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Things to do in Chester

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Chester. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Chester attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Chester to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Chester.

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  • Chester Gallery

    The 25-year-old gallery shows works by regional artists such as printmaker Richard Ziemann. More
  • Chez Manon

    For all things Swedish and German, this cheery boutique stocks wooden music boxes and flower-patterned linens. More
  • Gillette Castle

    The 1919 hilltop mansion is open to the public. More

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