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what to do in Stamford, CT around Christmas?

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what to do in Stamford, CT around Christmas?

My husband, 5 year old, and I are going to be visiting NYC for a 4 days before Christmas, and then moving to a hotel in Stamford, CT for a family event starting Christmas day. Family events are all after 6p, so what is there to do before 6p on Dec 26, 27 in Stamford or close by? Also, we are trying to decide what to do on Dec 28: drive into NYC for the day, or take a train to NYC, or drive someplace else (weather permitting). Any suggestions?

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1. Re: what to do in Stamford, CT around Christmas?

Take a look at the Norwalk Maritime center, it has a great aquarium. The area is close to SONO and has some nice places to eat. If you take Metro North RR from Stamford the aquarium is close to train station or a 15 minute car ride North on I-95. Plenty of parking. To me it's always easier to take the train (Metro North) into NYC. Most of central Manhattan is walkable from Grand Central.

Aurora, Colorado
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2. Re: what to do in Stamford, CT around Christmas?

ddavep - thank you for the suggestion - our daughter loves aquariums ( as do we) so that is a really good choice... pardon my ignorance, but what is "SONO"?

conn
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3. Re: what to do in Stamford, CT around Christmas?

SONO=South Norwalk, it's an area of rehab'd buildings with trendy shops and restaurants, next to aquarium.

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4. Re: what to do in Stamford, CT around Christmas?

Ah, ok, thank you! I will definitely check out your suggestions!

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5. Re: what to do in Stamford, CT around Christmas?

Stamford also has a Museum and Theatre.

The theatre is downtown and the museum a exit or so before.

www.stamfordcenterforthearts.org/home.cfm

http://www.bowtiecinemas.com/

http://www.stamfordartscentre.com/

http://www.stamfordmuseum.org/

Edited: 1:21 am, December 05, 2012
Aurora, Colorado
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6. Re: what to do in Stamford, CT around Christmas?

wantotrav - thanks for the links! The museum looks cute for our daughter - I'll look more around their website! Thank you!

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