Best things to do in Fairfield County

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Locals’ favorite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

1. The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
10 North Water Street
33local recommendations
Eva
Eva says “great exhibits, pet a sting ray and touch tank experience. seal show and shark tank lecture with di...” ·
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2. Ferris Acres Creamery
144 Sugar Street
16local recommendations
Gloria
Gloria says “This seasonal farm stand and dairy farm is THE place to get the best housemade ice cream in creative...” ·
3. Silver Sands State Park
1 Silver Sands Parkway
18local recommendations
Steve
Steve says “If you love the out doors you'll love Silver Sands. You can walk the reef out to Charles Island duri...” ·
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4. Elephant's Trunk Flea Market
490 Danbury Road
29local recommendations
Gloria
Gloria says “Calling all Treasure Hunters, Antique Collectors, Foodies, Up-cyclers and Deal Seekers of all kinds!...” ·
5. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
6 Reservation Rd
13local recommendations
Abbott & Christina
Abbott & Christina says “This 4,300 acre park is open for hiking, camping, horseback riding (you'll have to bring your own). ...” ·
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6. Fairway Market
699 Canal Street
14local recommendations
Gloria
Gloria says “It is a high end grocery store. You may find better deals at Grade A but most of the items that Fai...” ·
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7. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
149 Girdle Ridge Road
15local recommendations
Heather
Heather says “This Venue attracts world famous musical talent. Only 50 Minutes from New York City, This beautiful ...” ·
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8. The Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges
258 Westchester Avenue
18local recommendations
Heather
Heather says “Jean-Georges has created the most beautiful restaurant of all his iconic dining delights in a renova...” ·
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9. The Glass House
199 Elm St
16local recommendations
Justin
Justin says “The Glass House, built between 1949 and 1995 by architect Philip Johnson, is a National Trust Histor...” ·
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10. The Capitol Theatre
149 Westchester Avenue
17local recommendations
Steven & Ann
Steven & Ann says “The Capitol Theatre is a historic theatre located in Port Chester, NY. It was designed by noted thea...” ·
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11. G.W. Tavern
20 Bee Brook Road
15local recommendations
Gloria
Gloria says “If you're looking for historic country charm in a classic New England setting and casual fine dining...” ·
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12. Grace Farms
365 Lukes Wood Rd
13local recommendations
Rob
Rob says “For design with a dose of springtime sun, head to Grace Farms — a New Canaan community center with 8...” ·
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13. bartaco Port Chester
1 Willett Avenue
12local recommendations
Scott
Scott says “Best casual restaurant / bar within a reasonable driving distance to our house. We moved from Califo...” ·
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14. Two Roads Brewing Company
1700 Stratford Avenue
10local recommendations
Esterina & Daren
Esterina & Daren says “This place has been growing in leaps and bounds. Now we are starting to see their beer in more and m...” ·
15. Quassy Amusement & Waterpark
2132 Middlebury Road
12local recommendations
Heather
Heather says “This is a hike from our property, but if you have kids and you want to go to an amusement park, this...” ·
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16. The White Horse
258 New Milford Turnpike
20local recommendations
Pamela
Pamela says “Fabulous, interesting menu and great value. Consistently voted the best pub/restaurant in CT. The ba...” ·
17. Steep Rock Preserve
2 Tunnel Rd
13local recommendations
Gloria
Gloria says “Steep Rock is worth the 30 minute drive for those who want to hike or mountain bike in a glacial riv...” ·
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18. Stonebridge Restaurant
50 Daniel Street
9local recommendations
Karen
Karen says “Just a great local restaurant and bar with entertainment. Local owners are great supporters of Milf...” ·
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19. Mattatuck Museum
144 West Main Street
11local recommendations
Arri
Arri says “What was once a dusty relic of the past has become a reflection of the best that New York and other ...” ·
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20. Bistro Basque
13 West River Street
11local recommendations
Adam
Adam says “amazing tapa's style food. the owner (david) is from the basque region in spain and is very accomoda...” ·
21. Huntington State Park
10local recommendations
Jamie And Rose
Jamie And Rose says “Just across the street, literally! 1000 + acres of wooded hiking and bike trails. Bridle paths, smal...” ·
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22. Meli-Melo Creperie
362 Greenwich Avenue
11local recommendations
Robert
Robert says “Great crepes, freshly made juices, and low prices. it's open at 7am for breakfast. I suggest leavi...” ·
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23. Bethel Cinema
269 Greenwood Avenue
12local recommendations
Lila
Lila says “I prefer the smaller more intimate cinema's and like the Bantam Cinema this is another favorite. The...” ·
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24. Thunder Ridge Ski Area
137 Birch Hill Road
22local recommendations
Rachael
Rachael says “Family Ski slope in the rolling hills of Patterson, New York! With 22 trails, 3 chairlifts and 4 m...” ·
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25. New Morning Market
129 Main St N
11local recommendations
Pamela
Pamela says “An absolutely wonderful natural market and health food store. They carry everything from soup to nut...” ·
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26. Hidden Valley Eatery
88 Bee Brook Road
10local recommendations
Megan Jo
Megan Jo says “A breakfast and lunch spot, we also have a fresh juice bar, smoothies, coffee, fresh baked goods and...” ·
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27. Barcelona Wine Bar Stamford
222 Summer Street
15local recommendations
Gloria
Gloria says “They have a great selection of wines and their tapas are exceptional! A bit expensive but it is wort...” ·
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28. American Pie Company
29 Connecticut 37
15local recommendations
Gloria
Gloria says “A casual, charming, family-friendly bakery & cafe that serves hearty breakfasts & lunch, plus terrif...” ·
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29. Prospector Theater
25 Prospect Street
8local recommendations
Eva
Eva says “Along with traditional seating they have bean bag and recliner chairs upfront on the floor. beautifu...” ·