Just One Hour From NYC, Greenwich Is The Perfect Connecticut Day Trip Destination
By Lisa Sammons|Updated on March 20, 2023(Originally published March 14, 2023)
Lisa loves animals and has dogs, rats, cats, guinea pigs, and snakes. She is passionate about animal rescue and live music - traveling across the country to see a favorite band is a pretty regular occurrence! Being out hiking in the woods enjoying the scenery with her beloved dogs is another favorite hobby, and also checking out the Pokemon Go scene in whatever city she happens to be in at any given time (coffee and dog leash in hand). You can reach Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for a great day trip to Connecticut from NYC? There are tons of things to do in Greenwich, Connecticut that will appeal to a variety of tastes. It’s only an hour’s drive or train ride from the Big Apple. Check out some of our favorite spots in Greenwich:
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What are some of the oldest towns in Connecticut?
Settled in 1607, there is much to the history of the Constitution State. Check out some of the oldest towns in Connecticut:
Windsor: This town in Hartford County goes all the way to 1633. Learn about this spot at the Windsor Historical Society, explore Northwest Park, and much more.
Hartford: Although it was not named the capital city until 1875, the city itself was established in 1636. Visit the Mark Twain House and Museum or take in the Elizabeth Park Rose Garden.
New Haven: Home to Yale University, this city was established in 1638. Some of the best attractions here to take in include the Peabody Museum of Natural History and the Connecticut Science Center.
What are the largest cities by population in Connecticut?
There are about 3.6 million people living in Connecticut. Here are just a few of the largest cities by population in Connecticut:
Bridgeport: This seaport city in Fairfield County has a population of about 148,000 people. It’s actually the fifth most populous city in all of New England. Some of its most well-known places include the Discovery Museum and Planetarium and Seaside Park.
Stamford: This Fairfield County city’s population clocks in at around 136,000 people. Its financial district is well-known and actually comes in second to the NYC metropolitan region. Companies like UBS and the Royal Bank of Scotland are located here.
Are there any animal encounters in Connecticut?
If you want to take in some animal life while in the state, check out these animal encounters in Connecticut:
Mystic Aquarium: This aquarium is home to the biggest outdoor beluga exhibit in the nation. Among the many animals you’ll be able to see here include jellyfish, sharks, seals, alligators, and sea lions.
Beardsley Zoo: Located in Bridgeport, this zoo has been around since 1922. Be sure to check out the indoor rainforest, the Siberian tigers, and the New England Farmyard. There is also an indoor carousel.
Burgis Brook Alpacas: This spot is located in Canterbury. Stop in to see dozens of Peruvian huacaya alpacas, many of which you can give a little pet.