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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.

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”
56local recommendations
Museum
“A totally interactive museum dedicated to the ecology of Lake Champlain with something for everyone and a dedicated children's play-space.”
56local recommendations
Gastropub
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“Great American cuisine, located just off Church street. This place doesn't take reservations so on weekends there will be a wait if you go at dinner time, but you can have a beer in the beer garden downstairs to make the time go by! ”
57local recommendations
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.”
47local recommendations
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.”
42local recommendations
Performing Arts Venue
“The Flynn Center is a full-service home for the performing arts in the region; offers a wide range of cultural and educational experiences; and nurtures the creative development of performing artists. The Flynn is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.”
40local recommendations
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. ”
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Shopping Centre
“A great collection of shops. The whole street is an outdoor walking Mall....great shopping”
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Bus Station
“You can find anything and everything here; cobblestone streets, shops, cafes, nightlife and street performers”
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Restaurant
“This is a great restaurant and music venue. It's very low key but they have some of the best food in town. Friday evenings they have a food truck party, and great food specials Sunday-Wednesday.”
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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.”
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Coffee Shop
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“Intimate underground coffee bar & music venue hosting local & national acts & serving small plates.”
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Restaurant
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“A special place right on Church Street, sit outside and enjoy the Burlington scene.”
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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.”
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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.”
30local recommendations
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Popular BYOB spot for Vietnamese noodle soups & other traditional dishes in a casual setting.”
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