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Lighthouse in the snow

Christmas, Connecticut-Style

Starting with the day after Thanksgiving and going straight through to New Year’s, the Christmas season in Connecticut is packed with holiday activities, celebrations and every kind of tradition.

Featuring: Allen Hill Farm | Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree Farm | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Florence Griswold Museum | Goodspeed Musicals - The Terris Theatre | Goodwin Park | Jones Family Farms | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Mystic Seaport Museum | Palace Theater | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | The Shops at Yale | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Towill's Christmas Tree Farm | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Greenwich | Town of South Windsor | Town of Washington | Uncle Frank's Christmas Tree Farm | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Winterberry Farm

Something for Every Generation

“Grand” Touring: Connecticut Has Something for Every Generation

Nothing strengthens bonds and builds long-lasting memories better than spending time with grandparents. But in today’s hectic world, it seems like it’s getting harder to find the time to get every generation in one place. Fortunately, one of the hottest trends out there these days is “multigenerational travel” — planning a trip with any combination of grandparents, parents, kids and grandkids. Luckily, in Connecticut, you don’t have to travel far to find many attractions and experiences that will interest and entertain travelers of all ages.

Featuring: B&B at Bartlett Farm | Bear Creek Campground at Lake Compounce | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Blue Venture Fishing Charters | Bluefin Sportfishing Charters | Clarke Outdoors | Escape 101 | Escape New Haven | Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park | Hammonasset Beach State Park Campground | Housatonic Anglers | Keeler Tavern Museum (c.1713) | Lock Museum of America | Mashamoquet Brook State Park Campgrounds | Mystified Escape Rooms | Odetah Camping Resort | SoundWaters | Team vs Time - Premier Room Escape | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of Washington | Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route in Connecticut

Mattabesset

Connecticut's Top 10 Hiking Trails

Connecticut today is crisscrossed by hundreds of miles of hiking trails. These 10 hikes run through high land and low, across difficult and easy terrain, and they offer unique insight into the geology, flora and fauna of the state. They also serve as blissful, highly satisfying getaways from the noise and crowds of daily life.

Featuring: Bigelow Hollow State Park | Lucius Pond Ordway/Devil's Den Preserve | Mattabesett Blue Trail | Mine Hill Preserve/Roxbury Land Trust | Town of East Haven | Town of Kent | Town of Washington | Town of Wolcott | Tunxis State Forest | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum

Fresh Salt, Old Saybrook

Fireside Dining

One of Connecticut’s great autumn pleasures is cozying up to a fire while enjoying cocktails or a meal, or both. Luckily, there are dozens and dozens of fireside dining options in the state. Some of the hearths are located in country pubs, some in shoreline inns, and many can be found in fine-dining establishments – so make your choice and toast the cold days and nights from your comfortable perch. 

Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Captain Daniel Packer Inne | Cava Restaurant | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Inn | Griswold Inn | Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann Restaurant | Millwright's Restaurant | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Tavern on Main | The Goose American Bistro & Bar | Town of Washington | Town of Woodbury | Union League Café | White Horse Country Pub

Thoreau suspension bridge

Do Look Down: Viewing Foliage from the Heights

Thrill-seekers can see the brilliant fall leaves from a different perspective this season – enjoying the view from above. Tree climbing, zip-lining and adrenaline-pumping rock climbing are some of Connecticut’s more adventurous leaf-peeping offerings. Get the bird's-eye view of some of the state’s most breathtaking vistas where the full spectrum of vibrant hues is most visible and trust us, the effort is worth the ultimate reward.

Featuring: Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park | EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center | Haystack Mountain State Park | Hidden Valley Preserve | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Town of Washington

Babymoon

Oh Baby - Great Connecticut Hotels for a “Babymoon”

Whether this is your first child or your fifth, you know that once baby comes home, that “alone time” for parents is almost non-existent for a while. Preparing for delivery, or even going through the adoption process, can be so stressful on a relationship. Babymoons were invented for just that reason. Like honeymoons, they are a chance for the couple to relax, reconnect and even rekindle romance. But if you aren’t up for a long flight to an exotic destination, consider one of these Connecticut destinations for a weekend or midweek escape with a little pampering before baby arrives. Ask about “Babymoon” packages that may include experiences like dinner for two, spa treatments and other special treats!

Featuring: Bar Bouchée | Delamar Southport | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Inn | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Inn at Middletown | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Saybrook Point Inn Marina & Spa | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Town of Washington

Odetah Camping Resort, Bozrah

Summer Camping Destinations

With its miles of coastline, abundance of rivers and streams, and endless wooded hills and valleys, Connecticut is an ideal place to set up your tent, fit out your cabin or park your RV for a summer camping vacation. Not sure where to start your planning? Here are just a few of the ways to go.

Featuring: American Legion State Forest Campground | Bear Creek Campground at Lake Compounce | Black Rock State Park Campground | Hammonasset Beach State Park Campground | Housatonic Meadows State Park | Kettletown State Park Campground | Lake Waramaug State Park Campground | Macedonia Brook State Park Campground | Mystic KOA | Odetah Camping Resort | Rockland Preserve | Rocky Neck State Park Campground | Strawberry Park Resort | Town of Washington | White Memorial Family Campground | Winvian Farm

Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center

Outdoor Summer Concert Series 2019

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

Sleeping Giant State Park

Great Places to Hike with Your Dog

Nothing beats the freedom of getting out there on the trail — and that’s true for you and your best friend. Luckily, in Connecticut, we’ve got easy access to some of the most beautiful and diverse hiking in New England. Here are just a few of the places you can take your dog for a long walk, run or swim they’ll love (some even off-leash!) As well as a few places to “pawse” and enjoy a little downtime. This is by no means a full list, just a few suggestions to get you started.

Featuring: Bigelow Hollow State Park | Bluff Point Coastal Reserve | Burger Bar & Bistro | City of Danbury | Cranbury Park & Gallaher Estate | Elbow Room | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Esker Point Beach | Gillette Castle State Park | Harry's Place | Homewood Suites by Hilton - Stratford | La Quinta Inn & Suites - Danbury | Lake Mohegan | Lovers Leap State Park | Macedonia Brook State Park | Niantic Bay Beach | Sea View Snack Bar | Shenipsit State Forest | Sleeping Giant State Park | Sunnybrook State Park | The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk | Topstone Park | Town of Avon | Town of Branford | Town of Greenwich | Town of Litchfield | Town of Mystic | Town of South Windsor | Town of Southington | Town of Washington | Town of West Hartford

Lyman Orchards, Middlefield

32 Things to Do in Connecticut This September

Looking for something to do in Connecticut in September? Whether you want something active or relaxing, cultural or nature-oriented, historic or trendy, there is always so much to do, and it’s all so close together. Here are some highlights for September.

For even more ideas check out CTvisit.com where you can search by type of activity under the “DO” navigation tab, or browse articles full of ideas under the “IDEAS” tab.

Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Argia Mystic Cruises | Becky Thatcher Riverboat | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | City of New Haven | Connecticut Antiques Trail | Connecticut River Valley Inn | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Holmberg Orchards & Winery | Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann Restaurant | Lyman Orchards | Mystic Seaport Museum | Onrust | Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field | R/V "Spirit of the Sound" | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | RiverQuest | Stonecroft Country Inn | Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds | Tamarack Lodge | Town of Chester | Town of Durham | Town of Kent | Town of Lebanon | Town of Litchfield | Town of New Milford | Town of Newtown | Town of Simsbury | Town of Washington | West Lane Inn | Yale Bowl


Recent Press

Where to Go Glamping In and Near Connecticut

Connecticut Magazine Online

Online article highlighting glamping opportunities in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-04-17

Featuring: Bear Creek Campground at Lake Compounce | Club Getaway | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Eastford | Town of Newtown | Town of Salisbury | Town of Southington | Town of Voluntown | Town of Washington | Town of Woodbridge | Winvian Farm

Where to Go Glamping In and Near Connecticut

Connecticut Magazine

Print article highlighting glamping opportunities in Connecticut

Published Date: 2019-05-01

Featuring: Bear Creek Campground at Lake Compounce | Club Getaway | Town of Washington