Welcome to Burlington: “The Number One Dream Town In America!”*
You’re going to love it here.
As you slowly crest over the tree-lined hill on your way into vibrant downtown Burlington, you’ll immediately see why our treasured lakeside city attracts millions of dedicated visitors each year. Our flawless blend of city sophistication and stunning natural beauty is only the beginning! We’re the perfect mix of everything you’ve been looking for in a destination: Burlington is old and new, funky and chic, cultured and hip, graceful yet authentic.
Burlington is an epicenter of outdoor activity and urban delight. Whether you have a passion for the outdoors, an interest in the arts, or prefer a day browsing boutiques and hunting for antiques, Burlington has it all to fit the bill. We’re loaded with dizzying array of excellent restaurants run by world-renowned chefs, elegant theaters, modish coffee shops, and shops that range from designer boutiques to handcrafted artistry. At night, Burlington turns into a live music hotspot where you can sip a local brew, soak in some amazing tunes, and watch the world go by – or hit the dance floor!
Outdoor activities aren’t just hobbies for Vermont natives; it’s our way of life, and we invite you to live like a local during your stay. Trail-packed woodlands and a locale just a stone’s throw away from the best mountains in the East make Burlington “The Perfect Small City” as National Geographic Traveler so aptly named us! Lake Champlain (America’s ‘Sixth Great Lake’) offers on-the-water fun such as water-skiing, boating, sailing, and swimming.
Burlington is an authentic place to ramp up the fun or simply stand still. Come join us and be a part of something amazing – you’ll be glad you did!
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The 6th Annual Great Ice in Grand Isle, an outdoor family-friendly festival on City Bay in North Hero, features two weekends of events on the ice! Friday, February 8th kicks things off with a bonfire, chili contest and cash bar on the North Hero House pier. Saturday and Sunday Marathon Skating International takes over the ice for two days of timed skating races, and anyone can enter. Other events are a Kids Fishing Derby, the F-f-frozen Regatta, Flapjack Breakfast and Trek to Knight Island, Nordic Skating, sled dog rides, pickup hockey and the Sweetheart Boogie on Saturday the 16th. Click here for a schedule and to register for specific events.