Top 10 Things to Do in Burlington, Vermont
Although Burlington, Vermont is usually thought of as the tree hugger’s paradise, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream mongers and Phish-head potsmokers; there is a multi-faceted tranquil European style. After surviving only one winter in this Siberian-esque wonderland, the summer is like that long awaited Yes Pecan! Obama Ice Cream.
- Absorb the peaceful Lake Champlain waterfront, especially breathtaking at dusk with the view of the Adirondack Mountains.
- Walk, bike, run or hopscotch the 7.6 mile bike path along the waterfront . Don’t miss the hike up to the Batter Park along the way for a “top of the city” view of the lake.
- Drink local! Frequent Vermont roasted coffee shops like Speeder & Earl’s, Muddy Waters, Uncommon Grounds…Starbucks beware! This is some good joe.
- Better breakfast! Vermonters love their breakfast fast & fresh. Check out Penny Cluse Cafe on Cherry St. for biscuits & green gravy made from the fresh herbs grown locally.
- Go native! Be a locavore and shop the farmer’s market at City Hall park on Saturdays.
- Visit Paris in Vermont! Leunig’s Bistro is a true delight for all the senses. Lounge on Church St. while listening to the street musicians and sipping a lovely chardonnay.
- Beer it up! Vermont Pub & Brewery has their own microbrewery in their basement with delectable flavors.
- Visit the infamous Nectar’s nightlife, where Phish began. Don’t forget to try their fries w/ gravy.
- Steam along in the train ride from Burlington to Middlebury. Inhale the breathtaking views of cows, cows and more cows. Check out the local artists in all the mom & pop stores.
- Ethan Allen is more than just furniture! Take the boat tour at the Waterfront Park to learn more about this fierce man & maybe get a peak at old Champ, the local Loch Ness.