New London The Essential
Home to the US Coast Guard Academy, New London retains its historic ties to the sea. The deep-water port here was a haven for privateers during the Revolution, and made for an active whaling industry in the 19C. Elegant homes built from the profits of whaling, such as the four white Greek Revival mansions in Whale Oil Row, still stand in neighborhoods that have remained residential. Revitalization of the downtown area has included the renovation of several 19C houses on Starr Street, as well as the 19C Union Railroad Station.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for New London
Hempsted Houses
Hempsted Houses
Built in 1678, the timber-framed Joshua
15 minutes
United States Coast Guard Academy
United States Coast Guard Academy
A four-year military college that trains
Monte Cristo Cottage
Monte Cristo Cottage
The unpretentious two-story frame
30 minutes
Ye Towne's Antientest Burial Place
Ye Towne's Antientest Burial Place
In this old burial ground you'll find
15 minutes
Coast Guard Museum
Coast Guard Museum
The museum's exhibits recount the
60 minutes