Top things to do

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 Cafe in Burlington

Penny Cluse Cafe

In the heart of downtown, one of Burlington's most popular breakfast spots serves pancakes, biscuits and gravy, breakfast burritos, omelettes and tofu scrambles, along with sandwiches, fish tacos, salads and the bes…
Top Choice Beer in Burlington

Vermont Brewers Festival

Meet Vermont's artisan craft brewers and sample their wares during this mid-July weekend event on Burlington's waterfront. Tickets go on sale two months in advance and sell out quickly.
Top Choice Performing Arts in Burlington

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

Broadway hits, music, dance and theater grace the stage at this art deco masterpiece. Expect anything from the Khmer Arts Ensemble to Liza Minnelli.
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…
Top Choice Pizza in Burlington

American Flatbread

Central downtown location, bustling atmosphere, great beers on tap from the in-house Zero Gravity microbrewery, and superb flatbread (thin-crust pizza) with locally sourced ingredients are reason enough to make this…
Top Choice Live Music in Burlington

Light Club Lamp Shop

One of Burlington's coolest and quirkiest venues, this place doubles – well, OK, triples – as a lamp shop (witness the amazing collection hanging from the walls and ceiling), a wine bar and a performance space. Show…
International in Burlington

Daily Planet

This long-established downtown haunt serves a changing, varied menu that ranges from apple and fennel bisque with gorgonzola cream, to poutine (sweet potato fries with Vermont cheddar curds, rosemary and candy cap m…
Teahouse in Burlington

Dobra Tea

This Czech-owned tearoom offers over 50 varieties – some seasonal, all hand-selected directly from their regions of origin. Sit at a table, an up-ended tea box, or on cushions around a small, low pedestal.
Diner in Burlington

Henry's Diner

A Burlington fixture since 1925, this homey diner has breakfast all day and a variety of weekend specials.