Retire in Burlington

Activities and Culture

Learn about Burlington's' popular activities and culture.

Activities

Some people wait all year for the winter in Vermont. Why? For arguably the best skiing East of the Mississippi, of course. While Bolton Valley is a short ride away, you're not far either from premier resorts such as Killington. And don't worry, this outdoorsy community will keep you busy with plenty of hiking and beautiful scenery even when that snow does melt.

At a glance

Bowling Alleys:

2

Movie Theaters:

3

Casinos:

0

Public Libraries:

4

Malls:

3

Shooting Ranges:

1

Sports Teams within 60 Miles:

0

Closest Beach:

n/a

Closest Skiing:

Bolton Valley (24 miles away)

Golf courses and country clubs:

7

Universities:

3

  • Area
  • National Average

Food

Food Summary

For a smaller community, Burlington boasts quite an impressive food scene. Although international options are available, the local favorites are a twist on American cuisine, using mainly fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Of course, having three colleges within the town means that restaurant goers are likely to find an abundance of inexpensive options as well.

  • Restaurants

    346
  • Bars

    26
  • Local Specialty

    Cheese

Culture

Culture Summary

Although many of Burlington's activities involve the great outdoors, there is still a great culture in the community. The ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science center, the Burlington City Arts Center, and the Robert Hull Fleming Museum are all popular attractions. The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts also hosts an impressive array of concerts and shows.

  • Total performing arts companies

    8
  • Museums

    3
  • Historical Sites

    0
  • Zoos and Botanical Gardens

    1
  • Vineyards

    2

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