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    Food and Fall Foliage Along Coastal Connecticut and New York’s Long Island

    Food and Fall Foliage Along Coastal Connecticut and New York’s Long Island
    Starts from

    New York

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    28

    Duration

    3 days

    Length

    481 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    New York

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    3 days

    Length

    481 mi

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    Highlights

    • Immerse yourself in Northeastern coastal culture.
    • Dine on world-class seafood, vegetables, and other fresh foods.
    • Embrace the natural Atlantic beauty in autumnal fashion.
    Have you been looking for a cosy fall trip to the Northeast? This is it: full of food and relaxed fun, this loop around the Connecticut coast, Rhode Island, and Long Island will make you forget the bustle of New York.
    Best completed from summer to mid-autumn (think: June or July to October), this trip is all about getting out of the city and slowing down. With incredible seafood, fresh farm-raised foods, and colourful views, you will remember this East Coast trip for a long time. With so much excellent food, you might end up a few pounds heavier than you started, but the route is pure joy!
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    Have you been looking for a cosy fall trip to the Northeast? This is it: full of food and relaxed fun, this loop around the Connecticut coast, Rhode Island, and Long Island will make you forget the bustle of New York.
    Best completed from summer to mid-autumn (think: June or July to October), this trip is all about getting out of the city and slowing down. With incredible seafood, fresh farm-raised foods, and colourful views, you will remember this East Coast trip for a long time. With so much excellent food, you might end up a few pounds heavier than you started, but the route is pure joy!
    Compare different car rental companies conveniently online via the TCS car rental platform. Whether in Switzerland or abroad, whether on holiday or on business trips. With TCS, you remain mobile and flexible and benefit from the best rental car offers, including many advantages and services.
    Book Car Rental Now
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    • Immerse yourself in Northeastern coastal culture.
    • Dine on world-class seafood, vegetables, and other fresh foods.
    • Embrace the natural Atlantic beauty in autumnal fashion.

    Travel itinerary

    Eating Your Way up the Connecticut Shoreline
    10 Activities

    Day 1

    204 mi0.9 mi

    Eating Your Way up the Connecticut Shoreline

    Your first day will take you quickly out of the city and up the Connecticut coast. But first: some soulful stops in Harlem. Once fuelled up, check out local farms with cooking classes and fresh-picked foods, and eat at local favourites. You’ll even find the inspiration behind a classic Julia Roberts film! This day is all about learning more about coastal life in the Northeast.
    Crossing the Long Island Sound
    10 Activities

    Day 2

    150 mi

    Crossing the Long Island Sound

    From Rhode Island to Connecticut and over to Long Island, this day takes you to terrific stops on the East End of Long Island. Take the ferry from New London to Orient Point and enjoy the Sound views. Learn about the rich farming life on Long Island, and immerse yourself in excellent seafood culture. This day feels authentically Northeastern.
    Traveling Down Long Island to the City
    8 Activities

    Day 3

    127 mi0.3 mi

    Traveling Down Long Island to the City

    If the other days were food-centric, this final day is the Holy Grail. There are as many varieties and delicacies along the way as you can count. Be careful not to fill up too much at any one stop, or you may not be hungry for the next! From fresh bakery to tavern fare, classic pizza to fried mussels, and plenty in between, as you make your way down Long Island, you get to see the vast culinary landscape that centres in New York.
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