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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
“The view of the harbour is fantastic. It’s usually extremely windy so ensure you bring a light jacket in case it’s chilly”
  • 86 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Museum
“The Rooms is our provincial museum and archive. It has rotating exhibitions and spectacular views. It is a must see when visiting St. John's.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
“It is the spot to go for live music of any kind and the majority of all bars and nightclubs are located there.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Park
“A great place to hangout, and have a picnic, especially with the kids! A large playground area, swimming pool, and in the winter there is a skating loop!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent beer selection and fantastic food. Managed by Jeremy Charles, one of Canada's top chefs. Jeremy runs both Merchant Tavern (cheaper fare) and Raymond's (formal dining) and both are exceptional.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Store
“A fabulous spot, always busy. Some days feature free music sessions with excellent local musicians. They serve simple lunches and amazing baked goods. Their coffee and tea is great, their staff are lovely!!!!”
  • 36 locals recommend
Pub
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“My favourite pub - in addition to offering an excellent pint-sipping atmosphere, they boast the best Fish and Chips in the entire city! A must-visit! ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Top restaurant in Atlantic Canada (but a price to go with it). Managed by Jeremy Charles, one of Canada's top chefs. Jeremy runs both Merchant Tavern (cheaper fare) and Raymond's (formal dining) and both are exceptional.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Best oysters's & taco's in the city! They only take reservations for 6. Make sure to get there early to reserve a spot. If your name is on the waitlist, I'd recommend checking out Blue on Water or Merchant Tavern for a cocktail before your meal.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Pub
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“This is the gem of downtown entertaining you'll find cold pints, great music and great food. The Fish and Chips is some of the best in town. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“A solid B+ in the food department, Yellow Belly makes it onto this list mainly for offering the best hours of anywhere else on this list. If you're not sure what to order, the pizzas are always good.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Best Bagel and Bread place in town. I'm friends with the owner too so tell them "ABE" (My Nickname)..sent you :)”
  • 30 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“So much to see and do. Just stroll and explore. Many good restaurants, shops and watering holes!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a great spot for vegan and vegetarian fare. Order at the counter. It's a cell free zone which is a relief sometimes, you know. Close to George Street and Mile One Stadium.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Cafe
“Open well into the evening, this coffee shop is just a couple minutes walk towards the Sheraton Hotel. It serves light meals (soups, sandwiches, sweet treats) and very good coffee and tea. Always bustling, tons of windows, great atmosphere.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Museum
“Geological interpretation centre and science center located on Signal Hill built right into the rock. Great day activity when the weather isn't cooperating”
  • 15 locals recommend