Top things to do in Norwalk

Museum in Norwalk

Stepping Stones Museum for Children

This museum is bursting with interactive, instructive fun, from the weather cycle to gravity to the principles of conservation. The Toddler Terrain is a hit with the under-three crowd and there is a fabulous playgro…
Aquarium in Norwalk

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

This aquarium focuses on the marine life of Long Island Sound, including sand tiger sharks, loggerhead turtles and harbor seals, with daily feedings at 11:45am, 1:45pm and 3:45pm. IMAX movies are also shown througho…
Museum in Norwalk

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

This is one of the best surviving Second Empire–style country houses in the nation, so it's no wonder the 62-room mansion was chosen as the set for the 2004 version of The Stepford Wives. The 2nd floor houses the Mu…
Venezuelan in Norwalk

Valencia Luncheria

Brightly colored, this local favorite looks like a bar and serves margaritas and home-style Venezuelan and Mexican food for lunch and dinner, and Western-style breakfasts. Most items on the diverse menu are made fro…
Cafe in Norwalk

Sono Harbor Deli & Cafe

This airy cafe with high ceilings serves Illy barista coffee and fabulous diner-style breakfasts with cafe-style touches at greasy-spoon prices. Recommended for its zesty egg-lemon-chicken avgolemono Greek soup and …
Pub Food in Norwalk

Local Kitchen & Craft Beer

Solid pub food like fish and chips backed up with some Connecticut ales (and those from further afield) make this a pleasant dining experience. Lobster waffles are among the unique platters, but if you're looking fo…
Irish Pub in Norwalk


The former saloon that became Donovan's was established in 1889. With an antique vibe, there's standard pub fare and cold beer. Known for its ½lb burger, giant moose head and assorted boxing memorabilia, it's a dark…
Mexican in Norwalk

Rincon Taqueria

Friendly staff and spotless surrounds welcome you to this homey Chilean-Mexican joint serving delicious tacos, tamales and burritos as big as a baby's arm. The salty lemon margaritas are way too easy to imbibe.
Barbecue in Norwalk

Bobby Q's

This credible barbecue joint doles out wicked wings by the dozen and smoky ribs with a range of tasty sides. Its location – a sprawling suburban condo complex – does little for the ambience, but staff is friendly an…
Museum in Norwalk

SONO Switch Tower Museum

Relive the days when operators threw manual switches from a control tower like this restored one, dating from 1896, to control railroad traffic on the tracks below. Perfect for the little train enthusiast (and maybe…