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Downtown of Norwalk

Routine place to visit if you stay in Norwalk. A lot of good restaurants and you can also take ferries/boats from there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Cumming, Georgia
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289 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I guess it is historic because the buildings are old, but what you will find there now are expensive boutiques and a bunch of restaurants

Thank willgero
Phoenix, AZ
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Go for a meal or drinks at one of the many bars and restaurants in this area "under revival". And then stroll around this compact district boasting great shops, galleries and two museums.

Thank Brenda R
Piedmont, California
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182 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We wandered into the district on Saturday afternoon and it was pretty dead - hardly anyone on the street. There are lots of restaurants and bars, as well as the Aquarium, in the neighborhood, but overall it looks like the sort of place that only comes alive maybe on Friday and Saturday nights.

Thank mrancer
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This Gallery is by far The Best Gallery I've bein to outside of Boston. The array of art and knowledgeable staff made this a pleasant experience for me and my Family a 22 year old and 11 year old are not always easy to make memories with but the place made it special. *****

Thank Jennifer P
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Routine place to visit if you stay in Norwalk. A lot of good restaurants and you can also take ferries/boats from there.

Thank SachGD
Farmington, Connecticut
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Much to do in a small area. A work still in progress but surprisingly different than the rest of norwalk

Thank Melissa F
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141 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Spent the whole day in SoNo--checked out the aquarium, some local restaurants, and went into some shops. The area is very historic, and you can walk right up to the water in some areas. It was raining a little bit which wasn't bad, but on a nice, warm day, the area would be prime. Give it a shot and check... More 

Thank ForTheStory
New York City, New York
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608 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 381 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The old mill town center of Norwalk has always been trying to getrify and is making progress but much needs to be done.

Thank Venamo
new haven, ct
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332 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Sono includes the Maritime Center which is why I am giving it a four-star rating. There is also a Swtch Tower museum and one holdout among the retailers on Washington Street, a Touch of Holland, which sells Dutch products and is quite interesting. Chocopologie is also a great place to eat or snack. The SONO Seaport restaurant is also good... More 

Thank sullific
Norwalk, Connecticut
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258 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was an oyster seaport, so long ago...the center of the main st in sono was full of horse carriages and venders and merchants, a hat factory and corset factory...on the Norwalk river you will find the most exciting restaurants, a martine center and IMAX threater...the famed oyster festival, and lotsgoings on all year...the best chowder and lots of seasonal... More 

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