A Weekend In: Burlington

 

FRIDAY

6 p.m.  Check into the WILLARD STREET INN, a mansion-turned-B&B complete with four-poster beds and breakfast in the solarium. Doubles from $140, 379 S. Willard St., 800-577-8712, willardstreetinn.com.

8 p.m. Forget Americanized Chinese food. A SINGLE PEBBLE serves real Szechwan fare, like red chili shrimp and sesame beef, family-style. 133-35 Bank St., 802-865-5200, asinglepebble.com.

10 p.m. The jam band Phish got its start at NECTAR’S, a live music club that serves up local brews. 188 Main St., 802-658-4771, liveatnectars.com.

SATURDAY

9 a.m.  Saddle up with biking gear from LOCAL MOTION and venture onto the Island Line Trail, a 12-mile path that juts into the lake. One Steele St., Ste. 103, 802-652-2453, localmotion.org.  

12 p.m. One of the city’s only waterfront eateries, SPLASH! AT THE BOATHOUSE, serves al fresco pub fare like steak sandwiches and lobster rolls. Zero College St., 802-658-2244.

1 p.m. Explore the legend of local sea monster Champ, along with turtles, snakes, and frogs, at ECHO LAKE AQUARIUM. One College St., 802-864-1848, echovermont.org

6 p.m. Expertly cooked French fare, like fig-and-blue-cheese-stuffed pork, makes a memorable dinner at LEUNIG’S BISTRO. 115 Church St., 802-863-3758, leunigsbistro.com.

8 p.m. The FLYNN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS features everything from acrobats to African drums. Diana Krall and Branford Marsalis play in June. 153 Main St., 802-863-5966, flynncenter.org

10 p.m. Grab a pint at VERMONT PUB AND BREWERY, which pours cool brews like Blue Nile, a rye beer made with blue lotus flowers. 144 College St., 802-865-0500, vermontbrewery.com.  

SUNDAY

10 a.m.  It’s hard to beat the gingerbread pancakes at PENNY CLUSE CAFÉ, a brunch favorite. 169 Cherry St., 802-651-8834, pennycluse.com.

1 p.m. Hit CHURCH STREET MARKETPLACE, a promenade of shops from crunchy to couture. churchstreetmarketplace.com.

Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/2009/05/a-weekend-in-burlington/