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We send two emails a month to consumers who have requested information on seasonal topics, activities, and events. It's just one more way we are effectively reaching our audience with compelling content.

Email Marketing


Approximately 100,000 consumers get our emails each month

About 20,000 consumers open each mailing

Emails link to one to six different articles, deals and events

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What's Now Open - Mystic Aquarium

What's Now Open

Overview: It's so good to get back out and reconnect to culture, especially when it comes to Connecticut's aquariums, museums, and more.  And these attractions are working hard with new protocols to enhance your fun and safety, too. From aircrafts to art, marine life to history, there's so much to explore.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2020-07-16

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Come Play, SAFELY - Mystic Aquarium

Come Play, SAFELY

Overview: It’s so good to get back out! And Connecticut is ready for you. Attractions, restaurants and hotels have gone to great lengths to put safety first. Check out these videos that highlight some of the things we’ve been doing to keep you safe while you’re having fun.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2020-07-03

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Lighthouse Point Park

Summertime Road Trips

Overview: Get a tour of the scenic Connecticut coastline right from your vehicle! Pack up the car, get your road trip playlist, and take one (or two) of these waterfront drives. You'll find safe dining and other fun spots along the way!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2020-06-25

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Red Panda - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

Enjoy At-Home Virtual Experiences

Overview: Connecticut’s world-class museums, historic sites, aquariums, entertainment venues and other tourism destinations across the state are temporarily closed in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit—virtually. We've gathered a list of popular attractions across Connecticut that have created special online experiences or projects to entertain, teach and engage you and your family while you stay safe at home. Watch live animals, take virtual tours, participate in learning activities, try virtual yoga classes and more!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2020-04-09

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Baloon and barn

Find Fun This March

Overview: Looking for something fun to do in March? Whether you want something active, relaxing, cultural, nature-oriented or romantic, we have you covered. Check out these great ideas to make the most of your month!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2020-03-05

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Plan You Long Weekends

Plan for Your Long Weekends

Overview: Did you know we get three more long weekends in 2020? Thanks to the Leap Year, all of our favorite holidays have landed on the perfect days  – and now is the perfect time to plan ahead! Connecticut has many magnificent ways to get away for your extra days of play. Click below for a list of this year's long weekends and fun ways to spend them!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2020-02-21

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Valentine's Chocolates

Find Romance This Valentine's Day

Overview: Looking to plan a date they’ll never forget? Avoid becoming a date-night cliché with these unique date ideas.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2020-02-04

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Winter Dining Al Fresco

Try Winter Dining Al Fresco

Overview: You’ve never dined outdoors in January? Discover restaurants that create unforgettably warm memories under the stars.

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Sent: 2020-01-20

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Winter Wonderland - Sleigh Ride

Winter Weekend Wolderland

Overview: Prepare for a blizzard of fun, outdoors or in, all over Connecticut. Here are 30+ activities for the coolest January ever.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2020-01-08

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New Year's Eve Hartford

New Twists on New Year's Eve

Overview: All over Connecticut, join in festivities for both families and couples. You’ll find fireworks, comedy, music, dining and dancing in some of the liveliest destinations in the state. 

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-12-18

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Picking a Christmas Tree

Share the Joys of The Holidays

Overview: Pining for a special way to find that perfect Christmas tree? These farms add extra treats to your happy hunting: from wagon rides to hot chocolate!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-12-04

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Lights in Middletown's Square

Discover Connecticut's Brilliant Holiday Light Displays

Overview: Discover dazzling holiday light displays all over Connecticut. Towns near you are turning on the magic!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-11-22

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Thanksgiving Turkey

Serve Up New Thanksgiving Family Memories

Overview: Make this year’s gathering even more special, or maybe start a new tradition. Check out these ideas for doing Thanksgiving Connecticut-style.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-11-08

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Mark Twain House & Museum

HAUNTED HIJINKS

Overview: Ghosts, witches, graveyards … Take a look at Halloween happenings all around Connecticut—if you dare!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-10-18

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Fishing by Cornwall Bridge

Fall Adventures: The Many Colors of Connecticut

Overview: Discover beautiful covered bridges, ride a chocolate-lover’s train, thrill to Halloween happenings or laugh at playful puppets … Our fall is filled with seasonal surprises.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-10-11

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Motorcycle scenic drive

Autumn Color You’ll Fall For!

Overview: Discover our Top 10 foliage drives to see Connecticut in all its autumn glory.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-09-30

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Corn Maze

Make September a-maze-ing.

Overview: The days may be shorter, but there's even more to do in Connecticut come September. For example, get lost in one of Connecticut's many impressive corn mazes, now at the height of their popularity.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-09-12

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Connecticut Fairs

Meet us at the fair!

Overview: Nothing says summer in New England quite like a good old-fashioned country fair. Here are some of the major fairs coming up this summer in Connecticut.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-07-24

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Lobsters

Dig these summer shacks

Overview: You’ll find delicious fresh clams, lobsters, oysters and much more at Connecticut’s famous seafood shacks, drive-ins and joints all along the shoreline.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-08-08

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Tubing the Farmington River

On the water

Overview: Tubing down the river or paddling through the rapids, sailing the Sound or speeding across a lake, here are some great ways to get out on the water in Connecticut this summer

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Sent: 2019-07-11

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CT Quiz

How Much Do You Know About Connecticut?

Overview: See how much you know about how much there is to do in Connecticut! Take our short quiz to find out. Then, share your email address to be entered for a chance to win one of 6 CTvisit Prize Packs! Filled with prizes from all around the state — like hotel stays, dining gift cards, attraction tickets and more — they’re everything you need for the ultimate Connecticut experience!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-07-01

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Fireworks

Light it up!

Overview: We’ve got a great list of places to see fireworks displays around Connecticut — for the 4th of July and all summer long!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-06-27

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Connecticut Open House Day: June 8, 2019

Play tourist for a day.

Overview: The 15th Annual Connecticut Open House Day is Saturday, June 8!

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Sent: 2019-05-31

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Lavender Field

Summer lovin’.

Overview: From rose gardens to lavender farms to sunflower fields, here are a few places in Connecticut where you can see summer at its most colorful.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-06-13

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Memorial Day Colonial Patriot

We remember.

Overview: Monday, May 27th is Memorial Day in Connecticut. Honor this American day of remembrance with a trip to one of Connecticut’s many historic museums. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, our military families visit for free.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-05-23

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In Full Bloom

In full bloom

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.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-05-15

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Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens

Make mom’s day

Overview: Mother’s Day is S​unday, M​ay 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 S​unday brunch to flower festivals to a river cruise!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-04-25

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Easter Egg hunts

On the hunt

Overview: Easter arrives A​pril 21, but Connecticut has lots of places to find the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs before the big day!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-04-05

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Wadsworth Falls

Spring to life

Overview: After the winter thaw, waterfalls across Connecticut are ready to start their springtime show. Pack a lunch and visit some of the state’s most beautiful falls with a short walk, a long hike, or in some cases, even a paddle.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-03-20

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St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Overview: This March, find celebrations for St. Patrick’s Day all around Connecticut, from parades to performances, festivals to 5ks.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-03-06

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The Great Indoors

The great indoors

Overview: It’s always fun in the snow, but when you’d rather play inside, here are a few places to climb, race, jump and explore this winter.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-02-20

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Horse drawn sleigh ride

Think outside the heart-shaped box

Overview: Valentine’s Day is almost here, and if you’ve still got plans to make, we’ve got a few romantic and unique suggestions for celebrating in Connecticut.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-02-06

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Bald Eagle

Winging It

Overview: Winter is the season to look out for bald eagles, especially at Connecticut’s many well-known wildlife viewing spots. From land, from the water, or even from a train, here are suggestions on how and where to spot these magnificent birds for yourself.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-01-24

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Man fly fishing.

Is 2019 the year you finally …​

Overview: Learn to fly fish? Try skydiving? Discover your inner chef? Here are a few ideas to add to your list that are sure to give you a great sense of accomplishment for 2019!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-01-10

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Christmas at Connecticut River Antiques

A Connecticut Christmas

Overview: Visit towns across Connecticut as they dress up for the season with decorations, light displays and of course, the natural beauty of a New England winter. Happy Holidays from all of us at Connecticut Tourism!​​

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2018-12-19

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Everygreen Christmas Wreath with red bow

All decked out

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.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2018-12-06

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Lighted Chrstmas Tree

Merry & Bright

Overview: After Thanksgiving, Connecticut lights up with holiday spirit. From twinkling trees to lantern walks to trains and trolleys dressed up for Santa, you’ll find displays to dazzle the eyes and warm the heart.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2018-11-21

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Pumpking Patch

Gourd-geous views

Overview: To find a picture-perfect pumpkin for Halloween, follow a few tips from our favorite Instagrammers. Check out their photos from some of Connecticut’s best farmer’s markets here.​

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2018-10-12

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Hiker enjoying the foliage

Discover our true colors

Overview: Connecticut’s foliage season is the longest-lasting (and most diverse) in New England. So you don’t have to travel far to enjoy all things fall. Let the apple picking, pumpkin hunting and leaf peeping begin!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2018-09-27

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Hidden Valley Perserve

What's on your CT fall bucket list?

Overview: Thanks to everyone who helped us create an amazing bucket list for summer! Now let’s do the same for fall! Tell us which Connecticut experiences you’re looking forward to doing this fall, and we’ll share them at CTvisit.com and FOX61.com. What’s more, you may even see a few of your ideas featured on FOX61!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2018-09-19

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Corn maze at Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farms

Come get lost.

Overview: This year’s crop of corn mazes is starting to come to life at farms all across Connecticut. Plan a day (or a night) exploring one or more of nature’s original escape rooms!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2018-09-05

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Connecticut country fair

Get your fair share.​

Overview: There’s no classic, late-summer experience quite like a country fair. The sights, sounds and smells conjure images of a time when life was a little simpler. Recapture the magic this summer at a few of Connecticut’s favorite fairs!​

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2018-08-16

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Lobster rolls

Lobster roll call.

Overview: August in Connecticut is the perfect time for fresh New England lobster. So we asked our friends at CTEatsOut to share their favorite places for lobster rolls, whole lobsters, lobster bisque … plus clams, oysters and more!​

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2018-08-01

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Outdoor music at Goodspeed Opera House

Turn up the volume.

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.​

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2018-07-18

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CT Summer Bucket List logo

What’s on your CT summer bucket list?

Overview: Connecticut is full of great things to do in summer, that’s why we’re making one big bucket list—with ideas submitted by you! Tell us which Connecticut experiences you’re looking forward to doing this summer, and we’ll share them at CTvisit.com and FOX61.com. What’s more, you may even see a few of your ideas on TV!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2018-06-21

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People eating outdoors at Cafemantic in Willimantic

Your table is ready.

Overview: Summer is the perfect time of year to enjoy great dining with a side of fresh air. From oceanfront to riverside, cozy hideaways to crowd pleasers, we’ve got the inside track on the most interesting places for outside dining in Connecticut.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2018-07-10

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Fireworks

Bursting Fourth

Overview: July 4th is a great time for fireworks. But in Connecticut, there are fireworks displays to be enjoyed throughout the summer. That’s why we thought we’d send this note a little before the holiday, so you can be sure to schedule your viewing activities and make the most of every pop, pow and sizzle.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2018-06-15

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Strolling along a Connecticut beach

Ready, Set, Summer!

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!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2018-06-14

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Saybrook Point Inn Marina & Sap

Wake Up at the Beach

Overview: Capturing the true character of the New England coast, Connecticut’s shoreline B&Bs and inns have a seaside style all their own. Whether you book a stay in a Victorian boutique-inspired guest house or a room that’s tucked inside a working lighthouse at the end of a marina, you’re sure to find the rest, relaxation and romance you’re looking for along the shore.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2018-06-01

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Connecticut Open House Day logo.

Join us for Connecticut Open House Day on Saturday, June 9

Overview: This one-day, statewide event is a celebration of all that’s great about Connecticut. It’s the perfect opportunity to check out a museum, attraction, art gallery, outdoor activity or historical site you’ve always wanted to visit. More than 230 destinations around the state are taking part, from well-known destinations to hidden gems.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2018-05-31

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Cornfield Maze at Dusk

Frightfully Fun

Overview: Ghosts and zombies, witches and spirits—we’ve got lots of ways to get your scare on in Connecticut this October, plus a few not-so-scary ideas for the little ones.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2018-10-17

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This Thanksgiving, give thanks for these CT restaurants

This Thanksgiving, give thanks for these CT restaurants

Overview: A big Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings is one of those time-honored American traditions. These days, you don’t have to try to do it all yourself, with dozens of great Connecticut restaurants offering Thanksgiving Day seatings to fit your style, from buffet to gourmet.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2018-11-07

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