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Things to do in Danbury

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.
Place to shop
  • 8 locals recommend
Cinema
  • 6 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“If you haven't been, it's regarded as 'the Disneyland of Grocery Stores'. Fabulous baked goods, seafood, and prepared food section, especially their Portuguese Rolls, Bagels (usually piping hot) house made potato chips and fried chicken.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“If you're going to go a mall, it's a nice mall. LL Bean, Whole Foods, and other standard mall selections”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Italian eatery featuring produce from its own organic farm & local purveyors, served in rustic digs. The second floor is a casual restaurant. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Tarrywile is a great park. Make sure you do the long uphill hike at least once so that you can see the Hearthstone mansion. Although the first set of trails within the park are often very busy, there are plenty of trails to the south that are empty. Get out and explore this beautiful park!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“This is really cool for young and old alike. It's a tiny gem of a museum that's at the old railway station. Local volunteers have been working on it for years and it has some charming exhibits. Plus the train yard is FULL OF OLD TRAINS that you can climb on and explore! And it's only 30 minutes away. Go have some fun! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is a fun, cozy, casual place in downtown Bethel where you'll find live music every night, a delicious creative menu (not your average bar food), and an outdoor patio in the nice weather. Monday nights is open mic, with no cover charge and an array of talents local musicians. On other nights you'll find Folk, Jazz, Acoustic, and sometimes R&B or Rock. Check out their calendar and menu online. www.notekitchen.com”
  • 4 locals recommend
Farm
“A small, family style farm producing fresh vegetables, fruit, meat and a variety of goodies. Run by people who obviously love what they do. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Bear Mountain is a great place to hike, especially with dogs. While leash laws are in effect there are many untethered dogs in the park. You can also hike right down to the Lake Candlewood Shore and take a dip!”
  • 5 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend
Warehouse Store
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Food
“Compact, enduring ice cream parlor selling gourmet handmade ice cream in daily rotating flavors.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great Pizza. Recommend the Special (has everything on it). It's not on the menu so you'll have to ask for it.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Shopping Centre
“If you're going to go a mall, it's a nice mall. LL Bean, Whole Foods, and other standard mall selections”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Italian eatery featuring produce from its own organic farm & local purveyors, served in rustic digs. The second floor is a casual restaurant. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a fun, cozy, casual place in downtown Bethel where you'll find live music every night, a delicious creative menu (not your average bar food), and an outdoor patio in the nice weather. Monday nights is open mic, with no cover charge and an array of talents local musicians. On other nights you'll find Folk, Jazz, Acoustic, and sometimes R&B or Rock. Check out their calendar and menu online. www.notekitchen.com”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
  • 3 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Pizza. Recommend the Special (has everything on it). It's not on the menu so you'll have to ask for it.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Landmark joint with curb service & a '50s vibe serving steakburgers, fries & housemade root beer. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

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