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Summary

This travel guide offers a comprehensive itinerary for an exciting 4-day adventure in Burlington, VT, highlighting the city's vibrant food scene, beautiful landscapes, and cultural activities. From scenic bike rides along Lake Champlain to exploring the Shelburne Museum and Vineyard, and enjoying the local culinary delights, this guide encapsulates the essence of Burlington, making it a perfect getaway for those seeking a blend of outdoor activities and gastronomic experiences.

Day 1: Exploring Burlington

Begin your Burlington adventure with a delightful breakfast, a bike ride along Lake Champlain, and a sunset cruise to end the day.

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Kru Coffee

Start your day with a spicy vegetarian egg sandwich at this local favorite.

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Tips

Try the English muffin for a delicious breakfast option.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: (518) 232-1524
🌐   Website: https://krucoffee.com/
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 15 min to 1 hr
📍   Address: 2 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401
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Burlington Greenway bike path

Enjoy a scenic bike ride along Lake Champlain, with free bikes available from certain accommodations.

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Tips

Borrow bikes from Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain if you're staying there.

Spirit of Ethan Allen

Conclude your day with a relaxing sunset cruise, offering dinner and picturesque views.

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Tips

Boarding at 6:00 pm, consider ordering a picnic charcuterie cheese board.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: (802) 862-8300
🌐   Website: http://www.soea.com/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: 1 College St, Burlington, VT 05401
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Day 2: Shelburne Excursion

Spend your second day enjoying breakfast in Burlington before heading to Shelburne for museum visits and wine tasting.

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August First

Indulge in fresh baked goods and an exceptional breakfast experience.

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Tips

Don't miss the avocado toast with everything seasoning.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: (802) 540-0060
🌐   Website: https://www.augustfirstvt.com/
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 25 min to 1 hr
📍   Address: 149 S Champlain St, Burlington, VT 05401
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Shelburne Museum

Explore this expansive museum, known for its diverse collections and exhibits.

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Tips

Tickets are valid for two days due to the museum's extensive offerings.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: (802) 985-3346
🌐   Website: https://www.shelburnemuseum.org/
📍   Address: 6000 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482
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Shelburne Vineyard

Enjoy picturesque wine tasting at this renowned vineyard.

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Tips

Reserve your spot in advance for a seamless experience.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +1 802-985-8222
🌐   Website: http://www.shelburnevineyard.com/
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 45 min to 2.5 hr
📍   Address: 6308 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482, United States
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🌅 Day 3: Lake Champlain Dining

Your third day is more relaxed, focusing on enjoying Burlington's beautiful sunset with dinner and drinks by Lake Champlain.

🍽️ Spot on the Dock

Experience Burlington’s beautiful sunset on Lake Champlain with dinner and drinks at Spot on the Dock. The cocktails are fun and creative, and the crowd really fills in the dockside lounge area.

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Tips

A perfect place for dinner and drinks by the lake.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: (802) 540-0480
🌐   Website: https://www.spotonthedock.com/
📍   Address: 1 King St, Burlington, VT 05401
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Day 4: Culinary Adventures

Conclude your Burlington visit with a hike, a visit to a woman-owned restaurant, and local breweries for a taste of the city's vibrant food scene.

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Cafe Mamajuana

A must-visit for Afro-Dominican cuisine, offering a unique lunch experience.

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Tips

Plan to arrive early as they open at 4:00 pm and stay until the food runs out.

Travel Information
🌐   Website: http://www.cafemamajuana.com/
📍   Address: 261 Mountain View Drive Suite - Cafe/Cafeteria, 1st Floor, Colchester, VT 05446
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Zero Gravity and The Great Northern

Relax at these spots for delicious food and brews, with live music options available.

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Tips

Catch some live music at Red Square on Church Street Marketplace to keep the night going.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: (802) 497-0054
🌐   Website: https://www.zerogravitybeer.com/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: 716 Pine St, Burlington, VT 05401
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