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Stamford, CT
Travel Guide

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

Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa
Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
243 Tresser Blvd, Stamford, CT
The price is NT$3,246 per night from May 9 to May 9
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! (972 reviews)
"Nice clean hotel"

Reviewed on 2021/5/4

Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa
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$3,216 per night from May 21 to May 21
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! (946 reviews)
"Good"

Reviewed on 2021/5/4

Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center
Amsterdam Hotel
Amsterdam Hotel
2 out of 5
19 Clarks Hill Ave, Stamford, CT
The price is NT$2,097 per night from May 10 to May 10
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 ...
3.8/5Good! (973 reviews)
"Good value. Very nice staff and guests. I felt safe and comfortable. It was a little noisy near the highway but I slept fine."

Reviewed on 2021/5/2

Amsterdam Hotel
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Stamford Suites
Stamford Suites
2.5 out of 5
720 Bedford St, Stamford, CT
The price is NT$3,066 per night from May 14 to May 14
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! (421 reviews)
Suite
"Very nice suite! Only issue was the heat in the living room didn’t work. Didn’t realize it until everything was unpacked 😩. Just opened the oven and turned the bedroom heat on that pretty much warmed the entire 1 bedroom suite"

Reviewed on 2021/1/11

Stamford Suites
Guesthouse at Norwalk Inn
Guesthouse at Norwalk Inn
3.5 out of 5
93 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT
The price is NT$11,436 per night from May 8 to May 8
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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