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Greenwich, CT

A travel journal to Greenwich by quirine

Harbor House Inn Photo, Greenwich, Connecticut More Photos
Quote: Greenwich is the first town in Connecticut from New York. It was a quiet harbor town that has become the Beverly Hills of the East coast. Check out things to do and places to eat. It's a fun day trip from NYC.

Greenwich, CT

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Overview

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Although the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "Greenwich" might be mansions and fancy stores, it's actually a little colonial village settled over 300 years ago. It's the first town in Connecticut and the gateway to New England. With its gorgeous harbor and convenient location near the famous Post Road leading to Boston, Greenwich has certainly never been a sleepy town. However, within the last 15 years, Greenwich has transformed into a mecca for shopping, eating, yachting, and just being plain rich. And while those activities are commendable, I urge people to see beyond the glitz and appreciate Greenwich's lengthy history and surprising beauty. Shopping can be accomplished on Gr...Read More
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I've never had the privilege of staying here, but if I could afford it, I would! It's right on the water, so you can enjoy the view of the harbor, as well as the yachts that dock there. It's walking distance from the train station and the infamous Greenwich Avenue. There is a really fun bar (only in the summer) right outside the hotel. The nouveau in-house French restaurant is supposed to be divine. Most people stay in the Hyatt, but this is twice as convenient, more personal, and far more interesting.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 20, 2004

Greenwich Harbour Inn
500 Steamboat Road
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
(203) 661-7469

Stanton House Inn

Hotel | "The Stanton House Inn"

Stanton House Inn Photo, Greenwich, Connecticut
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My extended family stayed here while visiting us. It's a quaint, authentic bed-and-breakfast near the heart of town, with an outdoor pool.

It's about a 15-minute walk to Greenwich Avenue and right near a beautiful church. The prices are between $100 and 200 a night.

This is a great little getaway for those looking for a really quiet setting.

http://www.virtualcities.com/ons/ct/g/ctg6701.htm

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 20, 2004

Stanton House Inn
76 Maple Avenue
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
(203) 869-2110

Harbor House Inn Photo, Greenwich, Connecticut
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I've never stayed at this bed-and-breakfast, but you can see from the photos that it looks pretty cute. I can tell you that the area is super quaint. Old Greenwich has a sweet, old-fashioned downtown with great little shops. The beach area is fantastic for walking and exploring with children. It's nice to get away from all the Greenwich snobbery, and this area is one of the best places for that.

Go here for more info on the Inn:
http://hhinn.com/

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 20, 2004

Harbor House Inn
165 Shore Road
Greenwich, Connecticut
(203) 637-0145

Howard Johnson Photo, Greenwich, Connecticut
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This is probably the cheapest place to stay in Greenwich. Its location is actually in Riverside, which is across the Mianus River. It's off a busy street, the Post Road, but the location isn't bad. It's not far from Greenwich, close to Old Greenwich and the beach, and not far from Stamford (a small city with lots of restaurants, theatres, and shopping).

http://www.hojo.com/HowardJohnson/control/Booking/property_info?propertyId=00749&brandInfo=HJ

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 20, 2004

Howard Johnson
1114 Boston Post Road
Greenwich, Connecticut
(203) 637-3691

Stonewater Spa & Boutique Greenwich

Hotel | "Stonewater Spa"

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I know I won't get a great review on this submission, since this is hearsay (from a family member), but I still thought people should know what natives of Greenwich think of this spa. My parents went once for a massage and thought it was quite nice. The services seem to be okay and the ambiance is nice. The big problem is that they have terrible customer service. They were terribly insensitive about a personal situation where a gift certificate had to be refunded. Long story short, I feel that there are many wonderful spas in the Greenwich area, including Greenwich Healing Hands Therapeutic Massage (203) 253-5576 or New Age Day Spa (203) 359-4941. I just don't understand how a spa&nbs...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on December 20, 2005

Stonewater Spa & Boutique Greenwich
151 Greenwich Avenue
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
(203) 622-7424

Thataway Cafe

Restaurant

Thataway Cafe Photo, Greenwich, Connecticut
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This restaurant is one of the few places on "the avenue" that has a large outdoor area. Located at the bottom of the avenue, it's near all of the bars and the local movie theaters. They serve big salads, sandwiches, burgers, and pastas. The prices are reasonable (for Greenwich), the food is good, and the outdoor area is definitely worth it.

http://www.thatawaycafe.com/

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 20, 2004

Thataway Cafe
409 Greenwich Ave
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
(203) 622-0947

Sundown Saloon

Restaurant

Sundown Saloon Photo, Greenwich, Connecticut
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Sundown Saloon is a Western-style bar and grill that offers such fare as quesadillas, pulled pork sandwiches, burgers, fajitas, spicy chicken sandwiches, and a smattering of sides to choose from. Go here for a few beers and to hang out with all the locals and young adults. There are weekly events involving karaoke and sports.

It's laid-back and great for families. I used to go here when I was a kid, when it was a sports bar known as Casey's. Check it out if you've got children.

Go here for more info:
http://www.sundownsaloon.com/

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 20, 2004

Sundown Saloon
403 Greenwich Ave.
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
(203) 629-8212

Le Figaro Bistro De Paris

Restaurant | "Le Figaro Bistro "

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This cute little French bistro is very authentic, down to its Art Nouveau design and wooden accents. The service is fantastic - don't be afraid to get a wine recommendation, as they'll be more than happy to assist. The dishes are traditional and include the famous steak frites.

In the summer, they open a cute patio in the back.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 20, 2004

Le Figaro Bistro De Paris
372 Greenwich Ave.
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
(203) 622-0018

Boxcar Cantina

Restaurant

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My favorite place in the Boxcar Cantina is the seating in the bar area. It's more private, more casual, and there's a fireplace going in the winter.

The food is a general mix of Tex-Mex, and the drinks are pretty good.

This is a cozy restaurant that often has bands playing on the weekends.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 20, 2004

Boxcar Cantina
44 Old Field Point Rd
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
(203) 661-4774

Bruce Museum The

Attraction | "Bruce Museum"

Bruce Museum The Photo, Greenwich, Connecticut
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The museum may not be anything like what you'd see in NYC, but it's still worth the visit if you're in Greenwich for a while.

It's an arts and science museum that very much caters to children. In fact, the museum is in Bruce Park, right near a playground. It's also within walking distance from the train station and the harbor.

See here for more info on the museum: http://www.brucemuseum.org/

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 20, 2004

Bruce Museum The
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
(203) 869-0376

Greenwich Ave Photo, Greenwich, Connecticut
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Greenwich is the place to put down some major cash for stuff. On the post road before Greenwich Avenue begins are Razooks (Lacroix, Gucci, etc.) and Cashmere Inc. Walk down the avenue and you'll walk by Nine West, Tiffany's, Saks, Ann Taylor, Chico's, Great Stuff (a funky boutique), Pier 1, Banana Republic, Restoration Hardware, Gap, Theory, etc. You'll also find antique stores, expensive children's clothing, and specialty clothing boutiques. Be sure to hit some of the side streets for hidden treasures, like Saturnia on Lewis Street. Midway down is a Starbucks and a beautiful park where you can rest your feet. The latter half of the avenue is mostly restaurants and movie theaters. However, ...Read More

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