Connecticut – the New England state with the easiest drive time from New York and Philadelphia -- offers residents and visitors plenty of attractions pretty drives, great dining, and fine museums along the coast, in the city and countryside. Whether you and your partner are seeking a quiet, secluded romantic getaway or a weekend surrounded by other couples, Connecticut is bursting with opportunity.
Couples in Connecticut have the luxury of being located between the historic city of Boston and the energetic city of New York. However, if you choose to stay in Connecticut, we’ve discovered a wide selection of beautiful locations that burst with romance.
If you adore historic towns with unique architecture and pretty town centers, head over to Mystic, CT. This scenic town has several romantic restaurants, including Rocks 21 Restaurant which is situated within the romantic Inn at Mystic. Couples enjoy walks along the Mystic River and window shopping at boutiques along the town’s main thoroughfare. Mystic Seaport is a charming and always-interesting museum of the region’s seafaring culture. Take a cruise on the Mystic River and adjacent Long Island Sound shoreline on the sailing ship Argia.
Situated in the cozy town of Niantic is the seaside bed & breakfast, the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina. With restaurants, coffee shops and antique stores around the corner, couples can spend the day exploring. Each room includes robes, soaking tubs, private baths and a fireplace.
Just a bit north and east of the town of Mystic itself are the towns of Ledyard and Uncasville, where two of the largest casinos in the world – Foxwoods Resort and the Mohegan Sun – provide round-the-clock entertainment at gambling halls and tables and also a variety of good restaurants, shopping and shows in their top-caliber theaters. Entertainment venues at Foxwoods offer comedy, championship boxing, theater, concerts, lounges, and video games. Intimate venues include the Hard Rock Cafe and Atrium Lounge. Mohegan Sun hosts the Kids Quest/Cyber Quest family entertainment facility, a luxurious day spa, as well as three major theaters for live performances.
The northwestern region of Connecticut, Litchfield Hills, is known for its tranquil atmosphere. Due to the serene environment, Litchfield Hills is a magnet for newlyweds who enjoy the grand cottages, luxurious spas, and serene lakes. Litchfield is known for its antique shopping and hospitable vineyards and wineries. Litchfield is an ideal place to get acquainted with the state-wide Connecticut Wine Trail, a group of many vineyards and wineries that cooperate to offer year-round tours, tastings, pairings, classes, and entertainment. The trail's website tells you everything you need to know to do a personal tasting tour. Among the great things to do in western Connecticut is antique shopping in towns like Falls Village, Woodbury, Bantam, and Litchfield. In winter months, some Litchfield venues. like Allegra Farm will take couples on a romantic sleigh ride. Talk about memorable!
Coastal Greenwich, CT, boasts some of the most picturesque homes in New England. Recognized as one of the most attractive romantic getaways in Connecticut, Greenwich provides couples with several high-end spas, luxurious inns and romantic restaurants. At the Stanton House in Greenwich, couples can choose from several honeymoon suites which feature large hot tubs, concierge services, and more. Attractions that we love include The Glass House in New Canaan and the Bruce Museum in Greenwich. Shoppers, know that Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich is nicknamed the "Rodeo Drive of the East Coast."
In Connecticut, there is no shortage of romantic inns, whimsical gardens, peaceful spas and upscale restaurants.