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    Water's Edge Resort and Spa
 in Westbrook

Local Attractions

Things to do and see in Westbrook, Connecticut

Connecticut Wine Trail
Take a stroll through Connecticut’s very own Wine Country. The first stop is just 10 minutes away. Nestled in the quaint shoreline town of Clinton, Chamard Vineyards produces award-winning estate wines offered in a pristine tasting room that overlooks the entire vineyard. As visitors make their way up the shore, the local wineries are plentiful, each with its own personal charm, including Saltwater Farm Vineyard and Stonington Vineyards, both in Stonington; Jonathan Edwards Winery in North Stonington; Maugle Sierra Vineyards in Ledyard; and Priam Vineyards in Colchester.

Essex Steam Train and Riverboat
Hop aboard the Essex Steam Train, day or night, to experience ‘sightseeing with all the bells and whistles’! With a number of excursions to choose from, your ride through history will not disappoint. Dinner Train Rides and Cruises, Themed Days with Thomas and Friends, Sunsets along the Connecticut River, and holidays with St. Nick on the Polar Express. Imagine travel as it existed during the late 19th century.

Ivoryton Playhouse
The Ivoryton Playhouse is located in Ivoryton, a beautiful section of historic Essex, on the banks of the Connecticut River. The Playhouse has been an important part of Connecticut’s cultural landscape for over 100 years. The 250-seat theatre is comfortable and air-conditioned and conveniently located off the highway.

Mystic Aquarium
Stand face-to-face with New England’s only Beluga whales, marvel at the African Penguins as they splash, waddle, and flap their wings, dare to touch the slippery sting rays as they swim around their tank. Mystic Aquarium offers a unique sea-exploring experience that is one-of-a-kind, interactive, and unforgettable. Experience science come alive.

Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport is a world-renowned maritime museum and a place to stroll along the Mystic River where guest will find a wealth of knowledge. It offers a glimpse into the cultures of our seafaring ancestors and includes hands-on activities that offers the opportunity to climb aboard tall ships, discover a re-created 19th century village, and stargaze under the Planetarium. Just a short drive away, Mystic Seaport will inspire your mind.

Mohegan Sun Casino
Mohegan Sun, located just 30 minutes up I-395, consists of three of the world’s most amazing casinos, with more than 6,500 slot machines, over 377 table games, and a state-of-the-art racebook. It features the 12,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena, the 350-seat Cabaret Theatre, the 300-seat Wolf Den, 100,000 sq ft of meeting and event space, and 130,000 sq ft of retail shopping.

The Shops at Water’s Edge
The Shops at Water’s Edge are conveniently located and especially suited to brides and grooms and other event planners hosting events on property. Michele, A Bridal Boutique is a relaxed and chic bridal shop offering high-end gowns for brides, moms, and bridesmaids. Tulips at Water’s Edge is a floral design studio with years of experience in designing Water’s Edge weddings, bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs, anniversaries, and birthdays parties. Marsal Studios is a husband and wife photography and videography team to capture all the special moments. Other shops include Salon Belle Vie, Westbrook Pizza, and Burgundy Books.

Tanger Outlets of Westbrook
Take some time to indulge at the local outlets. Just down the street is outdoor shopping at its finest. Whether looking for a new pair of shoes or casually browsing for home goods, these shops offer everything for the home and closet. Popular high-end brands, with deeply discounted prices include: Calvin Klein, J. Crew, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Brooks Brothers, Tommy Hilfiger, and more.

Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets
Clinton Crossing, a charming outdoor shopping area that is only a 10-minute drive away, offers many high-end stores including Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Kenneth Cole, Saks Fifth Avenue, and DKNY. Open daily at 10:00 a.m., treat yourself to a little something special while away from home.

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