Less than an hour by train from Manhattan—Greenwich on Connecticut’s famed Gold Coast, blends small-town charming coastal character with posh, big city surroundings.
1. THE SHOPPING
Ahh, Greenwich Avenue… Where does one start? Dotted in between elegant bistros and cafes, you’ll find high-end retailers such as Hèrmes, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany and Co. and many other luxury boutiques with local roots.
Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, Connecticut
After your afternoon strolling Greenwich Avenue, grab a latte and head over to Greenwich Commons—where you can relax in the park with your favorite book.
2. THE HARBOR
Bordered by Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, which hosts a summer concert series, Greenwich Harbor sets the stage for a picturesque sunset. On boat, you’ll see magnificent seaside estates set on rolling hills only viewable by water.
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Left your yacht at home?No worries. Guests staying at Delamar Greenwich Harbor receive a complimentary seasonal harbor cruise on weekends.
Delamar Greenwich Harbor
3. THE COCKTAILS
People watching comes quite easy at this harbor front hotspot. The Delamar Greenwich Harbor’s signature restaurant, L’Escale, boasts a delectable Mediterranean-influenced menu and notable film noir craft cocktail list. Sit back, relax and do just what L’Escale defines; a spot where life halts or pauses. Try the “Dr. Strangelove” cocktail, concocted with Pyratt rum, Priqly pear liqueur, citrus and egg white—all while watching your future ex-husband cruise into the sunset.
L'Escale at Delamar Greenwich Harbor
Two words.Lobster Mosaic. And a must try at L’Escale. Fresh Maine lobster tossed with avocado, grapefruit, beets, tomatoes, basil and a creamy citrusy lemon elixir will have you savoring every last delicious bite. For prime steakhouse fare enjoy Filet Mignon Maitre D’ with asparagus, foraged mushrooms, gratin dauphinois and fresh, whipped béarnaise. Last but not least, savor their decadent Tuna Tartare—always in style and always a favorite.
Greenwich, Connecticut is no stranger to iconic architecture and is home to some of the finest estates around the globe. Neighborhoods include Old Greenwich, Back Country, Riverside, Belle Haven and Cos Cob.
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As the wealthiest town in Connecticut and one of the wealthiest locales in the United States, Greenwich ranked 12th in Money Magazine’s "100 Best Places to Live."
5. THE BEACH
Island Beach, located 2 miles from Greenwich Harbor, is on Little Captain’s Island. The secluded island is believed to have been named after Captain Daniel Patrick, who was a pre-Revolutionary War commander. In the early 1900s, Island Beach had an amusement park which featured a merry-go-round, shooting gallery, booth games, goldfish tank, dance hall and restaurant.
Island Beach in Greenwich, Connecticut
Island Beach is a great day trip for residents and non-residents alike. Accessible only by boat, ferry service is offered from Greenwich Harbor. For the Island Beach ferry schedule, click here.