== Background ==
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.
==Get In ==
''' By 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
Greyhound has frequent bus routes and stops that go through Wilton
Metro North Railroad Amtrak (MTA) trains run through Wilton's town center
JFK Airport is located 55 miles south of Wilton
La Guardia Airport is located 45 miles south of Wilton
*'''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.
*'''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
'''Wilton Pizza and Pasta''' 202 Town Green, 203-762-007, features jazz music, great pizza and atmosphere.
'''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.
Luca''' 142 Old Ridgefield Road, 203- 563- 9550, Zagat Rated, NY Times best restaurant in Fairfield County.
Olde School House Grill''' 34 Cannon Road, 203- 834- 9816, great food, great for brunch.
Mediterranean Grill Restaurant''' 5 River Road, 203- 762- 8484, Spanish, Italian and Moroccan influences.
Portofino Restaurant''' 12 Center Street, 203-761- 9115, family restaurant, reasonable priced.
Hunan Cafe''' 228 Town Green Center, 203- 761- 8998, great Chinese food, fabulous lunch prices.
Pinocchio Pizza''' 1 Center Street, 203- 762- 3700, great Italian style food, fast service.
Soup Alley''' 239 Danbury Road, 203- 761- 9885, best soup, great lunch destination.
Village Luncheonette and Pizza''' 88 Old Ridgefield Road, 203- 762- 5883, great for kids, great waitstaff.
Marly' s'' ' 101 Old Ridgefield road, 203- 834- 2000, comfortable atmosphere, great steak.
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.
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 of minutes away from the Wilton's border.
Silvermine Tavern''' 194 Perry Avenue, Norwalk, C.T., 203- 847-4558, 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.
Courtyard Norwalk''' 474 Main Avenue, Norwalk, C.T., 203- 849-9111, just a few minutes from Wilton's town center, reasonably priced and convenient.
Hilton Garden Inn''' 560 Main Avenue, Norwalk, C.T., 203- 523-4000, conveniently located, provides bus transportation.