Best Things To Do in Bridgetown, Barbados

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Barbados has a lot to do that suits just about anyone's speed—from dinner shows to submarine tours.

  • Sunbury Great House: This historic plantation house tour takes its visitors back 300 years, with guided tours of every room open for viewing. They also have dining options, which can be enjoyed at the plantation's 200 year old dining table, or outside in the courtyard.
  • Atlantis Submarine Tours: Atlantis Submarine Tours is safe for the environment and family-friendly. The submarine is real, the tour is virtual, and the treatment of guests is outstanding in service. For VIP guests (tours of 2 to 8), champagne and a full bar is available.

Other major attractions include:

  • The Harbour Lights Beach Extravaganza Dinner Show
  • Cool Runnings Catamaran Sailing Cruises
  • Jammin' Catamaran Cruises
  • The Welchman Hall Gully
  • Harrison's Cave

Below we have a list of things to do in Bridgetown and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Bridgetown getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Bridgetown with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Bridgetown

Here is the list of things to do in Bridgetown and tourist attractions in city.

  1. George Washington House

    4.4 (620 Votes)
    George Washington House

    Historical Site, Heritage Building

    Named after the famous political personality who occupied this 18th century plantation house, the George Washington House was where a teenage George Washington and his younger brother were said to be treated for tuberculosis on the island. In fact, it’s believed that the treatment here is said to have stood him in such good stead thatduring his revolution, when other around him were bogge...Read more
  2. Kensington Oval

    Arena, Entertainment

    Cricket buffs, brace yourselves. One of the highly regarded cricket grounds, the Kensington Oval has seen many a milestones achieved and records broken. Locally known as the Mecca of cricket, Kensington Oval is nothing short of a temple of cricket. In its 120 years of history, this stadium has witnessed international legendary games including the world war finals. Catching a game here is certai...Read more
  3. Parliament Buildings

    Historical Site, Architecture , Heritage Building

    An architectural landmark of Barbados, the Parliament Buildings are two tall Victorian buildings with neo-Gothic styles. The seat of power of the island, the Parliament is in sessionon Tuesdays and if you’re lucky, you can see them live in session. Home to the third oldest Parliament of the British Commonwealth, each of the Parliament Buildings have their separate functionalities. Don&rsq...Read more
  4. Queen Park

    Art Gallery, Park

    Bridgetown’s only park, Queen’s Park is home to the baobab tree; there are only two of them on the entire island, one of which is within Queen’s Park. The premises of Queen’s Park has a lot more to see than just the park. The Queen Park House was home to the British commander who led the troops to the West Indies.The House has now been converted into a theatre and an exh...Read more
  5. St. Michael's Cathedral

    4.1 (621 Votes)
    St. Michael's Cathedral

    Church, Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    The original St. Michael’s Cathedral was designed to accommodate some 3000 worshippers; unfortunately, a massive hurricane took it down and a much smaller St. Michael’s that is known to us today. The first president of the United States is said to have attended mass here. Check out the pulpit and choir stalls of the church, all carved from the famous mahogany of Barbados.
  6. National Heroes Square

    Walking Area, Statue, Square, Architecture

    Reminiscent of the Trafalgar Square in London, the National Heroes Square was in fact formerly known as Trafalgar Square. A statue of Lord Nelson was erected (way before the statue in London was) in 1805 to commemorate his visit to Bridgetown; the National Heroes Square is built around this same statue. A stone’s throw away from the Parliament Buildings, the National Heroes Square marks t...Read more
  7. Nidhe Israel Synagogue

    4.4 (299 Votes)
    Nidhe Israel Synagogue

    Art And Culture, Religious Site, Architecture , Synagogue

    Many wouldn’t know this, but the oldest synagogue of the Western Hemisphere can be found in Barbados. Built by the Jewish community who arrived on the island in the 1620s and introduced sugarcane to the land, the Nidhe Israel Synagogue is the only synagogue of Barbados. The edifice, made from cut coral blocks, appear to shine in the sun. The main house of worship had undergone a lot of re...Read more
  8. Harrison's Cave


    Harrison's is an impressive and interesting cave in Bridgetown, Barbados with fascinating stalagmite and stalactite interiors. It has streams, deep pools of crystal clear water and towering columns. You would be amazed to watch the white flow stones and speleothems that highlight the cave. If you choose a cave tour you can learn about how the stalagmites and stalactites form, what flowstone is,...Read more
  9. St Nicholas Abbey

    4.6 (213 Votes)
    St Nicholas Abbey


    St. Nicholas Abbey, one of the only three genuine Jacobean mansions with beautiful plantations in the Western Hemisphere was purchased in 2006 with the objective of preserving the architectural heritage of Barbados. The building depicts an extensive insight of the craftsmanship, trade and culture in early times. In the house you will see priceless antiques and artifacts that are over 300 years ...Read more
  10. Mount Gay Visitor Centre
    Unveil the story behind the finest spirit and the most consistent producer of the city by paying visit to the Mount Gay Rum Visitors Centre in Bridgetown, Barbados. In the center, visitors get an insight of the distillation, ageing and blending techniques that have undergone a lot for change over 3 centuries. It also screens a movie that narrates the colorful history of Barbados rum and gives y...Read more
  11. Carlisle Bay

    4.6 (173 Votes)
    Carlisle Bay

    Beach, Nature, Unesco Site

    Named after the Earl of Carlisle, James Hay, who was recognized as the Lord Proprietor of Barbados back in 1600 s, the Carlisle bay lies in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage. The crescent shaped bay is a natural harbor on the west coast in Barbados rich with marine life. Carlisle bay is home to a marine park that features ideal spots for scuba diving and snorkeling. The tranquilizing water...Read more
  12. Bottom Bay

    4.7 (141 Votes)
    Bottom Bay

    Beach, Water Sport, Scuba, Snorkeling

    Concealed by the crane beach and Sam Lord’s castle, Bottom Bay is a piece of elegance partially enclosed by high coral cliffs, surrounded by tall palm trees offing magnificent views of the south shore. The beach with its warm soothing water kissing the shore through gentle waves is pure temptation for scuba divers and snorkelers. But beware; these gentle looking waves carry a strong curre...Read more
  13. Miami Beach,barbados

    4.7 (142 Votes)
    Miami Beach,barbados

    Beach, Walking Area

    Miami Beach is a clean beach with crystal clear water ideal for surfing. The beach is blessed with a lagoon area that features a natural pool perfect to take a dip in. There are quite a few restaurants and bars at the beach too. If you’re looking for a great picnic spot or perfect water for surfing or a good place to entertain your kids, plan a day out at the Enterprise Beach in Bridgetown.
  14. Barbados Museum & Historical Society

    Library, Museum

    The museum showcases interesting and impressive exhibits depicting the history and heritage of Barbados. In an airplane at the museum they screen a short film as well. The museum houses an array of historic bits and pieces including a display about native bird species, display that describes the coral structure of Barbados, fascinating kids gallery, furnishings of an old plantation house, Artif...Read more
  15. Garrison Savannah - Barbados Turf Club

    Race Track

    The garrison Savannah is one of the oldest horse racing tracks located in the city of Bridgetown, Barbados. You need not be a racing connoisseur analyzing which horse to bet on to visit the Garrison Savannah; all you need is to look forward to an entertaining day with a horse racing experience and local food in a brilliant atmosphere.