The Big Apple’s wonderful and all—heck, it’s one of the great cities in the world (and more than a few New Yorkers would, of course, suggest it’s the greatest of all). Sometimes, though, you just feel the understandable need to skip town and enjoy a bit more elbow room via a rejuvenating weekend getaway.
We’d suggest one of the very best itineraries for exactly such a quick escape within an hour of NYC is a Stamford, Connecticut home base right here at The Lloyd, where you’ll get to immerse yourself in boutique luxury while enjoying the sights, flavors, and atmosphere of Fairfield County’s Long Island Sound shore.
Treat Yourself to a Little Pampering at The Lloyd on a Weekend Getaway Out of New York City
You’ll find yourself well positioned to experience Stamford and its surrounds with a stylish guest room here at The Lloyd to create a home-away-from-home. In a surprisingly short trip from the City That Never Sleeps, you will be kicking back in comfort and elegance here, enjoying not only a luxurious new hotel but boutique conveniences such as our self-serve, 24-hour marketplace (stacked with snacks and travel supplies), our 24-hour state of the art core and cardio fitness center, and our cozy Lobby Lounge, the perfect place to meet friends, new friends and explore a local craft beer and homemade bar bite.
You’ll also appreciate our curated breakfast, with healthy, vegan and gluten free options backed up by local, freshly roasted organic CT coffee that’ll get you going for a full day’s worth of sightseeing (or a full day’s worth of laidback R&R, whichever you’d prefer).
A Stamford Mini-Vacation
Using The Lloyd as your luxurious base, you’ll have the many pleasures of Stamford and the rest of Fairfield County and the Connecticut Gold Coast at your ready disposal. Get to know the impressively varied dining scene in town (on full display during this summer’s social-distancing-focused “StrEATeries” setup downtown, with extra room for outdoor seating and easy pedestrian navigation), and check out some of our local craft breweries such as Lock City and Half Full. In a normal time you’d have live performances and other entertainment on offer at the Palace Theatre and in the meantime enjoy The historic AVON theatre for independent films and special film industry events.
You can also take to one of our several top-quality local golf courses, soak up a sunset cruise or book a fishing charter out on Long Island Sound, admire plenty of historic sites, and get some fresh air at gardens, greenspaces, and preserves such as the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Cove Island Park, and Mianus River Park. Those are also good destinations—along with nearby refuges such as the Nature Conservancy’s Lucius Pond Ordway/Devil’s Den Preserve and the Centennial Watershed State Forest—for indulging in some absolutely world-class “leaf-peeping” during the fall foliage season, which’ll be right around the corner before you know it.
Escape the Big City With a Weekend at The Lloyd
Aren’t you about ready for a weekend outside of New York City? Treat yourself to an easy getaway with minimal travel time by choosing The Lloyd here in Stamford, Connecticut: your go-to sanctuary on the Fairfield County shore! Hop in the car or come by train – Its less than 1 hour away.