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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.

Concert Hall
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“Southern style fare, moderate prices, lively atmosphere, great reimagining of the former Hudson school bus garage. And of course there is live entertainment on the other side of the building at Club Helsinki!”
  • 94 locals recommend
Boarding House
“Great happy hour with dollar oysters and fun cocktails. great American farm to table dinner options”
  • 62 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Excellent food, drinks, beautifully designed space. A bit of a splurge, but a high end experience. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Delicious dinners and Sunday brunch. Nice ambience. Oysters and martinis at the bar.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Funky little spot in a converted garage. Now serving coffee, cocktails and snacks, plus unique leather goods. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Bookshop
“Where do you find Kambucha, Art Supplies, Liberal America Reading in 1 place... ?? ”
  • 44 locals recommend
High School
“Go to Hudson while you're in town - it's worth the trip. So many great shops and eateries for all budgets and tastes!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Awesome bakery and lunch spot located on the Main Street of Athens, NY. Located just 10 minutes away.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great pizza, vegan options, enormous delicious salads, pasta and more. Family friendly.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Bistro
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“No need to go searching for Brunch, Le Perche’s menu has got you covered. Did we mention they also have a bakery? With fresh bread baked every morning?”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bar
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“Delicious food, casual, funky. Can get noisy. Same owners as Fish and Game, but less costly. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Cheese Shop
“Incredibly inventive and tasty prepared foods and baked goods, a variety of cheese and sweets, and some of the very best focaccia. Great for food to go for the train ride home, or a yummy gift for those you left back home. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Great event venue. Worth checking for the weekend’s fun times. Across the way from Amtrak station. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Theatre
“My favorite place to see a movie, eat popcorn, buy some books, or learn about other cultural events in town. Highly recommended. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
“Located right next to the Lakehouse (3-minute drive) in downtown Athens, Crossroads is a classic brewhouse. The food is ok at best, but the fresh-brewed beer is incredible. Grab yourself a growler and head back to the lake!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Best Italian food in town, with very comfortable and elegant dining rooms and backyard. Dining at the bar is available for solo travelers.”
  • 32 locals recommend