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The name Stamford may refer to:

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Places

In the United Kingdom:

In the United States:

People

Institutions

Companies

  • Stamford Hotel, a hotel chain in Australia

See also


Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Stamford is a city in the state of Connecticut, United States of America.

  • La Guardia Airport: This is a major airport in Queens, with worldwide flights. It is about 45 minutes away.
  • JFK International Airport: This is a major airport in Queens, with worldwide flights. It is about 60 minutes away.
  • Newark International Airport: This is a major airport in Newark, with worldwide flights. It is about 75 minutes away.
  • Westchester County Airport: This is an airport in Westchester County, |NY, with flights throughout the country, and to Toronto. It is about 30 minutes away.
  • Bradley International Airport: This is a major airport in Windsor Locks, north of Hartford, with flights worldwide. It is about 100 minutes away.
  • Tweed-New Haven Airport: This is a small airport in New Haven, with flights to Philadelphia. It is about an hour away
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By train

Amtrak's trains make stops at Stamford. Also, Metro North commuter trains come to and from New York City's Grand Central terminal. Off-peak, there is at least one express train (about 45 minutes) and a couple of local trains (about 1 hour 10 minutes). More trains are available during peak hours.

By Car

I-95 is the major interstate highway that goes through downtown Stamford. Merritt Parkway goes parallel to I-95 about 5 miles North.

Get around

Having a car is a must unless you plan on restricting yourself to downtown Stamford and destinations reachable by bus. Rental cars can be easily arranged. Stamford has several bus routes, some of which go to nearby towns in Connecticut and even Westchester County, New York. See here [1] for more information. There are several taxi companies serving Stamford. Among them are Stamford Taxi, Tel. 1-203-325-2611, and Eveready, Tel. 1-203-655-8779

  • The Stamford Museum and Nature Center, [2] has a farm with cows, horses, pigs, chickens, llamas, and other animals. It also has a small museum and a playground with a huge slide. Take the High Ridge Road exit off the Merritt Parkway and go north for about a mile - it's on your left at the intersection with Scofieldtown Road - it's a fork in the road with a traffic light.
  • Bartlett Arboretum, 151 Brookdale Road Stamford, CT 06903 - 4199, 203 322 - 6971, [3]. 8:30am - sunset. Not too far from the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, a great park with walking trails provides variety of trees and plants.  edit

Do

I just discovered Cove Island Park [4]. Located off of exit 9 off of I-95. Make a right off of the exit, take that road to the end make a left, the park is located on your right. It has a small beach and several paths that you can walk or rollerblade. Very close to downtown, you can escape there for a quiet lunch during a hectic workday. Beach stickers [5] are required during the summer months.

  • Vuli Restaurant, 2 Stamford Forum, Stamford, CT 06901 (at the top of the Marriott Hotel), 203-323-5300 (), [6]. Lunch and dinner weekdays, dinner only on Saturday, call to make sure. One of the few revolving restaurants in the US, it offers great view of the city and Long Island Sound. They claim Manhattan is visible when the sky is clear. Entrees $25-$40.  edit
  • Bennet's Steak and Fish, 24 - 26 Spring St, Stamford, CT 06901, 203.978.7995, [7]. Lunch and dinner. Great steakhouse on a small street in downtown Stamford. Excellent food, nice atmosphere, free parking across the street. Entrees $19-$40.  edit
  • Dakshin, 68 Broad St., Stamford, CT 06901, 203-964-1010. Good Indian restaurant in downtown Stamford.  edit
  • Fiesta Atlantic, 83 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT 06901, 203-323-4300. M-F 11:30-. A nice Peruvian restaurant in downtown Stamford. lunch $10-15; dinner $15-25.  edit
  • The Colony Grill, 172 Myrtle Avenue, 203-359-2184. The quintessential bar sized pizza. Try the sausage and hot oil pizza and be prepared to order more than one. Cash only.  edit
  • The Temple Bar, 120 Bedford Street. This main strip has a few pubs and is worth spending some time there on a Friday or Saturday evening.
  • The Thirsty Turtle, Summer and Main Streets. Good happy hour place and they have live music occasionally. There are several bars located on that corner, and you are sure to find one that meets your mood.
  • The Tigin, one of the top Arsenal FC bars in the tri state area.
  • Courtyard Stamford Downtown, 275 Summer Street, Phone: +1 203 358-8822, Fax: +1 203 358-8811, [8].
  • Fairfield Inn Stamford Greenwich, 135 Harvard Avenue, Phone: +1 203 357-7100, Fax: +1 203 358-9332, [9].
  • Holiday Inn Stamford Downtown, 700 E Main Street, Stamford, CT, 1 800 465-4329 (fax: 203 358-8872), [10]. checkin: 3:00P M; checkout: 12:00 PM. Newly renovated. Affordable.  edit
  • Marriott Stamford Hotel & Spa, 243 Tresser Blvd, 203-357-9555, [11].  edit
  • The Stamford Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 2701 Summer Street, Phone: +1 203 359-1300, +1 877 604-6072, Toll-free: +1 866 716-8120, Fax: +1 203 348-7937, [12].
  • The Stamford Marriott, 243 Tresser Blvd [13] offers 500 guest rooms and six suites covering 17 floors, with great views of Long Island Sound, downtown Stamford, and the Manhattan skyline. In addition the Stamford Marriott offers the Agora Spa. The day spa features treatment rooms, private locker rooms and steam room.
  • The Westin Stamford, 1 Stamford Place, Phone: +1 203 967-2222, Toll-free: +1 866 716-8119, Fax: +1 203 967-3475, [14].
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