Best of Danbury:
Great Things to Do In and Around Danbury

Parks

  • Tarrywile Park & Mansion, Southern Blvd. (hiking, picnicking), Danbury
  • Roger’s Park, Main St., Danbury
  • Kent Falls State Park (north of New Milford), Kent Cornwall Road, (hiking, swimming, fishing, picnicking), Kent
  • Candlewood Lake, E. Hayestown Rd. (for residents but nonresidents can buy daily passes; swimming, boating and picnicking), Danbury
  • Kenosia Park, Christopher Columbus Rd. (near Westside campus), swimming, fishing, boating, picnicking,  Danbury
  • Squantz Pond State Park, Shortwoods Road, (swimming, fishing, hiking, boating, picnicking, New Fairfield
  • Westside Nature Preserve, Lake Avenue, (hiking trail starts at softball field), Westside campus, Danbury
  • Huntington State Park, Sunset Hill Road, (hiking, mountain biking, fishing), Bethel
  • Bear Mountain Reservation, Bear Mountain Road, (hiking, swimming, mountain biking, picnicking, Danbury
  • Farrington Woods, Mill Plain Road, (hiking, mountain biking), Danbury
  • Putnam Memorial State Park, Black Rock Turnpike, (hiking, museum, park activities), Redding

Movies

  • AMC Loews Movie Theatre, International Drive (off Federal Rd.), Danbury
  • AMC Loews Movie Theatre, Eagle Drive, Danbury
  • Bethel Cinema, Greenwood Ave., (foreign films, independent studio films, specials offered on Mon. and Tues.), Bethel
  • Bank Street Movie Theater ($5 Tuesdays), Bank Street, New Milford
  • Edmond Town Hall, Main Street, Newtown
  • Empire Cinema, NY-22, Brewster, NY
  • Palace Theatre, Main Street, Danbury

Coffee Houses and Diners

  • Molten Java Café, Greenwood Ave., (live music on Friday and Saturday nights; seasonal outdoor seating, Internet), Bethel
  • Mothership on Main, Main Street, Danbury
  • Rumors, Mill Plain Road, Danbury
  • Mill Plain Diner, Mill Plain Road, Danbury
  • 3 Brothers Diner, White Street, Danbury

Museums

  • Military Museum of Southern New England, Park Avenue, Danbury
  • Danbury Scott Fanton Museum and Historical Society, Main Street, Danbury
  • Danbury Railway Museum, White Street, Danbury
  • Charles Ives House, Mountainville Road, Danbury

Ice Cream

  • Dr. Mike’s Ice Cream Parlor, Greenwood Ave., Bethel
  • Dubl-Twister (across from White Hall), White St., Danbury
  • Cold Stone Creamery, near the mall, Backus Ave., Danbury
  • Il Bacio’s, Germantown Road, Danbury
  • Cream and Sugar Cafe, PT Barnum Square, Bethel
  • Ferris Acres Creamery, Sugar Street, Newtown

Local Restaurants

  • TK’s American Cafe, White St., Danbury
  • La Mitad del Mundo, Ives Street, Danbury
  • Two Steps Downtown Grille (Southwest), Ives St., Danbury
  • JK’s Texas Hot Wieners (American), South St., Danbury
  • Sycamore Drive-in (American), Greenwood Ave., Bethel
  • Bambu, Lake Avenue, Danbury
  • Mezon (Latin American, Spanish & Caribbean), Mill Plain Road, Danbury
  • Panda West (Asian), Mill Plain Road, Danbury
  • So-Ho Pizza, White Street, Danbury
  • Pippas Sports Cafe, South Street, Danbury
  • Molly Darcy's, Mill Plain Road, Danbury
  • Billy Bean's Cafe and Pub, White Street, Danbury
  • Pancho’s Tacos (Mexican), White St., Danbury
  • El Milenio Restaurant (Ecuadorian), North Street, Danbury
  • Ibiza Tapas (Spanish), Mill Plain Road, Danbury
  • Market Place (Farm to Table), Mill Plain Road, Danbury
  • Augie's Numero Uno Pizza & Restaurant (Italian), Germantown Road, Danbury
  • Sesame Seed (Middle Eastern), West Wooster Street, Danbury
  • Social 46 (American), Lake Avenue Ext., Danbury
  • Square One (American), Mill Plain Road, Danbury
  • Staniziato's Wood Fired Pizza, Lake Avenue Ext., Danbury
  • Planeta Brazil (Brazilian Steakhouse), Newtown Road, Danbury
  • Rosy tomorrow's, Old Mill Plain Road, Danbury

Recreational

  • Danbury Ice Rink (ice skating, hockey), Independence Way, Danbury
  • Mohawk Ski Area, Great Hollow Road, Cornwall
  • Thunder Ridge Ski Area, Birch Hill Road, Danbury, Patterson, NY
  • Woodbury Ski and Tubing Area, Washington Road, Woodbury
  • Golf at Richter Park (public course), Aunt Hack Road, Danbury
  • Monster Mini Golf, Starr Road, Danbury
  • Golf Quest (mini-golf and indoor driving range), Sand Cut Road, Brookfield
  • The Golf Performance Center (Driving Range), Ethan Allen Highway, Ridgefield
  • Fun Station, Mill Plain Road, Danbury
  • Brookfield Lanes Bowling Alley (just north of the 4 corners), Federal Road, Brookfield
  • Dolrbills Bowling and Family Entertainment, Danbury Road, New Milford
  • Danbury duck Pin Bowling, East Hayestown Road, Danbury
  • Danbury Sports Dome, Shelter Rock Lane, Danbury
  • Escape 101, Kenosia Avenue, Danbury
  • Liberty Paintball, Thunder Ridge Road, Patterson, NY
  • Trampoline Parks, Prindle Lane, Danbury
  • Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Francis J. Clarke Circle, Bethel
  • On Track Karting, Silvermine Road, Brookfield

Other

  • HART bus to Brewster, N.Y. (to catch the Metro North train to Grand Central station in NYC), call (203) 748-2034 for locations
  • Danbury Fair Mall, Backus Avenue, Danbury
  • Danbury Public Library, Main Street, Danbury
  • Elephant Trunk Flea Market, Route 7, New Milford (Sundays only)
  • Stew Leonard’s Dairy Store, Federal Road, Danbury
  • WCSU Westside Nature Preserve (start by the softball field and follow signs), Westside campus

Music

  • Danbury City Center concert on the Green, Ives Street, Danbury
  •  Ives Concert Park, Lake Avenue Ext., Danbury
  • Midtown Coffeehouse (Thursdays), White Street, Danbury
  • Daryl's House, NY-22, Pawling
  • Musicals at Richter, Aunt Hack Road, Danbury
  • Ridgefield Playhouse, E. Ridge Road, Danbury
  • Local Radio - WXCI (on campus), Danbury

Bookstore/Café

  • Barnes & Noble, Danbury Square Mall, Danbury

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