If you are looking for a place to visit within the New York Metropolitan area, Stamford Connecticut is a great option for you. Stamford is the fourth largest city in the state of Connecticut thereby offering you so many amenities at your fingertips.
Getting to Stamford and moving around
Whether you would be arriving by plane, train or car Stamford is really easy to get to. Stamford is within forty five minutes to two hours of six major airports. The closest of which is Westchester County Airport, a regional airport which is only nine miles away. La Guardia airport is the closest international airport only 67 miles away.
You will also find the many options for mass transportation to be very convenient. Stamford is located on the main branch of the New Haven Line of the Metro-North Railroad, the commuter rail system for northern metropolitan New York City. There are several express trains leaving to and from Stamford each morning and evening for Grand Central station.
The average nonstop commute to New York City is forty five minutes. You can also arrive at Stamford through Amtrak. The Acela, a high speed train which goes from Boston to Washington DC, stops in Stamford as well as the Amtrak line between St Albans, Vermont and Washington DC stops in Stanford too. There are many buses as well that can take you in and out of Stamford to many locations easily.
Stamford is really a very easily accessible location. Not only will you be able to explore Stamford, you will have great access to the surrounding areas should you want to visit them as well.
Finding Accomodation in Stamford
There are many options for hotels in Stamford. Depending on what you plan to do and where you decide to spend your time should help you decide where to stay. And there are lots of things to do in this area. Seasonal fun awaits you at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. You will enjoy a picnic on the Meadow, walk over 80 acres of nature trails, drop in to the Heckscher Farm and say hello to the animals, and don’t miss the latest exhibition in the
Things to do in Stamford
Bendel Mansion Museum Galleries.
The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk is just five to ten minutes from the center of the city. You can observe sharks, jellies, sea turtles, and more than 1,000 other marine animals, or enjoy a film in the IMAX movie theater. The Maritime Aquarium is a place your whole family will enjoy.
If you enjoy spending time in parks there is a beautiful botanical garden in Stamford, The Barlett Arboretum and Gardens. Other popular parks there include the Cove Island Park which is a beach/park and Cummings Park complete with scenic trails terrific for walking and biking.
There is really so much to do and see in and around Stamford. Whatever your interests are you can be sure to find many things in the area that will excite. It is really a great place for you and your family. So, take some time to plan your trip and enjoy your stay!
Susan Fischer is a travel coordinator for hotels in Stamford. She has been in the travel and vacation industry for many years and has arranged many group tours and private vacations to New York Metropolitan Area as well as other locations around the country.