Sunday, March 2, 2014

Burlington vs. Williston

It's no secret that Burlington is the hotspot college town of the area. And don't get me wrong, I love it as much as the next person: I saw Catching Fire in Roxy Cinema, I've spent an embarrassing amount of time getting fitted for a mattress (that I would never buy) at Sleepy's, and the waterfront benches have provided the setting for many a people-watching session.

Can't beat these Champlain sunsets, people. Trust me. 
Dreamy, right?
However, other neighboring towns cannot be ignored, or you'll be missing out. While Burlington has its own scene going on, Williston is the quick stop for all that extra stuff you may need! I've spent quite a bit of time in Williston, and it's been nothing but kind to me. It's a quick fifteen minute drive or bus ride, and very well worth it. I experienced my first steak dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse, and enjoyed a very tasty Valentine's Day in Outback Steakhouse (can't miss those garlic mashed potatoes). My roommate and I bought our TV at Best Buy, my boyfriend and I have found our new favorite movie theater in Majestic 10 (the first one I've ever seen with escalators, if I might add), and we've turned to Walmart for our occasional candy and chips fixes; today I stumbled upon apple cider K Cups. Who knew?!
Today at Walmart: not quite sure what happened here, or who even attempted it. All I know is that there were plenty of available spaces around. 
A classic strawberry milkshake at Outback!
My new favorite chips, a tradition with every Majestic 10 outing.
Long story short, when you get your butts up here, don't forget to explore all around St. Mike's! There's an adventure everywhere- whether you're exploring the (coolest EVER) shops in Burlington, the slopes at Smuggler's, or even the junk-food aisle at Walmart. I look forward to hikes once (or if) the snow season ends, and to exploring the green version of Vermont without a coat!

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