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Old April 14th, 2016, 11:28 AM
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Visiting CT for weekend, where to go?

I'll be heading to Chester, CT for a training through work in mid May, but will have the weekend to sight see along I 95 from New Haven to New London.

Anything I can't miss?
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Old April 14th, 2016, 11:30 AM
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I'll be heading to Chester, CT for a training through work in mid May, but will have the weekend to sight see along I 95 from New Haven to New London.

Anything I can't miss?
What week? I'll set up a happy hour one night, or maybe a small trail ride that weekend.
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Old April 14th, 2016, 11:33 AM
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Old April 14th, 2016, 11:50 AM
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Make sure you fill up with gas outside CT. Their prices are nuts.
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Old April 14th, 2016, 12:31 PM
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What week? I'll set up a happy hour one night, or maybe a small trail ride that weekend.
I fly in the 17th. Training until Friday 1600 hours and then I'll be taking in the sights and probably fly out sunday evening. I'm coming from TX so I'll be roverless, just cruising in the $2 rental.

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It's been a decade since I've been. I'd like to go back, that's a great reminder.
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Some good breweries, Two Roads in Stratford.
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In New Haven you can check out the Yale University campus and have pizza at Pepe's, Modern Apizza or Sally's. You can take a Thimble Islands boat tour out of Stony Creek. Check out the Coast Guard Academy in New London. Mystic is a great spot; the town itself and the colonial village. There's an aquarium there as well. Stonington is another colonial/fishing village that's especially sleepy and a cool spot to visit. Then there's always the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casinos.
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In New Haven you can check out the Yale University campus and have pizza at Pepe's, Modern Apizza or Sally's. You can take a Thimble Islands boat tour out of Stony Creek. Check out the Coast Guard Academy in New London. Mystic is a great spot; the town itself and the colonial village. There's an aquarium there as well. Stonington is another colonial/fishing village that's especially sleepy and a cool spot to visit. Then there's always the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casinos.

All good advice here.

If you're in the mood for a burger instead of pizza, Louis' Lunch is one of the most unique burger experiences in the country.

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All good advice here.

If you're in the mood for a burger instead of pizza, Louis' Lunch is one of the most unique burger experiences in the country.
hmmmmm, I will have to try this.

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All good advice here.

If you're in the mood for a burger instead of pizza, Louis' Lunch is one of the most unique burger experiences in the country.

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hmmmmm, I will have to try this.

Likewise.
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hmmmmm, I will have to try this.
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Likewise.

It's worth mentioning that I went to this place based on the Travel Channel's list of "101 Tastiest Places in America to Chowdown. It's numero uno.

And here's a google map of every place on the list. I check this when I travel, and with few exceptions, the list has lived up to it's title.
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Outstanding! Looks like I'll be having a burger then! Those are exactly the kinds of joints I try to hit when I go through a place. Two Roads also may get the nod, I do love a good brewery.
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Don't disregard the pizza. It's a New Haven institution. Just sayin'
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Don't disregard the pizza. It's a New Haven institution. Just sayin'
I figure Whelen will hook us up with some local Pizza Wed night when we get in or Thursday between training days. But not to worry, a slice or two will be had before departure.

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It's worth mentioning that I went to this place based on the Travel Channel's list of "101 Tastiest Places in America to Chowdown. It's numero uno.

And here's a google map of every place on the list. I check this when I travel, and with few exceptions, the list has lived up to it's title.
Awesome Map - I was thoroughly confused by the Austin selections. SMitty's market is a fun experience - the Salt lick is a carnival - delicious, but not the best (it's the experience that's worth it). Juan in a million? no thanks.

If anyone comes to Central Texas, call me, and I'll chauffeur you around to all the great finds not on TV
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USS Nautilus (Submarine Force Museum in New London), the US Coast Guard Academy in New London and Mystic Seaport (world famous maritime museum) are all along the coast. Slightly inland along Route 9 (Connecticut River) are Gillette Castle and Old Essex Village.

If you really have a yen to travel a bit further: Newport, Rhode Island to see the gilded age mansions.

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USS Nautilus (Submarine Force Museum in New London), the US Coast Guard Academy in New London and Mystic Seaport (world famous maritime museum) are all along the coast. Slightly inland along Route 9 (Connecticut River) are Gillette Castle and Old Essex Village.
I am slightly biased towards Mystic myself, but I would recommend Gillette's Castle, on your way there you can take the Chester-Hadlyme ferry, very pretty ConnDOT: Hadlyme Chester Ferry New . Mystic pizza is okay, there are better eats in town, one of the former chefs at Pepes in New Haven opened up a general store in Mystic, that's the place I would go.

Not exactly sure when I'll be returning to CT for the season, but it should be around that week. If you make it to mystic I can round up some of the local rovers for a wheeling trip, or on the other side of the state, JohnsD90 has been known to put on one heck of a happy hour at the Redding Road House
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Before too long I will drive or trailer a Landy out to this neck of the woods and participate in these east coast adventures. But alas, this trip will be rover-less, due to flying in and back out (thanks, Amex points!). Great ideas from everyone, and I'll be dropping pins on my map shortly to figure out my itinerary.

Thanks to all -
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USS Nautilus (Submarine Force Museum in New London), the US Coast Guard Academy in New London and Mystic Seaport (world famous maritime museum) are all along the coast. Slightly inland along Route 9 (Connecticut River) are Gillette Castle and Old Essex Village.

If you really have a yen to travel a bit further: Newport, Rhode Island to see the gilded age mansions.

Go UCONN Husky Women's Basketball team!
If you do want to venture as far as Newport, drop me a DM, our shop is on the way if you want to come check out some cool Rover's and I'd be happy to recommend or show you some cool places off the beaten path.
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Frank Pepe's pizza is great. The shrimp or clam toppings are awesome. There are also some great Mexican food trucks in New Haven on the water.
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