Road trips have always been part of American tradition, and this year, it has been estimated that 53% of family travelers will be taking to the road in search of adventure and unique experiences. While the Olympic Peninsula Highway, Road 66, and the Pacific Coast Highway are undoubtedly some of the most popular and scenic routes in the country, there’s one US destination that vacationing families should check out this year. For a week of watersports, sailing, shopping, and dining, head to Burlington, Vermont for a family road trip that everyone will enjoy. Here’s why you should check out this underrated vacation spot for your next holiday.
Awesome campgrounds for the best RV camping experience
The best way to experience an authentic road trip is to go via motor-home, and there are lots of RV makes and models to choose from that will ensure a comfortable and enjoyable trip. Once you’re in Burlington, you can park your RV in any of the four campgrounds— namely Shelburne Campground, Lone Pine Campsite, Apple Island Resort, and Goose Point Campground– near Lake Champlain. If you want to be right on the lake, Goose Point is the place to be. However, if you want an upgraded camping experience, then head to Apple Island Resort as it features a golf course, a heated pool, and a hot tub, among other luxe amenities.
Lots of things to do on Lake Champlain
You’ll never run out of things to do while on Lake Champlain. From taking a sunset sailing yacht tour, watersports, biking, swimming, hiking, and bass fishing, you and your kids are sure to find activities that are suitable for everyone. Be sure to visit some of the lighthouses within the area, they’re guaranteed to be a hit with your little ones. For an educational yet fun experience, visit the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center. Here, kids can have fun with the interactive exhibits, have a closer look at local marine life, and learn all about the Lake Champlain “sea monster.”
Shopping and tasty eats downtown
Burlington has an open flea market on Church Street on the weekends, so head downtown with your family for a unique shopping experience and some tasty treats. There are 75 boutiques as well as numerous merchant carts in the area, so make sure to wear comfy shoes and carry some cash with you. Make sure to walk around and have a look at the stalls as you’ll find everything from clothing, cosmetics, books, music, accessories, and so much more. Once the hunger pangs hit, choose from any of the fantastic restaurants and food carts that feature all sorts of food and a wide range of cuisines. While children can feast on kid-friendly fare such as pizza, burgers, ice cream, and sweets, the grown-ups can enjoy comfort food such as those found in Leunigs Bistro and Sweetwaters.
Going on a road trip is one of the best ways to travel as you bond with your family. For your next vacation, consider Burlington as your next RV camping destination for a memorable experience that you’ll treasure for years to come.