5 of the Best Things to Do in Stonington, CT

things to do in stonington, ct

If you’re looking for an adventure like no other, head to the picturesque countryside of New England!  The state of Connecticut, in particular, has numerous, intriguing cities that are bursting with unique attractions, such as all the great things to do in Stonington, CT.  This historic, waterfront town is full of hidden gems worth exploring.  The list below contains a few highlights of the best things to do in Stonington, CT, so check them out to help you start planning your next getaway!

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5 of the Best Things to Do in Stonington, CT

  1. Explore History

Being a town rich in history and culture, Stonington is home to many historic sites.  The Old Lighthouse Museum in Stonington, CT, is an iconic landmark that dates back to 1840.  Climb to the top to receive a panoramic view of three different states!  Adjacent to this museum is the Nathaniel B Palmer House in Stonington; this colossal Victorian mansion, which overlooks the Stonington harbor, is filled with beautifully preserved furnishings and artifacts from the 1800s.

  1. Enjoy a Delicious Dinner

There are many restaurants in Stonington, CT, to have a fantastic meal.  If you want traditional New England dishes, Noah’s Restaurant is the spot for you.  This casual, fine dining restaurant is open for three meals a day; they also have their own bakery for fresh, homemade bread and baked goods.  Stonington also offers many great places for waterfront dining as well; one of which is the Dog Watch Cafe, where you can enjoy great sandwiches and seafood (as well as live music and events) while watching the sunset over the harbor.  

  1. Take a Winery/Brewery Tour

Get an authentic taste of Connecticut in a fun and interactive way!  Stonington Vineyards is a truly enchanting spot; you can admire its breathtaking beauty while tasting their exquisite wines, either inside in their tasting room (open seven days a week), or outside on the lawn.  If you prefer beer, stop by Beer’d Brewing Co. to try their fantastic handcrafted creations.  From double IPA’s to rich porters, their wide range of brews will leave you thoroughly amazed.

  1. Appreciate Art

Head off the coast of Stonington and you’ll find Enders Island, a small island used as a Catholic retreat center.  Regardless of religious background, all visitors are encouraged to come by to participate in their sacred art workshops.  Learn all about sculpting, calligraphy, iconography, and more through these guided classes.

  1. Stay in the Best Bed and Breakfast

After you’ve finished exploring the many Stonington, CT, tourist attractions, come to the neighboring town of Mystic to stay in the best bed and breakfast around!  Stonecroft Country Inn is a cozy haven in Connecticut, perfect for a weekend of rest and relaxation.  Our luxurious rooms are all equipped with the finest amenities; we also have a comfortable living room, complete with a crackling fire in the stone fireplace.  And of course, you’ll be treated to an amazing, homemade breakfast first thing in the morning!  Don’t miss out- check our availability today!

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