Burlington Journals

Weekend in Burlington, Vermont

A March 2000 trip to Burlington by ChrisTrav

Quote: In March, my girlfriend and I took a last-minute weekend trip to Vermont. What a great getaway. Burlington and the surrounding area offers a terrific mix of history, nature, and modern enjoyment. It was exactly what we were looking for.

Weekend in Burlington, Vermont

Overview

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The city is beautiful. Visit the local shops mixed in with the small restaurants just three blocks from the waterfront. To explore the state from Burlington, take I-89 East to Waterbury. Tour the Ben & Jerry's factory. From there, you're less than a mile from the road that takes you to Stowe. In season, take a left out of Ben & Jerry's and you'll pass several local markets selling Vermont maple syrup and other goodies. Head east on I-89 to Montpelier. It's a beautiful, small town (the state capitol). The mountain scenery makes great driving. If you head back to Burlington for the nightlife, expect limited parking. The city is walking-friendly downtown. If home for ...Read More

Hilton Burlington

Hotel | "Radisson Hotel Burlington"

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We didn't pay the $100-$150 per night. We used priceline and spent less than $50! The room was quite nice. Request one facing West (overlooking Lake Champlain!). There are coffee makers and hair dryers in the rooms. The rooms are oversized. The staff was very friendly. They have a business center, including Internet access for free. A restaurant, bar, and weekend comedy club are also featured. There is ample parking in the hotel's parking garage (free to hotel guests). When you're heading out for a night on the town, leave the car at the hotel. Especially on weekends, there is very limited on-street parking in the downtown area. It's a three block walk uphill to the restaurants and shoppin...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 20, 2000

Hilton Burlington
60 Battery Street
Burlington, Vermont 05401
(802) 658-6500