Greenwich Point Park
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
This pretty beach in a large green park with lots of trees and paths is super kid-friendly – gentle waves, lots of animals including geese and small crab to collect and covered wood pavilions for shade not far from the water. The concession stand sells an array of hot dogs, hamburgers, sandwiches, ice cream and other food. Clean up at bathrooms with outdoor showers and changing stalls.
From May 3 to October 31, daily non-resident beach passes must be purchased in advance at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center (90 Harding Rd, Old Greenwich, CT) Monday – Friday 9:30 am-6 pm. Limited quantities available. Pricey but prevents crowds.
Pick up crêpes, salads, sandwiches, soups, fresh juice and smoothie drinks, all natural ice cream and sorbet from Méli-Mélo downtown before or after.
Explore 75 live exhibits featuring more than 2,700 marine animals of 300 species at this aquarium devoted to Long Island Sound (which is right outside, boat rides available). See big and small sharks, stingrays, harbor seals, sea turtles, game fish, jellies, crabs, lobsters, mollusks and more. Plus non marine animals including tamarins and meerkats.