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Things to do in City Center

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in City Center. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite City Center 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 City Center 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 City Center.

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  • AVA Gallery

    This nonprofit multimedia gallery in historic quarters gives special attention to Western Cape artists. More
  • Caveau Wine Bar & Deli

    Caveau’s wine list is an enjoyable departure from the red, white, and sparkling norm; it’s divided into Easy Drinkers (try the superb Pierre Jourda... More
  • City Art Walk

    Many of Cape Town’s best contemporary galleries are in easy walking distance of one another in the city center. Begin at the AVA Gallery, a nonprof... More
  • District Six Museum

    The area known simply as District Six was a vibrant, multiracial, working-class neighborhood on the city’s eastern fringe until 1966, when the apar... More
  • iart

    The expansive modern space is geared toward serious collectors, representing both well-established and up-and-coming talents. More
  • Imagenius

    Unusual gifts made with spirited South African innovation can be found at this eclectic three-story housewares and apparel shop, set among the hips... More
  • João Ferreira Gallery

    The venue has an extensive collection of mixed-media works divided between two gallery spaces. More
  • Photographers Gallery ZA

    Located in a whitewashed townhouse in the city center, this contemporary art gallery showcases the work of midcareer local photographers, such as R... More

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