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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.
This Hyatt Regency hotel, located on the Stamford/Greenwich border, is minutes from both the heart of downtown Stamford and shopping on Greenwich Avenue. New York City is 31 miles from this hotel.
Just off Interstate 95, Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is a 5-minute drive from downtown Stamford. The waterfront Kosciuszko Park is a 6-minute drive. It’s a 3-minute free shuttle ride to the train station, and from there it's 50 minutes to New York Grand Central Station.
Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of First Presbyterian Church, Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, and Stamford Public Library - Ferguson Library. Stamford Center for the Arts and E. Gaynor Brennan Golf Course are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Situated in the business district, 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 Arts. Stamford Public Library - Ferguson Library and Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in the heart of Norwalk, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Norwalk City Hall, Lockwood-Mathews Mansion, and Stepping Stones Museum for Children. Norwalk Maritime Aquarium and Maritime IMAX are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in the heart of Stamford, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of Black World War II History, Stamford Center for the Arts, and Stamford Public Library - Ferguson Library. Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery and Stamford Town Center are also within 15 minutes.
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chelsea Piers and Cove Island Park. Stamford Town Center and Stamford Public Library - Ferguson Library are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in the heart of Stamford, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Stamford Town Center and Stamford Public Library - Ferguson Library. Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery and Stamford Center for the Arts are also within 15 minutes.