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8 Spring Flings to Get You Out of the City
When the snow and ice finally thaw and things start to turn green again, that’s the perfect time to take a trip outside the city and experience springtime in Connecticut. Late March through mid-June, everything from flowers and fishing to farm animals and food trucks re-emerges from hibernation, ready to be experienced. Got a springtime fling we haven’t mentioned? Let us know @CTvisit.
Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Belknap Preserve | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Brignole Vineyards | Buttermilk Lane Farm | Chamard Vineyards | City of Bridgeport | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Audubon Society Deer Pond Farm | Connecticut College Arboretum | Connecticut Wine Country | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Earthplace, The Nature Discovery & Environmental Learning Center | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Flamig Farm | Gillette Castle State Park | Haight-Brown Vineyard | Halfinger Farms | Hill-Stead Museum | Housatonic Anglers | Lavender Pond Farm | McLean Game Refuge | Middlebank II | Mine Hill Preserve/Roxbury Land Trust | Mountain Meadow Outfitters and Charters | Mystic Aquarium | Pachaug State Forest | Rum Runner | Scoot & Paddle | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Taylor Brooke Winery | Town of Ridgefield | University of Connecticut Animal Barns Self-Guided Tours | Westmoor Park
Get Muddy at Connecticut Spas
Any time of year, it's fun to get a little muddy and pamper yourself with a wonderful and well-deserved visit to one of Connecticut’s award-winning spas! How does a calming mud wrap, soothing massage, gentle facial or revitalizing body scrub sound? For an even more luxurious and relaxing treat, plan your getaway to one of Connecticut’s superb spa properties where you can take the time to unwind. It’s always the season to refresh and renew at an inviting destination of relaxation!
Featuring: Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Norwich Spa at Foxwoods | Spa at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Spa at Water's Edge | Winvian Farm
33 Things to Do in Connecticut this May
Looking for something to do in Connecticut in May? Whether you want something active or relaxing, cultural or nature-oriented, historic or trendy, Connecticut's got you covered. Here are some highlights.
Featuring: 1741 Pub & Grill at Lyman Orchards | Adventure Park at Storrs | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Bradley Mountain Farm | Branford River Paddlesports, Kayaks and Tours | By The Sea Day Spa | Chelsea Piers Connecticut | Clarke Outdoors | Cold Spring Farm | Connecticut Antiques Trail | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Pomfret | Connecticut Wine Country | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Essex Clipper Dinner Train | Fairview Farm Golf Course | Flamig Farm | GastroPark | Gillette Ridge Golf Club | Golf Quest Family Sports Center | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Housatonic River Brewing | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Longshore Park | Lyman Orchards Golf Club | Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun | Mayflower Inn & Spa | MoCA Westport | Mystic Aquarium | Nathan Hale Homestead | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Rockledge Golf Club | Sea Kayak Connecticut | Skydive Danielson | Spa at Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Beer Garden at Shippan Landing | The Connecticut Signature Cocktail Trail | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Spa at Litchfield Hills | Town of Hamden | Wicked Tulips Flower Farm
Historic Homes & Gardens You Need to Tour
Old houses have treasures to find and secrets to uncover, and in Connecticut, there are over four centuries of homes to explore. Some were home to well-known historic figures, like Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Others were built by individuals who became larger than life, such as actor William Gillette’s “castle” on the Connecticut River and dictionary namesake Noah Webster’s West Hartford birthplace. Still others house amazing art collections or are surrounded by lush, expertly tended gardens. You’ll find dozens of these historic houses, many of which are National Historic Landmarks, all over the state—and each has a story to tell.
Featuring: Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden | Butler-McCook House & Garden | Connecticut Freedom Trail | Florence Griswold Museum | General David Humphreys House (c.1698) | Greenwich Historical Society | Harkness Memorial State Park | Hempsted Houses | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Hill-Stead Museum | Hollister House Garden | Keeler Tavern Museum (c.1713) | Leffingwell House Museum | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Nathan Hale Homestead | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Ogden House & Gardens | Phelps-Hatheway House | Roseland Cottage Museum | The Glass House | The Mark Twain House & Museum | Webb Deane Stevens Museum
Dining at Connecticut's Vineyards
Most wineries welcome picnics, and many offer bites to enhance the tasting experience, such as cheese, bread and chocolate. Others have snacks for sale in a market setting, like locally made cheeses, breads, jams, baked goods and meats. But a few vineyards along the Connecticut Wine Trail also offer richer dining experiences on site or nearby, with chef-inspired menus that require reservations, often weeks in advance. Here a few of the wonderful fine dining options close to the heart of Connecticut’s vineyards.
Featuring: Gouveia Vineyards | Hopkins Inn | Jones Family Farms | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | The Bistro at Chamard Vineyards