Holidaymakers looking for an exciting vacation by the east coast of the United States may like to try Fairfield County. There are many interesting things to do and see in this scenic area of North America. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, apartments and campgrounds.
Fairfield County has many beaches at places such as Stamford and Westport, where holidaymakers can relax and enjoy the sunshine. Numerous watersports can be done in this region including canoeing, kayaking, sailing, fishing and swimming. Many walking, cycling and horse riding trails are open to visitors with guided tours provided as well. There are several golf courses in Fairfield County including two 18-hole courses at the D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course. Fitness centres and spas are located here too as well as swimming pools and tennis courts. To get a different perspective of Fairfield County, tourists can also take balloon rides over the area. Numerous restaurants, bars and inns are located here offering a wide range of cuisine from around the world including Italian, Indian, Peruvian, Asian, French, Indonesian, Mexican and Mediterranean fare. Shellfish and fish are particular specialities in Fairfield County. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drinks from the grocery stores and markets in the area.
The county has numerous galleries open to the public including City Lights Gallery in Bridgeport and the Westport Arts Center. A number of museums such as the Barnum Museum and the Discovery Museum & Planetarium are also located in Bridgeport. Wildlife lovers may like to visit the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk and Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport.
South Norwalk and Stratford boast wonderful lighthouses that are well worth a visit. Fairfield County has many beautiful nature centres and gardens with Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens and New Canaan Nature Center particular highlights. There are many parks in the area too such as Mianus State River Park and Sherwood Island State Park.
The warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of 82 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum temperature of 23 degrees Fahrenheit. The annual average precipitation is 46 inches with rainfall fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The wettest month of the year is May with an average rainfall of 4.5 inches.
The drive from Fairfield County to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York can take between one hour and 20 minutes and an hour and 50 minutes depending on traffic. Passengers can fly direct to JFK from other U.S cities including Los Angeles, Miami and Washington as well as Montreal and Toronto in Canada. Visitors from countries outside the U.S can fly direct from major cities such as Beijing, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, Rome and Sydney. There are car rental companies situated at each terminal including Avis, Budget, Dollar Rent a Car, Enterprise, Hertz and National Car Rental.