Things to Do

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Families are usually surprised and impressed when they visit Burlington. Just down the hill from Champlain's main campus is Burlington's downtown scene. Set near Lake Champlain, you can hear live performances while eating local foods on the pedestrian-only Church Street, or take a stroll through the Farmers Market in City Hall Park on Saturdays. Burlington offers restaurants, coffee bars, shopping, music venues and varied cultural opportunities within a quick walk from campus.

Lake Champlain's waterfront, ECHO aquarium and science center, and the 12-mile Burlington Bike Path are within a short walk of campus. World-class skiing, snowboarding, hiking and mountain biking are within an hour's drive. Whether you're a student, parent or just visiting, you'll be sure to find something you love in Burlington.

The Waterfront

The Waterfront

With Lake Champlain stretching across to the Adirondacks, this is one of the most perfectly picturesque spots in North America.

Mr Mikes

Mr. Mikes

There's great pizza in Burlington, including American Flatbread, but students love to drop by Mr. Mikes for a hot slice.

Signal Kitchen

Signal Kitchen

A hotbed of indie talent, Signal Kitchen is the place to be for live performances of up-and-coming artists from across the globe.

City market

City Market

The produce displays alone are worth a peek at this downtown market and coop featuring the best selection of local and organic foods.

Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters

Lots of great coffee houses in Burlington, but this dark, cozy den is a student favorite for hours of sitting, sipping and studying.

The Daily Planet

The Daily Planet

Off on a small side street, this surprisingly large restaurant brings you a big world of eclectic food.

Church Street

Church Street Marketplace

You have to wander the Marketplace for yourself to experience its magic. Take the time to explore. You'll want it.

Ben & Jerry's

Ben & Jerry's

Yep. The flagship Scoop Shop is right here on Church Street. It all began a few blocks over on St. Paul Street. Free Cone Day: April 14!

Nectar's Restaraunt and Lounge

Nectar's Restaurant & Lounge

Downtown's neon icon. Come for Metal Monday, Dead Set Tuesdays or other live music happening, and don't miss the gravy fries.

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

This beautifully restored 1,400-seat Art Deco movie house is now a venue for a host of performing arts.

The Skinny Pancake

Skinny Pancake

Don't miss this cool waterfront crêperie: great savory and sweet crepes, and hot entertainment.

Dobra Tea

Dobra Tea

Take off your shoes and pull up a pillow for some oolong. This intimate tea den invites you to stay as long as you like filling your cup.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

For local hotel, motel, bed & breakfast, and inn recommendations and reservations, contact:
The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce: (877) 686-5253, e-mail vermont@vermont.org or visit www.vermont.org.

Vermont's Department of Tourism and Marketing tourism.