Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Burlington, Vermont

We finally made our trip to Burlington a couple of weekends ago.  Chris had planned to propose to me there back in December, but three flight cancelations and one amazing proposal later, we finally made it!

Our first stop was the Ben & Jerry's factory just a few miles outside of Burlington.  This place was so much fun!  The tour was neat and informative even though they weren't in production over the weekend.  It was very interesting to hear the history of the two fellows that created this amazing ice cream. 

Of course, the tour ended with a taste test.  It was particularly unique because the flavor for the tours each day is made fresh and won't ever be seen tasted in that exact manner again.  And it was a shame because the flavor we tried - Strawberry Blitz - was DELICIOUS!!

After our bellies were full of ice cream, we headed over to briefly check out the Von Trapp Family Lodge.  And get a great view of the mountains in the process.  There wasn't too much to see there, but it would be a neat place to stay for a family getaway.  The scenery was fabulous.

On our way back through the winding roads, we came upon a cider mill and winery.  We stopped to check out the shop and get a hot cup of cider.  We did a quick taste test at the winery, but nothing was quite sweet enough for me.

We ventured over to Prohibition Pig for lunch before heading back to Burlington for the rest of our day.  This restaurant was quite small, but packed a big punch.  We really enjoyed our meal here.  Chris went for the BBQ washed down with a glass of Schlitz while I had a burger and duck fat fries.  Tasty all around!  I would definitely recommend stopping by this spot if you are ever in the area...just be prepared for a long wait!

We headed straight to the Magic Hat Brewery upon our return to Burlington.  We didn't want to miss the tour there.  This place was decorated to the max for their upcoming Mardi Gras celebration.  I wasn't a fan of any of the samples, but I believe Chris found a couple he enjoyed.

We took a brief rest stop back at our hotel before venturing down to Church Street marketplace to wander around in various shops.  They had everything there - books, records, home goods, and even some delicious chocolates!

We made one last stop for the day at Bove's - an amazing Italian restaurant!  We both tried different sauces on this tasty pasta.  I had alfredo sauce.  Chris went with a roasted garlic.  We were stuffed when we left, but it was SO good.  Highly recommend this spot if you ever find yourself in Burlington!

Our adventure in Burlington was short, but we had a great time!  We sure have learned how to pack in the fun!  I'm already looking forward to our next adventure in Vermont :)

Have you ever been to the Green Mountain State? 

Andrea :)

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  1. So fun! We stayed at Smugglers' Notch last June and visited the Ben and Jerry's Factory and the Cider Mill!

  2. Visiting Ben and Jerry's factory would be so fun! And that food, it all looks delicious!

  3. I really want to visit Vermont now! :) Thanks for sharing this lovely adventure!

  4. Looks like a yummy food-filled day!! Thanks for linking up with Travel Tuesday!

  5. I love vermont! I went as a girl and had the best banana hot chocolate. I would love to get some icecream next time. Yum! Thank you for linking up for Travel Tuesday last week and looking forward to seeing your post this week!