Bridgeport (Connecticut)

Bridgeport is a city in Connecticut. Bridgeport has beaches and parks, but the biggest attraction is the Klein Memorial Auditorium. It is a performing arts theater.

Get in

By plane

By train

By car


Bridgeport has a variety of beaches and parks, including Seaside, one of the nicest in the state complete with a lighthouse and a walk out to it.


There many eating venues in Bridgeport, including Italian, Jamaican, Chinese, Thai, Brazilian, Mexican, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, and other Latino food, as well as many more typical American restaurants.
There is a Two Boots Pizza restaurant near downtown which is always a delight.


Stay safe

In the late 80's and early 90's, Bridgeport had a notable crime rate. The Gangster Disciples, Latin Kings, and drug dealers from New York all battled for control of the city's many housing projects, places like Father Panik Village, Pequonnock village, Marina Village and the PT Barnum Housing Projects. Today, for the tourist staying for a few days or weeks, Bridgeport's bark is bigger than its bite. The main attractions for tourists like the Harboryard and the PT Barnum Museum are in areas that are not to be considered high crime. Traveling to the East Side or East End is considered to be the Spanish harlem of the city, as that is where all the Spanish restaurants and shops are located along with a strong catholic religious background indicative of the churches located within this area as well.

Now, downtown is being rehabbed. The plan is to have apartments in former destitute buildings. Downtown will be the hustle and bustle it used to be, full of people and shopping happening on a daily basis. Downtown has limited parking so bring your quarters for the on street parking.

Go next

Routes through Bridgeport

New York City Stamford  SW  NE  New Haven Springfield/Providence
New York City Stamford  SW  NE  New Haven Springfield
New Haven Stratford  N  S  Fairfield New York City
New Haven Stratford  N  S  Fairfield New York City
Waterbury Trumbull  N  S  END
Stamford Fairfield  SW  NE  Stratford New Haven
New York City Merges into New Haven (red) line ← Stamford  SW  NE  Stratford Waterbury
END Stamford  W  E  Stratford New Haven

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