Thrills and Chills Await You This Halloween

Haunted hay rides in Stamford CT are just part of all the exciting events taking place this October.

All the signs of fall are coming out. Pumpkins, ghosts, witches and excited children are everywhere you look. Kids love any chance to get into the spirit of the season, and you will be able to find plenty of family friendly Halloween fun in Stamford CT.

The Beardsley Zoo Howl-O-Ween is an event that children of all ages can enjoy. There will be magic shows, face painting and many other options for entertainment. The older and braver kids can go through the scarier attractions such as the Haunted Hayride, Farmer Beardsley's Farmstead and the Ghastly Greenhouse. Howl-O-Ween begins on October 17, 2015, and takes place on Fridays and Saturdays until Halloween night.

Halloween Fun in Stamford CTFairview Tree Farm gets in the spirit by selling pumpkins and other seasonal favorites during the day. At night, it runs its Legends of Fear event, which is perfect for kids 8 and up. You can go on the Haunted Hayride and then follow the Melon Head Revenge Walking Trail. Both are loaded with scares that will have you screaming with delight. There will also be monsters you can take pictures with and concession stands where you can buy warm beverages and seasonal treats.

A Haunting at Mill Hill is a ghostly tour through a graveyard. You can hear stories of the locals who aren't resting peacefully in the ground on October 23 and 24.

October 31 is the Monster Mash at the Stepping Stones Museum for Children. At the event, kids will be able to take part in a treasure hunt and other games. There will also be a chance for them to make masks and decorations.

When you book a room at Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, you will be staying in a convenient location for visiting any of these great events.  Visit our website to learn about our special packages we offer.

Let Our Hotel Make Your Next Meeting a Success

Business professionals are learning the benefits of hosting their next meeting at an IACC certified meeting space in Stamford Ct.

When you plan your meetings at Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, you're presented with a host of options to create a comfortable and more engaging environment for your staff and clients. We provide over 50,000 square feet of meeting space in Stamford Ct, split into a variety of venues to suit your needs, and our staff provides all the tools and help you need to stage your event with ease. Speak with one of our onsite professional meeting planners to outline your needs and develop a plan, and rely on our audiovisual equipment and support staff to enhance your presentation. All our meeting spaces are equipped with 1 gigabyte of wireless high-speed Internet access.

Meetings at Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting CenterWhether you're holding a team building exercise or a conference, our range of rooms covers everything you need. We have 30 breakout rooms capable of housing up to 700 people if you're hosting a smaller meeting or need to break up a larger group. Our largest ballroom is 10,000 square feet, perfect for large corporate conferences. However, the centerpiece of our hotel is the three season garden pavilion, able to seat up to 1,000 people. This gorgeous outdoor venue provides a nice change of pace for your conference or meeting. Many of our spaces are IACC certified, ensuring a standard of quality you can trust in.

If you're looking for an IACC certified meeting space, look no further than Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center. We provide all the conference space you need along with a range of rooms and amenities to make sure you and your guests are comfortable during your stay. Our proximity to Westchester, LaGuardia, and JFK Airports makes us an ideal choice if you're in need of a meeting space near NYC.

Special Packages Offers to Make Your Stay Enjoyable

These hotel packages near downtown Stamford offer discounts on a relaxing bed and breakfast experience.

The beautiful city of Stamford in southwestern Connecticut is a charming New England destination. There are plenty of attractions and events to complement a family vacation or a romantic weekend for you and your partner. Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center is a great choice if you're searching for where to say in Stamford CT. Our comfortable hotel is located near downtown Stamford, and we offer special packages and discounts for our guests.

Special Hotel Packages From Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting CenterStamford's rustic New England charm makes a magical romantic getaway any time of year. One of the best discount deals to be found on our property is Hilton's Bed & Breakfast Package. You and your partner can begin your weekend with a romantic dinner at our restaurant, Senses, which offers a creative take on contemporary American cuisine. After a refreshing night's sleep in a comfortable room and a delicious complimentary breakfast, you'll be ready for some retail therapy at the Stamford Town Center Mall, which offers 130 high-end retailers like Armani, Coach and Brooks Brothers. You and your partner can wrap up your weekend with an evening of entertainment and fun at the nearby Mohegan Casino.

Our hotel also offers exclusive discounts if you're planning a family vacation to Stamford. You'll have plenty of extra cash for family-friendly attractions like the Chelsea Piers Connecticut and Sheffield Island Lighthouse with our special hotel packages. We offer a 20 percent discount for anyone who makes advance reservations, and we offer a 10 percent discount for all current and former military members who are on a leisure trip. We're also conveniently located near transportation hubs to New York City if you decide to take your group to a Broadway show. Browse our website to learn more about discount deals from Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center.

Fall Foliage in Stamford CT Always a Spectacular Display

Visit the parks in Stamford to see fall foliage in CT this year.

There are many things to do in Stamford CT during the fall. One of the most romantic activities to enjoy is taking a drive through the countryside with your special someone to admire the changing leaves. Whether your call it the summer's last hurrah or the trumpet call of autumn, the lovers and the dreamers in this life truly appreciate this spectacular show of color.

Fall Foliage in Stamford CTFor those who want to experience fall in all of its glory, you can visit the Norwalk River Valley Trail. Walking hand in hand, you will hear the rustle of leaves and the whisper of the water as you see fall colors up close.

You can also visit the Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens as part of your fall foliage experience. There, you can take in the change of seasons as you walk along manicured paths enjoying plantings and specimens from all over the world.

Cove Island Park is another favorite destination among those who decide to take time to refresh their souls with the beauty of fall. You will feel the stress of everyday life melt away as you gaze out at the tranquility of a sandy beach or study the purposefulness of birds preparing for their southward journey. Sharing this with the one you love makes it that much more rewarding.

With so much to do in Stamford during the fall, we suggest that you make a romantic weekend of it. Surprise your loved one with a weekend getaway that is sure to be the source of many beautiful memories. The Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center is the perfect place to stay during your romantic weekend. Our rooms are designed around comfort and relaxation, and our well-appointed rooms and suites provide everything you require for an amazing weekend.

Pre-season Launches with Football Games at MetLife Stadium

Another season of exciting football games at MetLife Stadium kicks off.

Football at MetLife Stadium attracts people from across the Tri-State area and around the country. Located in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the sports complex hosts football games played by two of the most exciting professional teams hitting the field in the United States today. The stadium is unique in that it is the only one used by two football franchises.

Football Games at MetLife StadiumDespite being a shared facility, fans of both teams that play football games at MetLife Stadium will feel at home. The facility is outfitted to match the needs of each specific team and its fan base. For example, even the color of lighting used at the stadium changes to match a particular team's style depending on who is scheduled to play on a given day. When it comes to where to see a football game in the Tri-State area, MetLife Stadium is the venue of choice.

Football fans staying at the Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center can easily attend professional football games at MetLife Stadium by taking the train to the sports venue. The Amtrak Stamford Metro North Station is conveniently located close to our hotel, so you can catch a train after the game and completely avoid traffic.

In addition to taking in a game or two at MetLife Stadium, our guests frequently enjoy other activities and sightseeing opportunities in and around the New York area. Our experienced team members are always available to assist guests in discovering the best entertainment and dining within a convenient distance from our property.

We welcome reservations at Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center for the upcoming pre-season and regular season games. Information on football games near NYC being played at MetLife Stadium is available online to assist you in coordinating a stay at our hotel.

The Live Green Connecticut! Festival is Coming Soon

This is the event that brings together the best healthy living solutions in a family-fun festival.

The Live Green Connecticut! festival is the largest healthy living event all year in the Stamford area, so make your plans to enjoy this weekend of family-fun activities, Saturday, September 19, and Sunday, September 20 at Taylor Farm Park.  

Live Green ConnecticutLGCT also brings in a ton of fun for your dog, with a dog parade on both days. You and your faithful companion may even win a prize, but do make sure to bring a leash for attending the event with your dog. There will be vendors that have the latest in healthy pet food choices, so your beloved pets can enjoy a healthier lifestyle too.

You'll find an intriguing group of over 200 sustainable green products exhibits, which includes a special statewide children’s art exhibit. It consists of over 200 drawings from children on the theme of “My Favorite Tree.” There will be plenty more for children to explore and play with. The Kids’ Zone area will be packed with fun ways to learn about sustainable living.

This is the 6th annual production, and this festival has something to delight everyone, such as great music, fantastic foods, cool cars and plenty of shopping opportunities. You will even be able to dispose of mattresses in an environmentally friendly area this year.

The Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center welcomes all the visitors to this great event. We would like to extend an invitation to start your day by dining at our restaurant, Senses. Join us after a fun day at the festival to unwind, and enjoy a casual meal.

We also provide luxurious accommodations and a great location from which to explore all the fun attractions and events in the Stamford area. September, with the changing leaves, can be one of the most beautiful times of the whole year to visit.

Arts and Crafts on Bedford Is Coming Soon

Come out and enjoy autumn's craftiest block party.

Fall is the season for craft show lovers. As the leaves begin to change, crafters look for places to sell their wares. Enjoy the change in the seasons and be sure to join us for the Arts and Crafts on Bedford outdoor craft show September 19 and 20. The street will be blocked off for an entire weekend of good food, arts, crafts and family fun.

Arts and Crafts on BedfordThe annual Arts and Crafts on Bedford event is a great way to reconnect with family and friends while enjoying the creativity of the region's best crafters and artisans. Enjoy the start of a New England autumn as you take a leisurely stroll down Bedford Street admiring the festivities.

This outdoor craft show in downtown Stamford has plenty of family-friendly activities planned for the weekend. Your kids will have a blast at the exhibits and learning stations sponsored by the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. Plus, there will be plenty of hands-on activities presented by the Bartlett Arboretum as well as a petting zoo full of farm animals.

Craft shows are a great place to get a head start on your Christmas shopping. This year, the Stamford downtown outdoor craft show will feature over 100 vendors offering their creative wares for you to purchase. While you browse the vendors, take some time to enjoy some of the city's best sidewalk cafes and local musicians.

Because it is less than a 10-minute drive from Downtown Stamford, Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center would be the perfect place to stay while you take in all that the Arts and Crafts on Bedford street fair has to offer. Stay the weekend with us and be refreshed and ready for your Monday, whatever it may bring.

Attend the Greenwich WINE + FOOD Festival Presented by Serendipity

Eat great food, help charity and see live musical performances.

If you're in the mood to take an early autumn getaway to a scenic New England spot, you should make it a point to attend the fifth annual Greenwich WINE + FOOD Festival presented by Serendipity. This will be an exciting event for foodies and anyone who wants to experience some of the region's very best cuisine and wine. You can also have the satisfaction of supporting a worthy cause, as the festival will benefit Paul Newman's The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, which provides a free camp experience for children with serious illnesses and their families.

Greenwich WINE & FOOD Festival presented by SerendipityThe Greenwich WINE & FOOD Festival to benefit Paul Newmans The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp will be hosted from September 24-26, 2015 at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Connecticut. The following are just a few of the highlights on the schedule:

September 24 -Wine Under the Stars, a five-course dinner accompanied by award-winning wines.
September 25 – Most Innovative Chefs Gala, where Serendipity's 2015 Most Innovative Chefs prepare some of their signature dishes for guests.
September 26 – Grand Tasting Tent with more than 150 vendors; Burger Battle, hosted by Adam Richman of Food Fighters; the VIP Big Easy Dinner, featuring signature New Orleans style cooking; Live performance on the Main Stage by Grammy and CMA award-winner Little Big Town.

If you want to attend the many food and wine tastings, interact with celebrity chefs and enjoy live musical performances at Greenwich Wine and Food Festival, you can purchase tickets for the entire weekend or for individual events.

A comfortable and convenient place to stay if you attending the festival is the Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, which provides a variety of luxurious guest rooms and suites. You will also be conveniently located in downtown Stamford, close to the Metro North commuter train to New York City and only five miles from Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, where Serendipity Magazine's 5th Annual Wine and Food Festival will be held.

Labor Day Getaway to Stamford

For a delightfully nautical holiday weekend, find out what to do and where to say in Stamford CT this Labor Day.

Labor Day embodies fun and relaxation, and this year is no exception. For a worry-free holiday weekend, plan ahead and start designing the perfect Labor Day getaway to Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center!

Labor Day Getaway to Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting CenterWhen was the last time you spent your Labor Day weekend in a paradise of nautical notions, breathing in the sea air without the nuisance of large crowds and tourist traps? Downtown Stamford is a vibrant area that glows with nightlife and culture, from traditional Irish pubs and sleek modern restaurants to impromptu concerts and student art galleries.

The jewel of the city, Cove Island Park, is a natural haven perfect for outdoor fun and is one of the many things to do in Stamford CT. Visit the historic Norwalk Island Lighthouse at Sheffield Island in the neighboring villa of Norwalk. Your memories of the Sheffield Island Lighthouse and its mysterious allure are sure to linger long after the vacation ends.

Spend the last days of summer exploring the Stamford, Norwalk and Sheffield Island region, discovering the best-kept secrets of the area among the renowned restaurants and inviting lounges. Stamford's time-honored Connecticut charm will make this holiday one for the record books.

For details and to explore much more that Stamford has to offer, take a look at the Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center's all-access guide.

The dedicated staff members at Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center are here to help plan your stay while you’re in Stamford. We have a variety of vacation packages and special rates available.

To learn more about Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center and for additional travel ideas and promotions, visit our website.

Say “I Do” With Us

Wedding venues near NYC make that special day even better for excited couples!

When choosing where to get married in Stamford CT, many couples have their weddings at Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center. We don't just have one basic ballroom, but multiple spaces just waiting to be decorated and enjoyed in an elegant fashion. Each couple has a unique concept for their special day, so allow our professionals to guide you toward a wedding package that works for both families. We can accommodate a small, casual affair or formal affair with over 100 guests.

Weddings at Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting CenterCustom-create your wedding day with various features including special room pricing for all your guests and the wedding party. We are one of the Connecticut weddings venues that offer both an indoor and outdoor setting. Our garden is delightful nearly any time of year because of our tented configuration. We'll drape the area in gorgeous decor down to the elegant chairs surrounding each table.

If your wedding celebration will include alcohol, be sure to peruse our open-bar packages. You can treat your guests to as little or as much party atmosphere as you like with a bar tended by our professional staff. We'll even top off your event with a luscious catering experience accenting cuisines you select personally.

At the Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, you have the power to design the wedding of your dreams. Explore the event rooms and oversee any last minute decorating. Our staff is pleased to work directly with the wedding party to create the perfect event. When you're tired from all the planning and excitement, relax in your comfortable room, grab a bite at our restaurant or soak in our whirlpool. Visit our website for more information on our hotel and wedding packages.