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 all the wonderful things to do in Wallingford, CT. Tour 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 in Connecticut. Many local restaurants offer live entertainment. The local wineries are a popular hang-outs with weekend performers. The Oakdale Theatre has scheduled performances by popular artists throughout the year too. If you’re looking for more than just the things to do in Wallingford during your stay at our romantic inn, venture out to other Connecticut towns and there are endless possibilities. We’re just 15 minutes from New Haven and less than 30 minutes from Hartford. Check out the entire list of our favorite things to do in Wallingford, CT and throughout New England below.

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

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Frank’s Garage Sale


18 South Orchard St.

Extraordinary Finds


144 Center St.

Wallingford General Antiques & Collectibles


202 Center St.

The Dressing Room


3 North Main St.

Fresh on Five Boutique


85 North Colony Rd.

Mia Bridal Boutique


169 Center St.

Zaccariello’s Formal Wear


170 Center St.


124 Center St.


28 North Colony Rd.


26 North Main St.


118 Center St.

Stacy T’s treasures                                                        203-265-9039

42 Center Street

Cindy’s Boutique                                                            203-269-9341

32 No Colony Road

Splat Art Studio                                                              203-889-6236

106 So Colony Road

Words on Wood

144 Center Street

Traditions Golf Course                                                    203-269-6023

37 Harrison Road

Jordon “IT” World’s Largest indoor Rope Course           203-812-9981

40 Sargent Drive New Haven CT

Castel View Balloon                                                        203-272-6116

1476 Highland Ave Cheshire

Quandary Room                                                             203-619-3008

342 Quinnipiac Street

Premium Crossing Outlets                                             1(860) 669-3066

Clinton, Ct

Tanger Outlets                                                                (860) 399-8656

Westbrook, CT

Schools / Universities

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.


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.


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.


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.


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 administer independent school entrance examinations.

Wine Trail

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


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.


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


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


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


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


Chestnut Hill, Litchfield, CT 06759


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


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


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


606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT 06484


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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