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The Best of Burlington Vermont

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Burlington, Vermont is consistently ranked as one of the most desirable – and greenest – places to live and visit. The city’s vibrant arts and culture scene, endless outdoor recreation opportunities, and scenic beauty draw millions of visitors each year.

Live music, art openings, and comedy shows can be enjoyed year-round. Outdoor activities range from kayaking, fishing, and sailing to hiking, cycling, and skiing – and everything in between. You can also enjoy the area’s excellent dining, shopping, concerts, and special events.

The city hosts the annual Discover Jazz Festival, a week-long celebration featuring local talent and jazz legends who perform throughout the city at indoor and outdoor venues. Other annual events include the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon in May, Festival of Fools, a street performance festival held in August, and Ri Ra’s Santa Run in December.

Burlington is located less than 90 minutes from major ski resorts, including Sugarbush, Jay Peak and Stowe. The city overlooks Lake Champlain, which is 120 miles long and covers 435 square miles bordering Vermont, New York and Quebec. Lake Champlain is home to “Champ,” the mysterious water creature believed to live beneath the surface.

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