Grown-up Getaways, Weekend Away

A Gilmore Girls Inspired Getaway

 Gilmore Girls Stars Hollow

In case you didn’t know, I happen to be a big (and I mean, BIG) Gilmore Girls fan. I’ve been from the beginning, but marrying a Gilmore and having my own Gilmore Girls, put me over the edge. I binge watched the entire 7 seasons last year on Netflix and I’m counting the days until the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life revival airs on Netflix on November 25.

If you can’t wait for the upcoming Gilmore Girls special, our friends at Priceline.com have shared an awesome Gilmore Girls inspired getaway with us so our readers can plan the perfect last-minute #GilmoreGirls getaway and get the Stars Hollow experience.

Whether you do like Lorelei and Sookie and make it a girlfriends getaway or make it a family trip, we’ve got a great itinerary. Here are hotels, inns, and bed & breakfast spots — as well as places of interest — to make like a Gilmore Girl:

Stars Hollow, the charmingly quaint New England town is a fictional place, but its inspiration can be found throughout the Litchfield Hills region in Connecticut:

Guilford, Connecticut

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What to do:

  • The Village Chocolatier – Indulge like a Gilmore with delicious chocolate at this quaint shop located on the town’s green.

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  • Breakwater Books – Browse this charming bookstore and stock up on some of Rory’s favorite authors like Tolstoy, Faulkner or Twain.

Where to stay:

Litchfield, Connecticut

Gilmore Girls trip

What to do:

  • Bradford House Antiques & Lawrence Jeffrey Jewelers – Purchase Mrs. Kim approved rare art, vases, jewelry and more at duel antique and jewelry store on the town’s green space.
  • West Street Grill – Take a double date to this fine dining establishment for an evening of modern American cuisine like the time Jackson, Sookie, Lorelai and Rune went out for dinner.

Where to stay:

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Washington Depot, Connecticut

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What to do:

  • Washington Food Market – Pick up a “pop” at this grocery store reminiscent of Doose’s Market where Rory and Dean had their first kiss after the two shared free “pop.”

Where to stay:

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New Milford, Connecticut

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What to do:

  • The Town Gazebo – In between pit stops, take a break and relax in the town’s green space!
  • Theo’s Downtown Diner – Fuel up on coffee and a hearty breakfast at this pleasant diner that is strikingly similar to Luke’s.

Where to stay:

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Kent, Connecticut

What to do:

  • Black Sheep Yarn – Host your own knit-a-thon, Gilmore style! You can stock up on yarn or improve your knitting skills with a class or two at this artisan studio.

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  • West Cornwall Bridge – Before ending your trip, don’t forget to cruise through this classic, one-lane bridge set above the Housatonic River.

Where to stay:

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Go forth Gilmore Girls fans! Make sure to binge-drink coffee, crank “Where You Lead, I Will Follow” on your radio, consume unconscionable quantities of pie, and enjoy your trip!

 

 

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