The charming town of Fairfield, Connecticut is a family friendly destination for visitors in search of natural beauty and a wealth of activities for the entire family. With scenic attractions along Long Island Sound this haven from the hustle and bustle of the big city, this is a small town with a big heart.
The visitor is offered a range attractions from the exploration of the county’s cultural heritage to natural and historical sites, as well opportunities to enjoy some exceptional local and international cuisine – this is a town with something for everyone.
Those wishing to plan a visit to Fairfield should make a point to visit the following attractions.
#1 Penfield Beach.
A spectacular and relaxing day out for the family at Penfield Beach is highly recommended for those wishing to take in sun and sea. With ample parking within an easy walk to the sand, Penfield Beach has great picnicking facilities (with build in grills) as well as activities for the kids.
#2 Greenfield Farmers Market.
To stock up on some of the freshest produce in Connecticut visit the Greenfield Farmers Market. With produce that ranges from fresh veggies to delicious snacks, this is a great place to stock up for a Saturday morning picnic at one of Fairfield’s exceptional outdoor venues.
#3 The Fairfield Museum and History Center.
For an educational and fun insight into the rich history of Fairfield and its surrounds a visit to the Fairfield Museum and History Center is highly recommended. Ogden House on the museum grounds hosts exhibitions that allow the visitor to explore what life was like in the colonial times and a wide variety of art exhibitions provides a stimulating day out. Entrance is 45 for adult and children under five visits free.
#4 Lake Mohegan.
For a safe alternative to the beach, Lake Mohegan offers placid waters ideal for the younger members of the family. There are also numerous hiking trails in the vicinity of the lake. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer, and a sprinkler park makes the day, even more, fun for the kids.
#5 The Union League Cafe.
There can be no better end to a sun-drenched day in Fairfield County than dinner at the Union League Cafe. With the ambiance of a French Bistro and a menu that ranges from classic French dishes to modern takes on contemporary cuisine this is a fabulous restaurant that visitors score highly again and again.
Fairfield, Connecticut is a fantastic destination for the entire family – and one where activities for the young and old will have everyone entertained and educated.