"Busy, Modern Little Connecticut Town" Ridgefield by msbrandysue

Ridgefield Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 38 photos

Why Did I Come?

I came to Ridgefield because it's featured in 1000 Things to See Before You Die: USA Edition. The town is known for it's fun shopping downtown area, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and Chez Lenard, a fancy hot dog stand! I loved all of it, completely.

My Favorite Part

I'd have to say my favorite part, other than the shopping (DUH!) was Chez Lenard. They had plain hotdogs and then ones featured on Martha Stewart and other culinary publications. I tried LeSuisse with cheese fondue and it was AMAZING.... I bought a can of soda and just sat at a bench across the street and enjoyed a quiet lunch watching the lil town life go by.

Surprise Attraction

The Orange Elephant was a little shop on the main street. They had ONLY children's books!! I loooooooved it. I found these super hero capes and my classroom theme for the upcoming year was super heroes so it was AWESOME. I was so excited.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great shopping, love the hot dog stand, fun museum
  • Cons:A bit out of the way, at least an hour to get here from anywhere else
  • In a nutshell:Love my little shopping area in NW Connecticut!
  • Last visit to Ridgefield: Jun 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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