There are any number of activities and attractions to make your stay fun and memorable. We’re happy to give you detailed information on the top Burlington, VT attractions according to your interests and the season. Below are some spectacular attractions and not-to-be-missed signature activities. Be sure to check out Burlington, Vermont’s seasonal activities if you’re trying to plan your stay with a special event in mind.

Church Street Marketplace

Usually the first stop our guests make after checking in is located three blocks from the Lang House — the Church Street pedestrian-only marketplace offers tourists and locals many shopping, dining and cultural/art/craft experiences.

Burlington’s Waterfront Park

A beautiful place for strolling; lying in the grass and taking a nap; bicycling, walking or running north on the bike path; or simply enjoying views of Lake Champlain and New York’s Adirondack Mountains. The park is the location for July 3rd Fireworks display, the annual July Vermont Brewers’ Festival, and other concerts and festivals.

Bike Paths

Cycling enthusiasts have a number of opportunities for exploring Burlington and beyond. If you want to explore the town on two wheels, we suggest checking out for a map of Burlington’s most popular bike trails. Many guests enjoy riding north on the path that parallels Lake Champlain (accessed via the Waterfront park). Be sure to check out Local Motion, a non-profit organization promoting safe cycling.

Farmers’ Market

Outdoor Market (May-October) and Indoor Winter Market (November-April)
Saturdays – Check the web site for hours, dates, and parking information

The Farmers’ market provides tourists and locals an opportunity to purchase local produce and crafts as well as to sample delicious artisanal cheeses, specialty baked goods, local libations and prepared foods.

Shelburne Museum

(approximately 8 miles south of Burlington; located on Route 7)

A wonderful regional museum with significant holdings and host of specially curated, changing exhibitions. The collection includes works by American and Impressionist artists as well as textiles, folk and decorative arts.

Shelburne Farms

A historic working farm established by Lila Vanderbilt Webb and William Seward Webb in the late 19th century. It is now a non-profit organization upholding the values and traditions of Vermont agriculture and land management/preservation. Property, garden and inn tours are offered on a limited, seasonal basis. The property is open year-round for walking enthusiasts.

Photo credit Marshall Webb