Burlington Must-Do List

Items for your Burlington itinerary.


James Joseph Salon

Experience unsurpassed hair care and personalized service from James Joseph Salon. The award-winning staff goes through two years of training as apprentices and then continues with monthly workshops and seminars throughout their tenure, so whether you’re thinking about a complete hair makeover or maintaining your current look, you can trust the stylists at James Joseph. 62 Second Ave., Burlington, 781-365-2072, jamesjosephsalon.com



This gigantic grocery store has everything you could want, and it’s open 18 hours a day, seven days a week. There’s a pharmacy, wine, liquor, and beer, lots of prepared food, and more. 53 Third Ave., 781-418-0700, wegmans.com/stores/burlington-ma.html



In addition to the 20 bowling lanes, Kings features billiards, darts, shuffleboard, and a private 42-seat theater. There are also two bars and food, so there’s no shortage of good times. 52 Second Ave., 781-238-4400, kingsbowlamerica.com/burlington


Burlington Mall

Even with all the new shopping and dining zipping into Burlington’s 3rd Avenue, the mall is still a shopping staple. Here you’ll find the Apple Store, Newbury Comics, Coach, GameStop, and Williams-Sonoma, and that’s not even half of the stores here. 75 Middlesex Turnpike, 781-272-8668, simon.com/mall/burlington-mall


Bedford Farms

The great thing about ice cream is that there’s never a bad time for it. And the great thing about Bedford Farms is that they switch up their flavor offerings (see the “Always Making” and “Sometimes Making” lists). You could eat a different flavor every day for days and days and days. That’s just awesome. 19 Third Ave., 781-365-0561, bedfordfarmsicecream.com


Mary Cummings Park

If you’re shopped and/or dined out, take a moment to collect yourself in this beautiful park. On the first Saturday of the month (barring heavy rain), there are guided nature walks. Blanchard Rd., 617-635-4505, cummingspark.org


AMC Burlington Cinema 10 

Catch all the new releases here. You’ll find recliner seating in some theaters, reserved seating, and you can order food and drinks online before you arrive. 20 South Ave., 781-229-1931, amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/boston/amc-burlington-cinema-10


The Bancroft

This steakhouse is incredibly popular, and it’s easy to see why. In addition to the food, there’s an expansive wine list, hand-crafted cocktails, private dining options, and bar and lounge seating. 15 Third Ave., 781-221-2100, the-bancroft.com


Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

You can take care of just about everything, home design-wise, at MGBW. From mid-century modern to contemporary and all kinds of other sophisitcated styles, they’ll have what you’re looking for. 22 Third Ave., 781-552-5200, mgbwhome.com/burlington


Island Creek Oyster Bar 

Now you don’t have to trek to Boston to enjoy Island Creek’s wonderful oysters (and everything else it has to offer). There’s a patio here that Kenmore Square doesn’t have, so it’s definitely worth checking out in warmer weather. 300 District Ave., 781-761-6500, islandcreekoysterbar.com


Anthony David Salon

For exceptional service in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere that includes a personal consultation to determine a client’s individual needs, head to Anthony David Salon, where you’re not just a customer, you’re a guest. Sip on complimentary coffee or tea while stylists versed in the latest trends and technology create the perfect hairstyle for you. 120 Cambridge St., 781-272-0002, anthonydavidburlington.com


Long’s Jewelers

Looking for an engagement ring? Or upgrading to a Rolex? The Burlington location is the Long’s flagship store, so they can help you find just about anything you need. 60 South Ave., 781-272-5400, longsjewelers.com/pages/burlington-jewelers


Burlington Ice Palace

Lace up and hit the ice! The Ice Palace is a public facility operated by a partnership between Burlington and FMC Ice Sports. There are all kinds of skating programs for every age, plus skate rentals. 36 Ray Ave., 781-272-9517, fmcicesports.com/rink/burlington-burlington-ice-palace


The Shade Store

If you’re looking to spruce up your home, look no further than this third-generation family-run business. The showroom features fully interactive product displays, free swatches, and a team of design experts ready to assist you. Plus, for every order placed, The Shade Store will plant a tree. 22 Third Ave., 339-234-5967, theshadestore.com


Flight Experience

Ever had a rough landing on a commercial flight and thought, “I could do better”? Here’s your chance to find out (sort of)! You’re the captain of a Boeing 737-800 flight simulator. Get your wings! 54 Middlesex Turnpike, 781-365-1000, boston.flightexperience.com


18|8 Fine Men’s Salon

Looking for a haircut that’s more involved than a set of clippers and a comb? You’ve come to the right place. This salon offers a variety of services for men. 62 Second Ave., 617-612-4188, eighteeneight.com/burlington-ma/


RedStone Grill

Rugged yet romantic, this modern grill house features a wood-burning rotisserie and open-flame grill where its signature chicken, seasonal fish, and perfectly aged steaks are prepared. Perfect for any occasion, from a romantic dinner to a business lunch. 20 Third Ave., 781-229-0330, redstonegrill.com


Big Sticks Indoor Golf

Who says you can’t work on your swing in bad weather? There are PGA professionals who can help you work on every aspect of your game, especially your short irons, which need work. 26 Ray Ave., 781-229-2269, bigsticksgolf.com


Simonds Park

Disc golf (that still exists!), skateboarding, tennis, and a wading pool for the wee ones. And that’s not everything at this great public park. 10 Bedford St., 781-270-1695, burlington.org


Pressed Café

With salads made to order and juices and smoothies all 100 percent market fresh, Pressed Café proves that healthy doesn’t have to be boring. Also featuring local, micro-roasted specialty coffee and serving up breakfast all day, this gem is open seven days a week so you can get your coffee fix whenever! 200 District Ave., 781-365-1412, pressedcafe.com


Tuscan Kitchen

Enjoy fresh pasta, wood-fired pizza, and traditional main dishes prepared in-house at this upscale Italian eatery that provides private dining areas. 2400 District Ave., 781-229-0300, tuscanbrands.com


Dover Rug & Home

Whether you’re looking to add a contemporary spin to a portion of your home with a colorful area rug or install new hardwood floors, look no further than Dover Rug & Home, run by three generations of the Jafri family. 15 Third Ave., 781-273-1500, doverrug.com


Kohler Signature Store

Immerse yourself in hundreds of products exclusively from Kohler brands at this Signature Store by Supply New England and create the bathroom or kitchen of your dreams. 19 Third Ave., 844-326-7151, kohlersignatureburlington.com



For city dining in the suburbs, head to L’Andana. Offering the flavors of wood-grilled meats and seafood, house-made pastas, and decadent desserts in a soothing ambiance, this industrial-chic spot is a must. 86 Cambridge St., 781-270-0100, landanagrill.com


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