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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.
Lake
“Oh wow what a place, the swiss Caribbean - a lake blue as the clearest soul! Really breathtaking!”
  • 45 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Wir liegen am Ostrand des Nationalparks, aber mit einigen der schönsten Zugängen dazu - über das S-charl Tal zum Beispiel ... aber auch viele andere Wanderrouten - immerhin ist der fast 180 km² gross..”
  • 14 locals recommend
Spa
“A very nice SPA, has two buildings, close to each other: Bagni Nuovi, good for families with kids, a new structure. Bagni Vecchi, does not allow kids, very charming, has a outdoor warm pool, and also pools inside an old castle. Not very close to our B&B, but worth a visit. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Mountain
“"The pearl of Lake Maggiore" Cardada, with its 1,340 m height, offers you a wonderful view over the magnificent region of Locarno: from the Magadino plain, passing through the delta of the Maggia, up to the point where the Lake Maggiore continues towards Italy , shortly after the islands of Brissago. You can go hiking, Nordic walking, mountain biking, paragliding, orientation travel or just ... relax”
  • 13 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Valley crossed by a river with wonderful water similar to Val Verzasca. The current isn't strong and there are many beaches. Recommended place especially if you have children.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“There is a Kanu-School and rafting is possible. Near the trainstation is also a small bistro”
  • 19 locals recommend
Landmark
“Beautiful hike, beatiful view and historic monument. Free access and cool vibe.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Lodging
“The most relaxing place that you don't have to miss once you stay in bormio reservation suggested”
  • 11 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“About 30 mins from our town, it is a great place for shopping for designer goods and famous brands.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“The Adventure Park makes adults, young people and children reconnect with nature, escape from daily life and feel the sense of adventure and happiness of spending time with friends and the family, by suggesting new forms of fun and entertainment which are natural and eco-friendly in all safety.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“La piazza grande è il nucleo storico di Locarno, con ai lati le sue vie strette e gli antichi edifici. Ancora oggi sono presenti i binari dove un tempo passava il treno.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“The Verzasca dam, one of the highest in Europe, where bungee jumping takes place. A high jump 200 meters”
  • 9 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Visit this beautiful place in Ticino but be extra carefull when you take a Bath in the river as weather can change super fast.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Church
“The sanctuary is located in Orselina, above Locarno, which in addition to hosting numerous works of art offers a wonderful view. You can reach it on foot through the steep Via Crucis or by crossing the path in the wild valley. For the less athletic there is a funicular that starts from Locarno”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Der Parc Ela ist der grösste Naturpark der Schweiz. Lassen Sie sich von kundigen WanderleiterInnen begleiten oder entdecken Sie auf eigene Faust atemberaubende Ausblicke, wilde Naturräume und historische Kulturlandschaften.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“beautiful lake, calm and covered by wonderful trees. Good place with good energy”
  • 18 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“In the Old Town square, very small intimate place with few tables, always booked! It feels like a home, homemade cuisine, typical Valtellina menu, tasting menu available. Great price/quality ratio.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you fancy a healthy Asian meal this is the right place. Their dishes are created in consultation with a nutritionist and Asian cusine master chefs, and prepared fresh for you every single day in the wok or on the teppan grill. They also do takeaway and its familyfriendly.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“The famoused Bar of Davos and that since the 50's. It has tradition and have to be visited if you be in Davos.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Set in a 16th Century old barn wit stone vaulted ceilings, in Old Downtown Bormio. Typical but very refined Valtellina menu, pizzoccheri, sciatt and venison. Booking required.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Grotto America, un simpatico ed antico grotto in mezzo al verde e affiancato dal fiume Maggia. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
“Excellent freshly baked bread. Nice for a coffee stop, for breakfast or for lunch. Friendly atmosphere.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Casino
“Roulette, black jack or a stop at the slot machines. And then soak up the atmosphere while sipping a drink with others. In Locarno "les jeux sont faits, rien ne va plus!"”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“Tolle Location in einer alten Garage. Etwas versteckt. Gibt auch leckeren Kaffee.”
  • 11 locals recommend

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