Burlington in Vermont is a regional college town that hosts the University of Vermont and Champlain College. It is the city with the most population in the US state of Vermont. The city boasts the largest airport in Vermont. What sets it apart is its proximity to the US – Canadian border which
is just 45 miles from the city.
Burlington is a bustling city that thrives on education, health services and a bit of manufacturing. There are enough attractions for tourists visiting the city. From historical monuments to parks there are many things to attract tourists to Burlington. Let us see the top five attractions in the city for visitors.
The Burlington Bike Path
You can cycle along the shore, cross the Winooski River and join the suburban cycle trails in Colchester. The bike paths were built on the earlier railway tracks. The causeway that cuts the Lake Champlain is one of the most scenic places to see. There is a seasonal bike ferry that connects the different islands on the Lake Champlain. The bike paths are very well laid and the scenery around is a real treat to any tourist.
The Church Street Marketplace
You can spend hours strolling through this open-air mall. There are many attractions that include street performers, music and historical architecture. You can find the best eateries among the more than 100 shops in this area. It is an area that attracts most tourists as they find exciting shopping deals.
The Burlington Farmers’ Market
Another exciting shopping experience for tourists is the farmers' market. Here you have farm products, baked food, wines and local crafts that are all sold by the producers themselves. The main attractions are the wines and spirits including non-alcoholic beer. There are different varieties of cheese that you can buy from here fresh.
Fleming Museum Of Art
Renovated in 2016, this museum of art and anthropology has various pieces of painting, sculpture, decorative arts, and cultural artifacts. These range from the ancient ones to the most modern. There are African masks, Assyrian bas-relief, and paintings by Homer and Warhol. You can also find an Egyptian Mummy in its coffin.
The Eateries In Burlington
These are not to be missed. There are a variety of food outlets that serve you everything from local cuisine to food from various ethnicities. Trained at various Micheline-starred restaurants in Paris, London, and Seattle, the chef at the Bistro de Margo serves a variety of mouthwatering dishes. You cannot miss the breakfast from Penny Cluse Café or food made with local produce at the Hen of the Wood.
If you want to stay outdoors and have an adventure (and seeing as we wrote this article we should also mention us!) then you should perhaps consider an EscapeTrails urban adventure. An EscapeTrail combines the best parts of a scavenger hunt, amazing race, escape room and sightseeing. Creating a fun, social experience for groups of friends, family or colleagues. Whether you are new in town or been here sometime an EscapeTrail is for you!