2 of the Best Things to Do on Greenwich Avenue

Greenwich AvenueOften referred to as “the Ave” by area locals, Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, Connecticut, is a historic street that has been the pulse of the town for centuries.

Hundreds of years ago, when the town was first founded, the avenue was a simple muddy road called Piping Lane, and epitomized small-town Americana. Today, it is a world-renowned shopping district and home to many of Greenwich’s best restaurants! The best part? It’s all located just 5 minutes from our historic bed & breakfast! Here are just some of the best things to do when you take a stroll along Greenwich Avenue!

Greenwich Avenue is just the beginning of all the fun things to do during your visit to our unique destination. When you request your free copy of our Vacation Guide, you’ll instantly receive a full list of the best local activities, attractions, and more right to your inbox! So what are you waiting for? Download yours today and let’s get started on planning the vacation of your dreams!

How to Spend the Best Afternoon Exploring Greenwich Avenue

  1. Shopping

From big-name chains to small boutiques, Greenwich Avenue is a mecca for fabulous shopping in Greenwich, CT. Guests can purchase men’s and women’s clothing at a wide variety of retail stores including:

You may also pursue a beautiful selection of watches, fine jewelry, and accessories at Manfredi Jewels and Betteridge Greenwich. You’ll also find specialty stores like Lynnens and Saint Clair Stationers, For more information on the best Greenwich Avenue stores, check out our Greenwich shopping blog.

  1. Greenwich Avenue Restaurants

After some much-needed retail therapy, feed your appetite with a taste of Greenwich Avenue food at one of the many delicious restaurants. The Ave offers an eclectic mix of cuisine including authentic Italian at Mediterraneo, and Terra Ristorante. There is also a variety of French restaurants and Indian eateries. If you’re in the mood for lighter fare, stop by Back 40 Kitchen or Steam and enjoy dishes made with fresh, locally-grown ingredients. Wash it all down with a glass of wine or a handcrafted cocktail from Harvest Wine Bar. Your taste buds will thank you!

More Attractions Near Greenwich Avenue

  • Equinox: For a great workout during your trip, head to Equinox Gym on Old Track Road where you can break a sweat with pilates, yoga, or an intense personal training session. After a rejuvenating workout, finish the day with a massage at the full-service spa. The gym is an easy 10-minute walk from Greenwich Avenue.
  • Bruce Museum: Also located near Greenwich Avenue is the historic Bruce Museum. Built in 1853, the museum features permanent exhibits, rotating exhibitions, annual events, and even a gift shop. Feel free to spend the morning on the Ave, then take a tour of the museum in the afternoon.

Return Home to the Stanton House Inn

Connecticut in the FallLocated in the heart of Greenwich, CT, our inn has everything you and your family need to make lifelong memories including comfortable rooms and suites, delicious breakfast options, and a large outdoor pool to enjoy in the summer. What’s even better? We’re located near all of the family-friendly attractions listed above!

Book your stay at the Stanton House Inn today and let’s start planning the family getaway you’ve always wanted. Don’t forget to download your free copy of our Greenwich Vacation Guide for more recommendations of local activities and attractions!