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Things to do in Burlington + Northern Vermont

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Burlington + Northern Vermont. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Burlington + Northern Vermont attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Burlington + Northern Vermont to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Burlington + Northern Vermont.

  • Adamant Co-op

    Vermont’s oldest cooperative lies at the center of Adamant village, surrounded by two ponds and state forest. Founded in 1935, the shop supplies t ... More
  • BCA Center

    The five-story converted firehouse has rotating art exhibitions every fall. More
  • Burlington Bike Path

    Stretching from south Burlington to the Winooski River delta, this 7.6-mile recreational path is popular with joggers, bikers, and inline skaters. ... More
  • Burton Flagship Store

    Founded by Jake Burton in 1977, this namesake company is one of the nation’s leading suppliers of snowboarding equipment. This flagship store, loca... More
  • Camel’s Hump

    A difficult challenge can be found on Vermont’s third-highest peak. The gradually ascending 6.8-mile Monroe Loop culminates in panoramic views of N... More
  • Church Street Marketplace

    While the advent of the indoor shopping mall in the 1970's meant the death of most pedestrian malls, this one—established in 1981—still buzzes with... More
  • City Market

    Burlington's only downtown grocery store, City Market is a community-owned food cooperative selling a wide range of local and organic goods, as wel... More
  • Cotswold Furniture Makers

    This venue is closed. The shop carries classic English-style furniture. More
  • Craftsbury Outdoor Center

    Kayak, hike, bike, learn to row, explore on horseback, run in wide-open spaces with sweeping views. It’s all accessible through this center, which ... More
  • Currier's Quality Market

    Deep in Vermont’s rural Northeast Kingdom, Currier’s Quality Market sells all the supplies necessary for the rugged area, including food, gas, hard... More
  • Daily Chocolate

    Pop in for a cup of hot cocoa, made with organic sugar, milk, vanilla, and a scoop of ganache. More
  • ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

    As part of the revitalization of Burlington’s waterfront, the city opened the ECHO Center in 2003 to celebrate, preserve, and promote Lake Champlai... More
  • Evansville Trading Post

    In the rural Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, the Evansville Trading Post offers a rare venue for one-stop shopping. The large, red, barn-like buildin... More
  • Floyd's Store

    Floyd’s General Store fits in well to the preserved, small-town, New England landscape in Randolph, Vermont. Managed by the Floyd family for three ... More
  • Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

    Behind its iconic marquee, the city’s largest theater has served many roles since opening in 1930 as a vaudeville house. Today, the Art Deco main a... More

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