I love touring New England. There are so many incredible places to discover and rediscover. This past weekend my husband and I, and another couple, decided to take a trip up north to celebrate our wedding anniversaries. We like to take a weekend in September every year and travel to a new place. I chose a city in Vermont I haven’t been to since I was in college. We loved Vermont! And here are 6 reasons to explore beautiful Burlington, Vermont.
There were certainly some wonderful things to discover here. And honestly, a lot to learn. Full disclosure, I couldn’t believe the quaint little city in my memories had become a bustling, colorful city. With every city, there are a few drawbacks. For Boston, it’s the traffic and parking. Here in Burlington, we found homelessness to be an issue. But, don’t let that stop you from planning a trip to this fabulous New England destination.
So Much To Take In
Burlington is a city filled with art, music, food and festivals. This past weekend was Oktoberfest. There always seems to be something going on. The city is perfectly described on the site, Hello Burlington VT, as a place where “majestic landscapes meet vibrant urban life, where outdoor adventures seamlessly blend with artistic expressions, and where the warmth of our community will make you feel right at home.”
It’s truly a place to enjoy the great outdoors. Biking paths, hiking, watersports, skiing and much more are all easily accessible. We were impressed with the options for bike riders. And to be able to enjoy your ride with a view of Lake Champlain and the mountains that color it’s backdrop is spectacular. Just breathing in that fresh air takes you away from your daily grind at home.
The vibrant and often whimsical art that paints the streets and store fronts makes it hard to keep your eyes on the road. But please make sure you do. There are sculptures, rock carvings and gorgeous murals to see along the water. In town, brightly painted store doors and signage makes for a memorable and fun stroll around the shops. The food game here is next level, with so great choices, of all cuisines. From French to Italian, Indian and Japanese, no one leaves hungry.