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  • BURLINGTON, USA CITY GUIDE

GETTING AROUND BURLINGTON

Downtown Burlington is a short distance from the airport, and the historic center can easily be managed on foot. Home to the University of Vermont and Champlain College, Burlington has a lively college-town vibe with plenty of fun shops and delicious restaurants.

THINGS TO DO IN BURLINGTON

Map of points of interest in Burlington1. CHURCH STREET

This pedestrian-only street in the heart of Burlington is full of independent shops, restaurants, historic architecture, and street performers throughout the warmer months.

2. PINE STREET

Head to the South End along Pine Street for antique shops (2a), the Burlington Farmers Market (2b), funky art galleries (2c), breweries (2d), the Lake ChamplainChocolates Factory (2e), and the world’s tallest filing cabinet, built as a commentary on bureaucratic delays and paperwork (2f).

3. ISLAND LINE TRAIL

Rent a bike and ride this paved rail trail that follows the shoreline. The trail continues on the Causeway in the middle of the lake and is connected to South Hero Island via a short ferry.

4. WATERFRONT PARK

A community park featuring a boardwalk, sailing lessons, and kayak and canoe rentals.

5. SPIRIT OF ETHAN ALLEN LAKE CRUISE

Narrated cruises of Lake Champlain: soea.com

6. GREEN MOUNTAIN RAILROAD

Choose from a scenic dinner train with historic narration, vintage lounge car with live music, or a murder mystery dinner train.

For hotel recommendations, please see the Pre- & Post-Tour section of your Trip Planner.

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