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History buffs, appreciators of great architecture, and confirmed shopaholics will all have reasons to enjoy a visit to Danbury. Located in Connecticut, around an hour's drive from New York City, it's a serene and quietly charming city whose streets are lined with beautiful old buildings from just about every era in America's past. If you want to sound like a local, refer to it as Hat City – that's the old Danbury nickname from the days it specialized in producing that item of clothing.

Things to see

The most eye-catching part of Danbury is its central historical district. It's the commercial hub of the city, but it's also a place that draws visitors here for pleasure rather than business, thanks to the wealth of awesome and antiquated buildings which represent a variety of architectural styles. From opulent Colonial Revival to jagged Art Deco to Queen Anne towers, just walking along the streets will feel like you're going back and forth in time. To delve into the city's past even more, have a look around Danbury Museum, which is far from the typical treasury of trinkets. Its grounds hold perfectly preserved historic buildings including the John Dodd Hat Shop, built way back in 1790, which showcases some of the hats that made Danbury famous. Meanwhile, the Danbury Railway Museum is housed in an actual old station which was used for scenes in Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller, Strangers on a Train. To cool off on a sunny day, go for a dip in Candlewood Lake, which has a sandy beach and plenty of grassland to bask and picnic on.

Hotels in Danbury

Whether you're here for work or for a nice relaxing city break, there are hotels in Danbury to suit you. Generally speaking, accommodation is functional rather than luxurious, but that's not to say the hotels aren't smart and stylish. You can expect to find tastefully understated guestrooms with convenient facilities such as WiFi, flat-screen televisions, and minibars. Some even have swimming pools and spa facilities on the premises. The big chain hotels are also well represented, as reliable and comfortable as you'd expect.

Where to stay

There are 2 main clusters of hotels in Danbury, on either side of the central district. They are perfectly located whether you want to explore the historic streets in the heart of the city, or feel like heading out to see some of rural Connecticut. You'll also be close to Danbury Fair Mall, a huge enclosed shopping complex which is one of the largest of its kind in the state. Here you can browse designer boutiques, high street retailers, and also feast on everything from stonebaked pizzas to sizzling frankfurters.

How to get to Danbury

One of the best placed gateways for getting to Danbury is Westchester County Airport, which is located in the nearby community of White Plains. It has direct flights to and from major US cities including Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Orlando to name a few. Stewart International Airport is another potential arrival point for getting to Danbury, while those coming from further afield will likely land at one of New York City's airports. It's recommended you get a hire car as it's really the best way to explore Danbury and the natural beauty of its rustic surroundings.

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