery's next "Burlington Glassblowing Challenge," A glassblowing competition for everyone, is on December Third! Free to enter, participants have 3 min to gather the largest clear marble they can! Winner takes home an awesome prize AND a trophy!
UGLY SWEATER 3 – FUN RUN & WALK Date: October 28, 2019 Event Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 Start time: 10:00am -- End Time: 1:00pm Location: Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School, 500 Dorset Street, South Burlington Entrance fees: $35 for Adults / $15 for Youth 12-17 / FREE for kiddos under 12 Rotary Club of South Burlington’s 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater FUN Run & Walk Fundraiser It’s almost that time of the year again! From dancing snowmen to dangling jingle bells, those once-fashionable-now-outrageous sweaters are making a comeback! “Not on the RUNway, but in a FUN way!” -- at the Rotary Club of South Burlington’s 3rd Annual ‘Ugly Sweater Fun RUN & Walk’ being held on Sunday, December 8th, at the Fred H. Tuttle Middle School in South Burlington. The event is scheduled 10am – 1pm. The beneficiaries of this annual fundraising event are the Rotary Club of South Burlington’s local charity initiatives; and, also, we are proud to partner with the South Burlington Academic Boosters Fund. Academic Boosters supports both students and teachers who seek to engage in extended learning opportunities. We encourage you to come out for a day of fun and exercise while proudly wearing your tackiest, craziest and UGLIEST sweaters. Bring the whole family! Participants will enjoy complimentary food and beverages, a snapshot from our photo booth and a commemorative winter hat! As always, prizes will be awarded to the Ugliest Sweaters! To register for the Ugly Sweater 3 -- Fun Run & Walk, visit the Rotary Club of South Burlington web site: https://www.southburlingtonrotary.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SouthBurlingtonRotaryClub/ For further information about the event and information for publication, please contact: Jay Pasackow, Ugly Sweater Committee Email: email@example.com
The VSO is thrilled to welcome Chelsea Tipton as guest conductor for a program of musical comfort and joy! The concert features the Bronze Ambassadors, the award-winning student bell ringers from Newport who captured our hearts in 2017. Maestro Tipton’s program ranges from classic (Corelli’s Christmas Concerto) to clever (Christmas à la Valse) to quirky (Minor Alterations) to just plain fun (Tintinabulations). AND the audience has a chance to sing along with the handbells! Get in the mood for the season by ringing in the holidays with your VSO. For venue accessibility information, please call the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts at (802) 863-5966.