Whether on a first date or celebrating a milestone anniversary, couples can ignite quite a spark with everything there is to see and do in the Lake Champlain region. For a fun night out on the town with a loved one, enjoy this carefully crafted evening experience for two under the stars.
Start off the night with something special in hand by picking up a flower arrangement from the design expert who’s been going the extra mile since 1992 to make floral gifts that are sure to impress. Is it a particularly important night to celebrate? If so, a piece of vintage or modern jewelry or perhaps a timepiece will show your partner they are in for an exceptional evening.
A Touch Of Culture
See the latest art trends and treasures on display and for sale at area galleries and studios, or sign up for an adult class in pottery, photography, pastels, screen printing, or jewelry at the downtown non-profit that makes quality art experiences accessible to a broad audience. Professional artists can benefit from open studio hours as well as discussions on what curators are looking for or how to secure a highly sought after residency.
Followed By Dinner
The Lake Champlain area has date night dining down, from cozy cafes to a French bistro with neighborhood kitchens tossed in the mix. For a culinary experience you’ll rave about to friends, visit these restaurants located in the Old North End, on Church Street, in South Burlington, and along the Winooski waterfront.
And A Show
Engaging performances in theater, music, dance, and comedy are all within reach every weekend, including internationally recognized acts and headlining bands. See Lyric Theater Company’s performance of Annie the Musical running November 8-11, or check the nightly schedules at the venues below to pick the show best suited to your tastes.
With Something Sweet
Who doesn’t love dessert? Appease even the most demanding sweet tooth with locally made ice cream, frozen yogurt, or sorbet from one of Vermont’s most iconic brands. Cocoa aficionados can get their fix with fresh, all-natural gourmet chocolates made right in Burlington. And sweet crepes on the waterfront with names like the “Sugarshack” and “Lovemaker” are calling your name, but you might want to save the “Heartbreaker” for another night!
And A Nightcap
Finish off your evening with a handcrafted cocktail or two within walking distance of the waterfront and several hotels. Artisanal drinks are on hand and local beers on tap in many upscale bars where you can still carry on a conversation with your partner. But please take a taxi – widely available downtown – if you happen to overindulge.