Seeing Friends In Vermont Next Weekend

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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This post is sponsored by Choice Hotels.

Our little family is visiting Burlington, Vermont next weekend and we are beyond excited!


If you’re a long-time reader of CNC, you know just how much we love Vermont. We used to visit all the time, but we haven’t been back in well over a year, so we are definitely due for a trip. And now that we have a little man to introduce to all things Vermont, we seriously can’t wait to be there.


We’re also really looking forward to our visit because we plan to see some of our friends who live there. We haven’t seen them since our last visit back in March 2014 when I was pregnant. This was technically Quinn’s first trip to Vermont, so we’re looking forward to him meeting our friends now that he’s out and about in the world. Haha! Plus, our friends have their own special addition to their family, so we’re excited to meet their little one too.

quinn's first trip to vermont

We’re staying at one of the Choice Hotels in Burlington, and I am especially thankful that they are helping to facilitate this connection with our friends. Their properties are always affordable and located just about everywhere you want to visit, so we will definitely keep this hotel in mind for future visits to Vermont. I’ll be sure to give you guys the full review when we return!

Questions of the Day

Have you ever visited Vermont? Any Burlington recommendations for us? 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Choice Hotels. The opinions and text are all mine.



  1. My daughter just graduated from UVM….So jealous you are going to the Farmers Market..Incredible…. NJ too far away from all those luscious veggies!!!! Grease Trucks downtown fun too!! Have a Maple Creamie too right by the Lake. We took pictures in the Boat House that look like the Northern Lights

  2. We were in Burlington three weeks ago. You definitely have to eat at The Farmhouse Tap & Grill. DELICIOUS farm to table restaurant with a cozy beer garden behind the restaurant which great to hang out in while you wait for a table. Their Mexican sister restaurant is also very yummy, El Cortijo. You also need to stop somewhere for a maple creamee for dessert!

  3. Farmhouse Tap & Grill, Citizen Cider (Pine Street), Fiddlehead Brewing (Shelburne), Mirabelle’s, so many good choices!

  4. I love Burlington! My husband’s family is there, so we’re up there quite a bit (and every year for the VT Brewers Festival in the summer!) My recommendations are ECHO on the water for the little ones (aquarium and science center) and the fair (Champlain Valley Fair is this weekend, so good timing!) There’s a ton of great food downtown, but if you head just a little out to Winooski, they have some great new spots at their rotary (Misery Loves Company is my favorite) and you can walk along the river. Have fun!

  5. My family is avid skiers and we have been to Stowe. I was interested in trying all the Vermont cheddar cheese I could while there.

  6. Hi Tina! Love your blog! I actually live in Burlington currently and graduated from UVM so I have a ton of recommendations!

    -Farmhouse for burgers and beer (awesome patio space)
    -Splash for the sunset views (food isn’t so great, but you are on the lake so that’s pretty amazing)
    -Daily Planet is wonderful for a nice sit down dinner–amazing food!
    -Mount Philo might be a nice quick hike for everyone, plus it’s near wineries and breweries!
    -American Flatbread is great (check out their pizza brunch!), but I would reccomend trying Folinos (linked to the Fiddlehead Brewery) or Pizzeria Verita which is right downtown and amazing
    -On Pine Street in Burlington I would recommend checking out Citizen Cider, awesome food and the best hard cider ever (my favorite is the Dirty Mayor)
    -Another great spot is in Winooski Sneaker is SO good, best breakfast around, Tiny Thai, Mule Bar, Oak many great spots!

    Enjoy Burlington! Quinn would love Shelbune Farms–petting zoos and lots of cheese!

  7. Asiana Noodle shop on church st, the Vermont brewing company for lunch, Echo obviously, North Beach, Shelburn Museum and hike Mount Mansfield.
    I’m from Montpelier haha.

  8. My hubby and I live in Plattsburgh, across the lake from Burlington.

    Our favorite place to go is Farmhouse Tap & Grill on Bank St (just off Church St). Excellent beer selection and great food!

    A Single Pebble is also on Bank St and they have great vegetarian, authentic Chinese Food.

    If you’re up for a short trip, you HAVE to check out the Prohibition Pig in Waterbury, VT. Excellent drinks and food, and it’s just a very cool, relaxed environment.

    We also love hitting up Healthy Living Market on S. Dorset St. It’s like a localized Whole Foods/Wegmans and they have amazing baked goods, hot & cold food bars, coffee, dry goods and health products.

    Shelburne Farms is fun and there is also a Wild Flower Garden that you can do a self-guided tour through, though the name/town is failing me.

    Magic Hat is a fun tour and there are tons of other breweries as well.

    If you’re up for Adventure, I’d take a ferry ride or a drive around the Lake, it’s beautiful this time of year!

    The North Hero House and the Blue Paddle Bistro are a little bit of a drive, but well worth it for local, fresh food.

    Enjoy your trip!

  9. Hi Tina! I lived in Burlington for a while and love going to visit too! I know you guys go a ton but I would definitelty check out ECHO for Quinn. It’s sort of like a science museum for the lake geared towards kids and it’s right on the water behind Burlington Bay. You should also check out the doughnuts at the Misery Loves Company Bakeshop- they’re awesome!

  10. Magnolia Bistro (A MUST) for brunch- you’ll love it. It’s similar to that place you went last weekend where you sat on the same side of the table as Mal.
    Blue Paddle Bistro
    Red Onion (rocking sandwiches with the thickest slices of bread.)

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