Top Choice Museum in Burlington

Shelburne Museum

This extraordinary 45-acre museum, 9 miles south of Burlington, showcases the priceless Americana collections of Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888–1960) and her parents – 150,000 objects in all. The mix of folk art, deco…
Top Choice Farm in Burlington

The Intervale Center

You'd never guess it standing on a busy Burlington street corner, but one of Vermont's most idyllic green spaces is less than 2 miles from downtown. Tucked among the lazy curves of the Winooski River, Burlington's I…
Pedestrian Mall in Burlington

Church Street Marketplace

Burlington's pulse can often be taken along this four-block pedestrian zone running from Pearl to Main Sts. When the weather's good, buskers (now licensed by the town), food and craft vendors, soapbox demagogues, re…
Aquarium in Burlington

Echo Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

This kid-friendly lakeside museum examines the colorful past, present and future of Lake Champlain. A multitude of aquariums wiggle with life, and nature-oriented displays invite inquisitive minds and hands to splas…
Historic Site in Burlington

Ethan Allen Homestead

American Revolution hero Ethan Allen lived in this 18th-century colonial homestead, 1 mile north of Burlington on VT 127. Be sure to take the guided tour (included in entrance fee; tour times vary) of the historic h…
Arts Center in Burlington

BCA Center

Under the auspices of Burlington City Arts, the BCA Center is an exciting locus for art exhibits, classes and discussions. Ongoing open studios involve the community with an artist in residence. A community darkroom…
Brewery in Burlington

Magic Hat Brewery

Drink in the history of one of Vermont's most dynamic microbreweries on the fun, free, self-guided 'Artifactory' Tour (once you see the whimsical labels, this name makes perfect sense) and learn all the nuances of t…
Farm in Burlington

Shelburne Farms

In 1886 William Seward Webb and Lila Vanderbilt Webb built themselves a magnificent country estate on the shores of Lake Champlain. The 1400-acre farm, designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted (who also…
Waterfront in Burlington


A five-minute walk from downtown, Burlington's delightfully uncommercialized waterfront is a scenic, low-key promenade with a 7.5-mile bike path, a pier for Lake Champlain boat trips, the Echo aquarium and the Disco…
Arts Center in Burlington

Frog Hollow Craft Center

This excellent contemporary and traditional craft center feels more like a museum gallery than the retail store that it is. A rigorous jury process screens artisans for acceptance.