We at Manhattan Digest are always on the lookout for places to travel to, where we can enjoy a break from the concrete jungle and into some fun in the sun, now that we are in the warmer seasons. One of our favorite locations that we have checked out before, Saybrook Point, located in the beautiful town of Old Saybrook, Connecticut, has something super awesome for you to enjoy. A quick Amtrak train ride away, Saybrook Point is offering guests a unique lighthouse getaway to rekindle that warm summer romance. Check out all the deets below. [Read more…] about Saybrook Point in Connecticut’s Unique Lighthouse Getaway!
To conclude our series of why us Manhattanites should visit the amazing Coastal Fairfield County in Connecticut, we saved the best for last when it comes to overall fun, excitement and smiles all around. Where can you experience an amazing day filled with the most interesting and beautiful animals, happiness, colors, and more? This is the beautiful Maritime Aquarium, which is located smack dab in the middle of the breathtaking town of Norwalk. We spent an amazing day there and toured the entire premises, and were only left with great memories and several reasons why you should visit. [Read more…] about Travel Idea! Why You Should Check Out The Maritime Aquarium
We kicked off our amazing series of our trip to Coastal Fairfield County with two fantastic places to stay, now we move onto something just as important (or even more important given my ever expanding waist size)- food! Whenever you are taking a trip, big or small, something that should always be planned ahead of time is finding delicious places to eat so you are left satisfied in more ways than one. Well, the next time you are in the Fairfield County area, you can have these three places to check off your list and have fantastic individual experiences as they are all so different from one another. Take a look at what we think you should be ordering at the next time you are taking a trip to Fairfield. [Read more…] about A Manhattanite in Coastal Fairfield County: Where to Eat?
Manhattan Digest has gotten quite a lot of travel miles under its belt so far in 2016. We have given you the best of the best in where you should go across the continental United States, including San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. Well, now that the warmer weather is here, we are encouraging all our old and new readers to get out of the city on the weekends and see what else this country has to offer! What is even better, is that there is a location that is only an hour commute away from New York City on Metro North, with tons of fantastic activities, restaurants, hotels and more to enjoy with your friends and family. This is the Coastal Fairfield County area of Connecticut, where we visited this past weekend. [Read more…] about A Manhattanite in Coastal Fairfield County- Where to Stay?
Is it actually possible to take something that is already near perfect and add onto it to further that ubiquitous perfection? I mean, outside of sandwich classics and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, it is really hard to find anything tangible nowadays that really showcase how great something is. Well, Saybrook Point Inn & Spa, about an hour outside of New York City in Connecticut, has just unveiled their gorgeous new luxury house on their amazing premises called “Tall Tales”.
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Although the winter time this year seems more like an Indian Summer with the weather we have been having lately, it is still good for us to get out of New York City and vacation elsewhere to get yourself out of the concrete jungle and somewhere that is much more relaxing regardless of the temperature. Luckily enough, there is a great location right outside New York City that takes roughly 90 minutes to get to via Amtrak and has so many amenities and bonuses to it that you will leave feeling invigorated, satisfied and above all… happy. This is The Saybrook Point Inn & Spa, located in the heart of Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
Over the weekend I got to experience the incredible Saybrook Point Inn & Spa, conveniently located about an hour outside of New York City in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. The luxury inn is so much more than a place to lay your head at night, and has several different amenities, functionalities and things to do all under one roof that it is completely worth the visit (that article will be going up shortly). One of the highlights for me during my stay was their incredible restaurant located inside the main building of Saybrook Point Inn called Fresh Salt, which was recently named “Top 25 Most Gorgeous & Delicious Outdoor Dining Spots in Connecticut” by Connecticut Magazine.
Well Manhattanites, the 2015 holiday season is officially underway! Now that we are in the midst of gift giving, eating a ton of calories that we will regret the next day, and of course seeing all of our friends and family, most of us also are thinking about what our next travel destination will be like to get away from the craziness that will ensue, even if its just for a couple of days. Luckily, you don’t have to go too far to experience relaxation, fun, and decadence all under one location for a great and affordable price! This location is the Saybrook Point Inn and Spa, only an hour away from NYC in Old Saybrook, CT.
Known for its charming New England character and feel, Saybrook Point is the perfect getaway for celebrating Autumn’s vibrant colors and refreshing season delights. Nestled between Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River, the Saybrook Point Inn & Spa gives guests the opportunity to experience breathtaking views and elegant dining surrounded by the finest accommodations and luxurious amenities. During theseason, this award-winning resort offers a unique array of packages for guests to enjoy the perks of being on vacation without ever having to leave the joys and comforts of this well-appointed property on the shores of southern Connecticut.
What are some of the amenities that Saybrook Point Inn offers? For one, the rooms alone are to die for. Whether you are looking for great views of the Long Island Sound, a warm fireplace to sit around with your friends, full spray body showers and daily breakfasts at their on location restaurant called Fresh Salt, there is so much to look forward to that its hard to choose just one! Saybrook Point Inn & Spa also offers their guests access to their health club, as well as their spa called Sanno which provides a diverse collection of services from facials, body wraps and more. There is also Fresh Salt, discussed earlier, which was named by Connecticut Magazine as one of the Top 25 Most Gorgeous & Delicious Outdoor Dining Spots in Connecticut. They also have incredible accommodations for meetings, events and weddings should you want to upgrade yourself for each and have a splendid time in doing so.
On top of all of this, Saybrook Point Inn & Spa offers some really amazing package deals worth looking into. Now until November 14th, The Saybrook Point Inn & Spa is commemorating Veterans Day 2015 by offering a special room rate of $119 at the main Inn for those who have served and those who are currently serving in the United States Armed Services. Looking for a little romance? They have you covered. Available Sunday to Friday, Romance On The Point includes a bottle of wine upon arrival, $50 per person towards dinner at Fresh Salt, $125 SANNO Spa credit per person, and $20 per person toward breakfast in the morning. They also have packages geared towards Sanno and their B&B which is definitely worth looking into.
I completely recommend anyone taking a quick trip on the Amtrak to Old Saybrook and spending a night or two (or three) at Saybrook Point Inn. With the amazing amenities, location, and so much more, it is worth the trip and you will leave feeling refreshed, renewed and satisfied. For more information on Saybrook Point Inn, check out their official site. Happy travels everyone!
As I get invited to quite the array of events, many happen to catch my eye in one way or another. When the words “WineFest“, “Todd English” and “Mohegan Sun” are all used at the same time, I naturally became giddy with excitement and wanted to learn how these were all grouped together for one event. Cue the 12th Annual Sun WineFest, which took place this past Saturday and Sunday at the epic and majestic Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. This event really is the best of the best when it comes to the brightest selection in wine, spirits and beer as well as some of the tastiest foods put together by some of the top chefs in our country and beyond. Naturally, me and my best friend packed our bags, hopped on the Orient Ferry to New London on Friday and arrived in style to see what all the fuss was about.
Mohegan Sun is quite the sight especially for someone who has never been there before. It stretches miles upon miles and is chock full of everything the savvy traveler is looking for- from comfy hotel rooms, top of the line restaurants with big names attached (Jimmy Buffett, Bobby Flay, Michael Jordan) and of course shopping and gambling. Beyond that, the Sun WineFest activities took place mainly during the day on Saturday and Sunday, with thousands of people braving the first of many snowstorms the Northeast is experiencing all in the good taste of food & alcohol.
The event for the media started with a breakfast at the popular Season Buffet, which came jam packed with a ton of different tasty breakfast and brunch treats for the masses. After that we went to the Grand Tasting which featured brands that were recognizable immediately by name (Jameson, Aberlour- two of my favorites) as well as some great up and coming brands and household beers and wine coolers from Bud Light to Twisted Tea just to name a few. In the Uncas Ballroom on both days there were also culinary presentations from several top chefs from previously discussed Todd English, Brian Duffy, Jose Garces and my personal favorite cast member from Top Chef Season 2 Betty Fraser. All delighted the thousands of people in attendance with their great personalities and of course delicious cooking.
The event finished on Sunday afternoon with the 11th Annual Mohegan Sun Oyster Open Competition, where professional shuckers competed to become the reigning shucking champion! I have seen shucking several times on food competition shows and that is a feat I myself could never accomplish. Suffice to say, it seems as if everyone in attendance had a great time and got a lot out of what they came for.
For more information about Mohegan Sun’s WineFest and more, log on to its official site.