Flights to Norwalk
Norwalk is an attractive historical city situated in the US state of Connecticut. Norwalk has become part of the New York metropolitan area though it has it own character and attractions to satisfy most visitors, and with the proximity to New York you could always visit NYC for a day trip or two.
There is no airport right in Norwalk, and the nearest one is about a half hour drive away, the Westchester County Airport (airport code: HPN), though larger airports like Laguardia Airport (code: LGA) and JFK are within an hour’s drive. Although there are options for flights to Norwalk from South Africa landing at the Westchester County Airport, you may well find it cheaper and easier to use JFK or La Guardia and then transfer from there. If you catch a flight to Norwalk via Westchester your journey will involve two connections such as through Atlanta and Washington with Delta Airlines, or via London and Philadelphia with Virgin Atlantic or South African Airways.
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The Tourist Attractions in Norwalk:
Norwalk is full of history, museums and culture making this an interesting and fun place to visit for young and old alike. Amongst the attractions on offer in this city that was established way back in 1651 are the following:
Norwalk has many excellent museums but a good place to start any visit to this city is the Norwalk Museum. Housed within what was formerly the South Norwalk city hall, this museum focuses on the history of the city, and if you’re interested in architecture the Colonial Revival building it’s situated in will probably appeal to you as much as the museum itself!
Mill Hill Historic Park
Norwalk’s Mill Hill Historic Park is a living history museum; a fact that makes this a popular visit with families with children. There are three buildings on the site – the law office, the schoolhouse and the town hall, plus an historic cemetery. The law office of Governor Thomas Fitch IV is the earliest building as this was constructed around 1740, while the schoolhouse dates from 1826 and the town hall from 1835.
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
The historic Lockwood-Mathews Mansion is now a museum that conserves this impressive home which has been declared a National Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in the Second Empire style of architecture the 62 room mansion is open for tours, and has featured in several movies. Nearby the mansion is the Stepping Stones Museum for Children.
Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk is one of the city’s top attractions and focuses on the Long Island Sound. There are recreated habitats where creatures such as seals, river otters and loggerhead turtles can be seen. There are many display tanks as well as two touch tanks plus a special exhibit of 14 scaled ship models.
When Should You Visit?:
Unless you enjoy cold and snowy winters Norwalk is best visited during its summer months when the weather is warm and humid! July is the hottest month with an average high of 29C, though from May to September temperatures are warm and pleasant. Rainfall cannot be avoided completely as every month of the year experiences precipitation of some kind, whether rain or snow.