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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
“At 5,200 acres, this is the largest park within any U.S. city. It gets very popular in summer, especially on week- ends, so if you want to check it out be prepared to embrace the crowds. See Witch's Castle under Hikes. ”
  • 516 locals recommend
Park
“Head up to the quaint St. John's neighborhood to walk around, see a movie, and/or head to Cathedral Park with a picnic in-tow. We like to stock up on picnic foods at New Seasons Grocery beforehand. It's worth it for the views of the St. John's bridge alone!”
  • 106 locals recommend
Bar
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“Dinner, drinks & a movie theatre - what more can I say?! McMenamin's is a local chain that offers incredible beer & wine options, delicious food and has a great atmosphere whether you are having a drink on the back patio or watching a movie inside. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Close shopping with all the major brands. Lots of well known chain eateries there too. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
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“It’s hip (not icky hip), it’s local in every way (which means mostly regulars AND you will likely be treated like a local too), and they have bar-food if you get hungry.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bridge
“Must see. By same designer as the Golden Gate but earlier, gothic fabulousness with a park and river beneath. Forest park across the bridge and awesome St. John’s neighborhood to explore. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great local spot with strong drinks and good beers. Also has a nice music venue attached and a patio! I understand they also have a world class coed softball team!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“This is the largest urban park in the country. I highly encourage you to explore it during your visit. There are hundreds of miles of trails however, so please study the maps and take one with you!”
  • 38 locals recommend
Café
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“My favorite breakfast place inside or out. Great food, nice people , generous portions. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Cool industrial brewery under the St. Johns Bridge with all their beers on tap! There is a restaurant they run across the way where you can grab a bite to eat as well! ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“One of our favorites - Italian comfort food! We are here at least once a week. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Cafe
“Cozy coffee shop serving coffee from Proud Mary, Townshend’s Tea, and in-house baked goods – like amazing muffins and cinnamon rolls and they always have GF options. In the summer they also make popsicles which go great with a cold brew.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great coffee shop and nice people. Dog friendly. Can while away several hours here. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“This is a fancy grocery store - great for pick up from the deli or a tasty dessert. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Second closest cinemas, but has more choices if you want eat before or after. Nearby restaurants include, Chick-Filet, Old Spaghetti Factory, McDonalds, Chevy's, Burger King and Five Guys. Also near the Streets of Tanasbourne. Drop the kids at the cinemas and the Streets shopping area is about a 2 minute drive from here.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Asian Soul Food spot with delicious rice bowls, burgers, and colorful “dranks.” Corn dogs are also on point for the kids (or adults).”
  • 16 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Dinner, drinks & a movie theatre - what more can I say?! McMenamin's is a local chain that offers incredible beer & wine options, delicious food and has a great atmosphere whether you are having a drink on the back patio or watching a movie inside. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Bar
“It’s hip (not icky hip), it’s local in every way (which means mostly regulars AND you will likely be treated like a local too), and they have bar-food if you get hungry.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bar
“Great local spot with strong drinks and good beers. Also has a nice music venue attached and a patio! I understand they also have a world class coed softball team!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Café
“My favorite breakfast place inside or out. Great food, nice people , generous portions. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“One of our favorites - Italian comfort food! We are here at least once a week. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Asian Soul Food spot with delicious rice bowls, burgers, and colorful “dranks.” Corn dogs are also on point for the kids (or adults).”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bakery
“Full service bakery with a café menu covering breakfast and lunch. Nice and flaky croissants and sweet treats that don't disappoint. Local coffee and lattes from Nossa Family Coffee.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Over on the west side, after a hike in our huge forest park, called guess what - Forest Park, head to Skyline Tavern for a burger and a beer. It's a longtime joint with pool tables, darts, awesome outdoor seating and all the locals too. ”
  • 13 locals recommend

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