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2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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  • 4.0Atmosphere

Right off of the city's Main Street, the Waterfront neighborhood is a lovely place to spend the afternoon with the kids or your sweetheart. Explore the local ecosystem at the ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center, take a ride on Burlington's scenic bike path or lay out a picnic spread in Waterfront Park. If you do decide to grab a bite by Lake Champlain's Waterfront, bring your own goodies: the food stalls are a bit limited when it comes to dining options.  

Make sure on your stroll through the Waterfront to stop and take a seat on the long bench swings. Visitors particularly rave about the breathtaking view at sunset.

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From weathervanes, quilts and American art to transplanted 1950s era homes, a railroad station and a fully outfitted steamboat, the Shelburne Museum really does have a little of everything on display. Nearly 40 buildings, filled with various exhibits, span the museum's 45 acres. There's even a respectable collection of impressionist paintings, featuring the works of Degas, Cassatt, Manet and Monet.

Recent visitors were equally impressed with the museum's artifacts as they were with its grounds. 

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