An Illustration showing Polo Player Nic Roldan riding a flying carpet over the globe with suitcase behind himNic’s Travel Guide to: 

Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.A.

Here’s the next instalment of my travel guide series: “Nic’s Travel Guide to Greenwich, Connecticut” where I recently spent a number of weeks whilst I was playing in the East Coast Open, it’s a great place to end to summer & it’s location provides so many options.

Best way to start the day: First to the gym, then to the barn to have maté (traditional Argentine “tea”) with my horse trainers & check on my horses.

Favorite restaurants:

The National Greenwich logo on the window

The National Greenwich

Favourite bar & tipple: The Granola Bar of Greenwich where I’ll have a macha smoothie

The Granola Bar, Greenwich CT Sign

The Granola Bar, Greenwich CT Sign

Favourite Hotel: The J House Greenwich, it’s where our team has always been based, a home away from home where they look after us great.

Image taking during an Audi Polo Team meeting showing the team watching a previous game on a big screen

Team meeting at The J House Hotel

Favourite Golf Club: Pound Ridge Golf club & The Stanwich Club

Favourite gym: Equinox Greenwich & I like to work out on & around the polo field’s here

Equinox Gym, Greenwich front facade

Equinox Gym, Greenwich ©Equinox

Polo Club where I’m playing at: Greenwich Polo Club, I played in the East Coast Open however Greenwich Polo Club is also home to the Brant Foundation & Jeff Koon’s amazing Puppy statue, a 43 ft (13 m) tall topiary sculpture of a West Highland White Terrier puppy, executed in a variety of flowers.  It truly is a stunning location & provides a unique backdrop

Summer or Winter: Summer

Must do’s while in town: Check out a polo game, walk Greenwich Avenue & play golf.  It’s a great location only 45 min from NYC & 2 hrs from the Hamptons & a bonus of the time of year I’m usually there is that the U.S. Tennis Open is going on so we get to go watch some games

Favourite Shop: Restoration hardware is always a good place to pick up some inspiration

Something I would have liked to have done but did not get round to or is at a different time of year: See all the leaves on the trees changing colour in fall

Trees in their autumn hues

Autumnal trees

My wheels: An Audi A8

Nearest airport: LaGuardia (LGA)

Nic Roldan Signature