The fourth largest city in Connecticut, Stamford has become a major business and financial hub boasting one of the highest concentrations of Fortune 500 headquarters in the country. With many attractions, sites to see, and places to go, Stamford is a thriving city and cultural center well worth visiting while in Connecticut.
Parks and Recreation
Stamford has a variety of parks that are hard to choose from because there are so many. Travelers can choose to venture to Cummings Park, a public beach or Jackie Robinson Park. Named after the baseball legend who once lived in Stamford, Jackie Robinson Park is located on the west side of the city.
If you’re more in the mood for indoor fun, you can go to Terry Connors Ice Rink which offers public ice skating year round . Right next to the ice rink is Cove Island Park, a favorite destination for bird watchers.
Stamford Museum and Nature Center
The Stamford Museum and Nature Center is a destination for those who are interested in an exciting day trip. The 118 acres of land includes a museum which focuses on New England’s natural history, 19th and 20th century American Art, and a farm with walking trails as well.
Heckscher Farm features a maple sugar house, organic vegetable garden, and many farm animals including those not native to New England such as burros and alpacas. The trails at the nature center cover 80 acres and connect to Bartlett Arboretum.
Avon Theatre Film Center
The Avon Theatre, a 1939 historic landmark, is a non-profit movie house which focuses onclassic, alternative, and art films. The Avon offers special events ranging from small film festivals to guest speakers to documentary nights. The theatre is open every day, and frequently shows different films. Film fanatics can become a member and receive special benefits including free admission on their birthday.