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Best things to do in Peterborough

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bar
“Harlow's is a local bar with great character, known for their great food and beer selection. They don't serve liquor (just wine and beer) but they have live, local music almost every night of the week. ”
25 locals recommend
Theater
“Award-winning local theater. The players are so very talented, and sure to entertain. ”
20 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Wonderful collection of artisan's work from around the world. Small gift shop of unique gifts. ”
9 locals recommend
Café
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“Aesop's Tables makes Devin's favorite breakfast; their breakfast sliders, with homemade English muffins! Their coffee is great as well and since it is located inside of the Toadstool Bookshop, you can shop while you wait for your food. ”
7 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
“The oldest still in operation movie theater in NH! It is a quaint, small town experience. ”
7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Natural food grocery store and cafe, with an emphasis on local and organic foods.”
10 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you like oysters, or any sort of seafood, or even some fantastic Asian fusion cuisine, check out Pearl Restaurant and Oyster Bar. The owner/chef creates a menu of flavorful dishes that are perfectly seasoned and well-balanced. This place has quickly become my local favorite. ”
14 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Pack Monadnock is a close drive, and very family friendly. You can see Boston from the viewing tower on a clear day! ”
9 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Fine dining, and a fun bar out front. Views of the river from the dining room and they have a private room for medium sized groups.”
9 locals recommend
Museum
“Special exhibits on local history, folk and classical concerts, meetings and lectures ”
7 locals recommend
Park
“Nice day hike, and Hawk watching station during the fall & spring hawk migrations.”
8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A great stop for Whiskey lovers, and all natural food served from within a 50 mile radius of Peterborough, NH.”
7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Open to the public only one day a year, this has been a creative home to James Baldwin, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copeland, Alice Walker, and many others--the most dear to us being Thornton Wilder, who wrote Our Town here, and used Peterborough for his setting.”
4 locals recommend
Bookstore
“Wonderful store with thousands and thousands of titles in stock to browse and buy new and used books.”
9 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The Sharon Arts Center is full of locally made, affordable treasures made by local artists.”
7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Historic local breakfast and lunch place where you might just rub elbows with a candidate or (better yet) a celebrity. Great baked products. ”
3 locals recommend