48 Hours in Burlington – Eat up, drink up and watch the sunset

What can you do with two days in Burlington, Vermont? Besides of course running a marathon.

Well for one visit the Cabot Cheese Creamery for a factory tour and eat so many cheese samples that you’ll be good on cheese for weeks to come.

Burlington Cabot

Okay so technically it’s not in Burlington, it’s about 30 minutes away. But the drive from Boston is a long one so you’ll want to make a stop or two.

Our first stop was in Lincoln, NH at one of my favorite places Gypsy Cafe

Burlington Vermont Gypsy2

Burlington Vermont Gypsy

I got the Tuna steak, it was so big that I kinda just gave up on the bread.

After eating, then more eating at Cabot, we set up our tent, picked up our bibs, stopped by a corner store for wheat thins and wine and went abroad the Whistling Man Schooner for our sunset cruise on Lake Champlain.

Burlington shio

Burlington ship

Although it didn’t look that way, back in Burlington, it really was turning out to be a beautiful day.

Burlington ship 2

but then the clouds rolled in

Burlington ship 3

and things started to get a little scary

Burlington ship 4

and a whole lot more wet. It actually started to pour and get quite cold, so we cut the boat ride short and hightailed it to shore.

Back at the shore, it was still clear with a cloudy but beautiful view.

burlington scary sunset

Since wine a box of wheat thins is not a dinner for me, Tony and I went to Pho Hong because I was cold and really craving some pho!

burlington dinner 2

I got some spring rolls and a pho, Tony got a curry and everything was awesome.

After the marathon, the initial plan was to visit some breweries, but my marathon, finding the car and showering took all a little longer than planned so I had to pick one brewery to pick. I opted out of visiting Magic Hat and went for something a little smaller.

burlington beer

Four Quarters brewing just opened up tastings about 3-4 miles from downtown Burlington and although they currently have 6 brews on tap, they’re all light and tasty. I did try the Oyster one but it was a little to much for me. Number 2 was mt favorite! They also sell local honey, which we restocked on!

burlington marathon lunch

So marathon, plus beer equals a starving Liana! I really wanted to return to farm house tap and grill, but Tony said we should try something new, so I guess we should.

We decided to try out American Flatbread and got some pizza. I loved the way this was cut, that way I can eat all the yummy center and leave the crust pieces for Tony.

burlington tea

After lunch, or early dinner, we walked around with a stop to Dobra tea. I wholesomely believe that every city desperately needs a tea den like this one!!! Tony drank tea and I half napped, half nodded along.

burlington lake

After some tea, we walked around some more bike baths around Lake Champlain that I’m pretty sure I didn’t run on.

burlington lake2

And as you know, walking is exercise and exercise deserve reward so this

burlington creamy

And before driving back home, we watched our final Lake Champlain sunset.

burlington Sunset2

 

QOTD

Ever been to Burlington, VT?

Soft serve ice ream? What do you call it? They called it creamies in Vermont! I always called it soft serve.

6 thoughts on “48 Hours in Burlington – Eat up, drink up and watch the sunset”

  1. Looks like you had fun and enjoyed the breweries and ice cream (which btw I always just called soft serve). That tuna steak also looks delicious and cheese is really good too! I have never been to Vermont but I bet it would be a fun place to go.

  2. I have never been to Vermont, but your pictures pretty much match up with what I thought. Looks beautiful! Haha love creamies, thats a great word! I call it soft serve too….or maybe just ice cream. Although in England we call it a 99 (well the one you have), because it used to be 99p from the ice cream van!

  3. Liana, I wish I would have realized that you were coming to Vermont. I could have suggested places to stay, things to do, etc. However, it looks like you had a great time anyway. Amy and Tina, yes, Vermont is a very pretty place.

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