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  • 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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    5.0
  • Food Scene
    3.5
  • Atmosphere
    3.5

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Church Street Marketplace is the place to be in Burlington: a car-free walkway buzzing with the town's offbeat 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.

Recent visitors enjoyed how much there was to do in the marketplace. Many said they spent hours visiting the various shops and restaurants.

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.

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