Things to Do in Burlington VT

A Myriad of Attractions Awaits

Gorgeous scenery and fascinating attractions surround the Vermont Event Center. Enjoy water sports at Lake Champlain or hiking in the Green Mountains during the warmer months, or take a drive through the winding Vermont roads during the autumn to witness the unsurpassed fall foliage. Some of the top ski and snowboarding mountains in the Northeast, including Smuggler’s Notch and Stowe Mountain, are a short distance away as well. Pick up a souvenir of your time in Vermont at the Church Street Marketplace, or catch a performance at the Flynn Centre. Day-trippers travel Route 7 or enjoy tours exploring the array of covered bridges and Historic Barns statewide. It’s all waiting for you here during your visit to the Vermont Event Center.

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University of Vermont

Distance: 2.5 miles From Hotel
The University of Vermont Logo

Stroll the campus of this prestigious public university, which was founded in the late 18th century and is home to over 10,000 undergraduates. It also features a graduate school.

Queen City Brewery

Distance: 3 miles From Hotel
Queen City Brewery

Stop by the tasting room and sip unique and homegrown lagers, ales, and specialty beers at this Burlington brewery, founded by a group of longtime friends and beer lovers.

Burlington's Church Street Marketplace

Distance: 3 miles From Hotel
Burlington's Church Street Marketplace

Located in downtown Burlington, this four-block outdoor pedestrian enclave features terrific shopping and dining, as well as year-round events. Be sure to stroll by some of the historic buildings in the district.

Waterfront Park

Distance: 3 miles From Hotel
Waterfront Park

Discover the beauty of Lake Champlain from this regional park, located along the water and featuring bike paths, pavilions, and even a dog park.  The waterfront’s Summer calendar is filled with live performances and activities for the young and young at heart. 

Flynn Centre for the Performing Arts

Distance: 3 miles From Hotel
Flynn Centre for the Performing Arts

Since 1930, Flynn Centre for the Performing Arts has been the area’s preeminent destination for the arts. The gorgeous Art Deco building can host up to 1,411 people on its main stage for theater and dance performances; the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery is well worth visiting as well.

Burlington Farmers’ Market

Burlington Farmers’ Market

Open year-round, the Burlington Farmers’ Market is your chance to sample some of the area’s best produce, arts and crafts, prepared food, and much more. The market moves indoors during the winter months.

Lake Champlain

Distance: 3.5 miles From Hotel
Lake Champlain

This freshwater lake is beautiful at any time of year, and there are plenty of wonderful activities in and around it to keep you happy. From hiking and swimming to boat cruises and cycling, Lake Champlain provides fantastic opportunities to enjoy the Great Outdoors.

Burlington Bike Path

Distance: 3.5 miles From Hotel
Burlington Bike Path

This scenic bike path is roughly eight miles long; it stretches through downtown Burlington and along the waterfront, and offers picture-perfect Lake views.

Vermont Teddy Bear Company

Distance: 6 miles From Hotel
Vermont Teddy Bear Company

Make someone happy with a gift from this famous factory, which offers cuddly stuffed bears for every occasion – from new babies to graduations and weddings. Tours are offered at the factory as well.

Ben & Jerry’s Factory

Distance: 30 miles From Hotel
Ben & Jerry’s Factory

Take a tour of the factory, stop by the gift shop, or treat yourself to a scoop or two of ice cream from this iconic brand.

Green Mountain Hiking

Distance: 30 miles From Hotel
Vermont Event Center Fitness Center

Hiking enthusiasts will be enchanted by the Green Mountains which offer trails for every skill and experience level. Camel’s Hump and Mount Mansfield are among the more popular peaks.

Skiing

Distance: 40 miles From Hotel
Vermont Event Center Fitness Center

World-class skiing is just a day trip away from the Vermont Event Center. Spend the day at Smuggler’s Notch, Sugarbush, or Stowe while you’re here.

Vermont Event Center

Lobby Community Table at Vermont Event Center

42 Lower Mountain View Dr,
Colchester,
VT,05446