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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.
Shopping Mall
“Western New England's largest shopping destination with nearly 200 specialty shops, restaurants and department stores.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Mt. Tom is noted for its biological diversity, high cliffs, and rugged scenery. This state park offers 22 miles of hiking trails for all experience levels, cross-country skiing, bird watching, fishing, ice skating, picnic areas, look-out towers, a playground, remains of two old summit ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“Live music, fun atmosphere, and quirky music shop rolled into one! If you are a music-lover, you have to check this place out. There are luthiers on staff—a dying art, and unique opportunity. For the brave/adventurous, they also host music and poetry open mics! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
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“This is the best espresso you’ll find in Easthampton! The baked goods and breakfast sandwiches are decadent—treat yourself! The “compost” cookie is a favorite of mine, and the egg and cheese breakfast sandwich with jalapeño. Yum!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is a super freaking cute place, with a cool menu and vibe. A little hot on the wallet, though, if you’re having dinner. Coco is only open from weds-sun, but I have heard great things about the buttermilk fried chicken (I’m a pescatarian). I was impressed with their menu, and they definitely have some of the most skilled mixologists behind the bar. Great ambience, and pretty accommodating of food allergies (if you ask nicely). The cellar bar can be a little musty at times, but has a great beer list, albeit a slightly hipster/too-cool feel. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Indoor Play Area
“This is an amazing indoor urban hydroponic park with children’s play areas and food for kids and adults, including adult beverages.”
  • 8 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This is a fun, retro-vibed restaurant with an interesting food and drink menu. Weekly specials are often bold and flavorful, and they make a decent cocktail. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“The ginger beer—you have to try it! So good. They have live music and dancing, and it’s a sweet little brewery. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Food
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“Abandoned Building and New City Brewery “Tap Rooms” are within a few hundred yards of each other at the Mill Buildings on Pleasant St. Fun places to hang and sample good beer, they’ll often have some live music. Just be aware of early closing hours, either 10 or 11 or not open during some weekdays. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Food
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“Best ice cream in the Pioneer Valley! Forget Herrell’s—THIS is the place! The shop isn’t fancy on the inside, but they boast some of the most unique flavors (from lavender to rainbow poop!), and the most balanced flavor profile you’ll encounter. The ice cream isn’t packed with sugar, so the aromas come through beautifully. I recommend the black cherry. Like candy? They also have a great candy section! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This is a section of the M&M trail that you won't want to miss! It goes along the upper ridge of Mt. Tom and the views are stunning on a clear day! If you have 2 cars, you can park in the reservation and end your walk at the second location on Easthampton Road. Most of the trail is beginner/intermediate but there is a tricky section on the jingle stones which is not for folks who have a fear of heights or are not steady on their feet.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I’m from NYC, so I’m not going to lie to you and tell you that these are the best bagels, but Tandem is a very good local staple! I recommend going early if you want your pick of the day’s bagels (as with any bagel place). I enjoy the French toast bagel. I also like to order the oatmeal with fruit sometimes—warm and filling. They have a nice outdoor seating space, and it’s great to sit out there in the spring and summer and have breakfast among the locals. I haven’t had their coffee, but for my fellow tea drinkers, they have a good tea selection—Mighty Leaf, I think! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Science Museum
“This museum offers engaging art, science and daily life exhibits, plus a mock TV studio and an elaborate climbing area.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cafe
“Local, chill coffee shop. Small but nice to take your laptop and work for a while. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is the only place in my guidebook I haven't personally been. But I wanted to include it because it's a good sushi and Asian food option and people seem to like it.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Food
“Great beer brewed locally. Check their web site for house - they are not usually open late.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bakery
“This is the best espresso you’ll find in Easthampton! The baked goods and breakfast sandwiches are decadent—treat yourself! The “compost” cookie is a favorite of mine, and the egg and cheese breakfast sandwich with jalapeño. Yum!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a super freaking cute place, with a cool menu and vibe. A little hot on the wallet, though, if you’re having dinner. Coco is only open from weds-sun, but I have heard great things about the buttermilk fried chicken (I’m a pescatarian). I was impressed with their menu, and they definitely have some of the most skilled mixologists behind the bar. Great ambience, and pretty accommodating of food allergies (if you ask nicely). The cellar bar can be a little musty at times, but has a great beer list, albeit a slightly hipster/too-cool feel. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This is a fun, retro-vibed restaurant with an interesting food and drink menu. Weekly specials are often bold and flavorful, and they make a decent cocktail. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I’m from NYC, so I’m not going to lie to you and tell you that these are the best bagels, but Tandem is a very good local staple! I recommend going early if you want your pick of the day’s bagels (as with any bagel place). I enjoy the French toast bagel. I also like to order the oatmeal with fruit sometimes—warm and filling. They have a nice outdoor seating space, and it’s great to sit out there in the spring and summer and have breakfast among the locals. I haven’t had their coffee, but for my fellow tea drinkers, they have a good tea selection—Mighty Leaf, I think! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is the only place in my guidebook I haven't personally been. But I wanted to include it because it's a good sushi and Asian food option and people seem to like it.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lunch or dinner, enjoy the magnificent views. Excellent food, generous portions. Outdoor bar and dining options. Try the Cliffhanger!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Riff's is my go-to spot for seriously good grub. It's like pub-food sandwiches, pizza, burgers, salads and the like, but it's made really well and is always super tasty. Never had a bad meal there. You can also eat and drink at the attached Hideaway Lounge for a more bar-like experience.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is our favorite delivery pizza in the area. They do a nice New York Style pizza, and have some other offerings, too. Delivery averages 45-60 minutes.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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