Plan Your Summer Getaway in Connecticut
With summer around the corner, now is the perfect time to plan your New England dream getaway. From lush forests to small and charming beach towns, here are a few stops to add to your summer itinerary:
Visit a Beach Town
Connecticut is home to some of the best coastal towns in New England. During the summer, these towns come to life with tourists, vibrant dining scenes, and picturesque sandy beaches. Westport, Greenwich, Guilford, and Old Saybrook are just some of the many towns located off the Long Island Shore with great beaches, shopping, and dining.
Westport, located just minutes from Delamar Southport, is home to one of the most popular shopping areas in Connecticut. The bustling Main Street area features a variety of retailers including Vineyard Vines, Tiffany’s, J. Crew, Lululemon, Anthropologie, and more. It also boasts the New England charm with its architectural beauty and waterfront shops. Westport is located near countless beaches in Fairfield County, including Jennings Beach, Sherwood Island State Park beach, and Southport Beach.
Seafood on the Shoreline
No trip to New England would be complete without some fresh seafood overlooking the ocean. Some of the best restaurants in Connecticut are seafood restaurants. In fact, the Lobster Roll was invested right here in Connecticut at a restaurant named Perry’s in Milford, back in 1929!
Here are some local seafood favorites to try during your summer getaway:
- L’escale (Greenwich) – Visit l’escale to indulge in seasonal Mediterranean cuisine designed to transport the ambiance of Provence to the Gold Coast of Connecticut. Their award winning Executive Chef Frederic Kieffer will deliver the Côte d’Azur right to your table.
- La Plage (Westport) – La Plage is a waterfront casual restaurant & oyster bar showcasing a coastal cuisine focused on locally harvested seafood and shellfish, garden fresh produce and sustainable meats, served in a relaxed atmosphere with views of the Saugatuck river and Long Island sound.
- Lenny and Joe’s (Westbrook, Madison, and New Haven) – With three locations along the shoreline, Lenny and Joe’s is known for their lobster rolls. Their signature lobster roll is served on a buttered bun with a quarter pound of meat that has clarified butter and lemon.
- Harbor Lights (Norwalk) – This upscale restaurant overlooks the Norwalk Harbor and offers Mediterranean-inspired seafood.
- The Whelk (Westport) – Located along the Saugatuck River, The Whelk offers an ever-changing menu that features sustainable seafood and local produce.
Our Delamar locations along the shore are home to award-winning restaurants, offering a New England inspired dining experience with an exceptional atmosphere. L’escale has a waterfront view right on the harbor perfect for an afternoon bite or evening meal in Greenwich. Our restaurants feature fresh seafood dishes, expertly crafted by our Executive Chef Frederic Kieffer.
Cruise the Harbor
With over 500 feet of private dockage and accommodations for sail and motor yachts up to 180 feet, Greenwich Harbor is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Cruise around the
Greenwich also features two islands off the coast of the harbor: Great Captain Island and Island Beach. Enjoy a ferry ride from Greenwich Harbor and visit the islands this summer for a relaxing day trip with gorgeous views.
National and State Parks
From the hill country to the seaside on Long Island Sound, Connecticut is home to gorgeous state and national parks that are perfect for outdoor summer activities. On top of that, the historic Appalachian Trail also winds through the state.
Here are a few other options:
- Silver Sands State Park (Milford) – Located off the Long Island Sound, the state park consists of 297 acres of beach, restored salt marsh, open areas, woods, and trails, as well as a 14-acre bird sanctuary on Charles Island.
- Lovers Leap State Park (New Milford) – Hike the trails of this 160-acre park to the scenic views of the Housatonic River at Lover’s Leap gorge and walk across the restored 1895 Berlin Iron Bridge to the rock formation that gives the park its name.
- Pequonnock River Trail (Bridgeport) – Spanning over 13 miles, the trail runs from Bridgeport through Trumbull and Monroe along the Pequonnock River Valley. The trail features a river and i s great for hiking, running, and mountain biking as well.
Book Your New England Getaway
Location is key when visiting Connecticut. Delamar has three distinct locations throughout the state in Greenwich, Southport, and West Hartford, allowing you to explore the region while enjoying the utmost level of excellence and luxury in hospitality. Unwind, relax, and rejuvenate with our great amenities and attention to detail at every turn this summer. Book your stay with us today and discover New England this summer!