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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Ice Cream Shop
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“This seasonal farm stand and dairy farm is THE place to get the best housemade ice cream in creative flavors! There is often a line here on the weekends, but you won't be disappointed by the fresh and innovative choices and the classic, quaint New England charm of the place.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“Huntington State Park is a public recreation area covering 1,017 acres in the towns of Redding, with hiking, pond fishing, horseback riding.”
  • 10 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Inviting Bistro with good food, wood-fired pizza, outdoor patio and lively atmosphere.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a tasty local spot with an eclectic menu, located in a charming historic brick building, with a great back deck overlooking the Pootatuk river. They also have brunch and live music.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“$3 movies. Don't miss the huge mural of Newtown Scenes & Notables by local artist.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“Local vineyard close to the home. Featuring a variety of wines and a tasting room. Check out their website for a list of events.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Quality Italian food and best selection of craft beers on tap (in tap room) in the area. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food
“Wedding Venue 2 miles away...Stay with us and have your party just down the road. Beautiful out door counrty Wedding Place.”
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
“ Family owned grocery market, with a great bakery, meat and cheese department”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Excellent sushi along with fresh Chinese and Thai selections and a lovely atmosphere, just 10 minutes down the road in Newtown, CT”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“About a 20 minute drive to Newtown, but you will NOT be disappointed. Foodie heaven.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good food for the area, GREAT atmosphere - they have really nice outdoor seating. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Excellent, interesting and home made Northern Italian food in a cozy, warm setting, just 15 minutes down the road. They also have a pretty patio in the nice weather.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This darling little diner is a true Sandy Hook gem. You can't leave without checking it out...”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food
“Beautiful vineyard on a large piece of property, perfect for a relaxing day or to host an event. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Inviting Bistro with good food, wood-fired pizza, outdoor patio and lively atmosphere.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a tasty local spot with an eclectic menu, located in a charming historic brick building, with a great back deck overlooking the Pootatuk river. They also have brunch and live music.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Quality Italian food and best selection of craft beers on tap (in tap room) in the area. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Excellent sushi along with fresh Chinese and Thai selections and a lovely atmosphere, just 10 minutes down the road in Newtown, CT”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“About a 20 minute drive to Newtown, but you will NOT be disappointed. Foodie heaven.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good food for the area, GREAT atmosphere - they have really nice outdoor seating. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent, interesting and home made Northern Italian food in a cozy, warm setting, just 15 minutes down the road. They also have a pretty patio in the nice weather.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This darling little diner is a true Sandy Hook gem. You can't leave without checking it out...”
  • 4 locals recommend

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