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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Beautiful day and night, a personal favourite to go on a walk with friends and family. Plenty of food and local businesses close by in downtown Kitchener.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Tennis Court
“Want to explore some nature while you're here? Waterloo park isn't far. A huge park with sports fields, a lake, petting zoo and splash pad and bike and walking trails you can have fun or relax with a book. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“We are so fortunate to have the world class symphony and entertainment that Centre in the Square attracts. You can't help but be captured in the enthusiasm and joy of the Symphony conductor, Andrei Feher. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Museum
“TheMuseum in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada opened to the public in September 2003 following eight years of planning and fundraising. TheMuseum, as it was renamed in 2010, offers a range of permanent interactive exhibits and rotating temporary exhibits designed for all ages to touch and enjoy. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Food
“This is Kitchene'r s Farmer's market. Open every Saturday from 6am- 1pm. Enjoy great produce, meat and baking.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bakery
“A speciality Italian grocery store is also in the courtyard. Grab all the necessities for a savoury pasta dinner or charcuterie board and go back upstairs to the comfort of you loft for the perfect night.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Conestoga Mall has over 130 stores and services. Food Court featuring 14 vendors and a Galaxy Cinema.[2] Anchor tenants include Hudson's Bay, Zehrs, Galaxy Cinemas, Winners, Sport Chek, Old Navy and soon to be Shoppers Drug Mart . The mall, built in 1978, was one of the only buildings on this section of King Street. Since it opened, the mall has been expanded several times, and has contributed to the retail success of this area. Several big box retailers have opened on King Street North around the mall,”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing selection of Beer & Ciders! Huge tap list, and a wide variety of craft beers from across the world. Won-Ton Nachos are also amazing!”
  • 17 locals recommend
University
“One of Canada most prominent Universities in a short drive away. Also work seeing. Laurier, another local university is also just nearby”
  • 17 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“My favorite resturant in town, has been recognized as the #1 spot in kitchener for many years.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Fantastic coffee shop to get some work done. Situated just north of Waterloo town square, this little shop has great character. Amazing coffee and warm vibes, I love this place in the winter to warm up my soul. *Beware of current uptown Waterloo LRT construction *”
  • 21 locals recommend
Music Venue
“My favourite patio in KW, stop in for a pint along the river and take in the sounds of our local bands playing inside.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“large shopping mall with numerous stores and restaurants. Also connected to public transit/LRT”
  • 8 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“Abe Erb is an uber local themed excellent microbrew pub. The beer and burgers are definitely worth the vist, and the staff and owners and staff support the community hugely! Stop in and say Hi”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The BEST sushi in all of KW. it's more like a 10 min. drive but it's so worth it.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Campground
“Campsites, Picnic areas, Hiking /Biking trails and a Beach. Quiet, beautiful and well maintained. Open year round. There is a small fee.”
  • 12 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Amazing selection of Beer & Ciders! Huge tap list, and a wide variety of craft beers from across the world. Won-Ton Nachos are also amazing!”
  • 17 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“My favorite resturant in town, has been recognized as the #1 spot in kitchener for many years.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Music Venue
“My favourite patio in KW, stop in for a pint along the river and take in the sounds of our local bands playing inside.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“large shopping mall with numerous stores and restaurants. Also connected to public transit/LRT”
  • 8 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“Abe Erb is an uber local themed excellent microbrew pub. The beer and burgers are definitely worth the vist, and the staff and owners and staff support the community hugely! Stop in and say Hi”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The BEST sushi in all of KW. it's more like a 10 min. drive but it's so worth it.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“More upscale restaurant closer to Waterloo with great steak and brunch! $$/$$$”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best patio and exceptional microbrew pub uptown Waterloo, fine servers, and some of the best local beer money can buy. ”
  • 13 locals recommend

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