POINTS OF INTEREST – “GREENWICH’S TOP TEN”
10 Meli Melo
For over thirteen years, Meli Melo has brought a touch of France to Greenwich Avenue and the Greenwich community. Offering delicious crepes, soups, homemade ice cream & sorbet, and fresh fruit smoothies, Meli Melo has it all!
362 Greenwich Avenue Greenwich, CT 06830
9 Betteridge Jewelers
If you mention the name “Betteridge” in Greenwich, people in the know will assume you are talking about the esteemed Betteridge Jewelers on Greenwich Avenue. Offering one-of-a-kind contemporary pieces as well as collectable estate treasures by Tiffany & Co, VanCleef, and Raymond Yard, Betteridge jewelry is truly exquisite. The helpers in the store are particularly friendly and hospitable and make every shopping trip a decadently enjoyable experience.
117 Greenwich AvenueGreenwich, CT 06830
This newly established restaurant offers sophisticated Mexican Cuisine in a chic social environment. Avenida is known for its beverages, offering Margaritas, organic Agave nectar, and fine Tequilas. Avenida is increasingly becoming a hotspot for the youth of Greenwich.
339 Greenwich Ave Greenwich, CT, 06830
7 Bruce Museum of Arts and Science
Situated on a prominent hillside overlooking Bruce Park, the Bruce Museum of Arts and Science plays an integral role in the aesthetics of the surrounding area. Offering unique exhibits, including mineral galleries, a marine tank, and displays that explain the environmental and historical development of the area, the museum is constantly updating its exhibits.
101 Field Point Road Greenwich, CT 06830
6 Island Beach
This quaint island is located two miles offshore from the Greenwich Harbor in downtown Greenwich. During the summer, a ferry runs back and forth to and from the island, carrying passengers out into Long Island Sound. Once you arrive at the small island, there is a food court as well as a gorgeous beach where visitors can catch rays of sunshine. Ferry Service from the landing at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park off Arch Street in central Greenwich. Parking is available across Arch Street.Greenwich, CT
5 The Bush-Holley House
This saltbox-style home is a National Historic Landmark that has been turned into a Greenwich mini-museum. Built in the 1730’s, it served as a boarding house to many renowned artists and writers such as J. Alden Weir, Childe Hassam, and John Henry Twachtman. Visitors can view the impressionist art, fine furniture, and a re-created studio of Elmer McRae as they tour the house.
39 Strickland RoadCos Cob, CT 06807
Since opening in 1992, this Italian Restaurant has become the “it” spot for upscale dining and social gatherings. 11,000 bottles of vino can be found on the lower level of the restaurant, where private parties can dine around a massive granite table by the fire. Valbella is the place to be. Tony, the restaurant manager, can be found socializing with his guests every night, bringing personality and character to the upscale joint. Note: The Chocolate Lava Cake is a must!
1309 E. Putnam Ave Old Greenwich, CT 06870
3 The Delamar
This luxurious and intimate hotel is situated in downtown Greenwich; only a few minutes walk from the premier Greenwich shopping scene. The Delamar boasts gorgeous views of Long Island Sound, Greenwich Harbor, and beyond. Make sure to dedicate at least one meal to the first-floor restaurant, L’Escale, for their seafood and fresh herbs will have you convinced you’re dining in the Mediterranean!
500 Steamboat Road Greenwich, CT 06830
Hermes, Pucci, Etro, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Gucci are among the massive array of designer labels at this premier shopping destination. Built in 2000, Richards boasts 27,000 square feet of shopping space adorned by gorgeous apparel, handbags, and accessories available for both men and women. Make sure to check out the exclusive subdivision dedicated solely to Hermes!
359 Greenwich AvenueGreenwich, CT 06830
1 Todd’s Point
Ready to relax? Look no further than Greenwich’s most pristine beach: Todd’s Point. Consisting of various biking paths and historical stone enclaves, Todd’s Point has a multitude of activities to offer. With dramatic and extraordinary views of both Long Island Sound and New York City’s skyline, Todd’s Point is the ultimate destination to escape the high pressures of society and unwind with family and friends.Old Greenwich, CT 06870Shore Road to Todd’s Driftway
From the East: Take I-95 South to exit 5 for US-1 North. After 0.1 miles turn right at E. Putnam Ave/US-1. Procced 0.2 miles turn right at Sound Beach Ave and proceed for 1.8 miles then turn right at Shore Rd. After 0.6 Shore Rd turns slightly left and becomes Todd’s Driftway.
From the West: Take I-95 North to exit 5 for US-1 toward Riverside/Old Greenwich. Proceed 0.3 miles turn right at E Putnam Ave/US-1. Proceed .2 miles turn right at Sound Beach Ave. After 1.8 miles turn right at Shore Rd. Proceed 0.6 miles on Shore Road follow to Todd’s Driftway.
Town of Greenwich Info : www.greenwichct.org/
School District Info : www.greenwichschools.org
Transportation : www.greenwichctonline.com/transportation.htm
Restaurants : www.zagat.com/connecticut/greenwich-restaurants
The Arts : http://www.greenwicharts.org/index.asp
Family Fun : www.myconnecticutkids.com/CalendarofEvents.aspx