Day 2: Explore Darien
Stroll the waterfront where the shrimpboats dock, and check out the tabby ruins, built using an old coastal construction technique that mixes oyster shells with concrete. For lunch, stop by Waterfront Wine & Gourmet (waterfrontwineshop.com or 912/437-3410). Claim an outside table under an umbrella and order a Holy Moses sandwich (chicken, spinach, artichoke, and pepper Jack on grilled cheese bread) from The Purple Pickle (912/437-2391). In the spirit of a small town, they’ll deliver it from across the street.