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A view of Downtown Fairfield resources from the Fairfield Citizen local paper.

Photo of Penfield Reef Light in Fairfield by Hallettx

Penfield Reef Light in Fairfield, CT by Hallettx/CC SA 4.0.

Fairfield CT is a charming mix of historic and modern  — a shoreline town on the Long Island Sound with several resources including town beaches, universities, parks, golf courses, museums, terrific public schools, and great eats. Close to I-95 and Metro North it’s an easy ride to New York City.

Everyone wants to know first where can I eat in Fairfield, so here are some places Yelp advises: 10 Best Restaurants to visit and also the Top Takeout list.

Fairfield is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has three Historic Districts of varying architectural styles. There are approximately 75 historic buildings dating back to 1639 when the first English settlement was established in the area. Fun Fact: Fairfield was targeted during the Revolutionary War by the British!

When you explore the Town Green you’ll find the Fairfield Museum and History Center. A great place to picnic, it also has wonderful galleries, research library, reading room, and 80-seat theatre.

The Kid’s Cottage has hands-on activities and resources for families with younger children. A visit to The Victorian Barn (1888) and The Sun Tavern (c. 1780) embraces past and present agriculture and life at a local tavern.

Home of several wonderful performing arts venues, Fairfield University’s The Quick Center has high caliber visual and performing arts. Once on campus, you can also visit the Fairfield University Art Museum. Other performing arts venues in Fairfield include Fairfield Theatre Company, Stage One, and The Warehouse at FTC.

Fairfield, CT beaches are numerous and varied and they’re worth exploring: Jennings Beach, Penfield Beach, South Pine Creek Beach, Sasco Beach, and Southport Beach. Outside of summer, some allow you to walk with your dog there also. Check out details and decide which to explore. Parking may be additional.

Check out this wonderful Open Space Guide for outdoor space and guided trails worth visiting in Fairfield. Go bird watching in Fairfield at the Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum and Sanctuary.

If you like to swim in fresh water lakes and explore hiking trails, visit Lake Mohegan Recreation Area with its vast 170 acres parkland. Children also play in the sprinkler park.

HAYVN members love exploring Fairfield and it’s charm. Our directory gives some highlights and resources worth reviewing.

We hope you will also explore other HAYVN HUB HOT SPOTS guides for Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, and Westport.

Moving from New York to Fairfield County? Learn more about what makes being here great!

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