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Things to do in St. John

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.
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“Known as Love City - Make sure you make your way over on the ferry for a day trip or even for an afternoon of cocktails and food right in Cruz Bay”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great burgers, drinks and super nice staff! And the store next door has some really nice things to bring back home. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very close by and has always been very consistent quality over the years. Be sure to let Evelynn know Mac from Purple Pineapple recommended you stop by. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Open for lunch and dinner. It’s got a centrally located bar right across from the water and all of the seating is outside. Burgers, fish sandwiches, conch fritters, steaks, salads, some kind of alfredo, desserts. Full service. Live music playing softly in the background. Like that. It’s a solid choice for dinner out in coral bay and it is NOT as fancy as the website makes it seem! ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Transportation
“You can use this terminal to take a ferry to Jost Van Dyke, St. John or St. Thomas.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Hawaiian Restaurant
“The Longboard serves great specialty drinks to sip at the bar while watching old surfing videos. Our favorite is The Cane Garden. These folks were generous after Hurricane Irma and supplied hot meals for the community. We love to support them and we make up reasons to go to Cruz Bay to eat their wonderful food.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Alex, who will be your host is actually the chef/owner of La Tapa. There is a good chance you will end up checking out!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bistro
“After a beautiful sunset ferry ride to St. John, this is a great spot for any couple that wants to share a special night out. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“In my opinion Mount Sage National Park is one of the only places on the island where you can get closer nature, the different trails are interesting, Make sure to wear the propper closed up shoes as the trails has no paved surfaces. Each time I go there I am taken back in time. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Look down the Coast from the Surf Shack and you will see a small beach side Restaurant to the East. Good lunch menue with fine dinning inside of a restored Mill at night. Make reserfvatons. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Miss Lucy's is known for a great grouper reuben, which should be enjoyed with a Lime in the Coconut. We like to go to the Salt Pond Bay in the morning and to Miss Lucy's for a late lunch.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cafe
“This is a popular breakfast café that is located in Frenchman's Cay. I highly recommend it.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Rhumb Lines/ Indigo Grill- Recent merger of two restaurants into one space. I think what’s going on now is that it’s the Indigo menu (eclectic american) for lunch and Rhumb Lines (pan asian) for dinner. Worth checking out just to see what’s happening. It’ll either be Pad Thai or gourmet tater tots. Very tropical vibe. Popular Happy Hour. Also, they frequently have live music. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Pristine beach with sugary, white sand and a great snorkeling trail. A day trip to St. John is a MUST! Just a 20 minute ride on passenger or car ferry from American Yacht Harbor.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“Hiking, Snorkeling, Diving, Swimming, Beachcombing... just enjoying the beaches and scenery of the Caribbean is incredible! From Trunk Bay, voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world... to Hansen Beach on the East End, you will love every minute!”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Great burgers, drinks and super nice staff! And the store next door has some really nice things to bring back home. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very close by and has always been very consistent quality over the years. Be sure to let Evelynn know Mac from Purple Pineapple recommended you stop by. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Open for lunch and dinner. It’s got a centrally located bar right across from the water and all of the seating is outside. Burgers, fish sandwiches, conch fritters, steaks, salads, some kind of alfredo, desserts. Full service. Live music playing softly in the background. Like that. It’s a solid choice for dinner out in coral bay and it is NOT as fancy as the website makes it seem! ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Alex, who will be your host is actually the chef/owner of La Tapa. There is a good chance you will end up checking out!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bistro
“After a beautiful sunset ferry ride to St. John, this is a great spot for any couple that wants to share a special night out. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Hawaiian Restaurant
“The Longboard serves great specialty drinks to sip at the bar while watching old surfing videos. Our favorite is The Cane Garden. These folks were generous after Hurricane Irma and supplied hot meals for the community. We love to support them and we make up reasons to go to Cruz Bay to eat their wonderful food.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Look down the Coast from the Surf Shack and you will see a small beach side Restaurant to the East. Good lunch menue with fine dinning inside of a restored Mill at night. Make reserfvatons. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

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