I’ve always thought that the best way to enjoy a vacation is to ask the locals where they like to go and what they like to do. And that’s exactly what inspired us to develop this month’s cover story.
Greenwich is as great a spot as any to “vacation” and yet sometimes we get so caught up in our day-to-day lives that we forget about the fun things going on right here. Sure, it’s easy enough to check out websites for upcoming events and activities. But we’re talking about the unique activities that don’t necessarily make it onto a calendar of events. We’re talking about the things that have been here all along and don’t require tickets—or even much planning for that matter.
We had a lot of fun brainstorming this one. Up here on the third floor in the editorial department there was a lot of: “Oh, I totally forgot about that!” and “I didn’t even know you could do that!” I got calls on the weekends from excited staffers who had overnight ideas. And even long after the issue had closed I was still getting idea submissions (fodder for another month, perhaps). We hope you get as big a kick out of using this list as we did compiling it (“25 Things to Do Right Here, Right Now,” page 50).
Our story “Rooms With a View” (page 70) focuses on a different sort of local fun. Just a few hours from here are three very unique resorts, all owned and operated by Greenwich residents. What’s fascinating about this story is that in each case the owners set out to preserve the properties from development and ended up creating serene and special spots. From the open ocean of Rhode Island’s coast to the Green Mountains of Vermont to the country chic of Litchfield County, these are remarkable getaways worth a weekend look.
It’s summer and while Nantucket may be calling, don’t forget that our neck of the woods is pretty spectacular too!