Students may sometimes come on weekend trips, but only third year students and above with guardian permission are allowed to visit.
Mainly, the students frequent the High Street in the village which contains the named specialty shops and pubs such as Zonko's Joke Shop and Honeydukes Sweet Shop. Otherwise, they wander on to observe the infamous Shrieking Shack.
Hogsmeade is a picturesque little village of thatched cottages and shops, with enchanted candles hanging in the trees during the holidays. It is also near the location of the train station used by the Hogwarts Express.