Trumbull is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 34,243 at the 2000 census. RelocateAmerica.com currently ranks Trumbull, the only town selected from Connecticut, as one of the top 100 best cities to live in the U.S. Money Magazine ranked Trumbull #68 in their top 100 best places to live rankings of U.S. cities in 2007 and #77 in 2009.
The he scenic beauty the town has to offer is better accentuated during warmer days. If traveling in the spring or summer, pack lightly and enjoy the warm New England weather. It can get a bit hot, so pack some sunscreen if you are playing on walking around the town, or spending your day in one of Trumbull’s beautiful parks!
Centrally located off of Connecticut’s Merritt Parkway, Trumbull is an easy find for anyone new to the area. If traveling north, exit 48 off the of Merritt will take you to Main Street, close to the Trumbull Westfield Shopping Mall and home to many of Trumbull’s other local attractions. If coming from I-95, merge onto CT-15 S via the exit labeled “N.Y. City,” and you will find yourself on the Merritt Parkway headed towards exit 48.
If traveling South, Trumbull is easily found off the Merritt Parkway, or CT-111, as well. Exit 48 is an option again, but you will be presented with exit 47, which would take you to Churchill Road. If taking a right off of this exit, you will find yourself on another centrally located road in the town, where Trumbull Center is located. The center contains places to eat, places of leisure, banks, and other commodities.
Being such a small town, it is easiest to just get around by car as your mode of transportation. If looking to rent a car, there is a Hertz Rent-A-Car located at 180 Hawley Lane in Trumbull, close by the town’s Hawley Lane mini-mall. If you prefer to take a bus, there is a bus line that runs from Trumbull’s neighboring city of Bridgeport, CT, called the Greater Bridgeport Transit. With locations in numerous popular spots, such as on Main Street and Churchill Road, the GBT is affordable and efficient. The GBT runs Monday through Friday from 6AM-6PM, and Saturday from 8AM-12PM.
Indian Ledge Park, 307 Indian Ledge Park Drive, ☎ (203) 261-9828, . Indian ledge is equipped with an amphitheatre stage that makes concerts a huge hit! There are usually concerts every Friday night in the summer. Call ahead for tickets and visit the website for a list of showings.Tickets usually sell out quickly so get them while they are hot!edit
Bow-Tie Cinemas (Marquis 16), 100 Quarry Road, ☎ (203) 365-6500, . Dedicated to returning style and elegance to the movie-going experience. All the latest showings. Bow-tie offers movies in 3D and also has stadium seating. There are 3 concession stands and a room to host birthday parties. $5 on Tuesdays, $8 matinee, $10.50 nights. edit
Unity Park, 345 White Plains Road, . Great place to bring children in the winter and in the summer. Fully equipped with tennis courts and volleyball courts. You can usually catch a little league baseball game here. There is a pond for ice skating and a huge sledding hill too. Enjoy a game of horseshoes or a picnic in the summer time.edit
Tashua Knolls Golf Course, 40 Tashua Knolls Lane (Just off Tashua Road), . The town's most popular golf course. Golf lessons and a pro shop are also available. Rates are per day.$10-$50. edit
Hawley Lane Mall, 100 Hawley Lane (Rte. 15N to Exit 51. Turn right on Rte.108S; at 4th light turn left onto Hawley Lane.), ☎ (203) 338-4730. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. open Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.. This shopping center includes Target, Kohl's, Homegoods, Best Buy, Payless, Michael's Jewelers and other smaller retail stores. Not your typical "mall", it is easily accessible and easy to get in and out of. This shopping center also has a nail salon and bank. Target is located behind the mini-mall.edit
Westfield Trumbull Shopping Center (Trumbull Mall), 5065 Main St (From North-Take Route 15 (Merritt Parkway) South to Exit 48. Take a left at the exit and the shopping center will be on your right. From South-Take Route 15 (Merritt Parkway) North to Exit 48. Take a right off the exit and the shopping center will be on your right), ☎ (203) 372-4500, . Mon.-Sat. 10A.M.-9:30P.M., Sun 11A.M-6P.M. Department stores include Macy's, JCPenney, Lord & Taylor, and Target. It has a large variety of stores, such as Abercrombie, Charlotte Russe, Brookstone, and Teavana. The food court has multiple chain restaurants and Ruby Tuesday's and Johnny Rocket's are two on-site restaurants. edit
Marisa's Ristorante, 6540 Main St (Merritt Parkway (CT-15N) North: CT-15 N towards New Haven. Take exit 48 for Main St/State Hwy 111. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Trumbull/Long Hill/Monroe. Turn left at CT-111/Main St. End at 6540 Main Street on right. Merritt Parkway (CT-15S) South: CT-15 S towards Bridgeport. Take exit 50 toward Trumbull. Merge onto CT-127/White Plains Rd. Continue to follow CT-127. Turn right at CT-111/Main St. End at 6540 Main Street on right), ☎ (203) 459-4225, . Mon.-Sat. 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. open Sundays 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.. Offers catering for parties. Enjoy live bands on Fr and Sa nights. One of the better restaurants in town if you love traditional Italian food, need reservations for Fr and Sa nights.$20-$30. edit
Ichiro Japanese Restaurant (Hibachi), 900 White Plains Road (Trumbull Shopping Center), ☎ (203) 261-8818. Mon.-Sat. 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. open Sundays 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.. Known for their sushi and habachi. Great staff members who make this a fun and entertaining family restaurant. You can sit down at a table or sit at a habachi table where the chef cooks right in front of you.$15-$20. edit
Prime One Eleven, 51 Monroe Turnpike (Past the Route 25-Route 111 Intersection), ☎ (203) 220-6615, . A new, modern American steakhouse, where they put their heart into your food. $5-$30. edit
Chip's Family Restaurant, 43 Monroe Turnpike (Across from Home Depot at the Route 111 Shopping Center), ☎ (203) 590-3331, . Serving a huge selection of pancakes, hearty breakfast, and creative lunches, Chip's is a Fairfield County staple.$5-$10. edit
Marie's Sandwich Shop, 920 White Plains Road (Trumbull Center). Trumbull's legendary sandwich shop is reopening and better than ever after 40 years!$5-$15. edit
Franco Gianni's, 8 Broadway Road (On the Long Hill Green), ☎ (203) 268-1616, . A family owned pizza joint, offering large portions of homemade traditional Italian entrees in a casual atmosphere. $2-$20. edit
Madison Pizza, 4235 Madison Avenue (A short drive from the mall), ☎ (203) 459-9492, . Tue - Sun, 11am - 10pm. Gourmet pizza, pasta, veal parmigiana and more await at this fast and friendly restaurant. $5-$20. edit
Parallel Post, 180 Hawley Lane (Inside the Trumbull Marriott), ☎ 203-380-6380, . A modern, farm-to-table restaurant with a daily changing menu, serving gourmands with local, organic ingredients and a passion for cooking. $10-$40. edit
Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway, 180 Hawley Lane (From Laguardia Airport driving directions: take the Whitestone Bridge to the Hutchinson River Pkwy. to Rte. 15N to Exit 51. Turn right on Rte.108S; at 4th light turn left onto Hawley Lane.), ☎ 1-203-378-1400, . checkin: 4 p.m.; checkout: 12 p.m.. These Fairfield County accommodations feature 324 guest rooms with high-speed Internet access. This hotel offers rooms with amenities that ensure a comfortable and productive stay in Trumbull. J.Porter's Restaurant and Bar is right on-site and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Trumbull Marriott also has an indoor and outdoor pool plus a brand new fitness center. On the Rox is a seasonal grille offered poolside.$129-$209. edit