From first-class restaurants and shopping to culture and events, a great day – or night – out is just a few steps away

Walk to dinner, dessert and a movie or live music

An eclectic mix of downtown retail offers something for everyone

Our Walkable Downtown Area Packs A Punch

New Canaan has always been considered a great place to raise a family. One of the many reasons is the community’s vibrant and walkable downtown area.

The area is a vibrant mix of 5-star restaurants, one-of-kind shops, high-end commercial outlets and cutting-edge fashion boutiques. On any evening, residents can walk to dinner, enjoy a movie, and get some ice cream -- without ever getting in the car.

Need a unique gift for a spouse, partner, friend or family member? There’s an eclectic mix of retail offerings that will satisfy everyone. Need to relax after a stressful week of work? Spend an afternoon at a day spa, get a haircut and style, or get a manicure and a pedicure at one of the many salons.

During the spring, summer and holidays, residents gather in the downtown area to celebrate a variety of community events that include sidewalk sales, village fairs, concerts and traditional holiday celebrations.

New Canaan’s downtown area has a lot to offer. Why don’t you join us sometime soon!