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A Cozy Romantic Valentine’s Getaway Awaits In Burlington, Vermont

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Celebrating love is fun to do any day, week or month of the year, but there’s just something extra magical about Valentine’s Day. As the holiday approaches, it’s a good time to a quick moment to consider how you’d like to celebrate this year.

There’s always the traditional route entailing a romantic candlelit dinner, chocolates, flowers and the whole nine yards. More likely than not, you’ve been on the receiving or giving end of that before and are ready to switch it up this year.

Spending the day or weekend someplace new or unusual can be exciting and fill you both with a sense of wonder and discovery. Taking the time to connect outside of your usual environments will help foster new dialogue, create new memories, and bring you closer.

Planning Your Romantic Getaway in Vermont

The question then begs, where should you go? Why, to Burlington, Vermont of course!

Say what? You mean, you want an explanation? No problem, we are massive fans of Burlington, and once you visit, we’re fairly certain you will be too! Here’s why Burlington, Vermont is the ideal Valentine’s Day getaway:

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Learn How to Cook Together

You know that romantic, home-cooked, candlelit dinner you’ve always dreamed about turning into a reality in your own home? It’s time to do it! During your Burlington getaway, sign up for a couples cooking class and learn craft kitchen skills so you can make any night date night!

Find a Cooking Class at Essex Resort’s Famed Cook Academy >>


Savor The Most Delicious, Locally Sourced, Crepes Together

Everything on the Skinny Pancake menu will make your mouth water. While your mouth is watering your soul will sing with happiness because this is a business committed to supporting the local economy. Nearly 70% of their products are sourced from within Vermont, and they donate money to organizations supporting Vermont businesses.

Indulge in Hours of Beer Tasting

Couples who drink beer together, stay together. That’s the saying, right? Perhaps not but more than a few people might agree at the Winter Brewfest in Burlington, happening slightly before Valentine’s Day on February 9 and 10. Book your tickets here.

RELATED: Celebrate National Beer Day in Vermont, One of Our Nation’s Tastiest Craft Beer Destinations

Bundle Up and Take a Romantic Walk Through Town

Burlington is a picturesque and sweet town in every season. Get cozy and bundled up to go for a stroll through town, pop into cute cafes, peruse little shops, and observe the hustle and bustle of the day in town. Afterwards, retreat to your adorable hotel or bed & breakfast and get even cozier!

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Learn to Paint While Drinking

Feeling the need to flex your creativity? Spend some quality time in an entirely new environment, a painting class! No need to worry if you aren’t the next Picasso, most people who attend Paint and Sip aren’t, especially after a few glasses of vino! You can find details about the next Paint and Sip here.

Watch the Sunset While Standing on a Frozen Lake

Coming as a surprise to no one, Vermont is extremely cold in the winter. As a result, there are a variety of truly unique romantic experiences you and your sweetheart can have. One of our favorites is walking out onto a very frozen  Lake Champlain to watch the sunset!

Book a Couple’s Massage

Burlington boasts a few top-notch spas, and it just so happens that a couples spa treatment is très romantique. Get some tension worked out with a deep tissue massage. Allow your skin to sparkle with a facial. However you wish to get pampered is entirely up to you!

Completely Rejuvenate at the Spa at The Essex >>

Spending a day or two experiencing the tastes, attractions, and abundant nature in Burlington will ensure this Valentine’s Day is one to remember. Hold hands as you stroll down the streets. Laugh as you learn pro cooking skills. Be dazzled, together, by the sheer beauty of a Vermont sunset.

Here at The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa, we would be honored to have you as guests! Our hotel is entirely themed around cuisine, and for the couples who truly love to eat together, you’ll feel right at home!

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