Escape for a Romantic Connecticut Getaway in Mystic, Norwalk, Litchfield Hills & more
From weekend getaways to anniversary and honeymoon vacations, Connecticut is a convenient, captivating and affordable escape along the Northeast coast of the U.S.
Have a look at our collection of tips and suggestions for a romantic Connecticut weekend, and start planning a fun getaway to this attractive state.
The Best Time to Visit Connecticut? If you can plan and reserve ahead, we suggest autumn for the brilliant foliage. If it’s a last-minute romantic getaway, Connecticut can be enjoyed anytime of the year.
Hartford is the Connecticut state capital, and it offers a selection of historic buildings to explore, including author Mark Twain’s home. Plus, there's Bushnell and Elizabeth Parks, and a vibrant TheaterWorks live performance stage downtown.
When it’s time to dine at a romantic restaurant in Hartford, CT, make the short drive out to the Mill on the River, voted one of the most romantic places to eat in Connecticut (989 Ellington Road, South Windsor, CT 860-289-7929).
Marriott Hartford Downtown Romantic Hotel - a romantic Hartford hotel with river views that offers upscale dining, luxury bedding, and a Connecticut spa treatment getaway package complete with breakfast for two. 2015 *Rating for Romantic Hartford CT Hotels: 78% of Couples Rated it Excellent/Very Good (200 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 860-249-8000).
Many of the most romantic spots in Connecticut are found along the Coast in the southern part of the state. It's loved for the tranquil forests and quiet beaches of several State Parks along the Atlantic.
Mystic, CT – this well preserved old historic port town is one of the most romantic places on the Connecticut shore. You can walk around the old village, tour a whaling ship, and enjoy a dinner in one of Mystic’s romantic restaurants like the Floodtide (3 Williams Avenue, 860-536-9604).
The distance from New York City to Mystic CT is only 125 miles, making it a great weekend getaway from NYC.
New Haven, CT – romantic things to do here include time at the beach, an afternoon ride on the antique carousel at Lighthouse Point Park, or hop on a scenic cruise out to the Thimble Islands.
Norwalk, CT - one of the most romantic spots on Long Island Sound. Take the ferry over to Sheffield Island for a scenic walk around the lighthouse - or go for a true Connecticut experience and join the Thursday Evening Clambake. www.seaport.org.
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The Litchfield Hills are a natural choice for romantic Connecticut getaways in the northwestern part of the state. Picturesque New England towns along with romantic walks around the lakes make this area of the state a top pick for romantic excursions from Boston or NYC.
The Interlaken Inn's Romantic Packages in Lakeville, Connecticut includes strawberries & champagne, romantic dinner and a picnic lunch.
Waterbury, CT - Catching a live performance at the historic and beautiful Palace Theater (100 East Main St, Waterbury, CT) is guaranteed to be a romantic night out in this attractive community in the middle of the state of CT.
Inn at Stonington - interested in one of the top romantic Connecticut inns? The Inn at Stonington will not disappoint. You can check into romantic accommodation with ocean views, fireplace, spa tubs along with luxury bedding and bath amenities. There's on-site massage treatments, relaxing by the beach, or exploring the nearby Connecticut Beer & Wine trails.
The Water's Edge Resort & Spa is a lovely hotel with spa packages ideal for a romantic Connecticut getaway in Connecticut along Long Island Sound. They also offer fine dining, and a romantic spa B&B package that includes Sunday brunch with Saturday night stays. (525 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook CT 860-399-5901)
*ERV Rating for Couples: Excellent Romantic Vacations unique rating formula for hotels which includes: