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The best way to see Burlington in one day is to live like a local, balancing outdoor pursuits with the city’s laid-back pleasures. Our Forbes Travel Guide editors suggest you begin with a run along the waterfront Burlington Bike Path before a breakfast of crêpes at the Skinny Pancake and a mid-morning exploration of ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center. Next, head to Church Street Marketplace for some shopping. Stop for a leisurely lunch at Leunig’s Bistro and ask for a table on the outdoor patio. After you’re sufficiently fueled, hop in the car and head south through the artsy South End district along Pine Street for an afternoon excursion to the Shelburne Museum, which features a wide array of American art. Back in Burlington, rent a stand-up paddleboard from the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center to watch the sunset and work up an appetite for dinner at the American bistro Pistou. End your day with a nightcap at the bar and live music venue Red Square.