Burlington, VT might be most famous for Church Street Marketplace, a long, walking-only street with shops and restaurants for everyone from hippies to fashionistas.
However, there is a lot more to Burlington than this one strip. Below are list of restaurants, stores, and places to explore in the area whether you are visiting or trying to find your favorite place to hang out for the next 4 years.
My Top Restaurant Picks:
- Skinny Pancake - A creperie that prides itself on local food and let me tell you it is DELICIOUS whether you order a dinner crepe or a chocolate extravaganza. It's located near Lake Champlain and on a nice day you can sit out on the patio.
- Tiny Thai - A favorite amongst my friends Tiny Thai has delicious food, quick service, and reasonable prices. Yes, the holy trifecta. On the weekends, it can get pretty crowded, so if you have more than 2 people be ready for a short wait. I promise you that it is worth it.
- Magnolia's - I've only been for breakfast, but according to my friends everything is delicious. It has a light, bright atmosphere great for Sunday Brunch when your parents are in town.
- The Spot - You can get all three meals here if you want. A refurbished gas station with a surf theme the food is also made with local ingredients. There are reasonable prices and you can have breakfast all day. :)
Great Places to Visit:
- ECHO - a science center on Lake Champlain, this may seem like a place for children, but it was really fun for a goofy afternoon with my friends.
- Higher Ground - a fabulous, intimate concert venue in South Burlington that gets local bands as well as major bands like Plain White T's.
- Camel's Hump State Park - This hike is a great way to get outside in the Fall. The hike takes about 3 hours total and gives you an epic view at the top of the mountain.