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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 eat
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“Sundays Spring - Fall. Fantastic variety of treasures at all price points.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Place to shop
  • 8 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
  • 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!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Philip Johnson's most famous, and most photographed building in the world. Sign up for the tour. A must see iconic mid-century modern house”
  • 11 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
Park
“great place to hike among trees and the river. old tunnels. views for those who go high.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Pub
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“This a beautifully outfitted English style pub and within a 10 minute walk so you can have several beverages without worry! Good food and lovely patio next to the stream.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Zoo
“An easy and fun trip to do! Don't miss a ride on the carousel, it's one of only a few in the state.”
  • 6 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!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Concert Hall
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“Comcast is show at the Capitol Theatre live. Come down early have dinner Patrick Show.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Non-Profit
“Spectacular nature preserve. Free. Amazing architecture, serenity, and stunning. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Most New Yorkers overlook Connecticut’s only contemporary art museum, but it’s an easy and worthwhile day trip. The building, a former barn, was renovated into a contemporary museum that’s painted white with wood accents. It has two floors of gallery space dedicated to boundary-pushing exhibitions, and it overlooks a two-acre sculpture garden. The Aldrich is worth repeat visits. Because they are a non-collecting institution, their program is always changing. Some recent hits have been Virginia Overton, Steve diBenedetto, and Nancy Shaver.”
  • 6 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
Shopping Centre
  • 4 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
Pub
“This a beautifully outfitted English style pub and within a 10 minute walk so you can have several beverages without worry! Good food and lovely patio next to the stream.”
  • 22 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
American Restaurant
“Jean-Georges in the country. Fine dining and great for drinks and/or appetizers at the bar (two bars - upstairs and downstairs). Valet parking. Gorgeous setting and lively crowd on the weekends. ”
  • 17 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
Bar
“quick drive into town - excellent pub grub, very cozy atmosphere, child/family friendly and helpful staff, good beer selection. ”
  • 16 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

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