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Best things to do in Fairfield County

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Cinema
6 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
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
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.”
17 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“From October 1 to March 30, dogs are allowed off leash at most beaches in CT. ”
10 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“During skiing season they make artificial snow, so you could always enjoy skiing, even if there is no snow in your backyard.”
20 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“If you’re a fan of Manhattan’s ABC restaurants (who isn’t?), you’ll love chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s quaint Westchester spot, housed in a painstakingly restored 1833 building. The constantly changing menu is farm-to-table, and many ingredients are sourced from the Hudson Valley. Expect things like peekytoe crab crostini with garlic aioli and Neapolitan-style pizza topped with black truffle and fontina. ”
16 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Great natural foods market that also serves food and has prepared meals to go.”
10 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!”
10 locals recommend
Art Museum
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“Exibates change stop by there website to view current offering. Walking distance from space”
9 locals recommend
Museum
“Sweet and small but they have some amazing shows come through here. Check open hours as they vary by season.”
8 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“The tacos are flavorful and the best in town, and the drinks are terrific. It's a popular hot spot for dinner on the weekends, so arrive early to minimize the wait. They have a live DJ during dinner hours on the weekends guaranteed to make you move while you're eating, so avoid those times if you want a quieter atmosphere.”
2 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“This seasonal farm stand and dairy farm is THE place to get the best housemade ice cream in creative flavors! There is often a line here on the weekends, but you won't be disappointed by the fresh and innovative choices and the classic, quaint New England charm of the place.”
15 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“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.”
10 locals recommend
Beach
“Sherwood Island State Park is about 22.4 miles, a 30minute drive from Pleasant Valley Trails on the Long Island Sound in Westport. In addition to the salt water beaches there is a Nature Center, picnic areas, restrooms available.”
9 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Top-notch performers frequent this mid-sized theatre as well as film festivals and interesting lectures, etc.”
6 locals recommend