Bridgeport Travel Guide
Welcome to Bridgeport, CT!
Situated on Long Island Sound, Bridgeport is a small city with much to offer. A big tourist draw to Bridgeport is the Captain's Cove Seaport. Numerous restaurants fry up tasty seafood dishes and an array of unique shops can be found along the boardwalk. Close by the port is Seaside Park. One of the first waterfront parks established in the United States, this beach offers sandy shores with picnic areas and sport fields. Each year an impressive fireworks display is fired off over the water as part of the Barnum Festival. Dating back to 1948, this festival is another heritage feature in Bridgeport. It boasts live bands, contests, a carnival and other events and takes place between April and July. The only zoo in Connecticut, the Beardsley Zoo is an attraction for all ages to enjoy, featuring a range of exotic and endangered animals, including tigers, bears and turtles.
This museum is devoted to the great circus entrepreneur PT Barnum.
Hotels & Motels
The Holiday Inn is situated in downtown Bridgeport.