Stamford, CT

Travel Guide

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

Amsterdam Hotel
Amsterdam Hotel
2 out of 5
19 Clarks Hill Ave, Stamford, CT
The price is NT$2,356 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Downtown Stamford, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Stamford Town Center, Stamford Public Library - Ferguson Library, and Fernando Luis Alvarez ...
3.9/5Very Good! (918 reviews)
"Clean, well stocked from a linen perspective. Should have a better soap selection."

Reviewed on 2021/9/21

Amsterdam Hotel
The Stamford Hotel
The Stamford Hotel
3.5 out of 5
700 East Main Street, Stamford, CT
The price is NT$3,717 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Downtown Stamford, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Stamford Town Center, Stamford Public Library - Ferguson Library, and Fernando Luis Alvarez ...
4.1/5Very Good! (805 reviews)
"Having 24/7 front desk staff allowed me to check-in at 11pm. Parking, building, and staff combined made me feel very safe during my stay. Thank you :)"

Reviewed on 2021/9/20

The Stamford Hotel
Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center
Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center
3.5 out of 5
1 First Stamford Pl, Stamford, CT
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$4,221 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
Situated in Stamford, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of Black World War II History, Stamford Health, and Stamford Hospital - Bennett Medical Center. ...
3.5/5Good! (948 reviews)
"Great location and parking. A really good experience."

Reviewed on 2021/9/13

Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Stamford Suites
Stamford Suites
2.5 out of 5
720 Bedford St, Stamford, CT
The price is NT$3,281 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
Located in Downtown Stamford, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of First Presbyterian Church, Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, and Stamford Public Library ...
3.6/5Good! (460 reviews)
"Had 1 fly in my room when i check in but i saw the bedroom window open, i think housekeeper forget to close it. The room is big love the space and very clean. I really like the full kitchen feel like i live in apt not hotel."

Reviewed on 2021/8/18

Stamford Suites
Apartments at Greyrock
Apartments at Greyrock
3.5 out of 5
127 Greyrock Pl, Stamford, CT
Located in Downtown Stamford, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Stamford Town Center and Stamford Public Library - Ferguson Library. Fernando ...
Apartments at Greyrock
Guesthouse at Norwalk Inn
Guesthouse at Norwalk Inn
3.5 out of 5
93 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT
The price is NT$11,337 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in the heart of Norwalk, this historic aparthotel is 1.8 mi (3 km) from Norwalk Maritime Aquarium and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Historic South Norwalk. Westport ...
4.1/5Very Good! (26 reviews)
"Very clean and the one bedroom suite was very spacious."

Reviewed on 2021/2/14

Guesthouse at Norwalk Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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