New York City is one of the top destinations in the world, and for good reason! “The City That Never Sleeps” is a mecca of never ending excitement and entertainment. While this fast-paced lifestyle is ideal for many people, it can also become a bit draining after a while. If you find yourself in need of a romantic weekend getaway or rejuvenating escape from the Big Apple, you’re in the right place! These nearby towns in Connecticut close to NYC are the perfect choices for a quick or even extended getaway that you’ll want to come back to again and again.
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The Best Towns in Connecticut Close to NYC
Some of the best towns close to NYC in Connecticut also make the list of Fairfield County destinations:
Located on the coast of the Long Island Sound, Greenwich truly is a destination in its own right! The quaint and historic town has charmed thousands of visitors from all over the world. There are also many activities and attractions for you to enjoy including downtown shopping, beaches, parks, and world-class restaurants.
If all of that wasn’t enough, Greenwich is the home to the Stanton House Inn. This historic mansion has been recognized as one the most romantic bed & breakfast in Connecticut. Featuring 20 gorgeous guest rooms, our elegant inn is the perfect alternative to other local romantic hotels. We also offer an abundance of amenities and a romantic setting you won’t find in typical accommodations. Not to mention you’ll be located just steps from all the best downtown shops, restaurants, and attractions. It’s everything you need and more to make memories that will last a lifetime.
Here are some of our favorite things to do in Greenwich that you won’t want to leave off your itinerary:
Stamford is the city next door to Greenwich and is considered an up-and-coming city on the outskirts of New York City. The amount of activity in the finance industry there has led locals to call it “Little Manhattan”, but that’s obviously not a good reason to visit. Instead, we highly recommend visiting the many good restaurants in the city, especially along its downtown area on Bedford Street. Take a look at these Stamford attractions that we’re sure you’ll love:
- Stamford Museum and Nature Center
- Palace Theater in Stamford
- Avon Theater
- Cove Island Park
- Alive @ Five in Stamford
New Canaan, CT
New Canaan is a small town with the classic New England atmosphere. Lovely churches are clustered around the town green near a gorgeous downtown area complete with a 19th-century train station. New Canaan also has some major draws for art enthusiasts and modern architecture. In fact, the noteworthy Philip Johnson Glass House calls New Canaan home. This is one of the most charming towns in Connecticut close to NYC. Here are some popular activities you can enjoy during your visit:
Book Your Getaway From NYC at the Stanton House Inn
After your day of exploring Greenwich and nearby towns, return to our luxurious bed and breakfast to relax and unwind. The Stanton House inn is a historic mansion that boasts 20 gorgeous guestrooms and suites, exclusive vacation packages, and convenience to all of your favorite local attractions. Ready for the romantic getaway of a lifetime? Book your stay in our charming inn today!
Don’t forget to download your free copy of our Greenwich Activities Checklist to help you plan the ultimate escape!