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THINGS TO DO

The best area attractions around Westbrook Connecticut

This isn't quite a home away from home. It's even better.

Explore the area on one of the Inn's bicycles or go for a short stroll to Westbrook's beautiful beaches. Complimentary beach passes, beach towels, beach bags, chairs, and umbrellas are provided by the Inn. Many Historic, Coastal Towns Such as Mystic, Stonington, Chester, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook & More are Just a Short Drive Away! Take a ride through town on the Essex steam train to your favorite destinations. There are so many things to do in Westbrook Connecticut.

Theatre
Goodspeed Opera House

Enjoy a play or musical at the historic Goodspeed Opera House. Located just 20 minutes away in East Haddam, along the shore of the beautiful Connecticut River.
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Cruise
Lady Katharine Cruises

Lady Katharine Cruises offers something for everyone. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the beautiful Connecticut River aboard one of their many cruise offerings.
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Hammonasset Beach State Park

A visit to Hammonasset Beach State Park, is more than just another day at the beach. This Connecticut beach offers the largest shoreline park to enjoy swimming, strolling along the boardwalk, or just relaxing in the sun and surf.
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Museum
Mystic Aquarium

Visit the amazing Mystic Aquarium with its penguins, whales, frogs, fish, seals and so many more animals to enjoy. Spend that day surrounded by these amazing creatures.
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Museum
Mystic Seaport

Visit a historic, quintessential, working, New England whaling village and seaport. Just 30 minutes away. The Museum of America and the Sea in Mystic, Connecticut is the largest maritime museum in the United States. It is notable for its collection of sailing ships and boats and for the re-creation of the crafts and fabric of an entire 19th-century seafaring village.
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Shopping
Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets

Shop the premium outlet stores at Clinton Crossing, with all the stores that a person can want.
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Entertainment
Ivoryton Playhouse

Enjoy a live performance at the beautiful Ivoryton Playhouse, located in the historic town of Essex along the Connecticut River.
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Westbrook Town Beach

Located just 5 minutes walk from the Inn, Westbrook Town Beach is the largest of the town's beaches. There is a sandy beach facing Long Island Sound with views of Menunketesuck Island, Duck Island and Salt Island. Facilities includes pier, food concession, picnic area, sanitary facilities (seasonal), supervised swimming, walkways.
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Museum
Florence Griswold Museum

The Florence Griswold Museum is an art museum at 96 Lyme Street in Old Lyme, Connecticut centered on the home of Florence Griswold, which was the center of the Old Lyme Art Colony, the main center of development of American Impressionism. The museum is noted for its collection of American Impressionist paintings.
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Transportation
Essex Steam Train and Riverboat

Let the Essex Steam Train take you on a ride through history along the beautiful Connecticut River to the riverboat dock where you can board a historic riverboat and cruise the Connecticut River. See sights like Gillettes Castle and the famous Goodspeed Opera house. Just 4 miles from the Inn!
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Tour
Thimble Islands

The Thimble Islands is a collection of small islands in Long Island Sound, located in and around the harbor of Stony Creek in the southeast corner of Branford, Connecticut. The archipelago of islands made up of Stony Creek pink granite bedrock were once the tops of hills prior to the last ice age
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Outdoor
Devil's Hopyard

Located in East Haddam Enjoy a Short, Easy Hike to the Falls, Which Cascades 60 Feet Over Water-Polished Rocks. Devil's Hopyard is also great for Bicycling, Trail Hiking and Bird Watching! Free Admission.
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The Mark Twain House

Visit this beautifully restored 1873 home of Mark Twain, author of classic novels like Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (to name a few)!
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There's something for everyone!