United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Umbria Writers Needed
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 16, 15 at 03:13 PM
  • Writers Need for New Zealand Guide
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 15, 15 at 03:11 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Rocky Mountain National Park/Estes Park
  2. 2 Ideas for 2 day/1 night Oct. side trip from NYC
  3. 3 1.5 days in Chicago
  4. 4 LA/Palm Springs for 6 days with teens?
  5. 5 5 days in Portland and Willamette wine country
  6. 6 Salt Lake City to Northern California or Oregon trip
  7. 7 One afternoon and evening to kill in San Fran
  8. 8 Itinerary Advice for SLC - Moab - Zion
  9. 9 Aug Weekend Colorado - Stay in Carbondale, Snowmass or Redstone
  10. 10 Trip Report The Big Island, Kauai, and Maui: A Songdoc Trip Report
  11. 11 DC/MD/VA GTG in the Fall, Lunch on Oct. 3
  12. 12 New Hampshire: start from Portsmouth?
  13. 13 Nantucket vs. Jersey Shore
  14. 14 Need NYC help. Need to get from city out to Millford, NJ.
  15. 15 Maine in late October
  16. 16 Mendocino Hiking
  17. 17 Running kissimmee Florida
  18. 18 Looking for pretty waterfront hotel for weekend trip from Detroit
  19. 19 LOWER Antelope Canyon
  20. 20 Monterey whale watching
  21. 21 Coast Starlight Amtrak
  22. 22 Mackinac or Holland?
  23. 23 Grand Canyon Rafting - paddle, oar, or motorized
  24. 24 Memphis to Dallas
  25. 25 The New Whitney
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Burlington, VT mini trip report

Jump to last reply

I'm just back from a 4 day weekend in Burlington (although most of Thursday and Sunday were spent driving) and enjoyed the visit. The trip was my annual girlfriends get together and we stayed at the Hilton right in town. Nice hotel, excellent location and beds, and so-so food at the restaurant.
It seemed that much of the trip revolved around food and shopping. The exception was the time spent on Friday at the Shelburne Museum. It was just about to close for the season so our timing was good. There was a very nice assortment of exhibits (including a number of special exhibits) and was definitely worth the trip, even though the weather wasn't particularly conducive to walking around outside. I imagine it's really beautiful here when the weather is nicer and everything's blooming.
The culinary tour included stops at Lake Champlain Chocolates (nice to watch the factory people in action and GREAT samples) but the chocolates are cheaper to buy in other venues (even the grocery store.....), Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Cabot Creamery, Ben and Jerry's (excellent, enthusiastic tour guide but unfortunately they were manufacturing on Friday), and Magic Hat Brewery. We also really enjoyed wandering through the farmers market in town on Saturday and they were a die hard group of exhibitors (staying until 2 in the rain). I understand it moves indoors now for the winter.
Unfortunately, besides dinner at the Vermond Pub and Brewery (where we enjoyed burgers and local beers), our best meals were all breakfasts (especially enjoyed the Penny Cluse Cafe and Skinny Pancake).
One key learning from the weekend was to make dinner reservations! I don't know if something special was going on last weekend but everyplace was packed.
The shops on Church Street and in downtown in general were all very nice although I think I bought more at the outlets I hit on the drive up and back home!

2 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement