South Norwalk promises nightlife, shopping, and waterfront dining―plus a little taste of heaven.
Before going back to the car, though, out-of-towners should stop by Chocopologie one more time to pick up something divine for the road. Fritz sells a sampler box of truffles that will make the drive a lot sweeter.
Where to Shop: Galerie SoNo, 135 Washington St.; 203/831-8332 or sonogalerie.com. Il Trittico, 119 Washington St.; 203/831-8748.
What to See: The Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water St.; 203/852-0700 or maritimeaquarium.org. The Norwalk Museum (41 North Main St.) displays an eclectic mix of items, from 18th- and 19th-century art and furnishings of the prominent Lockwood family to silk top hats and bowlers from the Hat Corporation of America, once based here; 203/866-0202. If the Lockwood collection piques your interest, visit the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (295 West Ave., 203/838-9799 or lockwoodmathewsmansion.org), where the Stepford Wives movies were filmed.
Where to Stay: Rates at the Roger Sherman Inn (195 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan) start at $110; 203/966-4541 or rogershermaninn.com.
From the May 2007 issue