Connecticut is home to many towns and cities that have centuries of history, and Essex is no exception. Dubbed “The Perfect Small American Town” in the “1,000 Places To See Before You Die” travel guide and among “The 100 Best Small Towns in America”, Essex offers an ideal blend of history, art, shops, restaurants and so much more to explore. While in town, visit the Essex Public Market & Food Hall, Essex Paint & Sip, The River Barn and the Essex Clipper Dinner Train! Its quaint ambiance is enhanced by the antique shops, dining venues and charming hotels. Plan your trip here: