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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
Dentist's Office
“We gotta mall if you like malls; Macy's, Old Navy, movies, restaurants, etc. Please be advised that the mall is not in a good area and be careful at night in the parking lot.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Closest train station to cottage - about 20 miles away. Metro North Railroad”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cinema
“Theater complex with multiple screens featuring new release films, plush seating & concession stand.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“This store is clean, has a complete line of groceries plus also carries a full line of organic products from fresh produce to frozen, canned or bagged items. ”
  • 2 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
  • 2 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
Warehouse Store
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  • 1 local recommends
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
Administrative Area Level 1
“Connecticut is a charming place to visit and enjoy. Get out in the smaller towns to appreciate. I lived in Georgetown - Redding for three years.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
  • 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
Restaurant
“Family-friendly chain serving classic Tex-Mex & American fare in a Southwestern-style setting”
  • 1 local recommends
Italian Restaurant
“ Lively, family-friendly chain featuring Italian standards such as pastas & salads, with a full bar.”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ Casual chain restaurant with a festive vibe serving beer, cocktails & a wide menu of American fare.”
  • 1 local recommends
Steakhouse
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
“Lively sports-bar chain dishing up wings & other American pub grub amid lots of large-screen TVs.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Food and drinks with happy hour specials 4-6 daily on the weekdays. Great social atmosphere.”
  • 2 locals recommend

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