Things to Do in Norwalk
March 30, 2017
In relatively calm and quiet Fairfield County, Connecticut, about an hour's drive from New York City, lies Norwalk. With a population of more than 88,000 people, it's one of the more inhabited areas of the state and has a long history dating back to the 1600s. Nowadays, it's known as a peaceful community, one that embodies the spirit of Connecticut coastal living, and channels the beauty and charm of living in a smaller city environment. All well and good, but what is there to do once you get here? If you've ever considered moving into to Norwalk or Stamford apartments, you'll probably want to make sure there are ways to spend your time that don't just involve working and sleeping. Thankfully, this area is deceptively rich in the amount of things there are to experience. Let's explore.
What's Going On In Norwalk?
More than you might initially think, that's for sure. This slice of the Connecticut coast might seem like a sleepy town out of an old book at first, but a look beneath the surface reveals that there's plenty going on. From parks, to the ocean, to museums, and much more, Norwalk is primed to surprise you.
Let's start with some basics—the museums. Visiting the museum is a simple-but-fun activity that all ages can get behind, and Norwalk has no shortage of them for you to explore. There's the aptly titled Norwalk Museum, a converted town hall that has been re-imagined as a celebration of all things Norwalk. As you can imagine, they've got the lowdown on all of the important events and rich history that has taken place here over the years. A far cry from the run-of-the-mill history museum experience, though, this one keeps things fresh and interesting with innovative exhibits and a friendly, knowledgeable staff. On top of all that, it's free to enter, making it a perfect option for a date or family activity.
Staying on the museum front, there's also the SoNo Switch Tower Museum. It's also dedicated to preserving a little slice of the past but in a different way. Just what is a switch tower, you might be wondering? In days past, towers like this one were used to control stretches of railroad track, guiding the trains along their paths and making sure there weren't any accidental collisions. As the name suggests, they used switches and levers to accomplish this task, and the building remains as an honor to its historical significance. As with our previous example, this museum is also free to tour, making it a prime spot to hit on a weekend.
If history isn't your thing, though, you might instead try the Maritime Aquarium. Taking a look at life from the sea is always enjoyable, and at this particular aquarium, the enjoyment is augmented by the influx of new exhibits and constant focus on keeping the space vibrant. The Maritime Aquarium has an IMAX theater, conservation/research program, kid-friendly exhibits, and even does special events. This is all enhanced by the particularly welcoming atmosphere and dedicated staff, committed to sharing their passion for ocean life.
When you're done gaining knowledge about the area and marine animals, you can trek over to the Norwalk Harbor, the locus of Norwalk's deep connection to boating and fishing. Even if you aren't taking a craft out onto the water, there's plenty of reason to want to check out the harbor. Shopping and dining options abound, making this another ideal spot for a weekend out, no matter your personal tastes. The obvious choice, however, would be to check out one of the many seafood joints that line the water. Places like Overton's Seafood, Harbor Lights, and SoNo Seaport are well-known and highly rated for their numerous New-England (and other) style dishes. You're likely to score a meal to remember if you stop in for a bite.
Of course, Norwalk isn't just a series of places to stop in at. You could also participate in one of Norwalk's many community events, provided the timing is right. You can find the details of specific happenings on Norwalk's official event page. A sampling of fun events includes surefire hits like the Family Fun Day and Wine Glass Painting Workshop. These exciting options, among others, provide individuals and families alike with plenty to get into when the weekend rolls around. As you can see, the Connecticut coast is even more exciting than you may have assumed. Now all you need to experience it for yourself is a place to rest your head.
Ready To Look At Some Stamford Apartments?
Better yet, get a little closer to the action with a spot in Norwalk proper? The perfect location already exists—The Waypointe. This brand new complex is the spot for modern living, right in the heart of Norwalk. What sets the Waypointe apart? First off, the look. It's a contemporary building with all the trappings of an upscale, luxury paradise. At the same time, it has a traditional feel that blends in well with the surroundings of Norwalk, making it seem like it was always a part of the community.
When it comes to convenience, the Waypointe is hard to top. Being centrally located, it makes it easy for residents to get to their favorite shopping or dining destinations, or venture into the city without a plan simply to explore. As for the building itself, it's been designed to accommodate all sorts of lifestyles. Are you single and without a care in the world? There are plenty of one-bedroom floorplans that will help you keep things simple. A couple moving up in the world? Maybe a two-bedroom unit will work best for you? Families can enjoy one of the three-bedroom options, and the Waypointe even has penthouse units and tea house lofts for those that desire an enhanced degree of charm to their living space.
The list of community and apartment-specific amenities is long, and the atmosphere here is one of the most inviting you'll find. See why the Waypointe has become synonymous with the "good life." An evolved standard of apartment living awaits you within.