So I’m sitting here on a 10h flight from London to Vegas, with no Wi-Fi & with a full stomach. So I decide to do myself a productive favor and start writing. I realize it’s the perfect time to tell you about all the other day trips we took before the Miami trip and after the Hamptons one last year. The other day trips include this one to Greenwich and one to Philadelphia, which happened a few days apart. I decided to start with Daytrip: Greenwich because, well, it’s shorter and I don’t know how much time I’ll fall asleep again on the plane.
NOTE: I’ve been meaning to write this Daytrip: Greenwich article for such a long time! In fact, I started to write it last summer, on the flight London – Vegas, but I never got around to actually finishing it. Until now.
Greenwich is about 1h30min from where I used to live in Forest Hills, Queens. The road to Greenwich from Queens provides some of the coolest views of the Manhattan skyline (via I-678 N and I-95 N).
We didn’t really have an itinerary so we basically winged it. The highlights of the day were the walk through one of the marinas in the area and the drive through the little village. The drive through the village was pretty amazing. We looked at the sumptuous homes, yards, and gardens. At that time, we were really into home decor and remodeling and we were constantly looking for inspiration. After driving around for a bit through the winding roads and amazing houses, we stopped at one of the marinas that found itself in our path, Riverside Yacht Club.
Next, we were famished (an almost constant state for me) so we had a lunch break at L’Escale. L’Escale is one of those restaurants where everything you eat is amazing. We sat outside on the terrace, took in the views of the bay and enjoyed the foods they spoiled us with.
L’Escale is also across from the Greenwich Ferry Service, where you can take ferries to Great Captain’s Island, Island Beach and Cruises to Nowhere. But we were bummed when we found out the ferry only operates from June to September so we left it for another time.
Overall it was a beautiful little trip to take on a bright, sunny day. As with The Hamptons, we had the opportunity to visit the city in the off-season, so there weren’t a lot of people to share the views with.