Looking for a cozy, family New England vacation getaway? Look no further; Old Lyme, CT is the perfect beach vacation escape. Nestled on the shores of the Long Island Sound, step outside your vacation rental and be the first to see the sunrise with your morning coffee in hand. Just minutes from the beach, leave the car at home, and stroll along Old Lyme's uncrowded beaches and ocean shore. Spend your days boating, swimming, kayaking, and fishing, then retreat home at night and grill the day's catch for friends and family on your rental's patio or porch. With a number of New England lighthouses, as well as unique birds and sea life, natural beauty is in abundance. Spend a day at the Florence Griswold Museum, the 'Home of American Impressionism. Named after Florence Griswold, a woman who opened her family home to artists searching for a place to create art where they could feel rejuvenated and inspired, this museum offers a number of beautiful exhibits, from sculpture to oil on canvas, to school and education programs.
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