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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.
Lounge
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“Cozy library-themed restaurant serving updated comfort classics, plus craft beer, wine & cocktails. The best parmesan breadsticks you will ever taste!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“One of the last of many outdoor drive in theaters. Great food, fun place”
  • 4 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Wonderful place to get out and just have some fun! Mini-golf, go-karts, Game Room, batting cages for baseball and softball, Lazer Maze, Lazer Tag, Giant slide, Real Alligator exhibit, food, alcoholic beverages, fun for kids and adults.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Food
  • 2 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Chain of movie theaters, some with multiple screens, stadium seats & self-service ticketing kiosks. -”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
  • 2 locals recommend
Opera House
“Historical building, cheap tickets, wonderful show, drinks and snacks available”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Awesome local park. Features a little beach, playground, kayaks and paddle boats, a disc golf course (one of the best in the nation) a few walking trails, and a skate park! They also have sledding in the winter. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
  • 1 local recommends
Italian Restaurant
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“Family-run eatery serving pasta, pizza, entrees & a seasonal menu plus a twice-weekly buffet. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Really nice white tablecloth restaurant. Food is great, nice atmosphere. Good place for a romantic date!”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“We are a small family owned winery & cidery. We have two locations one in Valparaiso and one in Chesterton. We are committed to providing an exceptional experience each and every visit. We specialize in unique small batch ciders, traditional wines, and fun sweet blends. We have a wine and cider for every palette, dry to sweet. We host fun game nights such as “name that Tune”, trivia, free monthly fun runs, wine and yoga classes, art events, and monthly give-back nights for local organizations. We always have something fun going on and you will be greeted with a warm smile and great conversation.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great coffee drinks, good food, awesome vibe. I walk to this place just about every morning I can!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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  • 2 locals recommend
Theatre
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Lounge
“Cozy library-themed restaurant serving updated comfort classics, plus craft beer, wine & cocktails. The best parmesan breadsticks you will ever taste!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Family-run eatery serving pasta, pizza, entrees & a seasonal menu plus a twice-weekly buffet. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Really nice white tablecloth restaurant. Food is great, nice atmosphere. Good place for a romantic date!”
  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
“Great coffee drinks, good food, awesome vibe. I walk to this place just about every morning I can!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Steakhouse
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Authentic Spanish cuisine. The owners, Carlos and Elena, are both from Spain and will welcome you with open arms. Their tapas are delicious--my faves are the patatas ali-bravas and the mixed tapa plate. They also are very GF friendly if you have a problem with gluten. Try their white sangria! Amazing!”
  • 1 local recommends

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