Schools out and its time to enjoy the summer! Although many of our kids have exciting camp plans, there are also many days this summer they may not, and we want to help you have as much fun as possible, and keep your little ones busy and engaged throughout the summer!
That’s why we’ve put together the 2023 Greenwich Bucket List! Scroll down for a list of our favorite activities to do in Greenwich and the surrounding towns to keep everyone smiling daily and to help your family build amazing memories of Summer 2023 – whether you want to go somewhere local for a couple of hours, or take a day trip, we have you covered!
- Take a Ferry for a Day Trip to Island Beach
- Go for a hike at Babcock Preserve, Montgomery Pinetum, or Pomerance Park
- Head to Tod’s Point for a Beach Day and visit the Bruce Museum Seaside Center for a touch tank, arts and crafts and many more adventures with Coastal Critters
- Check out the current exhibitions at the New Bruce Museum, dine at their Aux Delices cafe, and end the day at the Bruce Park Playground!
- Head to the Greenwich Audubon for a Hike or one of their outdoor programs
- Participate in a story time at one of the Greenwich Libraries
- Visit the Turtles at Binney Park and stop by the playground
- Play in the splash pad or go swimming at the pool at Byram Park
- Head to The Big Picture in Riverside to DIY your own arts and crafts
- Watch an Outdoor Movie at Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center on Mondays, July 17 (Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile) and August 7.
- Attend the St. Roch’s Feast Carnival 2022 on August 9 – 12
- Explore the Greenwich Historical Society Tavern Market or Old Greenwich Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays or Greenwich Farmer’s Market on Saturdays
- Enjoy the Music at Free Music Fridays at Greenwich Commons – The next concert will be July 14 with Frank Rogers & The Sound Cats and special guests Good for Sunday, followed by Sweet Friday on Aug. 4, Chasing Romeo on Aug. 25, and The Blues Patrol Showtime band on Sept. 8.
- Attend the Summer Concert Series
- Join the Historical Society for Music on the Great Lawn
- Go out for ice cream in Greenwich – here’s a list of our favorite places!
- Rainy day? We have you covered with our Indoor Activities Guide
In Fairfield and Westchester
- On a hot day, head to RPM in Stamford for Bowling or the Arcade
- Visit the Stamford Nature Center and see the animals
- Visit the Maritime Aquarium
- Visit the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport
- Check out the Stepping Stones Museum
- Play mini golf at Norwalk Cove Mini Golf or Saxon Woods Mini Golf in White Plains
- Take a ride on the rollercoasters at Rye Playland – it has been recently updated and we are hearing rave reviews
- Drop-in for an activity at Chelsea Piers
- Go Strawberry picking! Click here or our list of pick your own farms in Connecticut and Westchester!
Take A Day Trip!
- Head to Lake Compounce for some water park fun!
- Splash and explore at the Dinosaur Place in Montville, CT with a 60 acre outdoor theme park with over 50 life sized dinosaurs, a Splash Pad, T-Rex Tower and more
- Take a Day Trip to Mystic, CT and visit the Mystic Aquarium and Mystic Pizza
- Explore the many rides and attractions at Legoland in Goshen, NY, or stay overnight at the Lego Hote
- Visit NYC! The possibilities are truly endless… but here are a few to get you started:
- Head to the Bronx Zoo
- Visit Malibu Barbie Cafe for lunch
- Children’s Museum of Manhattan
- Museum of Ice Cream
- Sloomoo Institute
- Head to the Intrepid Museum for airplanes, submarines and so much more.
- Museum of Natural History – check out the new Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals
- Visit one of the beautiful lakes in Litchfield County, CT! White Memorial Conservation Center nestled against Bantam Lake and Bantam Lake are good for fishing, boating, biking, birding, horseback riding and kayaking. Sandy Beach Bantam Lake is good for swimming. Mt. Tom State Park also has a beach good for swimming and this park is also good for boating, fishing and hiking. Click here for more info!