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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.
Historic Site
“Ciudad Colonial is the historic central neighborhood of Santo Domingo and the oldest permanent European settlement of the Americas. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is also known as Zona Colonial or more colloquially as "La Zona".”
  • 132 locals recommend
Transportation
“This mall houses various name brands and stores that will interest you is you are wanting to shop till you drop. The prices are favorable and the IKEA is literally across the street. Avoid going if it is any peak times or rush hour; it will feel like you are never getting out of the traffic jam. $$$$”
  • 47 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“You will enjoy coming to this mall because it houses names brands that are rocognized world wide. To name a few: Rolex, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and other high end fashion stores. This mall is affluent $$$$$$”
  • 47 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“The largest botanical gardens in the Caribbean, the Jardín Botánico Nacional graces the capital city with over 400 acres (two-square kilometers) of nature preserve filled with the island’s native trees, including multiple species of palm, flowers—over 300 species of orchids—and birds, such as the country’s national palm chat. A trolley tour takes you through its multiple exotic corners, the most popular of which is the Japanese garden, with a manicured, lakeside lawn ideal for picnics. Beginner or avid bird watchers can sign up for guided hikes organized by the Hispaniola Ornithological Society.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The National Theater of Santo Domingo is very beautiful. They always have theater presentations all over the year.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Adrian Tropical restaurant is located ocean front at 15 minutes walking from my residence. where you can enjoy of the Dominican food. El restaurante Adrian Tropical is licated frente al mar, a 15 minutos caminando de mi residencia donde puedes disfutar de la comida Dominicana. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Church
“This is the oldest cathedral in the America also known as, the Cathedral Santa Maria La Menor. It was built between 1512 and 1540. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The bar is lit, and the ambiance will help you relax and enjoy your day in the oldest city in the new world. Price is higher than usual, but once you are in the place, you forget everything. $$$$$”
  • 27 locals recommend
Park
“Cafes with patios look out on this historic plaza that hosts art shows, concerts & other events.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“this is one of the closest malls to our spot. Here aside from entertainment and movie theatres, you also have groceries store, beauty salon, and others”
  • 22 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Galeria 360 is one of the main malls in Santo Domingo. It is not walking distance from my residence however you can take the train which take you there in 15 minutes and drop you one corner away. There is a train station two minutes walking from us. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Ciudad Colonial (Spanish for "Colonial City") is the historic central neighborhood of Santo Domingo and the oldest permanent European settlement of the Americas. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is also known as Zona Colonial (Colonial Zone) or more colloquially as "La Zona" (The Zone) . It is an important section of the city due to the high number of landmarks, including Alcázar de Colón, Fortaleza Ozama, Catedral de Santa María la Menor, and others.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Plaza
“Cannot visit the DR and not walk the colonial zone. Make sure you take the tour of the Cathedral. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Class it up at Lulú, a stylish Zona Colonial tapas bar that lures a fabulous after-work crowd looking to unwind over cigars and cocktails and nibble on small plates of octopus carpaccio and sautéed Peruvian-style lamb. Best not to go famished as the price to fill up is steep, but the atmosphere, with its towering arches, grand courtyards and charming koi pond, is unmatched in the city.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Park
“An eight-kilometer park popular with athletes. Walk, jog, rollerblade, and bike along Caribbean Sea views. There are children’s playgrounds, an open-air gym, bicycle or rollerblade rentals, and an artificial lake for boat rides.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“A towering and cavernous restaurant brimming with Dominican style, Jalao is over-the-top theme park touristy but attracts local crowds, too. The walls and ceiling are decked out in traditional kites, decorative crosses and reclaimed wood from country homes, and live bachata (guitar-based bolero rhythms) and merengue bands play regularly, try the goat confit or the crab stew.”
  • 27 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Adrian Tropical restaurant is located ocean front at 15 minutes walking from my residence. where you can enjoy of the Dominican food. El restaurante Adrian Tropical is licated frente al mar, a 15 minutos caminando de mi residencia donde puedes disfutar de la comida Dominicana. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The bar is lit, and the ambiance will help you relax and enjoy your day in the oldest city in the new world. Price is higher than usual, but once you are in the place, you forget everything. $$$$$”
  • 27 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Class it up at Lulú, a stylish Zona Colonial tapas bar that lures a fabulous after-work crowd looking to unwind over cigars and cocktails and nibble on small plates of octopus carpaccio and sautéed Peruvian-style lamb. Best not to go famished as the price to fill up is steep, but the atmosphere, with its towering arches, grand courtyards and charming koi pond, is unmatched in the city.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
“A towering and cavernous restaurant brimming with Dominican style, Jalao is over-the-top theme park touristy but attracts local crowds, too. The walls and ceiling are decked out in traditional kites, decorative crosses and reclaimed wood from country homes, and live bachata (guitar-based bolero rhythms) and merengue bands play regularly, try the goat confit or the crab stew.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent food and ambient. You can order sushi to pasta with an excellent price. Great service and a selection of music that is great for the restaurant.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“With a casual and relaxed atmosphere, Café SBG is spiced up with exceptional cuisine. It is the order stop after an afternoon at Blue Mall Santo Domingo. In the menu you will find a wide variety of entries, ideal for sharing, as well as pasta, risottos, paninis, fish and cuts of meat for your second course.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
“The food is very good and unexpensive. Also, it has a nice menu to select and you can sitdown to have lunch in a lovely garden.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
“This is a great place or lunch or dinner...they have a buffet and they are also reasonably priced. They have a live entertainment where the staff perform a bottle dance to old merengue music. This is one of the Dominican Republics older traditional music and dance. The food is very well made and the seating is spacious and comfortable. Good service as well.”
  • 18 locals recommend

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