Burlington: Best Things to Do

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Burlington is the most populous city in the United States.

Tourists will find tall buildings such as Ira Allen Chapel, Decker Towers, Burlington Square, and many more.

You don't need a certain time or season to visit Burlington because this city is full of four-season outdoor destinations.

Lake Champlain Islands, Church Street Marketplace, Shelburne Museum, Zero Gravity Brewery, are some must-visit destinations in Burlington.

For more information about first time tourist guide in Burlington, you can scroll down this page to the very end!



The best way to enjoy the Burlington city is by walking around the parks, ferry crossings, excursion boats, and visiting Lake Champlain Islands.

ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

an innovative science and nature museum located on the Burlington waterfront in northern Vermont


The central city of Burlington is in City Place of Burlington. It's the most crowded street in Burlington where the youngster meets and spent their nightlife.

Burlington's City Place

Located on the Church Street Marketplace open-air mall in Burlington, Vermont


Church Street Marketplace is the least crowded street in Burlington. It is an open-air mall where you can easily find specialty shops and national retailers. It's not difficult to find restaurants and cultural venues, outdoor cafes, street vendors, and entertainers in Burlington.

Church Street Marketplace

Burlington Vermont's most exciting option for shopping, dining, and local events


When you visit Burlington, do not forget to try the city's famous strawberry rhubarb pie. It's a pie filled with rhubarb. You can find it at Poorhouse Pies. There is no iconic drink of Burlington. But the city is famous for its unique cocktail that you shouldn't miss.

Poorhouse Pies

a restaurant in Burlington which famous for it pies


The culture of Burlington is the mix from other cultures. It makes the city feels vibrant and has a rich cultural life. People of Burlington are diverse and open minded.


The best time to visit Burlington is from May to September when the many festivals are held. During that time, the city is turning to be green city.


Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel is a recommended hotel located near the University of Vermont, Church St. marketplace, and the lake. You will get a friendly service and a variety of amenities from this hotel. Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain is also the best place to stay when you are near Lake Champlain. It has a beautiful view of scenic Lake Champlain and the picturesque Adirondacks

Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain

offers expansive views of scenic Lake Champlain and the picturesque Adirondacks


Bleu Northeast Seafood restaurant is a paradise for seafood lovers. You can eat in this restaurant anytime because it is open for breakfast, brunch, and dinner. But if you want to have a more memorable dining experience, you must try the freshwater fish in Juniper. Juniper restaurant is located inside the Hotel Vermont.

Bleu Northeast Seafood

Vegan Menu, Dinner, Lunch, Coffee

Juniper Bar and Restaurant

A modern eatery offering fine American comfort food & traditional cocktails.

They offer French sauce sandwiches, nachos, assorted hookahs, snacks and coffee drinks.

They even have a private gazebo for larger parties where you can hangout and enjoy.

Address : 41 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401, USA


New Moon Café, located in Church Marketplace area, is perfect for you and your travel buddy. It may look small outside, but when you cross the door you will get amazed by its spacious room. But if you are craving for something sweet, you can directly go to Scout & Co. O.N.E. It is an espresso bar and ice cream that serve doughnuts specially made by Miss Weiner.

New Moon Cafe

Coffee, Tea, Breakfast, Lunch

Scout & Co. O.N.E.

an espresso bar and ice cream shop


Misery Loves Co is the right place to go when you want to experience the nightlife of Burlington. The cocktails in this bar is made from the local farmer product. Light Club Lamp Shop is suitable for your groovy style night. This bar is famous for its groovy cocktail lounge and occasional disco dance parties. The beers and cocktails will never disappoint you.

Misery Loves Co.

Cocktail, Coffee, Beer, Late-night Snack

Light Club Lamp Shop

Live Music, Late-Night Snack, Alcohol


Shelburne Museum is one of the most-visited museums when you come to Burlington. In this open-air museum, there are some original buildings from different eras of Vermont's past. Complete your trip in Burlington by visiting Zero Gravity Brewery which is located at the Pine street.

Shelburne Museum

One of the country's most diverse museums of paintings, folk art, quilts and textiles, and New England history and architecture

Zero Gravity Brewery

began in 2004 out of their Brewpub at American Flatbread Burlington Hearth in downtown Burlington, Vermont


Bring some greens to your Instagram feed by taking some pictures at Waterfront Park while enjoying the lake. This park is home to several big music and food festivals. Sleepy Hollow Farm Woodstock is a must-visit place when you come to Burlington in autumn. The natural beauty color of autumn will get you many likes because this is the most popular spot in New England fall photos.

Waterfront Park

a large regional park located to the west of downtown along the Lake Champlain Shoreline