"New London" New London by shortaybrown

New London Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 45 photos

New London Connecticut as seen from Groton

Across the water from Groton, CT., you will see this view of New London as the city streets slope down to meet the Thames River. The large red brick building is the train station. You can catch an Amtrak Acela high-speed train to Boston or Washington D.C. The very tall tower with multi antenna array means New London has the best cell phone reception in America. Go ahead and dial from anywhere, the connection is always crystal clear. Billie Holiday sang about covering the waterfront, and this picturesque part of the town would have taken Billie about 15 minutes to stroll through.

Be cautious, because Amtrak and massive freight trains plow through this area frequently during the day, and the railroad tracks are right along the waters edge.

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The view from Fort Trumbull State Park looking north. New London was a great whaling port of the 19th century. Because hunting and slaughtering whales is considered barbaric by today's standards, New London downplays its original nickname... "The Whaling City" . The whales that swim in these waters are now powered by plutonium, and they have become the hunters.

Goldstar bridge looking towards New London

If your visiting from Rhode Island, youll drive over this bridge. Take the first exit on your right off this bridge, which is actually a part of I-95. Up there in the sky you will not only see the best view of New London, but some of the best views of the entire Connecticut coastline. This is the eastern part of Connecticut and there are no hills. Everything is flat. Sometimes I drive over this 1 mile long bridge on a nice day just for the sights. Look to the north to see the Navy's Groton Submarine base. Its the home of the Sea Wolf Attack submarine. One button and it could destroy all life on earth. Ive been down under this bridge when they sail the submarines out to sea. You have to be lucky to get a glimpse. They dont take them out every day of the week.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Antique buildings, culture, gorgeous riverfront scenery.
  • Cons:Everybody ends up dating everyone elses ex-girlfriends.
  • In a nutshell:London ENGLAND has 288 times as many people as NEW London.
  • Last visit to New London: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated Sep 11, 2006
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  • Mar 27, 2007 at 6:33 AM

    Dear Shortaybrown, Thanks for the tips, they'll be helpful when I visit. If you have anymore, feel free to email me at flamm@comcast.net. I want to check out the area, the jobs,etc. for a future move. If you have advice email me. Candace

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