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Best things to do in Holyoke

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Centre
“Western New England's largest shopping destination with nearly 200 specialty shops, restaurants and department stores.”
5 locals recommend
Park
“Mt. Tom is noted for its biological diversity, high cliffs, and rugged scenery. This state park offers 22 miles of hiking trails for all experience levels, cross-country skiing, bird watching, fishing, ice skating, picnic areas, look-out towers, a playground, remains of two old summit ”
15 locals recommend
Bakery
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“A short drive (or slightly longer trip down the bike path) away in Easthampton, Small Oven is a great place to grab breakfast. Be sure to try the breakfast sandwich or the cardamom bun!”
10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Fine dining without the pretension! This is the place to go if you're looking for excellent food. Be sure to call for a reservation. Or try your luck at the bar. The fried chicken is a must. ”
12 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“Awesome place with a constant flow of talented musicians. Most nights, with the exception of Sunday's, one can find local folk, country, rock, and more in a casual atmosphere. The music is both free and not too loud (most nights). ”
11 locals recommend
Food
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“Abandoned Building and New City Brewery “Tap Rooms” are within a few hundred yards of each other at the Mill Buildings on Pleasant St. Fun places to hang and sample good beer, they’ll often have some live music. Just be aware of early closing hours, either 10 or 11 or not open during some weekdays. ”
8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Down the road (or bike path) in Easthampton, Tandem features plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and a host of tasty breakfast (bagel) sandwiches. ”
6 locals recommend
Indoor Play Area
“This is an amazing indoor urban hydroponic park with children’s play areas and food for kids and adults, including adult beverages.”
8 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This is a section of the M&M trail that you won't want to miss! It goes along the upper ridge of Mt. Tom and the views are stunning on a clear day! If you have 2 cars, you can park in the reservation and end your walk at the second location on Easthampton Road. Most of the trail is beginner/intermediate but there is a tricky section on the jingle stones which is not for folks who have a fear of heights or are not steady on their feet.”
3 locals recommend
Food
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“The ice cream here is fabulous! It's open during the winter as well for real New Englanders. They also have dairy-free and sugar-free options.”
8 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great local place to go for dinner and/or drinks. The entrees and apps have always been scrumptious and I dig the 50’s/60’s era hipster decor.”
8 locals recommend
Bar
“Head south on the rail trail to get to Easthampton. There, you'll pass a series of renovated mill buildings that house New City Brewery and Abandoned Building Brewery. These breweries have outdoor seating (as well as indoor) during the summer months, and you should feel free to bring your own pizza or other treats. ”
7 locals recommend
Café
“Local, chill coffee shop. Small but nice to take your laptop and work for a while. ”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lunch or dinner, enjoy the magnificent views. Excellent food, generous portions. Outdoor bar and dining options. Try the Cliffhanger!”
5 locals recommend
Food
“Great beer brewed locally. Check their web site for house - they are not usually open late.”
4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Riff's is my go-to spot for seriously good grub. It's like pub-food sandwiches, pizza, burgers, salads and the like, but it's made really well and is always super tasty. Never had a bad meal there. You can also eat and drink at the attached Hideaway Lounge for a more bar-like experience.”
4 locals recommend