While You Are Here

There are many things to do right in town that will complement your retreat and connect you in a relaxing, enjoyable experience. Here are some ideas to get you started.

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While You Are Here: Near our Office

Speeder and Earl’s – coffee, across from our office

Great Harvest Bread – great breads, soups, drinks, nearly across from our office

Arts Riot – across from our office, eclectic, different local chefs nightly

Myer’s Bagels – delicious Montreal style bagels, good sandwiches, a bit funky setting

Feldman’s Bagels – typical bagel sandwich fare

Scout & Company – coffee & eats

New World Tortilla – fresh ingredients, delicious tortillas, very informal

Great Northern – good food, drinks – near our office

Soyo – unique, tangy frozen yogurt cones & pints

While You Are Here: Coffee

Uncommon Grounds – good coffee, simple atmosphere

Muddy Waters – good coffee, funky & cozy hang out, a Burlington institution

Speeder and Earl’s – Pine Street – across from our office

Maglianero – Lower Maple Street, the best coffee, nice atmosphere

While You Are Here: Breakfast

Henry’s Diner – diner

Penny Cluse Cafe – delicious, southwest flair

Brueggers – bagels

Magnolia’s, delicious, brunch, breakfast

While You Are Here: Brunch/Lunch/Dinner

Most of the Eateries Below Serve Many Ingredients That are Locally Grown, Brewed, Roasted, Aged. or Baked. Vermont is big on locally sourced food

Penny Cluse Cafe – delicious, southwest flair, always popular – no dinner

Lucky Next Door – coffee, bites, local beer

Great Northern – good food, drinks – near our office

Arts Riot – across from our office, eclectic, good food

Henry’s Diner – diner food

Brueggers – bagel stuff

Magnolia’s – delicious, brunch, breakfast

Mirabelles – sandwiches, salads, great bakery

Red Onion Deli – funky, wholesome sandwiches

Stone Soup – funky, wholesome food, salads, vegan option

Big Fatty’s BBQ – order at counter, open seating

Leunig’s delicious, Euro

Sweetwaters – nice atmosphere, sidewalk dining

Ri Ra – fun, bar food

Cortijo – fusion tacos, drinks

Halverson’s– burgers, salad

A Single Pebble – Asian, fusion

Asiana House– sushi

Hen of the Wood – very foodie, very good

American Flatbread – delicious flatbread pizza cooked in clay ovens – a real VT thing, beers from their own brewery

Trattoria Delia – delicious Italian

Pacific Rim – asian fusion, informal

Vermont Pub and Brewery – good brews, pub food

Daily Planet– good food, drinks, informal

City Market/Co-op – Groceries, health food, wines/beer, prepped foods, sandwiches, sushi. Another Burlington scene.

Skinny Pancake – low key healthy crepes by the waterfront, local music venue, local brew

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While You Are Here: Possible Activities

Stroll the Church Street Marketplace

Hang out at a sidewalk cafe

Stroll and hang out at the Waterfront Park and Community Boathouse

Pick up a free copy of Seven Days weekly for ideas and for music and art happenings

Walk or ride on the waterfront bike path – 6 miles of waterfront

Visit Oakledge Park on the south end of the Burlington waterfront

Visit South Burlington’s Red Rocks Park and walk the woods paths

Watch the sunset over the Adirondacks from the Waterfront Park

Rent a kayak at Perkins Pier or at North Beach

Cross country ski at Bolton Ski Area, Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, or Sleepy Hollow

Attend a show at the Flynn Theater, Flynn Space, or see a movie at downtown’s Roxy

Do a brewery tour or tasting:

  • Switchback,  Citizen Cider, Zero Gravity.  Queen City Brewery, Foam (on our street or very near)
  • Magic Hat, Fiddlehead (short drive)
  • Or visit other breweries around the state  – notably Alchemist, soon Lawson’s, and Hill Farmstead, and more at VT Brewers Association.

Visit North Beach

Visit Champlain Chocolates factory and store on Pine Street

Check out the Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Museum on the waterfront

Visit a unique store: Frog Hollow State Craft Store, Outdoor Gear Exchange, or the Burton Factory Store

Rent a bike at Local Motion or the Ski Rack

See a play at the Royal Tyler Theater at University of VT, St. Michael’s College Playhouse

Rent a sailboat at the Community Sailing Center

Go skiing or boarding

Take in music at a local pub, or at Nectar’s (Phish’s old stomping ground) or at Higher Ground in South Burlington

Settle in at Muddy Waters coffee shop and drink in the Burlington scene

Visit the Burton factory store and headquarters

Take a ride on the Ethan Allen lake tour boat or one crewed sailboats at the Boathouse

Hike in the mountains (pick up a hiking guide book)

Take a mellow hike at the Audubon Society in Huntington, or the breathtaking Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, or Shelburne Bay Park, or Mount Philo State Park, or the Ethan Allen Homestead in the Intervale right in Burlington.

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