I’m really excited to interview author Stasha Healy, author of Secret Connecticut about Greenwich, Connecticut. Stasha’s tips for the best things to do in Greenwich are awesome because she spent her teenage years in Greenwich, moved away for college, then came back to start a family. She loves how the locals are well-educated and philanthropic, supporting education and the arts.

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Durston Saylor Greenwich Historical Society

Greenwich, Connecticut

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Town of Greenwich, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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The Bruce Museum with a dinosaur statue outside

Getting around Greenwich

The local airport is Westchester County Airport (HPN), which is about a twenty-minute drive to downtown. Or you can fly into Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and take the Amtrak to Stamford, which is the town next to Greenwich. You can catch a cab or rideshare from the train stop to the city.

Stasha says that, depending on your itinerary, you might want to rent a car. For the best offers, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz.

Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around. You can also use the Greenwich Taxi company as well.

When you only need a car for a couple of hours, you can rent by the hour with Zipcar. Join now to get $25 loaded into your account.

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Catch a polo match during your visit.

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Stasha Healy about Greenwich, Connecticut. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Green dots = best things to do in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Greenwich, Connecticut

Who is Stasha Healy?

Anastasia Mills Healy is a career travel writer and editor, formerly on staff at Condé Nast Traveler, Fodor’s, and Travel Agent. She’s been a freelance writer and editor for more than a decade for publications including Time Out and Frommer’s, and she also provides content for travel industry clients and other businesses. An award-winning writer, Stasha is a proud member of professional organizations including the Society of American Travel Writers.

A Connecticut resident on and off since 1980, she resides in Greenwich where she’s working on a novel. Stasha has been to 64 countries (goal is 100) and all 50 U.S. states (yes, Connecticut is one of her favorites!). Stash took her intimate knowledge of Connecticut to write her book, Secret Connecticut: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, for Reedy Press.

Best things to do in Greenwich Connecticut - Anastasia Mills Healy

Here are a few articles that she’s written:

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Enjoy the warm Greenwich summers relaxing on Island Beach

Stay tuned for our next episode

Listen to the next episode when Victoria Greene of TORsAdventures – Travel like a Billionaire shares the best things to do in Whidbey Island, Washington. In this episode, Tor and I talk about exploring Fort Casey State Park, whale watching in Puget Sound, and hiking at Price Sculpture Forest. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.

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