Yale Center for British Art : Thousands of paintings, prints, and sculptures comprise the best collection of British art west of Land’s End.
Thimble Islands : This confetti of islands on Long Island sound is best explored at water-level, by kayak.
Barnum Museum : The ringmaster turned mayor is front and center at this museum of art and oddities.
Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk : Sharks, sea turtles, and Spongebob Squarepants await at this excellent marine aquarium.
Weir Farm National Historic Site : The beauty of the estate that inspired three generations of artists never ceases to impress.
Litchfield Green : Arguably the most attractive village green in New England, Litchfield’s is ringed with historical buildings, restaurants, and boutiques.