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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.
Farmers Market
“Walk around, taste local produce and discover a variety of international dishes. Good coffee, good bread and good restaurants for a fine dinning, casual brunch or friendly get-out. ”
  • 915 locals recommend
Park
“Summer, winter, spring or fall: no matter the season, picturesque Parc La Fontaine offers a respite from the urban hullabaloo with its charming landscape, flora and fauna, facilities and recreation possibilities. ”
  • 718 locals recommend
Art Museum
“One of the most highly regarded museums in the world, the massive Museum of Fine Arts boasts about half a million objects spanning the centuries from ancient Egypt to present-day artwork. The museum officially opened its doors in 1876, with a little over 5,500 objects. What a difference a century-plus makes! It’s best to make a game plan of what you want to see because tackling the museum in a few hours, or even a day, is impossible. Highlights include more than 70 works by John Singleton Copley and major paintings by Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent and Edward Hopper. Paintings aren’t your thing? African masks, Native American pottery, mummies, musical instruments, and practically any other media you can think of have a home at the museum. Daily free one-hour guided tours give a good overview.”
  • 288 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Montreal's most renowned museum. Often have exhibitions of all sorts with notorious paintings and artwork.”
  • 397 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“It is certainly one of the most famous places in Boston! You can find the best restaurants and bars in the city.”
  • 294 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Sprawling public park in the center of the city. Great spot for hiking, picnics, snowshoeing, tubing, and cycling. Summer months this is a popular spot for picnics. There are scenic lookout points worth discovering such as those by « Belvedere Kondiaronk ». ”
  • 446 locals recommend
Poutine Place
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“The best poutine place in town, situated very close to Le Parc Lafontaine! A lot of choices, open 24/7, there is often a waiting line outside, but it worth it!”
  • 564 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The largest underground shopping center in North America starts with Montreal Eaton Center. Happy shopping!”
  • 198 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Take a stroll down along the waterfront, zipline across the harbour, mount the ferries wheel for breathtaking views over the city and the St-Laurent river or take a boatcruise. For relaxation, try the boat spa Bota-Bota and finish with a glass of wine in a fine dine restaurant in the area.”
  • 353 locals recommend
Market
“Atwater Market is a market hall located in the Saint-Henri area of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It opened in 1933. The interior market is home to many butchers and the Première Moisson bakery and restaurant”
  • 449 locals recommend
College Science Building
“A world renowned university! Come see how some of the smarted students in the world live and learn. Maybe some of it will rub off on you and help you with your studies.”
  • 208 locals recommend
Park
“On its 75 hectares, the Jardin botanique de Montréal presents a remarkably diverse array of plants to visitors in all seasons. Explore its beauty through themed gardens and its 10 exhibition greenhouses.”
  • 378 locals recommend
Park
“If you're walking through the streets of Beacon Hill or the pathways of the Boston Common, you'll notice a building with a golden dome, made from copper and topped with gold. That's the Massachusetts State House, which has been there since 1798 and houses the state's government. There's plenty of Massachusetts history to take in if you visit for a free tour.”
  • 225 locals recommend
Spa
“Newbury St has both popular clothing stores and little-known boutiques; a great place to spend the afternoon shopping and then to settle down for dinner and drinks. ”
  • 253 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The best poutine place in town, situated very close to Le Parc Lafontaine! A lot of choices, open 24/7, there is often a waiting line outside, but it worth it!”
  • 452 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Great museum for kids and adults. Check out the Omni theatre and Planetarium for additional activities. ”
  • 162 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Poutine Place
“The best poutine place in town, situated very close to Le Parc Lafontaine! A lot of choices, open 24/7, there is often a waiting line outside, but it worth it!”
  • 564 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best poutine place in town, situated very close to Le Parc Lafontaine! A lot of choices, open 24/7, there is often a waiting line outside, but it worth it!”
  • 452 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“Best place for the avid beer-lover! If you like experimenting, this historical local brewery is the place to try!”
  • 267 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Relaxed restaurant & bar serving steaks & seafood in a compact, old-school setting. **Best place to have meat in town. If you are a group, the tasting menu is a must have. Be aware of reservations.”
  • 199 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“It is a great place for vegan food on-the-go (take-out counter) or for a nice meal with friends/family at the restaurant. They serve bowls of rice filled with veggies and amazing homemade dressings, sandwiches, soups and more. ”
  • 213 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“The most iconic montreal breakfast spot there is. Huge plates, delicious food, great service. Lines can be long but do move quick. Don't miss visiting the bathrooms as they are super unique!”
  • 183 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“If you like Jazz, the Beehive is a must. The brunch is delicious. Just sit at the bar downstairs for a libation of sound.”
  • 149 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Not exactly a brewery. It's a pub. It's got a great collection of spirits, and they have the local beer Bierbrier. English and English-inspired food and a great atmosphere - basically I try not to go here very often because I never want it to become 'the corner bar' or too pedestrian, when it's really within 300 m of home. On football or other championship days, they'll open the screens for people to watch the games, but they decidedly are NOT a sports bar where the screens are tuned 24/7 to something that distracts you from your friends and the people around you.”
  • 157 locals recommend

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