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South Norwalk Historic District (SoNo)

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Address: Norwalk, CT
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Activities: City walk sightseeing

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Once a spot where oyster boats and sea captains docked

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Morganna
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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171 reviews 171 reviews
25 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Something for everyone here , nice quick bites before a movie or show. Higher end dinning and lots of pubs and bars to whet your whistle. Parking is reasonable from any spot to get to where you want to be. The aquarium is not bad either

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norwalk, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Lots of choices and the place rocks till late during the summer. A great stop over if you attend the annual Oyster Fest in October

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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121 reviews 121 reviews
28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

SoNo has been "up and coming" for so many years. There are definitely some fun places, great restaurants, cute shops. But there is still something seedy about it. Saturday nights can be rowdy to the point of scary with the drunks lurching from bar to bar. If you are in the mood to party it can be great fun, but... More 

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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244 reviews 244 reviews
91 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
61 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
17 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
23 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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