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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.

Museum
“Fabulous, world class, art museum. Intimate size makes it easy to see all of the galleries in an hour or two.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
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“It's just as it sounds, a bar in a tunnel. Funky, upscale bar with leather easy chairs.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Smith College is a private, independent women's liberal arts college located in Northampton, Massachusetts, United States. It is the largest member of the Seven Sisters.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Intimate setting for wide variety of acts - rock, folk, jazz, etc. Good place for drinks. Best to eat before you go.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Indoor, downtown shopping center. Pressed tin ceilings and hardwood floors. Thornes has an interesting variety of stores and restaurants. Especially nice during the winter months! Connecting, covered walkway from the parking garage.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
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“With tons of beers on tap, a lively atmosphere, and a food menu, too, this bar is a popular hangout. Keep an eye out and you're likely to see a few first dates unfolding around you, for some light-hearted people-watching (we wish them all good luck!).”
  • 18 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Lively bar with good beer and decent food. Great, rooftop bar and dining area in season. Don't miss the Irish Session every Sunday from 5-8pm.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
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“A great place to either bring a laptop and get some work done or share a meal with a friend. Amazing breakfast sandwiches--and waffles! Free wifi on weekdays; no power outlets.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Paul & Elizabeth's won the Valley Advocate’s award for best vegetarian restaurant in the valley for 2019! ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
“Haymarket is a vegetarian/vegan restaurant offering a juice bar, coffee/tea, and pastries upstairs; and tasty, reasonably priced food (all three meals, daily) in their cozy comfortable cellar. There is interesting art and eclectic antique furniture throughout the space.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Cinema
“THEATRE, MUSIC, DANCE, FILMS, CHORAL, ACAPELLA, OPERA, ACROBATICS, and more... 1000-seat, recently refurbished old theatre with beautiful woodwork, balconies and lobby. Lots of locals who've made it perform here, as well as community performance groups. Right in center of city, close to restaurants, bars, bookstores, shops, etc.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Spoleto’s is a staple of Northampton and has the best Italian around! Delicious bread and a fabulous wine selection. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Park
“Fabulous conservatory and grounds. The Frederick Law Olmsted arboretum is fabulous. All trees are labeled. Truly a wonderful walk about the campus. Before or after dining at Bistro Le Gras.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Spacious, historical theater now a concert venue for a range of acclaimed music artists and stand-up comedians.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Simply the best bread. Woodfired breads, pastries and pizzas (after 5pm, call ahead!) Take out only.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Great sushi, outdoor seating in season, hibachi tables and small tatami booths.”
  • 14 locals recommend