While we know you’ll want to spend the bulk of your time at NECANN meeting, greeting, schmoozing, networking, and generally establishing your dominance in New England’s cannabis landscape, you may also want to take a quick break and explore a bit more of what the area has to offer.
While hardly a comprehensive list, this might spark some awesome adventures – or at least some light, non-convention pleasure. Have a great time – and welcome to the Green Mountain State!
ArtsRiot Truck Stop: This free outdoor block Party in the heart of Burlington’s South End delivers delicious dishes from some of VT’s best food trucks, live DJs every week, outdoor entertainment, Citizen cider and Fiddlehead brews. Date: Friday, May 29, 2020. Location: 400 Pine Street, Burlington, VT 05401. Time: 5-10 p.m.
Bike Rental: Depending on how aggressively wheely you want to be, you can rent bikes from Local Motion, Ski Rack,North Star Sports, or Greenride Bikeshare.
Burlington Farmer’s Market: Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Pine Street, in the South End of Burlington.
Burlington Waterfront: Stroll the Burlington waterfront for epic sunset views, maple creemees and people-watching.
Church Street Marketplace: Downtown Burlington’s main drag with local and national stores, restaurants, bars, and, of course, Ben & Jerry’s.
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center: Because science is cool.
Ferry to New York: Because ferries are also cool.
Fleming Museum: Currently has several shows, including one featuring the work of cartoonist and graphic novelistAlison Bechdel.
City Market: For all your Burlington grocery needs.
Mac’s Market and Hannaford’s are Essex grocery store close to the venue.
Merrill’s Roxy Cinema: For all the cinephiles out there!
Music: Check out the weekend lineups at Nectar’s, Higher Ground, Monkey House and ArtsRiot if live music is your jam.
Oakledge Park: Right on the waterfront, access to the bike path, has places to picnic, and an all-people accessible tree house! Check out Enjoy Burlington for a listing of all parks, bike paths, and trails in the area.
The Scale Poke Bar: Craving some poke?! Hit up this amazing Williston joint featuring fresh signature bowls with salmon and ahi tuna, locally sourced meat and veggie options, açaí breakfast bowls and Hawaiian vibes.
Skinny Pancake: With multiple locations across New England, this Vermont-born, crunchy creperie with local flavor has locations near showgoers at BTV Airport and the Burlington waterfront. The waterfront location features a full menu and a bar with live music.
Vermont Brewers Association: Because we couldn’t possibly single out any one establishment.