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Best things to do in Hamilton

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.

Art Gallery
“Just the right size for spending a few hours viewing a diverse collection of modern and classical sculptures and paintings”
31local recommendations
Garden
“A 30-minute drive to a wonderful botanical garden with great walking trails and an inside garden for those overcast days”
41local recommendations
Zoo
“It’s best to rent a car and drive now but I also offer private car to the location and back so feel free to ask me any questions ”
22local recommendations
History Museum
“Take the tour inside and see early 'luxury living' as well as the servants kitchen and where soldiers camped in battle - surprisingly entertaining! Don't want to go inside? The grounds are great for strolling through as well as lovely views - especially if you keep walking out to the bridge and even further along you'll find the Royal Botanical Gardens”
21local recommendations
Beach
“Walk or bike there. Great waterfront trail and the park hosts lots of festivals.”
27local recommendations
Football Stadium
“The Hamilton Tiger Cats games are a ton of FUN. We always check out a game or two every season.”
20local recommendations
Farmers Market
“Open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Great local produce, fresh meat, fish and seafood. Great for lunch too!”
37local recommendations
Shopping Centre
“A little farther to get to but has the largest selection of stores in the area.”
13local recommendations
Restaurant
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“Locke Street has numerous restaurants, offering all different types of food. ”
33local recommendations
Park
“A beautiful tree filled park with the amazing George R Robinson Bandshell for music festivals. ”
20local recommendations
Business Center
“Hamilton Art Crawl on the second Friday of every month is on James Stree North. But every day, year round, with Jackson square on the corner, don't miss all that James Street North and South has to offer...Restaurants, Bars, Coffee shops, Bakeries, Stores galore, Art Galleries, and more. Drive in 10 - 15 minutes, take the bus for only a few dollars (20 minutes), or a cab for around $10. ”
30local recommendations
Establishment
“This mall has everything you need , from shopping to comfort food . There is also a plaza just across the street with a McDonalds and a Tim Hortons. ”
18local recommendations
Park
“Beautiful and fun and some words I would use to describe this park. It's also one of the main reasons I moved my family to Burlington. This park becomes lit with Christmas lights in the Winter and there is outdoor skating. In the summer there is a splash pad and a walking trail running along Lake Ontario.”
20local recommendations
Trail
“Webster's Falls, noted for its panoramas, is a 22-metre-high classical curtain/ plunge waterfall found in the Spencer Gorge/Webster's Falls Conservation Area in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.”
20local recommendations
Neighbourhood
“Hamilton is home to many waterfalls. If you love to check out unique things, be sure to check out some or all of them while your here.”
14local recommendations
Park
“Bronte Creek Provincial Park is located in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, and is part of the Ontario Parks system. The 6.4-square-kilometre park is located at the western edge of Oakville, bordering on Burlington. The park features hiking and biking trails, cross country skiing, and a play barn”
18local recommendations