10 Things to Do in South Burlington That You Shouldn't Miss

August 7, 2017 Ying Subia

South Burlington is a city in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States. It is the second largest city in the U.S. state of Vermont and home to the headquarters of Ben & Jerry's and Vermont's largest mall, the University Mall. It is also one in the principal municipalities of the Burlington, Vermont metropolitan area.
Restaurants in South Burlington

1. Burlington Bike Path

Lake Champlain, Burlington, VT +1 802-864-0123
Excellent
77%
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19%
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4.5 based on 873 reviews

Burlington Bike Path

Converted from the Central Vermont Railway to a bike path in the 1970s, this easy trail crosses through beaches and parks and offers great views of Lake Champlain, the Adirondacks and the city.

Reviewed By dfharris - New London, New Hampshire

My wife and I cruised this path from Burlington to the ferry. The Ferry was discontinued for the season. There was plenty of variety with views of the lake, riding through quiet neighborhoods and at the ferry landing there views of the distant mountains. There are a number of park benches along the path.

2. Magic Hat Brewing Company

5 Bartlett Bay Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403-7727 +1 802-658-2739
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 468 reviews

Magic Hat Brewing Company

While you're in the Burlington area, come tour our brewery, where ancient alchemy meets modern day science to create the best tasting beer on the planet. FREE brewery tours, growlers, bombers, 12-packs and tchotchkes. The new bar is a sight to behold with 30 taps flowing and a constantly changing line-up of Magic Hat's best beers, including all our year-round offerings, the current seasonal and even some experimental brews! Always on tap...#9, Circus Boy, Single Chair Ale, Electric Peel, Low Key our seasonal offering, our small batch Humdinger Series and a surprise or two! Come watch our our spores dance and play! Summer Hours: (Memorial Day- Columbus Day) Mon- Sat 11- 7, Sun 12- 5 Free Guided Tours: Tues- Wed 3 & 4, Thurs- Fri 2, 3, 4 & 5, Sat 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, Sun 2 & 3 Winter Hours: (Columbus Day- Memorial Day) Mon-Sat 11- 7, Sun 12- 5 Free Guided Tours: Thurs- Fri 3, 4 & 5, Sat 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, Sun 2 & 3 Self guided tours are there for the taking anytime during open hours!

Reviewed By Kenneth L - Chicago, Illinois

Took a guided tour of the facility, and were rewarded with some really fun design elements. This is really a youthful, fun environment. Naturally, you'll get to see the mechanics of producing the many products, but the surroundings and people who work there make it a great time. Stop at the bar at the end of the tour, and sample a variety of brews. To create memories, take some growlers home to enjoy later.

3. Above Reality Inc. Hot Air Balloon Rides

71 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452-3384
Excellent
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5 based on 138 reviews

Above Reality Inc. Hot Air Balloon Rides

Come float with us on a whimsical journey above the world below. One of our experienced and FAA licensed pilots will whisk you into the skies above Vermont, where you can take in all of the beauty that the Green Mountains have to offer. After about an hour you'll touch down and conclude the flight with a toast of champagne or sparkling cider, Cabot cheddar cheese, and Vermont fudge. Flights depart at sunrise and sunset daily, weather depending.

Reviewed By Misty W - Victoria, Canada

This was a bucket list adventure for me, and Jeff our pilot made our flight very special and entertaining. Safety was a huge priority. In spite of difficult wind conditions that gave us an extra long flight due to challenges with getting to a good landing location, we felt well taken care of at all times. And the post flight champagne, cheese and crackers were a lovely touch.

4. Beverage Warehouse

1 East St, Winooski, VT 05404-2023 +1 802-655-2620
Excellent
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5 based on 37 reviews

Beverage Warehouse

Reviewed By LuckyMesaAZ - Indianapolis, Indiana

Fantastic place to purchase wine or beer. They have an extensive stock that should have everything and anything someone would want to purchase. If you are in the Burlington area be sure and check out the Beverage Warehouse in Winooski Vermont.

5. Waterfront Park

College Street, Burlington, VT 05401 +1 802-865-7247
Excellent
66%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 704 reviews

Waterfront Park

Reviewed By Douglas T - Ocala, Florida, United States

If you happen to be in Burlington, you must do Church Street and then come down to the Waterfront parks. There are ample parking locations available and it is a enjoyable walk along the Waterfront. There are also plenty of opportunities to sit on the benches and it just enjoy the scenery and opportunities for the children to get out and play in the grass.

A great location for taking a picnic with the family and enjoy this great venue. Wash rooms available .

6. Red Rocks Park

Central Ave, South Burlington, VT
Excellent
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4.5 based on 61 reviews

Red Rocks Park

Reviewed By TravelMiami_Florida - Miami, Florida

Well maintained trails but no markings to tell you your location. We took a picture of the trail map before we entered and that was helpful but it is a little confusing. The trails are nice and shaded. There was a bench along the edge with a nice view where we had lunch.

7. Burlington Beer Company

25 Omega Dr Ste 150, Williston, VT 05495-7334
Excellent
77%
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4.5 based on 38 reviews

Burlington Beer Company

Reviewed By Emma B - Lawrenceville, New Jersey, United States

We stopped here on the way up to Stowe and it quickly became a favorite! We had lunch and a tasters. My favorites were Barbe Rouge, Stainless Forest, and It's Complicated Being a Wizard. We got lots of go and had to stop again on the way back down to refill! We even bought a piece of art!

Staff was very nice and it was a pleasant experience! Can't wait to go back!

8. Burlington Farmers' Market

City Hall Park, St Paul Street, Burlington, VT 05401 +1 802-399-0149
Excellent
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4.5 based on 139 reviews

Burlington Farmers' Market

Reviewed By Annie C - Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States

What a community event! There are hundreds of vendors, the produce is beautiful! The crafts and pottery are perfect for gifts and tourist! The atomosphere is full of fun with singers, clowns, bubbles to entertain. The smell of baked goods and home made sausage carry...MoreThanks so much for coming out Annie, glad you are such a fan! See you in the park for summer 2018.

9. Overlook Park

Spear Street, South Burlington, VT 05403
Excellent
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4.5 based on 42 reviews

Overlook Park

Reviewed By Wendy W - S. Burlington, Vermont

At sunset, this sleepy little park can become a hive of activity. The view of the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain is lovely -- especially when there is a colorful sunset. Young couples spread blankets on the hillside and spread out to watch the sun slowly slip away. Older folks stay in their cars where the view is still excellent. There are often several people with cameras trying to capture the moment.

Easy to get to driving down Spear Street. Also, close to the bike path (but that is not illuminated, so have lights on your bike if you plan to bike away after sunset).

10. University of Vermont

S Prospect St, Burlington, VT 05405-0001 +1 802-656-3131
Excellent
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4.5 based on 161 reviews

University of Vermont

Reviewed By Bowmanator22 - Charlotte, North Carolina

Walking around the University of Vermont was very pleasant. I was there during the summer, so not too many students. But the buildings were very nice (mostly brick) and everything was kept very clean. This was simply another quaint location in Burlington that fit the rest of the city. Beautiful college town and summer vacation spot.

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