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Burlington, VT, USA

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Burlington Vermont: A Skiers’ paradise

Burlington vacation rentals are an excellent choice for taking in all that this darling of a city offers. Perched on the shore of Lake Champlain, this New England university town offers the beauty of nature, exciting events and night life, and culture for all visitors seeking excitement or just a quiet weekend getaway. Escape to Burlington and leave your big-city worries behind while you lose yourself in the sounds of a jazz band, the soft white powder of a ski trail, or the beauty of the 13th largest lake in the U.S.A.

Jazz, foliage, and microbrews: It’s Burlington, naturally!

There’s more to Burlington than boating, fishing, and swimming. This cosmopolitan city boasts fine restaurants, movie theaters, and a vibrant community of artists, academics, and writers. Jazz lovers shouldn’t miss the Discover Jazz Festival at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. Burlington is also home to the University of Vermont; the birthplace of the rock band Phish. Fall foliage season is an ideal time to visit New England. Just over 200 miles from Boston, Burlington is a great destination for scenery along the route. Burlington vacation rentals are available all year round and they are perfectly located for all activities and attractions.

Arts, culture, and entertainment abound in Burlington

Burlington vacation rentals are right on the doorstep of some superb entertainment. Visit the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, take in a Minor-League baseball game at Centennial Field, ride the ferry to Port Kent, New York, or take the kids to the Echo Science Museum or the Ethan Allen Homestead. North Beach Park is found along the waterfront bike path—an easy bike ride from Downtown Burlington—and offers hiking and breathtaking views from its cliffs. Take home a local treasure from the Frog Hollow Craft Center, and after a long day of sightseeing, spend an evening with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra.

Burlington—indoor and outdoor fun all year round

Burlington’s average temperatures range between 18°F in January and around 70°F in July. The city's location east of Lake Champlain sometimes accounts for localized snow squalls, and the annual snowfall averages 81.2 inches. Winter is a great time for skiing, while the spring, summer, and fall offer a chance to explore the region and take in the scenic beauty of New England. Parts of Lake Champlain freeze over in winter, and some winters, the entire lake surface freezes. In contrast, in summer, the lake temperatures reach around 70°F.

Burlington: Lake Champlain’s gateway to Vermont

Burlington is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain. It was built on a strip of land extending about 6 miles south from the mouth of the Winooski River along the lake shore, and rises from the water's edge to a height of 300 feet. A large ravine in what is now Downtown was filled in in the 19th century to make way for further development. While the port of Burlington on Lake Champlain today is primarily used by small crafts, it was once an important commercial and military port.