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To find where your business has been featured in the Office of Tourism’s advertising, PR, emails, and articles in the last year or more, type your business name in the search box below. As you type, you’ll see a drop down list of matches. Select your business name to see results.
This is one of 20 pairs that ran in various types of out-of-home advertising in summer 2018. It ran in Columbus Circle station in NYC, on digital kiosks all over Manhattan, along the rail lines for Metro North and LIRR, on bus shelters in Boston, and on a few roadside billboards near the edges of Connecticut.
Featuring: Hammonasset Beach State Park | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park
When it’s just the two of you, nothing is better than a small town with romantic charm. From coastal Connecticut to the state’s northeastern “Quiet Corner,” the state is home to stylish towns and quaint villages that are perfect for sparking, or recharging, romance. Here are just a few of our favorites, and some things you can do to make the visit even more romantic.
Featuring: Bar Bouchée | Brushmill by the Waterfall | Chester/Hadlyme Ferry | Clam Castle | Club Getaway | Cooper Creek B&B | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | Gillette Castle State Park | Goodspeed Musicals - The Terris Theatre | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Kent Falls Brewing Company | Kent Victorian Lodging & Vacation Rental | Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale Restaurant (Madison) | Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts | Madison Beach Hotel | Main Street Antiques | Mrs. Bridges' Pantry | Nehemiah Brainerd House B&B | R.J. Julia Booksellers | RJ Café & Bistro | Riverwind Inn B&B | Rolnick Observatory | Roseland Cottage Museum | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Tavern on Main | Taylor Brooke Winery | The Good Elephant Bistro | The Inn at Longshore | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | Town of Chester | Town of Kent | Town of Madison | Town of Westport | Town of Woodstock | Westport Bike Rentals
When visitors think of traveling to Connecticut, the first thing that comes to mind most likely isn’t yoga. However, there are a lot of unique and unexpected yoga practices that are offered throughout the state that may just change your thinking. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert yogi, you'll find an experience for everyone to enjoy.
Featuring: Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Valley Brewing Company | Downunder Kayak, SUP, & Surf Shop | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Lost Acres Vineyard | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Still Waters Retreat | Stonington Vineyards | The Spa at Norwich Inn | Winvian Farm | Wisdom House Retreat & Conference Center
Perfect ways to frolic in the surf or kick back on the sand.
Featuring: Hammonasset Beach State Park | Harvey's Beach | Jacob's Beach | Ocean Beach Park | Rocky Neck State Park | Sherwood Island State Park | Silver Sands State Park
When Connecticut is covered in sparkling snow, some folks can’t wait to bundle up and head outdoors. But what if you’re the hibernating type? Here are six destinations sure to coax you out of your home—both frosty activities worth pulling on boots for as well as toasty comforts that will erase winter from your mind.
Featuring: Arethusa al tavolo | Ascot's at The Norwich Inn | Bar Bouchée | Chestnut Street Playhouse | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Pomfret | Earthplace, The Nature Discovery & Environmental Learning Center | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Inn at Middletown | Litchfield Distillery | Litchfield Inn | Madison Beach Hotel | Mohegan Sun | Pearl at Longshore | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | R.J. Julia Booksellers | RoseGarden Ice Arena | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Terrain Garden Cafe | The Inn at Longshore | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Spa at Norwich Inn | Town of Litchfield | Town of Madison | Town of Westport | Tschudin Chocolates & Confections | Uncas Leap | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Westport Country Playhouse | White Memorial Foundation
When it comes to places for kids to get out and enjoy, don’t forget about Connecticut’s state parks! The first park was established in 1913, and today there are more than 100 parks and forests in the system, many with unique features that kids will love.
Featuring: Dinosaur State Park | Gillette Castle State Park | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Kent Falls State Park | Sleeping Giant State Park | Talcott Mountain State Park
Albert Turner walked the entire Connecticut shoreline in 1914. His mission, as the first State Parks employee, was to identify Connecticut’s best spots for coastal recreation. You probably don’t have time to hunt that hard for beach-day bliss. So, this guide to saltwater adventures on Long Island Sound will help you choose the sandy expanse that’s right for you.
Featuring: Book Barn | Captain Scott's Lobster Dock | Chamard Vineyards | Connecticut Children's Museum | Downeast Lighthouse Cruises | Downunder Kayak, SUP, & Surf Shop | Fort Trumbull State Park | Gumdrops & Lollipops Candy Shoppe | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Harvey's Beach | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Jacob's Beach | Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center | Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale Restaurant (Madison) | Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts | Meigs Point Nature Center | Ocean Beach Park | Rocky Glen State Park | Rolnick Observatory | Sanno Spa at Saybrook Point Inn | Sherwood Island State Park | Shoreline Segway | The Sculpture Mile | Westport Bike Rentals
Most of Connecticut’s popular hiking trails are in the upstate hills and woods, but there are some very good ones right on the shoreline that bring saltwater views and the smell of the sea. They have the added benefits of being fairly level (in some cases, a little more like walking than hiking) and within easy access of I-95, U.S. Route 1 and even rail lines. Here are five, moving from east to west, that make a great way to spend a nice morning or afternoon.
Featuring: Barn Island Wildlife Management Area | Bluff Point Coastal Reserve | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Rocky Neck State Park | Town of East Haven
Connecticut’s jagged coastline stretches over 332 miles alongside the blue waters of Long Island Sound. Which means, from Greenwich to Groton, you’ll find dozens of sandy beaches to enjoy. Whether you want to revel in the scenery, relax on the beach, play in the sand, swim in the Sound or all of the above, there’s a beach that’s perfect for everyone in the family. Click on any of the public beaches in Connecticut below for activities, opening times, parking fees, directions and more.
Featuring: Calf Pasture & Shady Beach | Clinton Town Beach | Compo Beach | Esker Point Beach | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Harvey's Beach | Island Beach | Morse Beach | Ocean Beach Park | Old Mill Beach | Railroad Beach | Rocky Neck State Park | Sherwood Island State Park | Silver Sands State Park | West Beach | White Sands Beach | duBois Beach
As we all know, summer doesn’t officially end until September 22, which means there’s still time to do some of the things you never got around to before Labor Day. And what’s not to love about the September version of summer in Connecticut? The crowds are down, the weather and water are both still warm, prices are sometimes reduced…heck, it might be the nicest summer month of all.
Featuring: Abbott's Lobster in the Rough | Captain Scott's Lobster Dock | Ferris Acres Creamery | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Lobster Shack | Madison Beach Hotel | Rich Farm Ice Cream | Rocky Neck State Park | Saybrook Point Inn Marina & Spa | Sherwood Island State Park | UConn Dairy Bar | Water's Edge Resort & Spa
Astrotourism is gaining in popularity. You can find vast night skies above parks, forests and lakes throughout Connecticut, and there are many campgrounds that improve your chances of seeing a celestrial show overnight. In places where city lights make viewing the stars challenging, regional observatories and rural locations are offering visitors opportunities to see the night sky in Connecticut as never before. Each observatory has public viewing nights and events, so be sure to check their websites for schedules before you visit. Here are few ideas to get you started on your search for the stars.
Featuring: American Legion State Forest | City of Danbury | City of Middletown | City of New Haven | City of New London | Copernican Observatory & Planetarium | Grace Farms | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Mashamoquet Brook State Park | Rolnick Observatory | Stamford Observatory | Town of Avon | Town of Goshen | Town of Greenwich | Town of New Milford | White Memorial Foundation
What better way to experience the past? Make Connecticut your premier antiquing destination. If the idea of spotting a tiger maple table in the corner of an antiques shop or finding an original, mint-condition 18th century Chinese Canton porcelain plate or stumbling upon a standout mid-century modern Lucite chair is thrilling to you, then you’ve come to the right place.
Featuring: ANTIQ'S LLC | Abrash Galleries Rugs & Antiquities | Antique & Artisan Gallery | Antiques Marketplace | Chester/Hadlyme Ferry | Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets | Connecticut Antiques Trail | Connecticut River Valley Inn | Edwin C. Ahlberg Antiques | Good News Restaurant & Bar | Grand & Water Antiques, LLC | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Harry's Place | Hopkins Inn | Madeline West Antiques | Martell & Suffin Antiques, LLC | Miranda Vineyard | Nathan Liverant & Son Antiques, LLC | Old Beautiful | Old Lighthouse Museum | R.J. Julia Booksellers | Sadler's Ordinary | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Seymour Antiques Company | Spring Hill Inn | Stratford Antique Center | Tavern on Main | The Shops at Marlborough Barn | The Vanilla Bean Café | United House Wrecking Co. | Wayne Mattox Antiques, LLC | White Horse Country Pub
Planning a family or maternity photo shoot? Connecticut features many scenic destinations that make perfect backdrops for capturing special moments and milestones with your family. Whether framing and hanging or sharing them to your feed, these destinations will provide the opportunity to capture your precious memories. With our Instagrammable Connecticut series, we’re inviting Instagrammers to share their pictures! Check back often for new topics. Or if you have some photos to share, tag them using #CTvisit!
Featuring: Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Harkness Memorial State Park | Lavender Pond Farm | Silver Sands State Park | Topsmead State Forest | Town of New Canaan
Connecticut is filled with things to discover, from natural places to explore to cultural treasures to enjoy. And it’s important to our state that as many as possible of our hotels, attractions and experiences are open to as many visitors as possible. That’s why we’re working to reduce barriers and create new experiences designed to welcome visitors with disabilities, their families and friends.
Featuring: American Legion State Forest | Audubon Greenwich | Black Rock State Park | Bruce Museum | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | EverWonder Children's Museum | Flight Fit N Fun | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Hartford Stage | Housatonic Meadows State Park | Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center | Kettletown State Park | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lake Waramaug State Park | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | New England Air Museum | Rocky Neck State Park | Ski Sundown | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Discovery Museum & Planetarium | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Yale Repertory Theatre
Overview: Summer is almost officially here in Connecticut, and from the shoreline to the hills, you’ll find so many ways to travel less and experience more this June. For starters, check out our list of popular beaches on Long Island Sound. Then, scroll down for Father’s Day ideas and more!