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Kick off your heels and explore the hidden gems the Connecticut shoreline has to offer from Thimble Islands cruises to shopping in nearby boutiques and galleries. Interested in just relaxing? Then stick your feet in the sand and relax on the gorgeous beaches of Long Island Sound – you will not be disappointed. Here are some hot spots to visit.

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Whether you’re visiting from out-of-state or around the corner, discover why you want to visit the Connecticut shoreline. Explore these wonderful places nestled in picturesque coastal villages – a must for your bucket list. We aim to please!

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is one of Connecticut’s top family attractions. Spend an hour or the whole day and see more than 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species.

Location: Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT, USAWebsite: https://www.beardsleyzoo.org/Phone: 203-394-6565
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The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum is the largest climbing park in Connecticut, with 23 zip lines, six difficulty levels, and over 170 challenge bridges.

Location: The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604, USAWebsite: https://www.discoveryadventurepark.org/Phone: (203) 690-1717
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Quality Inn is conveniently located off of U. S. Highway 1 with easy access to a variety of attractions that gives you more value for your hard-earned money.

Location: 100 Essex Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475, USAWebsite: https://www.qualityinnoldsaybrook.com/en-usPhone: +1 860-395-1414
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When it comes to small towns with big heart, you’ll be swept away by Deep River. Located on the banks of the Connecticut River in the Lower Valley, Deep River is best known for its annual Ancient Deep River Muster

Location: 174 Main St, Deep River, CT 06417Website: https://www.deepriverct.us/Phone: (860) 526-6020
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Let's Meet Sift Bake Shop

Sift is a French focused bakery located in historic downtown Mystic, CT.

The bakeshop, owned and operated by Pastry Chef Adam Young, features a wide variety of artisanal breads, breakfast pastries and sweet and savory delights. Sift also offers specialty cakes, desserts and custom gifts.

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Here’s the best of the Connecticut shoreline. Plan, shop, stay!

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo

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Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is one of Connecticut’s top family attractions. Spend an hour or the whole day and see more than 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species.

Location: Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT, USAWebsite: https://www.beardsleyzoo.org/Phone: 203-394-6565
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Thimble Island Brewing Company

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Thimble Island Brewing Company is proud to welcome visitors to come see our place! We are open 7 days a week with 16 rotating tap lines, scheduled tours of our facility on the weekends, and a private event space

Location: 16 Business Park Drive, Branford, CT 06405, USAWebsite: https://www.thimbleislandbrewery.com/Phone: 203-208-2827

The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum

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The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum is the largest climbing park in Connecticut, with 23 zip lines, six difficulty levels, and over 170 challenge bridges.

Location: The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604, USAWebsite: https://www.discoveryadventurepark.org/Phone: (203) 690-1717

Quality Inn Old Saybrook - Westbrook

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Quality Inn is conveniently located off of U. S. Highway 1 with easy access to a variety of attractions that gives you more value for your hard-earned money.

Location: 100 Essex Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475, USAWebsite: https://www.qualityinnoldsaybrook.com/en-usPhone: +1 860-395-1414

Explore Deep River

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When it comes to small towns with big heart, you’ll be swept away by Deep River. Located on the banks of the Connecticut River in the Lower Valley, Deep River is best known for its annual Ancient Deep River Muster

Location: 174 Main St, Deep River, CT 06417Website: https://www.deepriverct.us/Phone: (860) 526-6020

The Wharf Restaurant

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The Wharf Restaurant is located inside Madison Beach Hotel. Open to the public, The Wharf has one of the best views in Connecticut overlooking the Long Island Sound.

Location: 94 West Wharf Road, Madison, CT 06443, USAWebsite: https://www.thewharfmadison.com/Phone: 203-350-0014

The IRONS Restaurant and Bar

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The IRONS Restaurant and Bar is located inside Hilton Mystic in the heart of Mystic, CT. This award-winning restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner offering chef-driven seasonal menus

Location: 20 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, CT 06355, USAWebsite: https://theironsmystic.com/Phone: 860-572-2504

Hilton Mystic

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Hilton Mystic is located in the heart of Mystic, just steps from the Mystic Aquarium and Olde Mistick Village (OMV) in Mystic, CT providing easy access to local attractions, shopping and dining.

Madison Beach Hotel

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Madison Beach Hotel is an award winning AAA Four Diamond Beach Resort overlooking the Long Island Sound. The hotel is located in the quaint Town of Madison, Connecticut.

Upcoming Events

Discover popular events on the Connecticut shoreline from local arts festivals, night concerts on the green to sunset cruises on the Long Island Sound -- fun begins here. Search for activities going on today!

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