What kind of place is Burlington? Would it be a good stopover for a day or two on a longer trip?
I'm in the "thinking about" stages of a trip in the summer on Amtrak, to a city TBD but possibly Burlington or Mt. Pleasant, with a car rental from there to go to nearby places and then possibly drive one-way back to California. I've made the round trip twice by car but never by train, and I don't recall much more than passing through Burlington. From the map, it looks more substantial than Mt. Pleasant.
Does Burlington have interesting architecture, historic sites, etc., as well as a good selection of lodgings? If I stayed there, I'd prefer to be near the river.