(Closed) VT bees! Help me plan our honeymoon

posted 6 years ago in Vermont
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

You should definitely check out Church street.  There are tons of options for shopping/dining there!  My favorite chill place to eat around there has to be the VT pub and brewry, I ALWAYS have to go there when I go home to visit!   

Other fun things to do in the area would be to go on a tour of Ben & Jerrys, Cabot cheese factory, teddy bear factory, the shelburne museum, magic hat brewry, and there is lots of hiking not too far away if you like that! Check out the burlington bike path, it’s great to walk along, too!

I LOVE burlington.  Life has me in MI currently, but I shall return someday!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Like the PP said, if you are in Burlington, the main place to go is Church Street.  I really enjoy American Flatbread (organic place with great flatbreads cooked over an open fire..YUM), which is right in downtown Burlington.  Make sure to take a walk or bike ride on the bike path down near lake champlain is always nice too.  You could always go for a drive to a nearby ski resort (Stowe or Killington) that has alpine sledding…SO much fun (in the summer obviously).  I work right in Downton Burlington…let me know if you have any questions!

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Also if you’re in Burlington you have to check out Farmhouse Tap and Grill–amazing, local food and a fantastic beer list.  Farmhouse also has a really cool downstairs bar/pub food space if you make a left before going into the main dining room (through a big wooden door).  If you’re into cocktails, the bar at Bluebird Tavern is the BEST.  Great, creative drinks and amazing atmosphere.  If you want to eat there you need reservations, but they’re one of the few places in Burlington that take reservations.  Vegetarian options can be limited, but I’m also veg and I’ve neer had a bad meal there.  Another thing to try is the $5 shake at Radio Bean.  Radio Bean is a little off the beaten path, but they have live music pretty much every night, and the $5 shake is a wolaver’s oatmeal stout with a shot of esspresso and a dash of maple syrup, it’s very yummy.

There are two really great breakfast/brunch places in Burlington: Penny Cluse and Magnolia.  Also, if you’re into coffee Maglianero and Uncommon Grounds have the best in town.  Both places also have delicious local baked goods, and Maglianero has a skate park in the restaurant (no joke).  Misery Loves Company (a great food truck) also parks outside Maglianero in the afternoon sometimes.  Their fries (fried with sage and rosemary and served with old bay aioli) are to die for. Mirabelle’s has the best sweets in town, but My Little Cupcake is quickly making a name for itself.

If you’re interested in hiking I’d say check out Camel’s Hump or Mt. Philo, both easy drives from Burlington (Camel’s Hump is 45ish min, Philo is about 25).  Camel’s Hump can be a challenging hike depending on the trail you pick, but the pay off at the summit is totally worth it.  Philo is less of a hike, but has views over Lake Champlain and the ADKs.  Mt. Mansfield (the tallest mountain in VT) is also about an hour’s drive from Burlington and a nice hike.  If you like to paddle or sail the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center rents kayaks, canoes and various sail boats by the hour or they offer private or group sailing lessons.

As far as other stuff to do, there’s the Magic Hat Brewery or Shelburne Vineyard.  Also in Shelburne there’s the Shelburne Museum, which focuses mostly on history and culture, and Shelburne Farms, which is a working farm/museum.  I’m not sure how crunchy you are, but King Arthur Flour is based in Norwich, VT, which is about 45 minutes from Burlington, and they do tours, demos and baking classes there.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

VT pub and brew is great and church st. There is also a sailing company that brings people out for sunset cruises it’s fairly cheap. You pack you own food but it sounds like alot of fun. 

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