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Milford’s Best Tourist Attractions, Museums, Parks and Recreational Facilities are True Hidden Gems

Development of Milford began in earnest almost as soon as World War II came to an end, it underwent, first, a rather significant suburbanization era. Soon after, it was followed by the construction of Connecticut Post Mall, one of Connecticut’s largest shopping malls and also development along River Street, which makes up Milford’s main downtown district. The streets are lined with an amazing array of restaurants, family-owned businesses, boutiques, cafes and other services including personal computer manufacturers and retailers. There is a very distinct culture in Milford, it has access to countless beaches and parks, and also hosts the annual Oyster Festival on the third Saturday of every August. Come join the locals for some kayaking or canoeing as well as LIVE performances, a classic car show, carnival rides, food stands, arts and crafts fair, face-painting for kids and unique oyster-themed events and games.

Visitors who are coming in from other parts of the country or neighboring Connecticut cities will also get to enjoy go-karting at Stratford Speedway, golfing at Great River Golf Club, learn about the city’s rich history at Boothe Memorial Park and Museum, take the kids out to Beardsley Zoo or learn about our country’s waste disposal history at the charming and educational Garbage Museum. US Coachways is proud to be one of the nation’s leading ground transportation companies, with decades of experience in providing a charter bus, mini bus, school bus, party bus, tour bus or other exotic vehicles for events like weddings, birthdays, corporate functions, festivals, exhibitions, proms, bachelor or bachelorette parties and other group events in and around Milford, CT. Give us a call to find out more about our budget-friendly promotional packages today.

Discover a World of Wonderful Attractions and Landmarks in Milford, CT

Here, we have summarized some of the city’s best tourist attractions and historical points of interest to help you see that there is an endless number of attractions to explore in this charming, quaint, historical and unique city in Connecticut.


  • Entertainment & Amusement Parks — It is not hard to see why families love organizing trips out to some of these wonderful, affordable recreational centers. You can head over to Connecticut Post Cinema 14 De Lux to enjoy the latest film at any of its 14 auditoriums which has an IMAX theater, RealD 3D facilities, concession area, bar and grill, arcade games, stadium seatings and private party rooms. AMF Milford Lanes offer traditional as well as midnight bowling and if you have a party, there are comfortable venues available. Other options would be Mill River Country Club Bowling Alleys in Stratford and Barnum Duckpin Bowling Lanes and Duckpin Lounge. Come take advantage of its full service Italian restaurant and bar in the latter venue which you can continue to have fun in with your friends. Stratford Speedway is an outdoor Grand Prix theme track offering go-kart facilities for all you thrill seekers and adventurous travelers but for the little children, head over to BounceU instead. There are large inflatable play areas, a personalized private bounce stadium and party rooms for birthday parties.
  • Restaurant & Shopping — Westfield Connecticut Post is one of those historical shopping centers where you can languidly and comfortably spend a few hours strolling and shopping in without a care. There is also a movie theater located within the mall that you can catch the latest craze from Hollywood or other indie projects. On Boston Post Road, there is Costco Wholesale, Marshall’s and Target - they are known throughout the country as THE place to get just about anything you might need during your trip, be it food, daily essentials, clothes or digital gadgets. For specialty items and cooking classes, bring the charter bus to The Villa Gourmet, antique items and women’s clothing and accessories at charming stores like Atiana’s Boutique and of course, coffee tea, books and magazines at Barnes and Nobles Booksellers. When you are downtown, it is the perfect time to check out the wide range of restaurants there are there. You can sample some pulled and stuffed French toast from The Corner Restaurant for brunch or breakfast, try some bacon popcorn or tuna tartar tostado at Bar 3 Thirty Three, dig into some juicy steak tacos from Joey C’s Roadhouse BBQ and Tex-Mex, grab some lobster roll at Seven Seas Restaurant, have some veal marsala from Fratelli’s Italian Restaurant, try some Greek-American dishes from Greek Spot Cafe and Grill or order mouth-watering Middle Eastern authentic cuisine at Olive Tree if you have never tried them before.
  • Golf Courses & Sports Venues – If you do not like bringing the charter bus to a park or an outdoor recreational center, you can try some of these activities. How about doing some golfing at the Great River Golf Club which has been called the best public golf course in the southern Connecticut region. It features beautiful vistas, spectacular layout with a nice restaurant you can rest and fill up after your game. Visitors can also check in for a yoga class from the likes of Erica Lee Baker Yoga Studio, pick a class that suits your preference and ability before heading over. There is also some ice-skating to be done at Milford Ice Pavillion. Sportscenter of Connecticut is 10 minutes drive away in Shelton and it has putt-putt, ice-skating, paintball, hockey, golf and batting facilities as well as a nice arts and crafts center for kids, teens and adults alike. For some batting training, softball and golf, organize a group trip to B & B Cages or have a game of tennis in one of Trumbull Racquet Club’s courts with state-of-the-art lighting system or better yet, if there is a game going on at Bridgeport Bluefish Baseball Club, grab yourself a ticket and join in with the fans to do some cheering of your own.
  • Historical Sites & Landmarks — Some of these historical sites have a special place in the hearts of the locals and they include Port Milford which continues to be a fantastic full service marina, well-used for sailboats and power boats today. Boothe Memorial Park and Museum is in Stratford but only approximately 5 minutes away from downtown Milford. It was donated to the city in 1949 and today, run by volunteers; it contains a world of archived historic materials, a genealogy library and a gorgeous garden for everyone to enjoy or have an event in. The National Helicopter museum is a huge dedication to helicopters and other aircrafts, educating visitors about history through photographs, interesting models and some fun hands-on exhibits. Academy Hill is both a community park and a dedication to veterans who have served during the country’s various wars. Don’t forget to check out its colonial re-enactments and monuments which should be highlights of your visit. Visiting Stratford Historical Society Captain David Judson House should also be added to your itinerary; it is a 1750 historical home containing original furniture and artifacts depicting life in the 18th Other must-see sites for history lovers are Trumbull Historical Society, Veterans Memorial Park in West Haven and Ward-Heitmann House Museum where there are also yearly highlights and cultural events.
  • Parks & Outdoor Activities — One of the most popular summer outdoor attractions is Walnut Beach; visitors can do some picnicking, volleyball, sand-castle building, kite-flying and a walk along its boardwalk. The calming and serene Coastal Center at Milford Point is refreshing while you can also bring the bus to Silver Sands State Park and Short Beach for some swimming and shell-collecting. There is an intimate conservation center at the latter attraction. If you have kids with you, bring them to Painter Park to make use of its well-maintained playground as well as a picnicking area. Visitors can also go kayaking and boating with Scoot and Paddle or horseback riding at Spring Meadow Farm or Chester Hill Farm.
  • Zoos & Aquariums — Beardsley Zoo is a fun kid-friendly attraction featuring exotic birds, reptiles, big cats like Siberian tiger, Red and Maned Wolf, Golden Lion Tamarin, Andean Condor and many more. It plays host to parties and summer camps too.
  • Other Points of Interest — Don’t miss the chance to bring the charter bus to Garbage Museum, a completely unique museum featuring the country’s history of garbage and waste disposal. There are group tours available but you would need to book it ahead of time. This 6,500 square feet museum will shed light on some of the problems regarding waste disposal that we may have never thought of before.

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