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The New London/Groton area is a good base from which to explore the Connecticut shoreline. A number of local historic homes have been restored as museums, including Monte Cristo Cottage, boyhood home of Eugene O'Neill. However, as you can tell from this following list of our favorite haunts, we have completely ignored all culture in search of the mundane. Here's our recommendations:
- **** Paul's Pasta: Almost worth missing the Reception for! We recommend the Seven-cheese lasagna and linguini with white clam sauce. They don't take reservations, but are worth the wait.
223 Thames St. Groton, CT 860-445-5276
- ***Norm's Lounge: For our southern friends, there's no better place to two-step than NORM's lounge. Bring your boots!
Located on Thames Street, just below the Gold Star Bridge Groton, CT. (Right down the street from Paul's Pasta)
- ***The Whaler: For strong hearted breakfast diehards only. Your meal (no organically grown whole grain bran muffins available) comes complete with cranky waitresses who will keep your coffee hot, so long as you pretend to be a local.
- ****Essex Village: Essex Village is one of the oldest settlements in Connecticut, and has lots of great nautical history. There's far more to see than we can list here (in other words, we've never actually gotten around to exploring the historical sites, but we've heard its all pretty cool) Check out http://essexct.com/WalkMap/ for a complete guide, or pick up a walking map from any of the stores on Main Street.
- **Essex Steam Train Museum: Only recommended if you really really really like trains (really).
- **** Mystic Seaport: This outdoor maritime museum exhibits historic tall ships and small boats, a New England coastal village and extensive collections of art, shipmodels, artifacts and lots of great shops. Our favorite is the nautical bookstore. They've got great stuff you won't find anywhere else (No admission fee required for bookstore).
- * Mystic Pizza: Definitely not our first choice for good food (see New London/Groton, above) but sort of fun anyway.
- *** The Mystic Pizza Works: Much better for Pizza, but not as much glitz.
Public Golf Courses...
- Norwich Golf Course
New London Tpke
Fees Weekday - $16.00 Weekend - $19.130 Number of Holes: 18
Par Length Slope Rating
71 6991 Yards 119 69 4
- Cedar Ridge Golf Course
18 Drabik Rd
East Lyme, CT 06333
Phone: (203) 434-5108
Fees: Weekday - $12.00 Weekend - $16.00 Number of Holes: 18
32 2958 Yards