1640, Greenwich, Connecticut is one of the wealthiest
towns in the United States. Located on Connecticut's Gold Coast
on Long Island Sound, Greenwich is only a 50-minute train ride
from Manhattan, yet it is a world away. Sumptuous shopping, luxury hotels,
upscale restaurants, beaches, parks, summer concerts, along with cultural,
sports, and community events offer residents and visitors something to enjoy in
every season. No wonder then that Greenwich attracts many celebrities who call
Greenwich home or come to visit.
The J House Greenwich
Stay - The J House Greenwich
The J House Greenwich in Greenwich,
Connecticut has all the bells
and whistles one would hope for in a luxury hotel. This intimate luxury
boutique hotel has 83 high-tech guestrooms and suites, and great amenities
including The Spa at J House, a fabulous dining experience at Tony's at The J
House an Italian Steakhouse and Bar, 2 bars, an outdoor pool, a 24-Hour Fitness
Center, and a 24-Hour Business Center, to appeal to business as well as leisure
We had a
fabulous stay at The J House Greenwich on August 25, 2023. When the hotel
described their guestrooms as being high-tech, little did we know what that
meant, until we experienced this luxury boutique hotel. Their technology
included control panels where we could control the solar shades, blackout
shades, control all the lights, turn on or off the privacy light outside the
room, and more from various panels conveniently located around the guestroom by
simply pressing a button. Guestrooms are well-appointed with thoughtful
amenities. Contemporary artwork abounds and staying at The J House Greenwich is
like staying in a fabulous art gallery.
like to travel with their dogs will appreciate that dogs under 50 pounds are
permitted in designated pet friendly rooms for a fee of $75 per night. Pet
friendly rooms are subject to availability and must be booked in advance. The J
House has an amenity fee of $15 which includes valet parking, continental
breakfast from 6:30 am until 9:00 am, complimentary drip coffee, wireless
internet, and use of their fitness center.
Read more in-depth
information about our stay at The J House Greenwich in the Hotels and Resorts section.
information on The J House Greenwich, please visit their website: www.jhousegreenwich.com.
The J House
Dine - Tony's at The J House
We had a
fabulous dinner at Tony's at The J House during our stay at the hotel on Friday, August 25, 2023. Since
opening 5 years ago, the restaurant has earned a dedicated clientele of locals,
celebrities, and leisure and business travelers.
Tony's at The J House
attractive dining room features brown leather banquettes, tables dressed in
whit linens flanked by dark wood chairs with black leather seats, and large
red "drum" lampshade lights that softly illuminate and add a warm glow to the
room, with vintage mirrors and four trees adding to the inviting ambience.
As the restaurant has an inspired cocktail menu, we began our evening with two of their cocktails, the Passion Mojito, and the Old Fashion. As fans of dark rum, the Passion Mojito made with Diplomatico Exclusivo Dark Rum, Chinola Passion Fruit Liqueur, Lime Juice, and simple syrup, served in a "Collins" glass, was a great introduction to the restaurant's bar style. Also nice was the Old Fashion made with Redemption Bourbon Infused with Oranges and Luxardo Cherries House Aged in Oak Casks.
Colorado Rack of Lamb
Two of the
many highlights from our dinner included the Grilled Octopus, accompanied by a
generous mound of potato salad with sliced red onion, olive oil, and lemon, and
the Colorado Rack of Lamb which had a very tasty Dijon mustard crust, and was
accompanied by garlic mashed potatoes, and lamb au jus.
about our dining experience at Tony's at The J House in the Restaurants section.
information or to make a reservation at Tony's at The J House, please visit the
Tony's at The
Do in Greenwich
something exciting happening every season in Greenwich, Connecticut, and the
choices are limitless. Here are a few of our favorite things to do and special events
to help you plan your visit to Greenwich.
"The Avenue" - Greenwich Avenue
If you love
to shop, you will love shopping on Greenwich Avenue with its luxury boutiques,
specialty stores, luxury jewelers, and art galleries. There are also
restaurants along the famed 7/10-mile Avenue to help you bolster your energy
while you shop, browse, or people-watch.
Activities - The Bruce
Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen
art and science lovers, as well as for a rainy or snowy-day activity, a visit
to The Bruce is always
interesting as the museum has exceptional programs, exhibitions, and events
throughout the year. As an example of their programs, we attended a wonderful
lecture at the museum by award-winning photographers and marine biologists and
conservationists Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen, co-founders of
SeaLegacy in May 2023.
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am
until 5:00 pm.
Admission: Adults: $20, Seniors (62+): $15, Students: $15, Children under 5:
free. Admission is free on Tuesdays.
our experience at The Bruce in the Arts and Antiques section.
information on The Bruce, please visit their website: www.brucemuseum.org
Polo Club Matches - Seasonal - Sundays
will appreciate Greenwich Polo Club with its high-goal polo matches that take place on Sunday afternoons
in gorgeous backcountry Greenwich and run from June until the end of September.
Greenwich Polo Club
are a dedicated polo fan or have never experienced this daring sport, the
Greenwich Polo Club matches always provide an exciting afternoon of adventure. The
well-attended polo matches also attract celebrities, so it is a great place for
people-watching. We love attending Greenwich Polo Club high-goal matches and
try to attend several during the season.
about experiences at the Greenwich Polo Club matches in our Adventures section.
information on the Greenwich Polo Club and attending an upcoming match, please
visit their website: www.GreenwichPoloClub.com or call them at 203-561-1639.
Greenwich Polo Club
Address (location of public matches)
Hurlingham Drive, Greenwich CT 06831
Concours d'Elegance - Seasonal
If the mere
mention of the names Bugatti, Ferrari, Isotta Fraschini, Maserati, Aston
Martin, Bentley, McLaren, Packard, and Rolls-Royce, start your heart racing,
attending the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance should be on your "must attend"
1929 Isotta Fraschini
the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance has attracted car
enthusiasts who travel to the 2-day annual show for the opportunity to see
antique, vintage, rare, exotic, and supercars. The show takes place in Roger
Sherman Baldwin Park (located just off Exit 3 off I-95) at the beginning of June
and has been part of our annual tradition since we first attended in 2006!
our experiences at the Concours d'Elegance in the Arts and Antiques section.
information on the next Greenwich Concours d'Elegance or other Hagerty
events, please visit the websites: www.greenwichconcours.com/event and www.Hagerty.com.
Shore Drive, Suite 102
PO Box 1303
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International Film Festival - Seasonal
is heavily tied to the film industry and the Greenwich
International Film Festival
(GIFF) was created to make an impact by
combining films with philanthropy. They host several films throughout the year
as well as hold special events including their Changemaker Gala held annually
in November. If you love films, you will want to add GIFF to your "visit
International Film Festival
Field Point Road
Farmer's Market - Seasonal - Saturdays
A visit to
the Greenwich Farmer's Market on Saturdays is a great place to mingle with locals as well as bring
home a "taste of Connecticut." This is where we like to buy our zucchini flowers to stuff and
deep-fry in a tempura batter, along
with organic vegetables, syrup, honey, plants, and bouquets of flowers. It is
also a great place to pick up a loaf of bread and artisanal cheeses to enjoy
for a picnic at one of Greenwich's beaches, parks, or summer concerts in the
Farmer's Market opens in mid-May and runs throughout the December holiday
season. Saturday Only Hours: 9:30 am until 1:00 pm. The market is in
Arch Street and Horseneck Lane Commuter Parking lot. There is free parking
during "market hours."
and Horseneck Lane Commuter Parking Lot
Connecticut truly has something fabulous to experience in every season. Until
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