Two blocks from the Sunsetcity Guesthouse, the Church Street Marketplace is a 5-block outdoor pedestrian mall that is host to a variety of shops ranging from local boutiques to national retailers.
Located in South Burlington, three miles from the Guesthouse, the University Mall includes many national and local vendors.
The Marketplace and environs offer a wide range of dining experiences from street cart vendors to fine dining. The eclectic variety provides an array of choices ranging from ethnic cuisine to pub-style grub and everything in between.
The local co-op grocer, City Market, offers local and organic as well as conventional options. The co-op also hosts a deli with hot and cold buffet items.
The variety continues on the Marketplace, from wine bars to pubs and live music venues to dive bars the Church Street Marketplace (and outlier blocks) offer an array of nightlife options. The waterfront is host to two seasonal bar/restaurants Breakwaters & Splash. Both offer pull-up boat slips.
Burlington’s well known live music venue is just 3 blocks walk from the guesthouse, offering live music in two unique venues 7 days a week.
Located 2 miles from the guesthouse, Higher Ground offers regional and national acts 7 days a week.
A hands-on and interactive museum hosting both national and local exhibits. ECHO is located at the foot of College Street, at Waterfront Park.
Located in Shelburne, VT, 20 minutes from the Guesthouse, Vermont Teddy Bear Factory tours give a “behind-the-scenes” view of what it takes to build a bear.
Located in Waterbury, VT and 30 minutes from the Guesthouse, Ben and Jerry’s factory tours offers a history and mission of the company, how they make their ice cream and, most importantly…a sample of the flavor of the day. On grounds is also the Graveyard, where old flavors are laid to rest.
Freshly made, local, gourmet chocolates. Lake Champlain Chocolates has a factory store located on Pine street, less than a mile from the Guesthouse, where they provide tours and retail.
Local vineyards are also making a name for themselves. Because of Vermont’s climate, many of our wineries offer ice wines, made from grapes that have experienced a frost. Boyden Valley, Shelburne and Snow Farm Vineyards are some of our great local wine makers.