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Things to do in New Canaan

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.
Historic Site
“A famous structure built by American architect Philip Cortelyou Johnson now owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. A short 25 minute drive with tours via reservation. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Non-Profit
“Spectacular nature preserve. Free. Amazing architecture, serenity, and stunning. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Museum
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“The Stamford Museum & Nature Center, located in Stamford, Connecticut, is an art, history, nature, and agricultural sciences museum. The property covers 118 acres beginning about half a mile north of the Merritt Parkway. It was originally a private estate.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Event Space
“Great dog / family friendly walking trail. Live concerts in the summer season. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Excellent restaurant and super fun Thursday night live music scene with top talent at 9pm. People come from miles around for the Thursday night music party. Sometimes there is dancing.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Nature lovers can appreciate the 850 specimen trees and plants from around the world.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“a New Canaan original seemingly since the beginning of time-- best grocery store around! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“Spectacular food- organic, mostly locally grown, triple-filtered reverse-osmosis drinking water, vibrant , social atmosphere!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Best brunch in town! Get there early to get a seat. Now also serving delicious dinner, farm-to-table. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tons of wine ON TAP! great place to hang out with some friends and eat some of the most delicious bar bites on the east coast.”
  • 1 local recommends
Art Gallery
“Free art gallery to explore, in pretty Silvermine neighborhood. Also, the market across the street has great sandwiches and coffee.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“amazing Mexican restaurant by evening, but by night, the locals' bar of choice. The margaritas are famous, though, not cheap ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Very busy breakfast hangout for locals. Run by the owner of Scott's Corner Market. Good people, all local.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“Old standby with homemade pizzas and great Italian food. No delivery, but good thin-crusted pizza, worth picking up. A bit pricey.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Excellent restaurant and super fun Thursday night live music scene with top talent at 9pm. People come from miles around for the Thursday night music party. Sometimes there is dancing.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Spectacular food- organic, mostly locally grown, triple-filtered reverse-osmosis drinking water, vibrant , social atmosphere!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“a New Canaan original seemingly since the beginning of time-- best grocery store around! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“amazing Mexican restaurant by evening, but by night, the locals' bar of choice. The margaritas are famous, though, not cheap ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tons of wine ON TAP! great place to hang out with some friends and eat some of the most delicious bar bites on the east coast.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Very busy breakfast hangout for locals. Run by the owner of Scott's Corner Market. Good people, all local.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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