August is a distinct summer month, is usually filled with warm sunny days, and unfortunately marks the return to school and regular life for many. Now that August has arrived, though, let’s not dwell on the nearing end of the season or the return to our daily routines, instead let’s take a look at how we can savor every last drop of summer!
Looking for an End of Summer Getaway? Discover Burlington, Vermont
Heading off on a getaway for a few days is an excellent way to recharge at the end of Summer. The ideal destination for such a getaway? Burlington, Vermont. A glistening lake, majestic mountains, and a bustling town, the trifecta of Vermont’s top destination. Burlington is the perfect place for your end of Summer hurrah, and here are some of the activities you can look forward to:
Cruises on Lake Champlain
There are an abundance of ways to enjoy Lake Champlain, but one of our favorites is to take a sightseeing cruise! Take a narrated cruise, a lunch cruise, a sunset cruise or choose from many others. Spirit of Ethan Allen offers a plethora of cruises, and if you don’t find one you love, you can design your own!
Green Mountains Galore
Vermont is nicknamed the Green Mountain State for good reason – it’s Appalachian mountains are distinctly green and gorgeous. With Burlington as your headquarters, you can set out on a variety of mountain adventures such as hiking, biking, picnicking, wildlife watching and more.
Finish off the summer feeling rejuvenated with a visit to the Spa at The Essex. Immerse yourself in serenity and beauty for a few hours, a day, or even a weekend. The Spa at The Essex is Burlington’s only full-service freestanding spa, and it offers a variety of treatments. Release tension from the stresses of life with a massage, a body treatment, or a facial.
Stroll The Church Street Marketplace
One of Burlington’s most popular places, Church Street is traffic-free for four blocks along which are shops, dining establishments, festivals, and events. It has the ambiance of an Italian piazza and is equally as charming and engaging!
Enjoy Waterfront Park
Stretching along the eastern shore of Lake Champlain lies Waterfront Park. A green park with an iconic bike path, where runners, cyclists, walkers, picnickers and more spend the day enjoying the fine weather and scenery – and so can you!
High Concentration of Arts and Cultural Attractions
Everything from ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center to the Ethan Allen Homestead is available to explore and enjoy! Though Burlington is the biggest city in Vermont, it’s still quite small. Regardless, world-renowned artists, singers, and performers stop in Burlington to perform. Festivals abound year-round, but mainly in the summer months! You can always find the calendar of events right here.
Eat Your Heart Out
One can never have quite enough Vermont Maple Syrup or craft beer, both of which are abundantly available in Burlington. Aside from those two, ah, food groups, there are plentiful restaurants to choose from offering a range of cuisines and culinary influences. BY far, though, one of the best places for all things cuisine is The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa. You can dine at either of The Essex’s delectable restaurants, Junction and The Tavern, and you can sign up to take a chef-led cooking class! The Cook Academy at The Essex is a great way to savor the flavor of summer, and learn how to re-create it all year long!
No need for a tearful goodbye to Summer, instead pack your bag and head to Burlington to finish out your summer vacation in style! Satisfy every sense in Burlington and make the happiest of memories to carry with you through the Fall. Book your stay at The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa where beauty, taste, and luxury abound.