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Things to do in Burlington

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“Great for the entire family. Learn about Lake Champlain and all the creatures that live here. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Hands down one of our favorite restaurants for dinner. Reservations are necessary but walk-ins can be taken at the bar or chef’s table”
  • 57 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“A solid place to get American food like burgers and chops. They use locally sourced ingredients and have an expansive beer menu. Solid food and lively atmosphere. Be prepared to wait if it’s high season. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Park
“Community park on the lake featuring a boardwalk, sailing lessons & kayak & canoe rentals. Also look for the Burlington Bike Path. Converted from the Central Vermont Railway to a bike path in the 1970s, this easy trail crosses through beaches and parks and offers great views of Lake Champlain, the Adirondacks and the city.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Delicious, locally- sourced ingredients makes for great pizza and salads!! Full bar with Zero Gravity beer on tap- Live music outside in the water months. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Breakfast/Brunch spot is a local favorite. Seasonal menu items like gingerbread pancakes and other creative options make this a popular destination. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Fully restored Art Deco theatre- beautiful space that hosts fantastic entertainment.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food with local ingredients AND also a fun event space with excellent live music. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Bar
“Restaurant and brewery. This was the cider that made me think of cider in a whole new delicious way.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bus Station
“You can find anything and everything here; cobblestone streets, shops, cafes, nightlife and street performers”
  • 49 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The center of downtown Burlington, bustling with shops, restaurants, bars, street performers, galleries, music halls, and more! Check it out any time of year. There's always something happening. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Radio Bean (Bar with music) , Light Club Lamp Shop (Bar with music) , and Duieno Duende (restaurant) are all connected- you can visit each without even going outside. Food is based on street food from around the world- all local ingredients and will make vegans and meat eaters alike happy! Great live music almost every night of the week. Burlington's hipsters can all be spotted here!”
  • 41 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Classic French dishes meet hearty Vermont fare at this upscale, vintage-glam bistro.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Boisterous taproom with bangin' local beers. Snacks come from next door restaurant the Great Northern. Don't miss the fried cheese curds!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Tiny Thai is not your typical Thai restaurant. We do not serve “Royal” Thai Cuisine, nor do we play old style Thai classical music in a quiet, dimly lit environment. On the contrary! A visit to Tiny Thai will enlighten you as to how Thai food is enjoyed in Thailand itself. Tiny Thai specializes in the common dishes you would see in many food stalls, family dinner tables and on many street food vendors' carts. Our atmosphere is casual and friendly. Give us a try, you'll be surprised!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Microbrewery specializing in unfiltered ales offering weekly tours, a tasting room & a store.”
  • 23 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“Hands down one of our favorite restaurants for dinner. Reservations are necessary but walk-ins can be taken at the bar or chef’s table”
  • 57 locals recommend
Gastropub
“A solid place to get American food like burgers and chops. They use locally sourced ingredients and have an expansive beer menu. Solid food and lively atmosphere. Be prepared to wait if it’s high season. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Delicious, locally- sourced ingredients makes for great pizza and salads!! Full bar with Zero Gravity beer on tap- Live music outside in the water months. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Breakfast/Brunch spot is a local favorite. Seasonal menu items like gingerbread pancakes and other creative options make this a popular destination. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food with local ingredients AND also a fun event space with excellent live music. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Bar
“Restaurant and brewery. This was the cider that made me think of cider in a whole new delicious way.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Radio Bean (Bar with music) , Light Club Lamp Shop (Bar with music) , and Duieno Duende (restaurant) are all connected- you can visit each without even going outside. Food is based on street food from around the world- all local ingredients and will make vegans and meat eaters alike happy! Great live music almost every night of the week. Burlington's hipsters can all be spotted here!”
  • 41 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Classic French dishes meet hearty Vermont fare at this upscale, vintage-glam bistro.”
  • 51 locals recommend

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