Summer Adventures in Westport, CT: Your Ultimate Guide - Splash of Pink - Your Lilly Pulitzer Store

Summer Adventures in Westport, CT: Your Ultimate Guide

Summer is the best time for a road trip and I have the perfect place to visit...Splash of Pink! Located in Westport, Connecticut, there is so much to do in this charming coastal town. With its scenic beauty, vibrant cultural scene, and a plethora of outdoor activities, Westport offers something for everyone. So if you you have always wanted to come shop with us at Splash of Pink Westport, here is a list of other activities you can do while your in town to make this your best road trip of summer!

1. Relax at Compo Beach

No summer in Westport is complete without a visit to Compo Beach. This beautiful stretch of sand along the Long Island Sound is perfect for a day of sunbathing, swimming, and picnicking. The beach features a boardwalk, picnic areas, a playground, and even volleyball courts. Pack a lunch, grab a beach chair, and enjoy the serene views and gentle waves.

2. Explore Sherwood Island State Park

For nature enthusiasts, Sherwood Island State Park is a must-visit. As Connecticut’s first state park, it offers expansive beaches, lush woodlands, and salt marshes to explore. You can go hiking, bird-watching, or simply relax with a good book under the shade of a tree. The park also has designated picnic areas and grills, making it a great spot for a family barbecue.

3. Stroll Through Downtown Westport

Downtown Westport is a bustling hub of activity, especially in the summer. The picturesque streets are lined with boutique shops, art galleries, and gourmet restaurants. Enjoy a leisurely stroll, indulge in some retail therapy, and savor a delicious meal at one of the many outdoor dining spots. Don’t miss the Westport Farmers' Market, held every Thursday, where you can find fresh produce, artisanal goods, and local crafts.

4. Experience the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts

The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts is a cultural gem in Westport. Throughout the summer, it hosts a series of free concerts and performances that cater to all musical tastes. Bring a blanket, pack a picnic, and enjoy live music under the stars. The pavilion’s beautiful riverside location adds to the charm of this quintessential summer activity.

5. Visit the Westport Country Playhouse

For a dose of culture, check out the Westport Country Playhouse. This historic theater, founded in 1931, presents a diverse lineup of plays and performances throughout the summer. From classic dramas to contemporary comedies, the playhouse offers something for every theater lover. Be sure to check their schedule and book your tickets in advance. Located right next door is the Playhouse square, which is where you will find Splash of Pink! In our center you will find other fun shops like Shoes & More, Shelala and Scout & Molly. You will want to grab a coffee or lunch at the granola bar too. 

6. Take a Kayak or Paddleboard Adventure

Get out on the water and explore the coastline from a different perspective. Rentals are available at various locations, allowing you to paddle around the scenic Saugatuck River or venture out into the Long Island Sound. Whether you’re a seasoned paddler or a beginner, this is a fun and active way to experience Westport’s natural beauty.

7. Enjoy a Scenic Bike Ride

Westport boasts numerous bike-friendly trails and routes that are perfect for a summer ride. The Merritt Parkway Trail and the Saugatuck River Greenway offer scenic views and a pleasant biking experience. Rent a bike if you don’t have your own, and set out for a day of exploring Westport on two wheels.

8. Savor Local Seafood

Summer is the perfect time to indulge in fresh seafood, and Westport has plenty of options. From casual seafood shacks to upscale waterfront dining, there’s something for every palate. Don’t miss out on trying the local lobster rolls, clam chowder, and other seafood delights that capture the essence of coastal New England cuisine. Our favorites are the Lobster Shack and The Whelk.

9. Participate in Community Events

Westport hosts a variety of community events throughout the summer, including festivals, fairs, and outdoor movie nights. Check the local event calendars to see what’s happening during your visit. These events are a great way to experience the local culture and meet residents and fellow visitors. Check out the local calendar here.

10. Visit the Earthplace Nature Discovery Center

For families with kids, the Earthplace Nature Discovery Center is a fantastic destination. This nature center and wildlife sanctuary offers interactive exhibits, live animal displays, and beautiful trails for hiking. It’s both an educational and fun experience that kids and adults alike will enjoy.

So start planning! If you are coming to stay, our favorite local hotel is the Delamar Hotel in Southport. There is nothing better than when an online customer surprises us with an instore visit. We hope to see you soon!


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