Glastonbury CT contains beautiful riverfront properties, historical districts and is among wonderful restaurants with delectable dining, storefront shopping, and contains an atmosphere of a stylish community ripe for walking.
For starters, Glastonbury offers shopping centers, boutiques and supermarkets. Outdoor plazas such as The Shops at Somerset Square, The Shoppes At Fox Run, offers venues such as clothing, restaurants, electronic, beauty, bath, salons, as well as jewelry. Besides the outdoor malls, there are many single stores throughout town to satisfy your shopping desires. Looking for organic, vegan or gluten-free groceries? Glastonbury is home to one of Connecticut’s Whole Foods Markets.
Many restaurants and nightlife spots are located in Glastonbury, including Bricco Trattoria, First & Last Tavern, Plan B, Birch Hill Tavern, Max Amore, J Gilberts, Max Fish, The Spicy Green Bean, Rooftop 120, Sakura Garden, Bertucci’s, MexiPho, Glastonbury Pizza House, Angelo’s, Luna Pizza and Giovanni’s. Glastonbury is also ripe with breakfast venues such as Ken’s Corner, Daybreak Coffee Roasters, Glastonbury Coffee Shop and Rose’s Berry Farm.
There are many family-oriented community events held in Glastonbury CT. During the warmer seasons musical performances are played weekly on the town green as well as many diverse art and craft bazaars, including the annually and highly anticipated Apple Harvest Festival.
Is art is your forte? Then the non-profit Glastonbury Art Guild may be of interest. They promote art appreciation, mentoring and instructing, hosting and promoting art exhibitions, and awarding scholarships.
If you’re the outdoors type, Glastonbury offers over 20 parks and nature preserves for hiking and biking and local access to the Connecticut River for fishing and boating. Two golf courses are located in town, Minnechaug Golf Course and Glastonbury Hills Country Club. The Connecticut Audubon Society Center has a location right in Glastonbury uniquely located close to the Connecticut River. The Center is dedicated to promoting awareness of the river’s ecosystem and the wildlife it supports. There is also the Cotton Hollow Preserve which offers parks and recreation, hiking, fishing, walking trails and a nature preserve. The Riverfront Park is a great place to enjoy outdoor activities with man fields and courts and with boat access to the Connecticut River.
There are over 30 farms and produce stands in Glastonbury which allows the hand picking of ripe fruit, and a great sources of fresh locally grown produce.
The Glastonbury Historical Society, dedicated to preserving the town’s history and past, hosts several events which teach about life in Glastonbury during the colonial era. It’s done in an entertaining manner as well.
Nearby attractions, just minutes away from Glastonbury, include Dinosaur State Park, The Mark Twain House, The Wadsworth Athenaeum and more. The restaurants and venues in Hartford are a short drive away as well as the shopping centers in Manchester and West Hartford.