Burlington deals and free attractions
Located along Lake Champlain, Burlington is the heart of Vermont's bustling cosmopolitan center. It's known as the Queen City for its vast expanse - it spans more than 15 square miles and is the largest city in the state - so visitors will need a reliable car to get to all the museums, parks, galleries and natural features that make this destination so exciting. That's why Thrifty offers an array of Burlington rental cars available for great Burlington deals. Then, you and your guests can hit the road and check out these free attractions:
Visit the Church Street Marketplace
Even if you don't intend on shopping, use your Burlington car rental to get to the Church Street Marketplace. This local hotspot is the place to go for a first-hand look at the culture of the city. Walk along the pedestrian-only streets to find trendy cafes and eateries and enjoy streetside entertainment by area performers. Bring a picnic along for lunch on one of the open green spaces or treat yourself to lunch at one of the many dining establishments.
Walk through the Green Mountain Audubon Center
You'll need your Burlington car rental to get to this attraction - the Green Mountain Audubon Center is located about 30 minutes south of the city, but it's worth the trip. The habitat sits on more than 250 acres of land and is brimming with regional wildlife, like salamanders, wood frogs and beavers, as well as hemlock swamps, hardwood forests and the shimmering Huntington River. Bird-lovers, in particular, will enjoy the center, because it's home to the area's most expansive array of avian creatures - look above to find the rose-breasted grosbeak, blackburnian warbler and hermit thrush. On your way in, stop by the Educatio Barn to pick up a map for a self-guided tour through the center's five miles of nature trails.