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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. ”
  • 63 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. ”
  • 60 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.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“there's another in the "marble works", downtown Middlebury best pizza around!”
  • 48 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. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“This historic venue located in Burlington, VT just might be showing a performance you’ve always dreamed of seeing! Visit the current calendar online.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good food and live music/events. During summer months they have a weekly truck stop with many vendors in the back. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bar
“Restaurant and brewery. This was the cider that made me think of cider in a whole new delicious way.”
  • 42 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. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Radio Bean, ¡Duino! (Duende), and Light Club Lamp Shop are a full-service bar, restaurant, live music venue, lamp lounge, craft cocktail destination, street food haven, and bohemian utopia in beautiful Burlington, Vermont.”
  • 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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“Good beer and next-door is a restaurant if you want to eat and drink just outside downtown Burlington”
  • 21 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Aptly named BYOB spot for spicy takes on home-style Thai recipes plus street food. Just across the bridge on Main St. in Winooski. Affordable pricing.”
  • 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. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“there's another in the "marble works", downtown Middlebury best pizza around!”
  • 48 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. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good food and live music/events. During summer months they have a weekly truck stop with many vendors in the back. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bar
“Restaurant and brewery. This was the cider that made me think of cider in a whole new delicious way.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Radio Bean, ¡Duino! (Duende), and Light Club Lamp Shop are a full-service bar, restaurant, live music venue, lamp lounge, craft cocktail destination, street food haven, and bohemian utopia in beautiful Burlington, Vermont.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Classic French dishes meet hearty Vermont fare at this upscale, vintage-glam bistro.”
  • 51 locals recommend

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