Information & Facts
Burlington's climate is moderate in comparison to the rest of
the state, with temperatures modified by Lake Champlain. Winters
are cold with snowfall, while summers are warm. The city is one of
the cloudiest in the country, and rainfall occurs throughout the
year, although August tends to be the wettest month. Temperatures
in Burlington range from 16°F (-9°C) in January to 71°F (22°C) in
Burlington is a pedestrian-friendly city that is easy to
negotiate on foot. Walking is also the best way to enjoy the beauty
of the city and its surrounds. Car rental agencies are available in
the city and at the Burlington Airport. Traffic is heavy at peak
hours. The Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA) runs
the public bus system; the main terminal is at Church and Cherry
Streets. Buses tend to be reliable and affordable. Hiring a bicycle
is also a good option, particularly if one takes advantage of the
Waterfront Bike Path.
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.