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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!

Home to Yale University, locals love to call New Haven home for its abundance of arts & culture, diversity, walkable downtown, plus vibrant neighborhoods.

Location: New Haven, CT, USA
Westbrook Outlets Open now

Westbrook Outlets features a variety of brand-name outlet stores, offering up to 70% off traditional retail prices. Our open-air shopping center is conveniently located off the I-95 highway, at exit 65, in the heart of the beautiful and serene Connecticut Shoreline region.

Location: 314 Flat Rock Place, Westbrook, CT, USAWebsite: www.westbrookoutlets.comPhone: (860) 399-8656

For over 30 years, Water's Edge Resort and Spa have kept its presence as a top New England beachfront resort for vacations and getaways.

Location: 1525 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT 06498, USAWebsite: https://watersedgeresortandspa.com/Phone: 860-399-5901
Black Hall Outfitters Closes in 2 hour 16 minutes

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

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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

Explore New Haven, the Elm City

Home to Yale University, locals love to call New Haven home for its abundance of arts & culture, diversity, walkable downtown, plus vibrant neighborhoods.

Location: New Haven, CT, USA

Breathing Room

Breathing Room is a place not only for you to come and practice yoga, but a place for you to feel you are growing, learning and contributing to and within an inclusive community.

Location: 216 Crown St, New Haven, CT 06510, USAWebsite: https://breathingroomct.comPhone: 203.562.5683

The Back Porch

With outdoor waterfront dining and New England American Cuisine, The Back Porch Restaurant is everyone’s favorite summer dining destination.

Location: 142 Ferry Road, Old Saybrook, CT, USAWebsite: http://backporcholdsaybrook.com/Phone: 860.510.0282

Mystified Escape Room

An escape room is a 60-minute live-action mystery adventure that will challenge your mind and foster teamwork and creativity within your group.

Location: 14 Clara Drive, Mystic, CT 06355, USAWebsite: https://www.mystifiedct.com/Phone: 860-245-5136

Westbrook Outlets

Westbrook Outlets features a variety of brand-name outlet stores, offering up to 70% off traditional retail prices. Our open-air shopping center is conveniently located off the I-95 highway, at exit 65, in the heart of the beautiful and serene Connecticut Shoreline region.

Location: 314 Flat Rock Place, Westbrook, CT, USAWebsite: www.westbrookoutlets.comPhone: (860) 399-8656

Water's Edge Resort and Spa

For over 30 years, Water's Edge Resort and Spa have kept its presence as a top New England beachfront resort for vacations and getaways.

Location: 1525 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT 06498, USAWebsite: https://watersedgeresortandspa.com/Phone: 860-399-5901
Black Hall Outfitters Closes in 2 hour 16 minutes

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

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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