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Things to do in Waterbury

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.
Entertainment
“Another not to miss theater only 20 minutes down route 8. Be sure to check their schedules and see your favorite show, band or comedian in this historic, beautifully maintained showplace.”
  • 9 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.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Closest train station to cottage - about 20 miles away. Metro North Railroad”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Up scale Italian eatery with amazing entrees, fresh appetizers, and established in Waterbury for three decades now. Ask for Joey the owner who is always a joy for a quick friendly chat.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Wooden roller-skating rink with DJ, snack bar & arcade; skates & rollerblades available for rent.”
  • 1 local recommends
Food
“This family has been making world class chocolate locally for almost 50 years. Take a tour and find out what makes this a classic in Connecticut!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Corner Shop
“24 hours! Within walking distance! Has anything and everything to meet your needs. No sidewalks from your stay so recommended (if you do not have a vehicle) walking during the daytime.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“A state-park. Boating, swimming, camping. Pretty and inviting for a day's outing. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Night Club
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
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“We always go here to get our Portuguese food, wonderful sausages and other specialties/ next door at that liquor store they sell "Vino Verde" the green wine which is slightly sparkling and wonderful for the summer. It is reasonably priced there.”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Relaxed option featuring two ponds, paths for biking & walking, a playground & picnic spots.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“It's a nice place to bring your kids and family to and have fun. Good place for dogs and kids.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“Food and drinks with happy hour specials 4-6 daily on the weekdays. Great social atmosphere.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
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“Write down the road for a quick shot of espresso or your favorite beverage served on the spot!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
  • 1 local recommends
Community College
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Up scale Italian eatery with amazing entrees, fresh appetizers, and established in Waterbury for three decades now. Ask for Joey the owner who is always a joy for a quick friendly chat.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Greek & Italian food located right down the road with a more adult oriented bar area, along with dining area for families.”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Food and drinks with happy hour specials 4-6 daily on the weekdays. Great social atmosphere.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
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  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Craving some amazing local Spanish food? Downtown on the corner across from Borus Bar is a gem! Pickup available for late night cravings and a true local experience. Always recommend the potato balls.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“ Gourmet Northern Italian cooking offered in a charming restaurant with old-world style.”
  • 1 local recommends

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