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Best things to do in Burlington

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Museum
“A totally interactive museum dedicated to the ecology of Lake Champlain with something for everyone and a dedicated children's play-space.”
56 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”
56 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. ”
58 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“The OG flatbread pizza in the area. Often a wait but get there early and get a table. One of our favorites is the dancing heart pizza for its simplicity and nutty flavor but it's not for everyone. The punctuated equilibrium flatbread is a safer bet as well as the specials they have each day. Also enjoy the great beer selection, bar and huge tables you can reserve for your party if you wish.”
42 locals recommend
Park
“Downtown waterfront and community park with 900 feet of lakeshore, a boardwalk, and benches make this a great place to sit and watch some of the beautiful sunsets that Burlington has to offer. The waterfront also has access to the Bike Path, a festival site, which is host to a number of major events throughout the year, and a two lane boat launch.”
47 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
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. ”
45 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Three-four blocks of cobblestone that’s pedestrian only! Lots of Vermont food, galleries, and goodies. A more urban vibe similar to Third Street Promenade in Venice Beach, CA, but with a definitely Vermont flavor. About a 45 min drive from our location. ”
45 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Live Music Venue with Food. Also Friday Night food truck night an ongoing event. ”
42 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Intimate underground coffee bar & music venue hosting local & national acts & serving small plates.”
39 locals recommend
Bar
“Cider makers who love to take fresh, local apples and ferment them into delicious, refreshing, dynamic, clean and fulfilling cider. Lively tasting room with light fare served after 4 PM.”
37 locals recommend
Bus Station
“You can find anything and everything here; cobblestone streets, shops, cafes, nightlife and street performers”
49 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A special place right on Church Street, sit outside and enjoy the Burlington scene.”
48 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Opened in spring of 2015, their Pine Street Brewery offers a full canning line, tasting room, retail shop and sun-drenched beer garden.”
18 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“About 15 tables, no reservations. Plan to hang out for a bit for a totally worth-the-wait table.”
29 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Another solid pho place. Great for lunch or stopping through for a quick bowl of soup or noodles. ”
27 locals recommend