Historic Downtown


Seen from above, a sprawling rural city lines a large body of water in the setting sun.
Food trucks and vendor tents line lit walking lanes, with a band is playing on a stage, outdoors in the winter.

Burlington, Vermont

Vermont’s biggest city, Burlington makes an ideal destination for those looking for an urban vacation set among mountains with a lakefront view. Easily walkable and bikeable, the city is home to USA Today’s 2022 No. 1 public square in America.

Explore Downtown

Find summer in Burlington between the water, the mountains, and the sky, where people come together to enjoy long days, warm, sunny weather, and close access to outdoor recreation.

Seen from above, a bustling outdoor shopping street in the summer.

Church Street Marketplace

With more than 100 shops and restaurants, this outdoor mall was named No. 1 Public Square in America in 2022 by USA Today. A walk down Church Street draws the eye in every direction as murals add character to historic architecture, local performers entertain with live music, and the immersive atmosphere invites you to stay all day.

A crowd gathers around a person singing into a microphone in a street performance.
Groups of people shop an outdoor marketplace in warm weather.

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival

Annually in June

Celebrate 40 years of outdoor jazz in this citywide festival with performances and jam sessions to be found everywhere.

A narrow gravel path surrounded by rocks cross the lake with mountains in the distance.
Two people ride bicycles along a gravel path close to water.

72 Hours in the Lake Champlain Valley

The Lake Champlain Valley cradles the shore of Lake Champlain, and with every season, the landscape transforms, showcasing local character. Diverse experiences abound, including riding your bike or walking across Lake Champlain, picking your own produce at farm markets, and a vibrant performing arts scene.

Winter in and Around Burlington

With five ski areas within an hour’s drive and a historic downtown stacked with live events, local and inventive dining, and independent shops, Burlington is a winter destination.

Eat, Shop, and Stay in Burlington







Transportation Options

For Burlington

Amtrak Station

1 Main Street
Burlington, VT


1200 Airport Drive
S. Burlington, VT

Local Transportation

  • Car Rental services: Enterprise, Hertz  
  • Taxi Service and/or Rideshare: Uber, Lyft, Burlington Taxi, 89 Taxi, AA Transportation, Future Cab
  • Bus services: Greyhound, Green Mountain Transit 
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Trip planning resources with Burlington’s local downtown organization, Hello Burlington.

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