Church Street Marketplace
- Type: Entertainment and Nightlife, Shopping, Neighborhood/Area
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Church Street Marketplace is the place to be in Burlington; a car-free walkway buzzing with the town's off-beat vibe. Explore the hip shops along the stretch, or take a seat at one of the many open-air cafes and watch the funky street performers nearby.
But some say that the area's gone downhill in recent years. One TripAdvisor user notes: "I used to visit Church Street every weekend, and many evenings during the week. … Now, it smells funny, there is graffiti and trash everywhere, and the panhandlers are overwhelming."
Shop and restaurant hours vary, but stores generally open by 10 a.m. while some pubs and bars will stay open until 2 a.m. For more information on local businesses and special events, check the Marketplace's website.