The winter season can sometimes be the most stressful during the year. Holidays, the New Year, guests, in-laws, cooking, presents – it can all get really overwhelming. Come unwind in Burlington, MA this winter and spend some time relaxing before the chaos of the season. Even though Burlington is less than 20 miles from Boston, it’s a lot less crowded than the big city and allows for a much more easy-going vacation.
Get a Headstart on Your Holiday Shopping
The Burlington Mall has become a key destination for anyone coming to visit Burlington. It’s a highly sought out shopping destination, and rightfully so – it’s the fifth-largest shopping mall in Massachusetts and the twentieth-largest in all of New England.
No matter who or what occasion you’re shopping for, the Burlington Mall will have anything you can think of. With plenty of store options for children’s toys like LEGO and Gamestop, to hundreds of well-known chain stores like J.Crew, LuluLemon, Primark, North Face, Swarovski, and more.
There is no shortage of retailer options at this mall, and even better, there are so many fantastic dining options while you shop. Whether you want to grab a coffee to go at Café Nero or sit down for breakfast at The Friendly Toast, you’re guaranteed to find something to soothe your cravings.
Warm Up With Brews and Steak
Every winter evening should end with some deliciously tender steak and a cold beer. One of the Burlington restaurant favorites is Chopps Italian Steakhouse and Bar. A modern chophouse that specializes in serving Italian-inspired dishes that include an array of fresh local meats.
Redefining what it means to be a chophouse, Chopps has an authentic yet modern style that adds freshness to the atmosphere. With an open kitchen, guests get the opportunity to watch their food being made which allows for an enhanced dining experience.
After your delicious meat entreé, make your way over to Common Craft for a refreshing cold one. There you can try a variety of local craft beer, wine, ales, and spirits from four different alcoholic beverage producers. This gorgeous location gives guests the opportunity to explore Common Craft’s taprooms, speakeasy, wine bar, and scratch kitchen.
Best Lodging in Burlington
Some of the best hotel options you will find during the winter are in Burlington, Massachusetts and they are listed at unbeatable prices for the season. One of the increasingly popular hotels is the Boston Marriott Burlington. This newly renovated, luxurious stay is perfect for a relaxing winter getaway. Located right off Route 3 and Interstate 95, it’s in the ideal location for getting around the town. Conveniently, Chopps Italian Steakhouse and Bar is actually part of the hotel and is located right inside with an outdoor terrace.
This particular hotel is often used for business trips and work conferences so it stays relatively quiet and calm at night and throughout the day if you’re looking for a peaceful stay.