Greenwich Connecticut is a city that blends rural beauty,
culture, and charm. Although the city is only thirty miles
away from New
York City, the beaches, meadows, and woodlands that
characterize the area will make visitors feel that they
are far away from the big city. Many people choose a Greenwich
vacation because of the upscale atmosphere which includes
world-class shopping, excellent dining options, charming
neighborhoods, and a yacht-filled harbor. Whether you
are traveling with your family or you are part of a Greenwich
tour, the charm and small-town feel of the city will make
for a perfect getaway.
A Greenwich trip wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Greenwich Avenue in downtown Greenwich, which is home to upscale shopping and dining options with a small town feel. Along with high-end clothing boutiques and specialty stores, this shopping area also features many antique shops. Visitors who are new to the area should consider taking a downtown Greenwich tour to take in the sites and sounds of the downtown area. Tour guides will be able to tell you more about the history of Greenwich and inform you of any festivals and events taking place in the area.
Putnam Cottage dates back to the revolutionary war and provides visitors with a way to see what life was like in the late 1600"s. The house offers tours on weekends and by appointment, depending on the season. It"s best to check with the historical site directly to determine the best times to visit.
Kids will love a chance to learn about marine animals and mountian lions at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich Connecticut. Exhibits at the museum change almost monthly, with the exception of the museum"s permanent exhibit, so it might be a good idea to check with the museum to see what types of exhibits are coming up.
There are many beautiful parts of Greenwich Connecticut worth exploring. “Old Greenwich” is the part of town to visit for charming historical homes, leisurely parks and recreational areas, along with waterfront views. The area provides a picturesque place for a family picnic and an ideal place to go for a jog. Visitors will also be able to find souvenirs that will help them remember their Greenwich trip for years to come.
For a wonderful Greenwich tour, the Belle Haven peninsula
is the place to go. While the area is perhaps most known
for its upscale residential neighborhood and Greenwich
vacation homes, the peninsula is one of Greenwich Connecticut’s
most popular sites because of its location on the Long
Island Sound and the wonderful scenery. Visitors who are
looking for upscale accommodations won’t be disappointed
by the many bed and breakfasts in the Belle Haven area,
many of which have colonial roots. Even if you aren’t
searching for accommodations, visitors should explore
the many historical New England colonial farmhouses which
are complete with antique furnishings and beautiful wrap-around
Many people believe that a Greenwich vacation is best
taken in the summer because of the warm temperatures in
the New England area. However, Greenwich Connecticut is
beautiful during the autumn months when the leaves are
turning colors. Taking a Greenwich tour is a great way
to experience the changing foliage of the oak and maple
trees in the area. When to go to Greenwich will depend
on your favorite season, as well as your budget. Because
hotel prices increase during the busy summer tourism months,
visitors will have a difficult time finding a cheap
hotel in the area. Flying into Greenwich Connecticut
is easy. When planning your Connecticut trip, consider
flying into one of the many airports in the New
York area. Flying into Hartford and renting a car to drive
to Greenwich is also an option. Whatever option you decide
on, your chances of getting cheap tickets to Connecticut
will probably be better during the fall and winter months.