Burlington is Vermont’s biggest city that feels more of a quirky college town. The town makes an ideal launchpad for an adventurous vacation going by its youthful, Eco-conscious, and independent vibe, and its enviable proximity to the largest Lake in New England, and not far from the premier ski mountains of Vermont. The city is located strategically on the hillside towering above Lake Champlain and the skyline of Adirondack mountains, on the opposite shore in NY. Its thriving downtown touches the shore, but the main shopping center is located a few streets above Church street. You’ll not miss something happening on this wide, car-free space filled up with restaurants and shops. On the hill’s crown is the Vermont University that gives Burlington a young and hip vibe. Going for a vacation in Burlington? Thinking of renting a car and don’t know how? HAPPYCAR is here to give you an amazing car hire deal. It doesn’t matter whether you’re traveling alone or with your family, you’ll still find a car to suit all your needs. You’ll get cars ranging from economy, special, compact, and upper-class models. What’s more? We check prices from other car rental brands so you’ll find price comparison a bit easy. Our major car rental partners include AutoEscape, Argus Car Hire, Holiday Autos and several others. You simply can’t miss an attractive car hire Burlington deal with HAPPYCAR.
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Burlington is a city located on the northwestern region of Vermont on the shores of Lake Champlain. Shops, eateries, and restaurants line up the pedestrianized Church street downtown of Burlington. On the northern downtown is the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum, a former home of the Revolution War Hero. Located south of Burlington is the Shelburne Museum housing the American folk along with decorative art in collections of historic buildings.
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Lake Champlain Cruises
The lake lies on the north-south line between NY and Vermont with a smaller section on the north portion in Canada. The lake’s width varies from just half a mile to more than 12 miles and most of its waters lie in Vermont. The Spirit of Ethan III offers visitors sightseeing cruises on the lake with a breakdown of the Revolutionary War along with other iconic periods that mark the lake’s history. The lake largest cruise ship is about 140 feet with a capacity of more than 360 passengers. On top of its many sightseeing cruises, it also offers lunch and dinner cruises and occasional dance cruises. You can also opt for other boating excursions, such as daily cruises and long private charters on the amazing sloop Friend Ship. Also, ferries cruise several times a day in fall and summer between Port Kent, NY, and Burlington offering breathtaking views of the mountains and the lake.
The Fleming Museum of Art
From its inception in 1931, the Fleming Art Museum was and still considered a place where everyone despite their age can acquire practical knowledge. This museum of art and anthropology is situated in Vermont University, and it features collection of more than 25,000 artifacts and art hailing from the dawn of civilization to modern times from nearly all continents. The museum offers interpretation of world’s cultural heritage as well as history through its collection and it also boasts of visiting exhibitions and educations sessions for children and adults.
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What of taking Burlington brew tours? You’ll find three types of tours, where each will take you to 3 or 4 local breweries, serve you some delicious lunch, briefly introduce you to winemakers and let you taste up to 15 different beers. It still doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned wine drinker, you’ll enjoy going behind the scenes, behind the barrels, and into the breweries’ own tasting pubs. From Burlington, drive off to Winooski and Milton. Here you can spare a few hours or days of your vacation and have a blend of the already attractive highlights of Burlington.
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