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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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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91 reviews 91 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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226 reviews 226 reviews
84 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
58 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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
51 helpful votes 51 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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138 reviews 138 reviews
22 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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