Top 10 THINGS TO DO In Burlington Ontario

Matthew Kelly | eXp Realty 
28 Jan 2022

Discover Burlington: Top 10 Attractions for the Ultimate Experience

Hey there, fellow explorers! If you’re on the hunt for a place that’s got charm, character, and a whole lot of fun packed into every corner, let me introduce you to Burlington, Ontario. This isn’t just any suburban city; it’s a treasure trove of experiences waiting to be discovered.

And hey, if you’re eyeing Burlington as your next home base, don’t miss out on snagging my FREE Burlington Home Buyers Starter Kit. It’s your golden ticket to making smart, informed decisions in this vibrant market. But first, let’s dive into the top 10 must-dos that make Burlington the place to be!

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Burlington Beach: Your Slice of Sunshine

Think you need to jet off to some far-flung island for a beach day? Think again! Burlington Beach is our local slice of paradise where you can soak up the sun and let your worries drift away with the waves. 

Grab a chair or umbrella from Burlington Beach Rentals, or get your heart pumping with a paddleboard or kayak. And about those powerlines—trust me, they’ll fade from your mind the moment you’re lounging on the sand. Before you leave, treat yourself to a doughnut from Sunshine Doughnuts—those peach fritters are a bite of heaven.

Hit the Trails: Hiking Heaven

Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or just looking for a peaceful stroll, Burlington’s trails are where it’s at. Mount Nemo Conservation Area offers views that’ll have you reaching for your camera, while Rattle Snake Point, Kerns Cliff, and the Bruce Trail provide adventures for every level.

 And if you’re itching for more, drop a comment, and I might just spill the beans on my top 10 hiking trails around town.

Park Life: More Than Just Green Spaces

Spencer Smith Park isn’t just a park; it’s the heart of Burlington’s festival scene. Imagine munching on a Rib Fest delight or strolling through the twinkling Festival of Lights with an ice cream from RC’s in hand. And let’s not forget the Royal Botanical Gardens—27 km of trails and the Rock Garden are my personal faves. 

For a picture-perfect day, Paletta Lakeshore Park is your go-to, and Bronte Park’s got all the frisbee golf and pool action you could want.

Tee Time: Burlington's Greens

Calling all golf enthusiasts! From Hidden Valley’s hidden gems to Tyandaga’s challenging fairways, we’ve got greens for all your teeing off dreams. And when the weather’s not on par, our indoor golf simulators keep the birdies and eagles coming all year round.

Farm Fresh and Fun

Ever picked a strawberry straight from the field? At Stonehaven and Spring Ridge Farms, you can do that and then some. Navigate a giant corn maze or hop on a wagon ride for some old-fashioned fun. 

And for those who love a good market haul, the Burlington Centre Farmers Market is your spot from May to October for the freshest local goodies.

Cheers to Nickel Brook Brewing Company

Beer lovers, rejoice! Nickel Brook Brewing has been crafting hoppy masterpieces since 2005. Take a tour, sample the brews, and maybe find your new favorite. Plus, their can art? Total Instagram bait.

Night Owls: Burlington's Bar Scene

From the laid-back vibes at Joe Dogs to the competitive Mario Kart races at The Coop, Burlington’s nightlife is buzzing. And when the hunger strikes at midnight, Charcoal Pit’s got your back with the juiciest burgers in town.

Indoor Escapades

Rainy day? No problem. Splitsville offers bowling and laser tag, while Activate challenges you with interactive game rooms.  And for a throwback to the good ol’ days, Game Time Social has all the arcade classics, plus axe throwing and VR games.

Shop 'Til You Drop: Downtown Burlington

Our local shops are the heart and soul of downtown. Stroll through Village Square, sip a coffee at Tamp, and feel the European vibes right here in Burlington. Supporting local has never felt so good—or looked so chic.

A Dose of Culture: The Arts Await

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is your ticket to world-class entertainment, from concerts to comedy. And the Burlington Art Gallery? It’s a must-visit for any art aficionado, boasting the largest contemporary Canadian ceramics collection.

Bonus: Time Travel to Burlington's Roots

Step back in time at Ireland House, marvel at the Joseph Brant Museum’s exhibits, or explore the reconstructed Iroquoian village at Crawford Lake. History buffs, you’re in for a treat.

So, there you have it—the top 10 (plus a bonus!) ways to experience the best of Burlington. Whether you’re just visiting or considering putting down roots here, Burlington is brimming with opportunities to make memories. 

And remember, if you’re thinking of calling Burlington home, my  FREE Burlington Home Buyers Starter Kit is just a click away. It’s packed with insights and resources to help you navigate the local real estate scene with ease.



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