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Looking out towards Boston.
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Boston at dusk in the distance.

The Burlington Marriott is in the suburbs but perfectly situated so that there is plenty to do within minutes of stepping outside the door. The Marriott has a great space if you want to just hibernate and not leave the property.  The lounge area is spacious and has a sleek, long, modern gas fireplace there is hot chocolate by the reception and once the kids get tired of reading and playing cards you can linger longer and send them over to the computers in the “business nook”.  The pool is a nice size with plenty of room for a game of Marco Polo or diving for pool toys as well as swimming laps.  There is a hot tub, and a decent workout room as well.

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The pool is spacious and there is a gym and full locker room just off the pool area.
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Lounging by the fire before heading out to Barnes and Nobles for a little reading and shopping

The restaurant, Chopps American Bar and Grille, is a full-fledged restaurant with wonderful, attentive service and plenty of delicious options to please the palates young and old.

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This rosemary bread hot out of the oven is addictive.
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Fresh omelets for breakfast.
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Beautiful plates of seafood available for those who are not steak eaters.
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We all enjoyed this Guacamame made with edamame and avocado.
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A trio of gelato all vanilla for my picky eater.
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Chicken and French fries.
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The most beautiful potatoes I have seen at a breakfast buffet.
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Perfectly crisp bacon.
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Toppings for your eggs.
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blintzes for breakfast

If you are going to venture out there are some great options for dining, shopping, and entertainment.  Bowling at Kings is a great experience whether you’re heading out with a bunch of adult friends or you want to take the kids for a few strings.  The bowling alley is set up into different areas some that are more child-friendly and quieter and others that are near the bar.  We went over the summer and enjoyed a little bowling and a round of  shuffleboard.  For the little ones, there is a Chuck E. Cheese nearby or you can take a family outing to Barnes and Nobles which is two stories of books, CDs, movies and more.  If you want something a little more active, head outside to one of the nearby trails or visit Bauer’s Own The Moment for a unique skating adventure.  If you want to settle into a super comfy seat and take in a movie, the AMC Burlington is just a few minutes away.

Nearby shopping includes LL Bean,the Eileen Fisher company store and more at Wayside Commons.  The Burlington Mall has just a great selection of shops as well as Bobby Flay’s Burger Palace, and camouflaged within the food court a tasty little Indian restaurant called Gourmet India.  If you like good, home cooked, Indian food, go just a bit further than the mall to find the hidden gem Ritu Ki Rasoi.  Another favourite of mine is Border Café which has a split menu of Tex Mex and Cajun/Creole. A quick snack, breakfast, lunch, cup of hot coffee, ginger tea or homemade soda is definitely worth taking in from Clover. This unique “food fast” local chain is popular for its tasty treats, Eco-friendly “everything is compostable” practices, and rolls of paper and crayons for the artist in you or your family. Tuscan Kitchen is also nearby where you can grab a bowl of gelato or stop in for a full Tuscan feast.   If you prefer ice cream to gelato then head over to the shops at 3rd Ave Burlington and indulge at Bedford Farms.  The pizza loving family will definitely need to stop over at Flatbreads.

Burlington Marriott has a fabulous family offer for the winter.  The Family Fun Package rates are $179-$399. PROMOTIONAL CODE: MAJ

Rate includes:
• Deluxe room with one king or two double beds
• 50 USD dining credit to CHOPPS restaurant
• Breakfast for two adults
• One in-room movie and one popcorn
• Package value of $140

Reservations
Be sure that promotional code MAJ appears in the Corporate/Promotional code box when making your online reservation, or call 1-800-228-9290 in the US and ask for promotional code MAJ.  For toll-free numbers outside the US please click here.

Terms and Conditions
Valid Thursday – Sunday through 12/31/16. 50 USD dining credit to CHOPPS restaurant (excludes alcoholic beverages, tax, gratuity). Up to 2 children under 12 years old may eat breakfast, lunch  and dinner from the children’s menu for free when accompanied by and adult dining from the regular menu. Rates are per room per night.  A limited number of packages are available.  Some blackout dates apply.  Taxes and gratuity are not included in rate.  Not available to groups of ten or more rooms or in conjunction with other promotional offers.  Any unused portion of the dining credit will not be refunded. Limited number of rooms are available for this promotion.  Tax is additional.  Offer does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms.  Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions.  Blackout dates may apply.  Advance reservations required.  Other restrictions apply.  Rates are per room, per night and based on availability at the time of reservations.

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Family Fun at the Marriott Burlington The Burlington Marriott is in the suburbs but perfectly situated so that there is plenty to do within minutes of stepping outside the door.