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Things to do in Rye

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.
Water Park
“Huge! Seasonal! Spend the whole day! (Get your $ worth...pricey..but a blast!)”
  • 10 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great seafood restaurant on the marsh, across from the beach. Rooftop bar. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“35 minutes away. Picnic, hiking trails, ocean views, boat watching and rocky shores. Seacoast Science Center is located in the park.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Science Museum
“walk odiorne point, playground, walk through the science center. great activity for kids”
  • 10 locals recommend
Beach
“Beautiful clean beach, paddle and surf board rentals as well as yummy New England seafood.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“It's a beautiful beach to start, that never really gets overcrowded. The best, however, is it's dog friendly (off-leash too) after 7pm between Memorial and Labor Day - providing an exceptional spot to take your pup for a refreshing splash and fun on the beach. It's extra fun when you go close to 7pm alongside all the other dog/dog-owners for what becomes a fun-filled dog-beach party!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“Lots of great walking paths. Walk beside the  remnants of Fort Dearborn. Bring some lunch and enjoy a nice picnic next to the ocean. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Beach
“My favorite area beach. A great family beach with plenty of space for frisbee etc. The water is brisk but not frigid.. especially towards the later part of the summer.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Store
“It's right up the street near the beach. Has everything you need. Great staff, offers surf lessons, paddle board rentals, amd wet suit rentals. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“The best place for breakfast, brunch and an early lunch. They have fantastic soups, sandwiches, and specials. Do keep in mind they close at 2pm. They are a short drive out of town, but well worth it!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“A little further out of town, but if you have a car (you can Uber too) and a hankering for good, authentic Mexican food, this is the place to go. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Step back in time, mute the phone, relax in the serenity of a garden. Several different styles of gardens. unique experience”
  • 7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Groceries - good meat and fish; good veggies. Closest version to Whole Foods”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Spend a day checking out the humpbacks that like to hang out in our neck of the woods.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Great seafood restaurant on the marsh, across from the beach. Rooftop bar. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“The best place for breakfast, brunch and an early lunch. They have fantastic soups, sandwiches, and specials. Do keep in mind they close at 2pm. They are a short drive out of town, but well worth it!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“A little further out of town, but if you have a car (you can Uber too) and a hankering for good, authentic Mexican food, this is the place to go. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Great local restaurant across from the beach. Love the upstairs bar for dinner.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great little bar, upstairs in the back of the restaurant (sunsets!!) and can see ocean from upstairs dining. Within walking distance.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our favorite seafood hang out, on the water, cheap and good eats. The baked haddock is the best of the best.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Got to have sushi? Shio is it. A bit further out of downtown but with a car or Uber, no problem. It can be crowed on the weekends or when a movie at the nearby theater is letting out. Make reservation or get take out.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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