Westport, CT Professional Review and Guide
"Westport usually needs no introduction. Long famous as a haven for writers, actors, artists, and other glitterati, it is well-known as the suburb of suburbs, with a dash of panache rivaled only by its imitators. Though more crowded with high-priced automobiles than ever before, it still has the same old zing. Travelers are often drawn to Westport by the hype about its astonishing shopping opportunities and its famed residents.
The truth lies somewhere in the midst of the many lines of hyperbole— you might be seated next to Paul Newman at his favorite Italian restaurant, and you might run into Redford or some other seasonal resident at the Baskin Robbins ice cream emporium, but chances are you won’t. Better to enjoy the shops, the restaurants, and the entertainments for what they can more obviously offer to you. Travelers intent on discovering the natural wonders of Westport will be attracted to its beaches and woodlands. While few of the town’s typical tourists would start a tour of Westport in its quieter corners of nature, most would agree that once the thrill of browsing and buying in the shops wears off, the spirit is restored by the more prosaic qualities of the woodlands and wetlands."