Hotels in Fairfield County
Discover the Coastal Charm of Fairfield County
Located a hop, skip and a jump from New York City, Fairfield County offers everything that’s great about Connecticut. There are distinguished museums for history buffs, scenic parks for outdoor recreation, and vibrant towns with top-notch shopping and eating. In the summertime, head for the coast to soak up the sun and splash around one of the many beautiful beaches. After a swim, enjoy a lobster roll at outdoor shack or make reservations at one of the area’s popular restaurants. Fairfield University is the region’s top academic institution, and the campus offers sweeping views of Long Island Sound.
Nature lovers will be impressed at the Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum and Sanctuary. Head to Bridgeport, Fairfield County’s largest city, to visit the Barnum Museum or go in the summer for the annual Barnum Festival that celebrates the county’s most famous resident. When fall rolls around, take a scenic drive to soak in the majestic Connecticut foliage or visit East Norwalk for the annual Oyster Festival. To tour a 150-acre artists’ retreat, visit Weir Farm National Historic Site in Wilton.
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Experience Connecticut Charm
From fantastic fall foliage to beautiful beaches in the summertime, Fairfield County is a wonderful destination to experience the best of Connecticut. Visit one of Connecticut’s top universities or enjoy fresh seafood at one of the restaurants along Fairfield County’s Gold Coast. Plan a trip to see why Fairfield County has it all!
History, Museums, and Universities
Fairfield County has something for everyone. Visit a working artist retreat at Weir Farm National Historic Site, a 150-acre attraction open to the public. Take a tour of Fairfield University, the area’s top academic institution located on a pastoral campus near Bridgeport or attend the Oyster Festival in East Norwalk.
Tour a Circus Museum
Go behind the scenes of the “Greatest Show on Earth” at the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport. This one-of-a-kind attraction explores the life and collection of P.T. Barnum, the founder of the most famous circus in the world. Get your fill of local history at the Fairfield Museum & History Center and Burr Homestead.
Discover Beautiful Parks
Hugging the Long Island Sound not far from New York City, Fairfield County offers everything from sandy beaches to bucolic state parks. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy strolling through the Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum and Sanctuary, Pine Creek Marsh or Rugby Park. Visiting during autumn is a must when the New England fall foliage bursts with color.