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11 Best Things To Do in the South End of Burlington, VT

The weekend of Vermont Brewers Festival is upon us! If you’re heading down to Waterfront Park in Burlington this Friday, July 21st or Saturday, July 22nd, we’ll be sponsoring the water truck and keeping folks refreshed with H2O, our Upstate Elevator CBD beverages, and plenty of giveaways.

For the ultimate hangover helper, be sure to find one of us for a weekend-only discount at Green State Dispensary.

Can’t make it to the Fest?

Jump on the Burlington brewery trail at Green State Dispensary on Pine St, the gateway to a plethora of top shelf breweries, including Zero Gravity, Switchback, Citizen Cider, Burlington Beer Co and more!

Beer not your thing? Follow our guide for planning the ultimate day in the South End of Burlington, VT. Whether you’re looking to hop from one brewery to the next, check out the best recreational dispensaries in Chittenden County, take in some art, or dine out, Burlington is the place to be. 

Here are the 11 best things to do in the South End of Burlington.

Wondering what to do while visiting the South End of Burlington?

If you’re a cannabis fan, then you have to start your day off right with a visit to Green State Dispensary on Pine Street in Burlington. With easy online ordering, plenty of free parking and our shop being dog friendly, you’ll be in and out in minutes with everything you need to enjoy the rest of your time in the Green Mountain State. Plus, Green State is the factory store for Upstate Elevator Supply Co. CBD and Upstate Elevator Operators premium THC, so you’ll get a one of a kind experience with exclusive product releases.  

At Green State Dispensary we offer:

  • Exclusive in-house grown living soil flower from Upstate Elevator Operators 
  • 15% off medical discount to customers with valid medical IDs as well as regular daily deals 
  • A wide selection of THC flower, edibles, beverages, concentrates, pre-rolls and a full line of CBD products 
  • Copious free parking!

Want some other ideas for how to spend your day?

(Obviously) Next up: Where to Eat

At Green State Dispensary we are lucky to be surrounded by so many incredible neighbors so don’t sleep on the South End!

Myer’s Bagels specializes in homemade wood-fired Montreal style bagels and is open for breakfast and lunch. In 2021 they made Food & Wine’s list of Best Bagels in America. 

Scout makes a mean cup of… well everything! Coffee, tea, espresso, pastries and homemade ice cream is what you will find at Scout located on Pine Street. 

Pizza 44 is open for lunch and dinner serving up the best pizza on pine street, a cozy atmosphere and a great selection of pizza, salads, sandwiches and beer. Order online or dine in!

Zero Gravity beer hall offers up ample indoor and outdoor seating that any beer or non-beer connoisseur can enjoy. If beer isn’t your thing, they also offer non-alcoholic beer, cocktails and a menu that includes the best dirty fries around. 

Adventure Out with These Ideas: What to Do 

Savu Lakeside features a private spa experience on the edge of Lake Champlain featuring 2 Finnish style saunas, an outdoor relaxation area, shower and cold plunge. 

Sangha Studio is a non-profit donation-based Yoga studio located on Pine Street offering daily yoga classes. If you’re looking to unwind after a long day of adventuring, register for a class today! 

The Soda Plant, originally a soda bottling plant, now offers an incubator space for Vermont artists and businesses. Grab a coffee at Brio Coffeeworks and spend an afternoon winding through the art laced halls, enjoy lunch at Tomgirl Kitchen, or head into one of the many local shops. 

Oakledge Park offers waterfront views of Lake Champlain, walking trails, and is home to the world’s first accessible treehouse. Rent paddle boards during the summer months or grab picnic essentials up the road at City Market

The Burlington Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from mid-May to the end of October on Pine Street. Browse a variety of speciality foods, gifts, fresh flowers, art and more. 

Try your hand (and foot) at rock climbing at Petra Cliffs, an indoor climbing facility designed to appeal to climbers of every level. Or take it outside on one of the free standing boulders inside the South End’s lake-side Red Rocks Park.

Enjoy Vermont!

We hope you enjoy your visit to our home state and appreciate you supporting our fellow local businesses, artists and neighbors!

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