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Take a Road Trip to Burlington on Your Killington Vacation

If you are looking for Burlington, VT activities, you’re in the right spot! This lovely city in Northwest Vermont has over 42,000 visitors and tourists combined, and every year, they only add more and more things to do, from farmers’ markets to breweries, museums, and more. While you’re sure to spend plenty of time enjoying the perfect weather in Killington, it’s worth it to take a day trip to Burlington for even more fun activities. It’s only a quick drive from our Killington condo rentals and provides something for the entire family to take advantage of.    

About Burlington, Vermont

You’ll find this city right by Lake Champlain’s eastern shores, just a bit southbound from the border of Canada. With 25% humidity typically all year long, it’s perfect for someone who likes a climate not too dry, yet not too moist. It’s all about 40 miles northwest of the state capital.

The city’s got plenty of art museums, historical destinations, mouthwatering restaurants, unique shops, and so much more. It’s hard to experience everything in one day or even in a weekend, so if you’ve only got a limited time in the city, here are a few must-see destinations. 

Things to Do in Burlington

Sip of Burlington Brewery Tour

This Friday-Sunday, year-round, 3.5-hour tour holds up to 13 people per tour and costs $75 per person. You get to sample up to 12 excellent beers at a time here, and bottled water is included for each person. City Brew Tours hosts this event, and you can book your spot online on their website. The tour is exciting, even if you’re not a beer lover! 

Church Street Marketplace

They call it one of the top shopping and dining malls in Vermont, especially in this area. There are big, medium, and small shops of all kinds here. If you like vintage comic book stores, check out Earth Prime Comics on 152 Church Street. This local merchant features just about every type of new or old DC or Marvel classic comic you can think of (and perhaps even a few you did not know existed, in limited editions).

Visit Waterfront Park

Also, right at the Church Street Marketplace area, Waterfront Park features over 900 feet of beautiful lake shores, alongside numerous benches and even a boardwalk. Sit, stand, walk, repeat (even jog, if you’d like). There is plenty to see as you go up and down this boardwalk. You’ve also got a nice, 2-lane boat launch area right at the tip of the boardwalk’s deck, and if there’s an opening for tying one of your vessels up, it’s all yours. It’s first-come, first-serve, so make sure to get there early to beat the crowds.  

Places to Eat in Burlington

The Farmhouse

You can dine right in, or you can drive through. Either way, The Farmhouse Tap & Grill makes it easy and convenient to get food any way you want, open from 11-10 daily (or 10-10 on Saturday and Sunday). You can do brunch, dinner, or lunch. If it’s your first time trying “real” seafood (locally sourced and from a nearby shoreline area), then do not miss out on the glorious East Coast Oysters they offer. If you’re not in the mood for a seafood dish, they’ve also got spectacular house burgers like the Tamarack Farm Lamb, Misty Knoll Turkey, and Farmhouse Veggie.

Penny Cluse

stack of gingerbread pancakes

Open 8-3 daily (but closed Tuesday and Wednesday), Penny Cluse specializes in being a creative eating spot unlike any other. Some of their distinct creations include locally famous gingerbread pancakes, which people spend hours in line to taste! However, if you’re in the mood for a more basic meal, you can also try out their Smoked Salmon Plate or their Smoked Salmon & Avocado Toast. You can’t miss their breakfast specialty: the Penny Cluse, which comes with two eggs any way you like, biscuits & gravy, and some home fries.

Honey Road

A top eatery at the Church Street Marketplace, Honey Road offers sophisticated Middle Eastern plates within a cozy tavern holding a homelike feel. They open Tuesday through Saturday nights from 5-9. Dine-in with a large crew or pick up something quickly by the curb. You place the order, and they get right on it. Takeout starts half an hour early at 4:30 p.m. You’ll find dozens of lamps, candles, and chandeliers overhead to give you that nice, dark cozy feel if you choose to dine inside. The ambiance is calm and quiet here. You must visit if you like duck and lamb dishes, like the Lamb Pride, alongside a rich Tahini Maple Coffee drink!

Plan Your Visit!

When you book your stay in Killington, you’re surrounded by endless opportunities for fun, including taking day trips to nearby towns like Burlington, Vermont! Come explore everything that Vermont has to offer and book your Killington vacation rental home today!

Luenig’s Bistro

Open Tuesday through Saturday (11-8:30), Luenig’s Bistro is one of Church Street Marketplace’s best places to get quality Pan Seared Salmon & French Fries. If you’ve got a sweet tooth yet still crave the protein, you should try their Strawberry Ginger Rhubarb Glazed Salmon. It comes with some of the tastiest sauteed baby spinach bits your eyes will ever look upon and soft, garlic mashed potatoes that will keep your mouth watering. Try their quality marinated, grilled steak-frites with port wine as well. 


Start by researching airports near Killington, and once you decide which airport you will be flying in from, it will be a lot easier to put in a starting point on your navigation app. That may be even better if you’re renting a car out here. Now, whichever airport or direction you’re coming from, the main idea you’ll want to keep in mind is that you need to head north on I-89 N to get from Killington to Burlington (approximately 92 miles or 1 hour, 30 minutes). Take exit 14W from I-89 N. Get off on US-2 W/Williston Rd in South Burlington. Continue on US-2 W. Drive straight to Main Street in Burlington; you’ll see the signs once you’re entering the city.

Killington Vacation Rentals

To find your ideal Killington condo rentals, browse our site. We’ve got loads of great information on special deals, year-round pricing, and even photos of model units. As far as the various amenities we offer, you can get anything from gas grills to cable TV. Ask one of our rental experts. 

Our homes offer the ideal accommodations for groups of all sizes, so you don’t have to worry about running out of room for your family. We’ve got many options near the best places to visit near Killington Resort. Just reach out today, and we’ll let you know what we can do!