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Suggestions for a special night out?

New Hampshire
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Suggestions for a special night out?

My husband and I will be in Burlington next week. I would like to treat him to a special night out. Do you have any suggestions? Any kind of sunset tour on the lake or a restaurant with nice views? Looking for something unique. Thank you!

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Vermont
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1. Re: Suggestions for a special night out?

Dinner at the Inn at Shelburne Farms would be really nice. It's about 15 minutes south of Burlington. Beautiful lakeside setting.

https:/…inn-restaurant

You could do a cruise on the Spirit of Ethan Allen:

https://soea.com/cruise/

There is a dinner train on Friday and Saturday nights leaving from Burlington.

http://www.rails-vt.com/cvdinnertrain

If you'd rather just go to a restaurant, our favorite "special occasion" restaurant is Hen of the Wood. No special views, but the food and service are FANTASTIC. You'll need a reservation.

Enjoy!

New Hampshire
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2. Re: Suggestions for a special night out?

All great suggestions! Thank you!

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3. Re: Suggestions for a special night out?

I've always enjoyed the Spirit of Ethan Allen boat tours. Very scenic, and the narration has a nice mix of history, geography & folklore. A very nice 1-2 hour activity.

Another good option is a show at the Flynn Theater. The theater itself is gorgeously restored, and they have a wide assortment of live shows - both local and international.

For restaurants, my favs have been Leunig's and Trattoria Delia. Leunig's has a nicer location & ambiance - especially their 2nd floor tables overlooking Church St. Both have excellent food. For a special evening, you could have drinks beside the lake at the boathouse, then have a nice meal up in town at any of the restaurants mentioned. Enjoy!

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