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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.

Restaurant
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“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”
12 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Excellent brunch destination in nearby Pawling, this restaurant has a well-known bakery, fantastic pancakes and omelettes and other brunch delicacies. Gets crowded though, so be prepared to get there early if you don't want to wait for a table.”
18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very hip and delicious taco restaurant in Westport. We love it, but it gets crowded!”
9 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
Food
“This is a major brewery in Stratford only a few miles away. Music on most weekends. Many great beers and major production.”
9 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“It's an amusment park, what's not to like? Open in the summer, there's a tiki bar, a beach & later in the season there's an ice skating rink as well as a great boardwak to enjoy any time of the year.”
3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Reimagining itself in recent years, Westport Country Playhouse is rapidly emerging as a nationally recognized professional theater. Under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos and management direction of Michael Ross, the Playhouse creates five live theater experiences, produced at the highest level, from April through November. Its vital mix of works---dramatic, comedic, occasionally exploratory and unusual---expands the audience’s sense of what theater can be. The depth and scope of its productions display the foremost theatrical literature from the past---recent as well as distant---in addition to musicals and premieres of new play.”
8 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
Art Museum
“ Connecticut's cultural heritage is explored at this small American art & history museum with a cafe. The museum's displays include the history, industries and culture of Waterbury and the Central Naugatuck Valley area, and art, including works about the state's history, people and scenery, and works of artists from Connecticut.”
9 locals recommend
Beach
“Another popular beach in town. Concessions and restrooms available in season. ”
5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Delicious food in a magical setting -- people travel from all over the tri-state area to eat this fantastic farm to table cuisine.”
10 locals recommend
Park
“Huntington State Park is a public recreation area covering 1,017 acres in the towns of Redding, with hiking, pond fishing, horseback riding.”
10 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Top-notch performers frequent this mid-sized theatre as well as film festivals and interesting lectures, etc.”
6 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“Just at the end of the road where the Housatonic river flows into the Long Island sound. This is a migratory pattern for many interesting birds. Also a beautiful spot to catch the sunset from the tower.”
4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Amazing and creative seafood-based restaurant, welcomes dogs at outdoor tables (good weather only)”
9 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“An alternate to the CT Post Mall that's right off the parkway. Some different stores & brands. ”
3 locals recommend