Best of Connecticut

Frugal Finds: A Day Getaway to Greenwich

While Greenwich’s reputation precedes itself, boasting 2010’s second-highest income in America and claiming Ron Howard, Regis Philbin and more as residents, it is not without its hidden, budget-friendly gems. Enjoy a crêpe for under $10 or ferry out to one of Greenwich’s four beaches for a sunnier setting at a low daily rate.

Cheap Getaway: South Norwalk, Connecticut

An afternoon in South Norwalk is a busy affair. Bordered by the Norwalk River and Norwalk Harbor, SoNo, as the locals fondly call it, is a dreamy destination for mariners and wayfarers alike. South Norwalk, Connecticut is old, and as you walk along the thoroughfare, make a habit of occasionally looking up to enjoy facades dating back to the late 19th century. Last weekend, oM discovered you can see the sharks and the sights in SoNo with a roundtrip budget of $40.

Fall Foliage Finds

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Get Picky: 6 Apple Orchards Near NYC

This harvest season, head away from the produce aisle and north of Manhattan to the source, where you can breathe in the fresh countryside air and bite into a ripe juicy apple—and maybe a cider donut or two.