Stamford, situated 40 minutes outside Manhattan, is home to some major corporations and a bustling young social scene, is also packed with waterfront views, fine dining experiences, wooded hikes, and nature preserves.
The Stamford Transportation Center serves Metro-North, Shoreline East, and Amtrak trains. Guests have access to the intercity bus station. Local bus routes make frequent stops, typically every 2 to 3 blocks, linking neighborhoods with urban centers and providing connections within and between communities.
Stamford is a bustling city of just over 120,000 and a hub for social adults. With that comes a variety of nightlife, dining, and entertainment options. Metro-North Railroad brings workers in and out of the city, and Bedford Street spills over with lively dinner and bar hoppers on any given weekend night. Over 16 percent of the city's residents are between the ages of 20 and 29, and more young people continue to flock to the town as it grows and expands. It's a city that likes to be many different things and shows the other aspects of its identity through its various neighborhoods.
DiningThe city offers a variety of eateries ranging from Italian pizzerias to upscale steakhouses.
Most restaurants are in the bustling downtown area, making it an excellent choice to stay if you want to explore the food scene.
Café Silvium371 Shippan Avenue, Stamford CT 06902
Barcelona Wine Bar222 Summer Street, Stamford, CT 06901
Prime Seafood78 Southfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902
Layla’s Falafel926 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT 06905
ShoppingFor all shopping lovers, Southern Connecticut is an exciting place to be when it comes to unique finds and luxury items. From the charming New England downtowns of Westport, Darien, and Greenwich to the major shopping areas of SoNo—there is something for everyone.
The SoNo Collection100 N Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854
The ArtsWhether you’re a history buff, art enthusiast, or culture lover, there is always something for you in Stamford.
The Norwalk Art Space455 West Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850
RecreationThe Stamford area offers a wide variety of green spaces including Mill Rover Park, Kosciuszko Park, and Cumming Park, and easy access to one of the most picturesque coastlines on the East Coast.
Stamford Museum & Nature Center39 Scotfieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903
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