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.
Join us on Saturday, July 20th from 6-8pm to celebrate the opening of "Rising Times," an exhibition featuring contemporary fine art photography by Jacob Hessler. The increased frequency and strength of super storms, paired with rising sea levels, have begun to erode and redraw coastlines all over the world. The desire to live in close proximity to the ocean has driven development on low lying shoals, unstable cliffs and flood plains. With its own engineered impermanence, these coastal communities stand boldly in the face of imminent destruction. This body of work explores coastal areas heavily impacted by rising seas.
Poetry meets art in a friendly and supportive all-ages setting at the Voicing Art community reading of new poetry and prose works written in response to Flynndog Gallery’s current exhibit of "Bucolic Concrete” anthology of young urban artists, or other art of writers’ choice. Participate in person or online from anywhere in the world via real-time livestream.
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 June 22nd! Free to enter, participants have 3 min to gather the largest clear marble they can! Winner takes home an awesome prize AND a trophy!