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Hidden Gems

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.

Coastal Communities

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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!

The Kate Open now

The story of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center begins on December 5, 1905, a year and a half before Katharine Hepburn was born.

Location: 300 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475Website: https://www.katharinehepburntheater.org/Phone: 860.510.0473
Black Hall Outfitters Open now

We are located directly on the Great Island National Wildlife Sanctuary, Connecticut's TOP paddling destination!

Location: 132 Shore Rd, Old Lyme, CT 06371, USAWebsite: https://www.blackhalloutfitters.com/Phone: (860) 434-9680

We believe in the importance of providing hands-on STEM learning experiences that resonate with children’s natural curiosity and love of learning.

Location: The Discovery Museum and Planetarium, 4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT, USAWebsite: http://www.discoverymuseum.org/Phone: (203) 372-3521

The search for the perfect piece. The item that will highlight your good taste, finish a room or make a statement as a gift. That’s what we’re all about.

Location: 188 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475, USAWebsite: http://pieceshomedecor.com/Phone: 860.339.3108

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

Cottage Flair

At Cottage Flair, you'll find hand-painted furniture and accessories, home decor, unique gifts, sweet baby items, soy candles, jewelry, clothing & fashion accessories, and so much.

Location: 168 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT, USAWebsite: http://www.cottageflair.com/Phone: (860) 876-2933

The Kate

The story of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center begins on December 5, 1905, a year and a half before Katharine Hepburn was born.

Location: 300 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475Website: https://www.katharinehepburntheater.org/Phone: 860.510.0473

Black Hall Outfitters

We are located directly on the Great Island National Wildlife Sanctuary, Connecticut's TOP paddling destination!

Location: 132 Shore Rd, Old Lyme, CT 06371, USAWebsite: https://www.blackhalloutfitters.com/Phone: (860) 434-9680

Chakana Sky Alpacas

We are a small but mighty alpaca farm that focuses on making your farm visit the best stop of the day. Our six handsome boys and eight beautiful girls...

Location: 36a Turkey Hill Rd, Chester, CT 06412, USAWebsite: https://www.chakanaskyalpacas.com/Phone: 860-204-1646

The Discovery Museum and Planetarium

We believe in the importance of providing hands-on STEM learning experiences that resonate with children’s natural curiosity and love of learning.

Location: The Discovery Museum and Planetarium, 4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT, USAWebsite: http://www.discoverymuseum.org/Phone: (203) 372-3521

Pieces Home Decor

The search for the perfect piece. The item that will highlight your good taste, finish a room or make a statement as a gift. That’s what we’re all about.

Location: 188 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475, USAWebsite: http://pieceshomedecor.com/Phone: 860.339.3108

Westbrook Inn Bed & Breakfast

Westbrook Inn Bed and Breakfast was built in 1876 by a local sea captain.

Location: 976 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT 06498, USAWebsite: www.westbrookinn.comPhone: 860-399-4777

Penny Lane Pub

Penny Lane Pub is a two-story English style pub and restaurant, located in historic Old Saybrook, CT, with a friendly neighborhood atmosphere.

Location: Penny Lane Pub, Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT, USAWebsite: pennylanepub.netPhone: (860) 388-9646

Thimble Island Bed & Breakfast

This secluded luxury B&B features magnificent views of the Thimble Islands and Long Island Sound for a relaxing and romantic getaway.

Location: 28 West Point Road, Branford, CT 06405, USAWebsite: https://thimbleislandsbb.com/Phone: (203) 488-3693

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.