We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ideas for things to do in New London?

In cooperation with: Connecticut Office of Tourism
Which New London hotels are on sale?
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
See hotels
Texas
Level Contributor
12 posts
11 reviews
Save Topic
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").

Colchester...
Level Contributor
45 posts
9 reviews
Save Reply
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.

Oslo
Level Contributor
800 posts
309 reviews
Save Reply
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...

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

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 5:17 pm, October 14, 2009