DAY TRIP TO ESSEX AND OLD SAYBROOK
Over the weekend we drove a little over an hour from our house up to Old Saybrook and then Essex to meander along the Connecticut coastline and let the boys run around while we took in all the beautiful architecture and landscaping these towns are known for. We walked an easy loop with the stroller through the historic Fenwick neighborhood (where Katharine Hepburn once spent her summers) and then headed Fresh Salt at the Saybrook Point Resort for a kid-friendly lunch on the water.
After lunch we drove about fifteen minutes from Old Saybrook to Essex for ice cream at Sweet P’s and iced coffee at the Essex Coffee & Tea Company, which we enjoyed at Essex Park, another dreamy spot with a gazebo and a rolling lawn overlooking the water where I could have happily camped out all day if it weren’t for two increasingly sleepy toddlers. Will and I have loved doing these mini weekend adventures to get out of the house with the boys without having to block off the entire weekend — you can see some other CT spots we’ve explored recently here, here, and here!
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