Whether you’re looking for a culture-filled daytrip or a vacation on the shore, Stamford is a great place to visit.
Getting to Stamford is easy: By car, along Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway, by train, on the New Haven line and with an Amtrak station in the city, or by plane, with four major airports within an easy drive. You can easily stay in Stamford’s walkable downtown at the many big name or boutique hotels. You’ll be within walking distance of an endless variety of high-end restaurants, including many with great outdoor seating spaces. The Stamford Town Center mall offers convenient shopping at a mix of more than 130 retailers.

Culture abounds in Stamford with a variety of art galleries and theaters in the city. Broadway shows can be found at the Stamford Center for the Arts. At the Palace Theatre you can hear the Stamford Symphony Orchestra or the Connecticut Grand Opera play. Hit the Avon Theater, Stamford’s own art-house movie theater, to see an indie flick. Check out an exhibit at Franklin Street Works, a contemporary art gallery downtown. You’ll also enjoy the outdoor summer concert series in downtown.

You’ll also find plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors in Stamford. There’s 91 acres of beautiful botanical gardens at Bartlett Arboretum. The Stamford Museum and Nature Center provides a family-friendly place to discover nature, art and history. The city also has many parks with hiking and biking trails, including in Mianus River Park, Cove Island Park and the Mill River Park Collaborative. Two public golf courses, Sterling Farms and E. Gaynor Brennan Municipal Golf Course, provide the opportunity to hit the links.

Located along the coast of the Long Island Sound, there are many great ways to get out on the water in Stamford. Stamford’s West Beach and the beaches at Cove Island Park and Cummings Park are great spots to lay on the sand. At Cummings Park you can also stroll the boardwalk or fish off the pier. There are also many marinas along Stamford’s coast perfect for boating, kayaking and other water activities.

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