Stamford is located along the coast of the borough Connecticut. Ideally situated, this city provides beautiful beach views and lush forestry, whilst also boasting easy accessibility to New York, as the Big Apple is only twenty five miles away. Nicknamed ‘The City That Works’, Stamford has one of the lowest crime rates in the United States. Offering a multitude of activities, Stamford is an enjoyable tourist destination in its own right


Stamford’s beautiful woodland allows the city to boast many stunning parks, many of which are located near the beach. [ Cove Island Park] provides a variety of different beaches in a breathtaking area of 83 acres, as well as a marina and a collection of picnic areas and tennis courts. Also featuring an intriguing wildlife sanctuary, the surroundings of this park are fascinating as it was previously both a farm and a factory. Nearby, [ Terry Connors Ice Rink] provides visitors with the chance to show off their skills. Cummings Park is another popular beach where all will enjoy the tranquil waters and stunning views. [ The Bartlett Arboretum] occupies an area of 91 acres and allows each visitor to choose from ten hiking trails. These paths feature a stunning array of plant life, including gardens, meadows and wetlands.

Many different beautiful sights are readily available for appreciation in Stamford. [ The Stamford Observatory] allows each visitor to experience incredible views of a slightly different nature; the Society’s impressive telescope brings space to each individual who looks through it. The [ Stamford Museum and Nature Center] provides each patron with the opportunity to appreciate both the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape and the manmade splendour. A particular favourite is an extensive exhibition of the works of Gutzon Borglum, the talented artist responsible for Mount Rushmore. Although this iconic sculpture could not fit within the museum, nonetheless there are many equally interesting and striking pieces to entertain those with an appreciation for the arts. This centre also features a working farm with many different types of animal; a must for all ages. For striking architecture, visitors should be sure to stop by the First Presbyterian Church of Stamford, otherwise known as the ‘Fish Church’. In addition to the incredibly distinctive design, this house of worship is also home to a stunning collection of breathtaking stained glass windows.

Visitors will enjoy a trip to one of the many theatres located around the city. Favourites include [ Stamford Theatre Works], The Palace Theatre, Curtain Call Inc. and the Rich Forum. Evidently, those with a love of all things dramatic are certain to find the perfect form of entertainment to suit them. There are also numerous cinemas to choose from for those hoping to see a film in the States before it is released back in Great Britain. The [ Stamford Symphony Orchestra] is highly respected and provides a stunning evening of classical entertainment for all patrons lucky enough to be sitting in the audience. Golf lovers will be relieved to hear that Stamford is home to two courses. E. Gaynor Brennan Golf Course and Sterling Farms Golf Course are both enjoyable as well as challenging. Scalzi Park is home to baseball fields and tennis courts for those visitors hoping to experience one of the many sporting activities this area has to offer.


[ Stamford Town Center] is the predominant shopping mall in Stamford. Providing a varied and exciting experience, the rich array of stores on offer will satisfy all who visit. American favourites Abercrombie and Fitch, Banana Republic and Coach can all be discovered, as well as many other stores such as Crabtree and Evelyn and Saks Fifth Avenue. Chocoholics will love stopping by Godiva Chocolatier and Lidnt Chocolates. Those searching for a spot of pampering should head towards Nails Hollywood or the Regis Salon.


As well as providing traditional American fare, Stamford has a rich array of different restaurants from a vast selection of cultures and continents. Atlantic Pizza House excels in producing delicious, succulent pizzas which can either be eaten in or taken out. [ Bennett’s Steak and Fish House] serves juicy steaks, fresh fish and fantastic lobsters. Bradford’s Grill and Tavern serves similar dishes, as well as authentic American burgers and healthy salads. Boasting dancing facilities on weekends, Bradford’s will provide enough entertainment to last an entire evening. Sushi is slowly becoming one of the most popular dishes in the United States; to sample the best head towards [ Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant]. More delicious seafood is available at Ocean 211. Boasting an impressive oyster bar, as well as a large selection of other fish based dishes, this award winning restaurant is certain to provide a memorable meal.

Those hoping to prolong their night should aim to sample some of the fantastic nightlife on offer in Stamford. For cocktails, Northern Lights is the perfect place. Here, visitors can sample of the many delicious creations on offer and enjoy inspiring live piano music. The Bungalow Bar offers a sophisticated evening and an extensive collection of beverages. Those who love to dance will enjoy a trip to one of Stamford’s fantastic and welcoming nightclubs. The Palms is a Spanish American establishment, which encourages patrons to learn salsa on special evenings, as well as many other forms of dance. Thirsty Turtle is perhaps the most modern club in the city, featuring four bars and two dance floors.

Tourist Information

Tourist Information – Stamford Chamber of Commerce733 Summer StreetStamfordCT 06901

  • Tel: (203) 359-4761
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Stamford does not have an airport within the location of the city. However, there are several in the surrounding area. Those travelling from Great Britain will land in John. F. Kennedy Airport, New York, or Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey. Visitors coming to Stamford from other locations around the United States can fly into Tweed New Haven, LaGuardia or Westchester County. For more information visit the respective website of each airport, or the websites of individual carriers.

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