Nothing sounds better to me right now than a nice trip. I was lucky enough to travel a lot during my college search, and going to college itself it such a traveling treat with so many new places to explore near campus. While I want nothing more than to travel to new places, returning to my favorites come as a close second. Not even the freezing cold temperatures would keep me back.
While my mom and I flew to Connecticut about ten months ago, the stressful four hours at UConn have been practically repressed from my memory as the rest of my short time in Connecticut was so amazing. I recommend you check this place out if you ever get the chance!
Madison, Connecticut Highlights
Going to Connecticut in the off-season is not going to be the warmest or most energetic, but you will get the best service. It could be my own introvert-ness, but nothing beats an almost empty dining room or a full beach for two. It creates a peaceful air about the area that is a rare experience.
You have all probably caught on for my love of food. The Madison Beach hotel is a seafood lover’s dream. Unfortunately I would not define myself as one, but I still enjoyed my shrimp meal. The real treat is Christy’s, a short 30-second drive from the hotel. The actual restaurant was adorable, which matched the amazing pancakes, eggs, and bacon that were delicious. The picture I have does not do them justice.
The Surrounding Area: Stony Creek Beach
During my short time in CT, my mom wanted to take a trip down memory
lane in a town that was just a quick detour from our way to the airport. We simply drove through Branford, and it was so different from what I have grown up in. For that it was amazing. My mom said it had barely changed since she lived there, making it that much more adorable.
The Pure Beauty
Connecticut is so breathtaking in the barren winter and beginning of spring, I can only imagine how amazing it is in the summer. The Madison Beach Hotel is right on the beach, right next to tons of houses. It is all surrounded by the ocean wave sounds and breezes– all of which I am a sucker for–but I think anyone would fall for the coast here.
Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall–Connecticut is an amazing destination that I hope to explore more as my life shifts more to the East Coast. It is only the tip of the iceberg for my New England and traveling adventures.
I hope I have single handedly boosted Connecticut’s tourist rates, if the hopeful reboot of Gilmore Girls hasn’t already.
Are any of you from CT and find my love for your home area strange? Have any of you been or are considering going?