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Ottawa can be super boring and a lot to do can seem pretty overrated, but there are a few things to do that are surprisingly fun. Doing something that you don't expect to be that fun and actually having a good time is always a great feeling (especially when it's something cheap *shoutout to my fellow broke students*)

There are quite a few things you can do in Ottawa that are shockingly fun! This list will help you and your BFFs plan a day that is totally out of the normal. It's time to change up your normal routine and do something that is unexpectedly fun in Ottawa. 

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There are definitely a ton of underrated (and overrated) places in Ottawa. Sometimes you just want to bring out the hipster inside of you and find a restaurant that no one knows about, or that's completely underrated. 

Whether you're the first to try out an adorable new bubble tea shop or the last to try a popular pizza spot, it really doesn't matter. What matters is that you tried it and know what all the secret hype is about. Hidden gems aren't hard to find, but they don't come around often. Underrated spots are the ones to look out for! So here are the restaurants true Ottawans known are super underrated. 

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Ottawa locals love to make the city sound like the most magical place on earth to make up for the 'government city' stereotype. To be completely honest I am guilty of doing this exact thing. I am the person that takes something overrated and runs with it because it's something unique to Ottawa only.

Most of the things that are overrated are things we locals have all done at least once. For any tourists, you should for sure do these overrated things, just to say you've done it. The underrated things just don't get enough credit for being so wonderful. 

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Ottawa is pretty boring, I get that. The usual things to do include going to see the "amazing" Parliament Buildings while eating a BeaverTail. But this year so much stuff has been discovered and opened!

From cafes to hiking trials, Ottawa is full of new discoveries at the moment. If you're totally bored of going to Sweet Jesus and walking to Parliament, this list of new gems is sure to help you plan a different day out!

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In a city with countless Insta-celebrities and social media influencers, cute coffee shops and aesthetic restaurants get hyped up and often become over-packed, over-Instagrammed, and overrated. I mean, how many times have you seen Mister's Charcoal Coconut Ash ice cream on your IG feed already?

What about the underdogs? There are so many great places that have loyal customers but don't often get blown up on social media. Let me first apologize to all those whose best-kept secrets I just exposed, but people need to know!

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