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Top Choice Mall in Norwich

Tanger Outlet Mall

Within the Foxwoods Casino complex, this outlet mall has something for everyone, featuring a huge selection of brand-name fashions, accessories and homewares at seriously discounted prices. Check the website to gawk…
Top Choice Museum in Mystic

Mystic Seaport Museum

More than a museum, Mystic Seaport is the re-creation of an entire New England whaling village spread over 17 acres of the former George Greenman & Co Shipyard. To re-create the past, 60 historic buildings, four…
Top Choice American in Mystic

Captain Daniel Packer Inne

This 1754 historic house has a low-beam ceiling and creaky floorboards. On the lower pub level, you'll find regulars at the bar, a good selection of beer on tap and excellent pub grub: try the fish and chips. Upstai…
Top Choice Seafood in Mystic

Oyster Club

Offering casual fine dining at its best, this is the place locals come to knock down oysters on the deck out back. Grilled lobster and pan-roasted monkfish or flounder feature alongside veal, steak and a drool-worth…
Top Choice Seafood in New London

On the Waterfront

A spectacular lobster bisque and other delights from the deep, like pistachio-crusted salmon and Montauk-jumbo-stuffed shrimp are served up with water views from a multitude of windows. The bar is a popular spot wit…
Top Choice Seafood in New London

Captain Scott's Lobster Dock

The Coast Guard knows a thing or two about the sea, and you'd be remiss if you didn't follow students of its academy to the place for seafood in the summer. The setting's just a series of picnic tables by the water,…
Top Choice Winery in Stonington

Saltwater Farm Vineyard

Housed in a striking 1930s aluminum airport hangar, Saltwater Farm is one of the newest vineyards in Connecticut. Surrounded by tidal marshes and cooled by salty coastal breezes, the Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Chardonn…
Top Choice Arts Center in Stonington

Velvet Mill

This Community Arts Center hosts weekend farmers and flea markets (10am to 1pm Saturday, 1pm to 4pm Sunday) and is a hub for local artists and small businesses, including some locavore food vendors. Be sure to take …
Casino in Norwich

Foxwoods Casino

The gleaming towers of this mammoth resort casino – the largest outside Vegas – rise above the forest canopy of Great Cedar Swamp. Built on the ancestral land of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation (www.mashantuck…
Gallery in New London

Hygienic Art

Done up in a Greek Revival style replete with a sculpture garden, mural plaza, fountains and a large performance area, this not-for-profit art space hosts poetry readings, film screenings, a summer concert series an…