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Wilton (Connecticut)

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== Background =='''Wilton''' is a beautiful rural residential town in [[Fairfield County]] in the state of [[Connecticut]].
Wilton, Connecticut is a beautiful rural residential town in New England. Wilton is located in Fairfield County. The first written record of Wilton dates back to 1640. During The Civil War, Wilton was one of the stops for the Underground Wilton. Wilton has transformed itself from a small farming town to a suburban residential community. The total population is about 18,000. In 2007, CNN Money voted Wilton one of the best places to live in the United States. Wilton is located in Connecticut's Gold Coast, it is one of the most affluent communities in the U.S. Wilton is desirable for its proximity to New York City. Wilton residents often travel to New York City for business purposes, as well as the surrounding cities of Norwalk, C.T. and Stamford, C.T. == Understand ==
==Get The first written record of Wilton dates back to 1640. During The Civil War, Wilton was one of the stops for the Underground Railroad. Wilton has transformed itself from a small farming town to a suburban residential community. The total population is about 18,000. In==2007, CNN Money voted Wilton one of the best places to live in the United States. Wilton is located in Connecticut's Gold Coast, it is one of the most affluent communities in the U.S. Wilton is desirable for its proximity to New York City. Wilton residents often travel to New York City for business purposes, as well as the surrounding cities of Norwalk, C.T. and Stamford, C.T.
'''==Get in== ===By Car'''car===
From the SOUTH: Take I-95 N toward New Haven, take Exit 15 toward Norwalk/Danbury
From the NORTH: Take I-95 S, take Exit CT 15/Merritt and W. Cross PKWY
'''===By Bus'''bus===
Greyhound has frequent bus routes and stops that go through Wilton
'''===By Train'''train===
Metro North Railroad Amtrak (MTA) trains run through Wilton's town center
'''===By Plane''' plane===
JFK Airport is located 55 miles south of Wilton
 
La Guardia Airport is located 45 miles south of Wilton
 
==Get around==
==See==
*'''The Heritage Museum''', 224 Danbury Road, Phone: 203-762-7257, http://www.wiltonhistorical.org/pages/museum.htm. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This Heritage Museum provides a glimpse of changes in rural New England.
*'''Merwin Meadows''', 180 School Road. Merwin Meadows includes a pond, beautiful soccer fields and a playground. It is a great place to take children in the summer time. The Wilton Parks and Recreation holds a camp for school children at Merwin Meadows, during the summer months.   *'''River Road Gallery''', 21 River Road, Phone: 203-376-3887, River Road Gallery features a custom fine art and mirror framing store. The store features local and international artists. *'''Hurlbutt Street School''' 157 Hurlbutt Street, Phone: 203-762-7275, The Hurlbutt Street School was built in 1834. It is one room and tours are available upon request. 
==Do==
 
*'''Quary Head Park''', between 760 and 764 Ridgefield Road. Scenic trails for hiking and horseback riding.
*'''Allen's Meadow''', 425 Danbury Road. Running trails and soccer fields
 
*'''Weir Pond and Swamp Loops''', 735 Nod Hill. Voted one of the best running trails in Wilton
 
==Buy==
 
* '''Winged Monkey''' 5 River Road, 203-221-0123, small boutique, displays the latest fashion trends.
 
* '''Witchy Poo''' 24 Center Street, 203-563-9660, quaint store, great prices.
 
* '''Gap''' 21 River Road, 203-762-2740, located in the heart of Wilton center, clothes for men, women and children
 
* '''Outdoor Sports Center''' 80 Danbury Road, 203-762-8324, the place to stock up on winter sports gear, the employees are knowledgeable and trustworthy.
 
*'''TJ Maxx''' 14 Danbury Road, 203-834-7630, great deals, clothes for men, women and children
 
*'''Historical Christmas Barn''' 146 Danbury Road, 203-761-8777, magical experience for visitors, the store features handmade Christmas goods
 
*'''Toy Chest''' 21 River Road #700, 203-834-9969, provides the best toys available for children
 
*'''Chou Chou''' 21 River Road #500, 203-761-9999, small boutique, specializes in woman's fashion,
 
*'''Open House''' 9 Center Street, 203-762-3868, bridal registry available, offers the best selection of fashion and home products
 
*'''B Chic''' 78 Old RidgeField Road, 203-210-7037, great fashion, polite staff
 
*'''Borders''' 14 Danbury Road, 203-834-0600, had the latest books in stock, coffee shop featured in the store
==Eat==
'''Wilton Pizza and Pasta''' 202 Town Green, 203-762-007, features jazz music, great pizza and atmosphere.
* <eat name="Wilton Pizza and Pasta" alt="" address="202 Town Green" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Features jazz music, great pizza and atmosphere.</eat> * '''Orem's Diner''' 167 Danbury Road, 203-762-7370, great family place, fabulous dinner food. * '''Tom E Toes''' 5 River Road, 203-834-0733, great location, Try the BBQ chicken pizza.
* '''Tom E ToesLuca''' 5 River 142 Old Ridgefield Road, 203-834563-07339550, great locationZagat Rated, Try the BBQ chicken pizzaNY Times best restaurant in Fairfield County.
* '''LucaOlde School House Grill''' 142 Old Ridgefield 34 Cannon Road, 203-563834-95509816, Zagat Ratedgreat food, NY Times best restaurant in Fairfield Countygreat for brunch.
* '''Olde School House Mediterranean GrillRestaurant''' 34 Cannon 5 River Road, 203- 834762-98168484, great foodSpanish, great for brunchItalian and Moroccan influences.
* '''Mediterranean Grill Portofino Restaurant''' 5 River Road12 Center Street, 203-762761-84849115, Spanishfamily restaurant, Italian and Moroccan influencesreasonable priced.
* '''Portofino RestaurantHunan Cafe''' 12 228 Town Green Center Street, 203-761-91158998, family restaurantgreat Chinese food, reasonable pricedfabulous lunch prices.
* '''Hunan CafePinocchio Pizza''' 228 Town Green 1 CenterStreet, 203-761762-89983700, great Chinese Italian style food, fabulous lunch pricesfast service.
* '''Pinocchio PizzaSoup Alley''' 1 Center Street239 Danbury Road, 203-762761-37009885, best soup, great Italian style food, fast servicelunch destination.
* '''Soup AlleyVillage Luncheonette and Pizza''' 239 Danbury 88 Old Ridgefield Road, 203-761762-98855883, best soupgreat for kids, great lunch destinationwaitstaff.
* '''Village Luncheonette and PizzaMarly's'' 88 ' 101 Old Ridgefield Roadroad, 203-762834-58832000, great for kidscomfortable atmosphere, great waitstaffsteak.
*'''MarlyVillage Market's''' 101 108 Old Ridgefield road, 203-834762-20007202, comfortable atmospherefine food, great steak.service, catering is available
==Drink==
Wilton is a small town which was considered a "dry" town until 1993. Today, Wilton is considered "damp", which means that there are not any true bars or clubs located within the town.
* '''Georgetown Saloon''' 8 Main Street, 203-554-8003, great entertainment, different bands featured throughout the month, also one of the only places to go out in the Wilton area.
* '''Sky Bar and Grille''' 239 Danbury Road, 203-761-7700, perfect atmosphere, as well as great dining.
* '''Tavern on Seven''' 611 Main Ave, 203-642-3791, although not directly located in Wilton, it is just a few minutes over the border, great party place, popular place for the locals.
* '''Starbucks''' 21 River Road, 203-761-0408, casual place to socialize and study, it is located in the heart of Wilton's center, perfect spot to relax.
* '''Dunkin Donuts''' 35 Danbury Road, 203-761-8663, conveniently located off the I-95 Exit, great place to stop before work for a cup of coffee.
==Sleep==
Since Wilton is so small, it does not have any hotels or inns located within the town. These places are located in close proximity to Wilton. They are only a couple , but the neighboring town of minutes away from the Wilton's border[[Norwalk (Connecticut)|Norwalk]] has several options.
'''Courtyard Norwalk''' (203)849-9111, 474 Main Avenue
'''Silvermine TavernHilton Garden Inn Norwalk'''194 Perry Avenue, Norwalk, C.T., (203)523-847-45584000, although its not directly in Wilton, Silvermine Tavern is located in the Silvermine just a few minutes from Wilton's border. Silvermine Tavern offers a delicious buffet style Sunday brunch as well as a comfortable place to stay. 560 Main Avenue
'''Courtyard NorwalkSilvermine Tavern''' 474 Main Avenue, Norwalk, C.T., (203)847-849-91114558, just a few minutes from Wilton's town center, reasonably priced and convenient.194 Perry Avenue
'''Hilton Garden InnFour Point Sheraton Norwalk''' 560 Main Avenue, Norwalk, C.T., (203)849-523-40009828, conveniently located, provides bus transportation.426 Main Avenue
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