A Coastal Connecticut Road Trip Last Updated: July 2021

There’s nothing like a road trip down the coast – especially  when the views are as spectacular as they are in Connecticut. But how do you make the most of the coast? From quaint beach towns to vibrant cities, ice cream shops to oyster clubs, cruises to aquariums and everything in between, there’s so much to see and do along the Connecticut coast that we had to break it into three different guides! Here’s how to enjoy some of Connecticut’s coastal towns – whether you’re stopping in one town or road tripping through them all!

Western Connecticut: From Greenwich to Milford

Coastal Western Connecticut offers everything from historic lighthouses and shoreline parks to upscale shopping and vibrant cities. Click here to discover a few of Western Connecticut's coastal towns and ways to soak in the salt air.

Central Connecticut: From New Haven to Old Saybrook

Coastal Central Connecticut takes you everywhere from the Thimble Islands to elegant seaside resorts, walkable beach towns and more. Click here to discover a few of Central Connecticut's coastal towns and ways to enjoy them.

Eastern Connecticut: From Old Lyme to Stonington

Coastal Eastern Connecticut brings you must-visit state icons, stunning waterfront escapes, idyllic cruises and more. Click here to discover a few of Eastern Connecticut's coastal towns and ways to make the most of your visit.