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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
“If you have any itch at all for an aquarium, this one is worth the charge. From big (sharks) to small (glowing jellyfish) to in-between (regular seal shows), the Maritime's got it all. Even better than the fish, though, is the old-school IMAX theater adjoined to it. You can see a 45-minute flick without entering the Aquarium. At thirty years old, and slated to be torn down soon, see the six-story screen while you can. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Place to shop
  • 8 locals recommend
Place to eat
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“Sundays Spring - Fall. Fantastic variety of treasures at all price points.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
  • 8 locals recommend
Route
“Greenwich Avenue has a large array of shops and can keep you shopping for a while...”
  • 9 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Ridgefield playhouse also has live music with well known performers from all over the world”
  • 6 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!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“Restaurant and music venue established and owned by Daryl Hall. Great food. Various music/shows on weekends and some weekdays. You can have dinner and a show or just go for dinner. Large bar area as well.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“With seasonal outdoor dining directly on the Post Road, Classic Italian movies and a 40 foot Carrera marble bar, MOLTO is the perfect place to enjoy innovative Italian cuisine, tapas and wine all in a fun and energetic atmosphere – all in downtown Fairfield.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Fantastic concerts and shows and lots of programs for music and theater lovers of all ages. Gorgeous grounds.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“great location downtown Milford on the river at the entrance to the harbor. Seafood and casual American food with a DJ Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Live music on Sundays”
  • 13 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“From October 1 to March 30, dogs are allowed off leash at most beaches in CT. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Art Museum
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“Exibates change stop by there website to view current offering. Walking distance from space”
  • 9 locals recommend
Nature
“During skiing season they make artificial snow, so you could always enjoy skiing, even if there is no snow in your backyard.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Park
“A beautiful natural area for hiking, trail running or just enjoying beautiful trees, flowers, stone walls and a river. Great for a picnic, too!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Beach
“Sherwood Island State Park has it all if you're looking for outdoor fun: the longest contiguous stretch of beachfront in Fairfield County, several miles of hiking trails, ball fields, grills and picnic tables and concession stands. The Sherwood Island Nature Center offers hands-on experiences with aquatic creatures and a calendar of daily activities. ”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Restaurant and music venue established and owned by Daryl Hall. Great food. Various music/shows on weekends and some weekdays. You can have dinner and a show or just go for dinner. Large bar area as well.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“With seasonal outdoor dining directly on the Post Road, Classic Italian movies and a 40 foot Carrera marble bar, MOLTO is the perfect place to enjoy innovative Italian cuisine, tapas and wine all in a fun and energetic atmosphere – all in downtown Fairfield.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“great location downtown Milford on the river at the entrance to the harbor. Seafood and casual American food with a DJ Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Live music on Sundays”
  • 13 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Jean-Georges in the country. Fine dining or great for having a drink and/or appetizers at the bar (two bars - upstairs and downstairs). Valet parking. Gorgeous setting and lively on the weekends. ”
  • 17 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
Restaurant
“Very hip and delicious taco restaurant in Westport. We love it, but it gets crowded!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“They have a great selection of wines and their tapas are exceptional! A bit expensive but it is worth every dollar.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazingly cozy farmhouse atmosphere. A seafood restaurant but lots of other choices too. Good bar scene and oysters. ”
  • 12 locals recommend

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