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Burlington
Travel Guide

Waterfront Park featuring a marina

Vermont’s largest city offers beautiful lakeside views, a thriving cultural scene, wineries, craft breweries and delicious dining experiences in which local produce shines.

Visit the New England city of Burlington to enjoy a lively college town with beautiful bike paths, redbrick buildings and views of the Adirondack Mountains.

As Vermont’s largest town, Burlington features a busy city center. With over 100 shops and restaurants, this is a great place to get a feel for the area. Walk along the redbrick Church Street Marketplace and sample some Burlington specialties. Try craft beer from local microbreweries, which are very common throughout the city. Taste a scoop of locally founded Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream at the Church Street store. Drink a cup of gourmet coffee from one of the many cafés.

Rent a bike from one of the local businesses to take a ride on the 7.5-mile (12-kilometer) Burlington Bike Path. The path follows Lake Champlain for several miles, passing through six of Burlington’s waterfront parks. Head out to Colchester Point for one of the best views of the lake and the Adirondack Mountains behind it. Stop at Oakledge Park to see the lakeside earth clock, which is a circle of 14 stones arranged around a sundial.

Visit the University of Vermont to the east of town. Featuring open greens with crisscrossing pathways, mammoth brick buildings and a bright,white church steeple, the campus is one of New England’s finest.

Make sure to catch a sunset over Lake Champlain. The sight of the sun going down behind the Adirondack Mountains attracts people to the shoreline each evening.

The best way to arrive in town is by bus or car, which takes about 3.5 hours from Boston and under 2 hours from Montreal. You can also fly into the Burlington International Airport. Although beautiful year-round, a popular time to visit Burlington is during the fall, when the local trees have turned vibrantly colorful.

Best Western Plus Windjammer Inn & Conference Center
Best Western Plus Windjammer Inn & Conference Center
2.5 out of 5
1076 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT
The price is CA $144 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of University Mall and University of Vermont. Lake Champlain and Church Street Marketplace are also ...
4.3/5Excellent! (985 reviews)
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Reviewed on Jun. 13, 2021

Best Western Plus Windjammer Inn & Conference Center
Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain
Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain
3.5 out of 5
60 Battery St, Burlington, VT
The price is CA $254 per night from Jun 16 to Jun 16
Located in the heart of Burlington, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lake Champlain, Waterfront Park, and Lake Champlain Ferry. Church Street Marketplace ...
3.8/5Good! (1,093 reviews)
"The hotel was very clean an accommodating for a quick weekend away!"

Reviewed on Jun. 14, 2021

Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain
DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Vermont
DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Vermont
3.5 out of 5
870 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT
The price is CA $158 per night from Jun 16 to Jun 16
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of University of Vermont, Champlain College, and Church Street Marketplace. Lake Champlain and Waterfront ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,137 reviews)
"Great place to stay. Only draw back is that the hotels diner closes at 9 and no restaurants near by."

Reviewed on Jun. 5, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Vermont
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New Winooski, Clean, Convenient and Chic!!
New Winooski, Clean, Convenient and Chic!!
Winooski, VT
Situated in Winooski, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Winooski Falls Mill District and within 3 mi (5 km) of University of Vermont and Lake Champlain. ...
4.2/5Very Good! (16 reviews)
Untidy unclean, too small, too hot, too many bugs and insects in the place
"The place is on ground floor with lot of places outside the door so that attracts a lot of insects & mosquitoes & bugs as soon as you open the door. Even inside the house there are too many, when you wake up you will see you have got those small and too many bites on your body. The house was very ..."

Reviewed on Jul. 5, 2020

New Winooski, Clean, Convenient and Chic!!
The Anchorage
The Anchorage
2 out of 5
117 Featherbed Lane, South Hero, VT
Nestled on the beach, this South Hero cabin is just steps from Lake Champlain Islands and Lake Champlain. Sand Bar State Park is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) away.
4.9/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
"The property was very quiet and the area was beautiful. The cabins are pretty basic but adequate. A mini refrigerator and coffee maker were provided, which was very convenient. A few things that could use improvement: there was no light at the door so, when you returned there in the dark, you needed ..."

Reviewed on May 23, 2021

The Anchorage
Top of Church Street Roost
Top of Church Street Roost
Burlington, VT
Located in Old North End, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Church Street Marketplace and Waterfront Park. Lake Champlain and University ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
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"Great location. Access to property owner was great"

Reviewed on Oct. 3, 2020

Top of Church Street Roost
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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