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Best things to do in East Lyme

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bed & Breakfast
“A short drive to Niantic leads to a long white sand beach and boardwalk, with hiking trails and bath houses. The parking lot hits full capacity early on hot summer days, so plan ahead or go for a later afternoon visit when the crowds have headed home.”
9 locals recommend
Bookshop
“Visiting the book barn is a unique experience in itself. A must see for book lovers. Has a pet goat on the premises to entertain the young ones. ”
12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You must check out the fire pit on the patio. Must be seen to be believed. ”
8 locals recommend
Pub
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“True Celtic Culture, the booths are straight from Ireland. Weekend nights they host live music, mid week they host trivia nights.”
6 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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3 locals recommend
Cinema
3 locals recommend
Jewellery Store
“Clearly the owners take a lot of time and energy to create such a beautiful boutique. Prices are usually very reasonable though.”
5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
1 local recommends
Playground
“Bring your family - have a great afternoon in the dinosaur museum, stores, or splash pad during summer.”
2 locals recommend
Café
“Excellent coffee, breakfast and informal lunch spot in downtown Niantic. Grab a coffee to go and take it around the corner for a walk on the boardwalk. ”
4 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Located in quaint Niantic Village the Spice Club has the area's best Thai food. Large bar and excellent cocktails. Curry, salads, sushi, soups, all excellent.”
1 local recommends
Corner Shop
“Forgot items at home? close spot to Point O Woods for any essentials you may have missed. Also, small selection of snacks and GREAT ice cream!”
3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
1 local recommends
Restaurant
“ A family owned and operated restaurant offering casual family dining. Broiled and fried seafood, hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream.”
4 locals recommend
Supermarket
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1 local recommends