Looking for a relaxing escape? Connecticut is home to a wealth of hidden gems and charming destinations that are perfect for a rejuvenating weekend adventure.
Branford Beach & Brew
Branford is home to Stony Creek Beach and Branford Point Beach, and there is also an opportunity to go to the Thimble Islands, located off the shore, and take a scenic cruise. Visitors can enjoy the wildlife on the islands. After guests finish their time at the beach, they can visit Stony Creek Brewery, which offers craft beers. Enjoy delicious food from the trucks as well.
Visit the “Real” Stars Hollow, Connecticut
This getaway spot is home to the hit television show “Gilmore Girls” for fans. Although the town is fictional, the show’s creators sought creation from towns like Washington, New Milford, Bantan, and Litchfield. Stay at the Mayflower Inn & Spa in Washington, CT, the inspiration for the shows Stars Hollows Independence Inn. The romantic resort and spa has luxurious rooms and romantic gardens.
Water’s Edge Resort & Spa – Westbrook, CT
Located on the shores of the Long Island Sound, Water’s Edge is New England’s top beachfront resort for vacations and getaways. The resort has a private white sand beach, four restaurants, live entertainment, and a full spa.
Saybrook Point Resort & Marina – Old Saybrook, CT
Stay on the Connecticut waterfront in one of the standard or luxury suites; there are many ways to experience Saybrook. Dining at Saybrook Point offers romantic dinners or dinners with friends and family while serving their guests the best hospitality. If guests do not want to stay at the central hotel, the Saybrook resort also offers guesthouses and Villas. With spa treatments, year-round pools, and indoor lounges, Saybrook Resort is perfect for a weekend getaway.
Madison Beach Hotel – Madison, CT
Looking over the Long Island Sound, Madison Beach Hotel has a private beach and has summertime concerts. The hotel also has a sea spa and a restaurant called “Old Porch.” The restaurant offers fantastic views and alfresco dining. Guests can also enjoy coastal cuisine at “The Wharf.”