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Ideas for things to do in New London?

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Ideas for things to do in New London?

My husband and I are traveling to New London next week for his business. He will be working during the day -- so I'm on my own. What is there to do there, or in the area for a person on there own? Any good shopping (preferrably not the typical "mall").

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1. Re: Ideas for things to do in New London?

Are you going to have a car? You could travel 10-15 minutes to the quaint villages of Mystic, Stonington & Watch Hill, RI for sight-seeing & shopping. The casinos (Mohegun Sun and Foxwoods) are only about 15 min away - even if you're not into gambling there are lots of shops, restaurants & shows there. There are probably regular buses to the casinos. There are lots of places along the shore to visit, plus the town has a lot of history.

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2. Re: Ideas for things to do in New London?

Well spend a day in New London. I would suggest a cup of coffee at Muddy Waters on Bank Street and then a stroll along the waterfront. If too cold... I would suggest the coffee and then perhaps a look at one of the shops on Bank like Bank Street Gifts, Flavors of Life or one of the others. On State Street visit the Nathan Hale School House if open and oops the customs house ( 1830s) and Shaw Mansion near the fire station. State Street has some decent shops and I would suggest a side street called Green Street where you will find Golden Street Gallery, Muse (shoes and art - NY style), 140 below gallery and a few others including trhe historic Richard Douglass House on Green (Look for the mustard colored house with Don't Tread on Me Flag).

Lunch or Dinner: check out Lucca Wine Bar...

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