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. For golfers, take the opportunity to work on your swing at either nearby golf course, Richter Park Golf Course and Candlewood Valley Golf Course.
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.
Discover all the fun things to do in Danbury, Connecticut while staying at our Quality Inn & Suites hotel! After a busy day of exploring our charming city, head back to your comfortable lodging, unwind by swimming some laps in our airy indoor pool, or get some work done using our complimentary Wi-Fi.
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’s also a great place to visit for hikes, picnics, fishing, and more.
Between April and December, the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market happens every Sunday and is one of the best things to do in Danbury! 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.
Enjoy a day in the great outdoors at Candlewood Lake! Located just a 7-minute drive (2.7 miles) from our hotel, this outdoor recreation area features 11 acres of beachfront, playground, picnic tables, and a concession stand. If you’re interested in fishing, Candlewood Lake Guide Services provides half day and full day fishing trips.
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 sights 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.
Looking for more things to do near Danbury, CT? We are 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.