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Just a short ride from New York City and Boston, Connecticut offers a blend of cultured living and outdoor fun with something for everyone—and this includes the LGBTQ community, residents and visitors alike. In 2008, Connecticut became the second state to legalize gay marriage, and our open and inclusive energy continues to draw and welcome gay visitors to the state. Plus, Expedia.com recently named Hartford, Connecticut one of their most “exciting LGBTQ-friendly cities around the world.”
While anyone should of course feel welcomed at any business, hotel or restaurant in Connecticut, we asked a few friends for recommendations on places to start planning your visit— from gay-owned B&Bs to gay bars and events that appeal to many LGBTQ interests and lifestyles.
Featuring: 168 York Street Café | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | City of New London | City of Norwalk | Daniel Rust House | Delamar Greenwich Harbor Marina | Delamar Southport | Delamar West Hartford | House of 1833 B&B | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Inn at Middletown | Partners Café | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Spring Hill Inn | The Old Mystic Inn | Tisane Euro-Asian Cafe | Town of Fairfield | Town of Plainville
Nothing makes the holidays feel more like the holidays than cutting down your own Christmas tree! Throughout November and December, many Connecticut farms also offer additional activities to make the experience even more memorable — from wagon rides to the fields and tree-trimming shops to hot chocolate and visits from Santa’s helpers. So dress warm, bring your kids and your dog (on a leash, of course) and visit a few of these Connecticut Christmas tree farms.
Featuring: Allen Hill Farm | AmericInn by Wyndham Griswold | Angevine Farm | Averill Farm | Bethlehem Vineyard & Winery, LLC | Bishopsgate Inn | Castle Hill Farm | Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree Farm | Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets | Danbury Fair | Daniel Rust House | Dzen Tree Farm | Evergreen Acres Tree Farm | Fairview Tree Farm | Fire at the Ridge | Hampton Inn & Suites Mystic | Hampton Inn Danbury | Hartikka Tree Farm | Hickory Ridge Tree Farm | Hilton Garden Inn Glastonbury | Holiday Farm | Hopkins Inn | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Jones Family Farms | Joseph's Tree Farm | La Quinta Inn & Suites - New Haven | Maple Hollow Christmas Tree Farm | Maple Lane Farms | Maple Row Farm | Miller Tree Farm | Moodus BBQ | Oyster Club | Paul & Eddy's Pizza | Pinchbeck's Tree Farm | Plan B Burger Bar (Glastonbury) | Rose's Berry Farm | Rowanwood Farm | Staehly Tree Farm & Winery | Tavern on 66 | The Marketplace at the Guilford Food Center | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Vanilla Bean Café | The Windemere B&B | Uncle Frank's Christmas Tree Farm | White Horse Country Pub | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | Winterberry Farm
Overview: Connecticut is ready for Christmas, and from coast to country, you’ll find all kinds of festivals, celebrations and traditions to help you make the most of this magical season.
Featuring: Abbey's Lantern Hill Inn | Aer Blarney Balloons, LLC | Airsign Ballooning Company | Allen Hill Farm | AmericInn by Wyndham Griswold | Angevine Farm | Bethlehem Vineyard & Winery, LLC | Bishopsgate Inn | Blackberry River Inn | Bruce Museum | Captain Daniel Packer Inne | Castle Hill Farm | Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree Farm | Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Courtyard by Marriott - Shelton | Danbury Fair | Daniel Rust House | Delamar Spa West Hartford | Dzen Tree Farm | Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Evergreen Acres Tree Farm | Fairview Tree Farm | Fascia's Chocolates | Fire at the Ridge | Florence Griswold Museum | G Spa at Foxwoods | Goodspeed Musicals - The Terris Theatre | Goodwin Park | Griswold Inn | Guided Flyfishing Trips-Housatonic River Outfitters | Hampton Inn & Suites Mystic | Hampton Inn Danbury | Hartikka Tree Farm | Hickory Ridge Tree Farm | Hilton Garden Inn Glastonbury | Holiday Farm | Hopkins Inn | Housatonic Anglers | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Hunt Hill Farm Trust | Inn at Stonington | Jones Family Farms | Joseph's Tree Farm | La Quinta Inn & Suites - New Haven | Lighthouse Point Park | Lime Rock Park | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Madison Beach Hotel | Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun | Maple Hollow Christmas Tree Farm | Maple Lane Farms | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Miller Tree Farm | Moodus BBQ | Munson's Chocolates | Mystic Knotwork | Mystic Seaport Museum | Mystic Whaler Cruises | Oyster Club | Palace Theater | Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery | Pinchbeck's Tree Farm | Plan B Burger Bar (Glastonbury) | Preston Ridge Vineyard | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Rock Hall Luxe Lodging | Rowanwood Farm | Saybrook Point Inn Marina & Spa | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Spa at Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Spa at Delamar Southport | Staehly Tree Farm & Winery | Stanton House Inn | Stonecroft Country Inn | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | Taste of New Haven Tours | Tavern on 66 | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Marketplace at the Guilford Food Center | The Shops at Yale | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Spa at Water's Edge | The Tolland Inn | The Vanilla Bean Café | The Windemere B&B | TheaterWorks | Thompson Chocolate | Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park | Towill's Christmas Tree Farm | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Greenwich | Two Roads Brewing Company | Uncle Frank's Christmas Tree Farm | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | White Horse Country Pub | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | Willoughby's Coffee & Tea (New Haven) | Winterberry Farm | Wood Memorial Library & Museum