Looking for a place to spend a relaxing weekend, try Norwalk, Connecticut. This up and coming town, sitting on the northern shore of Long Island Sound in southwestern Connecticut, has plenty to do. From shopping at boutique shops, attending theatre performances, visiting a museum, or eating at one of several different restaurants, there’s something for everyone on the family. Your stay could be planned around either the popular Norwalk Oyster Festival or Norwalk Boat Show depending on the time of year.
Part of the day you may choose to take a stroll around South Norwalk, stopping in to browse through any one of the many shops on Main Street. Simple SoNo offers casual clothing for men and women. They have their own brand of clothing as well as bed linens and house accessories. Natural fabrics are the focal point of their clothing and you will be happy you stopped in to look around.
Look closely and you will spot art created by local Norwalk and South Norwalk artists.
Located on Hanford Place, the Cigar Factory Outlet is the place for those who enjoy a good cigar. They are a family owned/operated business that has been located in South Norwalk since 1997. Make sure to stop in a browse the wide cigar collection and watch as cigars are hand rolled before your eyes. A neighborhood smoking lounge with a full bar is available within the store. Enjoy a good cigar and beverage while watching a football and talking with locals.
When you decide it is time to partake of refreshment, there are several restaurants located throughout Norwalk, each offering their own style of cuisine. Depending upon what type of culinary delights you are seeking, if it Mexican, then try the recently opened Evarito’s in SoNo; Italian? try Bar Sugo in the Wall Street district; food with a view? we highly suggest Washington Prime. Washington Prime also offers an extensive Sunday Brunch menu.
Looking for someplace great to stay? Hotel Zero Degrees is the place to lay your head down and sleep after a busy day visiting South Norwalk (SoNo) attractions. This boutique hotel is located in the northern section of Norwalk, it is only minutes away from all the places you may visit while in Norwalk. If your visit is during the warmer days, one can take a break from your adventures and relax on the roof top lounge.
For a fun afternoon outing, take a sightseeing ride around SoNo harbor side and historical district on an electric bike from Pedego Electric Bikes. Pedego owners Mike and Jen Heslin will gladly assist you in learning how to operate an electric bike. They also offer bikes for sale and have a full-service support shop.
Wall Street Theater, the recently refurbished national historic formerly known as the Globe theater, offers diverse forms of entertainment, such as live shows, interactive entertainment, cinema, digital productions, and concerts, to name a few. The reopening of this theater is part of the revitalization of the Wall Street area of Norwalk, that is becoming known as the “Arts District” of Norwalk.
Check their current schedule for shows and tickets.
After an evening of entertainment at Wall Street Theater, take a walk down the street for a nightcap at the “Southern Pub” Peaches Southern Pub & Juke Joint. Music is offered several nights a week on the second floor “Juke joint.” While there listening to music and sipping a beverage and the desire for a snack develops, try their reverse Happy Hour goodies.
Time permitting during your summer visit, get on-board the Seaport Island Lighthouse Cruise, located at the Sheffield Island dock, for a cruise to explore Sheffield Island, the Sheffield lighthouse, just around the harbor. Or take in a movie at the IMAX theater located at the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium anytime during the year. There’s lots of things for families to do at the Maritime Aquarium. Check their current schedule to see what fun and exciting exhibits are available during your visit.