Greenwich, CT, USA

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Greenwich, CT, USA

Greenwich vacation rentals

Greenwich buzzes with life all year round

Handsome homes peak out from between the leafy avenues of Greenwich, while innovative companies continue to draw creative types from the nearby big city of New York. Little cafés buzz with life on the manicured side streets, and there's always a fascinating Revolutionary War sight to see before taking the whole family down to the sandy Atlantic beachfronts in the summer. What’s more, Greenwich vacation rentals come in all shapes and sizes – from luxurious country pads with sprawling gardens and stylish condos with real fires, to sand-side cottages kissed by the salty sea breezes.

Beachcombing and beautiful buildings in Greenwich

You won't want to make for the pearly beaches of the Connecticut coast until you've toured the handsome buildings of Old Greenwich. Joining a history walk that takes in all that and the Revolutionary War sights of Cos Cob is a great idea, while others will prefer to get their retail fix down the chic drag of Greenwich Avenue. Then it's time to hit the sands, unless – of course – you've managed to bag one of the coveted Greenwich vacation rentals that overlook the lapping Long Island Sound – then the sea's just on the doorstep…

Greenwich is art and nature in one

If there's only one institution in Greenwich you choose to visit before kicking back on the sands of Greenwich Point, then be sure to make it the Bruce Museum of Arts and Science. That's the place you'll be able to discover the masterworks of the so-called Cos Cob School of Greenwich itself, along with wonderful impressionist paintings, mineral displays, and recreated wigwams. And when it's really time to get away from it all, consider bobbing across the bay to Great Captain Island, where rugged coves and pretty lighthouses await.

Greenwich glows in the summer

While Greenwich is hardly a bad place to visit during the spring and fall, there's no doubt that this pretty little town of timber-dressed mansions and old colonial relics is best enjoyed during the summer, between June and August. That's when there's plenty of sun warming the sands of Great Captain Island and Greenwich point, and when you can really make the most of those gorgeous beachfront Greenwich vacation rentals.

Rugged coast and sandy beaches in Greenwich

It's all about the sloshing waters of the Long Island Sound in Greenwich. As the town plunges into the Atlantic waves, it curves and weaves in headlands and tiny islets along the Connecticut coast. Here are rocky banks where seabirds linger on the lichen-topped boulders; there are wide, sandy beaches where the locals gather to swim and sunbathe in the summer months. A great trip to make is out to windswept Great Captain Island, which has rare snowy egret and heron colonies dotting one pretty inland lagoon.