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Dunkin Donuts Park

Take Me Out to the Ballgame in Connecticut

Nothing says "spring is here!" quite like the start of baseball season. And depending on where you go in Connecticut, you may find locals rooting for major league teams from New York or Boston. However, you will also find professional and minor league teams drawing fans to local ballparks all over the state—not just for the sports, but for family-friendly events that include music, food, giveaways and fireworks. Tickets are reasonable, the fun is contagious. And now that the capital city Hartford has its own team and a brand new ballpark, there’s never been a better time to enjoy America’s favorite pastime by cheering on Connecticut teams!

Featuring: 23.Sportcafe | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Chelsea Piers Connecticut | City Steam Brewery Cafe | East Side Restaurant | First and Last Tavern (Hartford) | Great Brook Sports | Hank's Dairy Bar | Hartford Yard Goats | Junior's | Mortensen Dairy Ice Cream Shops | New Britain Bees | Olympia Diner | R&B Sports World | Safari Golf | Sea Unicorns | Sonny's Place | SportsCenter of Connecticut | The Only Game in Town | These Guys Brewing Company | Vaughan's Public House

Native American Thanksgiving

Making Thanksgiving Traditions in Connecticut

Thanksgiving is about coming together with family or friends. And in Connecticut, we’ve got all kinds of ways to make the holiday even more special, from farm-raised foods to community events, to honoring Native American traditions. Here are a few ideas for celebrating Thanksgiving in Connecticut.

Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Artisan Restaurant, Tavern & Garden | Avon Old Farms Hotel | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Captain Daniel Packer Inne | City of Hartford | City of Norwalk | Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard | Connecticut Wine Trail | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Gozzi's Turkey Farm | Griswold Inn | Holmberg Orchards & Winery | Maple Bank Farm | Market Grille | Millwright's Restaurant | Silverman's Farm | The Simsbury Inn | Town of Manchester | Town of Newtown | l'escale

Comfort Food

Comfort Foods and Where to Find Them

Meet the CT Ambassadors! CTvisit.com is proud to partner with some of the region's most popular bloggers for ideas, insights and inspiration from the people who are lucky enough to call Connecticut home, like Kevin Masse, @kemasse, who wrote this article.

Let’s face it, sometimes we just want food that makes us feel good. Food that provides sustenance and warmth and fuels us to keep going when the days are short and cold. Whether it’s pizza, meatloaf, chicken and waffles, or stuffed baked potatoes, what each of us calls ‘comfort food’ might be different, but they share a commonality, in that they literally comfort us when we need it most.  

I spend a lot of time dining out, and I’ve got a short list of spots I like to visit when my craving for comfort food strikes. Some will be familiar, others maybe less so, but each brings their A game and delivers some of the best ‘comfort food’ in the area.

Featuring: Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Bear's Smokehouse (New Haven) | Bear's Smokehouse (South Windsor) | Bear's Smokehouse (Windsor) | City of Hartford | House of Naan Indian Kitchen & Bar | J. Timothy's Taverne | Quaker Diner | Sayulita | Town of West Hartford

Dine Out While Stayin In

Ways to Dine Out While Staying In

During this trying time, many Connecticut restaurants that have shifted their offerings to accommodate safety – and have gone the extra mile to support the community and make in-home eating enjoyable.

Many restaurants in the state are now offering takeout or delivery, but we wanted to highlight a few that are offering particularly notable experiences. As the state’s situation quickly evolves, each restaurant’s offering may evolve just as quickly, so be sure to check with each spot before placing your order.

Featuring: Arethusa al tavolo | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Brewery Legitimus | Brignole Vineyards | Chamard Vineyards | Charter Oak Brewing Company | City Steam Brewery Cafe | City of Middletown | Connecticut Valley Brewing Company | Elicit Brewing Co. | Geronimo Bar & Grill | Half Full Brewery | Hog River Brewing Company | Kinsmen Brewing Company | Maugle Sierra Vineyards & Winery | Priam Vineyards | Sayulita | Terrain Garden Cafe | The White Hart | These Guys Brewing Company | Town of Essex | Town of Fairfield | Town of Manchester | Town of Middlefield | Town of Mystic | Town of Old Saybrook | Town of Ridgefield | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Two Roads Brewing Company | Urban Lodge Brewing | l'escale

Special & Safe: Thanksgiving 2020

Special & Safe: Thanksgiving 2020

'Tis the season to cherish what we're grateful for — even if it looks a little different this year. To keep your family and community safe, we recommend reviewing the state's holiday guidance and considering these low-risk celebration ideas . The holiday may be smaller and quieter in 2020, but we certainly can still make it memorable. We've gathered a few Thanksgiving ideas for you and your closest kin, so you can still make the day special!

From unique take-home feasts and dine-out dinners to farm fresh shopping, Christmas tree chopping and more, the Thanksgiving fun doesn’t just make your day great — it helps support beloved Connecticut businesses who have been hit hard by the pandemic. And when you do, you can even use our hashtag #SupportCTBusinesses to help keep our restaurants, attractions and hotels top of mind.

Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Allen Hill Farm | Angevine Farm | Avon Old Farms Hotel | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Bear's Smokehouse (New Haven) | Bear's Smokehouse (South Windsor) | Bear's Smokehouse (Windsor) | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Captain Daniel Packer Inne | Castle Hill Farm | City of Danbury | City of Hartford | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | City of Waterbury | Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard | David Burke Prime Steakhouse | Dzen Tree Farm | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Fairfield Museum & History Center | Fairview Tree Farm | Fire at the Ridge | Flora | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Griswold Inn | Hamilton Park | Hickory Ridge Tree Farm | Holmberg Orchards & Winery | Hopkins Inn | J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks | Judy's Bar + Kitchen | Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk at Riverfront | Maple Bank Farm | Maple Hollow Christmas Tree Farm | March Farm | Market Grille | Match | Max Amore | Max Downtown | Max a Mia Ristorante | Mill on the River | Miller Tree Farm | Millwright's Restaurant | Olde Mistick Village | On the Rocks Restaurant | Pequot Library | Silverman's Farm | Staehly Tree Farm & Winery | The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk | The Shops at Yale | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Waters Edge at Giovanni's | The Wharf Restaurant | Town of Branford | Town of Deep River | Town of Enfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of Manchester | Town of Morris | Town of Newington | Town of Newtown | Town of Stratford | Town of Washington | Town of Wethersfield | Town of Woodbury | Wall to Wall: The New London Mural Walk | Westbrook Outlets | Whittle's Willow Spring Farm | Winterberry Farm | l'escale

Safe, Merry & Bright: The Holiday Season in 2020

Safe, Merry & Bright: The Holiday Season in 2020

Walkin’ in a winter wonderland may look different this year, but we can still make the holiday season memorable. While the state’s holiday guidance calls for smaller or even virtual gatherings, Connecticut has many new and creative ways to keep your holiday spirits up.

Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Action Wildlife Foundation | Allen Hill Farm | Angevine Farm | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Bernard's + Sarah's Wine Bar | Black-Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar | Blue Back Square | Broken Arrow Nursery | Cafe on the Green | Castle Hill Farm | Cava Restaurant | Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree Farm | City of Bridgeport | City of Bristol | City of New London | City of Norwalk | City of Torrington | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Copper Beech Inn | Da Capo | Divine Treasures | Dzen Tree Farm | Essex Clipper Dinner Train | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Evergreen Acres Tree Farm | Fairview Tree Farm | Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Goodwin Park | Greiser's Coffee & Market | Griswold Inn | Hickory Ridge Tree Farm | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Jones Family Farms | La Trattoria | Madison Beach Hotel | Maple Hollow Christmas Tree Farm | Maple Row Farm | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Mill on the River | Miller Tree Farm | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mozzicato DePasquale Bakery & Pastry Shop | Mystic Seaport Museum | Olde Mistick Village | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | River - A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Sift Bake Shop | Ski Sundown | Staehly Tree Farm & Winery | Tavern at Graybarns | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Shops at Yale | The Whaler's Inn | Town of Avon | Town of Greenwich | Town of Hebron | Town of Sherman | Town of Southington | Town of Washington | Town of West Hartford | Town of Wilton | Town of Windsor | Toyota Oakdale Theatre | West Street Grill | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | Wickham Park | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center | Winterberry Farm | elm Restaurant

31 Things to Do in Central Connecticut this Winter

31 Things to Do in Central Connecticut this Winter

Temperatures are dropping, snow is falling — it’s winter in Connecticut. While the air is cooling down, seasonal fun is heating up — and you can be sure businesses are working hard to keep you safe. From active adventure and family fun to relaxation and romantic escapes, here’s your guide to the winter season in Central Connecticut.

Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Antiques on the Farmington | B&B at Bartlett Farm | BAR | Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar | Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum | Barnes Museum (c.1836) | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Beech Tree Cottages | Bella's Café | Broken Arrow Nursery | By The Sea Day Spa | Carbone's Kitchen | Cava Restaurant | Central Rock Gym | Chester Bulkley House B&B | City Climb Gym | City Gallery | City Steam Brewery Cafe | City of Hartford | City of Meriden | City of New Haven | Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library | Connecticut Science Center | Copper Beech Inn | Delamar Spa West Hartford | Dinosaur State Park | Dzen Tree Farm | East Rock Brewing Company | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Escape New Haven | Essex Clipper Dinner Train | Farmington Canal Linear Park | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Giuffrida Park | Griswold Inn | Guilford Art Center | Hill-Stead Museum | Hops on the Hill Brewery | Hurst Farm Country Store & Greenhouses | Hydeville Sugar Shack | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Joseph's Tree Farm | Kehler Liddell Gallery | Key to the Past Antique Center | La Luna Ristorante | Lake Cottage | Lessard Lanes Family Entertainment Center | Louis' Lunch | Lutz Children's Museum | Madison Beach Hotel | Middletown Roller Skating Rink | Miller Tree Farm | Millwright's Restaurant | Millwright's Restaurant | Mission Escape Games | Modern Apizza | Mount Southington Ski Area | New Britain Museum of American Art | New England Air Museum | New England Air Museum | New Haven Museum | No Worries Brewery | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Nomads Adventure Quest | On Track Karting | PEZ Visitor Center | Painting with a Twist | Penwood State Park | Pond House Cafe | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Prime Climb Mountain Fun | Rockland Preserve | Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center | Rose's Berry Farm | Sally's Apizza | Saoco Restaurant | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Sleeping Giant State Park | Soarin' Indoors | Stone Age Rock Gym | Stony Creek Brewery | Taste of New Haven Tours | The Antiques Depot | The Blake Hotel | The Children's Museum | The Place 2 Be | The Sculpture Mile | The Shops at Yale | The Vault Virtual Reality | Town of Avon | Town of Chester | Town of Essex | Town of Farmington | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Plainville | Town of West Hartford | Town of Wethersfield | Union League Café | Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of Connecticut | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Walker Loden (Madison) | Walker Loden (Madison) | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | West Rock Ridge State Park | Wharton Brook State Park | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center | Yale Center for British Art

34 Things to Do in Central Connecticut this Fall

34 Things to Do in Central Connecticut this Fall

When the air is crisp and vibrant foliage hues emerge, so do safe and fun fall activities. From active adventure and family fun to relaxation and romantic escapes, here’s your guide to the fall season in Central Connecticut.

Featuring: 5 Churches Brewing | Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford | BAR | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Bear's Smokehouse (New Haven) | Bear's Smokehouse (South Windsor) | Bear's Smokehouse (Windsor) | Belltown Hill Orchards | Berkshire Balloons | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Boardman House Inn | Book Trader Café | Bradley Mountain Farm | Bradley Mountain Farm | Branford River Paddlesports, Kayaks and Tours | Brignole Vineyards | Buttermilk Lane Farm | By The Sea Day Spa | Cedar Hill Cemetery | City Climb Gym | City Gallery | City of Milford | City of New Britain | City of New Haven | Claire's Corner Copia | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library | Copper Beech Inn | Corner Pug | Delamar Spa West Hartford | Divine Treasures | Drazen Orchards | Easy Pickin's Orchard | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Escape New Haven | Farmington Canal Linear Park | Flamig Farm | Flora | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Gallery on the Green | Geronimo Bar & Grill | Gillette Castle State Park | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Gouveia Vineyards | GrandView Camp Resort and Cottages | Griswold Inn Tap Room | Grove Street Cemetery | Guilford Art Center | Hey Day Antiques | Hickory Hill Orchards | Historic Wethersfield | Hops on the Hill Brewery | House of Naan Indian Kitchen & Bar | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | IT Adventure Ropes Course | J. Timothy's Taverne | Johnny Appleseed's Farm | Johnson's Duckpin Lanes | Karabin Farms | Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center | Kinsmen Brewing Company | Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale Restaurant (Westbrook) | Lyman Orchards | Maple View Farm | Maple View Farm | Mattabesett Blue Trail | McLean Game Refuge | Middletown Roller Skating Rink | Milford Historical Society | Millers Pond State Park | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | New England Cider Company | On Track Karting | Overshores Brewing Company | Penwood State Park | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | R.J. Julia Booksellers | Ray of Light Farm | Real Art Ways | Rhythm Brewing Company | Rockland Preserve | Rogers Orchards Shuttle Meadow Farm | Rose's Berry Farm | Sayulita | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Simsbury 1820 House | Smash Avenue | Soarin' Indoors | Stanley-Whitman House | Stowe's Seafood | Talcott Mountain State Park | Tap & vine | Ted's Montana Grill | The Children's Museum | The Chowder Pot of Hartford | The Pickin Patch at Woodford Farm | The Place 2 Be | The Wallingford Victorian Inn | Thimble Island Brewing Company | Three Girls Vegan Creamery | Town of Avon | Town of Chester | Town of Essex | Town of Farmington | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Hamden | Town of Hamden | Town of Manchester | Town of Old Saybrook | Town of Portland | Town of West Hartford | Traveler Restaurant | Treat Farm | Union League Café | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | West Rock Ridge State Park | Wickham Park | Wolf's Den Family Campground | Yale Center for British Art | Yankee Cider Barn at Staehly Farms


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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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Featuring: Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard | Connecticut Wine Trail | Copper Beech Inn | Delamar Southport | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | Fire at the Ridge | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Gozzi's Turkey Farm | Griswold Inn | Holmberg Orchards & Winery | Hopkins Inn | J House Greenwich | Madison Beach Hotel | Maple Bank Farm | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Mill on the River | Millwright's Restaurant | Mystic Seaport Museum | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Silverman's Farm | The Spa at Norwich Inn | Todd English's Tuscany | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | elm Restaurant

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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Featuring: Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Bull & Swine | Calf Pasture & Shady Beach | Chester's Barbecue | Chief | Clinton Town Beach | Compo Beach | Cross Sound Ferry | Custom House Maritime Museum | Downeast Lighthouse Cruises | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Esker Point Beach | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Harvey's Beach | Hoo Doo Brown Barbeque | Island Beach | Lady Katharine Cruises - Haddam | Lighthouse Point Park | Little Mark's Big BBQ | Moodus BBQ | Morse Beach | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic River Historical Society | New England Air Museum | New Haven Green | New London Historic Waterfront District | Niantic Bay Beach | Ocean Beach Park | Old Mill Beach | Project Oceanology | R/V "Spirit of the Sound" | Rocky Neck State Park | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Sherwood Island State Park | Silver Sands State Park | The Cookhouse | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Stand | Town of Fairfield | Town of Stonington | Town of Stratford | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Walrus + Carpenter | West Beach | When Pigs Fly Southern BBQ | White Sands Beach | Winvian Farm | duBois Beach

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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Featuring: 23.Sportcafe | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Chelsea Piers Connecticut | City Steam Brewery Cafe | East Side Restaurant | First and Last Tavern (Hartford) | Flight Fit N Fun | Hank's Dairy Bar | Hartford Yard Goats | Junior's | Mortensen Dairy Ice Cream Shops | New Britain Bees | Olympia Diner | Sea Unicorns | The Only Game in Town | These Guys Brewing Company | Vaughan's Public House

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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Featuring: 23.Sportcafe | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Chelsea Piers Connecticut | City Steam Brewery Cafe | City of Bridgeport | City of Bristol | City of New Haven | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Danbury Railway Museum | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | East Side Restaurant | EverWonder Children's Museum | First and Last Tavern (Hartford) | Flight Fit N Fun | Hank's Dairy Bar | Hartford Yard Goats | Hill-Stead Museum | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Junior's | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Manor House Inn | Mortensen Dairy Ice Cream Shops | New Britain Bees | Olympia Diner | R&B Sports World | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Sea Unicorns | Sonny's Place | SportsCenter of Connecticut | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Last Green Valley | The Only Game in Town | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | These Guys Brewing Company | Town of Enfield | Town of Essex | Town of Fairfield | Town of Southbury | Town of Tolland | Town of Vernon | Town of Windsor | Vaughan's Public House | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wadsworth Mansion

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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Featuring: Artisan Restaurant, Tavern & Garden | Avon Old Farms Hotel | B&B at Bartlett Farm | Barcelona Wine Bar | Bear Creek Campground at Lake Compounce | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Blue Venture Fishing Charters | Bluefin Sportfishing Charters | Bulls Bridge | Circle Hotel Fairfield | City of Stamford | Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard | Clarke Outdoors | Comstock Covered Bridge | Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum & Sanctuary | Connecticut Wine Trail | Copper Beech Inn | Deacon John Graves House (c.1685) | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Escape 101 | Escape New Haven | Essex Clipper Dinner Train | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Fairfield Museum & History Center | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | Fire at the Ridge | Flamig Farm | Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Gozzi's Turkey Farm | Griswold Inn | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Hammonasset Beach State Park Campground | Hidden Valley Preserve | Holmberg Orchards & Winery | Hopkins Inn | Hopkins Vineyard | Hotel Hi-Ho | Housatonic Anglers | Inn at Middletown | J House Greenwich | Keeler Tavern Museum (c.1713) | Kent Falls Brewing Company | Kent Falls State Park | Lake Mohegan | Lake Waramaug State Park | Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale Restaurant (Madison) | Lock Museum of America | Lucius Pond Ordway/Devil's Den Preserve | Macedonia Brook State Park | Main Street Antiques | Maple Bank Farm | Mashamoquet Brook State Park | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Mill on the River | Millwright's Restaurant | MindBreak Escape Rooms | Mystic Seaport Museum | Mystified Escape Rooms | Odetah Camping Resort | Penwood State Park | R.J. Julia Booksellers | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Rockland Preserve | Rosedale Farms & Vineyards | Roseland Cottage Museum | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Silverman's Farm | SoundWaters | Talcott Mountain State Park | Tavern at the Armory | Team vs Time - Premier Room Escape | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Simsbury Inn | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The White Hart | The Windemere B&B | Todd English's Tuscany | Town of Essex | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of Kent | Town of Litchfield | Town of Madison | Town of Manchester | Town of Washington | Town of Wethersfield | Tulmeadow Farm Store and Ice Cream Shop | Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route in Connecticut | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | West Cornwall Covered Bridge | elm Restaurant

Connecticut Building - Big E

Enjoy the Big E — without the fairgrounds!

Overview: This year’s Big E may be cancelled, but your Connecticut Building favorites are still on! We’ve created a brand-new Connecticut Building experience so you don’t have to be on the fairgrounds to savor the Big E’s best treats. 

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2020-09-11

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Featuring: American Clock & Watch Museum | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Bear's Smokehouse (New Haven) | Bear's Smokehouse (South Windsor) | Bear's Smokehouse (Windsor) | City of Bristol | City of New Haven | City of Torrington | Connecticut State Police Museum & Educational Center | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Florence Griswold Museum | Hartford Yard Goats | Mohegan Sun | Mystic Seaport Museum | New Britain Museum of American Art | PEZ Visitor Center | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | Sweet Wind Farm Sugarhouse & Farm Stand | Taylor Brooke Brewery | Taylor Brooke Winery | The Mark Twain House & Museum | Town of Avon | Town of Berlin | Town of Brookfield | Town of Ellington | Town of Enfield | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Hartland | Town of Lebanon | Town of North Haven | Town of South Windsor | Town of Tolland | Town of Woodbury

Special & Safe: Thanksgiving

Special & Safe: Thanksgiving

Overview: Thanksgiving may look a little different in this unusual year — but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the day special. To keep your family safe, the state’s holiday guidance recommends smaller gatherings and a few changes to the traditional experience. Luckily, Connecticut’s filled with ways to make this year’s Thanksgiving memorable.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2020-11-04

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Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Allen Hill Farm | Angevine Farm | Avon Old Farms Hotel | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Bear's Smokehouse (New Haven) | Bear's Smokehouse (South Windsor) | Bear's Smokehouse (Windsor) | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Cafe on the Green | Captain Daniel Packer Inne | Castle Hill Farm | Cava Restaurant | City of Bristol | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | City of Waterbury | Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard | Connecticut Trolley Museum | David Burke Prime Steakhouse | Dzen Tree Farm | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Fairview Tree Farm | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | Figaro Restaurant | Fire at the Ridge | Flora | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Griswold Inn | Hamilton Park | Hickory Ridge Tree Farm | Holmberg Orchards & Winery | Hopkins Inn | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks | Judy's Bar + Kitchen | Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk at Riverfront | Maple Bank Farm | Maple Hollow Christmas Tree Farm | March Farm | Market Grille | Match | Mill on the River | Miller Tree Farm | Millwright's Restaurant | Mystic Aquarium | Olde Mistick Village | Silverman's Farm | Staehly Tree Farm & Winery | Stone Row Kitchen + Bar | The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk | The Shops at Yale | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Waters Edge at Giovanni's | The Wharf Restaurant | Town of Branford | Town of Deep River | Town of East Haddam | Town of Greenwich | Town of Manchester | Town of Morris | Town of Newington | Town of Newtown | Town of Wethersfield | Town of Windsor | Town of Woodbury | Visit Collinsville | Wall to Wall: The New London Mural Walk | Westbrook Outlets | Whittle's Willow Spring Farm | Winterberry Farm | l'escale

Safe and Bright Holiday Season

Safe and Bright Holiday Season

Overview: The holidays may look different this year, but we can still enjoy Connecticut’s winter wonderland—safely, of course. While the state’s holiday guidance calls for smaller or even virtual gatherings, Connecticut has many ways to enjoy the season. From drive-through lights and socially distant Santa visits to tasty feasts and wintry thrills, here’s your guide to safely celebrating the holidays in 2020.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2020-12-11

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Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Action Wildlife Foundation | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Allen Hill Farm | Angevine Farm | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Bernard's + Sarah's Wine Bar | Black Hog Brewing Company | Black-Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar | Blue Back Square | Bridgewater Chocolate Factory & Factory Store - Brookfield | Broken Arrow Nursery | Cafe on the Green | Castle Hill Farm | Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree Farm | City of Bridgeport | City of Bristol | City of New London | City of Norwalk | City of Torrington | City of Waterbury | Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Copper Beech Inn | Divine Treasures | Dzen Tree Farm | Essex Clipper Dinner Train | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Evergreen Acres Tree Farm | Fairview Tree Farm | Fascia's Chocolates | Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Goodwin Park | Griswold Inn | Hickory Ridge Tree Farm | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Jones Family Farms | Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts | Lighthouse Point Park | Madison Beach Hotel | Maple Hollow Christmas Tree Farm | Maple Row Farm | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Mill on the River | Miller Tree Farm | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mozzicato DePasquale Bakery & Pastry Shop | Munson's Chocolates | Mystic Knotwork | Mystic Seaport Museum | Mystic Seaport Museum | New England Air Museum | Niantic Children's Museum | Old Saybrook Antiques Center | Olde Mistick Village | On Track Karting | Oyster Club | PEZ Visitor Center | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | River - A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar | RiverQuest | Saybrook Home | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Shubert Theatre | Sift Bake Shop | Ski Sundown | Skydive Danielson | SportsCenter of Connecticut | Staehly Tree Farm & Winery | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | Taste of New Haven Tours | Tavern at Graybarns | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts | The Dutch Epicure Shop | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk | The Shops at Farmington Valley | The Shops at Somerset Square | The Shops at Yale | The Spa at Litchfield Hills | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Whaler's Inn | Thompson Chocolate | Town of East Hampton | Town of Greenwich | Town of Hebron | Town of Litchfield | Town of Manchester | Town of Mystic | Town of New Canaan | Town of Old Saybrook | Town of Sherman | Town of Southington | Town of Washington | Town of West Hartford | Town of Wilton | Town of Woodbury | Toyota Oakdale Theatre | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | West Street Grill | Westbrook Outlets | White Memorial Foundation | Willoughby's Coffee and Tea | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center | Winterberry Farm | elm Restaurant


Recent Press

How to have an awesome spring break right here in New England

Boston.com

Online article from Boston.com highlighting things to do in and around Hartford, Connecticut.

Published Date: 2018-04-06

Featuring: Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Connecticut Science Center | Dinosaur State Park | Flamig Farm | Marriott Hartford Downtown | New England Air Museum | Salute Restaurant | The Mark Twain House & Museum

A real spring break for families

The Boston Globe

A print and online article from The Boston Globe featuring things to do in and around Hartford, Connecticut.

Published Date: 2018-04-08

Featuring: Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Connecticut Science Center | Dinosaur State Park | Flamig Farm | Marriott Hartford Downtown | New England Air Museum | Salute Restaurant | The Mark Twain House & Museum

Tell Me Something Good: Travelers Championship

WRCH Lite 100.5

Weekly Radio and online spot highlighting things to do in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2018-06-19

Featuring: Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Copper Creek Mini Golf at Nature's Art Village | Matterhorn Mini Golf | Saybrook Point Miniature Golf | Town of Cromwell

Chowdafest, New Haven apizza to faithfully represent CT at the Big E

Connecticut Post

Online article highlighting Connecticut businesses featured in the Connecticut Building at the Big E.

Published Date: 2019-09-04

Featuring: Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Connecticut Wine Trail | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hartford Yard Goats | Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale Restaurant (Westbrook) | Mohegan Sun | Noujaim's Bistro | PEZ Visitor Center | Randy's Wooster Street Pizza | Town of Westport

The Fort and Bear's Barbecue

The Reminder

Online article highlighting the "best sandwich".

Published Date: 2019-09-25

Featuring: Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford)

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: Phase 1 Reopening Part II

WRCH-FM

Weekly radio and online spot highlighting things to do and see in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2020-05-26

Featuring: Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Max's Oyster Bar | Mystic Aquarium

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: Thanksgiving prep

WRCH-FM

Weekly radio and online spot highlighting things to do and see in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2020-11-10

Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Flora | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Silverman's Farm | Spa at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina

CT restaurants offering free drinks for vaccinated residents

Connecticut Post, Fairfield Citizen, Milford Mirror, Post-Cronicle, Stamford Advocate, The Darien Times, The Greater New Milford Spectrum, The Register Citizen, Trumbull Times, Westport News, Wilton Bulletin, MSN.com, The Hour

Online article that highlights the Drinks on Us campaign.

Published Date: 2021-04-26

Featuring: Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Bear's Smokehouse (New Haven) | Bear's Smokehouse (South Windsor) | Bear's Smokehouse (Windsor) | City of Stamford | Match | Match Burger Lobster | Town of Westport | Wood-n-Tap

Vaccinated? Have a drink on these CT restaurants

Fairfield Citizen

Online article highlighting the Drinks on Us campaign.

Published Date: 2021-04-26

Featuring: Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | City of Stamford | Engine Room | Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant | Grass & Bone | Nana's Bakery & Pizza | Oyster Club | Que Whiskey Kitchen | The Place 2 Be | Town of Westport | Union League Café | Wood-n-Tap

CT restaurants offer free drinks to COVID-19-vaccinated customers

Hartford Business Journal

Online article highlighting the Drinks on Us campaign.

Published Date: 2021-04-27

Featuring: Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | City of Stamford | Engine Room | Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant | Grass & Bone | Match | Match Burger Lobster | Millwright's Restaurant | Nana's Bakery & Pizza | Oyster Club | Que Whiskey Kitchen | The Place 2 Be | Town of Westport | Union League Café | Wood-n-Tap (Hartford)

Get Free Drinks At These Conn. Restaurants, Bars With Proof Of Vaccination

New Radio 810 & 103.1 WGY

Online article highlighting the Drinks on Us campaign.

Published Date: 2021-04-27

Featuring: Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Buffalo Wild Wings - Milford | Buffalo Wild Wings - North Haven | City of Bridgeport | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Elmer's Diner | Engine Room | Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant | Geronimo Bar & Grill | Hot Rod Cafe | Jimmy's Pizzeria & Restaurant | Little Pub Fairfield | Little Pub Greenwich | Little Pub Ridgefield | Match | Match Burger Lobster | Mia's Prime Time Cafe | Millwright's Restaurant | Noah's Restaurant | Oyster Club | Partners Café | Pie Hops | Que Whiskey Kitchen | The Place 2 Be | Town of Bethel | Town of East Lyme | Town of Fairfield | Town of Newtown | Town of Westport | Wood-n-Tap

Many Connecticut Restaurants to Give Free Drinks With Proof of Vaccination

KICKS 105.5 Danbury Country Radio

Online article highlighting the Drinks on Us campaign.

Published Date: 2021-04-27

Featuring: Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | City of Stamford | Engine Room | Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant | Grass & Bone | Match | Match Burger Lobster | Millwright's Restaurant | Nana's Bakery & Pizza | Oyster Club | Que Whiskey Kitchen | The Place 2 Be | Town of Westport | Union League Café | Wood-n-Tap

Vaccinated? Have a drink on these CT restaurants

Connecticut Post, Darien News, Shelton Herald, Greater New Milford Spectrum, Trumbull Times, Westport Minuteman, Wilton Bulletin, Milford Mirror, The Darien Times

Online article highlighting the Drinks on Us campaign,

Published Date: 2021-04-27

Featuring: Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | City of Stamford | Engine Room | Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant | Grass & Bone | Match | Match Burger Lobster | Millwright's Restaurant | Nana's Bakery & Pizza | Oyster Club | Que Whiskey Kitchen | The Place 2 Be | Town of Westport | Union League Café | Wood-n-Tap

CT restaurants offering free drinks for vaccinated residents

CT Insider, Shelton Herold

Online article highlighting the Drinks on Us campaign.

Published Date: 2021-04-28

Featuring: Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | City of Stamford | Match Burger Lobster | Town of Westport | Wood-n-Tap

Get Free Drinks At These Conn. Restaurants, Bars With Proof Of Vaccination

105.1 The Wolf, 1290 WJNO, 96.3 KHEY Country, 97.1 ZHT, business991.iheart.com, CHANNEL 999, KFI AM 640, MIX 107.7, New Radio 1110 KFAB, New Radio 1170 WWVA, New Talk 99.5 WRNO, On With Mario, Power Talk 1360, The Boxer Show, WTAG, WSRW.com

Online article highlighting the Drinks on Us campaign.

Published Date: 2021-04-28

Featuring: Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Buffalo Wild Wings - Milford | Buffalo Wild Wings - Milford | Buffalo Wild Wings - North Haven | Buffalo Wild Wings - North Haven | Camacho Garage | City of Bridgeport | City of Groton | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Elmer's Diner | Engine Room | Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant | Geronimo Bar & Grill | Geronimo Bar & Grill | Hot Rod Cafe | Jimmy's Pizzeria & Restaurant | Little Pub Fairfield | Little Pub Greenwich | Little Pub Ridgefield | Little Pub Wilton | Match | Match Burger Lobster | Mia's Prime Time Cafe | Millwright's Restaurant | Noah's Restaurant | Oyster Club | Partners Café | Pie Hops | Pig Rig BBQ | Que Whiskey Kitchen | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Tap & vine | The Mariner | The Place 2 Be | Town of Bethel | Town of Derby | Town of East Lyme | Town of Fairfield | Town of Naugatuck | Town of Newtown | Town of North Haven | Town of Southbury | Town of Wallingford | Town of Westport | Union League Café | Wood-n-Tap