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Things to do in Fairfield County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Aquarium
“Focusing on Long Island sound, our local aquarium features 34 exhibits with 259 species. The jellyfish exhibit is a favorite and is fun to take picture in front of. The aquarium also features CT's largest IMAX theatre with a good variety of fun, colorful, educational movies.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Place to eat
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“A huge flea market held every Sunday. It requires traffic control....There are a hundred plus vendors on the best days plus food. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Place to shop
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“Silver Sands State Park is a beautiful half a mile sandy beach with a three quarter mile wooden boardwalk that winds through a nature reserve. great for bird watchers and beach bums!. Scenic views of the Long Island Sound and Charles Island. Entrance is free to visitors with plenty of parking. Be sure to visit Leo at the Greek Spot nearby for some great food!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Love coming here to walk or relax. Dogs allowed Oct-March. After that no dogs and you need a permit. Amazing playground for kids!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The 853,000- square-foot mall is the eighth largest in Connecticut, with space for about 130 stores and restaurants.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“The largest park in Westchester County with over 4,000 acres of scenic hiking trails. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A famous structure built by American architect Philip Cortelyou Johnson now owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. A short 25 minute drive with tours via reservation. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Jean Georges brings his unique blend of locally sourced farm-to-table cuisine to the Hudson Valley.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Park
“great place to hike among trees and the river. old tunnels. views for those who go high.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
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“not sure if George Washington ate there, but it's named after him (also in Washington Depot). good comfort food in a super-cozy atmosphere (tip: eat in the fireplace room)”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner meals as well as fresh baked goods just over the border in Sherman, CT.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“Owned by Darryl Hall of Hall & Oats, this club offers live music nightly from local and national artists. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Non-Profit
“Spectacular nature preserve. Free. Amazing architecture, serenity, and stunning. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Opens till 2am! Tapas & paella, plus a large Spanish wine list, served in a bustling, urbane space with a patio. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pub
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“The White Horse is a must-see if you’re visiting the area. It is an historic tavern loaded with history. They have amazing food to boot, and an even better ambiance and vibe. A definite must-see!”
  • 23 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Jean Georges brings his unique blend of locally sourced farm-to-table cuisine to the Hudson Valley.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
“not sure if George Washington ate there, but it's named after him (also in Washington Depot). good comfort food in a super-cozy atmosphere (tip: eat in the fireplace room)”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bakery
“Delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner meals as well as fresh baked goods just over the border in Sherman, CT.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“Owned by Darryl Hall of Hall & Oats, this club offers live music nightly from local and national artists. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“Opens till 2am! Tapas & paella, plus a large Spanish wine list, served in a bustling, urbane space with a patio. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pub
“The White Horse is a must-see if you’re visiting the area. It is an historic tavern loaded with history. They have amazing food to boot, and an even better ambiance and vibe. A definite must-see!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Stonebridge is a go to place for not just the food but they open the patio in the summertime and night time turns into party time with local musicians and singers performing under the stars. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazingly cozy farmhouse atmosphere. A seafood restaurant but lots of other choices too. Good bar scene and oysters. ”
  • 14 locals recommend

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