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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

Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center
Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center
3.5 out of 5
1 First Stamford Pl, Stamford, CT
The price is NT$3,470 per night from Jul 9 to Jul 9
Situated in Stamford, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of Black World War II History, Stamford Town Center, and Stamford Center for the Arts. Stamford ...
3.6/5Good! (947 reviews)
"Decent property. Thought it was a little much to charge for parking. Check in was very busy. We arrived at 11pm and there where about 15 people waiting to check in. Large event center. Staff was very nice"

Reviewed on 2021/6/16

Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center
Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa
Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
243 Tresser Blvd, Stamford, CT
The price is NT$3,708 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Located in Downtown Stamford, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Stamford Town Center, Museum of Black World War II History, and Stamford Public Library ...
4.1/5Very Good! (974 reviews)
"The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The room was clean , great area to stay."

Reviewed on 2021/6/15

Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa
Hyatt Regency Greenwich
Hyatt Regency Greenwich
4 out of 5
1800 E Putnam Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT
The price is NT$4,673 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 1
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 ...
4.1/5Very Good! (977 reviews)
"The garden atrium inside the building makes the lobby feel peaceful. It's nice to be near greenery and plants especially in the hectic pace of travel. The front desk team was incredibly kind and I would stay here again."

Reviewed on 2021/6/16

Hyatt Regency Greenwich
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Stamford Suites
Stamford Suites
2.5 out of 5
720 Bedford St, Stamford, CT
The price is NT$3,267 per night from Jul 2 to Jul 2
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! (427 reviews)
"I requested the same room as i visited last time. The room is big and very clean no complaints!"

Reviewed on 2021/6/4

Stamford Suites
Guesthouse at Norwalk Inn
Guesthouse at Norwalk Inn
3.5 out of 5
93 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT
The price is NT$11,310 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
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
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
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