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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.
Garden
“Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is the largest botanical garden in Canada, a National Historic Site, and registered charitable organization with a mandate to bring together people, plants and nature.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Welcome to the Art Gallery of Hamilton! Founded in 1914, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is the oldest and largest art museum in Southern Ontario with a permanent collection that is recognized as one of the finest in Canada. Embracing Canadian historical, international and contemporary art, the collection consists of more than 10,000 works. You can see superb pieces by Alex Colville, Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, Emily Carr, James Tissot, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Gustave Doré, Norval Morrisseau, Keith Haring, Edward Burtynsky, Kim Adams, or Tyler Tekatch, to name a few. Whether you’re looking for a specific artist or spending time in one of our galleries, you’re sure to find works that inspire, intrigue, challenge and engage you.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Zoo
“It’s best to rent a car and drive now but I also offer private car to the location and back so feel free to ask me any questions ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Beach
“Bayfront Park is a 16-hectare (40-acre) park found in the West-end of Hamilton Harbour near Bay Street North in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Over $9 million transformed formerly vacant land into a versatile green space, with 1,800 metres (5,906 ft) of shoreline integrating fish habitat, native vegetation and facilities. The park is the site of a variety of summer festivals and concerts. A protected sandy beach and a 6-metre (20 ft) wide trail circles the park. Other important features of the park include: a public boat launch, fishing opportunities, a 250 space parking lot, and pedestrian and bicycle trails leading to Pier 4 Park. Nearby attractions include the Harbour West Marina Complex, Macassa Bay Yacht Club, Pier 4 Park, Pier 8, HHC Sailing School and the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
History Museum
“Take the tour inside and see early 'luxury living' as well as the servants kitchen and where soldiers camped in battle - surprisingly entertaining! Don't want to go inside? The grounds are great for strolling through as well as lovely views - especially if you keep walking out to the bridge and even further along you'll find the Royal Botanical Gardens”
  • 21 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A little farther to get to but has the largest selection of stores in the area.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Park
“Large lush park with greenhouses, children's museum, playgrounds & a bandshell.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“The Hamilton Farmers’ Market was established in 1837 and is overseen by the City of Hamilton. Open year-round with 60 vendors. Choose from local, national and international foods including produce, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, deli, baked goods, flowers, specialty foods, and artisan handmade products. Located in the heart of downtown Hamilton beside Jackson Square and the Hamilton Public Library (Central Branch). ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“The Hamilton Tiger Cats games are a ton of FUN. We always check out a game or two every season.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Place to shop
“CF Lime Ridge is Hamilton's premier fashion destination, offering an exciting shopping experience with over 180 of the most recognizable brands. CF Lime Ridge is conveniently located on the Hamilton mountain with direct access to the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway and HSR transit service.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Locke Street has numerous restaurants, offering all different types of food. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Park
“Bronte Creek Provincial Park is located in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, and is part of the Ontario Parks system. The 6.4-square-kilometre park is located at the western edge of Oakville, bordering on Burlington. The park features hiking and biking trails, cross country skiing, and a play barn”
  • 17 locals recommend
Park
“Always a great place for a stroll on a summers evening. Parking can be a bit of a problem but the parking behind the arts centre is normally available and free after 6 pm.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Trail
“Hamilton is actually known as the Waterfall Capital of the WORLD!!! ....really!!! Look it up. We are truly a hidden gem of a city : )”
  • 22 locals recommend
Business Center
“Hamilton Art Crawl on the second Friday of every month is on James Stree North. But every day, year round, with Jackson square on the corner, don't miss all that James Street North and South has to offer...Restaurants, Bars, Coffee shops, Bakeries, Stores galore, Art Galleries, and more. Drive in 10 - 15 minutes, take the bus for only a few dollars (20 minutes), or a cab for around $10. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Amazing mexican food. Tacos!! Located in a very trendy spot. Be sure to explore King William and James street befor or after you eat!”
  • 20 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Taco Place
“Amazing mexican food. Tacos!! Located in a very trendy spot. Be sure to explore King William and James street befor or after you eat!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“High quality food with local ingredients - great place to get a delicious pizza or salad. Also yummy breads and desserts!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A small but wonderful joint to grab some Mexican food! Incredible tacos, burritos and drinks. Great service, just make sure you are prepared for a long wait if you try to go during peak evening weekend hours. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Pub
“Best. Burgers. Period. Go hungry: the portions leave nothing to be desired! Great rotating craft beer menu, too. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
“Best outdoor patio in the city! Locally sourced food with a menu that changes seasonally. Excellent brunch on the weekends.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is our favourite restaurant in Hamilton - great atmosphere, high quality food and service and you know you'll always have a great experience. And not to mention its right at the bottom of our street!”
  • 13 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“The French is really a restaurant but it has a lovely and comfortable bar with delicious cocktails and friendly staff - cozy with a European feel. we often head here for a drink and or an appetizer. Its fancy but not intimidating - if you want louder then you can always head to The Mule, The Diplomat or Rust city brewery for more 'action' ”
  • 14 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Good food. Perfect settings.Good service. Good for the special occasion. Perfect for the romantic night or just night with friends.”
  • 13 locals recommend

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