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Things To Do

Once you find your way to this quaint New England town, it may be hard to go back home. You can fill your days with museums, galleries, and historic sites as you experience the rich history and culture of New England. Put on your walking shoes and explore our local antique and specialty shops where you might find some unexpected treasures. If you yearn for old-fashioned summer nights, you can dance under the stars at the town green or sit on a park bench with home-made ice cream.

Visit the local deli or farmer's market for a picnic lunch to enjoy as you hike a trail up a mountain or stroll along the river on the Linear Trail. You don't have to go far for entertainment. A number of local restaurants offer live entertainment. The local wineries are a popular hang-out (for residents in and around neighboring towns) with weekend performers, and the Oakdale Theatre has scheduled performances by popular artists. Venture out a bit and there are endless possibilities. We're just 15 minutes from New Haven and less than 30 minutes from Hartford.

See what's going on in town: www.americantowns.com/ct/wallingford


ShoppingBack to Top

The Curiosity Shop

203-294-1975

216 Center St.

Frank's Garage Sale

203-284-3786

18 South Orchard St.

Extraordinary Finds

203-265-1515

144 Center St.

Wallingford General Antiques & Collectibles

203-265-5567

202 Center St.

The Dressing Room

203-269-4333

3 North Main St.

Fresh on Five Boutique

203-265-5350

85 North Colony Rd.

Mia Bridal Boutique

203-284-3398

169 Center St.

Zaccariello's Formal Wear

203-269-8652

170 Center St.

203-269-2177

124 Center St.

203-294-1280

28 North Colony Rd.

203-269-3223

26 North Main St.

203-265-4419

118 Center St.

Schools / Universities Back to Top

A quiet and safe small town atmosphere when visiting students or attending school events. You will find our bed and breakfast listed with the Choate Rosemary Hall lodging, Quinnipiac lodging, Yale lodging, and Wesleyan lodging offices. Whether you come in for Parents weekends, commencement activities, or sports events, you can enjoy large, quiet rooms, and a full breakfast every day. Modern amenities include free satellite TV and high-speed internet access. All our suites have private bathrooms. If you must attend to work during your visit, we also have desks in most of our rooms as well as complimentary coffee and tea. Ask about an extended family suite for family members traveling together. We offer a well-lit, private, off-street parking area. It is a short walk to our downtown shops, Zagat-rated restaurants. Other services include banks, postal center, and public library. Transportation is available from major airports and the Wallingford train station has daily service from New Haven, CT, and New York City.

203-697-2000

333 Christian Street, Wallingford, CT 06492
A rigorous academic curriculum with an emphasis on character formation is at the core of our school's mission." For Choate lodging needs, we are the only private licensed and registered accommodations near Choate campus. Our ideal location places us midway between campus and downtown. Most campus buildings are within a 5-minute walk to our north. Downtown shops, restaurants, and services are an easy walk to our south.

203-272-5396

10 Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410
"Cheshire Academy enrolls boys and girls in grades 6-12 plus postgraduate who are interested in fulfilling their potential and are committed to making a difference both in themselves and in their community." Cheshire Academy is located less than 10 miles from our home. It is an easy drive, and taxi service is available.
275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518
Less than 5 miles from our door via Hartford Turnpike to Mt. Carmel Avenue.
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
38 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511
We are less than 10 miles from New Haven via I-91 South with easy access just a mile away.

860-685-2000

Wesleyan Station, Middletown, CT 06459
We are less than 15 miles from Middletown via I-91 North with easy access just a mile away.

Bunting & Lyon, Inc.

203-269-3333

238 North Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492
Publishes and distributes The Bunting and Lyon Blue Book of Private Independent Schools "A comprehensive guide to elementary and secondary schools in the United States, Canada, and abroad" Bunting and Lyon also administers independent school entrance examinations.

Wine Trail Back to Top

Wallingford is between I-91 and Rt. 15 in south central Connecticut; in the middle of the nineteen vineyards of Connecticut's Wine Trail. Now you can stay in the heart of the trail and enjoy this popular bed and breakfast with its large updated rooms and extra-comfy beds all in a Victorian atmosphere. Choose from popular amenities including queen or king suites, free wireless internet and satellite TV, whirlpool tub, fireplace, or private balcony. Not every room offers all of the amenities above so be sure to specify what you would like to have when making your reservation. While here, relax and enjoy our old-fashioned small town atmosphere as you walk to Zagat-rated restaurants or the home-made ice cream shop. When you come to breakfast in the morning, we'll have your personal menu selections prepared at your requested time by our in-house chef, and served on fine china in the dining room. Enjoy our English garden and meandering paths. Enjoy a game of chess in our large outdoor chess area with 37" King and Queen.
For more information on any of Connecticut's wineries, check the links below, or go to Connecticut Winery Tours

203-265-5523

Wallingford's Gouveia Vineyards is just a few miles away on the outskirts of town. They offer wine tastings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. You can bring a picnic lunch and enjoy wonderful views, music, and wine. There's even a pond for fishing on lazy summer days. It's a spectacular place for viewing New England's famous scenery.

203-284-0123

15 Wineswept Hill Road, Wallingford, CT 06492
A wonderful Vineyard with great wines.

866-2BISHOP

1355 Boston Post Rd. US Rte 1, I-95 Exit 57, Guilford, CT 06437
Tastings on Saturdays 12-4; Wine Sales 7 Days a Week: Mon-Sat 10-7; Sunday 11-6 Farm Market Hours: Mon - Sat 8 - 7; Sunday 9 - 6

860-664-0299

115 Cow Hill Road, Clinton, CT 06413
Tuesday thru Sunday 11am - 5pm; Tours of the wine cellar each day @ 1pm, Saturday and Sunday @ 1 and 3pm; Wine Seminars, 3rd Saturday of each Month, 5:30 - 7:30pm

203-775-1616

131 Tower Road, Brookfield, CT 06804
Open Jan thru Apr 30th: Sat and Sun 11am - 5pm; May - Dec 7: days

860-567-4045

Chestnut Hill, Litchfield, CT 06759

860-868-7954

25 Hopkins Road, New Preston, CT 06777
Open daily May-Dec, Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5 Jan-Feb, Fri & Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5 March-April, Wed-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5

860-535-0202

74 Chester Maine Road, North Stonington, CT 06359
Open Wed - Sun 11 - 5pm

860-379-8749

535 Town Hill Rd. (Rte 219), New Hartford, CT 06057
Open 11 to 5 Thurs - Sun, Apr - Dec 11 to 4 Sat. & Sun., in Jan. Open Feb. & Mar. by appointment only

203-929-8425

606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT 06484

860-824-5225

99 Lower Road, East Canaan, CT 06024
Open 11am - 5pm. Friday, Saturday, & Sunday Closed: Nov - March

860-464-2987

825 Colonel Ledyard Highway (On Route 117), Ledyard, CT., 06339
Open April to December, Friday, Saturday and Sundays 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and select holidays or by appointment

860-491-9906

42 Ives Road, Goshen, CT 06756
Open April - December, Friday & Saturday 12-7 and Sunday 12-5, select holidays and by appointment

860-267-8520

11 Shailor Hill Road, Colchester, CT 06415
Open March - Dec. Fri., Sat., Sun. & select holidays, 11am-5pm

860-651-3926

25 E Weatogue St, Simsbury, CT 06070
Open June - December 22 8am to 6pm

860-974-3549

108 Wade Road, Pomfret, CT 06258
Open year round. Fri, Sat, Sun from 11am to 5pm

860-535-1222

523 Taugwonk Road, Stonington, CT 06378
Open 7 days a week 11am - 5pm. Tours daily at 2pm

860-201-4654

599 Old Middle St. Rt. 63, Goshen, CT 06756
Open Friday-Sunday & select holidays 11am-5pm March to December

860-355-0271

32 Route 37 East, Sherman, CT 06784
Open April-December Fri., Sat., Sun. 11-5 p.m. and by appointment