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From 10,000 seat arenas to elegantly appointed concert halls to rocking bars and cozy clubs, Connecticut offers a venue that’s perfect for every live music lover. Rock concerts, symphony performances, jazz acts and indie bands all find a home here.
Featuring: Arch Street Tavern | Black-Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar | Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center | City of Bridgeport | College Street Music Hall | Fairfield Theatre Company | Firehouse 12 | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Garde Arts Center | Hard Rock Cafe at Foxwoods | Infinity Music Hall (Hartford) | Ives Concert Park | Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts | Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center | Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts | Mohegan Sun | Music Mountain | Norwalk Concert Hall | Old Lyme Inn | Palace Theatre | Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center | The Bijou Theatre | The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts | The Webster | Toad's Place | Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre | Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun | Woolsey Hall | XL Center | Xfinity Theatre
With so many St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and festivities around the state this March, it’s easy to be green! Join in the fun and take part in Celtic traditions throughout Connecticut. There are parades, Celtic music, food and events, and plenty of good Irish cheer for all!
Featuring: City of Bridgeport | City of Hartford | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of New London | City of Norwich | City of Stamford | Connecticut Irish-American Heritage Trail | Garde Arts Center | H.C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center | Ireland's Great Hunger Museum | Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts | New Britain Museum of American Art | Stony Creek Brewery | Town of East Lyme | Town of Essex | Town of Greenwich | Town of Mystic | Town of Putnam | Town of Southington
Connecticut has always been a favorite location for filmmakers, in fact, quite a few Academy Award-nominated productions have filmed here. The variety and diversity of locations available, coupled with a helpful Film Office, makes the state ideal for television, film and digital shoots. It was difficult to narrow down the list, but here are some of the more well-known movies you may recognize—and the Connecticut towns that played a role.
Featuring: City of Bridgeport | City of Norwalk | City of Shelton | City of Stamford | City of Waterbury | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Mohegan Sun | Mystic Pizza | Mystic Seaport Museum | Town of Beacon Falls | Town of Bethel | Town of Darien | Town of Farmington | Town of Greenwich | Town of New Canaan | Town of Redding | Town of Trumbull | Yale University Visitor Center
Spring is in the air! Celebrate springtime and the warmer weather with a visit to one of the state’s many seasonal festivals and events this April and May. Gather the family and friends for a joyous outing – it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy springtime in Connecticut! From flowers and farms to crafts and music, fun activities around the state abound! Here are some ideas of how to explore and celebrate Connecticut this season:
Featuring: City of Bridgeport | City of Meriden | City of New Haven | The Last Green Valley | Town of Fairfield | Town of Vernon | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wadsworth Mansion
Once the snow melts, springtime in Connecticut quickly takes hold, rewarding us with colorful gardens, open fields, flowering trees and wonderful spring festivals. In April and May, the cherry blossoms, tulips, daffodils and dogwoods come into bloom. Here are a few of the biggest and best viewing opportunities, as well as some suggestions for other places in Connecticut also beginning to bloom.
Featuring: Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | City of Bridgeport | City of Meriden | City of New Haven | Connecticut College Arboretum | Cricket Hill Garden | Delamar Southport | Denison Homestead Museum - Pequotsepos Manor (1717) | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Gilbertie's Herb Gardens | Hollister House Garden | Housatonic Museum of Art | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Little Pub Fairfield | Meigs Point Nature Center | Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale | Palmer Arboretum | Seaside Park | Taste of New Haven Tours | The Connecticut Pizza Trail | Town of Fairfield | Town of New Canaan | White Flower Farm | Yale Marsh Botanical Garden
In Connecticut, our lighthouses are one of a kind. If you’re planning a coastal adventure or just looking for a day trip, these lighthouse enthusiasts will get you inspired! With our Instagrammable Connecticut series, we’re inviting Instagrammers to share their pictures — and their photo tips! Check back often for new topics. Or if you have some photos to share, tag your photos with #CTvisit!
Featuring: City of Bridgeport | City of New London | Lighthouse Point Park | Mystic Seaport Museum
Connecticut is rich with different world cultures. Although the state has one of the largest Italian-American populations per capita in the United States, you’ll also find Puerto Rican, Portuguese, Jamaican, Indian, Polish and Chinese communities here. And if you’re looking for ways to experience international culture and cuisine, here are some suggestions on local communities, celebrations and restaurants that serve up the best in taste and tradition.
Featuring: Arethusa al tavolo | Bamboo Asian cuisine | Barracuda Bistro & Bar | Black Bamboo | Bufalina | Carbone's Ristorante | Casona | Cava Restaurant | City of Bridgeport | City of Danbury | City of Hartford | City of Milford | City of New Britain | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | City of Waterbury | Coromandel Cuisine of India | East Side Restaurant | Formosa | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | House of Naan Indian Kitchen & Bar | Illiano's Grill - Niantic | Jade Garden of Danielson | Mambo Bar & Restaurant | Mecha Noodle Bar | Mirch Masala, Cuisine of India | Miya's Sushi | Modern Apizza | Polish National Home | Sally's Apizza | Soul de Cuba Café | Staropolska Restaurant | Suso Latino Basket | Tangiers | The Dutch Epicure Shop | Town of New Canaan | Town of Newington | Town of North Haven | Town of Southington | Town of Stratford | Town of Vernon | Valencia Luncheria
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 the bloggers behind Unlocking Connecticut, who wrote this article.
Sober curious? Resolving to live a healthier lifestyle? We’ve got seven uniquely delicious, non-alcoholic beverage experiences from around the state you should try this month.
Featuring: City of Bridgeport | City of Danbury | Town of Bethel | Town of Manchester | Town of Southbury | Town of Stratford | Town of Wallingford
People in Connecticut always know how to do winter right! Give us your bucket list of suggestions for the best winter activities and experiences around the state. We’ll be sure to share them on Fox61.com. You may even see a few of your ideas on TV!
Featuring: Allegra Farm & Horse-Drawn Carriage & Sleigh Rides | City of Bridgeport | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Lime Rock Park | Mohegan Sun | Mystic Aquarium | New England Carousel Museum | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing | Ski Sundown | Sleeping Giant State Park | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | Town of Canterbury | Town of West Hartford
With the beginning of a new decade, it’s a good time to celebrate the essence of decades-past. Connecticut offers so many ways to evoke the glamour of the 1920s, the spirit of the 1950s, the groove of the 1970s and beyond. Here are a few places that will take you back.
Featuring: Bridgeport Sound Tigers | Bugsy's Dueling Piano Speakeasy | City of Bridgeport | City of Danbury | City of Hartford | City of Middletown | City of New Haven | Connecticut Air & Space Museum | Frankie's Diner | Hartford Wolfpack | Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center | Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace | New England Air Museum | Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center | Shady Glen Dairy Stores | Stafford Motor Speedway | Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park | Town of Wallingford | Town of Westport | Town of Windsor Locks | University of Connecticut | Villa Italia Ristorante & Bar | Vintage Hi Fi Museum | Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of Connecticut
Overview: This March, find celebrations for St. Patrick’s Day all around Connecticut, from parades to performances, festivals to 5ks.