10 Things to Do in Bridgeport That You Shouldn't Miss

October 2, 2017 Matilde Konrad

Bridgeport is a historic seaport city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. The largest city in the state, it is located in Fairfield County at the mouth of the Pequonnock River on Long Island Sound. As of 2017, Bridgeport had an estimated population of 151,267, making it also the 5th-most populous in New England Located 60 miles from Manhattan and 40 miles from the Bronx, it is bordered by the towns of Trumbull to the north, Fairfield to the west, and Stratford to the east. The Greater Bridgeport area is the 48th-largest urban area in the United States.
Restaurants in Bridgeport

1. Silver Sands State Park

1 Silver Sands Park Way, Milford, CT 06460 +1 203-735-4311
Excellent
46%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 350 reviews

Silver Sands State Park

Reviewed By ItIsSunny

Parking is free and, after leaving the parking lot, the paved & wooden walkways are well-kept. The walkways do drop abruptly into the sand, causing an unexpected drop & twisted ankle if you're not watching. The only toilet was a portable type in the parking lot. There were a few benches from which one could sit and watch the beautiful shoreline. Nice place to walk. Beaches were well-maintained.

2. Two Roads Brewing Company

1700 Stratford Ave, Stratford, CT 06615-6419 +1 203-335-2010
Excellent
71%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 162 reviews

Two Roads Brewing Company

Reviewed By hunter112 - Pawleys Island, South Carolina

I have never, ever in my life been welcomed more quickly or thoroughly by a brewery as I was here. Ryan told us the magnificent history of the building (it used to be a machine shop) and how the owners of the brewery put it all together just five years ago, it's a captivating tale.

The brews were marvelous, but I knew they were good from having tried them at Ambulance Brew House in Nanuet, NY, but they were so very, very fresh right at the brewery. It was stunning to look at, too, the artwork on the fermenters, the bar counter being made of recovered materials from the machine shop, and a beautiful sunset in the background. It was like "Beer in the Museum"!

We've already plotted our return on the way back.

3. Bow Tie Cinemas Marquis 16

100 Quarry Rd, Trumbull, CT 06611-4816 +1 203-365-6501
Excellent
14%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 35 reviews

Bow Tie Cinemas Marquis 16

Reviewed By thelmantimestwo - Fairfield, Connecticut

Great and high quality theather. Lots of movies, extensive concession stand. Good and comfortable seats.

4. Beardsley Zoo

1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06610-1600 +1 203-394-6565
Excellent
43%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 394 reviews

Beardsley Zoo

Reviewed By JuniorKP - New Castle, Indiana

Stopped here for a quick break. I ended up staying a couple hours. It's not a big zoo but it is a fun one. Many exhibits had glass observation points and many places to escape the rain (it was raining). This would be good for small children as a learning experience and just have fun.

5. Lordship Seawall

Shoreline Drive, Stratford, CT
Excellent
58%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 81 reviews

Lordship Seawall

Reviewed By maisiemom - Trumbull, Connecticut

This is one of the few places in the area where you can park and take a walk on the beach without paying or walking very far. Nice walk through the area as well. Get an ice cream at Marnicks and enjoy some rays and waves!

6. Fairfield Museum and History Center

370 Beach Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824-6639 +1 203-259-1598
Excellent
65%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Fairfield Museum and History Center

Reviewed By Charlotte M

In a beautiful location. I saw a photo exhibition and an illustrators exhibition(the guy who did poppers penguins), both in a small room each. The main exhibition was a history of settlers and local native Americans but skimmed over any areas of contention and didn't mention any history probably deemed uncomfortable. Also didn't have a single staff member talk to me and I was the only person in the whole place. Could do with a friendlier more personal vibe for a small local historical centre.

7. Walnut Beach

113 E Broadway, Milford, CT 06460-6102
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

Walnut Beach

Reviewed By sue53076 - Naugatuck, Connecticut

Just went here today. we go every summer! i love this beach! very family friendly, and it's been clean every time i've ever went. life guards on duty. restrooms close by. food truck and ice cream truck in the parking lot of course. only negative, wish it had outdoor showers. that would make it even better!

8. Bridgeport Bluefish Baseball Club

500 Main St, Ballpark at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, CT 06604-5136 +1 203-345-4800
Excellent
41%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 109 reviews

Bridgeport Bluefish Baseball Club

Reviewed By KRUIZ8204 - Bridgeport, Connecticut

I've watched a few Bluefish games. It's a nice place to spend an evening -- kids and adults alike seem to like it there. There's a few vendors from ice cream to craft beers and food. The prices are reasonable for a ballpark. It's so nice to see the trains go back in the background and watch the sun set.

9. Fairfield Cheese Company

2090 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824-5674 +1 203-292-8194
Excellent
82%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 38 reviews

Fairfield Cheese Company

Reviewed By Chris C - Fairfield, Connecticut

It is so nice to have a wonderful cheese shop in the area with knowledgeable owners and staff. I hope to be able to make it to more of the tastings this fall.

10. Short Beach

Dorne Drive, Stratford, CT
Excellent
37%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 78 reviews

Short Beach

Reviewed By Panyale - Kennebunk

you will enjoy going to the beach and sharing the day with seagulls, people digging for worm, looking at oysters in 2feet deep water! Or just sitting and feeling the breeze while eating your lunch!

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