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Things to do in Port of Spain

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.
Park
“The heart of the city and home of Carnival, this park features mansions from the Spanish colonial era on the western side, family restaurants on the southern side and some great street food at the southern eastern entrance such as bbq, curry, jerk chicken, corn soup & pholourie just to name a few. Don't forget to check out the coconut vendors on the west end to sample some fresh coconut water.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“One of the first malls built in Trinidad about 40 years ago. It is tenanted by brand name stores, pharmacies, a food court and a supermarket.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“The National Museum and Art Gallery is the national museum of Trinidad and Tobago, in Port of Spain on Trinidad island. The Museum manages a collection of some 10,000 items, including a collection of paintings by Michel-Jean Cazabon. Among the many items on display in the seven major galleries are petroleum and geological exhibits, the permanent national art collection, and a small gallery on Trinidad's Carnival arts.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Zoo
“Great location for a family outing. There is much to see here with giraffes, white tigers, lions, zebras, llama, kangaroos, flamingos among the many attractions.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“You can purchase local pastries, breakfast and lunch. You can also with US dollars.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Nature
“Up above St. James is Fort George. Drive up during the day to explore the small but interesting grounds. The little fort is complemented by an old jail cell carve into the hillside and some cannons overlooking the most spectacular views. This is a great place for a picnic, kids will love to explore and play and if the weather cooperates you could stick around to witness a spectacular sunset This Port of Spain and Fort George tour takes you to many of the places listed above for a decent price with a local guide. A great option if you don’t want to navigate the crazy streets of Port of Spain solo (a good way to avoid the sketchy areas too)! Also great for Picnics! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Route
“Best place to be if you're looking to have fun. There are bars, nightclubs and lots of food vendors. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“8 Minutes' Drive. Buzo Osteria Italiana brings the essence of Italian cuisine to Trinidad. The food is complemented by an eclectic wine list and the restaurant cooks creative, delicious dishes that are prepared with the finest ingredients from scratch. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great for breakfasts and lunch and salads at affordable prices. Yummy desserts! Vegan options available. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The Falls at West Mall! The best shopping mall on the island. You'll will find a mixture of both local, and international brands in both food, and clothing. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Queens Hall often hosts plays put on by our local talent. Call the box office to see what local plays are showing. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Entertainment
“National Academy for Performing Arts, or NAPA, is a great place to take in some culture. The building itself is impressive. From above it is supposed to resemble the national flower, the chaconia, interesting architecture, fountains and lights. The facility is used for teaching as well as performances. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Located on the northwest coast of Trinidad and Tobago, is The Falls at Westmall, Trinidad and Tobago’s leading shopping haven. The Falls at Westmall has over 100 stores, salons and boutiques offering some of the world’s most recognised international brands in fashion, technology and gift items, as well as leading local names.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Buffet style restaurant with a huge variety of delectable options to choose from. Vegetarian & vegan friendly. Lots of meats to sample including jerk chicken, jerk pork, bbq chicken, beef, lamb and curry chicken. You may encounter a long line of hungry patrons but don't worry the line moves fast.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“5 minutes drive - The Royal Botanic Gardens of Trinidad & Tobago comprise of twenty-five (25) hectares of beautifully landscaped grounds located north of the capital city of Port of Spain. The gardens were established in 1818 and is one of the oldest gardens in the West Indies which has had a continuous existence. Today, the gardens consist of approximately seven hundred (700) trees of which thirteen percent (13%) are indigenous to Trinidad and Tobago. Trees in our gardens represent every continent of the world.”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“8 Minutes' Drive. Buzo Osteria Italiana brings the essence of Italian cuisine to Trinidad. The food is complemented by an eclectic wine list and the restaurant cooks creative, delicious dishes that are prepared with the finest ingredients from scratch. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great for breakfasts and lunch and salads at affordable prices. Yummy desserts! Vegan options available. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Buffet style restaurant with a huge variety of delectable options to choose from. Vegetarian & vegan friendly. Lots of meats to sample including jerk chicken, jerk pork, bbq chicken, beef, lamb and curry chicken. You may encounter a long line of hungry patrons but don't worry the line moves fast.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tapas-style plates of deliciousness along with sandwiches, tartines, flatbreads, salads and pastas.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Town Restaurant & Bar has the best Chinese cuisine and is 30 minutes away. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place is one of my favourite places to go on date night. Great food and selection of wines and cocktails, and a chill vibe for connecting. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Khalid Mohammed is a chef’s chef. His fine dining restaurant, Chaud (the French word for “hot”), was named the 2015 Restaurant of the Year by both the Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants & Tourism Association and the Jamaican Observer’s Table Talk awards. Chaud’s purpose-built dining rooms may be the most exquisitely comfortable in Trinidad – but the most glorious ambiance means sweet zero potato if the food isn’t magnificent. Chaud is highly recommended. Dinner and Lunch menus a la Carte.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Tea Room
  • 3 locals recommend

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