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Every holiday season, networks like Hallmark and Lifetime play romantic, sweet movies that make everyone fall in love with Christmas. This year, quite a few of these movies have recently been filmed here in Connecticut, capturing the magic of our small towns.
Featuring: Amato's Toy and Hobby | City of New Britain | Griswold Inn | Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre | Lucky Lou's Bar & Grill | Olde Mistick Village | Silas W. Robbins House | Town of Branford | Town of Essex | Town of Mystic | Town of North Haven | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Wethersfield | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
The CT Ambassadors are on the hunt for the best-tasting bargain-priced meals in the state. Here's a list from the fanatic foodies at CTEatsOut.com.
In my search for quality lunch spots in Connecticut, I began a quest for fast casual restaurants that satisfied my stomach- and my wallet. I wanted restaurants where you could sit down for a quick bite, or order your food to go, and that offer large servings or the ability to get multiple items for under $10. Here are a handful of my finds.
Featuring: City of Hartford | City of New Britain | City of Waterbury | Mamoun's Falafel Restaurant | Town of Wethersfield | Valencia Luncheria
Filmmaker Mark Kotlinski not long ago discovered that Connecticut is hot dog paradise. In his film, “A Connecticut Hot Dog Tour,” he documents his mouth-watering road trip to some of Connecticut’s very best hot dog stands. From steamed to grilled, and even deep-fried, and including house specialties and local hot dog culture, “A Connecticut Hot Dog Tour” is an entertaining examination of a true American favorite. And now it’s time to go grab a dog of your own at:
Featuring: Blackie's Hot Dogs | City of New Britain | Frankie's of West Haven | Jake's Diggity Dogs | Town of Fairfield | Town of Hampton | Town of Portland
Connecticut offers many ways to get back to nature, but none are as colorful as its gardens, which are blooming with history, entertainment, activities and – of course – flowers! Discover an array of beautiful, fragrant locations to dazzle your senses.
Featuring: Butler-McCook House & Garden | City of Hartford | City of New Britain | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Hill-Stead Museum | Hurst Farm Country Store & Greenhouses | Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden | Pardee Rose Gardens | Sundial Gardens & Tea Shop | Thankful Arnold House | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | Wickham Park
Summer in Connecticut erupts with color, from carefully tended gardens to wild grown fields and forest trails. In June, the roses make their entrance. In July, the rhododendrons and lavender take center stage. And in August the sunflowers provide the grand finale. Here are a few of the biggest and best viewing opportunities, as well as some suggestions for other places in Connecticut also beginning to bloom. Remember, Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day is June 23, so be sure to check for locations celebrating throughout the state.
Featuring: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream | City of Hartford | City of New Britain | City of New London | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Florence Griswold Museum | Lavender Pond Farm | Lyman Orchards | Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden | Pachaug State Forest | Town of Bethlehem | Town of North Branford | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Stonington | Town of Thomaston | Town of Thompson | Wickham Park
Connecticut is rich with different world cultures. Although the state has one of the largest Italian-American populations per capita in the United States, you’ll also find Puerto Rican, Portuguese, Jamaican, Indian, Polish and Chinese communities here. And if you’re looking for ways to experience international culture and cuisine, here are some suggestions on local communities, celebrations and restaurants that serve up the best in taste and tradition.
Featuring: Arethusa al tavolo | Bamboo Asian cuisine | Barracuda Bistro & Bar | Black Bamboo | Bufalina | Carbone's Ristorante | Casona | Cava Restaurant | City of Bridgeport | City of Danbury | City of Hartford | City of Milford | City of New Britain | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | City of Waterbury | Coromandel Cuisine of India | East Side Restaurant | Formosa | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | House of Naan Indian Kitchen & Bar | Illiano's Grill - Niantic | Jade Garden of Danielson | Mambo Bar & Restaurant | Mecha Noodle Bar | Mirch Masala, Cuisine of India | Miya's Sushi | Modern Apizza | Polish National Home | Sally's Apizza | Soul de Cuba Café | Staropolska Restaurant | Suso Latino Basket | Tangiers | The Dutch Epicure Shop | Town of New Canaan | Town of Newington | Town of North Haven | Town of Southington | Town of Stratford | Town of Vernon | Valencia Luncheria
Summer nights, warm breezes, stars up above and music filling the air – how divine! With many outdoor concerts happening around the state this summer, you can enjoy musical days and nights with family and friends. Bring a picnic, relax, and savor the melodies of summer. Here are just a few of the annual music events going on right now in Connecticut. To find events near you, visit our Events Calendar.
Featuring: Blackie's Hot Dogs | Bushnell Park | Cava Restaurant | City of Bristol | City of Hartford | City of New Britain | City of Stamford | Elbow Room | Hill-Stead Museum | Lady Katharine Cruises - Hartford | Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts | Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace | RiverQuest | Sharon Playhouse | Town of Branford | Town of Durham | Town of East Haddam | Town of Falls Village (Canaan) | Town of Guilford | Town of Hamden | Town of Norfolk | Town of Putnam | Town of Simsbury | Town of Stonington | Town of Washington | Town of Woodbury | Two Roads Area 2 | Two Roads Brewing Company
Overview: Enjoy live music under a sunny blue sky or a sea of stars at one of the many outdoor concerts and music festivals happening around Connecticut this summer. Whether you like jazz, blues, country or classical, you’ll find a performance that’s music to your ears.
Featuring: Bushnell Park | City of Bristol | City of New Britain | City of Stamford | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Manchester Bicentennial Band Shell | Music Mountain | Norfolk Chamber Music Festival | Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center | Stonington Vineyards | Town of Branford | Town of Durham | Town of Hamden | Town of Litchfield | Town of Putnam | Town of Windsor | Town of Woodbury
Overview: Spring in Connecticut is in full force, with gardens, fields and farms bursting with new life! Here are a few places to take in the season at its most colorful.
Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Belknap Preserve | Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Brignole Vineyards | Buttermilk Lane Farm | Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream | Chamard Vineyards | City of Bridgeport | City of New Britain | City of New Haven | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Audubon Society Deer Pond Farm | Connecticut College Arboretum | Connecticut Wine Trail | Cricket Hill Garden | Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Delamar Southport | Denison Homestead Museum - Pequotsepos Manor (1717) | Earthplace, The Nature Discovery & Environmental Learning Center | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Flamig Farm | Florence Griswold Museum | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | G Spa at Foxwoods | Gilbertie's Herb Gardens | Gillette Castle State Park | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Harkness Memorial State Park | Hill-Stead Museum | Hollister House Garden | Housatonic Anglers | Housatonic Museum of Art | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Lavender Pond Farm | Little Pub Fairfield | Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun | Mayflower Inn & Spa | McLean Game Refuge | Meigs Point Nature Center | Middlebank II | Mine Hill Preserve/Roxbury Land Trust | Mountain Meadow Outfitters and Charters | Mystic Aquarium | Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge | Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale | Osborne Homestead Museum | Palmer Arboretum | Roseland Cottage Museum | Rum Runner | Saybrook Point Inn Marina & Spa | Scoot & Paddle | Seaside Park | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Taylor Brooke Winery | The Spa at Norwich Inn | Town of Fairfield | Town of New Canaan | Town of Ridgefield | University of Connecticut Animal Barns Self-Guided Tours | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | Weir Farm National Historic Site | Westmoor Park | White Flower Farm | Wickham Park | Winvian Farm | Yale Marsh Botanical Garden