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Best things to do in Phoenicia

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.

Diner
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“This diner is amazing and highly recommended. It gets very busy on the weekends so plan accordingly.”
192 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Tube rides down the Esopus River! It’s 10/15 mins from us In Phoenicia and is super fun! ”
67 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“A favorite of the locals-- Brick oven pizzeria in the heart of sleepy Phoenicia. Amazing, old school American baked goods are not to be missed (see the glass display case in the back). extensive menu serving all kinds of fare.”
65 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Great for breakfast, but be careful of the tourist. I recommend going early.”
65 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“A bit more upscale than some of the other places with a nice menu and an even nicer beer list – Downtown Phoenicia”
48 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Homey eatery offering familiar Mexican fare, cocktails & numerous beers in casual digs with a patio. The Mexican food is meh (I’m picky and love to travel to Mexico) This is the local “Cheers” hangout.”
25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Traditional fine dining with delicious vegetables, meat, poultry, and seafood. Used to be known as Al's restaurant.”
13 locals recommend
Book Store
“•The Catskills’ most unusual antique emporium and “odditorium.” It’s a treasure chest of vintage records, clothing, mid-century lighting, housewares and even a bonafide Creepy Doll Exhibit. You're absolutely guaranteed to find something memorable.”
11 locals recommend
Park
“Wonderful rock ledge overlooking Phoenicia, fascinating cliffs and geological formations. Easy 2 hour round trip hike.”
11 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Experience the magic of the historic Ulster & Delaware Railroad as you travel alongside the Esopus Creek through the beautiful woods of the Catskill Mountains. Bring a snack and a drink to enjoy at our creek-side turnaround. 8 mile round trip with electric pedal assistance. Please arrive 30 minutes before your tour and allow 2 hours for the adventure. (Note: We have no cell service within 10 miles of the railroad station). Tour duration: 2 hours.”
6 locals recommend
Museum
“A neat little museum for train buffs, but keep your eyes and ears out for when folk concerts are sometimes presented there. The acoustics are sterling. ”
6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Amazing. Support the Arts! Buy a ticket. Phoenicia is the home of the first ski lift in North Eastern U.S.A. Go tubing first.”
4 locals recommend
Home Goods Store
“•This is a terrific gift and home shop. Much of the pottery and jewelry is made by Catskills artists.”
11 locals recommend
Store
“Outdoor clothing, camping supplies, gifts, handmade fudge, a real country general store.”
7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious pastry cafe with wifi access (and cell phone reception!) Dog and family friendly!”
8 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“You have to attend the opera. Skip the rest Bring opera glasses and lots of friends. Get there early to get good seats. This is UNBELIEVABLE even if you are not a fan of opera. A real experience. Buy Ticket! Support the Arts Saturday night THE ELIXIR OF LOVE 8 to 11pm”
6 locals recommend