Enjoy the winter scenery of cities and towns in Connecticut, or soak up the sun during the spring or summer months. No matter what time of year you decide to take your babymoon, Connecticut has something fun to offer everyone. Look forward to taking strolls along the coastlines that feature historic lighthouses. Admire the views of New York City while hiking Greenwich Point Park, or spend your babymoon indulging your cravings with fresh seafood in New Haven or Guilford. Historical attractions and artsy activities in Hartford and Old Saybrook are plentiful and entertaining. Book a stay at one of many Connecticut vacation rentals for an unforgettable babymoon. When planning your itinerary, consider these Connecticut destinations.
Located along the Long Island Sound, Greenwich is known for its charming culture. After settling into your rustic and cozy vacation rental, warm up by the fire and then head out to see the historical attractions, such as the Bush-Holley House or the Bruce Science Museum. See the New York City skyline while hiking or walking through Greenwich Point Park, and then snap some photos of the underwater creatures at the Maritime Aquarium. A relaxing facial, manicure, and pedicure at the Dream Spa and Salon is the perfect way to prepare for a romantic dinner for two at the Elm Street Oyster House.
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Choose this small Connecticut city for your babymoon to enjoy some peaceful one-on-one time strolling the streets of the Village Green area. Stop in at the specialty shops to pick up something for the baby before soaking up the historic attractions that include the Henry Whitfield State Museum. Sandy Jacobs Bach gives you miles of shoreline to sink your toes in the sand or wade in the waters. Stop over at the Faulkner Island Lighthouse to see the sights of Guilford, and then pick up some fresh produce at Bishop’s Orchard for a picnic lunch. When hunger strikes, satisfy your cravings with Thai fare at Ayuthai Restaurant or some comfort food at the South Lane Bistro.
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Head to the capital of Connecticut to sign up for adventurous tours of the New England Dodge Music Center. After tapping your toes to the entertaining displays, take in the art scene at the Wadsworth Athenaeum, known as the oldest public art museum in America. Bushnell Park is a great place to see blooming flowers in the spring and gorgeous fall foliage, while Riverside Park offers trails for morning or afternoon walks together. Elizabeth Park is popular with speed walkers and joggers due to its extensive trail system. Make your babymoon educational when visiting the Mark Twain House or the Connecticut Science Center. A tour of the state capitol building is the perfect way to broaden your educational horizons, or you can get loud and proud while cheering on Connecticut teams at sporting events at Dunkin Donuts Park and Arena.
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4. Old Saybrook
Relax in this small Connecticut city that runs along the banks of the Connecticut River. An evening watching a play or theatrical performance at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center and Theater offers the entertainment you crave, while a day of shopping on Main Street provides you with access to antiques, clothing stores, and baby supplies. Dive into the sweet treats at Dagmar’s Desserts, and then head out to the Saybrook Breakwater Light for some additional sight seeing. If you want to get in an afternoon walk or some hiking, Saybrook Point features trails adjacent to the Connecticut River for picturesque views.
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5. New Haven
History buffs flock to the New Haven area to see more than 50 properties that are now a part of the National Register of Historic Places. Take a tour of Yale University and then explore the New England Town’s sights on the New Haven Walking Tour. Stop in at the New Haven Museum to see historical exhibits and then get up close and personal with nature when hiking the trails of the Lighthouses Point Park, which is also home to an antique carousel. When the weather is warm, sign up for a boat tour with Harbor Adventures and get out on the water. Don’t miss out on the landmarks and statues that line Chapel Street before enjoying an intimate dinner for two at L’Orcio, a modern Italian restaurant.
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Make Stonington your vacation destination for your babymoon and spend the days sunning on Dubois Beach. This quaint Connecticut city features the Old Lighthouse Museum, where you can admire the New England sights, as well as the Victorian mansion that houses antique furnishings. Opt for a spa day at Health and Harmony with your sweetheart and then dine on some fresh seafood for date night at Noah’s classic bistro. Admire the beauty of the 19th century Stonington Harbor Light and get some light exercise while touring the Coogan Farm Nature and Heritage Center that is home to rock formations and blooming plants and flowers.
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