The original settlement of South Norwalk (which has been part of Norwalk since the two cities consolidated in 1913) dates from the 17th century, though the majority of the many buildings here on the National Register of Historic Places were constructed later. Most date from the 19th and early 20th centuries. You can stretch your legs and mind at once with a self-guided walking tour of the many Queen Anne, Second Empire, and Federal Revival homes and businesses in the neighborhood. South Norwalk is not only of historic interest, however. SoNo, as it’s commonly called, has emerged as one of the hottest areas in southern Connecticut, with diners drawn both by the top-rated restaurants and the waterfront setting. Ask the EVEN Hotel Norwalk staff for their recommendations before a short drive south for the evening.