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A Romantic Spring & Summer in Connecticut

Considering a romantic weekend getaway to Connecticut? How about a summer vacation, full of New England charms but just a short drive from New York and Boston. We are not talking about Connecticut's Gold Coast here but rather about the more peaceful part of the Connecticut coastline located between New Haven and Rhode Island on Long Island Sound.

A great place to stay during your romantic getaway is the lovely Water's Edge Resort & Spa located in Westport. This turn of the century resort sits on a hill with flowing, well-kept lawns that lead down to a tranquil private beach. You can choose to stay in the main building or better yet, in one of the resort's private cottages, which are ideal for a romantic getaway.

If you are love the beach life, then book a stay at the Water's Edge Resort. The shore at the resort is tranquil because the Long Island Sound shelters it. The beautiful white sand beach has lots of beach chairs and umbrellas to lay under and relax. For a romantic night, check out the stars at night with a glass of Chardonnay from the full bar on the beach. If you are going for a romantic weekend getaway in Connecticut, it does not get much better than the Water's Edge Resort.

The historic Lighthouse Inn in New London has lots of charm and a private beach. The Lighthouse Inn is designated as a Historic Hotel of America, and the restaurant draws in doves of tourists and locals for its excellent cuisine. If you are looking for a cheap weekend getaway, the romantic Lighthouse Inn would do nicely for a quiet getaway.


What to Do in Connecticut

The favourite summertime sport in Connecticut is eating clams! Little "fish shacks" that are only open during the summer abound everywhere along the coast. They serve up the ubiquitous fried clam roll as well as other summer seafood delights. Check out "The Place" in Guilford for outdoor dining. Sit on tree stumps and eat on cable-spool tables. There is a giant barbecue pit in the centre of the yard that churn out amazing grilled seafood and steaks.

You have enough of seafood? Then, go for a fun excursion to visit the historic downtown of Mystic, North of New London. This is once a busy whaling port, now the downtown area is speckled with boutiques, restaurants, galleries, and you can a sailboat for a romantic day or evening excursion.


Mystic Seaport and Aquarium

The Mystic Seaport is a museum set up like an old whaling town. Do visit the Mystic Aquarium, which has a great outdoors section with seals and beluga whales. The Mystic Aquarium boasts some of the most wonderful exhibits and it is not just for children. Give it a try, you will be charmed taking a relaxed stroll through the complex. Walk and enjoy your partner's company. Enjoy the moment.

The historic downtown of the smaller villages of Essex, Old Lyme, and Stonington are also quite charming. Definite worth a visit.

If you are looking for a romantic summer or spring getaway to Connecticut, this relaxed little section of the shoreline is a great place to explore. The sinfully delicious seafood is a big bonus.