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Whether you’re looking for a little getaway in Connecticut or possibly thinking of moving to the area, you can’t pass up Greenwich. Greenwich, while its known for its affluent culture and expensive real estate, is so much more than that. You’ll find extraordinary historical attractions and quaint bed and breakfasts in Greenwich, CT that embrace the history and charm of New England. The following beautiful attractions are a must-see for any traveling tourist.

Audubon Center
Audubon Center is a large wildlife sanctuary with several miles of hiking trails and activities for kids and adults. Historically, this Audubon Center has focused on protecting native Connecticut bird species. Early mornings are ideal for bird watchers, but the park is open until 5 pm every day. Audubon Center is big enough to provide plenty of space to explore but small enough to where you run little chance of getting lost. The annual hawk show at Audubon is also a must-see for bird enthusiasts.

Everyone needs to try a fine dining restaurant like the Mediterranean L’Escale just once if only to feel like a French king or queen. Although the restaurant itself has only been around since 2003, it’s located in Greenwich’s historic downtown area/ Featuring a dining room, a lounge, an elegant bar, and a seaside dining porch L’Escale is the place to go for that perfect marriage proposal. Healthy eaters will find plenty of options here with gourmet salads and sustainable seafood.

Greenwich Point Park
Greenwich Point Park is one of the most stunning Eastern beaches with several miles worth of walking trails. The nearby ocean and the sandy beach offer plenty of boating fun and other water-related activities. Greenwich Point’s history goes all the way back to when the Native Americans called the area Monekewaygo. The spot has been a popular place for vacationers to the area since the late 1800s.

Babcock Preserve
Babcock Preserve is a gorgeous 300-acre preserve with plenty of hiking trails suited to foot-hikers and horse traffic. The area used to be a hunting ground for Native Americans, turned into farmland, and was then purchased in the 1880s to preserve the Putnam reservoir. Mary Reynolds Babcock then purchased the property in 1937 to turn it into a nature reserve. A picnic area nearby provides a cozy spot to eat lunch. Make sure not to miss seeing the massive swamp on the property either.

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