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Connecticut boasts more than 40 wineries and vineyards, each offering unique experiences and incredible views. From seasonal varieties to exciting events, experience Connecticut’s wine country and capture a few fun pictures for your feed.
Featuring: Brignole Vineyards | Chamard Vineyards | Connecticut Wine Trail | Gouveia Vineyards | Hopkins Vineyard | Jones Family Farms | Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery | Sharpe Hill Vineyard
You’ve heard of wine pairings. Well, in Connecticut, we’ve got a few leaf “pairings” for you— tips on experiencing the dramatic and diverse foliage of a Connecticut fall, while enjoying a few great autumn activities. For the best viewing times, use our Foliage Finder to see when color is expected throughout the state.
Featuring: Chamard Vineyards | Connecticut Wine Trail | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Gillette Castle State Park | Haley Farm State Park | Indian Well State Park | Kent Falls State Park | Lake Waramaug State Park | Mansion at Bald Hill | Taste of New Haven Tours | The Glass House | Town of East Haddam | Town of Essex | Town of New Canaan | Uncas Leap | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | White Memorial Foundation | Yale Bowl | Yale University Art Gallery
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 | Brignole Vineyards | Chamard Vineyards | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Audubon Society Deer Pond Farm | Connecticut College Arboretum | Connecticut Wine Trail | Earthplace, The Nature Discovery & Environmental Learning Center | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Flamig Farm | Gillette Castle State Park | Hill-Stead Museum | Housatonic Anglers | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Lavender Pond Farm | McLean Game Refuge | Middlebank II | Mine Hill Preserve/Roxbury Land Trust | Mountain Meadow Outfitters and Charters | Mystic Aquarium | Rum Runner | Scoot & Paddle | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Taylor Brooke Winery | Town of Fairfield | University of Connecticut Animal Barns Self-Guided Tours | Westmoor Park
Coming up with a date idea is no easy feat – whether you’re planning a first date, third date, a big anniversary or something special for that special someone. To ease the stress, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite Connecticut date spots, broken down by what kind of date you’re planning.
Featuring: Black-Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar | Chamard Vineyards | City Steam Brewery Cafe | Firebox Restaurant | Firehouse 12 | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Gouveia Vineyards | Griswold Inn | Little Barn | Maugle Sierra Vineyards & Winery | Miranda Vineyard | Miya's Sushi | Mohegan Sun | Old Riverton Inn | Stanton House Inn | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | Willimantic Brewing Company
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 | Sanno Spa at Saybrook Point Inn | Sherwood Island State Park | Shoreline Segway | The Sculpture Mile | Westport Bike Rentals
Once you’ve found “the one,” now it’s time to find the one perfect spot to celebrate. From engagement spots to bachelorette party locations to wedding venues that also welcome overnight guests (and offer local recommendations to keep them entertained), Connecticut has destinations that will make a memorable day for you, your wedding party and even your Instagram followers. Check out a few of our favorites here.
Featuring: BAR | Black-Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar | Chamard Vineyards | Cue & Brew | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Gillette Castle State Park | Haight-Brown Vineyard | Hill-Stead Museum | Hopkins Vineyard | Inn at Mystic | Interlaken Inn, Resort & Conference Center | Jonathan Edwards Winery | Lady Katharine Cruises - Haddam | Lighthouse Point Park | Madison Beach Hotel | Mohegan Sun | Mystic Aquarium | Ocean Beach Park | Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge | Onyx Spirits Company LLC | Saybrook Point Inn Marina & Spa | Sheffield Island Lighthouse Ferry Cruise | Spa at Delamar Southport | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Spot | West Cornwall Covered Bridge | White Memorial Foundation | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
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.
Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Belknap Preserve | Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Brignole Vineyards | Buttermilk Lane Farm | Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream | Chamard Vineyards | City of Bridgeport | City of New Britain | City of New Haven | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Audubon Society Deer Pond Farm | Connecticut College Arboretum | Connecticut Wine Trail | Cricket Hill Garden | Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Delamar Southport | Denison Homestead Museum - Pequotsepos Manor (1717) | Earthplace, The Nature Discovery & Environmental Learning Center | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Flamig Farm | Florence Griswold Museum | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | G Spa at Foxwoods | Gilbertie's Herb Gardens | Gillette Castle State Park | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Harkness Memorial State Park | Hill-Stead Museum | Hollister House Garden | Housatonic Anglers | Housatonic Museum of Art | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Lavender Pond Farm | Little Pub Fairfield | Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun | Mayflower Inn & Spa | McLean Game Refuge | Meigs Point Nature Center | Middlebank II | Mine Hill Preserve/Roxbury Land Trust | Mountain Meadow Outfitters and Charters | Mystic Aquarium | Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge | Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale | Osborne Homestead Museum | Palmer Arboretum | Roseland Cottage Museum | Rum Runner | Saybrook Point Inn Marina & Spa | Scoot & Paddle | Seaside Park | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Taylor Brooke Winery | The Spa at Norwich Inn | Town of Fairfield | Town of New Canaan | Town of Ridgefield | University of Connecticut Animal Barns Self-Guided Tours | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | Weir Farm National Historic Site | Westmoor Park | White Flower Farm | Wickham Park | Winvian Farm | Yale Marsh Botanical Garden
Online article highlighting the culinary scene in Connecticut.
Published Date: 2018-08-14
Featuring: Arethusa al tavolo | Blackie's Hot Dogs | Captain Scott's Lobster Dock | Chamard Vineyards | Connecticut Wine Trail | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Gouveia Vineyards | Jones Family Farms | Mecha Noodle Bar | Miya's Sushi | Modern Apizza | New England Brewing Company | New England Cider Company | Oyster Club | Red 36 | Sally's Apizza | Spoke + Spy Ciderworks | Stony Creek Brewery | The Connecticut Beer Trail | Town of Fairfield | Town of Mystic | Town of Westport | Two Roads Brewing Company
Online article highlighting a 100 mile road trip that goes through New Haven and Stonington.
Published Date: 2018-09-07
Featuring: Chamard Vineyards | City of New Haven | Connecticut Wine Trail (ctwine.com) | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Mystic Pizza | Saltwater Farm Vineyard | Sift Bake Shop | Stony Creek Brewery | Thimble Island Brewing Company