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Stamford Information

About Stamford

Located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, Stamford is a unique city that is home to the annual Connecticut Salsa Festival, has a town trolley, and gives any tourist a taste of New England! With nightlife, outdoor adventures, and a wide variety of restaurants, Stamford provides entertainment for any visitor.

Things to Do in Stamford

Visit the Stamford Center for the Arts at the Palace Theater to see a concert, play, comedy show, and more. The theater is also home to the Conneticut Ballet and Stamford Symphony. For an educational and outdoor adventure, check out the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. You can see the stars there from the 22-inch telescope at Stamford Observatory. You can also go on a scavenger hunt or explore one of the various hiking trails. If you go on a Sunday, make sure to visit the farmer’s market! Visit Cove Island Park, which is on the Long Island Sound, to go to the beach or go rollerblading on the trail. You can go fishing and observe water birds while your kids play in the children’s area and newly developed recreation facilities. After you tire yourself out in the park, head to Stamford Town Center for some shopping and a bite to eat.

Day Trips Near Stamford

Stamford is about a two hour drive from New York City! With so many people and activities, it’s hard to get bored when you’re in the Big Apple. Walk around Times Square, eat your way through Chinatown, or see a concert at Madison Square Garden. While you’re in the city, catch a baseball game at Yankee Stadium or visit the Bronx Zoo. If you want to stay in Connecticut, we suggest taking a ride on the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat ride! The train and riverboat ride take you through the beautiful Connecticut River Valley, which includes meadows and a waterfall.

Stamford Accommodation

Stamford has various accommodations downtown or in more suburban areas. If you would like to be near the Long Island Sound, we recommend staying in the Cove area. The Cove has beaches, boating, and Cove Island Park. Stay in the South End if you want to be in a more modern apartment near restaurants and shopping. For a more suburban experience, stay in Westover, which is about a mile from downtown Stamford. Wherever you choose to stay, Tripping can help you compare all of the rentals in the area by price, ratings, reviews, and more. Book your Stamford vacation rental today!

Transportation in Stamford

Stamford is a very biker-friendly city. There are bike hitches conveniently placed around downtown Stamford, so that you can attach your bike to a parking meter. You can also take the Harbor Point Trolley, which is a free trolley that runs daily. With 14 different stops, the Harbor Point Trolley allows you to easily go downtown to go out to dinner or shopping. Other public transportation options include taking Amtrak or the Metro-North New Haven Line. If you prefer to drive a car, there are several places where you can a rent a car for your vacation, such as Avis Rental Car and Hertz Rental Car.

Weather in Stamford

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Vacation Rentals in Stamford

Find the best Stamford vacation rentals on With over 417 home rentals, take your pick from a wide variety of choices including studio apartments, luxury condos, and cozy cabin rentals. Prices in Stamford range from $66 a night. Many rentals can also be booked directly online.

Vacation home rentals found on offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 316 homes in Stamford offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 142 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 289 homes with cable TV.

For all those pet owners with dogs or cats, Stamford offers 166 pet-friendly vacation rentals for your extended family. Find the perfect vacation rental that matches your budget and style on

Search properties from 6 vacation rental sites in Stamford where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, HRS Holidays, and Expedia. There are 227 HomeAway rentals, 76 HRS Holidays short term rentals and 37 Expedia vacation rentals.