Best places in Lugano

Discover the best places in Lugano, curated using our unique algorithm blending 'Top Rated' and 'Most Reviewed' establishments. Uncover the city's gems and must-visit locales for an unforgettable experience. Please note that certain places categories are intentionally excluded to ensure a refined selection. Ratings are based from 834 places in the village.

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Monte San Salvatore
Mountain peak
This landmark peak offers a mountaintop village with scenic lake views, hiking trails & a cable car.
4.80 (1K reviews) (~0.89 km from centre)
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Parco Ciani
Park
Sprawling park in exquisite surrounds featuring lakefront views, ambling paths & manicured lawns.
4.70 (10.3K reviews) (~3.97 km from centre)
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Hotel Splendide Royal Lugano
Hotel
Polished rooms & suites in a regal property featuring lake views, 2 restaurants & a wine bar.
4.70 (1.1K reviews) (~2.61 km from centre)
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Parco San Grato
Park
Azaleas & other colorful plants are on display in this alpine green space with trails & lake views.
4.70 (1K reviews) (~2.33 km from centre)
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Villa Principe Leopoldo
Hotel
Upscale hotel featuring elegant suites & sophisticated dining, plus a spa, lake views & tennis.
4.70 (1K reviews) (~2.38 km from centre)
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LUGANODANTE - We Like You
Hotel
Bright rooms & suites in a chic hotel with a free breakfast buffet & a cocktail bar.
4.70 (964 reviews) (~3.7 km from centre)
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Grotto Castagneto
Restaurant
👍👍 This is a charming, family run Grotto in proximity of Monte Brè. Each time I stay in Lugano, I trek up by public transport to once again experience this wonderful location. The food is made onsite by the family - your taste buds will experience delicious, authentic Italian and Ticinese cuisine: For...
$$ $$
4.70 (712 reviews) (~6.1 km from centre)
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Sentiero dell'olivo
Tourist attraction
👍👍 Pleasant and easy hike between Gandria and Castagnola. Parts of the trail are exposed while other parts are in the shade. I would avoid doing this during the hottest part of the day unless you are used to hiking in high temperatures. If you start in Gandria, you just walk to the end of the town from...
4.70 (680 reviews) (~4.9 km from centre)
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Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola
Hotel
Posh hotel offering 2 bars, an indoor pool & 3 restaurants, plus a gym, tennis & a spa with saunas.
4.70 (666 reviews) (~4.53 km from centre)
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LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura
Cultural center
Contemporary-art & culture museum in a modern building with a concert hall & panoramic lake views.
4.60 (3.9K reviews) (~3.12 km from centre)
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FlyTicino - Paragliding Tandem Flights in Lugano & Locarno | Switzerland
Tourist attraction
👍👍 My girlfriend and I just did paragliding with FlyTicino today and we LOVED IT! Both of our instructors were extremely experienced, super friendly, and made us feel safe the entire way through. The experience was unique and definitely something we’d recommend. It’s much calmer in the skies than you’d...
5.00 (187 reviews) (~3.87 km from centre)
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Parco San Michele
Park
👍👍 One of my favorite spots in the city to relax and just take in the views,especially at sunset. There are several benches and you can easily find some shade even on the hottest days, so it'd also be an ideal place to have a picnic.
4.70 (473 reviews) (~4.52 km from centre)
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Wilma's Pizza
Takeout Restaurant
👍👍 If we could give Wilma’s a Million Stars we would. Pizza is phenomenal.
4.80 (289 reviews) (~4.12 km from centre)
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Gate on Lake Lugano
Tourist attraction
👍👍 Beautiful park, outstanding views of the lake, river and mountains. The gate by the lake gives an amazing view of the lake. Park for kids is also very nice. Crossing the river is fun. View of the city is beautiful specially at sunset. Ice cream is fantastic. We loved the mango and coconut flavours.P...
4.80 (286 reviews) (~3.85 km from centre)
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Parco Scherrer
Botanical garden
Lemon trees, bamboo groves & statues inspired by classical myths in the grounds of a hillside villa.
4.60 (993 reviews) (~5.78 km from centre)
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Ristorante Grotto del Pep
Swiss restaurant
😠 No space for lunch while the place was completely empty. Did not even let us drink something and feed our baby. Do not recommend.
$$ $$
4.60 (985 reviews) (~0.4 km from centre)
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Museum of fossils from Monte San Giorgio
Natural history museum
👍👍 Small but very cool place. Take a guided tour if you can and really learn about the work behind each piece. Also, don’t forget to use the virtual reality goggles, they’re quite fun!
4.70 (428 reviews) (~9.13 km from centre)
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Matrix VR - Giochi Realtà virtuale e Simulatori di guida
Entertainer
👍👍 Il Top per la simulazione e per gli e-sport in Ticino 👍. Oltre all'alto livello di gioco e di simulazione, ci si può divertire tra amici con le nuove escape room virtuali 😉
4.90 (197 reviews) (~7.23 km from centre)
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Osteria Grotto Conza - Rovio
Restaurant
$$ $$
4.80 (263 reviews) (~5.4 km from centre)
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Gelateria Veneta
Ice cream shop
👍👍 Best ice cream of my life!
$ $$$
4.70 (393 reviews) (~4.55 km from centre)
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