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Experience A Weekend in Southport, CT

Situated on Connecticut’s Golden Coast, Southport is a charming New England town brimming with history and culture. Discover a variety of beaches, dynamic arts, and stunning beauty all just a few minutes drive away from Delamar Southport. If you’re in town for the weekend, you won’t want to miss these destinations:

Jennings Beach

Just a 10 minute drive from Delamar Southport, Jennings Beach is a great location to enjoy ocean sunsets and beachside walks. The largest of Fairfield’s beaches, this large 27-acre sandy beach offers a concession stand, volleyball poles, sailboat storage racks, and amazing views of the Long Island Sound. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer season and even offer swimming lessons. The beach also hosts many family-friendly events, such as bonfires and movie nights. 

Fairfield Theatre Company

Founded in 2000, the Fairfield Theatre Company is located in the heart of downtown Fairfield. Presenting a vast range of arts and culture including live music, film, comedy, theater, and more, you’ll discover the perfect entertainment for any day of the week. 

When visiting Delamar Southport, you’ll be able to purchase discounted tickets at our front desk to enjoy a show while staying with us. Explore the Fairfield Theatre Company calendar and plan a memorable evening during your getaway.

Southport Historic District

Experience the history of New England by visiting Southport’s historic district. Founded in 1639, the historic district has been a center for trade and commerce in Fairfield County for hundreds of years. Today, you can explore the architecture of homes and businesses that ranges from Victorean Gothic mansions, Romanesque Revival, to early 20th century brick buildings. 

Pequot Library 

Located in Southport’s historic district, the Pequot Library was founded in 1889 and designed by noted American architect, Robert H. Robertson. This cultural beacon is a mesmerizing destination to discover a wide range of culture and history through performances, exhibitions, lectures, and books. 

Welcoming all ages, the Pequot Library is committed to sharing the wonder of literature, music, art, sciences, and humanities with the community. And before you visit, explore the calendar and upcoming exhibitions for an even more enriching experience! 

Fairfield Museum and History Center

For an illuminating afternoon, visit the Fairfield Museum and History Center. The museum’s permanent exhibit features Stephen Wilkes Day to Night series of Jennings Beach where photographs are taken over the course of up to 30 hours from a fixed camera angle. Other exhibits include Creating Community: Exploring 375 years of Our Past, a hands-on exhibition that dives into the past four centuries of the region, Old Black Rock Harbor mural, and Gustave Whitehead: First to Fly.  The Fairfield Museum also holds exhibits where you can discover both new and old inspiring work. 

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

For a stunning view into the life of the ocean, visit The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. The Maritime Aquarium provides a fun, entertaining and educational experience for people of all ages. Take a journey into the sea life of Long Island Sound, from freshwater rivers and the shallow waters of the salt marsh, to the deeper habitats out in the Atlantic. The aquarium has 75 live exhibits featuring more than 2,700 marine animals of 300 species.

Quick Center for the Arts

The Quick Center for the Arts is the perfect place to experience performances and programs on a weekend night. From theater to comedy, the center captures a range of cultural and intellectual events. They even have live HD viewings of the Metropolitan Opera. Explore their upcoming events to find out more. 

Visit Delamar Southport

While exploring Southport, visit Delamar to discover unparalleled luxury and distinctive charm. Delamar Southport is the best way to spend your weekend getaway year round. The hotel, located just minutes away from Southport’s historic district, offers elegantly appointed rooms and suites, as well as award-winning Artisan restaurant, and a full-service luxury spa. Book your stay with us today!

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