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Everything you could possibly need to plan a wonderful Burlington, VT vacation is right here! Peruse our accommodations and choose the perfect guestroom. Visit our online concierge and add some special touches to your stay. Explore the many attractive activities available near the Lang House on Main Street, from museums like the eclectic Shelburne Museum to outdoor fun at Lake Champlain. Our staff is eager to help you plan the perfect weekend getaway in beautiful Vermont!

Burlington Free Press
Seven Days - Vermont's Alternative Newspaper

General Area Information

Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
60 Main St, Suite 100
Burlington, VT 05401
802-863-3489/ 877-686-5253
The LCRCC is a great resource for people traveling to the Burlington for events, activities, travel tourism, and business information.

Burlington VT Convention & Visitor Bureau

Cultural and Art Resources
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
153 Main St. Burlington, VT 05401
Box Office: (802) 863-5966
The Flynn has been at the center of Vermont’s cultural landscape for more than 70 years. Today, the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts is recognized internationally for its superb technical capacity, beautiful ambiance, historic setting, and world-class presentations.

Vermont Stage Company
PO Box 1430
Burlington, VT 05401
Located in Burlington, VT at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, the Vermont State Company combines renowned talent with the best regional and Vermont-based actors.

St. Michael’s Playhouse
One Winooski Park, Colchester, Vermont 05439
Box Office: 802.654.2281
Saint Michael's Playhouse, also known as greater Burlington's Outstanding Professional Actors' Equity Theater Company, brings together Broadway, Off-Broadway and Regional Theater artists offering Vermont audiences an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy the very best in live professional theater.

The University of Vermont Theatre: The Royal Tyler Theatre
Box Office: 656-2094
The UVM Theatre is a vital academic program of the University of Vermont. This program strives to actively engage our community through the theatre experience. 

Lane Series: University of Vermont
Box Office: 863-5966
(tickets can be purchased through the Flynn Theater Box Office)
Since its inception 50 years ago, the Lane Series has been responsible for bringing renowned artists as well as fledgling performers to Burlington. The series strives to bring great performers from all genres while respecting the sophistication of Vermont audiences.

Vermont Mozart Festival
Box Office: 802-862-7352
This festival offers a variety of concerts with both a summer and winter series. The summer concert series in held outdoors at various scenic venues.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Box Office: (802)863-5966
(tickets can be purchased through the Flynn Theater Box Office)
Started in 1936, the VSO is the oldest state supported orchestra in the United States. Its mission is to foster the appreciation of music, with emphasis on orchestral, choral and chamber music, as well as providing at moderate cost, quality performances for the public throughout the State of Vermont.

Fleming Museum
61 Colchester Ave, Burlington, VT 05405
The Robert Hull Fleming museum is located on the campus of the University of Vermont. Since its inception 70 years ago, the Fleming has been treasured by Vermonters given that it houses the most comprehensive collection of both art and anthropology in Vermont. Exhibitions of contemporary and historic art from Vermont and around the world are presented here.

Shelburne Farms
1161 Harbor Road, Shelburne, VT 05482
A non-profit education center and Historic Landmark located on Lake Champlain, this farm serves as an educational resource for practicing rural land use that is environmentally, economically, and culturally sustainable. Visitors may also enjoy the walking trails, the children’s farmyard, inn restaurant, property tours and special events.

Shelburne Museum
U.S. Route 7, P.O Box 10, Shelburne, Vermont 05482
Phone: 802.985.3346
A National Historic Landmark, the Shelburne Museum, is one of the nation's most eclectic museums of art, Americana, architecture, and artifacts. Thirty-nine galleries and exhibition structures display over 150,000 objects spanning four centuries. Outstanding collections of folk art, decorative arts, tools, toys, textiles, and transportation vehicles are exhibited in tandem with paintings by artists such as Monet, Manet, Cassatt, Degas, Andrew Wyeth, Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, Grandma Moses, and many others. The museum has twenty five 19th-century structures include a covered bridge, a round barn, a lighthouse, and a 220-foot restored steamboat. The museum is open daily 10am-5pm starting May 1 through October 31.

Echo Center
1 College Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Echo at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, educates people about the Ecology, Culture, History, and Opportunities for stewardship of the Lake Champlain basin. Discover over 60 species of fish, amphibians, and reptiles that make their home in the Lake Champlain basin. There are over 100 hands-on exhibits, a half –scale shipwreck, and many changing and traveling exhibits. Open daily year round 10am-5pm (with extended hours on Thursdayuntil 8pm) except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (two sites)
4472 Basin Harbor Road, Vergennes, VT 05491
4 King Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Open May1-October 16, daily 10am-5pm.

Ethan Allen Homestead
1 Ethan Allen Homestead Drive, Suite2
Burlington, VT 05401
Ethan Allen was one of Vermont’s most famous and colorful historical figures. His last home is a short drive from downtown Burlington. The homestead offers hands-on history, spectacular scenery, and riverside picnics areas and walks.

Rokeby Museum
Route 7, Ferrisburgh, VT
A National Historic Landmark, the Rokeby museum provides an intimate look into two centuries of family life and agriculture, as well as a broader view of Vermont’s social history. This 90-acre site was once the cherished home of the Robinson family. It includes a fully furnished house with family belongings spanning 200 years, 8 outbuildings, and hiking trails. The museum is open from mid-May to Mid-October. The hiking trails are open year round for self-guided tours. Tour times of the house and outbuildings vary.

Vermont Teddy Bear Factory
6655 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT 05482
802-985-3001 ext 2
The largest Hand crafted, American made producer of teddy bears. The Bear shop is open year round except Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day at 9am Tours are available throughout the day. The Teddy Bear Café is open from 8:30am-2:30pm, Monday through Friday, serving breakfast, lunch and snacks.

Magic Hat Brewery
5 Bartlett Bay Road, South Burlington, VT 05403
The Magic Hat Brewery produces an array of year round and seasonal each brews with offbeat names and vibrantly colored labels. Located 5 minutes from downtown Burlington, this brewery offers free tours Wednesday through Friday as well as selected times on Saturday.

ChamplainValley Exposition and Fair Grounds

Night Life
Higher Ground
1214 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT 05403
tickets: 1-888-512-show
A Burlington nightclub offering an eclectic mix of musical groups from the well- to the lesser-known.

Main Street, Burlington
Located in the heart of downtown Burlington, the club is a sultry, down home juke joint providing cocktails, dancing, live Blues, Boogie, Grove, Soul, and Straight Up Rock seven nights a week. And of course they serve the best gravy fries on the planet (from their web site).

Club Metronome
Main Street, Burlington
Located above Nectar’s in downtown Burlington VT, Club Metronome is the only complete live music venue in town, with a capacity of up to 250 people. Hosting a variety of musical genres such as rock, funk, hip-hop, reggae, singer-songwriters and “A” level DJ’s; Club Metronome appeals to a variety of age groups as we strive to bring in top quality musicians from a local, regional and national level. Throughout the years Club Metronome has been the stepping stone for such acts as G-Love, the Black Crowes, Ben Harper, Martin Sexton and many more.

Winter Activities

This comprehensive website contains information on Vermont ski areas offering snowboarding, Nordic and alpine skiing, for all levels and abilities. It contains information about specific ski areas including prices, conditions, as well as lodging and availability, linking to all ski area/resort websites.

Ice Skating
Leddy Park Ice Skating Arena
Leddy Park, Burlington VT 05401
The Leddy Arena offer public skating September to May, Monday through Thursday 8:30-11:15am and Sundays 1-3pm. Cost: $3/adult $2.50/student(children under 5 are free). Ice skate rentals: $3.

C Douglas Cairns Arena
600 Swift Street, South Burlington, VT 05403
Public skating hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9:30 am-1pm and Sundays 1-2:30pm. Skate rentals also available.

Summer Activities
Lake Champlain Basin Program: Lake Champlain Wayside Exhibits
54 West Shore Road, Grand Isle, VT 05458
800-468-5227 or 802-372-3213
The Lake Champlain Basin Program is a federal, state, and local initiative to restore and protect Lake Champlain and its surrounding watershed for future generations. The Lake Champlain Wayside exhibits account unique local stories in the broader context of places and events around the lake. These exhibits include nature trails, heritage walks, tales of battles, as wells as current efforts to clean up and restore Lake Champlain.

Local Motion
1 Steele Street, #103, Burlington, VT 05401
Local Motion is a greater Burlington non-profit organization that promotes bicycling, walking, running, inline skating and the facilities that make these activities safe, easy, and fun. Located next to the train station on Burlington’s waterfront, the trailside center offers bike rentals, maps, snacks and beverages, gifts, advocacy and event information, air for your tires, as well as great advice on places to walk, ride or skate. Open Mid-May to Late-October.

Lake Champlain Bikeways
C/o Local Motion Trailside Center, 1 Steele Street, #103, Burlington, VT 05401
The Lake Champlain bikeway is a network of over 1100 miles of bicycle trails in the Lake Champlain valley of Vermont, New York, and Quebec. The network includes a total of 35 routes ranging from 10 to 60 miles in length.

Lake Champlain Ferries & Lake Champlain Specialty Cruises
King Street Ferry Dock, Burlington, VT 05401
The Lake Champlain Ferries offer three ferry routes: From Grand Isle, VT to Plattsburgh, NY, Burlington, VT to Port Kent, NY, and Charlotte, VT to Essex, NY. The website offers detailed information on fares, ferry schedules, and departure and arrival times. Additionally, the Lake Champlain Ferries offer a variety of cruises including daily, dinner, and concert cruises, in addition to private cruises for wedding and other special occasions.

Spirit of the Ethan Allen III
348 Flynn Ave, Burlington, VT 05401
Departing from the Burlington Boathouse, The Spirit of the Ethan Allen III is a 500 passenger luxury cruise ship with food and beverage service on each cruise, three dining decks. In addition to the regularly scheduled cruises, group tours, wedding and other special event cruises are also feasible.

Public Golf Courses
The Links at Lang Farm
39 Essex Way, Essex Junction, VT 05452
The Links at Lang Farm is an 18-holeExecutive Golf Course open to the public. The 4100-yard par 60 course includes a bent grass driving range and clubhouse, and welcomes all levels of play.

Kwiniaska Golf Club
5531 Spear Street, Shelburne, VT
Located 5 1/2 miles from Burlington, this par 72 golf course is open to the public. The clubhouse has a professionally run pro shop and a restaurant/snack bar.

Williston Golf Club
424 Golf Course Rd
Williston, VT 05495
18 holes of challenging golf for the duffer, as well as the professional golfer, in you. The course was built in 1927.

Catamount Golf Club
1400 Mountain View Rd
Williston, VT 05495
802- 878-7227
9 holes (many par 3). The course was designed and built in 2000 by original owner Marty Keene.

Colleges and Universities
The University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405

Champlain College
163 South Willard St, Burlington, VT 05401
802-860-2700/ 800-570-5858

Saint Michael’s College
One Winooski Park
Colchester, VT 05439

Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753

Hair Salons and Spas
189 Battery Street, Burlington, VT 05401
A personal care salon for women and men, Indigo offers a large selection of hair care, waxing make-up, and nail care services.

Stephen and Burns
116 Church Street, Burlington, VT 05401
72 Helena Drive, Williston VT 05495
A full service salon and Aveda day spa, Stephen and Burns offers a vast selection of services. The hours of operation vary, with the Williston location closed on Sunday and Monday

Oasis Day Spa
300 Cornerstone Drive, #220
Williston, VT
A day spa offering many services such as massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, hydrotherapy and hair styling. Hours are Monday 9:00-4:00, Tuesday - Saturday 8:30-7:00, and Sunday by appointment

Malls and Shopping Areas
Burlington Town Center
Church Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Located 4 blocks from the Lang House on Main Street.
Hours of Operation: Monday through Saturday 9:30-9pm, Sunday 11am-6pm.

The University Mall
155 Dorset Street, SouthBurlington, VT054
Located 1.5 miles from the Lang House on Main Street Hours of Operation: Monday through Saturday 9:30-9pm, Sunday 11am-6pm.
Essex Outlet Fair
21 Essex Way, Essex unction, VT 05452

Airports and other Transportation Links
Burlington International Airport (BTV)
Airport Parkway, South Burlington, VT

Chittenden County Transit Authority: CCTA
The CCTA operates the region’s public transit bus system.

Other links of Interest
New England Innkeepers
Professional Assoc. of Innkeepers Int.
Vermont Lodging & Restaurant Assoc.
Vermont State Chamber Page
Vermont State Page

Lang House on Main Street Bed and Breakfast
360 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401 | 802-652-2500 | 877-919-9799
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