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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.
Food
“At the Walnut Tree Hill Farm you will be able to cut your own Christmas Tree for the month before Christmas. At this farm is also a Winery, open year around on weekends. In the summer you can enjoy your wine and some refreshments while listening to live music on Sunday afternoons.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Lodging
“Wonderful place! From their website: HEALING, HIKING & HAPPINESS Sticks and Stones Farm is a 60-acre family managed natural space. Known by its landmark Stone Barn and homegrown cabins, the farm opens its doors to the Newtown community, Fairfield County, Brooklynites and beyond. We have beautiful hiking trails open to the public from May 1st to October 31st. We ask that all visitors sign our liability form at the Stone Barn and leave a donation for trail maintenance. All dogs must remain on a leash. We pride ourselves on being a unique and grassroots farm available to anyone interested in enriching their minds, bodies, and spirit. We choose love.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Not fancy on decor, but delicious, Kolam always serves fresh and tasty Indian food with many vegetarian selections too.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“A cute place for a quick bite, coffee, tea or a treat, the Last Drop is just what a real coffee shop should be: cozy, comfortable, friendly and affordable good food to go along with what's in your mug. Try their gourmet omelettes for b'fast or lunch or their paninis and generous salads with fresh ingredients. Yum!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A popular, locally owned place for breakfast & lunch on Rt 25, Kings has become a destination for many because of their creative menu, generous portions and quirky home-town feeling. While it's not fancy inside, be prepared to wait for a table if you go on the weekends, because the food is hearty and delicious. They also make their own jams & breads. Yum.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“If you need groceries and your headed toward the Merritt Parkway or Interstate 95...this will be convenient.”
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
“This is where Tim eats every night when Annie is away! And it's just down the hill.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Coffee Shop
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“A classic solution to the boost you need. Nice to have brands we all know alongside a lot of independent businesses.”
  • 1 local recommends
Department Store
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  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent Italian. Pretty decor, elegant and fun. Gourmet salads to pasta to steak, with a fun bar menu and cocktail list.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Playground
“This is a great place to bring the kids. Great playground. Summer pool. Trails. Soccer Fields. Lake with beach. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Food
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“Fresh, local and natural. Best meat, grass fed (perfect for grilling at the farm) and lots of other local produce as well as a wonderful deli...say Aloha to Steve from Annie”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“This is a nice walk to Wolfe Park Lake. Park on Cutlers Farm Road and take hiking trail to the lake. Walk around the Lake...and then back to your car. It's about a 3 mile walk all the way.”
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
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  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Not fancy on decor, but delicious, Kolam always serves fresh and tasty Indian food with many vegetarian selections too.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“A cute place for a quick bite, coffee, tea or a treat, the Last Drop is just what a real coffee shop should be: cozy, comfortable, friendly and affordable good food to go along with what's in your mug. Try their gourmet omelettes for b'fast or lunch or their paninis and generous salads with fresh ingredients. Yum!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A popular, locally owned place for breakfast & lunch on Rt 25, Kings has become a destination for many because of their creative menu, generous portions and quirky home-town feeling. While it's not fancy inside, be prepared to wait for a table if you go on the weekends, because the food is hearty and delicious. They also make their own jams & breads. Yum.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“This is where Tim eats every night when Annie is away! And it's just down the hill.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent Italian. Pretty decor, elegant and fun. Gourmet salads to pasta to steak, with a fun bar menu and cocktail list.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Best place for breakfast BIG portions, inexpensive [all the contractors and farmers eat here], a very 1950's experience no tips needed. Saturday night is antique car night!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Lovely and simple bar and small restaurant with well-made burgers, clubs, salads and more. Drinks are well-crafted and all the staff is kind and ready to please. A great little date spot or meet up with an area friend for lunch.”
  • 1 local recommends

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