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Things to do in Bridgeport

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Zoo
“Incredible historic zoo, lots of beautiful animals that can't be released into the wild.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Lodging
“Beach requires parking fee for non residents during summer months. You can take an uber or park in nearby neighborhood and walk in to avoid paying car fee.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“An alternate to the CT Post Mall that's right off the parkway. Some different stores & brands. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Our previous guests went here and highly recommended this pizza joint. They said “it was one of the best pizzas we’ve ever had!”. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Great spot to go with family, really cute little shops along the water, as well as great food and live music!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Our family has been going here for years. Very friendly environment and the food is great!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Hop on the Bridgeport Ferry to Long Island! Tickets are $20 per adult (discounts for seniors and kids) and takes 1hr and 15mins to get to Port Jefferson, NY. Port Jefferson is great and everything is super accessible and in walking distance of the ferry. Food recommendations: 1. Old Fields 2. Pasta Pasta 3. Prohibition 4. C’est Cheese”
  • 3 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Open concept, great food & beer, and the best hang out spot in the south end of Bridgeport. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“All-ages museum & planetarium featuring hands-on exhibits with a focus on science & outer space.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Transportation
“A scenic and affordable alternative to driving along I95 to/from Connecticut. Bring your car or travel as a foot passenger. Regular transportation across the Long Island Sound; docks in Bridgeport, CT.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Huge Park and beach right near the University of Bridgeport Campus. Boardwalk along the beach that is a few miles long.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Hockey Arena
“Massive 10.000 seat Arena featuring concerts, shows, tournaments, conventions and more”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Black Rock restaurant with great food and brunch with live music on weekends.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Just a quick ferry ride over to Port Jefferson town in Long Island, you can even take your car on the ferry!”
  • 4 locals recommend
University
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Our previous guests went here and highly recommended this pizza joint. They said “it was one of the best pizzas we’ve ever had!”. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Brewery
“Open concept, great food & beer, and the best hang out spot in the south end of Bridgeport. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Great spot to go with family, really cute little shops along the water, as well as great food and live music!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Black Rock restaurant with great food and brunch with live music on weekends.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Brazilian Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“A feminist restaurant – bookstore with a seasonal vegetarian menu. Delicious, with wonderful staff and beautiful location.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“really a sports bar, always open late and in walking distance. great for snow days :) ”
  • 3 locals recommend

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