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South Norwalk Historic District (SoNo)

Norwalk, CT
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Ranked #7 of 10 Attractions in Norwalk
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Exeter, New Hampshire
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219 reviews 219 reviews
84 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Pretty streets with art galleries and little hole in the wall places entice the walker, though the lower end past the train tracks can get seedier and the drunks from the bars a bit loud early in the evening. We didn't find any great food, but the area is nice to wander.

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Norwalk, CT
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129 reviews 129 reviews
55 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

SoNo is a nice neighborhood, with good restaurants and shops, but a lot of them are closing down due to high rents. They have a new leasing complex, IronWorks, with a bar, Harlan Publick, and a steakhouse, Washington Prime. Worth a visit.

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CT
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75 reviews 75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We looked for a place to go to explore local shops and dining and bought into the hype of SONO. We were left scratching our heads as to what the attraction was. The area was devoid of people on a Saturday afternoon, many storefronts were empty and the ones that were open were the same junk we could get anywhere... More

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New York City, New York
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123 reviews 123 reviews
19 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Anchored by the Maritime museum, this neighborhood attracts a nice mix of locals and tourists out to enjoy a weekend meal and a stroll through the shops and river area.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The SoNo district is a small town area but nicely lined with a variety of restaurants to enjoy a night out.

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I think this area has been abandoned. Too many empty stores for such a lovely, historic location. We did find a wonderful restaurant - La Cucina (sp) where the locals go. I had a soup and rice and my husband had chicken. Not at all fancy but really good food. A gem. I hope the area picks up because it... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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85 reviews 85 reviews
56 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is a lively and fun urban shopping and entertainment neighborhood with a multitude of restaurants, bars and shops for any taste and price range. Family friendly, too!

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Sono has an old town feel, and offers lots of things to do. There are great restaurants, nightclubs, sports bars, and music. There are several museums and all within walking distance of each other.

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Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Wonderful restaurants, right on the water. Maritime Center is great for kids. Vibrant nightlife. Historical buildings make this a charming neighborhood.

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New York City, New York
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451 reviews 451 reviews
118 attraction reviews
335 helpful votes 335 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

It has been 30 years of slowly reclaiming the old charming builings from the rot of time and poverty. Still a way to go before the area feels safe and fully gentrified.

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