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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.

Hotel
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“Modern beachfront restaurant at the Windrift hotel. Amazing views and outdoor seating available.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“ I have gone to the Princeton a few times and everytime I go I have a wonderful time. If you're there on a weekend evening around 10pm they have live music.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
Restaurant
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“Fantastic, but pricey BYOB if you are looking for a unique meal. Ask to sit outside.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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Bakery
“Be there close to when the doors open at 8, grab a number and wait to start a new family tradition. Have your selections picked out and take home the freshest donuts you will ever have for your family to start their day with! Family tip, from ours to yours - make sure a few are the powder creme filled and rasberry jelly!! (cash only I think).”
  • 2 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Don't let the crowd turn you away, lines move fast and you can't get a better bagel or breakfast sandwich on the island then theirs!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“Go to the 2nd floor, grab a seat at the bar and enjoy ocean views. Or, looking do dine outside with that ocean air - ask a host to direct you to the little known 3rd floor for lunch by the ocean!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Food
“Fantastic place for the family to grab huge cones and sundaes plus watch a magic show or juggler on Monday and Thursday nights - get there just before show time because it gets packed! (in-season only)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“New in 2018, this place is a great year-round stop for a beer and a "nicer" dinner. Don't let 'Brew Pub' fool you - it is upscale and a great stop.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Sophisticated BYOB eatery open only in summer, known for creative American dishes & outdoor dining.”
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“The only beach bar in Avalon, hit the 78th street beach for the day (Stone Harbor and Avalon beach tags can be used reciprocally) and then head here for some live music and a cool drink. Food options are limited and a little pricey out back but drinks and atmosphere are fantastic.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“Slightly upscale and open-year round, the Sea Grill has always provided a quieter atmosphere and a delicious meal you can count on!”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“Baked fresh in moments. Customize your own cake donut or select from list of customers favorites!”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Some of the most fun on the island, grab a $1 off coupon in one of the local books for daytime trips”
  • 2 locals recommend