Visiting U of Vermont! Things to see? Places to stay?

Hi! We are visiting U of Vermont at the end of February (hoping for no snow!!). I’d love to have my daughter really absorb the vibe of the whole place vs. rush through just the generic tour.

I’ve heard Burlington is a fun, nice town. Is there any place to stay that is cute & appealing near the campus? And any great places to visit? Really want her to like the whole experience. She’s into art (ceramics), hiking, and we’d love to check out a spa. LOL.