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Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum

Take Your Time, Connecticut — Play Tourist in Your Own Backyard!

Research shows that 7.2 million vacation days go unused in Connecticut every year. Now, with a new nationwide study touting the health benefits of taking more of your hard-earned Paid Time Off (PTO) days, we’ve got a few suggestions on how you can “take your time” — while playing tourist right here at home. 

Featuring: American Museum of Tort Law | Antiques on the Farmington | Argia Mystic Cruises | Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry | Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library | Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden | Book Barn | Boothe Memorial Park & Museum | Breck Marshall at Mystic Seaport | Bruce Museum | Butler-McCook House & Garden | Cathedral Pines Farm | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Cross Sound Ferry Lighthouse Cruise | Custom House Maritime Museum | Deacon John Graves House (c.1685) | Dinosaur State Park | Florence Griswold Museum | G Spa at Foxwoods | General David Humphreys House (c.1698) | Gillette Castle State Park | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Greenwich Historical Society | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Hempsted Houses | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Hill-Stead Museum | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Hollister House Garden | Kent Falls State Park | Leffingwell House Museum | Lighthouse Point Park | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Lyme Art Association | Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mystic Seaport Museum | Mystic Whaler Cruises | Nathan Hale Homestead (1776) | New Britain Museum of American Art | New England Science & Sailing | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Ogden House & Gardens | Osborne Homestead Museum | Paddle Mystic-Mystic River Adventure Company | Phelps-Hatheway House (1761) | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Project Oceanology | Quinebaug River Trail | Roseland Cottage Museum | S&P Oyster Co. | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Schooner Brilliant at Mystic Seaport | Sea Mist Thimble Island Cruise, LLC | Ski Sundown | Sleeping Giant State Park | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Glass House | The Glass House | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Vanilla Bean Café | Town of Essex | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | Westbrook Outlets | White Flower Farm | White Memorial Foundation | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center | Winvian Farm | Yale Center for British Art

Connecticut Summer Bucket List

Instagrammable Connecticut: Connecticut Bucket List

We’ve teamed up with FOX61News this summer to find out what’s on everyone’s Connecticut bucket list. We then asked viewers to share their bucket list experiences by including #CTBucketList in their photos. We’re delighted to see all the destinations that Connecticut residents have been crossing off this summer. Here are a few #CTBucketList photos to provide inspiration for your own Connecticut bucket list.

Featuring: Book Barn | Brewport | Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream | City of West Haven | Devil's Hopyard State Park | Gillette Castle State Park | Grace Farms | Lavender Pond Farm | Lighthouse Point Park | Red 36 | Town of West Hartford

Barker

Have you Discovered Connecticut’s Hidden Gems?

Most people know Connecticut’s most visited landmarks and attractions, like Mystic Aquarium and the Mark Twain House. So, we asked Facebook users to suggest a few of the state's “hidden gems,” and we were thrilled with the response! Maybe you’ve heard of some of these but never visited. Or maybe you haven’t. Either way, it’s a great list of places where you might just find a few surprises worth discovering for yourself.

Featuring: American Museum of Tort Law | Antiques on the Farmington | Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum | Book Barn | Boothe Memorial Park & Museum | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Lighthouse Point Park | Town of Canton

Hammonasset Beach

6 Connecticut Beach Getaways

Albert Turner walked the entire Connecticut shoreline in 1914. His mission, as the first State Parks employee, was to identify Connecticut’s best spots for coastal recreation. You probably don’t have time to hunt that hard for beach-day bliss. So, this guide to saltwater adventures on Long Island Sound will help you choose the sandy expanse that’s right for you.

Featuring: Black Duck Cafe | Book Barn | Captain Scott's Lobster Dock | Chamard Vineyards | Connecticut Children's Museum | Downeast Lighthouse Cruises | Fort Trumbull State Park | Gilbertie's Herb Gardens | Gumdrops & Lollipops Candy Shoppe | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Harvey's Beach | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Jacob's Beach | Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center | Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale Restaurant (Madison) | Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts | Meigs Point Nature Center | Ocean Beach Park | Rocky Glen State Park | Rolnick Observatory | Sherwood Island State Park | Shoreline Segway | Spa at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | The Sculpture Mile

Saybrook Point Inn Water Dock

Great Drives Along the Connecticut Coast

Everyone knows that busy I-95 and U.S. Route 1 follow the Connecticut shoreline from Greenwich east out to Stonington, but there are a lot of lesser known routes that’ll give you the flavor of the coast and sometimes take you right down to the water. Here are several recommendations to get you started.

Featuring: B&B at Bartlett Farm | Book Barn | Central Regional Tourism District - River Valley/Greater Hartford | Eugene O'Neill Theater Center | Harkness Memorial State Park | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Lenny's Indian Head | Lighthouse Point Park | Ocean Beach Park | Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood | Rocky Neck State Park | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Sea Mist Thimble Island Cruise, LLC | Tarry Lodge - Westport | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Westport Inn | Town of Old Saybrook

Griswold Inn, Essex

Romantic Winter Retreats in Connecticut

When the weather cools down, romance heats up in Connecticut’s hotels, inns and B&Bs. Whether getting cozy by the fire or enjoying a wintry hike in the woods, we’ve got so many ways to help you make the most of the season together.  Here are just a few of the destinations where you’ll find lodgings, activities and attractions to help you set the mood. Planning a romantic escape to Connecticut? You'll always find great ideas and getaways here.

Featuring: 116 Crown | Book Barn | Bruce Museum | Carlson's Landing | Connecticut River Artisans | Connecticut River Museum | Essex Art Association Gallery | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant | Florence Griswold Museum | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Greenwich Point Park | Griswold Inn | Gumdrops & Lollipops Candy Shoppe | Homestead Inn | Hopkins Vineyard | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Kehler Liddell Gallery | La Belle Aurore | Macedonia Brook State Park | Manor House Inn | Meli-Melo | Old Lyme Inn | R.J. Julia Booksellers | RiverQuest | Rocky Neck State Park | Rolling River Antiques | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Soleil & Suns Bakery | Taste of New Haven Tours | Taylor Brooke Winery | The Company Store Antiques | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | l'escale

Photo Credit: New York Times best selling suthor, Luanne Rice

Cat Lovers' Connecticut

Traveling with dogs is a huge trend. But why should Fido get all the attention? What about those who want to travel with or otherwise celebrate cats during a getaway? Come to Connecticut! The state has perfect places for anyone traveling with Felix. Or, if Fluffy stays home, you can still get your feline fix at one of these great cat-celebrating attractions.

Featuring: Abbey's Lantern Hill Inn | Book Barn | City of Middletown | City of New Haven | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Green Acres B&B | Harbour Inne & Cottage | Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum | Mew Haven Cat Cafe | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Shubert Theatre | Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa | The Farmington Inn | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Study at Yale | Torrington History Museum | Town of Branford | Town of Cheshire | Town of East Haddam | Town of East Hartford | Town of Griswold | Town of Monroe | Town of Naugatuck | Town of New Milford | Town of Newington | Town of Waterford | Town of Westport | Town of Windsor | Town of Woodstock

Spring Break Fun in Mystic Country

Spring Break Fun in Mystic Country

Spring break season is upon us once again. Thankfully this year is looking a bit better than last, and there are plenty of nearby options for enjoying some spring weather, entertaining the kiddos, and even sneaking in some fun for the grownups too. Let’s hit the road and have some fun this month, shall we?

Featuring: Book Barn | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Gumdrops & Lollipops Candy Shoppe | Monza World Class Karting at Foxwoods | Mystic Seaport Museum | Niantic Children's Museum | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Last Green Valley


Email Marketing

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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Featuring: 116 Crown | A Yankee Balloon | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Adventure Rooms | Aer Blarney Balloons, LLC | Berkshire Balloons | Black Rock Antiques Center | Black Seal Seafood Grille | Book Barn | Bridgeport Sound Tigers | Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park | Bruce Museum | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Wine Trail | Discovery Depot at Nature's Art Village | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Escape 101 | Escape New Haven | Essex Art Association Gallery | Fields of Fire Adventure Park | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | Florence Griswold Museum | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Griswold Inn | Guided Flyfishing Trips-Housatonic River Outfitters | Gumdrops & Lollipops Candy Shoppe | Homestead Inn | Hopkins Vineyard | Hunt Hill Farm Trust | Infinity Music Hall & Bistro (Norfolk) | Infinity Music Hall (Hartford) | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Jones Family Farms | Kent Falls State Park | La Belle Aurore | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Meli-Melo | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mohegan Sun | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mountain Meadow Outfitters and Charters | Mrs. Bridges' Pantry | Mystic Aquarium | Mystified Escape Rooms | New Britain Museum of American Art | New England Air Museum | Nomads Outdoor Adventure | Old Lyme Inn | Panic Room | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | R.J. Julia Booksellers | RPM Raceway Stamford | RiverQuest | Rock Hall Luxe Lodging | Rocky Neck State Park | Rolling River Antiques | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Shoreline Segway | Shoreline Segway | Ski Sundown | Skydive Danielson | Taylor Brooke Winery | Team vs Time - Premier Room Escape | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Company Store Antiques | The Connecticut Beer Trail | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Mark Twain House & Museum | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wheeling City Tours, LLC | Yale Center for British Art | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History | Yale University Art Gallery

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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Featuring: 85 Main | Abbott's Lobster in the Rough | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Antiques Marketplace | Antiques on the Farmington | B&B at Bartlett Farm | Book Barn | Branford River Paddlesports, Kayaks and Tours | Bricco Trattoria | Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park | Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream | By The Sea Day Spa | Captain Scott's Lobster Dock | City of Danbury | City of Milford | City of Stamford | Clam Castle | Club Getaway | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Crown & Hammer Restaurant & Pub | David Burke Prime Steakhouse | Deary Brothers/Mikes Stand | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Eugene O'Neill Theater Center | Flamig Farm | Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant | Harkness Memorial State Park | Harry's Place | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Homestead Inn | Housatonic River Brewing | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Indian Well State Park | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Johnny Ad's | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lenny's Indian Head | Lighthouse Point Park | Lobster Landing | Lobster Shack | LobsterCraft | Lovers Leap State Park | Lyman Orchards | Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace | Mansion at Bald Hill | Max's Oyster Bar | Millwright's Restaurant | Nomads Outdoor Adventure | Ocean Beach Park | Odetah Camping Resort | Old Furnace State Park | Old Riverton Inn | Plan B Burger Bar (Simsbury) | Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood | River - A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar | RiverQuest | Rocky Neck State Park | Rory's Restaurant | S&P Oyster Co. | Salt Cave of Darien | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Sea Mist Thimble Island Cruise, LLC | Shenipsit State Forest | Simsbury Free Bike | Sleeping Giant State Park | Stanton House Inn | Stone Row Kitchen + Bar | Stony Creek Brewery | Talcott Mountain State Park | Tarry Lodge - Westport | Tarrywile Park & Mansion | The Blue Oar | The Chowder Pot of Hartford | The Lazy Lobster Restaurant | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Place | The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk | The Westport Inn | Thimble Island Brewing Company | Town of Barkhamsted | Town of Branford | Town of Canton | Town of Darien | Town of East Hartford | Town of Falls Village (Canaan) | Town of Guilford | Town of Kent | Town of Manchester | Town of Monroe | Town of Naugatuck | Town of New Hartford | Town of New Milford | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Old Saybrook | Town of Putnam | Town of Salisbury | Town of Simsbury | Town of Washington | Uncas Leap | Wadsworth Falls State Park | West Rock Ridge State Park | Westbrook Lobster Restaurant & Bar - Clinton | Westbrook Lobster Restaurant & Bar - Wallingford | Winvian Farm | Wood-n-Tap (Farmington)

Safely Enjoy January

Safely Enjoy January

Overview: Finally, the moment we've all been waiting for: a brand new year! Looking for fresh ways to enjoy January 2021? Connecticut businesses are working diligently to prioritize safety, so you can focus on fun. From  snowshoeing and axe throwing to paint bars and private dinner-and-a-show experiences, here's your guide to find safe, new adventures in Connecticut this month.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2021-01-06

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Featuring: 116 Crown | Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Adventure Rooms | Axe It | Bantam Lake | Blackstones Grille | Blue Ox Axe Throwing - Bridgeport | Book Barn | Bruce Museum | Carlson's Landing | Chelsea Piers Connecticut | City Climb Gym | City of Norwalk | City of Waterbury | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut River Artisans | Connecticut River Museum | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Escape New Haven | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant | Florence Griswold Museum | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Gay City State Park | Golf Lounge 18 - Orange | Griswold Inn | Guided Flyfishing Trips-Housatonic River Outfitters | Gumdrops & Lollipops Candy Shoppe | High Rollers Luxury Lanes & Lounge | Homestead Inn | Hopkins Vineyard | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | International Skating Center of Connecticut | James L. Goodwin State Forest | Jumpz Trampoline Sports | Kehler Liddell Gallery | La Belle Aurore | Lake Waramaug State Park | Lessard Lanes Family Entertainment Center | Lyman Allyn Art Museum | Macedonia Brook State Park | Manor House Inn | Meadowbrook Estate and Mansion | Meli-Melo | Middletown Roller Skating Rink | Mind Factory Escape Games | Mission Escape Games | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mohawk State Forest | Mohegan Sun | Monster Mini Golf | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | Monza World Class Karting at Foxwoods | Mount Southington Ski Area | Muse Paintbar (Glastonbury) | Muse Paintbar (Norwalk) | Muse Paintbar (West Hartford) | Mystic Aquarium | Mystified Escape Rooms | Nomads Adventure Quest | Oak & Almond | Oden's Keep Axe House | Old Lyme Inn | On Track Karting | On Track Karting | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Prime Climb Mountain Fun | Pursue the Clues | R.J. Julia Booksellers | RPM Raceway Stamford | RiverQuest | Rock Climb Fairfield | Rocky Neck State Park | Rolling River Antiques | Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Ski Sundown | Sky Zone - Norwalk | Soarin' Indoors | Soleil & Suns Bakery | Sonny's Place | SportsCenter of Connecticut | Stone Age Rock Gym | Stumpy's Hatchet House | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | Tactical Airsoft LLC | Taste of New Haven Tours | Taylor Brooke Winery | The Company Store Antiques | The Goodwin Hotel | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Vault Virtual Reality | Thrillz High Flying Adventure Park | Town of Bethany | Town of Chester | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Guilford | Town of New Milford | Town of Salisbury | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Weir Farm National Historic Site | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | White Memorial Foundation | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center | Xperiment Virtual Reality | Yale Center for British Art | l'escale


Recent Press

The Top Connecticut Winter Getaways

AAA Northeast

Online article highlighting Connecticut Winter Getaways.

Published Date: 2018-12-04

Featuring: 30 Mile Brewing Company | Book Barn | Fort Saybrook Monument Park | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | General William Hart House (c.1767) | Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | Olde Mistick Village | Samuel Smith Farmstead | Thomas Lee House & Little Boston School | Town of East Lyme | Town of Mystic | Town of Old Saybrook

The Top Connecticut Winter Getaways

AAA Northeast

Online article highlighting places to visit in Connecticut this winter.

Published Date: 2020-01-06

Featuring: 30 Mile Brewing Company | Book Barn | Fort Saybrook Monument Park | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | General William Hart House (c.1767) | Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center | Little Boston School House | Mystic Seaport Museum | Olde Mistick Village | Samuel Smith Farmstead | Thomas Lee House & Little Boston School | Town of East Lyme | Town of Mystic | Town of Old Saybrook