Downtown Greenwich is an ideal New England getaway.
It hosts an old town feel that’s still exciting.
Founded in 1640, Greenwich is one of the oldest towns in Connecticut. It’s full of rich history and culture, and it has something to offer for everybody. If you’re looking for a charming New England-feel but don’t want to stray too far from your bustling city life, this is the place for you.
And the neighborhood surrounding Greenwich Harbor alone warrants a day for relaxed exploring.
With everything from:
- Lush parks and beautiful beaches
- To historic theatres and museums
All in a short walk or ferry ride, Greenwich Harbor is the ideal place to visit!
Greenwich Harbor is a wondrous place for couples filled with lovely water views and delectable restaurants. If you’re looking for the perfect place to treat your sweetie to a memorable day, your search has ended.
Where Is Greenwich Harbor Located?
The largest town on Connecticut’s Gold Coast, Greenwich is nestled between Stamford, CT and White Plains, NY. We’re the southernmost town in the state of Connecticut and less than an hour train ride from New York City!
And speaking of a train ride, Greenwich Harbor is an easy walk from Greenwich Avenue and the Greenwich Train Station.
Our inn is a 5-minute drive from Greenwich Harbor, or 25-minute walk.
Dive into Greenwich’s History And Culture
Greenwich boasts some of the best museums and theatres in New England.
During the day, visiting one of the many museums that Greenwich has to offer or engaging with wildlife are the perfect ways to:
- Learn more about the town
- Take in some stunning art pieces
- Or pass the time
If you’re looking to learn more about Greenwich’s history, head to our local institutions, both close to the Greenwich Harbor neighborhood:
- The Bruce Museum, which has a collection of about 15,000 pieces of art, natural history, and anthropology
- The Greenwich Historical Society, at the most historic home in town, the Bush-Holley House, in nearby Cos Cob
Greenwich Avenue and downtown Greenwich is famous for its art galleries, including the Flinn Gallery at the Greenwich Library.
Music & Theatre near Greenwich Harbor
If you’re more interested in live theatre or seeing a play, head to Greenwich Theatre Company. It’s the perfect place to bring your whole family!
If a concert or movie is more up your alley, The Capitol Theatre or AMC Theatres are the next train station over in Port Chester, New York. And they are both great places to have a fun night out.
Take a Shopping Break near Greenwich Harbor
Downtown Greenwich is the bustling heart of Greenwich, and it’s sure to keep you busy during your visit.
Greenwich Avenue is our most popular shopping destinations and has a variety of high-end stores, including:
- J Crew
- Tiffany & Co.
- Saks Fifth Avenue
- And Lululemon, among many others
If you’re searching for more local shops, we recommend checking out:
If you’re more of a bibliophile, Diane’s Books has a great selection of used books.
And everything we’ve listed is an easy walk between Stanton House Inn and Greenwich Harbor!
Take A Step Outside
Connecticut is one of the best places to experience all the flora and fauna that nature has to offer. Whether you want to sunbathe at the beach for a day, have an afternoon picnic at the park, or go out on a boat excursion, Greenwich Harbor is within reach of a surprising amount of options.
Talk a walk
One of the best things to do in the Greenwich Harbor area is walk along the waterfront.
Much of the shoreline is accessible from dawn to dusk, especially in front of Delamar Greenwich Harbor and the office building next door.
Continue down Steamboat Road to find a promontory jutting out into Greenwich Harbor. From there, you can see:
- Island Beach
- The Greenwich mansions lining the shores of Greenwich Harbor
- Long Island, across the Sound
On a nice day, it’s a perfect spot to watch the various sailing boats plying the waters of the harbor.
Beaches near Greenwich Harbor
Greenwich is the coastal beach vacation of your dreams. If you want an afternoon of toes in the sand, Island Beach is an easy ferry ride from the dock at Greenwich Harbor.
And the other Greenwich beaches are an easy drive from Greenwich Harbor:
Both have wonderful reviews and are sure to give you the perfect afternoon getaway, whether you just want to relax or go for a swim.
Parks near Greenwich Harbor
Our town also has some of the most beautiful parks in Connecticut. Bruce Park is a favorite and is a great place to picnic, walk trails, and play baseball or tennis, as well as take in the gorgeous view of Long Island South. Roger Sherman Baldwin Park also has some beautiful views, and it’s the perfect place to practice some skateboard tricks.
A bit further walk is Grass Island, which juts out further into Greenwich Harbor.
If you’d rather see beautiful plants or wildlife, Babcock Preserve and Montgomery Pinetum are the places for you. Both are a 15-20 minute drive away from downtown Greenwich.
Cruises from Greenwich Harbor
Greenwich harbor cruises are some of the most popular attractions in the area.
Private yacht and boat charters are plentiful in town, and you can find them at Delamar Greenwich Harbor or through Greenwich Harbor Cruise Lines. It’s the perfect way to celebrate or just have a private day on the water.
Bring your partner for one of the most romantic dates you’ll ever experience.
And if you don’t mind being around people, the Cruise to Nowhere is a scenic, two-hour tour of local waters.
Best Eateries in Town
If you give us the pleasure of being our guest, we offer breakfast, complete with fresh coffee and yummy baked goods, from 8 am to 10 am in the dining room. It’s an experience you can’t find anywhere else.
If you’re looking to enjoy a nice dinner or a nightcap, there are dozens of restaurants on or within walking distance from Greenwich Harbor:
Featuring a menu of mouthwatering Mediterranean cuisine, this upscale restaurant and bar is the perfect place for one of the most unforgettable date night ideas in CT. The 200-year-old stone terracotta tiles, grand wood-burning fireplace, and waterfront terrace set the scene as you indulge in their succulent selections.
An evening cocktail or dinner is one of the best ways to start off an evening exploring things to do at night in downtown Greenwich.
Harvest Wine and Bar Restaurant:
Just minutes from Greenwich Harbor, you’ll find a fine modern-American restaurant serving a fresh farm to table menu. Harvest makes it their top priority to serve foods made with only the freshest and highest-quality ingredients available. You will be able to taste their passion in every bite of their superior cuisine. Don’t forget to take advantage of their extensive wine menu listing selections from around the world.
For even more options, head further up Greenwich Avenue for even more downtown Greenwich restaurants, all within walking distance of Greenwich Harbor and Stanton House Inn:
This upscale steakhouse is located only half a mile down Post Road. Its menu features fine cocktails, fresh seafood, and delicious steaks, of course!
This restaurant is perfect for those wanting to embrace their Italian roots. Pasta Vera has large portions of Northern Italian dishes that even your nonna will love.
The Ginger Man
If you want a burger and a beer, The Ginger Man has some of the best in town. They’re always adding something new and exciting to their menu, and they even feature one of the most extensive beer lists on the Avenue!
Orienta first opened in 1995 as a French Asian Bistro. It recently reopened and is serving up an enticing blend of French and Vietnamese food that is sure to leave you satisfied.
Elm Street Oyster House
If you’ve come to New England for seafood, you’ve come to the right place. Elm Street is critically acclaimed and offers six different oysters daily. Other major draws include a hearty wine list and other mouthwatering dishes.
A trip centered around a tiny corner of New England
All in all, Greenwich Harbor is a wonderful place to vacation or have a day trip. We offer an array of activities for families, couples, and groups looking to experience a slice of New England just a short way away from the city. Just pop on over and the town will bring all your getaway dreams to life! All you have to do is sit back and enjoy everything the area has to offer.
Looking for all the best attractions, activities and things to do in Greenwich, both around Greenwich Harbor and beyond? Then be sure to download a free copy of our Greenwich, CT, Visitor’s Guide.