The Stonington area has an amazing array of activities for you to enjoy. It’s a special place for the both of us, so we hope you’ll take some time to explore. See below for a couple of our recommendations, but feel free to reach out if you need some more inspiration:

 

Watchhill / Napatree Beach:

Watchhill is a picturesque seaside village. We recommend Napatree Beach for unspoilt views and big waves. Then indulge in clam chowder, grilled cheeses and blackberry ice cream at St. Clair Annex, an old haunt of the Gilbert-Moore family. If you’re feeling fancy, Ocean House is an old-school resort where you can lunch and play croquet. There’s also access to another public beach from the hotel. AND TSwift’s house is also right next door.

 

Stonington Borough:

Stonington Borough is a charming seaside hamlet (not sure what an hamlet actually is, but we’re calling it a seaside hamlet). You can find surprisingly great cold brew at Indulge. Go to Dogwatch Cafe for drinks and views of the harbor (note: Dogwatch has a second location in Mystic, but without the harbor views). Water Street Cafe is also a favorite of Tanya’s family.   

 

Mystic:

Downtown Mystic is yet ANOTHER seaside hamlet (maybe…depending on the actual definition). There are lots of great restaurants and shops full of things you probably don’t need, but it’s all very cute. And for the Julia Roberts fans out there, you can go to the original Mystic Pizza for some subpar pizza and nostalgia. For the kiddos, check out the Mystic Seaport and the Mystic Aquarium.  

 

Westerly:

There’s not a whole lot to do in Westerly, but there is a fantastic bookstore and coffee shop called Savoy. It’s one of Jeff’s top favorite places (#exposedbrick). You can also enjoy some of the old-timey murals that were recently painted onto said brick.