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Explore Burlington


Burlington, Vermont, has more to offer than meets the eye. It's more than maple syrup, fall leaves, and the craft beer capital of the northeast. Whether you're traveling with your family or visiting with adventure in mind, you'll find an activity that suits your Burlington bucket list. And no matter how you spend your days, you'll find ample space to recharge at The Essex—and then head out the next day to do it all over again. 

Discover everything from activities at The Essex to Vermont experiences tailored to your personal travel style.

· Resort Activities ·

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How do you Vermont? 

Vermont boasts wide open space, fresh air, gorgeous views and more. The perfect destination for a road trip with so much to see and do for all types of travelers. Choose your ideal travel style & let The Essex Resort's guest specialists help guide you to unique “Vermont-ing” Experiences perfect just for you. 

Find your personalized travel itinerary curated by The Essex team, whether you're an adventurer, naturalist, foodie, or more. 

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Cook Academy

Elevate your culinary skills at Burlington's best cooking class. Learn new cooking techniques or perfect skills you already have in a personalized setting. 

Tennis at The Essex

Take a swing on one of the resort's championship tennis courts. Play a game on your own or even try your hand at single or doubles on one of the top ten courts in the world.

Lawn Games

Our backyard is your backyard. Sip an ice cold cocktail, local beer, or glass of wine at The Tavern at The Essex. Come early or stay late to play lawn games or relax at a picnic table.

Spa at The Essex

Indulge in the tranquil essence of Vermont during a ritual, massage, or facial, or freshen up your look at our on-site salon

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· Things to Do Near The Essex Resort ·

Discover Fun for Every Season