Fairfield County Travel Guide

Fairfield County Travel Guide

I’m so excited to finally be launching my Fairfield County travel guide today! Fairfield County is the coastal strip of Connecticut where I live and is made up of many adorable towns full of great restaurants, shops, and activities. I’ve lived here for 5 years now and have been talking about making this guide for 4 of them. I’m glad that I waited because I feel like I really have a handle on the area now and have found the best of everything from lobster rolls to manicures to dermatologists and more.

I have spent the last few months adding my favorite spots to the guide, but going forward, whenever I post something new, it will become the first entry on the guide so when you visit it again, you might find something new. It’s fairly long so I recommend using the filters at the top if you’re looking for something specific. For example, if you click wellness, the page will repopulate with only my local wellness recommendations.

You can click here, but in the future, you can always get to the guide by clicking Connecticut Guide on the top right corner of my site.

I can’t wait to hear what you think and let me know if you live locally and have recommendations for me to try.

Thank you to Julia Dags for letting me use your beautiful photo for this post!

Comments

  1. Anastasia said:

    Great guide! Thanks for the tips. Just tried the Méli Mélo link and it didn’t work but googled and looked like a cute crepe place to try when in the area.

    8.5.19 · Reply
    • Julia said:

      Fixed the link, sorry about that! Meli Melo is our go-to lunch spot with Amalia. Everything on the menu is great.

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  2. Rachel said:

    Love this! I grew up in Fairfield County but stayed in Long Island after graduating college. My husband and I are planning on moving to CT early next year in the Stamford/Norwalk area to be closer to family and get a nicer house than we would be able to in Nassau County. Literally anytime you post about a place you have gone (that would I would not have visited before the age of 18 haha) I will screenshot it so I can refer back to it for when we move but this makes things much easier!

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    • Julia said:

      Very exciting! There is so much going on here and you will love living here as an adult. Hope I see you around town 🙂

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  3. Melba Lassy said:

    Hi, So happy to have found your blog. My hubby and I are moving to Litchfield county August 8th!! I’m from southeast Alabama and my hubs is from CT. We are so excited to be moving back. We have 2 grown children, 1 married son, and 1 daughter in college. We met through a blind date 30 yrs ago.

    I’ll be following your words of wisdom . Thanks so much,
    Melba Lassy
    Mytmom.mjl@gmail.com

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    • Julia said:

      Exciting! You will love our neck of the woods.

      8.6.19 · Reply
  4. Brittany Cerminara said:

    Love this guide – so many of my favorite spots included on here! We are lucky to live in such a great place!
    Still need to get my Rowayton lobster roll of the summer 🙂

    8.8.19 · Reply
    • Julia said:

      We really are! And you made me realize I haven’t had my Rowayton Seafood lobster roll this year yet either. Gotta get on that!

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  5. I have lived in Fairfield County my entire life, but I’ve only stuck to what I know (New Canaan/Norwalk). There are SO many good spots here that I can’t wait to visit! I am always looking for new cafes to frequent, and have been on the HUNT for a reputable facial spot. Thank you for the recs!!

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    • Julia said:

      That’s the thing with FFC, people seem to stick to their own towns but there is so much more to offer! Definitely check out The Whelk and Kawa Ni in Westport. They’re our faves!

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  6. Adare said:

    Had to add a few of my favorites <3
    Cafe Silvium – Stamford
    Tarry Lodge – Westport
    Tarintinos – Westport
    Clearly we like Italian food…
    Barrett Bookstore – Darien
    She La La – New Canaan and Westport
    Brendons 101 – Rowayton
    Downunder Kayaking – Rowayton
    Compo Beach

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    • Julia said:

      I have never been to Cafe Silvium, but everyone seems to be obsessed. I have to add it to my list this fall! We have been to Tarry Lodge in PC a bunch of times but never love it. I’ll give the Westport one a shot!

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