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With high-rise buildings full of large corporations, and a huge concentration of Fortune 500 companies, Stamford is a booming city full of entrepreneurs and commuters who take the short train ride to New York every morning. However, it's not all business, and the city has a reputation for being a cultural hub with an impressive arts center and lots of high profile music acts and exhibitions passing through on tour.

Things to see

Stamford Town Center is a modern, glass-fronted mall set over 5 floors, with large department stores, big brand shops, stylish boutiques, and casual restaurants. With indoor, seasonal events always going on, it's a busy shopping center that's a great way to escape from gloomy weather. If you feel like getting some exercise on your vacation then head for the gigantic Chelsea Piers, a modern sports stadium that features 2 ice rinks, an olympic sized swimming pool, fun water flumes, a gymnastics center, and much more all under one roof. Stamford Public Library, also known as the Ferguson Library is housed inside a historic, red brick building with dramatic steps and pillars at the front. In here you'll find a calm and peaceful environment where you can study, hold a meeting, or simply browse the impressive collection. The Palace Theatre is part of the arts center downtown and has a cozy, opulent feel thanks to the 1920s architecture. You can admire the intricate carvings and details before the house lights go down, and there's a busy calender of events from world-class musical acts to family friendly shows.

Hotels in Stamford

The city is full of large, chain hotels, allowing you to get great Stamford hotel rates for your stay. Many properties are have between 3 and 4 stars, offering comfortable facilities for business travelers such as conference rooms, car services, 24 hour business centers, and event catering. There are also plenty of leisure facilities to help you enjoy your stay, and these can include fitness centers, free WiFi, indoor pools, and a choice of bars and restaurants. Rooms are also well-equipped for both business and pleasure, and you'll enjoy lots of extra amenities such as flat screen televisions, coffee makers, video game consoles, free newspapers, room service, and premium bedding to sink into at the end of a long day.

Where to stay

Stamford has a large downtown area that's a mixture of modern highrise and older buildings. Here you'll find lots of cultural and fun events going on, from French markets with stalls piled high with tempting foods, to art crawls where local artists display their work proudly in the windows of various businesses. There's a huge range of restaurants concentrated in the downtown area, from sandwich bars and cozy cafés to bistros and fine dining establishments serving world-class cuisine. At night there are many lively bars near the college district, as well as some larger nightclubs for dancing until dawn.

How to get to Stamford

Westchester County Airport is small, yet has some great connections across the USA with major airlines, and from here it's just a 20 minute drive into Stamford, with plenty of rental cars available. There's also a bus service that takes you to the center of White Plains, and you can then get a bus directly to Stamford with the journey taking about 45 minutes. Stamford is also part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority which covers New York City and the surrounding areas, and many international travelers arrive via LaGuardia Airport where you can simply take a bus to Harlem, and then change for a train to Stamford, with the journey taking about an hour and 20 minutes.