Stamford makes the perfect weekend getaway. This small New England city, perched on the edge of the Long Island Sound, is under an hour from Manhattan by Amtrak train, but you’ll feel worlds away from the frenetic energy of New York City. Recharge by soaking in the maritime vibes, town beaches and vibrant international dining scene. If you are lucky enough to visit Connecticut during fall colors, don’t miss the chance to hike the trails of the Bartlett Arboretum to revel in the autumn splendor. Here are the best hotels in Stamford you can retreat to, bookable with Culture Trip.
If you are the kind of traveler who likes to keep your options open, the Residence Inn Stamford Downtown is your kind of place. You’ll have a full kitchen in your room to prepare breakfast for the kids, or a low-key dinner for two. Or, venture downstairs and check out the ONE Club Tequila Lounge for tapas-style cuisine. Or, head around the corner and start making your way through the dozens of local gems within a few blocks. In the mood for pizza, Peruvian, Japanese, Jamaican, burgers or bubble tea – even if you stay a month, you’ll never get bored of the downtown Stamford food scene.