Fairfield County, Western Connecticut
Best known as Connecticut's Gold Coast, Fairfield County offers sophisticated dining, shopping and arts. What started as a bedroom community for commuters to NYC, has evolved into a kinder, gentler metropolitan retreat. Highlights of the region include Sheffield Island, The Bruce Museum, Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo and so much more. For detailed information, go to www.visitfairfieldcountyct.com.
Things to do in Fairfield County
Whether your taste runs towards the traditional or latest trend, you'll find a collection of restaurants that rival much larger cities. If you are a seafood aficionado, don't miss out on the local fare. More info.
Photo: Norwalk Oyster Festival, CT Office of Tourism
Greenwich Avenue, often referred to as the Rodeo Drive of the east, is a fashionista's paradise. From the finest quality jewelry to designer clothes, you can find it all here. More info.
Photo: Greenwich Ave - CT Office of Tourism
The Sheffield Island Lighthouse (above) is a testament to Fairfield County's seafaring history. If you are looking for a scenic drive, hit the Merritt Parkway (Rte. 15), which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. More info.
Arts & Culture
Home to both the Westport Country Playhouse and the Barnum Museum, Fairfield County runs the gamut when it comes to art and cultural offerings. Don't miss Westport, widely-known for its robust arts community. More info.
Photo: Philip Johnson Glass House, New Canaan - CT Office of Tourism
This shoreline region offers an abundance of the traditional waterfront activities. Unique to the region is the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk and Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo. More info.
Need transportation info? How about what to pack? Go to www.visitfairfieldcountyct.com for the most up-to-date information to help you get the most out of your vacation.
Photo: Weir Farm, Wilton - CT Office of Tourism
Bridgeport, Cos Cob, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Old Greenwich, Rowayton, Shelton, South Norwalk, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport and Wilton.