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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
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“Stunning arboretum and gardens ($) with outstanding holiday light display. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Food
“Can you tell I like breweries? This one has wonderful, different styles that you normally don't find elsewhere.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Diner
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“A hole in the wall, nothing fancy but perfect brunch spot, with a great patio. Our favorite place for biscuits and gravy, and also great sandwiches.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The Mill serves locally sourced comfort food while accommodating a variety of dietary restrictions. They love little ones and have a mini library of coloring books and crayons to help entertain them! Lindsay’s Fave: the Kale Apple Salad with Grilled Chicken and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Zach’s Fave: Wednesday Wing Night (their house honey habanero sauce is incredible!) and anything they’re serving on tap. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Features shelters, lake, trails, azalea gardens, soccer fields and tennis courts.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Most of my guests enjoy going out early to our cozy, friendly neighborhood coffee shop —Stir Crazy on MacArthur ave.—for all styes of coffee and a little something sweet or savory for breakfast. Check out the local art. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For a nicer night out, make a reservation at Demi’s. We recommend the Mediterranean Manhattan, the red pepper & feta hummus, the lamb and the fish! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Nano Brewery! Food and award winning beer... need I say more? Well, one thing. One person described this place as unpretentious, where-everybody-knows-your-name kind of brewpub.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A MUST for any celebration! A mouth-watering farm-to-table menu that changes seasonally. We have something different every time and LOVE it. Creative cocktails and an impressive wine list! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“While you’re on MacArthur, be sure to pick up a bottle of Virginia red from Once Upon A Vine. We love King Family’s Meritage. They also sell beer, cider, and cigars! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Our closest golf course. Nothing fancy, but a great spot to get in a quick, affordable round of golf.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Seriously the best Bacon Egg and Cheese breakfast sandwich if your hungry and in a hurry. Ask Michelle to hook you up with an extra egg and extra bacon. Its just down the street about a mile towards the interstate. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Yummy; just wish the burgers were grass-fed, so I don't indulge often. Homestead Creamery (local) milkshakes! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
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  • 3 locals recommend
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  • 2 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Local farmer's market that is set in a quiet lot near the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Open year round Saturday mornings and Wednesdays all day. Clean food, great people, and good conversation.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Garden
“Stunning arboretum and gardens ($) with outstanding holiday light display. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Diner
“A hole in the wall, nothing fancy but perfect brunch spot, with a great patio. Our favorite place for biscuits and gravy, and also great sandwiches.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Mill serves locally sourced comfort food while accommodating a variety of dietary restrictions. They love little ones and have a mini library of coloring books and crayons to help entertain them! Lindsay’s Fave: the Kale Apple Salad with Grilled Chicken and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Zach’s Fave: Wednesday Wing Night (their house honey habanero sauce is incredible!) and anything they’re serving on tap. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For a nicer night out, make a reservation at Demi’s. We recommend the Mediterranean Manhattan, the red pepper & feta hummus, the lamb and the fish! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A MUST for any celebration! A mouth-watering farm-to-table menu that changes seasonally. We have something different every time and LOVE it. Creative cocktails and an impressive wine list! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Seriously the best Bacon Egg and Cheese breakfast sandwich if your hungry and in a hurry. Ask Michelle to hook you up with an extra egg and extra bacon. Its just down the street about a mile towards the interstate. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Yummy; just wish the burgers were grass-fed, so I don't indulge often. Homestead Creamery (local) milkshakes! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend

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