Burlington Travel Guide
Lake Champlain © Jscarreiro
Situated in Chittenden County, Burlington
is Vermont's biggest city and a lively and creative university town
with a growing tech industry. Ideally located on Lake Champlain's
eastern shore between the Adirondack and Green Mountains, the city
contains galleries, museums, historic architecture, top-class
shopping and a host of outdoor activities.
Originally one of the leading ports in the
country, with steamboat traffic on the lake boosting the local
economy, the city was also the site of an important military
hospital and army post during the War of 1812. Burlington continues
to be one of the USA's top cities to live in, and has a friendly,
college-town atmosphere drawing millions of visitors a year.
Attractions in Burlington include historic
sites, food and craft markets, lake cruises and chocolate shops.
The city has a beautiful riverside setting and surrounding
landscapes invite all kinds of outdoor recreation. As one would
expect from a city that is home to tens of thousands of students,
Burlington has a vibrant nightlife, undoubtedly the best in
Vermont, making it a fun destination for youngsters in search of a
party atmosphere. The village of Shelburne, which has essentially
become part of Burlington as the city expands, is a hotspot for
tourists, and the well-loved ski resort of Stowe is only a short