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The view from our Segway tour in Burlington
The view from our Segway tour in Burlington
The view from our Segway tour in Burlington
The view from our Segway tour in Burlington

Holiday to New England in Oct 2023: Day 8 – Burlington

By Nige on Wed 18 Oct 2023 at 20:16
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Story: Holiday to New England in Oct 2023
Tags: Burlington | Hertz | Hilton | Holidays | New England | USA | Vermont

Another exciting day in a random US city! Today it was Segway day in Burlington. Last minute decision but a great one – it made our day!

There was a Starbucks just up the road from the hotel, so that was a great start to the day at around 5:30am. It wasn’t the nicest Starbucks we have ever been in, but it did the job just fine!

My breakfast enjoyed at the Homesuites in Burlington
My breakfast enjoyed at the Homesuites in Burlington
My breakfast enjoyed at the Homesuites in Burlington
My breakfast enjoyed at the Homesuites in Burlington

Breakfast was enjoyed in the hotel. Vick went for her healthy yoghurt and fruit. I went for the English muffin, butter and jam option. Excellent!

We had the entire day in Burlington today, and Vick was concerned we may not have enough to do.

We had debated about trying to go to Montreal for the day, but decided there was too much driving involved. Anyway, a good excuse for booking another holiday!

One of us looks a bit of a berk in this photo!
One of us looks a bit of a berk in this photo!
One of us looks a bit of a berk in this photo!
One of us looks a bit of a berk in this photo!

We tried ringing a Segway tours place in Burlington from my mobile and received a “this number cannot receive a call at this time – please try again later” or something like that.

Later in the day we concluded this was something to do with my mobile phone, but it meant we resorted to Facebook messaging and an email to Burlington Segways.

A great view on our Segway tour in Burlington
A great view on our Segway tour in Burlington
A great view on our Segway tour in Burlington
A great view on our Segway tour in Burlington

They were happy to accept us on a tour at 10am.

We ended up being the only guests on this particular tour. We asked for a 2-hour tour (by email) but paid for and ended up with a 90 min tour which was just what we needed.

The view from Battery Park in Burlington
The view from Battery Park in Burlington
The view from Battery Park in Burlington
The view from Battery Park in Burlington

Rick and Wren were great! Very friendly and knowledgeable.

Wren was obviously the rookie learning the ropes, but did a great job. Rick was just very experienced with loads of great stories to tell. We enjoyed the tour a lot.

We didn’t stop that often, but we stopped at some good places for photos, which is what we wanted.

Lunch at Black Cap in Burlington
Lunch at Black Cap in Burlington
Lunch at Black Cap in Burlington
Lunch at Black Cap in Burlington

After finishing the tour, we decided to leave a decent tip. It was clear the summer hasn’t been that great for the business, and we are happy to support local businesses.

We wandered into Church Street – the very nice pedestrain area. We found an amazing coffee and lunch place called Black Cap, which served fab lattes and toasted sandwiches.

Back to the hotel and Vick did some local shopping and I did some work in the afternoon. A snooze later and it was time to get ready for dinner!

Windjammer Restaurant in Burlington
Windjammer Restaurant in Burlington
Windjammer Restaurant in Burlington
Windjammer Restaurant in Burlington

We enjoyed dinner at Windjammer, which is part of the Best Western hotel located next to Starbucks, so it was just a short walk down the road.

We reserved a table in the dining room and secured a booth, which was great.

An iceberg webdge that we shared as a starter
An iceberg webdge that we shared as a starter
An iceberg webdge that we shared as a starter
An iceberg webdge that we shared as a starter

We started off with an iceberg wedge between us. It was huge and really refreshing.

An excellent start to our meal.

Vick's Chicken Statler enjoyed in Windjammer, Burlington
Vick’s Chicken Statler enjoyed in Windjammer, Burlington
Vick's Chicken Statler enjoyed in Windjammer, Burlington
Vick’s Chicken Statler enjoyed in Windjammer, Burlington

Vick knew what she wanted to order within seconds of seeing the menu.

Her Chicken Statler was really tasty, filled with borsain wrapped in bacon. Hmmmm…

My ribeye enjoyed at Windjammer, Burlington
My ribeye enjoyed at Windjammer, Burlington
My ribeye enjoyed at Windjammer, Burlington
My ribeye enjoyed at Windjammer, Burlington

I ended up with another rib eye steak, which was lovely. I enjoyed a baked potato and ordered some Brussels sprouts with bacon which were to die for.

Even Vick wanted more!

Moving on to Manchester, Vermont tomorrow. Not that far to go, so planning on doing some walking!


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Nige is one of the co-founders of The Billingham Blog and works as a freelance management consultant. He loves to fly in his spare time!

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