Madison, CT

Locals mostly know Madison as a quintessential laid-back beach town with a best-kept-secret feel. But word has gotten out.

 
 

where to stay - madison beach hotel

Set on the scenic Connecticut shoreline in the picturesque town of Madison. The Madison Beach Hotel is ideal for a romantic getaway, the property is near a private beach and walking, biking, kayaking, fishing and bird-watching options. Explore downtown Madison, featuring boutiques, restaurants, specialty shops and even an old-fashioned movie theater. Tour a local winery, enjoy live theater or visit one of the historic and quintessential New England villages nearby.

 

grab coffee at - Willoughby's Coffee & Tea 

Willoughby's Coffee & Tea was founded in 1985 by Bob Williams and Barry Levine. From inception the core mission of Willoughby's was to produce the finest and freshest coffee beans possible-to be a state-of-the-art coffee roasting company whose products were unparalleled

 

what to eat - lunch at elizabeth cafe

For nearly thirty years, Elizabeth's Cafe and Perfect Parties Catering have been delighting diners with exquisite, delectable food.  We use only the finest and freshest ingredients to create memorable meals for you and your guests.  

 

what to eat - dinner at sea house

Sea House features local cuisine – shoreline fare with a distinct flare. Simple standards on the surface, eclectic specialties upon deeper diving. Nestled in the heart of historic Madison, Sea House is a place to fill yourself on great food and conversation in a refined – yet relaxing – homestead. After all, there’s nothing better than a nice meal at home.

 
P icture courtesy of "TripAdvisor"

Picture courtesy of "TripAdvisor"

what to do - Hammonasset beach state park

A visit to Hammonasset Beach State Park, is more than just another day at the beach.  Connecticut's largest shoreline park offers over 2 miles of beach to enjoy swimming, strolling along the boardwalk, or just relaxing in the sun and surf.

 

where to shop - jennie fresa beauty bar

All natural beauty boutique retailing new and noteworthy green beauty brands. Offering brow styling, facials, makeup, bridal beauty & more. The flagship boutique of loca designer, Aquinnah Jewelry is inside too!

 

drinks at - moxie

At Moxie, you will experience a fun re-creation of traditional cuisine. We apply modern day sensibilities to classic recipes with high-end ingredients, simple preparations and a fusion of locally grown flavors. Guests will find delicious comfort food that dares to be a little more than ordinary.

Moxie’s food and bar menu will adapt to New England’s seasonal harvest, providing guests with a tasty sense of the familiar and the occasional flare of original savory fare.