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When October comes around, Connecticut towns gear up for Halloween celebrations. From ghostly legends to ghoulish attractions to family-friendly fun, there are plenty of ways to experience an authentic New England Halloween. Here are just a few of the towns that are particularly spooky this time of year, along with a few limited-time events to check out.
Featuring: Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford | City of Bristol | City of New Haven | Cross Sound Ferry Lighthouse Cruise | Grove Street Cemetery | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Mystic Seaport Museum | Norwalk Historical Society | Olde Mistick Village | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Sheffield Island Lighthouse Ferry Cruise | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of Wallingford | Town of Wethersfield | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
But first, brunch! It’s no secret that #brunch is one of the trendiest topics on Instagram and to provide some inspiration for your feed, we’ve rounded up some of the most mouthwatering spots in the state. From old-school diners to modern bistros and cafés — feast your eyes on these tasty, picture-perfect brunch spots in Connecticut. 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 your photos with #CTvisit!
Featuring: Arethusa al tavolo | Cafémantic | City of Hartford | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Firebox Restaurant | The Corner Restaurant | Town of Mystic | Town of Wallingford
Halloween has become a month-long celebration in Connecticut, especially among older kids who want to scare themselves half to death. To help them do just that, a creepy world of haunted houses, scary hayrides and cemetery tours have popped up to ratchet up the fear factor. Be warned that most of these attractions are not for young children. Get ready to get your scare on with these frightfully good Connecticut haunts!
Featuring: City of Bristol | City of Milford | City of New Haven | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Mystic Seaport Museum | The Mark Twain House & Museum | Town of Lebanon | Town of Mystic | Town of Putnam | Town of South Windsor | Town of Stratford | Town of Wallingford | Town of West Hartford
Overview: Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12, and we have all kinds of planning suggestions to help you show your mom, grandmother, or any loving woman in your life just how much she means to you, from Sunday brunch to flower festivals to a river cruise!
Featuring: Abbott's Lobster in the Rough | Arethusa al tavolo | Cafémantic | City of Hartford | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center | Elbow Room | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Firebox Restaurant | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Inn | Lime Rock Park | Mystic Seaport Museum | Pearl at Longshore | RiverQuest | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | The Corner Restaurant | Town of Mystic | Town of Wallingford | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | West Street Grill
27 regional town-specific online articles highlighting the attractions participating in Connecticut Open House Day for the town of Branford, Clinton, Oxford, Fairfield, Guilford, Greenwich, Ledyard, Madison, Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown, Milford, North Branford, Old Lyme, Southbury, Stamford, Trumbull, Wallingford, Waterford, West Hartford and Woodbury.
Published Date: 2018-06-06
Featuring: City of Meriden | City of Middletown | City of Milford | City of Stamford | Dinosaur State Park | Lutz Children's Museum | Monte Cristo Cottage | Mystic Aquarium | National Helicopter Museum, Inc. | New England Carousel Museum | Osborne Homestead Museum | RiverQuest | The Barnum Museum | Town of Branford | Town of Clinton | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of Guilford | Town of Ledyard | Town of Madison | Town of Middlefield | Town of North Branford | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Oxford | Town of Southbury | Town of Trumbull | Town of Wallingford | Town of Waterford | Town of West Hartford | Town of Woodbury | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Yale Center for British Art
Online and video spots highlighting things to do in New Haven County.
Published Date: 2019-05-15
Featuring: Hammonasset Beach State Park | Stony Creek Brewery | Town of Wallingford