Stamford, Connecticut is located on Connecticut’s Gold Coast which is one of the most prosperous corporate Centers in the United States. Stamford ranks the third city to home the most Fortune 500 Corporate Headquarters. The two cities leading Stamford is New York City and Chicago. Some of the well known Fortune 500 Companies that are located in Stamford include Citigroup, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, General Electric and, Ernst & Young and so many more. With all of these businesses located there, many business travelers are constantly being brought to the area. Often the business travelers stay in Stamford for a couple of days in one the fine Stamford CT hotels. Therefore they have some free time on their hands to explore the area. Many times they combine business with pleasure and make a vacation part of their trip. There are many places to visit right within Stamford and in its surrounding areas.
Right within Stamford there are many options. There are a couple of Museums locally, included the Nature Center Museum, Bruce Museum of Arts and Science and the Stepping Stone Museum. Each one of these Museums is unique and well worth visiting. If you are looking for local entertainment center there are a many places right at your fingertips for you to choose from. The closest theaters are the Rich Forum and Palace Theater and Crown Majestic Movie Theater. One mile further and you will find the Crown Landmark Square Cinema, and a little further out is the Westchester Broadway Theater. You have definitely got choices, so the decision is yours. For the upscale businessman, Stamford has even got two golf courses for you. Sterling Farms Golf Course and E. Gaynor Brennan Golf Course are both impeccably designed and well kept.
Local attractions include Scalzi Park and Columbus Park, where you will find acres upon acres of open fields, walking paths, courts, playground, picnic areas and more. The Stamford Twin Rinks is a fun place for the entire family. Skating, ice hockey and more is some of winter fun you will enjoy there. During the summer you can also enjoy local beaches. With a plethora of restaurants and lots of local shopping at Ridgeway Shopping Center and Stamford Town Center Mall you can really keep quite busy and entertained right within Stamford itself.
Once you step out of Stamford there are many places to go as well. The Maritime aquarium is just a short distance away. Just about fifteen miles away, there you will enjoy a real underwater experience. There are so many sea creatures there as well as many hands on exhibits and an IMAX. Rye Playland is a small amusement park for family fun just under twenty five miles away. If you are willing to still go further put, New York City is just forty five miles away. I don’t have to tell you that there’s lots to do there. Your choices are literally endless. Combine your visit to Stamford with a New York City exhibition for great action and excitement.