The picturesque village of New Canaan is an interesting dichotomy that is at once considered the preppiest town in the US but equally known for the Harvard Five who created homes that were the complete antithesis of the traditional build in the 40’s and 50’s. New Canaan is considered part of Connecticut's Gold Coast and has a wide range of architecture including historic New England colonials and farmhouses plus a signature town center with shops and fine dining. With a 70 minute train ride, New Canaan is a perfect day trip that will get you back to the city without too much exertion. This is a low maintenance cultured outing with an emphasis on architecture.
DISTANCE: 49 MILES
GETTING THERE: DRIVE APPROX 1 HR
METRO-NORTH NEW CANAAN STOP APPROX 1 HR AND 15 MINS
LOCAL TRAVEL BY UBER OR TAXI
SHOPS: EARTH GARDEN FOR PLANTS, FLOWERS AND GIFTS
EAT: ROSIE'S FOR A FRESH AND TASTY BRUNCH (SAVE SPACE FOR THE BAKED GOODS)
FARMERS TABLE FOR LOCAL SUSTAINABLE FARE IN A COZY SPACE
TRY OUT THE WINE PAIRINGS AT SOUTH END
SOLE FOR WOOD-FIRED PIZZAS IN SOFT LIGHTING
DO: VISIT THE PHILIP JOHNSON GLASS HOUSE FOR DESIGN INSPIRATION
GRACE FARMS FOUNDATION TO VIEW THE SANAA-DESIGNED RIVER BUILDING AND PARTICIPATE IN ONE OF THEIR MANY ART INITIATIVES. GREAT PLACE FOR A PICNIC.
FOR THE KIDS: SCAVENGER HUNT OR BREAKFAST WITH THE ANIMALS AT NEW CANAAN NATURE CENTER
GREAT FOR: ART AND CULTURE, NATURE, SMALL GROUPS, FAMILY, MASS TRANSPORT, DAY TRIP
N.B. PHILIP JOHNSON GLASS HOUSE IS CLOSED TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY AND CHILDREN MUST BE 10 AND OVER