Places to Visit in Stamford CT

Places to Visit in Stamford CT
Attractions in Connecticut
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If you’re planning a day trip or a weekend getaway to the southwest of Connecticut and are wondering what places to visit in Stamford CT besides restaurants, shopping malls and bars, below you have a list of top attractions and things to see:

Cummings Park

If you’re looking for fun places to visit in Stamford CT with the family, Cummings Park is one of the top attractions in the city offering memorable views of the Long Island Sound.

You can enjoy lots of fun and recreational activities such as football and basketball. You can also enjoy walks along the boardwalk, fishing from the pier and swimming at the beach.

Cove Island Park

Cove Island Park (pictured) is located east, not far from Cummings Park, and also provides beautiful views of Long Island Sound. Cove Island Park is definitely one of the top places to visit with kids because of its sandy beaches, kid’s playgrounds and walking trails.

Besides these, Cove Island Park boasts a salt marsh, rocky and shallow mud flats which are great for bird watching, crabbing and angling. The park also boasts a beautiful art nature center and a wildlife sanctuary where you can observe birds.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center

The Stamford Museum and Nature Center is one the top family attractions in the city, and one of the best places to visit in Stamford CT for a fun day out with the family.

The museum/center is located outside of the downtown area near the North Stamford Reservoir, and boasts a working farm, lots of walking trails, and grassy areas where you can have a picnic.

The Stamford Observatory is also located at the center and offers cool astronomy programs such as star gazing on Friday nights.

At the museum, you can see interesting exhibits on display such as trains, bears and Native American artifacts like woven baskets and pottery items.

Bartlett Arboretum

The Bartlett Arboretum is located a short drive up the road from the Stamford Museum & Nature Center and it’s another cool place to visit in Stamford CT to spend a pleasant and fun day out marveling at beautiful garden flowers and exotic plants.

If you’re visiting Stamford CT during the leave color change, you’ll be able to enjoy a Fall Foliage guided tour through the Arboretum’s forest.

Antique Galleries

If you love seeing antiques, you’ll be glad to know that Stamford CT boasts a fair number of antique galleries, big and small. Some of these include:

- Hamptons Antique Galleries and Greenwich Living Antiques Center, located on Canal St.
- Antique & Artisan Center, located on Jefferson St.
- John Street Antique Center and Hidden Galleries Division, located on John St.

Both Greenwich Living Antiques Center and John Street Antique Center are two of the biggest antique galleries in Stamford CT which you can visit without appointment.

Veterans Park

Veterans Park is located opposite Stamford Town Center, and it’s a beautiful war memorial park that offers a pleasant getaway from the large city crowds. The park has playgrounds for kids, grassy areas for picnics and art works on public display.

Ukrainian Museum

The Ukrainian Museum is located on the campus of St Basils College, and it’s another interesting cultural attraction worth passing to learn about Ukrainian heritage in the states.

The museum boasts many lovely Ukrainian articrafts such as paintings, garments, sculptures, ceramics, rare books and beautiful embroideries on display.

Atlantic, Main and Bank Streets

If you’re a fan of walking tours, you’d want to add a walking tour of Atlantic St, Main St and Bank St
to your list of places to visit in Stamford CT.

Much of Downtown Stamford is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, though these three streets alone feature a large concentration of historic 19th-20th century buildings.

Shopping Malls

Stamford’s shopping malls are also popular places to visit when in town, especially to escape the winter and hot summer months.

There a two fairly big shopping centers in the heart of Stamford – Stamford Town Center and Landmark Square shopping center, though the largest mall in Stamford is the Ridgeway Plaza shopping center, which is just 10 minutes drive north of the downtown area.

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