Accommodations and Attractions
Ready to enjoy your new you in style? Plan a “rejuvenation vacation” in beautiful Westport. Dr. Ellen Mahony is one of the top plastic surgeons in the Westport and Fairfield, CT area, and her offices are right in the heart of this charming New England waterfront retreat — just 47 miles from Manhattan, with easy access to Westchester County and LaGuardia airports and major expressways.
Read on to learn more about what attracts people to our community, and when you are ready, request a consultation with Ellen, or call her now at (203) 221-0102.
A Stroll Around Westport …
Nestled on Long Island Sound, Westport’s nickname is “The Gold Coast of Connecticut.” And it’s easy to see why. Westport is a bustling, eclectic community, offering visitors an abundance of stimulating cultural and recreational activities, as well as sophisticated shopping along its quaint Main Street.
Are you a foodie? You’ve come to the right place, with a choice of Zagat-rated restaurants, ranging from upscale Italian to same-day-fresh seafood. (Our favorite: the cozy Tavern on Main, a historic tavern with exposed beams and an original fireplace.) After dinner, stroll over the flag-festooned bridge and catch the evening breeze. On the water below, egrets, swans, and other waterfowl dine at sunset, sharing the tranquil Saugatuck River with Westport’s nationally ranked rowing crews cutting the still water. Also, be sure to stop along your walk for an ice cream or cappuccino!
Westport enjoys a long-held reputation as an active arts community. And there’s no better testament to that heritage than The Westport Country Playhouse, one of America’s most revered professional theaters, where you can take in an award-winning play. In July, our downtown hosts the annual Arts Festival. Meanwhile, our just-renovated, open-air Levitt Pavilion offers evening concerts all summer long. Adjoining the pavilion is our state-of-the-art Westport Public Library, one of the nation’s finest, perfect for quiet browsing, reflection, writing, or viewing the rotating art exhibits.
More? Pack your swimsuit. Westport features 5½ miles of beach along scenic Long Island Sound. During the summer, you have easy access to sand and surf at the town’s Compo Beach, which offers calm waters, picnic areas, barbeque facilities, and the famous Joey’s snack bar. Within walking distance is our Longshore Complex, which features one of America’s best-kept public golf courses, along with tennis, sailing, kayaking, swimming pools, and a bathing pavilion.
Nightlife can begin at the beach with a drink overlooking sunset on Long Island Sound at Pearl, an Asian fusion restaurant with live music on the patio Saturdays and Sundays. In the winter, the patio overlooks the public ice skating rink. Lace up and join in the fun!
Of course, you can’t possibly leave without shopping, can you? On our Main Street, known as the Rodeo Drive of Connecticut, shop for art and antiques, for the latest fashions, and for a bauble or 2 at Tiffany’s.
Enjoy your day, all within steps of Dr. Ellen Mahony’s office. Plan your “rejuvenation vacation” now!
Explore More of Westport
Westport Historical Society
Westport is just 47 miles north of Manhattan with easy access to the Connecticut Turnpike (I-95) and the Merritt Parkway (CT-15). It is a half-hour from Westchester County Airport and 1 hour from LaGuardia Airport.
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The Westport Inn
Voted “Best of Westport, Weston & Wilton 2013,” this inn is a landmark of comfort and contemporary New England hospitality. Having recently undergone a multimillion-dollar renovation, each of its 117 rooms is richly appointed with luxurious bedding, PURE bath products, high-definition TVs, complimentary wireless Internet, and iPod docking stations.
This luxury hotel offers guests 44 individually designed rooms and suites and a full-service spa. Once inside the uniquely decorated lobby with its custom designed furnishings, antique marble floors, museum-quality art, and French limestone hearth, the stage is set for an unforgettable Connecticut escape. On the courtyard terrace, an inviting outdoor café is the perfect setting to enjoy your morning coffee or gather with family and friends. And an evening worth remembering awaits at Artisan restaurant, featuring a refreshing spin on classic New England cuisine.
The Inn at Longshore
Situated on the Long Island Sound, this historic inn is part of the Longshore golf and recreational complex. The inn has lodging and fine dining in its lively restaurant, Pearl. The restaurant commands an uninterrupted and breathtaking view of the Long Island Sound and has just been awarded by The Food Network for “best of” New England waterfront dining. Pearl features outside dining and a patio bar with live music on the patio Saturdays and Sundays.
This Tuscan villa overlooking the Saugatuck River and conveniently located in the center of town features fresh seafood.
This bistro setting features American cuisine with Mediterranean and Asian influences. Live jazz on Thursday evenings in summer.
This chic, intimate restaurant’s menu changes daily. Meals are inspired by fresh produce sourced from local small farms.
Tavern on Main
Westport’s Tavern on Main offers palate-enticing and stomach-warming dishes in a Federal style building that began its life providing food to Westporters in the 18th century. Today you can share that ambiance and tradition while being surrounded by exposed beams and an original fireplace or in summertime by relaxing on a breezy stone patio. The tavern features a refreshing blend of American and European cuisine.
The Westport Country Playhouse
This Connecticut cultural landmark has taken its place as one of America’s finest professional theaters. Now operating year-round, the playhouse is an artistic beacon, annually staging 8 theatrical productions, 2 reading series, a vibrant education program, concerts, and films.
The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts
Every summer for the past 33 years, people throughout Fairfield County and beyond have come to the pavilion with picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs to enjoy the high-quality, free-of-charge evening entertainment. The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit, open-air summer festival where a variety of entertainment is presented virtually every night in the beautifully landscaped amphitheater, located on the banks of the Saugatuck River.
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The Compo Beach-Longshore Complex
This area offers calm waters, an expansive playground plus picnic areas, barbecue facilities, and snack bar. Long Shore has a golf course, tennis, sailing, kayaking, a pool, a bathing pavilion, and snack bar.
Earthplace, located in the woodsy interior of Westport, is a 62-acre sanctuary with interconnecting trails, a natural science museum, and an aquarium. There is a live Animal Hall and an Exhibit Hall with Connecticut flora and fauna dioramas and hands-on learning.
The Rink at Longshore
Go ice skating on the banks of the Long Island Sound.
Sherwood Island State Park
This public park on the shore of Long Island Sound in Westport covers 234 acres of beach, wetlands, and woodlands. People come to the park to hike, bike, ski, swim, fish, study nature, watch birds, fly kites, fly model airplanes, play volleyball, picnic, or just relax under the trees.
The Westport/Weston YMCA
The Westport/Weston YMCA is located in a historic mansion in the heart of downtown, has 2 swimming pools, 2 gymnasiums, a fitness center, and a complete set of health, sports, and exercise programs.
The Westport Public Library
The collection numbers more than 180,000 books and audio-visual and reference volumes. Circulation is 471,115, and library attendance is 396,000, or more than 1,100 people on an average day.
For the Dogs
This park is 29 acres of rolling lawn and trees located in downtown Westport. Known as “the dog park,” this is a favorite place for residents and their canines to stroll, jog, or talk (bark).