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Best things to do in Penticton

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.

Restaurant
“Super healthy whole food meals. Many many vegan options. Great vibe; sometimes they have live music.”
8 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Custom burgers! Choose a type of burger, then the bun, wrap or salad and then from a plethora of fresh toppings and house-made sauces. ”
7 locals recommend
Route
“View the icon White Penticton sign on the mountain up close and personal. The lower view point is an easy 2 minute walk from the parking area. See the Okanagan valley spread before you in all of it's glory. For the more adventurous, it's well worth the steep but short walk to the top view point for stunning 360 degree view of the valley, and the HUGE white Penticton letters on the mountainside below/”
7 locals recommend
Museum
“Everything Penticton - First Nations & Pioneer history, animals, and local topics. They have rotating exhibits too. Cheap, good place to get out of the sun! Admission is by donation. ”
3 locals recommend
Food
“Delicious handcrafted cheeses and excellent wood fired oven pizzas! One of the local favorites. Try their Chardonnay with the Gold or Merlot with the King Cole. ”
6 locals recommend
Comfort Food Restaurant
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“one of the few restaurants in town that is open late. professional mixologist serves decent drinks and chef has interesting tapas style meals. great for groups.”
6 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Indoor shopping mall, The Bay, London Drugs, Save-On Foods, Jewelry, Footwear, Game Stores, Clothes.”
5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Just a few minutes up Government St, this smaller hometown grocery store is well known for it's excellent customer service and smaller portions available in the meat department, perfect for singles, couples and vacationers. The bakery offers a wide variety of home cooked meals and take away gourmet sandwiches. The Produce department carries the most local fruits and vegetables of any grocery store. I love this store for it's small size- I can quickly be in and out in less than 20 minutes with everything I need. ”
5 locals recommend
Bookshop
“This store RENTs DVDS! They have a huge selection of movies and TV series: in addition to the usual 'block busters', they have BBC, foreign, documentary... you name it. They also have their name sake- a HUGE selection of used books. The inner store is twice the size of the apparent store front. ”
7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a secret spot of the okangan. The hotel is 45 minutes away but its a whole new world on the night life. The guests that mingle are very high class and business oriented and super friendly and are from around the world. There is never a dull moment and all ages are welcome over 19. It is a great mix of ages and people with alot of class.”
6 locals recommend
Café
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“Great little cafe and art gallery! We designed the bookshelf together and Peter made the small table tops and one table out the back!!! We are good friends with Chris, the owner and love this humble little place so much. Great soups and salads but get in early cause they sell out fast! They often have poetry nights and live music too!”
5 locals recommend
Park
“Iconic view of Penticton where Penticton is etched in white stone with a stone cardinals set for equinox and soltice. ”
4 locals recommend
Food
“I enjoy the wines here. Especially the Savignon Blanc which sold out early in 2014”
3 locals recommend
Casino
“Feeling lucky? Well give the brand new Cascade Casino a 'spin' or try your lucky hand at one of card tables. They have the MATCH restaurant and pub and also a family friendly buffet right inside the casino.”
4 locals recommend
Food
“Although kind of hard to find, this deli is renowned in Penticton for it's super tasty artisan sandwiches. I love the sweet sauce. These deli feasts come wrapped in butcher paper with a pickled pepper- don't be shy, it's a taste sensation and not too hot. ”
4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“French style bistro and cafe. They have limited seating and a limited menu. All are quite tasty. Great spot to just chill on the patio and sip some divine wines.”
6 locals recommend