Things to do in Wallingford, CT
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.
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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, 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.
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The Curiosity Shop
Frank’s Garage Sale
Wallingford General Antiques & Collectibles
The Dressing Room
Fresh on Five Boutique
Mia Bridal Boutique
Zaccariello’s Formal Wear
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.
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.
“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.
Less than 5 miles from our door via Hartford Turnpike to Mt. Carmel Avenue.
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.
We are less than 15 miles from Middletown via I-91 North with easy access just a mile away.
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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.
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
A wonderful Vineyard with great wines.
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
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
Open Jan thru Apr 30th: Sat and Sun 11am – 5pm; May – Dec 7: days
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
Open Wed – Sun 11 – 5pm
Open 11 to 5 Thurs – Sun, Apr – Dec 11 to 4 Sat. & Sun., in Jan. Open Feb. & Mar. by appointment only
Open 11am – 5pm. Friday, Saturday, & Sunday Closed: Nov – March
Open April to December, Friday, Saturday and Sundays 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and select holidays or by appointment
Open April – December, Friday & Saturday 12-7 and Sunday 12-5, select holidays and by appointment
Open March – Dec. Fri., Sat., Sun. & select holidays, 11am-5pm
Open June – December 22 8am to 6pm
Open year round. Fri, Sat, Sun from 11am to 5pm
Open 7 days a week 11am – 5pm. Tours daily at 2pm
Open Friday-Sunday & select holidays 11am-5pm March to December
Open April-December Fri., Sat., Sun. 11-5 p.m. and by appointment