Vermont’s largest city is especially beautiful in fall when the leaves change colors, but visitors will find plenty to do year-round without digging too far into their wallets.
Nestled in the Green Mountains and bordered by Lake Champlain, Burlington is a city for people who don’t normally like cities. The Island Line Trail offers eight miles of paved cycling along the lake. Unless you ride the bike ferry ($8 for a day pass), it’s absolutely free.
Champlain might not be as famous as Loch Ness, but it also has a fabled lake monster. Check out the “Champ” exhibit at the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center ($13.50 admission fee) or search the lake up-close in a kayak. Rentals start at $20 for two hours at Umiak Outdoor Outfitters on North Beach.
Weather in the Queen City (as Burlington is nicknamed) can be frigid. If negative temperatures make the outdoors a less than pleasant option, there are plenty of stores and pubs to explore on Church Street. The historic Flynn Theater hosts regular concerts and shows, but a budgeted traveler can also check out the building while attending one of several free events.
Finish your visit on a high note at the Skinny Pancake on Lake Street, where they make a mean crepe using local ingredients like Vermont maple syrup and serve breakfast all day for less than $10.
The Guild House Hotel, a boutique hotel in the heart of Philadelphia, announced it officially launched its online booking platform in anticipation of its June 6 opening date. The Guild House Hotel will be housed in a historic landmark, The New Century Guild, previously used as a hub for education, entertainment and activism in the early 20thcentury.
Come one, come all to Washington, D.C., for an Instagramable foodie paradise. Each district of the city has a plethora of trendy restaurants to choose from, making it hard to decide where to grab a bite to eat. Grab your camera, put on portrait mode and snap some photos at these must-see spots.
Have you binge-watched one of Netflix’s hottest new shows, Bridgerton? If you have, you’re probably absolutely obsessed and can’t wait for season two to be released. A new experience from The Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida, just launched, inspired by this period drama, and fans can get their Bridgertonfix before the next season comes.