Best things to do in Rio De Janeiro

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.

Locals’ favorite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

1. Rua Jardim Botânico
R. Jardim Botânico
454local recommendations
Rafaela says “The Botanical Garden is an important touristic side of the city and so much visited by researchers w...” ·
2. Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon
554local recommendations
Patricia says “Around the Lagoa there is a bike lane 7 km, which provides a great space for physical activities. B...” ·
3. Parque Lage
402local recommendations
Ruth says “Public parks of Rio, this is one of those who offer more advantages. Easy access, safely, well maint...” ·
4. Hippie Fair Crafts Market
Praça General Osório
255local recommendations
Maria Fernanda
Maria Fernanda says “Happens every Sunday at General Osorio square in Ipanema (you can take the subway direction Ipanema ...” ·
5. Bar Urca (Bar e Restaurante Urca)
205 Rua Cândido Gaffrée
207local recommendations
Ernesto says “Great place for drinking cold beer by the sea and try several tapas. Can´t miss! But be aware that o...” ·
6. Confeitaria Colombo
01 Praça Coronel Eugênio Franco
194local recommendations
Guta says “This is the oldest bakery in town. They are one of the best spots to eat breakfast in Copacabana and...” ·
7. Lapa
323local recommendations
Paulo says “Lapa is a traditional neighborhood in Rio, with lot of life and energy. Nowadays it is a very touris...” ·
8. Boteco Belmonte
242 R. Domingos Ferreira
175local recommendations
Lenka & Juan
Lenka & Juan says “A classic and very popular amongst the locals and the travellers brazilian restaurant and bar. Grea...” ·
9. Restaurante Cervantes
335 Av. Prado Júnior
169local recommendations
Elisa says “The best sandwiches in Rio since 1959. Cervantes is great for fast bites that don't hurt your wallet...” ·
10. Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro
S/N Praça Floriano
254local recommendations
Cristina says “The Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro is located in Cinelandia Square (Marechal Floriano), in the ...” ·
11. Pousada Mansão Rio Centro
8626 Estr. dos Bandeirantes
170local recommendations
Milton & Luzianne
Milton & Luzianne says “It occupies 571,000 m² and it is the largest exhibition center in Latin America. Venue of major nati...” ·
12. Cinema Roxy
Av. Nossa Sra. de Copacabana
177local recommendations
Bernardo says “It's our local movie theatre in Copacabana. They have three theatres, one of them with 3D.” ·
13. Sushi Leblon
256 Rua Dias Ferreira
159local recommendations
Petra says “Shopping Leblon is Rio´s most distinctive shopping destination with 200 of the finest retail stores....” ·
14. Restaurante e Bar Garota de Ipanema
49 R. Vinícius de Moraes
165local recommendations
Bruce says “Famous restaurant where the song "Girl from Ipanema" was written. Great food and atmosphere: The R...” ·
15. Bar do Mineiro
99 Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno
154local recommendations
Daniel says “Very well known bar in Santa Teresa, attended by bohemians and artists. Try the Feijoada (black bean...” ·
16. Maracanã
Portão 3 Av. Pres. Castelo Branco
381local recommendations
Marcelo says “Estádio do Maracanã / Maracanã Stadium / Estadio Maracanã - Known the world over, the Maracanã Stadi...” ·
17. Stone Arpoador
154local recommendations
Elizabeth says “Arpoador is the left end of Ipanema Beach, when facing the ocean. The rocks at Arpoardor offer the m...” ·
18. Jobi
1166 Av. Ataulfo de Paiva
142local recommendations
Marcelo says “Comida excelente e Chopp saboroso no Baixo Leblon.-----Great food and tasty "Chopp" in Leblon.” ·
19. Lapa 40º
97 R. Riachuelo
141local recommendations
Aline says “Reputedly the largest snooker hall in the country. Lapa 40 graus puts on regular shows of well-know...” ·
20. Talho Capixaba
1022 Av. Ataulfo de Paiva
133local recommendations
Paulo says “Good for Breakfast; Frequented by locals; average-high price; Go by Uber; Best bread, ham, eat ther...” ·
21. Tijuca National Park
850 Estr. da Cascatinha
130local recommendations
Airton says “The Tijuca Forest is a mountainous hand-planted rainforest in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It...” ·
22. Pavão Azul Bar
71 Rua Hilário de Gouvêia
126local recommendations
Carmen says “Specialities: pataniscas (morue/codfish) e risoto de camarão (crevette/shrimp). Um dos melhores bote...” ·
23. Carioca da Gema
79 Av. Mem de Sá
125local recommendations
Claudia says “Night Club. Live music (samba, chorinho, brazilian music). If Carioca da Gema is too crowed, go to ...” ·
24. Maracanã
310local recommendations
Carlos says “The iconic Maracanã, one of the most famous stadiums in the world, will stage the Rio 2016 Olympic G...” ·
25. Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
1008 R. Jardim Botânico
207local recommendations
Rafaela says “The Botanical Garden is an important touristic side of the city and so much visited by researchers w...” ·
26. Zazá Bistrô Tropical
40 R. Joana Angélica
114local recommendations
Patricia says “Sit "on the ground" by candlelight ... If you drop this kind of environment , request a table on the...” ·
27. Fogo de Chão
s/n Av. Reporter Nestor Moreira
116local recommendations
Patricia says “If you like meat this place is a must! Brazilian barbecue has no equal! A mixture of delight and gre...” ·
28. Belmond Copacabana Palace
133local recommendations
Claudia says “Tradicional and famous hotel of Copacabana. You can go there to take a breakfast, have lunch or dinn...” ·
29. Copacabana
175local recommendations
Marty says “Ubiquitous Zona Sul stores have a good selection of nearly everything you'll need--at Manhattan pric...” ·
30. Cafeína Constante Ramos
44 R. Constante Ramos
113local recommendations
Viviane says “The best cafe in copa, sandwiches, baguettes, coffees, great spot for a light lunch!” ·