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South Norwalk Historic District (SoNo)

Norwalk, CT
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Ranked #6 of 12 attractions in Norwalk
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Most recent review
- Jul 5, 2014
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English first
CT
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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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
55 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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400 reviews 400 reviews
112 attraction reviews
293 helpful votes 293 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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Norwalk, CT
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

nice area to take kids if you have them. a few places to walk to, there is a movie theatre nearby, if you can't find something to do in the area, you are not seeing norwalk :)

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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240 reviews 240 reviews
125 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This area used to have a number of small shops but landlord rents drove most of them out. The area is filled with restaurants, from pubs to coffee shops to casual and upscale dining. Donovan's is a great Irish pub with sliders and draft beers and fun family dining, while Pasta Nostra is upscale Italian and outstanding cuisine. Parking is... More

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