If you want to make a weekend of your trip to Old Lyme, you should make some time to head to Katie's favorite coastal New England town, Stonington Connecticut. This historic town is one that Katie called home for two years. It is the last one in Connecticut before you enter Rhode Island. It is known for its laidback coastal ambiance, great restaurants, historic buildings, and shops along the main street. While you are in the area, check out the Mystic Aquarium and downtown Mystic for more food shopping and fun.
Another coastal New England town that Katie called home. Walk Main Street, stop into the antique shops, and have a pint at the historic Griswold Inn.
Old Saybrook is home to quaint beaches, a bustling Main Street and some great coastal hiking trails. Head to The Preserve to stretch your legs in the woods. Make your way to Liv's Lobster Shack for a hot buttered lobster roll at the marina.