There are things to do in Danbury CT for history lovers, shoppers, train fans, and everyone in between! With its prime location between New York State and the Gold Coast on the Atlantic Ocean, Danbury has a great mix of local attractions and events, as well as immediate access to a wide range of things to do farther afield.
Danbury has a long history, from its first settlements to the Revolutionary War, to the city’s famous hat production. From the 1850s to the 1950s, Danbury was “the Hatting Capitol of the World,” at one point producing millions of hats! Today, Danbury is home to many other industries, including headquarters in the energy, technology, health, and other sectors.
This state-operated park was the site of a 1778 battle in the Revolutionary war. It is the state’s oldest park, and in addition to its historic status, it also a great place to visit for hikes, picnics, fishing, and more.
Between April and December this enormous flea market happens every Sunday! Starting just after 4 in the morning, this flea market draws in vendors selling a range of treasures, including fresh local produce!
For train lovers of all ages, the Danbury Railway Museum is located inside a former rail station. The station itself was famously used in the Alfred Hitchcok movie, Strangers On A Train. Inside the museum, you’ll find restored railcars and explore the history of trains in New England.
Shopping is one of the best things to do in Danbury! Visit the Danbury Fair Mall, one of the largest malls in Connecticut. Danbury Fair Mall has a Primark, LL Bean, Macy’s, and more. Don’t worry about keeping little ones entertained: the mall has lots of food options and a merry-go-round!
We are 24 miles from the Long Island Sound, and all the coastal Connecticut cities! If you’re staying with us a few days, seeing the sound and stepping into the ocean makes a great day trip. Visit some of the best beaches in Connecticut from our hotel, including Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, CT or Seaside Park in Bridgeport.
Danbury is close to Westchester County and the scenic Hudson Valley region. Our hotel has quick access to New York state, one of the oldest winegrowing regions in the USA, and an area rich with natural beauty and history.