Burlington is the state's educational, medical, financial and cultural epicenter. With nearly 140,000 people in the city and its surrounding areas, Burlington, Vermont is often called the "nation's smallest big city," and it doesn't take a long time of living here to realize why. Tagged "Vermont's largest and most cosmopolitan city" by Trip Advisor, they suggest it is the "perfect blend of old New England charm, arts, culture and nature." Burlington combines state-of-the-art creativity with an inviting outdoor calliope of activities for every season. No matter where you go, you'll be sure to find something you love in Burlington. Just a short drive away, you can ski or snowboard the Green Mountains; hike or mountain bike our piece of the Long Trail; or get a cone and a tour at Ben & Jerry's. Our fall foliage is captivating and Lake Champlain's waterfront is perfect for summer nights.