Norwich, or “The Rose of New England” as it is known, is a great weekend getaway idea for city slickers because it is halfway between Boston and New York City. For a small and peaceful town in Connecticut, there is still plenty for everyone to see, do, and enjoy in the Norwich area.
The Spa at Norwich Inn
The Spa at Norwich Inn is a historic hotel and spa accommodation facility and is perfect for romantic getaways or girls’ weekends. Everyone can enjoy time relaxing in the soothing spa, which offers 37 treatments. These include traditional massages, hand and foot treatments, facials, body treatments, and salon services.
Guests can also expect complimentary morning coffee, afternoon tea with scones, and wine tasting at the award-winning hotel. These inclusions make a stay at The Spa at Norwich Inn an excellent choice during a Norwich weekend.
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Try Your Luck at a Casino
Norwich is known for the many casinos that call it home. Foxwoods Resort Casino is the largest resort casino in North America and includes exclusive retailers, a golf course, theatre, hotel, and many restaurant options. Mohegan Sun Casino boasts an entertainment facility that sits 350 to 10000 people and hosts the Connecticut Sun WNBA team.
The Connecticut Wine Trail
The Connecticut Vineyard and Winery Association’s blue wine trail signs can guide visitors to the 25 wineries that constitute the Connecticut Wine Trail. There is a variety of white and red wines on offer at the different wineries, plus a beautiful landscape to admire along the way. Guests at The Spa at Norwich Inn can start their Eastern Trail tour in just 15 minutes at the Preston Ridge Vineyard.
Mystic Aquarium and Seaport Museum
The nearby town of Mystic has an amazing aquarium for small and big kids at heart, which cares for over 3500 animals. Visitors have the chance to touch a shark, feed a sting ray, and see exotic creatures including the beluga whale and African penguin. The aquarium also offers daily sea lion shows, tactile displays throughout the facility, and a 4D theatre.
Mystic Seaport is America’s leading maritime museum and was established in 1989. Over its 19 acres, the museum has a 19th century coastal village, a shipyard that is still in operation, and houses many artefacts. Visitors also have the opportunity to glimpse over 500 historic sea vessels, including four National Historic Landmark watercrafts.
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Hit the Green
The Norwich Public Golf Course is actually adjacent to The Spa at Norwich Inn, which makes it the perfect escape for the men while the ladies get pampered. It is an 18-hole championship course that was established in 1926. For golf enthusiasts, the course rating is 70.0 while the slope rating is 131 on rye grass fairways.
Norwich offers visitors a lot for a weekend getaway or a longer stay. There are a variety of activities too, so everyone in the family will enjoy an escape to Norwich in Connecticut.
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