This lovely little village offers small-town charm with a sophisticated accent. Originally founded as a summer shoreline retreat for the wealthy, Larchmont is now a year-round suburb with vintage homes (circa 1920s), grand estates on Long Island Sound and closer-to-town, family-friendly neighborhoods. The village of Larchmont is in the town of Mamaroneck.
Larchmont has lovely parks and a delightful downtown shopping district brimming with interesting small boutiques, antique shops, gourmet stores, a children’s bookshop, decorating studios and a wide variety of eateries.
Your Beyond-Perfect Day in Larchmont:
Browse the farmers market: Located at the train station, Larchmont’s Saturday farmers market is open April through December and hosts a great and varied collection of vendors.
Take a neighborhood stroll: Marvel at the grand Victorian-era vacation homes in the Larchmont Manor neighborhood, then relax in Larchmont Manor Park, one of the rare waterfront areas on Long Island Sound open to the public. (Insider’s tip: If you’re an early riser, the park is a perfect spot to catch the sunrise over the Sound.)
Treat yourself: Savor a small-batch ice cream, sorbet or gelato at Longford’s Ice Cream.
Shop: Downtown Larchmont is full of interesting shops. Don’t miss Village Mercantile for artisan-made home décor, jewelry and gifts.
End with dinner: Make it date night at Lusardi’s or head to Larchmont Ave. between Addison and Boston Post where you’ll find a wealth of outdoor dining options with a lively street scene.
Stay longer: Extend your getaway with a hotel stay.
- Flint Park: The largest of Larchmont’s numerous parks, Flint Park offers sports league play, tennis, day camp and nature trails. The park also has a wonderful play area for children and is home to Larchmont’s American Legion building. Each Thursday evening in July, the town hosts a summer concert series in Flint Park. Also, in October, the “Tour de Larchmont” bike ride begins and ends there.
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