10 Things to Do in Cos Cob That You Shouldn't Miss

July 30, 2017 Venice Greaves

Cos Cob is a neighborhood and census-designated place in the town of Greenwich, Connecticut. It is located at 41.033 north, 73.6 west, on the Connecticut shoreline in southern Fairfield County. It had a population of 6,770 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Cos Cob

1. Bruce Museum

1 Museum Dr, Greenwich, CT 06830-7100 +1 203-869-0376
Excellent
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4.5 based on 173 reviews

Bruce Museum

Explore Art and Science at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut.The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. Closing at 3 pm the eve before Christmas and New Year's Day.

Reviewed By GettinOn - New York, NY

The Bruce is a modest museum over all, and it is subdivided to provide space for two or three adult art exhibitions, a natural history section, and children's attraction spaces.

Rather than being a smorgasbord of not-quite satisfying morsels, however, the site is consistently delightful with bite-sized showcases and at least one or two mind-filling courses.

Examples will vary. We've visited to view drawings of big cats, many featured on Hermes scarves; African American quilts; Paris paintings featuring the city during its period of public lighting improvements; and most recently the current exhibition of Toulouse-Lautrec works on loan from the Herakleidon Museum.

Regardless of the specific current draw, there is large single room devoted to an interesting lesser-known artist - and a number of dinosaur-related enticements for youngsters. During warm weather, the grounds offer picnic possibilities amid prehistoric beast sculptures.

In short, this is a fun place for adults, kids and families.

2. Capitol Theatre

149 Westchester Ave, Port Chester, NY 10573-4549 +1 914-934-9362
Excellent
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4.5 based on 136 reviews

Capitol Theatre

Reviewed By ToireS - Cape May, New Jersey

Can't really begin to say how wonderful this theater is for live music. Spacious seating, good lighting and absolutely spectacular sound. Only negative comment is a timing issue-if there's an opening act-it would be nice to have that clearly advertised particularly if the main act won't come on for almost an hour and a half past show time. I have a feeling it's probably standard procedure for this venue but it's something a first timer wouldn't be necessarily be aware of and would like to know. That aside, I can guarantee that one concert here will keep you coming back for more!!!

3. Stamford Museum & Nature Center

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903-4096 +1 203-322-1646
Excellent
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4.5 based on 257 reviews

Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Seasonal fun awaits you at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. The 118-acre property is home to Heckscher Farm, an 18-acre working farm; Overbrook Nature Center; the Bendel Mansion, with changing exhibitions and pieces from the Museum’s permanent collection; an otter pond; Nature’s Playground; the Stamford Observatory; Animal Embassy; and more than 80 acres of hiking trails. The Wheels in the Woods Trail provides a universally accessible nature trail. Come discover, learn, and enjoy!

Reviewed By AdvancedCake - Thornwood, New York

Have made the 30 minute drive several times in the past year, with kids, well worth it. The outdoor animal enclosures and indoor exotic animal exhibit are usually our first stops. The excellent wooden playground with slides of various sizes is usually how we end the visit. The hiking trails are fun too, time permitting.

4. Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens

700 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase, NY 10577-1401 +1 914-253-2060
Excellent
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4.5 based on 80 reviews

Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens

Pepsi was one of the few corporations to seriously invest in modern sculpture, and the result is this impressive collection.

Reviewed By Mark W

In its intelligent selection of Twentieth Century sculpture, the PepsiCo Corporate campus offers an overview of the century's variety of sculpture. Regardless of the time you allot to your visit, you can experience the sweep of the century's sculpture. Ideally speaking, there should be accoustaguides for rent, so that the visitor can deepen his or her knowledge of the sculpture and the sculptors who created these magnificent pieces. Maybe in the future, but not yet.

5. Greenwich Avenue

Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, CT 06805 +1 203-622-0774
Excellent
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4 based on 177 reviews

Greenwich Avenue

Greenwich's main street is filled with upscale shops and restaurants.

Reviewed By VTwelltravelled - Middlebury, Vermont

I grew up nearby but hadn't been back in a few years - lots of nice boutiques have been added including stores like Velvet. In short, Saks is still there, many fine jewelry stores and high end boutiques that make this a fun/fancy place to shop or just walk up and down. Also fun to car spot as the avenue doubles as a Porsche/Range Rover parking lot so you don't have to go to a dealership to see every exotic car in existence!! That part has changed since I was a kid!

6. Bush-Holley House Museum

39 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob, CT 06807-2727 +1 203-869-6899
Excellent
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Bush-Holley House Museum

A 19th-century boarding house where artists rented rooms and where the first Impressionist art colony in the United States was established.

Reviewed By robcurtross - New York City, New York

Although the guide did a wonderful job in explaining the complex history of this house, it is essential that you buy the guide to the house if you want to fully understand it.

There is a small but very interesting gift shop, and we found the history of the slaves and the room that they probably lived in one of the most moving parts of our visit.

Another high point was the extraordinary number of paintings that were done in the house and featuring the exact rooms ofthe house. That begins as soon as you walk in the door and you see a young girl in a painting looking at the staircase that you are seeing in real life.

Very much worth while to both of us.

7. Cove Island Park

Weed Avenue, Stamford, CT 06901 +1 203-977-4140
Excellent
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4.5 based on 150 reviews

Cove Island Park

Reviewed By DickandPaulineP - Worcester, Massachusetts

We were babysitting our great granddaughter and took our granddaughters car that has a season pass on a Monday, otherwise $25 parking fee in season, Plenty of walking/biking/running trails and their is a tram (free) that seems to run about every 15 minutes to take you to different parts of the park. Nice playground for kids and the snack bar has a nice menu and plenty of snacks and drinks for sale. The beach itself is clean but the waters edge is covered with lots of crushed/broken seashells so be sure and bring foot protection. Also there is a good foot+ drop from shallow edge to water so be careful with kids, Lots of shade spotsb ut bet they go quickly on a weekend. Overall a very good place to spend a day or evening.

8. AMC Loews Port Chester 14

40 Westchester Ave, Port Chester, NY 10573-4324 +1 914-510-1000
Excellent
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4 based on 37 reviews

AMC Loews Port Chester 14

Reviewed By Apeman57 - London, United Kingdom

Excellent cinema and plenty of parking. What more do you need. Great selection of films. We go regularly.

9. Audubon Center

613 Riversville Rd, Greenwich, CT 06831-2624 +1 203-869-5272
Excellent
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

Audubon Center

Reviewed By Adventure Diva - Manchester, Connecticut

The Audubon Center in Greenwich is a great place to be in a natural environment and enjoy the sites. With 7 miles of hiking trails, you can enjoy peace and nature during your visit. Audubon Greenwich manages seven nature sanctuaries all of which are open to the public. Visitors are welcome to visit 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset.

There is an admission fee for the trails and center at the main sanctuary: $6 adults, $3 youth/seniors, FREE for National Audubon Society members.

101 W Putnam Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830-5328 +1 203-622-7947
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Flinn Gallery

Reviewed By NEasternUSA - New England

A separate gallery space in the Greenwich Library. This allows higher quality items to be exhibited, but gallery is not open all library hours. A lot of work goes into their exhibits which draw on artists from around the country. Opening receptions are well done with a dedicated kitchen for the gallery.

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