StamfordUnited States of America

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Visit Stamford

This coastal community on the Connecticut shoreline offers plenty of ways to enjoy and interact with the parks, forests and beaches that make up its surrounds.

With parks, forests and more than 14 miles (22 kilometers) of coastline, the small seaside community of Stamford relishes living life outdoors. You’ll also find numerous attractions for those who want to stay indoors, including cinemas, cafés and an arts center.

Go on a river cruise of the Long Island Sound, charter a boat from the harbor, and splash in the surf at Cove Island Park’s sandy beaches. You can also walk, ride and skate the park’s trails and take a tram ride through the grounds.

Go to the SoundWaters Center, a non-profit environmental education organization located in the park. Book a two-hour ecological trip across the sound aboard their 80-foot (23-meter) three-masted Schooner. Hoist the sails, test the water quality and learn more about the marine life beneath the waves. For details visit SoundWaters’ official website.

Connect with nature at the Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens. The 91-acre (37-hectare) preserve encompasses more than 2,000 varieties of trees, forest trails, themed gardens and a herbarium. Keep an eye out for some of the native wildlife as you wander along the boardwalk through the red maple swamp. See snapping turtles, raccoons, wood frogs, barred owls and woodpeckers.

Walk some of the 80 acres (32 hectares) of nature trails and visit a working farm at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. Enjoy a picnic by the lake and see the natural history and art exhibits inside the Bendel Mansion Museum. The estate was once the property of the late New York designer and department store owner Henri Willis Bendel. Get a close-up view of the moon and planets from the observatory and watch a stellar presentation at the planetarium.

Go to the downtown area and catch a play, musical or comedy show at the Stamford Center for the Arts. Check out some contemporary art at Franklin Street Works, a two-story art space and café.

Stamford is located 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of New York City. Catch a train or drive from the city. Get around by bus or rent a car to get out of town and enjoy the natural surrounds.

Where to stay in Stamford

Glasshouse by Phillip Johnson, we went there in November and we were able to see it when the Sun is setting. Stunning!!

North Stamford

While visiting North Stamford, you might make a stop by sights like Stamford Museum and Nature Center and Bartlett Arboretum.

North Stamford

Top Hotels in Stamford

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Regency Greenwich
Hyatt Regency Greenwich
4 out of 5
1800 E Putnam Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT
¥11,054
per night
Feb 7 - Feb 8

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of E. Gaynor Brennan Golf Course, Museum of Black World War II History, and Stamford Center for the ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,804 reviews)

"The atrium was beautiful as well as the outside. The rooms clean but old. Very large hotel."…"

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Hyatt Regency Greenwich
DoubleTree by Hilton Norwalk
DoubleTree by Hilton Norwalk
3.5 out of 5
789 Connecticut Ave, Norwalk, CT
¥9,737
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of SoNo Switch Tower Museum, Historic South Norwalk, and Stepping Stones Museum for Children. Norwalk ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,426 reviews)

"A/C unit was VERY loud. At low and high setting. Everything else was great."…"

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Norwalk
Amsterdam Hotel
Amsterdam Hotel
2 out of 5
19 Clarks Hill Ave, Stamford, CT
¥8,409
per night
Feb 7 - Feb 8

Located in Downtown, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Stamford Town Center and Chelsea Piers. Stamford Public Library - Ferguson Library and Fernando Luis ...

3.7/5Good! (1,050 reviews)

"Closetpot center. Quiet heater. Decrepit windows."…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2020

Amsterdam Hotel

Popular things to do in Stamford

Norwalk Maritime Aquarium
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Norwalk Maritime Aquarium

4.5/5(27 reviews)

Take the family to visit the sea life at Norwalk Maritime Aquarium during your trip to Norwalk. While you're here, you can savor the lively bars.

The Glass House
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The Glass House

4.5/5(7 reviews)

You can spend an afternoon exploring the galleries in The Glass House during your trip to New Canaan. Check out the lively bars or top-notch restaurants in this family-friendly area.

Greenwich Avenue
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Greenwich Avenue

4.5/5(9 reviews)

During your visit to Greenwich, you can browse for the perfect souvenirs at Greenwich Avenue. Stroll along this romantic area's waterfront, or simply enjoy its restaurants.

Top activities in Stamford

Zombie Scavengers Game - Stamford, CT
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Zombie Scavengers Game - Stamford, CT

¥275

Itinerary Recommended starting location to start Zombie Scavengers. This is where you will begin your hunt to survive the zombie apocalypse. (Please start outside) Stop At: • Stamford academy, 130 Atlantic St, Stamford, CT 06901, USA

Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Stamford, CT
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Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Stamford, CT

¥1,094

Itinerary During Operation City Quest, participants will solve riddles in order to find items throughout the city and complete challenges. For each correct task completed, the players will get points for their team.

New York Botanical Garden Tickets
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New York Botanical Garden Tickets

¥2,534

Stroll to the Haupt Conservatory, a wrought iron-framed, crystal palace-style greenhouse from the 1890s filled with tropical palms and heat-loving succulents. Before the arrival of European settlers in the 17th century, all of New York was covered by dense forest.

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