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While attending school in Bridgeport, you come to a very quick realization: there is absolutely NOTHING to do in Bridgeport.
Sure, downtown Bridgeport is decent, but in general, there is a definite lack of things to do. The closest malls are in Trumbull and Milford, and there really aren't any "hotspots" in Bridgeport either. Not to mention, it isn't the most aesthetically pleasing city.
That's why the Metro North Railroad is a blessing, especially for someone like me who doesn't have a car. There are numerous places to go, almost all of which have more to offer than Bridgeport, and are usually pretty cheap.
My top five places to go in Connecticut via Metro North:
5. Greenwich- A bit more rural than other parts of CT, it features a beautiful park and the Bruce Museum which is fascinating, close by. ($4.50, 45 minutes)
4. South Norwalk- SoNo features bars, good restaurants, and a terrific aquarium which also has an IMAX theatre.
3. New Haven- A traditional part of CT, it features great dining like Louis' Lunch, home of the first hamburger and many different pizzerias. It is also home to Yale University. ($3.75, 25 minutes)
2. Stamford- The metropolis of Southern CT. The city has a giant shopping mall which you can get lost in. It will also be the home of NBC Sports by the end of the year. ($3.75, 35 minutes)
1. Fairfield- A gorgeous city with a ton of things to do. You can find a theater two minutes away from the train station. You can walk down and find numerous high-end shopping stores and quality restaurants. There's also golfing if you're rich and into that. ($2.25, 5 minutes)
Alright, now go out there and explore!
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