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Wallingford (Connecticut)

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Wallingford (Connecticut)

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Wallingford is a city in Connecticut.


Wallingford is a town in New Haven County about 26 mi (42 km) outside of Hartford, Connecticut. It was founded on 10 October 1667 by the Connecticut General Assembly and now houses around 43,000 people. In Wallingford’s quaint downtown historic district you can find restaurants and shops. It’s easily travelled by foot, and perfect for scenic sightseeing.

Get in[edit]

By Car[edit]

Wallingford is located between New Haven and Meriden on the south and north respectively. It can be accessed by I-91 or the Merrit Parkway (Route 15). From points east off of I-95 take Route 79 in Madison to Durham, to Route 68 into Wallingford.

By Bus[edit]

  • CT Transit, 100 Leibert Road, Hartford, CT, Wallingford phone number +1 800 704 3113 . Local bus line runs Sa-Su.

By Train[edit]

  • Amtrak, 37 Hall Avenue, +1 800 872 7245. The Northeast Amtrak, or the Vermonter, runs from DC through New York City to Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

By Plane[edit]

The closest airport to Wallingford is Tweed New Haven Airport, a short 13 miles away. You can rent a car, take a bus, or taxi to get into Wallingford. Three car rental companies have desks inside the terminal: [http// Avis], Budget, and Hertz. Enterprise is also available in the area. MetroTaxi +1 203 777-7777 and Heritage Taxi +1 203 466-6666 can also be contacted. If needed { Connecticut Limo] can also be arranged for a pick up.

Get around[edit]

Downtown Wallingford is small so it is easily travelled on foot. Parking is free so you can leave your car and walk through the quaint town area.

By Car[edit]

  • Cheap Auto Rental Co. LLC, 384 South Colony Road, +1 203 269-1106 [2]. Must be 21 or older to rent a vehicle. Offers compacts, midsize, full size, mini vans, and jeeps. Rates from $23-$40 a day, 100 miles a day, $145-$240 a week, and $480-$695 a month. Truck rentals are also available.
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 600 North Colony Road, +1-203-284-3379 [3]. M-F 08:00-18:00; Sa 09:00-12:00.

By Bus[edit]

  • CT Transit, 100 Leibert Road, Hartford, CT, Wallingford phone number +1-800-704-3113. Local bus line runs Sa-Su.

By Limousine[edit]

  • Cosmopolitan Limo Inc., 4 Northfield Road, +1 877 912-7942 [4].
  • Encore Limousine, 39 North Plains Industrial Road, +1 203 284-9000 [5].
  • Hunter’s Limousine Service of Connecticut, 47 North Plains Industrial Road, +1 203 265-7056 [6].

By Taxi[edit]

  • Lexus Taxi, 43 Spice Hill Drive, +1 860 922-5990.
  • Transportation Solutions Inc., 29 North Plains Industrial Highway, +1 203 294-9877.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Nehemiah Royce Museum, 538 North Main Street, +1 203 265-4025. Also known as the Washington Elm House. It is the oldest documented house in Wallingford, visited by George Washington in 1775. For a time it was a museum, but has since been donated to the Wallingford Historic Preservation Trust.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Gouveia Vineyards, 1339 Whirlwind Hill Road, +1 203 265-5526. Th 11:00-20:00; F 11:00-21:00, Sa-Su 11:00-18:00. Cellar tours: Sa-Su 14:00 & 16:00. Overlooks the scenic countryside. Has outdoor seating in warmer weather. Must buy all beverages, but you may bring your own food to eat with their wine. Wine tastings are $8.
  • Holiday Stadium 10 Cinemas, 970 North Colony Road, Main theater: +1 203 265-7069, for movie times: +1 203 265-6911 [7]. Wallingford’s local movie theater. Concessions can be expensive, but has $5 movie Tuesdays. Kept clean. All regular shows $9.75 for adults, $7 for children and seniors.
  • The Oakdale Theatre, 95 South Turnpike Road, +1-203-265-1501 [8]. You can go see music performances and other events in the historic theater opened in 1957. Seats 5,000 people.
  • Prime Climb, 340 Quinnipiac Street, Prime Climb +1 203 265-7880, Mountain Fun +1-203-265-4006 [9]. Prime Climb: M 4PM-10PM, T-F 2PM-10PM, Sa 1PM-8PM, Su 12PM-6PM. Mountain Fun: M-Closed, T 2PM-7PM, W-F 2PM-9PM, Sa 10AM-8PM, Su 12PM-6PM. Rock climbing kids and adults. Mountain Fun provides a separate area for beginners and children. Great place to take kids. Special birthday party rates are available. Prime Climb Rates: Adults - $15, Children (under 12) - $9, Groups (of 8 or more) $12. Mountain Fun Rates: M-Th $15, F-Su $20.
  • Serenity Salon & Day Spa, 118 Center Street, 1-203-265-4419 [10]. Offers haircuts, waxing, tanning, massages, party packages, and more. Unique of other spas in the area, yoga classes are available at the Serenity Salon. Very relaxing environment. The facials are highly rated. Skin and body treatments $39-$79. Massages $44-$109. Haircuts $9-$83.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Canelli Jewelers, 22 Center Street, +1-203-269-5242 [11]. M-Closed. T-W 10AM-5:30PM, Th-F 10AM-7PM, Sa 10AM-2PM, Su-Closed. Specializes in wedding bands and engagement rings.
  • Bolio's Sporting Goods, 144 Center Street, +1-203-265-4919.
  • Brick Alley Boutique, 6 Meadow Street, +1-294-1110. Hidden in Downtown Wallingford, this store is a great find offering trendy women’s clothing and accessories.
  • DiFranco’s Quality Men’s Wear, 78 Center Street, +1-203-269-2555.
  • The Dressing Room, 3 North Main Street, +1-203-269-4333 [12]. M-F 10AM-5:30PM, Sa 11AM-5PM, Su-Closed. Wide variety of fashionable women’s clothing. Friendly, helpful service. Has the feel of an upscale, chic clothing store.
  • Mia Bridal Boutique, 169 Center Street, +1-203-284-3398. Mia provides personal service to each customer. Dresses for all formal occasions including weddings and proms.
  • Oh Baby! A Baby Boutique, 218 Center Street, +1-203-283-1700. Offers a variety of baby needs from designer baby apparel, gifts, baby accessories, and toddler clothing.
  • Zaccariello’s Formal Wear, 170 Center Street, +1-203-269-8652 [13]. M-F 10AM-6PM, Sa 10AM-3PM, Su-Closed. Men’s formal wear. The owner is known to be a bit pushy. Appointments are not necessary but encouraged to allow employees to better serve your needs.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Archie Moore's, 39 North Main Street, +1-203-265-7100 [14]. M-Th 11:30AM-12AM, F-Sa 11:30AM-1AM, Su 11:30AM-10PM. Classic American pub. Tight seating, but accommodating service and a very prevalent bar scene. Best wings in Downtown Wallingford.
  • Fratelli Pizza Rustica, 950 Yale Avenue, +1-203-697-9365 [15]. M-Th 11AM-10PM, F-Sa 11AM-11PM, Su-Closed. Authentic Italian cuisine. Also serves steak, veal, and seafood. Dinners range from $8.95-$24.95
  • Half Moon Coffee & Grille Café, 50 North Main Street, +1-203-265-4571 [16]. M-T 7AM-9PM, W-Sa 7AM-10PM, Su 8AM-8PM. Italian and Mediterranean cuisine and coffee. BYOB allowed. You purchase food in to-go style or order at the counter and be served inside.
  • Mr. D’s, 50 North Main Street, +1-203-626-5406 [17]. M-W 11AM-9:30PM, Th-Sa 10AM-10PM, S 11AM-9:30PM. Fresh homemade cupcakes, locally made ice cream, and large candy selection with hometown service. The town’s go-to place for all things sweet. Limited parking. Bakery prices $1.95-$2.75.
  • Neil’s Donuts and Bake Shop, 83 Turnpike Road, +1-203-269-4255 [18]. T-F 6AM-3PM, Sa 6AM-2PM, Su 6AM-1PM. Local bakeshop offering coffee, homemade doughnuts, and bakery goods. Small inside, nothing fancy, but seating is available.
  • Rick’s on 5, 765 North Colony Road (Route 5), +1 203-294-0231. M-F 5AM-2PM, Sa 5AM-1PM, Su 6AM-1PM. Traditional breakfast and lunch menu. It is one of the most popular restaurants in town, so it can be very crowded, but the service is fast. The prices very reasonable considering their large portions.
  • Sirinan’s Thai & Japanese Restaurant, 900 North Colony Road, +1-203-269-0826 ([email protected]). M-Su 11AM-10PM. Southeast Asian cuisine. Free WiFi offered. Not common knowledge for most in the area, but delivery is offered. Lunch $8.95-$28.95, dinner $10.95-$28.95.
  • Slider’s Sports Bar & Grill, 950 Yale Avenue, +1-203-793-7858 [19]. Kitchen: M-Sa 11AM-12AM, Su 11AM-11PM, Lounge: M-Th 11AM-12:30AM, F-Sa 11AM-1:30AM, Su 11AM-11PM. Chain restaurant offering classic American cuisine. The service is decent. People come for the wings.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Courtyard New Haven Wallingford, 600 Northrop Road, +1-203-284-9400 [20]. 149 rooms. Free swimming pool and fitness center access. Onsite restaurant, The Bistro. Rooms are well-kept and clean. $109-$184.
  • Fairfield Inn New Haven Wallingford, 100 Miles Dr, (203) 284-0001, [1].  edit 119 rooms. Offers free Wi-Fi and breakfast. Amenities include a swimming pool and fitness center. It is an okay experience for the price. Beds are soft, offering little support. $99-$120.
  • High Meadow Bed and Breakfast, 1290 Whirlwind Hill Road, +1-203-269-2351 ([email protected]). Five rooms. Situated on private farmland. Innkeepers live on ground floor, separate from guest living space. $110-$250.
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Wallingford-Meriden, 90 Miles Drive, +1 203-284-2600 [21]. 104 rooms. Free breakfast buffet included. It is a pet friendly hotel. Also offers a fitness center, swimming pool, and an in-room kitchenette. $119-$160.


Get out[edit]

Routes through Wallingford
New York CityNew Haven  SW noframe NE  MeridenHartford
HartfordMeriden  N noframe S  North HavenNew Haven
HartfordMeriden  N noframe S  North HavenNew Haven

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