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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.
Museum
“Affiliated with Pratt Institute for their School of Art, MWPAI is world class. Fountain Elms, located next day, is a historic home built in the Renaissance Revival archetecture.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food
“Check out Sarnac Brewery for great local beers, their IPAs are our fav! Plus, they offer brewery tours... and they have tons of live concerts and events. Check out their schedule!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Zoo
“Utica Zoo is a regional zoo in Utica, New York, situated in a section of Roscoe Conkling Park. The zoo has both captive animal exhibits, including several endangered species, and a children's petting zoo.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The type of place you would go to for some finer dining. Rooftop views of downtown Utica.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“1. This spot is my top favorite spot in Utica, I have never had a bad anything here. Every meal, appetizer, dessert they make is done to perfection. It's also a super classy but chill environment for comfortable dining. They have been on the top 100 for Restaurants in America on Open Table two years in a row now. Best to make a reservation as they do fill up fast. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Home to the Utica Comets. UC Pioneers, Syracuse Stars, Skating Club of Utica, & Utica City FC. They also host concerts and other events.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Food is top-notch, bar has all the craft beers you could ask for, and the nightlife is mellow with a great outdoor deck.”
  • 3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Within walking distance f/the property. We do not like the food there but good for a drink on the back deck.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“ Polar Express, Halloween rides, fall foliage, beer and wine train rides. Did I say Beer and Wine Train Rides”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The Stanley Theatre is a historic Baroque movie palace in Utica, New York. Now the theatre hosts entertainment ranging from dance performances, concerts, comedy shows and classic movie viewings. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Home of Saranac Brews, Utica Club, Schultz & Dooley, Brewery Tours $5!!!! Souvenir & Gift Shop. Quick & Fun!!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“Varick Street has many bars which are all next to each other. Also Matt brewery has live entertainment every Thursday nights during the summer. Great place to meet the locals and have dinner with a glass of wine or have a beer.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“The type of place you would go to for some finer dining. Rooftop views of downtown Utica.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“1. This spot is my top favorite spot in Utica, I have never had a bad anything here. Every meal, appetizer, dessert they make is done to perfection. It's also a super classy but chill environment for comfortable dining. They have been on the top 100 for Restaurants in America on Open Table two years in a row now. Best to make a reservation as they do fill up fast. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Brewery
“Food is top-notch, bar has all the craft beers you could ask for, and the nightlife is mellow with a great outdoor deck.”
  • 3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Within walking distance f/the property. We do not like the food there but good for a drink on the back deck.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Truly "Utica" pizza, known as upside down pizza. Our favorite. If you like sausage pizza, check out the #8. Subs are amazing as well as the antipasto's.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We like to order the Kielbasa sandwich (ask for toasted bread) with sweet/hot peppers and sauerkraut. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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