Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Burlington, Vermont

Burlington is the largest city in the state of Vermont and located at the exact opposite shore of New York. The city has got so many active things to enjoy, look out for quality craftsmanship and also have the best cultural attractions throughout the city that will leave you with some mesmerizing moments. You have to list down so many things out here right from the skyline of the Adirondack Mountains till the shopping district in the limited time span. To ease down your trip and help you out roam the best places, listed down are the top 10 tourist attractions in Burlington, Vermont that you must visit.

1: Church Street Marketplace

Church Street Marketplace
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Collin Parker

This is another popular market place other than Farmer’s market that you may enjoy. It is more like a mall which is specially designed for the pedestrians. To construct this mall, it took around 19 years as the funding was coming from the Federal Government. Quite close from the Pearl Street, this place is packed with great restaurants and stores to explore out. If you are a foodie, then this place is an ultimate choice for you. In the evening, you can also enjoy watching the street dance followed by great music and fun play to enjoy.

Address: 2 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401

2: ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center

ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/churchstreet

If you have children with you during the trip, then I am sure they would love this part of Burlington. With the blend of nature and technology, you can enjoy the marine life here and check out some great species that you might not be able to see in your daily life. Enjoy the hands on discovery and explore different species of frog, and know the great people who lived in the city and get entertained with the panoramic views of the Lake that are simply amazing.

Address: 1 College St, Burlington, VT 05401

3: Lake Champlain Islands

Lake Champlain Islands
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Ryan Quick

This island is connected with the bridge and causeways. It is a summer recreation place where apple orchards are grown to a larger extent. Besides, the view of Lake, St. Anne's Shrine on Isle La Motte is amazing to watch out. Do not forget to click some snaps with the statue of Samuel de Champlain. From this Island, you can also enjoy a classic view of New England small towns. After a hectic time, people generally come here to relax and enjoy the breeze flow.

Address: Vermont
Website: www.vermont.org

4: Ethan Allen Homestead

Ethan Allen Homestead

This place is spread across 1400 acres and belongs to the Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen. Now the place exhibits the history and house archeology. There is also a huge park where mostly people halt for photo sessions. For Vermont, Allen had become a superhero and to also remember him, his homestead has become an ideal place to let tourist know about him. You can enjoy hiking here and spend a quality time with your loved ones in the natural environment.

Address: Ethan Allen Park, 1 Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington, VT 05408

5: Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory

Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Amy Meredith

This factory is not exactly in Burlington it is near to the city. It is one of the biggest attractions, especially during the spring and winter seasons. Take a factory tour and you will understand what has made it so popular. With ice-cream packets, candy colors and even the chocolate chips to enjoy, this place is liked by people of all the ages. So not forget to taste some amazing Ice cream, which is the specialty here.

Address: 1281 Waterbury Stowe Road, Waterbury, VT 05676

6: Smugglers Notch State Park

Smugglers Notch State Park
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/heipei

In olden days, Burlington had only the narrow footpath to walk or let the trail of horses pass by. However, thanks to the Smugglers Notch State Park, tourist can explore out the majestic Bingham Falls along with the historic structure to enjoy. Relocated by the Civilian Conservation Corps, this place is worth to visit.

Address: 6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672

7: Burlington Farmer's Market

Burlington Farmer's Market
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/churchstreet

Burlington Farmer's Market is the place to make sure you visit. The market is pretty huge, especially on Saturday. During the fall, summer and spring seasons, this market is held in the City Hall Park. Right from dairy, pottery till clothing, it has a wide range of things to offer you. As a memory of this city, you can shop here some of the miniature attractions and even taste some desserts that you might not have experienced before. If you visit during the winter season, then you will find this market in the Burlington Memorial Auditorium.

Address: St Paul St, Burlington, VT 05401

8: Shelburne Museum

Shelburne Museum
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/discoververmont

Talking about the museums, for the art and history lovers, this open air museum is the best place to visit. It has got some great architecture to showcase that has been here since Vermont's past. Besides, you can also see how the real villages in Burlington were with some great design of rail, paintings, folk arts and decorative collections that are kept on display.

Address: 6000 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482

9: Cruises on Lake Champlain

Cruises on Lake Champlain
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Kevin Jarrett

For a romantic trip with your partner, space out to the cruise on Lake Champlain. This lake also holds a secretive history associated with the Revolutionary War. The sightseeing cruise is held in all seasons and has got either lunch or dinner to offer you. Besides, during the special occasions, you might also enjoy the dance cruises. For some great time, you can also hire a charter while enjoying the amazing views of lake and mountain.

Address: 1 College St, Burlington, Vermont
Website: www.soea.com

10: Green Mountain Audubon Center

Green Mountain Audubon Center

With diversity in wildlife population, this center is one of the best nature trails to enjoy. The best time to visit this place is summer when you get to see variant habitants. For nature lovers, this is like a heaven to explore out and also learn from what you get by our mother nature. Besides, there are certain programs and special events that are occasionally held. However, plan up your trip on weekdays only as the place is closed on weekends.

Address: 255 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington, VT 05462
Website: vt.audubon.org

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