LocationLocated on the coast of Connecticut. 50 miles from Manhattan
Distance1 hour by car, 1:10 hours by train
Getting HereHop on a train from Grand Central and arrive in Westport in an hour.
"Known as a forward-thinking community, Westport has historically served as an artist's haven."
Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts serves as a gathering place during the warmer months. The outdoor stage boasts "over 50 nights of free music, arts, and entertainment under the stars" each summer.
There is a wide selection of organic markets, restaurants, and farm stands. Westport's Main Street is lined with stores, including high-end boutiques, and is a centralized location for locals to shop.
With spots like Compo Beach, Sherwood Island State Park, and Longshore Country Club, Westport is an active waterfront community. Residents can play a round of golf, go for a sail, and take in some rays at one of Westport's scenic beaches, all without leaving town.
"Westport offers top-notch education with outstanding public and private schools."
Family events are planned year-round, such as the annual Lobster Fest at the end of the summer, which draws more than 1,000 people to Compo Beach for food, live music, and tons of entertainment for kids.