Burlington, Vermont

*Burlington is the largest city in Vermont at 42,417 people at the 2010 census.
*Burlington lies 45 miles south of the U.S.-Canadian border.

1. Church Street: The man who designed Church Street also designed Pearl Street in Boulder, Colorado. There are great shops and restaurants along the mall. Nectar’s is located near Church Street. This restaurant and bar has been the headquarters for thousands of local and not local music acts from Phish to Led Loco.

2. City Hall

3. Library: The Fletcher Free Library is the largest and busiest public library in the state. It was built in 1904. In 2002, it had a budget of over $1 million, circulated more books, had more visitors, and had more computers than any other library in Vermont. Unlike most libraries in Vermont, it is publicly owned.

4. Lake Champlain: The Burlington waterfront along the shore of Lake Champlain has bench swings, and paths for walking and biking. Dragon boat races to benefit charity have been held in Lake Champlain in August since 2006.

5. Magic Hat: We toured the Magic Hat brewery. It was a lot of fun. We watched a short movie about beer and brewing and then we walked into the brew house. After the tour we had 3 free samples of beer.