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15 awesome things to do in Hamilton

Hamilton has been known as Steeltown for over a century but, in addition to the industry that put it on the map, the city is now (finally!) being recognized for its trendy neighborhoods and its stellar art, hotel, music, restaurant and craft beer scenes. In terms of things to do, Hamilton’s waterfalls have earned it the title of “waterfall capital of the world,” and they sure are worth a visit. Hiking and cycling trails are just some of the ways to get up close and personal with the picture-perfect views. Others may opt to visit the local botanical gardens, a winery, safari and more. Whether a local wanting to play tourist or a tourist craving a sense of what the city is all about, check out our list of essential things to do in Hamilton. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.

The 15 best restaurants in Hamilton

Ask a stranger in Hamilton where to eat and their suggestions might lead you to James Street or King William, to what can be considered the epicenter of the city’s food scene. Perhaps said stranger might direct you to food-frenzied neighborhoods like Locke and Ottawa Streets, both brimming with independent restaurant and other food (as well as other great things to do unrelated to food). To help you navigate the city’s newly celebrated dining scene—from top-notch eateries to more casual, but just as delicious spots—we share with you our list of best restaurants in Hamilton. Bibs at the ready, people.