Things To Do
Romantic Couples Weekend
A romantic coastal weekend awaits in Norwalk!
Norwalk is quickly rising to the top of East Coast destinations for couples with discriminating taste in food, lodging and entertainment. With top-of-the-line dining, eclectic city or shoreline attractions and superior accommodations, couples can experience the romantic weekend of their dreams.
Where to stay
The Even Hotel offers a bit of a fitness oasis just minutes away from the heart of South Norwalk. It’s easy to maintain a healthy routine at this wellness hotel.
For those who prefer to be a bit more off the beaten path, The Norwalk Inn and Conference Center boasts over 120 newly-renovated guest rooms, including 11 extended-stay luxury suites. Guests are treated to a full complimentary breakfast in the on-site restaurant where lunch and dinner are served daily. There’s also a private guest house.
For a full weekend experience, couples with the most discriminating taste will love the Inn at Graybarns. Located along the Silvermine River, privacy awaits in any of the Inn’s six luxurious king rooms, which include full baths and fireplaces. Indulge in delectable dishes at the on-site tavern, splurge on spa and fitness offerings or shop for picnic provisions at the Mercantile.
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What to do
Just off the docks of the Maritime Aquarium, beginning Memorial Day weekend couples can take a romantic boat tour out to the Norwalk islands, which is timed to include the setting sun and a dazzling western sky reflecting on the water.
The neighborhood of South Norwalk, or SoNo as it is known locally, offers an entire weekend of options for couples. Stroll down Washington Street for exquisite shops and celebrated dining. While there, check out the vintage SONO Switch Tower Museum, located in the fully-restored Switch Tower, built in 1896.
Rowayton, another neighborhood in Norwalk, is a lovely waterfront village providing gorgeous views of the Five Mile River while strolling through the town’s Pinkney Park.
The intimate Wall Street Theater has become a popular venue for nostalgic acts, such as Gordon Lightfoot, Quiet Riot and many more.
Where to play
Rowayton’s Bayley Beach is a historic, small beach offering a snack bar and beautiful waterfront views. At Shady Beach Park, couples can picnic or go swimming. Non-residents are charged a nominal fee.
Feeling lucky? Book a trip on the Pelagic Beast fishing charter boat. Charters are available for three- to- eight-hour tours.
For hiking fans, check out the Norwalk River Valley Trail. Beginning at Calf Pasture Beach, this five-mile trail takes you past some of Norwalk’s most important landmarks and scenic views.
What to eat
Norwalk offers critically-renowned dining ranging from casual to elegant.
Ripka’s on the Beach is, as its name indicates, right on the beach, serving up incomparable seafood and other offerings in a festive atmosphere.
The Sunset Grille is a seasonal seafood restaurant on the water in the Norwalk Cove Marina, and overlooks scenic Norwalk Harbor.
For a bit of Food Network fame, visit the ultra-popular Valencia Luncheria, which offers fresh-squeezed juices and jumbo plates of empanadas, arepas and casual Venezuelan cuisine.
For a romantic and cozy vibe, visit Tablao Wine Bar & Restaurant. This date night destination offers a taste of Spain, and features an authentic tapas menu, a global wine list and live music.
Also for a romantic evening, visit Osteria Romana for the highest-quality Italian cuisine the city has to offer. The menu boasts homemade pastas, fresh, local ingredients, important Italian wines and unique Italian desserts.
There are endless ways for couples to enjoy the vibrancy Norwalk has to offer, whether you are coming from next door or the next state over.