1. Burlington, Vermont
Burlington’s agreeableness as a beach university boondocks is able-bodied known, but with bristles Vermont chefs and eateries in the active for the 2023 James Bristles Awards, it’s a necessary getaway for aliment and alcohol lovers. From pastry chef Amanda Wildermuth’s tahini sundae (think sesame caramel and burst halva) at the Eastern Mediterranean-influenced Honey Road, to ambrosial brussels sprouts with a band afterward (hello, citrus-garlic chili sauce, aureate raisins and sunflower seeds) acknowledgment to chef Mojo Hancy-Davis’s farm-to-table card at May Day—plus a alternating alternative of ability beers from the baby beginning brewery Foam Brewers—Burlington’s restaurant and bar arena is bustling.
Where to stay: Rustic ski abode meets bougie bazaar acreage at Hotel Vermont, area wood-burning fireplaces, bean walls and angle of Basin Champlain are the absolute backdrops for sampling the hotel’s continued account of ability beers and cocktails.
Don’t absence it: The analgesic onion soup and maple creme brulée at Leunig’s, Abbey Street’s iconic bistro.
Nearest airport: Burlington Airport (BTV)
— Laura Osborne, Time Out Montreal Editor