Stamford Travel Guide

Connecticut’s fourth-largest city, Stamford is a destination with a burgeoning population on account of recent growth in industry. With proximity to New York also, many residents are choosing to live in Stamford and commute to the former, thus swelling Stamford’s population figures still further. The city was ranked 46th on the list of 100 Best Places to Live in the US in MONEY Magazine (2006).

Residents do indeed enjoy a high standard of living in Stamford with low rates of crime and unemployment, plenty of greenbelt areas, 30 miles of beautiful coastline and a variety of places of cultural interest. Visitors can appreciate these same assets whether on a weekend trip, short break or full-length vacation.

With New York City just a short drive away, visitors can take daytrips to the famous Big Apple where a whole host of urban delights await. At the end of the day, come back to Stamford for the highly agreeable rural and maritime ambiance and appreciate that this is a destination offering the best of both worlds.


Stamford Museum and Nature Center: this edutainment center with a bias towards younger visitors offers an observatory, a working farm, live animals and museum exhibits.

Bartlett Arboretum: 91 acres of land are dedicated to the arboretum and gardens of this popular greenbelt area where visitors can enjoy walking trails, woodlands and a varied selection of flora and fauna.

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk: fun for all the family at this popular visitor center which offers an aquarium, a maritime history section, an IMAX theater and more.

Cummings Park: Stamford’s beach area is known as Cummings Park and is the ideal place to head of a sunny summer’s day for a spot of relaxation or water-based activity.