Visiting Stars Hollow, CT

In honor of the new Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life that airs on Netflix Nov. 25th (only one week away!!) I am sharing a few photos from my trip to the real life Stars Hollow otherwise known as Washington Depot, CT.

I took a trip to Washington Depot with my mother-in-law at the end of October and I must say, Connecticut’s fall foliage was wonderful and the towns were all very charming.

We spent our trip exploring different towns near Washington Depot and took a day trip to New Haven to visit Yale and explore Connecticut’s coastline. Compared to the Midwest everything is so closely spaced together that we were able to see a large portion of the state from small towns to scenic drives and larger cities.

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Each town had so many wonderful shops, cafes, and diners. It was so fun to explore the places that inspired Amy Sherman-Palladino to create Stars Hollow.

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Since we spent most of our time exploring the small town side of Connecticut it was a nice change to see more of the city side in New Haven and of course see the coast.

Gilmore Girls aside, Connecticut was such a fun place to visit (especially during peak foliage season) and I am looking forward to visiting again in the future. If you get the chance to go I definitely recommend visiting in the fall and visiting a few of these places:

  • Winvian Farms: If you aren’t able to actually stay here I would definitely suggest going for lunch or dinner! The property is very charming and unique and the dinner that we had was fantastic!
  • Scenic Trails: Connecticut has several scenic highway drives and these are a MUST in the fall. I could have spent the entire trip solely leaf peeping and admiring the beautiful foliage.
  • New Preston: There were so many fun shops in New Preston including a picturesque candy shop. Definitely worth an afternoon trip.
  • Washington Depot: For such a small town there is a wonderful bookstore that is worth visiting and a very cute boutique called Newbury Place
  • Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana: This local pizza place in New Haven has been called “one of the best”. It is definitely worth a stop if you are in the area
  • Yale University: This campus is beautiful and although parts of it can only be accessed by students it was still fun to walk around and admire the history and beautiful architecture.
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