Burlington Vermont

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Burlington - Vermont's Queen City

Burlington is vibrant, entrepreneurial and historic, yet innovative. It's a city that has kept its charm while also being positively edgy. Locals and visitors alike enjoy Burlington's walkable downtown, its abundance of parks and cheerful streets ripe for exploring the city's dining, shopping and abundance of arts. Foodies will savor exploring the chocolateries, breweries and farm-to-table restaurants offering local meats, the freshest produce and world-renowned cheeses and maple. Outdoors enthusiasts are drawn to Waterfront Park, where in addition to miles of recreation paths north and southbound, the city's nearby beaches are prime for an afternoon swim, kayak or paddleboard. There are also opportunities to learn to sail or take a sunset cruise. Of course, after sunset, enjoy downtown Burlington's nightlife at its theaters, bars and brew pubs - many of which are host to a festive live music scene. 

Check out the New York Times video "36 Hours in Burlington," a traveler’s guide to a city’s most delicious, adventurous and fascinating must-see destinations!

When you arrive in Burlington, you're welcome to visit with Vermont.org's tourism specialists at the visitors center at 60 Main Street. They're happy to provide maps and suggestions based on your specific interests. You can also easily search for Burlington attractions and businesses. Here are some local tours and destinations to whet your appetite for visiting:

Burlington City Arts
Burlington Brew Tours
Burlington Segway Tours
Burlington Farmers' Market
Burlington Town Center
Church Street Marketplace
East Shore Vineyard
ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center
Flynn Center for the Perfoming Arts
Lake Champlain Chocolates
Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center
Lake Champlain Ferries
Northern Lights: Lake Champlain Cruises
Paddlesurf Champlain
The Spirit of Ethan Allen