Experience Eastern CT
Living where others vacation means that you have access to great dining, world-class entertainment, a nightlife, and above all else, beautiful locations to visit. Learn more about places to visit in your local area. Below are a few spots to check out for the holidays!
Essex Steam Train and Riverboat
Enjoy a snowy, nighttime view from the 2021 North Pole Express, hosted by Essex Steam Train & Riverboat. Every coach becomes a stage for a live musical performance of “The Night Before Christmas.” This 90 minute ride is a fun, festive activity for the whole family.
The Beer’d Brewing Co.
In collaboration with Whitecrest Eatery and Woodfellas Pizza and Wings — Beer’d Brewing Co. has a ”beer garden” like no one else. Located in Stonington, this microbrewery offers a tasting room to sample offerings and to purchase pints, cans, half or quarter gallon growlers.
Join East Haddam based theater group Goodspeed Musicals as they kickstart the holiday season. With shows such as A Bing Crosby Christmas and Merry Christmas Darling, you’ll be able to enjoy the talents of Broadway alumni from the comfort of your hometown. Purchase a contactless e-gift card online for the music lover in your life!
Whether it’s dining in, taking out, family meals to go, or a holiday spread, treat yourself and dine local. Supporting our local restaurants is even more important now, as they have faced months with limited capacity. Buy a gift card to give or to enjoy later and show your support for the restaurants you love most!
Uncle D’s Blazin’ BBQ
Gathered over six generations and across three families, Uncle D’s recipes carry strong roots in BBQ tradition and soul food. Based in Norwich, this family-style catering and dine-out spot is a great, local bite!
2 Wives Brick Oven Pizza
Enjoy brick oven Neapolitan style pizza, fresh pasta, salads, and Italian bread sandwiches in a casual dinner atmosphere, located in downtown, New London. This dine-in restaurant also features house-made desserts, a full bar and weekly specials!
The Spice Club
Offering an array of cuisines from Asia that are “homemade from the heart”, The Spice Club in Niantic is an excellent stop. The Spice Club is an Asian cuisine restaurant specializing in Thai, Japanese and Sushi.
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