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, 06902
The price is NT$2,521 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this hotel in Stamford. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (961 reviews)
"It is conveniently located near major highways. It was nice."

Reviewed on 2022/5/15

Amsterdam Hotel
The Stamford Hotel
The Stamford Hotel
3.5 out of 5
700 East Main Street, Stamford, CT, 06901
The price is NT$3,545 per night from Jun 12 to Jun 13
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Stamford. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (960 reviews)
"TV reception was dodgy...kept losing signal....bathrooms a bit dated....minor things...overall very nice stay."

Reviewed on 2022/5/10

The Stamford Hotel
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Stamford / New York City
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Stamford / New York City
2.5 out of 5
135 Harvard Avenue, Stamford, CT, 06902
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$2,802 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 7
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Stamford. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
3.1/5 (981 reviews)
"Staff are wonderful comfortable beds too!"

Reviewed on 2022/5/14

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Stamford / New York City
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Stamford Suites
Stamford Suites
2.5 out of 5
720 Bedford St, Stamford, CT, 06901
The price is NT$4,787 per night from Jun 3 to Jun 4
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Stamford. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
3.5/5 Good! (528 reviews)
"This place was awesome great view!! Also the front desk girl was so helpful !! Will definitely stay again"

Reviewed on 2022/3/9

Stamford Suites
Apartments at Greyrock
Apartments at Greyrock
3.5 out of 5
127 Greyrock Pl, Stamford, CT, 06901
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Stamford. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and concierge services. Popular attractions Stamford Town Center and Stamford ...
Apartments at Greyrock
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