Arts, Eats, and Ease by the Coast

From trail to coast, Fairfield County brings all the chill vibes you need. Hike with llamas, sip wine, see art, cruise The Sound, pamper yourself, and stroll walkable main streets. 

2-3 days

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Fall

  • Rowanwood Farm
  • Aquila’s Nest Vineyards
  • The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
  • Spa at Delamar Greenwich Harbor
  • L’escale
  • SoundWaters
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
  • Downtown Westport
  • Westport Country Playhouse
  • Inn at Longshore

Rowanwood Farm

Begin your trip with something truly unique – llama hiking! Pair up with one of these gentle creatures for a peaceful stroll through nature. After, find even more relaxation at Newtown Salt Spa where you'll chill in a room filled with calming and healing Himalayan salt. 

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Aquila’s Nest Vineyards

Stop by Aquila’s Nest Vineyards, an innovative, experience-focused winery, tasting room and event venue on a 40-acre estate. Hang in a 75-seat wine bar and tasting room with a baby grand piano, and an outdoor seating terrace overlooking the vineyards. In some seasons, you can even rent private pergolas and fire pits. 

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Next, explore The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, one of the few non-collecting contemporary art museums in the United States, playing an important role in the exhibition of cutting-edge art. 


While in the area, check out the Ridgefield Cultural District for live theaters, museums, award-winning restaurants, art galleries, shops, a park with an accessible playground, formal gardens, and free concerts. Then stay over at The West Lane Inn


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Spa at Delamar Greenwich Harbor

The next day, pamper yourself at Spa at Delamar Greenwich Harbor. Enjoy a wide array of custom treatments including nail services, waxing, facials, massage, and body treatments by Biologique Recherce and Valmont. 

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After your spa treatment, dine waterside at l’escale for seasonal Mediterranean cuisine, designed to transport the ambiance of Provence to the Gold Coast of Connecticut. 


Then sail Long Island Sound aboard the 80′ schooner, SoundWaters for a two-hour sunset or afternoon sail. And after all that time on the sea, check into The Stamford Hotel or The Llyod

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Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Come nose-to-nose with sharks, seals, river otters, sea turtles, jellies, and other amazing animals at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk — plus enjoy public cruises, hands-on touch tanks, and 4D theater. After, sit down at farm-chic restaurant, The Tavern at GrayBarns

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Downtown Westport

Browse downtown Westport for high-end boutiques and cosmetics, name brand stores, and restaurants – all with a waterfront backdrop. While in the area, don’t miss a trip to The Collective West, owned by celebrity designer Christian Siriano. 

Westport Country Playhouse

That evening, enjoy a show at Westport Country Playhouse, an award-winning professional theater devoted to the production of contemporary new plays as well as timeless classics. 

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Inn at Longshore

Finish your trip with a relaxing seaside stay at The Inn at Longshore, where you’ll enjoy exceptional dining and unbeatable views.