The Perfect Staycation Day In Clinton

Want to be a tourist in your own town? Let the Clinton Patch be your guide!


It's early morning, the kids are sleeping late, and you and your friends have the entire day to yourselves. Clinton is your playground, but what will you do? Where will you start?

Don't worry about planning. Patch has got you covered. We've set up a schedule so you can experience the most perfect staycation that Clinton has to offer. Enjoy!

7:00 a.m. - Get an early start so you don't waste the morning in bed. Start off the day by taking a stroll (or jog if you're up for it) beginning at and ending at the . The cool, sea breeze and bright sun is sure to wake you up and revitalize your body and mind.

8:00 a.m. - By now you should have worked up an appetite. It's time for breakfast at . This cafe and sandwich shop was once the town library and its setting it still just as cozy - a great place for long conversations. Enjoy a cappuccino and a scone during their breakfast hours.

9:00 a.m. - Pick up your favorite furry friend and stop by the newest attraction in town, on Glenwood Road. Sit at one of the many benches or picnic tables and watch Oliver make some new BFF's.

10:00 a.m. - After you've dropped Oliver back home, now it's time for some pampering of your own. It's off to for a manicure and pedicure. Sit back, relax and experience expert nail care.

11:30 a.m. - Ready to go antiquing? The and are within walking distance of each other and just waiting with a treasure-trove of collectibles and deals. 

1:00 p.m. - Time for lunch. Enjoy a special creation from voted "Best Sandwich" in Clinton in our

2:30 p.m. Let the shopping begin. You can find brands such as , , , and at the . There's more than just clothes and cooking, though. Bring out our inner child and visit .

4:00 p.m. There's always work by a visiting artist on display at the . While you are there, buy a book or two for 50 cents each at their ongoing book sale in the lobby. 

5:00 p.m. Take a stroll down to the and watch the boats come in and go out. There's a nice breeze to catch while sitting at the picnic tables. Grab a beverage from .

6:00 p.m. Stop by the Clinton Art Society's 63nd Annual Summer Exhibit and Sale at . It's free admission.

7:00 p.m. How about dinner on the water? Enjoy hot lobster, fresh swordfish or a lobster roll for dinner right on the coastline at or . The friendly staff at both places and the view of makes for a great atmosphere.

8:45 p.m. Get to the before it closes! Keep the party going and pick up some mixed drink ingredients or wine to bring back to the house.

9:15 p.m. End the day with some tasty treats from . They're open late, so go ahead and stop by for a cone or sundae! 

10:00 p.m. Late night treats in the comfort of your own home. Enjoy the memories of a great day!

Cathy Chase July 06, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Don't forget paddling in a kayak, canoe, or SUP -- check out Indian River Marina on Commerce Street.
Cathy Chase July 06, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Sheldon Potesak sr July 06, 2012 at 01:03 PM
Fay,I just want to remind everybody that the post office has a Cliton event board. If you want to know what is going on in clinton, come down take look at the Clinton event board.And of all the old photos and maps we have hung up in the lobby.
John Benchimol July 06, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Paddleboarding at PaddleworksCT at Harborside Marina is another good idea. Fast learning curve and lots of fun. call 860-669-2222 for more info or www.paddleworksct.com
Hannah Bissell July 06, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Beaches and Cream closed. There is a new place there, also Ice Cream, called Scoop To Nuts. Homemade ice cream and also are allergen aware/have gluten free cones. They are on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ScoopToNuts


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