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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“Great for the kids! Check their site as they have different exhibits every few weeks! I brought my son to see the dinosaur one and he loved it!”
  • 61 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“A solid place to get American food like burgers and chops. They use locally sourced ingredients and have an expansive beer menu. Solid food and lively atmosphere. Be prepared to wait if it’s high season. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Hands down one of our favorite restaurants for dinner. Reservations are necessary but walk-ins can be taken at the bar or chef’s table”
  • 57 locals recommend
Park
“Community park on the lake featuring a boardwalk, sailing lessons & kayak & canoe rentals. Also look for the Burlington Bike Path. Converted from the Central Vermont Railway to a bike path in the 1970s, this easy trail crosses through beaches and parks and offers great views of Lake Champlain, the Adirondacks and the city.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The centerpiece for shopping, eating, enjoying local entertainment, and simply people watching.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Lively choice for craft beer & inventive wood-fired pizzas loaded with organic, seasonal toppings. It gets busy so expect a wait at peak times.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“This historic venue located in Burlington, VT just might be showing a performance you’ve always dreamed of seeing! Visit the current calendar online.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bar
“One of my favorite places to visit for cider! Dirty Mayor and Unified Press are my faves! Great food too!”
  • 41 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good food and live music/events. During summer months they have a weekly truck stop with many vendors in the back. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bus Station
“You can find anything and everything here; cobblestone streets, shops, cafes, nightlife and street performers”
  • 49 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Breakfast/Brunch spot is a local favorite. Seasonal menu items like gingerbread pancakes and other creative options make this a popular destination. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Radio Bean, ¡Duino! (Duende), and Light Club Lamp Shop are a full-service bar, restaurant, live music venue, lamp lounge, craft cocktail destination, street food haven, and bohemian utopia in beautiful Burlington, Vermont.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Classic French dishes meet hearty Vermont fare at this upscale, vintage-glam bistro.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Aptly named BYOB spot for spicy takes on home-style Thai recipes plus street food. Just across the bridge on Main St. in Winooski. Affordable pricing.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“A 30-barrel brew house, full canning line, tasting room, retail shop and a sun-drenched beer garden make this spot a premier destination for beer travelers and regulars alike.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Great BYOB Vietnamese. Favorites include #26, #15, #33, #3, #10. Often very busy with a wait”
  • 30 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“A solid place to get American food like burgers and chops. They use locally sourced ingredients and have an expansive beer menu. Solid food and lively atmosphere. Be prepared to wait if it’s high season. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Hands down one of our favorite restaurants for dinner. Reservations are necessary but walk-ins can be taken at the bar or chef’s table”
  • 57 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Lively choice for craft beer & inventive wood-fired pizzas loaded with organic, seasonal toppings. It gets busy so expect a wait at peak times.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bar
“One of my favorite places to visit for cider! Dirty Mayor and Unified Press are my faves! Great food too!”
  • 41 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good food and live music/events. During summer months they have a weekly truck stop with many vendors in the back. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Breakfast/Brunch spot is a local favorite. Seasonal menu items like gingerbread pancakes and other creative options make this a popular destination. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Radio Bean, ¡Duino! (Duende), and Light Club Lamp Shop are a full-service bar, restaurant, live music venue, lamp lounge, craft cocktail destination, street food haven, and bohemian utopia in beautiful Burlington, Vermont.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Classic French dishes meet hearty Vermont fare at this upscale, vintage-glam bistro.”
  • 51 locals recommend

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