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Things to do in Litchfield

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Dessert Shop
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“Arethusa is a local favorite that everybody loves. They have incredible ice cream as well as amazing food, though their food menu is a bit pricey.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“A long-time favorite for locals and visitors, White Memorial offers a nice look at the Litchfield Hills flora and fauna. Beautiful grounds, a nice museum, and two resident birds (owl and hawk) are worth an afternoon.”
  • 26 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“$$$ Celebrating an ultra special occasion? Look no further than the award winning dinning experience from farm to table at Arethusa’s. They have a second building across the street where fresh ice cream is served next door to their delicious cafe and bakery. Nestled in the center of Bantam, just past a Litchfield Center. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Park
“Mt. Tom State park is a scenic 40 minute drive up into Litchfield county. It features a public sandy beach on a clear freshwater lake, great for swimming, and a nice grassy, shady picnic area. It's also one of our favorite spots for launching kayaks or paddle boards, since there are no power boats allowed. This means conditions are calm and perfect for paddling. This is a spring fed lake, so the water is very clear and clean. Many swimmers go outside the designated swim area to take a longer swim and train for triathlons. There are also some hiking trails and basic facilities. Summer weekends can be busy, so get there early, or try for a weekday or off season. While in the area, check out West Shore Seafood in Morris, CT for seasonal outdoor dining!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Cinema
“Connecticut’s oldest running theater is only 15 minutes away in historic Litchfield. You must take in a popular show in this renovated gem.”
  • 13 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“A quaint restaurant located on the Litchfield Green, The Village is a hometown favorite. They feature both a bar and formal dining area that are great both families and couples. Their upscale American style menu features many options.”
  • 9 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“You’ll enjoy comfortable lighting and brick walled dinning in cozy booths while your server offers flavorful specials and craft beer.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
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“High end coffee, home made gourmet pastries, breads and great gourmet lunch selections. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bakery
“Traditional, hearth baked breads and pastries using natural flours, seeds, grains and fruits.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Vineyard
“With a nice selection of locally produced wine, Sunset Meadows is the perfect place to relax indoors on a snowy afternoon. Or, visit mid-summer when you can lounge on the porch with your favorite glass of wine.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“THE BEST! Boho is a VERY popular restaurant located in the heart of Litchfield. Boho has a funky vibe with old school decor and AMAZING food. Go for the Tuna Nachos & a burger! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“ Located on Litchfield’s historic green, this is one of the state’s top restaurants, with a long standing reputation offering modern American cooking. It has been featured in Gourmet magazine and the New York Times. .”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food
“A treat for the garden enthusiast, White Flower Farm offers a wide variety of plants for your garden or landscape .”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“It is close by and offers scenery while having a picnic, photo op or day hike.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This is a beautiful distillery that offers a unique experience. The care they have taken to create this gorgeous space is reflected in the products they make. Even if you are not a connoisseur of fine spirits, you will love everything they make.”
  • 3 locals recommend
History Museum
“October pumpkin Festival. Check out their website for a schedule of events.”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“$$$ Celebrating an ultra special occasion? Look no further than the award winning dinning experience from farm to table at Arethusa’s. They have a second building across the street where fresh ice cream is served next door to their delicious cafe and bakery. Nestled in the center of Bantam, just past a Litchfield Center. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“A quaint restaurant located on the Litchfield Green, The Village is a hometown favorite. They feature both a bar and formal dining area that are great both families and couples. Their upscale American style menu features many options.”
  • 9 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“You’ll enjoy comfortable lighting and brick walled dinning in cozy booths while your server offers flavorful specials and craft beer.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“THE BEST! Boho is a VERY popular restaurant located in the heart of Litchfield. Boho has a funky vibe with old school decor and AMAZING food. Go for the Tuna Nachos & a burger! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“ Located on Litchfield’s historic green, this is one of the state’s top restaurants, with a long standing reputation offering modern American cooking. It has been featured in Gourmet magazine and the New York Times. .”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Bustling neighborhood go-to for made-to-order BBQ dishes, sandwiches & traditional Mexican fare”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The town of Litchfield's old jail converted into an American style restaurant. Still has the old jail cells. Great food. Busy bar scene.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Quintessential New England seafood shack - BYOB, outdoor seating, oysters, lobster rolls, seasonal schedule ”
  • 6 locals recommend

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