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Stamford
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 £74 per night from 19 Mar to 20 Mar

Situated in Stamford, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Museum of Black World War II History, Stamford Town Center and Stamford Center for the Arts. Stamford ...

3.7/5Good! (966 reviews)

"I liked the room was clean, only thing that sucks that parking needs to be paid and it’s expensive"…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2021

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 £79 per night from 12 Mar to 13 Mar

Located in Downtown, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Stamford Town Center, Museum of Black World War II History, and Stamford Public Library - Ferguson ...

4.1/5Very Good! (973 reviews)

"The room was very clean and spacious. I loved the fact that the hotel is very modern and close to alot of restaurants and other attractions. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and the pool was beautiful!"…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2021

Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa
Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk
Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk
3.5 out of 5
353 Main Ave, Norwalk, CT
The price is £82 per night from 9 Mar to 10 Mar

Situated on the riverfront, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Caldor Shopping Center, Gateway Shopping Center and Silvermine Arts Center. Norwalk Hospital ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (981 reviews)

"The front desk staff is helpful and friendly. The facility is modern, chic and spotless."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2021

Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk
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 £84 per night from 19 Mar to 20 Mar

Located in Downtown, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of First Presbyterian Church, Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery and Stamford Public Library - Ferguson ...

3.6/5Good! (416 reviews)

"Nice Nd cooking .....too view shop Nd restaurant ..peace not crowd regular place.."…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2020

Stamford Suites
Guesthouse at Norwalk Inn
Guesthouse at Norwalk Inn
3.5 out of 5
93 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT
The price is £116 per night from 1 Apr to 2 Apr

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 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (25 reviews)

"Very clean and the one bedroom suite was very spacious."…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb 2021

Guesthouse at Norwalk Inn
Lux Downtown, Free Parking W/gym, Rooftop & Yoga
Lux Downtown, Free Parking W/gym, Rooftop & Yoga
Stamford, CT
The price is £378 per night from 9 Mar to 10 Mar

Located in Downtown, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Museum of Black World War II History and Stamford Center for the Arts. Stamford Public ...

Lux Downtown, Free Parking W/gym, Rooftop & Yoga
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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