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Made in Connecticut: Gift Giving Ideas

Made in Connecticut: Gift Giving Ideas

Featuring: Aer Blarney Balloons, LLC | Airsign Ballooning Company | City of Danbury | City of Hartford | City of Middletown | City of Norwalk | City of Torrington | Delamar Spa West Hartford | Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa | Fascia's Chocolates | G Spa at Foxwoods | Guided Flyfishing Trips-Housatonic River Outfitters | Housatonic Anglers | Lime Rock Park | Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Munson's Chocolates | Mystic Knotwork | Mystic Whaler Cruises | Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery | Preston Ridge Vineyard | Saltwater Farm Vineyard | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Spa at Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Spa at Delamar Southport | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | Taste of New Haven Tours | The Spa at Norwich Inn | Thompson Chocolate | Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park | Town of Avon | Town of Bridgewater | Town of Canton | Town of Chester | Town of Cornwall | Town of Coventry | Town of East Hampton | Town of East Windsor | Town of Goshen | Town of South Windsor | Town of Stonington | Town of Willington | Town of Woodbury | Town of Woodbury | Town of Woodstock | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | Willoughby's Coffee & Tea (Branford) | Willoughby's Coffee & Tea (Madison) | Willoughby's Coffee & Tea (New Haven)

Hot Dogs with Chili

Good Eats on the Cheap

The CT Ambassadors are on the hunt for the best-tasting bargain-priced meals in the state. Here's a list from the fanatic foodies at CTEatsOut.com.

In my search for quality lunch spots in Connecticut, I began a quest for fast casual restaurants that satisfied my stomach- and my wallet. I wanted restaurants where you could sit down for a quick bite, or order your food to go, and that offer large servings or the ability to get multiple items for under $10. Here are a handful of my finds.

Featuring: City of Hartford | City of New Britain | City of Waterbury | Mamoun's Falafel Restaurant | Town of Wethersfield | Valencia Luncheria

Hartford Skyline at Night

Locals Love: Hartford

Connecticut’s capital city is located in the center of the state, where I-84 and I-91 meet. But it’s certainly not a city you’ll want to drive by. It’s home to America’s oldest continuously operating art museum and America’s #1 favorite minor league ballpark (two years in a row!) We asked some locals in the mayor’s office for their favorite Hartford haunts and were not disappointed.

Featuring: Agave Grill | Arch Street Tavern | Blind Pig Pizza Company | Bradley International Airport | Carbone's Ristorante | Casona | City Steam Brewery Cafe | City of Hartford | Connecticut Convention Center | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut's Old State House | Dunn's River Jamaican Restaurant | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Hartford Flavor Company | Hartford Stage | Hartford Yard Goats | Hog River Brewing Company | Ichiban Restaurant | Infinity Music Hall (Hartford) | J Restaurant & Bar | Marriott Hartford Downtown | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Polish National Home | Sea Tea Comedy Theater | The Goodwin Hotel | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Polytechnic On20 Club | The Russell | TheaterWorks | Thomas Hooker Brewery at Colt | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Woman with Goat doing Yoga

Yoga Worth Traveling For

When visitors think of traveling to Connecticut, the first thing that comes to mind most likely isn’t yoga. However, there are a lot of unique and unexpected yoga practices that are offered throughout the state that may just change your thinking. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert yogi, you'll find an experience for everyone to enjoy.

Featuring: Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Bradley Mountain Farm | City of Hartford | City of Milford | City of Norwalk | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Valley Brewing Company | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Lost Acres Vineyard | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Salt Cave of Darien | Stonington Vineyards | The Spa at Norwich Inn | Town of Branford | Town of East Hartford | Town of Hamden | Town of New Canaan | Town of Newtown | Town of Southington | Town of West Hartford | Winvian Farm | Wisdom House Retreat & Conference Center

Guilford Town Green

Step Back in Time in These Connecticut Towns and Cities

Connecticut is home to towns and cities rich with history. From the Native Americans to the earliest European settlers, the revolutionary war era to the industrial revolution, so much of our past is so well preserved, it’s worth planning a visit just to travel back in time. Once you’re there, you’ll walk in the footsteps of forefathers and enjoy a modern taste of these vibrant, welcoming destinations. You can find a wealth of historic information on any of these towns and many more from our friends at ConnecticutHistory.org.

Featuring: Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford | Argia Mystic Cruises | B&B at Bartlett Farm | Black Rock Fort and Fort Nathan Hale | Butler-McCook House & Garden | Chester Bulkley House B&B | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | City of Norwich | Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum & Sanctuary | Connecticut Freedom Trail | Connecticut's Old State House | Fairfield Museum & History Center | Guilford Walking Tours | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Historic Mystic Harbor Tours | Hyland House Museum (1713) | Indian Burial Grounds | Keeler Tavern Museum (c.1713) | Leffingwell House Museum | Marriott Hartford Downtown | Mount Crescent House B&B | Mystic River Historical Society | Mystic Seaport Museum | New Haven Museum | Norwich Heritage & Regional Visitors’ Center | Ogden House & Gardens | S&P Oyster Co. | Spa at Delamar Southport | Steamboat Inn | Taste of New Haven Tours | The Dudley Farm Museum | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Study at Yale | The West Lane Inn | Thomas Griswold House | Town of Fairfield | Town of Guilford | Town of Mystic | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Wethersfield | Uncas Leap | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | Weir Farm National Historic Site | Wethersfield Historical Society | Yale University Visitor Center

Donuts

Instagrammable Connecticut: Sweet Treats

These dessert creations give sweet a whole new meaning. From monstrous sundaes to delicious gourmet donuts, indulge in some tasty Connecticut eats and share a photo that’ll trigger even your healthiest Instagram follower’s sweet tooth. With our Instagrammable Connecticut series, we’re inviting Instagrammers to share their pictures.

Featuring: City of Hartford | City of New Haven | Milkcraft - Fairfield | Sugar Factory American Brasserie | Town of Bethel

Out and About - LGBTQ Travel

Out and About — LGBTQ Travel in Connecticut

Just a short ride from New York City and Boston, Connecticut offers a blend of cultured living and outdoor fun with something for everyone—and this includes the LGBTQ community, residents and visitors alike. In 2008, Connecticut became the second state to legalize gay marriage, and our open and inclusive energy continues to draw and welcome gay visitors to the state. Plus, Expedia.com recently named Hartford, Connecticut one of their most “exciting LGBTQ-friendly cities around the world.”

While anyone should of course feel welcomed at any business, hotel or restaurant in Connecticut, we asked a few friends for recommendations on places to start planning your visit— from gay-owned B&Bs to gay bars and events that appeal to many LGBTQ interests and lifestyles.

Featuring: 168 York Street Café | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | City of New London | City of Norwalk | Daniel Rust House | Delamar Greenwich Harbor Marina | Delamar Southport | Delamar West Hartford | House of 1833 B&B | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Inn at Middletown | Partners Café | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Spring Hill Inn | The Old Mystic Inn | Tisane Euro-Asian Cafe | Town of Fairfield | Town of Plainville

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations!

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 Meriden | 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 Landmarks You Must Visit

Connecticut Landmarks You Must Visit

We’re excited to welcome a new CT Ambassador, Deb Cohen of The Front Door Project, a blog dedicated to memorable and unique architecture, including the beautiful, welcoming appeal of front doors throughout Connecticut and beyond. Deb recently took a trip to a few of Connecticut’s most intriguing landmarks, and she shares her experience here.

What is a landmark, exactly? Is it a building? A statue? A rock? All of the above can be true! Among other definitions, Merriam-Webster describes it as “a conspicuous object on land that marks a locality,” or “a structure of unusual historical and usually aesthetic interest.” Like any state, Connecticut has its own unique set of landmarks, and I set out recently to learn more about those both familiar and new to me. Although by no means comprehensive, the following are unquestionably high on the list of places residents and visitors alike should be sure to see as they explore all that Connecticut has to offer.

Featuring: City of Hartford | East Rock Park | Gillette Castle State Park | Seaside Park | Town of Barkhamsted | Town of Union | Town of Windham

Lobster Sandwhich

Lobster Lover’s Guide

If Connecticut ever had to name an Official State Food, it would probably be a close call between pizza and lobster. Of course, lobster has been on the menu here a lot longer, dating back to the days before the European settlers arrived. And today it’s available everywhere, served in all sorts of ways and always hard to say no to. Here’s a quick look at some of the best purveyors.

Featuring: Abbott's Lobster in the Rough | Captain Scott's Lobster Dock | City of Hartford | David Burke Prime Steakhouse | Lobster Landing | Macdaddy's Macaroni & Cheese Bar | Max's Oyster Bar | The Lazy Lobster Restaurant | The Place | Town of Branford | Town of East Lyme | Town of Simsbury | Westbrook Lobster Restaurant & Bar - Clinton

Infinity Hall Food and Night Show

Great Things to Do After Dark

Nightlife in Connecticut is as diverse as the activities you can enjoy here during the day. Live music, festive cocktails, comedy, dancing, billiards, karaoke...however you like to spend your evenings out, Connecticut has all kinds of entertainment destinations that come alive when the sun goes down — especially in the summer. So grab your friends or get a sitter for the kids, and get out and experience these places that really light up after dark.

Featuring: BAR | Black-Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar | City of Hartford | City of Middletown | City of New Haven | City of Stamford | High Rollers Luxury Lanes & Lounge | Infinity Music Hall (Hartford) | Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts | Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace | Mohegan Sun | Music Mountain | Nomads Adventure Quest | Norfolk Chamber Music Festival | Rolnick Observatory | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Shrine at Foxwoods | Toad's Place | Town of Newington | Town of Old Lyme | Town of South Windsor | Town of Southington

Enders State Forest

7 Perfect Spots for Wedding or Engagement Photos in Connecticut

Planning a wedding in Connecticut? There are so many scenic and unique spots to capture these magic moments, from engagement to nuptials. We asked Connecticut photography team Chris and Becca Nelson to give us their expert opinions and to share a few photos featuring some of their favorite places to photograph happy couples.

Featuring: City of Hartford | Edgerton Park | Enders State Forest | Harkness Memorial State Park | Town of Barkhamsted | Town of Old Lyme | Yale University Visitor Center

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

Pardee Rose Gardens

Stop & Smell the Flowers...and Gardens Too

Connecticut offers many ways to get back to nature, but none are as colorful as its gardens, which are blooming with history, entertainment, activities and – of course – flowers! Discover an array of beautiful, fragrant locations to dazzle your senses.

Featuring: Butler-McCook House & Garden | City of Hartford | City of New Britain | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Hill-Stead Museum | Hurst Farm Country Store & Greenhouses | Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden | Pardee Rose Gardens | Sundial Gardens & Tea Shop | Thankful Arnold House | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | Wickham Park

Pick Christmas Trees

Pick Your Own: Christmas Trees & More for the Holidays

Nothing makes the holidays feel more like the holidays than cutting down your own Christmas tree! Throughout November and December, many Connecticut farms also offer additional activities to make the experience even more memorable — from wagon rides to the fields and tree-trimming shops to hot chocolate and visits from Santa’s helpers. So dress warm, bring your kids and your dog (on a leash, of course) and visit a few of these Connecticut Christmas tree farms.

Featuring: Allen Hill Farm | Angevine Farm | Averill Farm | Bethlehem Vineyard & Winery, LLC | Boardman House Inn | Castle Hill Farm | Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree Farm | City of Hartford | Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets | Courtyard by Marriott - Shelton | Danbury Fair | Daniel Rust House | Dzen Tree Farm | Evergreen Acres Tree Farm | Fairview Tree Farm | Fire at the Ridge | Hampton Inn & Suites Mystic | Hampton Inn Danbury | Hartikka Tree Farm | Hickory Ridge Tree Farm | Hilton Garden Inn Glastonbury | Holiday Farm | Hopkins Inn | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Jones Family Farms | Joseph's Tree Farm | La Quinta Inn & Suites - New Haven | Maple Hollow Christmas Tree Farm | Maple Lane Farms | Maple Row Farm | Miller Tree Farm | On the Rocks Restaurant | Oyster Club | Paul & Eddy's Pizza | Pinchbeck's Tree Farm | Plan B Burger Bar (Glastonbury) | Rose's Berry Farm | Rowanwood Farm | Staehly Tree Farm & Winery | Tavern on 66 | The Marketplace at the Guilford Food Center | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Vanilla Bean Café | The Windemere B&B | Town of Griswold | Two Roads Brewing Company | White Horse Country Pub | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | Windswept Tree Farm | Winterberry Farm

West Cornwall Bridge

Bridging History

With its long history and many rivers and streams, Connecticut has always found a challenge in getting from one side of the water to the other. First came the ferries, but then came the bridges, and they kept on coming until all the rivers were adequately crossed. Today, Connecticut contains a broad array of bridges, many of them unique for their history or design. Here’s a tour of some of the most interesting.

Featuring: City of Hartford | Town of East Haddam | Town of Mystic | West Cornwall Covered Bridge

Brunch

Instagrammable Connecticut: Brunch

But first, brunch! It’s no secret that #brunch is one of the trendiest topics on Instagram and to provide some inspiration for your feed, we’ve rounded up some of the most mouthwatering spots in the state. From old-school diners to modern bistros and cafés — feast your eyes on these tasty, picture-perfect brunch spots in Connecticut. With our Instagrammable Connecticut series, we’re inviting Instagrammers to share their pictures! Check back often for new topics. Or if you have some photos to share, tag your photos with #CTvisit!

Featuring: Arethusa al tavolo | City of Hartford | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Firebox Restaurant | Stone Row Kitchen + Bar | The Corner Restaurant | Town of Mystic | Town of Wallingford

Pride Celebrations

Pride Celebrations 2019

June is Pride Month, and there are LGBT celebrations and events planned for towns all over the state. Here are some of the happenings taking place in Connecticut.

Featuring: Cinestudio Theater at Trinity College | City of Hartford | City of Middletown | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library | Connecticut Sun | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Greenwich Audubon Center | Hartford Yard Goats | Little Theatre of Manchester at Cheney Hall | Ocean Beach Park | The Glass House | Town of Fairfield | Town of Ridgefield | Town of West Hartford | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Red Food Truck

Connecticut’s Food Truck Festivals 2019

Foodies have a new avenue for food adventure! Join in the food truck festival fun this spring and summer at one of the many events happening around the state. You’ll have an opportunity to sample all kinds of food, from baked potatoes, gourmet burgers and barbecue to cannolis, chicken and cupcakes (and much more!). Spend the day outdoors, listen to some great music and enjoy your surroundings, all while you treat your taste buds to some fantastic flavors. Gather your friends and family and get set for a fun-filled epicurean journey! Mark your calendars for these upcoming Food Truck Festivals:

Featuring: City of Hartford | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of New London | City of Shelton | City of Waterbury | Mohegan Sun | Town of Deep River | Town of Farmington | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Harwinton | Town of Middlefield | Town of Simsbury

Summer Flowers

Connecticut's Summer Blossom Finder

Summer in Connecticut erupts with color, from carefully tended gardens to wild grown fields and forest trails. In June, the roses make their entrance. In July, the rhododendrons and lavender take center stage. And in August the sunflowers provide the grand finale. 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. Remember, Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day is June 23, so be sure to check for locations celebrating throughout the state.

Featuring: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream | City of Hartford | City of New Britain | City of New London | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Florence Griswold Museum | Lavender Pond Farm | Lyman Orchards | Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden | Pachaug State Forest | Town of Bethlehem | Town of North Branford | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Stonington | Town of Thomaston | Town of Thompson | Wickham Park

Celebrating Cultures

Celebrating Cultures and Cuisines in Connecticut

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 | 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

Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center

Outdoor Summer Concert Series 2019

Summer nights, warm breezes, stars up above and music filling the air – how divine! With many outdoor concerts happening around the state this summer, you can enjoy musical days and nights with family and friends. Bring a picnic, relax, and savor the melodies of summer. Here are just a few of the annual music events going on right now in Connecticut. To find events near you, visit our Events Calendar.

Featuring: Blackie's Hot Dogs | Bushnell Park | Cava Restaurant | City of Bristol | City of Hartford | City of New Britain | City of Stamford | Elbow Room | Hill-Stead Museum | Lady Katharine Cruises - Hartford | Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts | Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace | RiverQuest | Sharon Playhouse | Town of Branford | Town of Durham | Town of East Haddam | Town of Falls Village (Canaan) | Town of Guilford | Town of Hamden | Town of Norfolk | Town of Putnam | Town of Simsbury | Town of Stonington | Town of Washington | Town of Woodbury | Two Roads Area 2 | Two Roads Brewing Company

Beer Fests

Connecticut Beer Fests to Fall for This Autumn

Our CT Ambassador, Kevin Mardorf of CTBeer.com is back with a new list of great spots for beer lovers over the next few months (including Oktoberfest celebrations)! Check out his list below, and make sure you bookmark CTBeer.com and follow @CTBeer on Instagram for upcoming beer fests and other events!

Autumn is like Christmas time in the world of beer festivals. The weather is more comfortable than in the summer and usually more stable than in the spring. Most importantly – the flavors and styles tend to get more diverse. And then there’s a little thing called Oktoberfest…

Featuring: Beer'd Brewing Company | Black Hog Brewing Company | City of Hartford | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of Shelton | City of Stamford | City of Waterbury | Hartford Flavor Company | Hartford Yard Goats | Lighthouse Point Park | Mohegan Sun | Mount Southington Ski Area | New England Brewing Company | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Ocean Beach Park | Relic Brewing Company | Rosedale Farms & Vineyards | Stony Creek Brewery | Town of Manchester | Town of Naugatuck | Town of North Haven | Two Roads Brewing Company | Willimantic Brewing Company | Witchdoctor Brewery

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest in Connecticut 2019

Every September, the city of Munich, Germany comes alive with the legendary Oktoberfest celebration. Here in Connecticut, the tradition carries on with various events around the state in September and October. Check out a few of the Oktoberfest-style celebrations going on this fall.

Featuring: City of Hartford | City of Meriden | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of Norwich | City of Shelton | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Town of Bethel | Town of Branford | Town of Chester | Town of Derby | Town of Middlebury | Town of Westport | Two Roads Brewing Company

Beyond Stars Hollow

Beyond Stars Hollow: Gilmore Girls Inspiration in Connecticut

Each year, fans gather in Litchfield County to celebrate Connecticut’s favorite fictitious town, Stars Hollow. Recreate the magic of the "Dragonfly Inn" with an overnight stay at the Bee & Thistle Inn, located in Old Lyme. Another way to explore the magic is by experiencing the Gilmore Girls Getaway. Here are some other cities and towns around the state featured in the popular television show Gilmore Girls that are worth a visit.

Featuring: ANTIQ'S LLC | Antiques on the Farmington | Archie Moore's Bar & Restaurant (New Haven) | Ashley's Ice Cream (New Haven) | Blue State Coffee (Main St., Hartford) | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | LaSalle Market | Modern Apizza | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Shops at Yale | Visit Collinsville | Viva Zapata | Yale University Visitor Center

Romantic Fall Getaways

Romantic Getaway Ideas for Fall

There are dozens of reasons why fall is considered one of the most romantic seasons of the year. Between the changing leaves, crisp air and roaring fireplaces—fall is the perfect time for a weekend away to unplug and reconnect with your significant other. To help you do just that, we’ve rounded up a selection of romantic fall getaway itineraries in Connecticut. This list of possibilities offers links to distinct, full itineraries. See which one appeals most, then just pack up, go and enjoy.

Featuring: City of Hartford | Essex Clipper Dinner Train | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Lake Waramaug State Park | Town of Essex | Town of Litchfield | Town of Wethersfield

Adventure Park at Storrs

31 Things to do in Connecticut this November

Looking for something to do in Connecticut this November? Whether you want something active, relaxing, cultural or nature-oriented, we have you covered. Learn more!

Featuring: Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Alice in the Village | Angevine Farm | Bigelow Hollow State Park | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | City of Hartford | Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard | Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | EverWonder Children's Museum | Fairview Tree Farm | Flamig Farm | Florence Griswold Museum | Greater Middletown Military Museum | Hogan's Cider Mill | IT Adventure Ropes Course | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Maple Bank Farm | Maple Bank Farm | Mattabesett Blue Trail | Miller Tree Farm | New Canaan Nature Center | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Northwest Park & Nature Center | PEZ Visitor Center | Salt of the Earth Therapeutic Spa | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Silverman's Farm | Spoke + Spy Ciderworks | Still Waters Retreat | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | The Spa at Norwich Inn | Toyota Oakdale Theatre | West Haven Veteran's Museum and Learning Center | Wigwam Escape | Yankee Cider Barn at Staehly Farms

New Year's Eve 2020

Fun & Festive New Year's Eve Celebrations

Ring in the New Year at one of Connecticut’s festive New Year’s Eve and First Night celebrations! Be sure to plan an entertaining outing of celebration and cheer with family and friends this year. Here’s what’s in store for welcoming in the New Year:

Featuring: Butler-McCook House & Garden | City of Hartford | Copper Beech Inn | Courtyard by Marriott - Cromwell | Fairfield Theatre Company | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center | Inn at Middletown | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Mohegan Sun | Saint Clements Castle | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Sheraton Stamford Hotel | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | Tamarack Lodge & Indie Glamping Resort | Water's Edge Resort & Spa

Peak Foliage

Connecticut's Foliage Finder: Week-by-Week Guide

Planning a New England leaf-peeping trip? Drive no farther than Connecticut! Since we offer New England's longest foliage season, you’ll find amazing color here throughout October and into November. To help you plan your trip, we’ve provided this handy guide showing peak foliage areas by week, courtesy of our friends at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, as well as suggestions for seven driving loop tours.

Featuring: City of Danbury | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | City of New London | City of Norwich | City of Stamford | City of Waterbury | Macedonia Brook State Park | People's State Forest | Shenipsit State Forest | Talcott Mountain State Park | Town of Branford | Town of Greenwich | Town of Guilford | Town of Kent | Town of Litchfield | Town of Mansfield | Town of Norfolk | Town of Simsbury | Town of Woodstock

Ski Sundown, New Hartford

Connecticut on Ice: Great Winter Activities

Don’t give the season the cold shoulder! Winter in Connecticut doesn’t need to be spent indoors, pining away for the first signs of spring. In fact, there are scores of activities all over the state for even the most winter-averse.

Featuring: Central Rock Gym | City of Hartford | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Florence Griswold Museum | Hill-Stead Museum | Keeler Tavern Museum (c.1713) | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mystic Aquarium | Osborne Homestead Museum | PEZ Visitor Center | Phelps-Hatheway House | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Prime Climb Mountain Fun | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | RoseGarden Ice Arena | Ski Sundown | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of Simsbury | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

Dancing in Connecticut

Places to Dance in Connecticut

Itching to put on your dancing shoes? From ballroom to barn dancing, social clubs to club scenes—Connecticut offers something for every type of dancer to get their groove on. We’ve rounded up some of the most popular places for you to swing, salsa, even country line dance your way across Connecticut.

Featuring: Avalon Nightclub | Casona | City of Danbury | City of Groton | City of Hartford | City of Middletown | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of New London | City of Stamford | Club Van Dome | Mambo Bar & Restaurant | Partners Café | Shrine at Foxwoods | Town of Coventry | Town of Enfield | Town of Hamden | Town of Rocky Hill | Town of Southington | Town of Waterford | Town of West Hartford | Town of Wethersfield | Town of Windsor Locks | Vista Lounge

Solo Travel, Self Care

Solo Travel in Connecticut: Time for a Self-Care Break

Treat yourself! You deserve to nurture and recharge your mind, body and spirit. And in Connecticut there are so many ways and so many places where you can step outside the traditional spa to experience truly unique and holistic approaches to self-care. Here a just a few ideas whether you’re immersing in a day-long retreat or a solo getaway.

Featuring: City of Hartford | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Salt Cave of Darien | Soulshine Salt Cavern | Town of Chester | Town of Darien | Town of East Hartford | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Greenwich | Town of Madison | Town of Newtown | Town of Old Saybrook | Town of Ridgefield | Town of West Hartford | Wisdom House Retreat & Conference Center

Immersive Travel - Guilford Art Center

Immersive Travel in Connecticut

Ever heard the expression, “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey”? Today, travelers are adapting this mentality more and more. They consciously look to visit destinations where they can immerse themselves in local cultures and ways of life. Immersive travel experiences offer a range of possibilities for the traveler—focusing less on fitting specific places and attractions into an itinerary, and more on experiencing the special traits that make a destination unique.

Connecticut has lots of unique characteristics and authentic experiences for visitors to immerse in. From attending staple events to meeting local artisans to working and learning on farms—here are a few ideas to inspire your immersive travel trip to Connecticut!

Featuring: B&B at Bartlett Farm | Bashan Lake Mansion | Bridgeport Islanders | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | City of New London | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Cold Spring Farm | Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library | Connecticut Sun | Fitstyle Walking Tours | Greenwich Historical Society | Griswold Inn | Guilford Art Center | Hartford Athletic | Hartford Wolfpack | Hartford Yard Goats | Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre | Lavender Pond Farm | Lime Rock Park | Milford Walking Tour | New England Black Wolves | Silas W. Robbins House | The Blake Hotel | The Wine Press | Town of Greenwich | Town of Mystic | Town of New Milford | Town of Southington | Town of Westport | Wall to Wall: The New London Mural Walk | Winvian Farm

Through the Decades

Connecticut Through the Decades

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 Islanders | 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

Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History in Connecticut

Connecticut is rich with Black history and stories of the trailblazing efforts that African American people have contributed to American History. With such abundant history comes many ways to celebrate it, especially during February for Black History Month. Explore the state that spawned Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose abolitionist Uncle Tom’s Cabin helped changed the world, the first boarding school for women of color, the birthplace of a famous abolitionist and more!

Featuring: Amistad Center for Art & Culture | Canton Historical Museum | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | City of Stamford | City of Torrington | Connecticut Freedom Trail | Garde Arts Center | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Mattatuck Museum | Norwich Arts Center | Prudence Crandall Museum | The Klein | The Mark Twain House & Museum | Torrington History Museum | Town of Guilford | Town of North Haven | Town of West Hartford | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

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

Unusual Dining

16 Unusual Dining Experiences in Connecticut

Dining out doesn’t have to be just eating – it can be an adventure. Connecticut has some fantastically unusual restaurants that will give you more than just a meal. You can dine with the fishes surrounded by an aquarium.  Be served outdoors while seated on tree stumps.  Solve a mystery while enjoying your entrée. Check out these places for a dining experience you’ll never forget.

Featuring: Ascot's at The Norwich Inn | City of Hartford | City of Middletown | City of New Haven | East Side Restaurant | Griswold Inn | Infinity Bistro (Norfolk) | Louis' Lunch | Mystic Whaler Cruises | The Place | Town of Pomfret | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Traveler Restaurant | Visit Collinsville

Women's History in Connecticut

Celebrating Women's History in Connecticut

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which legalized women’s right to vote – what an exciting time to celebrate Women’s History Month in March. Connecticut is rich with stories of female trailblazers who influenced American history. Explore the state that spawned the first boarding school for women of color, the home of one of the nation’s first female architects, and more! The Connecticut Women's Heritage Trail is filled with ways to celebrate strong women from our state. Here are some historic landmarks on the trail and events to honor Women’s History in Connecticut.

Featuring: City of Hartford | City of New Haven | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut Women's Heritage Trail | Danbury Museum | Florence Griswold Museum | Greenwich Historical Society | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Hill-Stead Museum | Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center | New England Air Museum | Prudence Crandall Museum | Town of Derby | Town of East Hartford | Town of Litchfield | Town of Oxford | Town of Ridgefield | Town of West Hartford | Town of Wilton | Windham Textile and History Museum

36 Things to Do in Connecticut This March

36 Things to Do in Connecticut This March

Looking for something to do in Connecticut in March? Whether you want something active, relaxing, cultural, nature-oriented or romantic, we have you covered. Learn More!

Featuring: Aer Blarney Balloons, LLC | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library | Berkshire Balloons | Bridgeport Islanders | Cheshire Coffee | City of Hartford | Connecticut Convention Center | Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut State Museum of Natural History & Connecticut Archaeology Center | Connecticut Whale | Craftsman Cliff Roasters | Fired Up | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Greenwood Glass Blowing Studio Gallery & School | Gunn Memorial Library & Historical Museum | Hartford Wolfpack | Higher Grounds Coffee House & Art Gallery | IT Adventure Ropes Course | JavaHut Cafe & Bistro | Mattatuck Museum | Middletown Roller Skating Rink | MindBreak Escape Rooms | Molten Java | Museum of Connecticut History | Mystic Aquarium | Mystified Escape Rooms | Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center | Safe Harbor Escape Rooms | Shubert Theatre | SoNo Nightlife | Tavern on Main | Tea Roses Tea Room | Team vs Time - Premier Room Escape | The Storyteller's Cottage | Town of Avon | Town of Essex | Town of Kent | Town of Naugatuck | Town of Putnam | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Seymour | Town of Southington | Town of Stonington | Toyota Oakdale Theatre | Wigwam Escape

Bakeries Worth Traveling For

Instagrammable Connecticut: Bakeries Worth Traveling For

In Connecticut, it’s rare to find a bakery that doesn’t use fresh, locally-made ingredients for its delectable treats. A handful of pastry places also offer remarkable atmospheres, artisanal drinks, and seasonal goods like no other. Whether you want to munch on macarons in Wonderland or sip on tea next to a “fire breathing” dragon, these unique bakeries are worthy of a trip. With our Instagrammable Connecticut series, we’re inviting Instagrammers to share their eye-catching pictures! Check back often for new topics. If you have some photos to share, tag your photos with #CTvisit!

Featuring: Alice in the Village | City of Hartford | Lorca | NoRA Cupcake Company (Middletown) | Scratch Bakery | Sift Bake Shop | Sweet Cupcasions | Town of East Haven | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Watertown | Town of West Hartford | Town of Winchester/Winsted | Town of Windsor | Victoria Station Cafe

Mystic Aquarium

In Solidarity: COVID-19 Front Line Workers

All across Connecticut, various businesses are showing their solidarity to front line workers amid COVID-19. From symbols of respect and signs of gratitude, to donations of vital equipment and resources, businesses are getting creative in order to show their thanks. Here are just a few of the many ways businesses are offering their appreciation.

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Featuring: Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | Grace Farms | Hartford Flavor Company | Hilton Hartford Hotel | Litchfield Distillery | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa | The White Hart | Town of Lyme | Town of Windham

Mother's Day: More Important Than Ever

Mother's Day: More Important Than Ever

This year as we prepare to celebrate Mom, we recognize that festivities will be different – but that doesn’t mean we can’t make the day special. We’ve put together some suggestions for showing Mom how much she’s loved. From gift ideas, to takeout feasts, to ways to celebrate, you’ll find there are still many fantastic ways to enjoy Mother’s Day in Connecticut.

Featuring: Adventure Park at Storrs | Arethusa Farm | Arethusa al tavolo | Bee & Thistle Inn & Spa | Bigelow Hollow State Park | Brewery Legitimus | Bridgewater Chocolate Factory Retail Store - Brookfield | Brignole Vineyards | Cafe Aura | Chamard Vineyards | Charter Oak Brewing Company | City Steam Brewery Cafe | City of Bridgeport | City of Hartford | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | City of Norwich | Connecticut Valley Brewing Company | Delamar Spa West Hartford | Divine Treasures | East Rock Park | Elicit Brewing Co. | Fascia's Chocolates | Griswold Inn | Half Full Brewery | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hog River Brewing Company | Horse Guard State Park | Kinsmen Brewing Company | Lyman Orchards | Mansfield Hollow State Park | Maugle Sierra Vineyards & Winery | McLean Game Refuge | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | Munson's Chocolates | Mystic Knotwork | Nipmuck State Forest | On Track Karting | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - New Haven | Priam Vineyards | River - A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar | Spa at Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Spa at Delamar Southport | Spa at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Sunnybrook State Park | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The White Hart | These Guys Brewing Company | Tiffany Juliet House | Town of Bloomfield | Town of Canton | Town of Chester | Town of East Granby | Town of East Hampton | Town of East Windsor | Town of Farmington | Town of Litchfield | Town of Mystic | Town of Newtown | Town of Simsbury | Town of South Windsor | Town of Southington | Town of Stonington | Town of Wallingford | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Town of Willington | Town of Woodbury | Town of Woodstock | Urban Lodge Brewing | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | Willoughby's Coffee & Tea (New Haven) | l'escale

6 Ideas for Truly Unique Culinary Experience Gifts

6 Ideas for Truly Unique Culinary Experience Gifts

Is there a foodie on your shopping list this holiday season? Or a wine and cheese aficionado? How about a chocolate lover? We teamed up with our CT Ambassadors from UnlockingConnecticut.com to share a few amazing culinary experience gift ideas your friends and family won’t soon forget.

Featuring: City of Hartford | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of Waterbury | Fascia's Chocolates | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | Taste of New Haven Tours | Town of Fairfield | Town of Goshen | Town of Greenwich | Town of Weston

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 & Sweet: Valentine's Day in 2021

Safe & Sweet: Valentine's Day in 2021

How sweet it is to be loved by your special someone. And while Valentine’s Day celebrations may look a bit different this year, you can still infuse romance into every moment. To make it a day your date will cherish, (maybe even for a lifetime) we’ve put together a guide to a safe and memorable Valentine’s Day in 2021.

Featuring: Adventure Rooms | Axe It | Ballo Italian at Mohegan Sun | City of Hartford | City of Meriden | City of New Haven | City of Shelton | City of Waterbury | Connecticut Beer Tours | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | David Burke Prime Steakhouse | Divine Treasures | Escape New Haven | Escapology Escape Rooms | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun | Manor House Inn | Middletown Roller Skating Rink | Mind Factory Escape Games | Mission Escape Games | Mohegan Sun | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | Muse Paintbar (West Hartford) | Mystified Escape Rooms | Noteworthy Chocolates | Odin's Keep Axe House | Painting with a Twist | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - New Haven | Pursue the Clues | Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center | Stumpy's Hatchet House | Sugar Factory American Brasserie | Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods | The Chocolate Shell | The Corner Restaurant | The Goodwin Hotel | Todd English's Tuscany | Town of Avon | Town of Branford | Town of Chester | Town of Essex | Town of Hamden | Town of Stratford | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Town of Woodstock | Wigwam Escape

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 Spring

34 Things to Do in Central Connecticut this Spring

When the air gets warmer and the trees come back to life after a long winter, you'll know it’s springtime in Connecticut. As the flowers are blooming, refreshing spring activities are popping 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 spring season in Central Connecticut.

Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Artisanal Burger Company | Axe It | Berkshire Balloons | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Blackledge Country Club | Brignole Vineyards | Butler-McCook House & Garden | By The Sea Day Spa | Chaffinch Island Park | Chamard Vineyards | Chester Bulkley House B&B | City Climb Gym | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut River Valley Inn | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Crown & Hammer Restaurant & Pub | Delamar Spa West Hartford | Dinosaur State Park | Divine Treasures | Dondero Orchards | Edgerton Park | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Enders State Forest | Escape New Haven | Farmington Canal Linear Park | Farmington Valley Arts Center | Fired Up | Fish Family Farm Creamery & Dairy Farm | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Giuffrida Park | Gouveia Vineyards | Grassy Hill Country Club | Halfinger Farms | Hill-Stead Museum | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | IT Adventure Ropes Course | J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks | Johnson's Duckpin Lanes | Kehler Liddell Gallery | Lessard Lanes Family Entertainment Center | Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk at Riverfront | Louis' Lunch | Lutz Children's Museum | Lyman Orchards | Madison Beach Hotel | Matterhorn Mini Golf | Max's Oyster Bar | McLean Game Refuge | Michael's Trattoria | Middletown Roller Skating Rink | Millers Pond State Park | Millwright's Restaurant | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | Munson's Chocolates | New Britain Museum of American Art | New Haven Museum | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Nomads Adventure Quest | On Track Karting | Onyx Spirits Company LLC | PEZ Visitor Center | Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery | Pardee Rose Gardens | Parkville Market | Penwood State Park | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Pond House Cafe | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Ray of Light Farm | Riverfront Recapture | Riverwind Inn Bed & Breakfast | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Rockledge Golf Club | Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center | Rose's Berry Farm | Safari Golf | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Sleeping Giant State Park | Smash Avenue | Soarin' Indoors | Spare Time Entertainment - Vernon | Stegosaurus | Stone Age Rock Gym | Sweet Cioccolata | Talcott Mountain State Park | The Children's Museum | The Corner Restaurant | The Only Game in Town | The Place | The Sculpture Mile | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | The Stand | The Wallingford Victorian Inn | Thompson Chocolate | Town of Avon | Town of Durham | Town of East Hartford | Town of Farmington | Town of Farmington | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Madison | Town of Naugatuck | Town of Southington | Town of Wallingford | Town of West Hartford | Town of Windsor | Tradition Golf Club at Wallingford | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wadsworth Falls State Park | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | West Rock Ridge State Park | Wickham Park

30 Things to Do in Central Connecticut this Summer

30 Things to Do in Central Connecticut this Summer

When the sun is shining and the ocean’s calling, you'll know it’s summer in Connecticut. As the days get longer, more fun activities emerge — and you can be sure businesses are working hard to keep you safe. Whether you’re soaking up sun or stars, there’s so much to see and do, from active adventure and family fun to relaxation and romantic escapes. Here’s your guide to the summer season in Central Connecticut

Featuring: Abby's Place | Alling Memorial Golf Course | Arrigoni Winery | Ashley's Ice Cream (Madison) | Bartaco - West Hartford | Bear's Smokehouse (New Haven) | Becky Thatcher Riverboat | Berkshire Balloons | Bill's Seafood Restaurant | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Blackie's Hot Dogs | Blackledge Country Club | Branford River Paddlesports, Kayaks and Tours | Brownstone Adventure Sports Park | Bushnell Park | By The Sea Day Spa | Central Rock Gym | Chamard Vineyards | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | Clinton Town Beach | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut River Cruise & Charter | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Valley Brewing Company | Cove Landing Marine | Delamar Spa West Hartford | Devil's Hopyard State Park | East Hartford Golf Club | Edwin C. Ahlberg Antiques | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Enders State Forest | Farmington Miniature Golf & Ice Cream Parlor | Flying Connie Fishing Charters | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Gay City State Park | Gillette Castle State Park | Gillette Ridge Golf Club | Giuffrida Park | Glenwood Drive-In | Gouveia Vineyards | GrandView Camp Resort and Cottages | Grass Roots Ice Cream | Greater Middletown Military Museum | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Hill-Stead Museum | Honeycone Cream Company | Islander Sport Fishing Charters | Johnny Ad's | Lighthouse Point Park | Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk at Riverfront | Liv's Shack - Old Saybrook | Lobster Landing | Lobster Shack | Lost Acres Vineyard | Lyman Orchards Golf Club | Madison Beach Hotel | Main Street Creamery & Cafe | Milkcraft - West Hartford | New England Air Museum | New England Motorcycle Museum | Nightjack Sportsfishing | Nomads Adventure Quest | North Coast Charters | North Ridge Golf Club | Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine | Old Saybrook Town Beach | Onrust | PEZ Visitor Center | Pagliacci's Restaurant | Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery | Pardee Rose Gardens | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | River - A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar | River Highlands State Park | RiverQuest | Riverdale Farm Campsite | Rockledge Golf Club | Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center | Rosedale Farms & Vineyards | Safari Golf | Sally's Apizza | Scoopy Doos | Sea Mist Thimble Island Cruise, LLC | Sea Sprite | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Shoreline Segway | Sleeping Giant State Park | Southington Community Cultural Arts | Spectrum Art Gallery | Stony Creek Brewery | Stowe's Seafood | Sunset Bar & Grill | Talcott Mountain State Park | The Blue Oar | The Place | The Sculpture Mile | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Tosca | Town of Avon | Town of Cheshire | Town of Chester | Town of Essex | Town of Farmington | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Lyme | Town of Madison | Town of Old Saybrook | Town of Southington | Town of West Hartford | Tradition Golf Club at Wallingford | Vintage Hi Fi Museum | Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of Connecticut | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wadsworth Falls State Park | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | West Beach | West Haven Veteran's Museum and Learning Center | Wolf's Den Family Campground

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https://www.ctvisit.com/articles/fun-date-spots-and-around-central-connecticut-cities

Your next date destination is calling. Ditch the typical dinner-and-a-movie night for fun and unique experiences and try goat yoga, get competitive at an adult arcarde, or solve a murder mystery while enjoying a four-course meal. All over Hartford and New Haven counties, you’ll find creative, exciting, adventuresome opportunities for unforgettable fun. Take a look at just a few of the places couples can spark romance.

Featuring: Barcade | Bradley Mountain Farm | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | Escape New Haven | Graduate New Haven | Hartford Yard Goats | Louis' Lunch | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | On Track Karting | Sea Tea Comedy Theater | Spark VR | Stone Age Rock Gym

Central Connecticut's Photo-worthy Outdoor Murals

Central Connecticut's Photo-worthy Outdoor Murals

Outdoor murals are the perfect spot for snapping a unique and colorful Instagram shot — and all across Hartford and New Haven counties you'll find masterpieces giving color and new life to buildings.

Featuring: City of Hartford | City of New Haven | Town of West Hartford

Central Connecticut's Photo-worthy Bakeries

Central Connecticut's Photo-worthy Bakeries

From donuts to delectable pastries, Hartford, Middlesex and New Haven counties are filled with bakeries using fresh, locally-made ingredients. A handful of pastry places also offer remarkable atmospheres, artisanal drinks, and seasonal goods like no other. However you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, these bakeries are worth a visit.

Featuring: City of Hartford | NoRA Cupcake Company (Middletown) | Scratch Bakery | Sugar Bakery | Sweet Cupcasions | Town of Glastonbury | Town of West Hartford | Town of Windsor

Virtual Activities for At-Home Experiences

Virtual Activities for At-Home Experiences

Connecticut attractions, museums and entertainment venues have temporarily closed in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean you can’t visit—virtually.

Here are a few popular attractions across Connecticut that have created special online experiences or projects to entertain, teach and engage you while you stay safe at home.

Due to the rapidly evolving situation, we encourage you to check back frequently for updates and to verify offering details with individual properties.

Featuring: Artspace | Avon Theatre Film Center | Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library | Bradley Playhouse | Bruce Museum | Cafe Aura | City of Bristol | City of Danbury | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | Connecticut Art Trail | Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Eli Whitney Museum | Fairfield Museum & History Center | Fairfield Theatre Company | Fairfield University Art Museum | Fitstyle Walking Tours | Florence Griswold Museum | Glastonbury Planetarium | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Hartford Public Library | Hartford Stage | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center | Ireland's Great Hunger Museum | Kehler Liddell Gallery | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lyman Allyn Art Museum | Lyme Art Association | Maritime Grille | Mattatuck Museum | Meigs Point Nature Center | Mohegan Sun | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | Mystified Escape Rooms | New England Air Museum | New England Carousel Museum | Niantic Children's Museum | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Norfolk Chamber Music Festival | Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine | PEZ Visitor Center | Palace Theater | Pequot Library | Playhouse on Park | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Roseland Cottage Museum | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Slater Memorial Museum | Stafford Motor Speedway | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Children's Museum | The Glass House | The Mark Twain House & Museum | TheaterWorks | Town of Ashford | Town of Guilford | Town of Hamden | Town of Orange | Town of Salisbury | Town of Stonington | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Town of Wethersfield | Town of Woodbridge | United States Coast Guard Academy | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wadsworth Mansion | Westport Country Playhouse | Westport Museum for History & Culture | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | William Benton Museum of Art | Wilton Historical Society | Windham Textile and History Museum | Woodcock Nature Center | Yale Center for British Art | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History | Yale University Art Gallery | Yale University Visitor Center

Outdoor Summer Concert Series 2021

Outdoor Summer Concert Series 2021

Summer nights, warm breezes, stars up above and music filling the air – how divine! With many outdoor concerts happening around the state this summer, you can enjoy musical days and nights with family and friends. Bring a picnic, relax, and savor the melodies of summer. Here are just a few of the annual music events going on right now in Connecticut. To find events near you, visit our Events Calendar.

Featuring: Bushnell Park | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | Connecticut's Old State House | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | MoCA Westport | Music Mountain | Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center | Stonington Vineyards | Town of East Hartford | Town of Farmington | Wadsworth Mansion | Wall Street Theater | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | Westville Music Bowl


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Corn maze at Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farms

Come get lost.

Overview: This year’s crop of corn mazes is starting to come to life at farms all across Connecticut. Plan a day (or a night) exploring one or more of nature’s original escape rooms!

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Sent: 2018-09-05

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Featuring: Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill | Belltown Hill Orchards | Berkshire Balloons | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Black Hog Brewing Company | Bruce Museum | Castle Hill Farm | Chester Charter, Inc. | City of Hartford | City of Milford | City of New London | Connecticut Dinosaur Trail | Connecticut Science Center | Dinosaur State Park | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Fort Hill Farms | Giuffrida Park | Haley Farm State Park | Hidden Valley Preserve | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hogan's Cider Mill | Holmberg Orchards & Winery | Kent Falls State Park | Lyman Orchards | March Farm | Mooney Time | Nathan Hale Homestead | New England Cider Company | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | RiverQuest | Rose's Berry Farm | Scott's Yankee Farmer | Silverman's Farm | Skydive Danielson | Spoke + Spy Ciderworks | Talcott Mountain State Park | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Pickin Patch at Woodford Farm | These Guys Brewing Company | Thimble Island Brewing Company | Thomas Hooker Brewing Company | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Coventry | Town of Durham | Town of Putnam | Town of South Windsor | Town of Wilton | Town of Windsor | Two Roads Brewing Company

Christmas at Connecticut River Antiques

A Connecticut Christmas

Overview: Visit towns across Connecticut as they dress up for the season with decorations, light displays and of course, the natural beauty of a New England winter. Happy Holidays from all of us at Connecticut Tourism!​​

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Sent: 2018-12-19

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Featuring: City of Hartford | City of Meriden | City of New Haven | City of Torrington | Copper Beech Inn | Cornwall Bridge Pottery | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Falls Village Inn | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Goodspeed Musicals - The Terris Theatre | Griswold Inn | Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann Restaurant | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Infinity Music Hall (Hartford) | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Lady Katharine Cruises - Hartford | Libby's Italian Pastry Shop | Litchfield Inn | Mohegan Sun | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | New Haven Green | Olde Mistick Village | Pattaconk 1850 Bar & Grille | Riverwind Inn Bed & Breakfast | Saint Clements Castle | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Ski Sundown | The Shops at Yale | The Village Restaurant | Thompson Chocolate | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Chester | Town of Essex | Town of Greenwich | Town of Litchfield | Town of Mystic | Town of Westport | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | West Cornwall Covered Bridge

St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Overview: This March, find celebrations for St. Patrick’s Day all around Connecticut, from parades to performances, festivals to 5ks.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-03-06

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Featuring: American Clock & Watch Museum | American Museum of Tort Law | Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry | Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum | Boothe Memorial Park & Museum | Bruce Museum | Christy's Irish Pub | City of Bridgeport | City of Bristol | City of Danbury | City of Hartford | City of Meriden | City of New Haven | City of New London | City of Norwich | City of Stamford | City of Torrington | Connecticut Air & Space Museum | Connecticut Art Trail | Connecticut Children's Museum | Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum | Connecticut Freedom Trail | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut State Museum of Natural History & Connecticut Archaeology Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Connecticut Women's Heritage Trail | Connecticut's Old State House | Custom House Maritime Museum | Danbury Railway Museum | Donahue's Madison Beach Grille | Donovan's | Duffy's Tavern | Eli Whitney Museum | Eric Sloane Museum and Kent Furnace | EverWonder Children's Museum | Florence Griswold Museum | Genius Museum at Nature's Art Village | Harp and Hound Pub | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Hill-Stead Museum | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Housatonic Museum of Art | Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center | Infinity Music Hall (Hartford) | Institute for American Indian Studies | Institute for American Indian Studies | Ireland's Great Hunger Museum | Ireland's Great Hunger Museum | Kidcity Children's Museum | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Knights of Columbus Museum | Lutz Children's Museum | Lyman Allyn Art Museum | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Mattatuck Museum | McKinnon's Irish Pub | McLadden's Irish Public House | Museum of Connecticut History | Mystic Seaport Museum | National Helicopter Museum, Inc. | New Britain Museum of American Art | New England Air Museum | New England Carousel Museum | New England Civil War Museum | New Haven Museum | Niantic Children's Museum | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Northwest Park & Nature Center | O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant | Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine | PEZ Visitor Center | Playwright Irish Pub & Restaurant | Prudence Crandall Museum | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Slater Memorial Museum | SoNo Switch Tower Museum | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stanley-Whitman House | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | Stony Creek Brewery | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Barnum Museum | The Children's Museum | The Discovery Museum & Planetarium | The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Public House | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of Colchester | Town of East Lyme | Town of Essex | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of Hebron | Town of Mystic | Town of Plainville | Town of Plymouth | Town of Putnam | Town of Southington | Vaughan's Public House | Vintage Hi Fi Museum | Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of Connecticut | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Welles-Shipman-Ward House (c.1755) | White Horse Country Pub | William Benton Museum of Art | Windham Textile and History Museum | Yale Center for British Art | Yale Collection of Musical Instruments | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History | Yale University Art Gallery

Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens

Make mom’s day

Overview: Mother’s Day is S​unday, M​ay 12, and we have all kinds of planning suggestions to help you show your mom, grandmother, or any loving woman in your life just how much she means to you, from S​unday brunch to flower festivals to a river cruise!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-04-25

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Featuring: Abbott's Lobster in the Rough | Arethusa al tavolo | City of Hartford | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Elbow Room | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Firebox Restaurant | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Lime Rock Park | Mystic Seaport Museum | OnTheMarc | RiverQuest | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Stone Row Kitchen + Bar | The Corner Restaurant | Town of Mystic | Town of Wallingford | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | West Street Grill

Lavender Field

Summer lovin’.

Overview: From rose gardens to lavender farms to sunflower fields, here are a few places in Connecticut where you can see summer at its most colorful.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-06-13

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Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Bruce Museum | City of Hartford | City of New London | City of Norwalk | Connecticut College Arboretum | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Cricket Hill Garden | Dinosaur State Park | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Florence Griswold Museum | Fort Hill Farms | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Jones Family Farms | Lady Katharine Cruises - Haddam | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lavender Pond Farm | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Lyme Art Association | Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | New Britain Museum of American Art | New England Air Museum | New England Carousel Museum | Ocean Beach Park | Pachaug State Forest | Palmer Arboretum | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Southwind Farms | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Barnum Museum | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Glass House | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of North Branford | Town of North Haven | Town of Roxbury | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Westport Museum for History & Culture | Wickham Park | William Benton Museum of Art | Yale Center for British Art | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Corn Maze

Make September a-maze-ing.

Overview: The days may be shorter, but there's even more to do in Connecticut come September. For example, get lost in one of Connecticut's many impressive corn mazes, now at the height of their popularity.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-09-12

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Featuring: Angevine Farm | Black Hog Brewing Company | Castle Hill Farm | City of Hartford | City of Meriden | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of Norwich | City of Shelton | City of Stamford | City of Waterbury | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Fort Hill Farms | Hartford Yard Goats | Hilton Hartford Hotel | Lighthouse Point Park | Lyman Orchards | March Farm | Mohegan Sun | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mountain Biking at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | New England Brewing Company | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Ocean Beach Park | Relic Brewing Company | Rosedale Farms & Vineyards | Silverman's Farm | Stony Creek Brewery | The Connecticut Beer Trail | The Hops Company | The Pickin Patch at Woodford Farm | Town of Bethel | Town of Branford | Town of Chester | Town of East Hampton | Town of Griswold | Town of Manchester | Town of Middlebury | Town of Naugatuck | Town of North Haven | Town of South Windsor | Town of Trumbull | Town of Westport | Town of Woodbury | Two Roads Brewing Company | Whittle's Willow Spring Farm | Witchdoctor Brewery

Lights in Middletown's Square

Discover Connecticut's Brilliant Holiday Light Displays

Overview: Discover dazzling holiday light displays all over Connecticut. Towns near you are turning on the magic!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-11-22

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Featuring: City of Hartford | City of New Britain | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Goodwin Park | Griswold Inn | Harkness Memorial State Park | Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lighthouse Point Park | Lucky Lou's Bar & Grill | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | Olde Mistick Village | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Silas W. Robbins House | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of Branford | Town of Essex | Town of Mystic | Town of North Haven | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Stonington | Town of Washington | Town of Wethersfield | Visit Collinsville | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

New Year's Eve Hartford

New Twists on New Year's Eve

Overview: All over Connecticut, join in festivities for both families and couples. You’ll find fireworks, comedy, music, dining and dancing in some of the liveliest destinations in the state. 

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-12-18

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Featuring: Butler-McCook House & Garden | Chapin Park B&B | City of Hartford | Copper Beech Inn | Courtyard by Marriott - Cromwell | Daniel Rust House | Fairfield Theatre Company | Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center | Inn at Middletown | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Litchfield Inn | Marriott Hartford Downtown | Mohegan Sun | Riverwind Inn Bed & Breakfast | Saint Clements Castle | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Sheraton Stamford Hotel | Ski Sundown | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | Tamarack Lodge - Restaurant & Indie Glamping Resort | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The White Hart | Water's Edge Resort & Spa

Winter Wonderland - Sleigh Ride

Winter Weekend Wolderland

Overview: Prepare for a blizzard of fun, outdoors or in, all over Connecticut. Here are 30+ activities for the coolest January ever.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2020-01-08

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Featuring: American Museum of Tort Law | Arethusa al tavolo | Ascot's at The Norwich Inn | Bar Bouchée | Blue Ox Axe Throwing - Bridgeport | Bridgeport Islanders | Chelsea Piers Connecticut | Chestnut Street Playhouse | Chowda Trail | City of Hartford | City of Norwich | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Pomfret | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Wine Trail | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Discovery Depot at Nature's Art Village | Earthplace, The Nature Discovery & Environmental Learning Center | Florence Griswold Museum | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Gay City State Park | Guided Flyfishing Trips-Housatonic River Outfitters | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Hartford Stage | Hartford Wolfpack | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Infinity Bistro (Hartford) | Infinity Bistro (Norfolk) | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Inn at Middletown | James L. Goodwin State Forest | Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Litchfield Inn | Madison Beach Hotel | Meadowbrook Estate and Mansion | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mohawk State Forest | Mohegan Sun | Monza World Class Karting at Foxwoods | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mystic Aquarium | New Britain Museum of American Art | New Canaan Museum & Historical Society | New England Air Museum | Nomads Adventure Quest | OnTheMarc | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Playhouse on Park | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Prime Climb Mountain Fun | R.J. Julia Booksellers | RiverQuest | RoseGarden Ice Arena | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Ski Sundown | Spark VR | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Connecticut Beer Trail | The Inn at Longshore | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Storyteller's Cottage | The Whaler's Inn | Town of Litchfield | Town of Madison | Town of Old Saybrook | Town of Salisbury | Town of Westport | Tschudin Chocolates & Confections | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wadsworth Mansion | Weir Farm National Historic Site | Westport Country Playhouse | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | Wilton Historical Society | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center | Xperiment Virtual Reality | Yale University Art Gallery

Baloon and barn

Find Fun This March

Overview: Looking for something fun to do in March? Whether you want something active, relaxing, cultural, nature-oriented or romantic, we have you covered. Check out these great ideas to make the most of your month!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2020-03-05

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Featuring: A.C. Petersen Farms | Aer Blarney Balloons, LLC | Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center | Audubon Sharon | Bats of Bedlam Maple Farm | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library | Berkshire Balloons | Bridgeport Islanders | Cheshire Coffee | Christy's Irish Pub | City of Bridgeport | City of Bristol | City of Danbury | City of Hartford | City of Meriden | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | City of Norwich | City of Stamford | City of Torrington | Connecticut Convention Center | Connecticut Dinosaur Trail | Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library | Connecticut Irish-American Heritage Trail | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut State Museum of Natural History & Connecticut Archaeology Center | Connecticut Whale | Craftsman Cliff Roasters | Dish Bar & Grill | Donahue's Madison Beach Grille | Donovan's | Duffy's Tavern | Fired Up | Flanders Nature Center/Land Trust | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Garde Arts Center | Geronimo Bar & Grill | Greenwood Glass Blowing Studio Gallery & School | Gunn Memorial Library & Historical Museum | Harp and Hound Pub | Hartford Wolfpack | Higher Grounds Coffee House & Art Gallery | Hungry Tiger Music Club & Cafe | Hydeville Sugar Shack | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Inishmor Pub | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Institute for American Indian Studies | Interlaken Inn, Resort & Conference Center | Ireland's Great Hunger Museum | J House Greenwich | JavaHut Cafe & Bistro | John Davenport's Restaurant | Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts | Lamothe's Sugar House | Litchfield Distillery | McLadden's Irish Public House | Mia's Prime Time Cafe | Middletown Roller Skating Rink | MindBreak Escape Rooms | Molten Java | Museum of Connecticut History | Mystic Aquarium | Mystified Escape Rooms | New Canaan Nature Center | Northwest Park & Nature Center | O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant | Painting with a Twist | Park & Oak Restaurant | Playwright Irish Pub & Restaurant | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center | Safe Harbor Escape Rooms | Shebeen Brewing Company | Shubert Theatre | SoNo Nightlife | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stanley-Whitman House | Stony Creek Brewery | Sweet Wind Farm Sugarhouse & Farm Stand | Tavern on Main | Tea Roses Tea Room | Team vs Time - Premier Room Escape | The Corner Restaurant | The Dudley Farm Museum | The Half Door | The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House | The Public House | The Sloppy Waffle | The Sloppy Waffle (Bloomfield) | The Vanilla Bean Café | Town of Avon | Town of Avon | Town of East Lyme | Town of Essex | Town of Fairfield | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Greenwich | Town of Hebron | Town of Kent | Town of Montville | Town of Mystic | Town of Naugatuck | Town of New Milford | Town of Plymouth | Town of Putnam | Town of Redding | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Seymour | Town of Simsbury | Town of Southington | Town of Stonington | Town of Westport | Town of Woodbury | Toyota Oakdale Theatre | Vaughan's Public House | White Horse Country Pub | Wigwam Escape

Red Panda - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

Enjoy At-Home Virtual Experiences

Overview: Connecticut’s world-class museums, historic sites, aquariums, entertainment venues and other tourism destinations across the state are temporarily closed in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit—virtually. We've gathered a list of popular attractions across Connecticut that have created special online experiences or projects to entertain, teach and engage you and your family while you stay safe at home. Watch live animals, take virtual tours, participate in learning activities, try virtual yoga classes and more!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2020-04-09

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Featuring: Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry | Bradley Playhouse | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | City of New London | City of Waterbury | Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Creative Arts Workshop | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | EverWonder Children's Museum | Fairfield Museum & History Center | Fairfield Theatre Company | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Hartford Stage | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center | Institute for American Indian Studies | Lyme Art Association | Mattatuck Museum | Meigs Point Nature Center | Mohegan Sun | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | New England Air Museum | Norfolk Chamber Music Festival | Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine | PEZ Visitor Center | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Shubert Theatre | Slater Memorial Museum | Stafford Motor Speedway | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Glass House | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Storyteller's Cottage | Town of Derby | Town of Greenwich | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Stonington | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wadsworth Mansion | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | Wilton Historical Society | Yale Center for British Art | Yale University Visitor Center

Make Summer Count

Make Summer Count

Overview: It’s so good to get away — and you can have all the fun of a summer vacation right in Connecticut! From daring adventure to savory seafood, drive-in movies to scenic hikes, there are so many ways to enjoy summer. Here’s your guide to finding your road trip escape or relaxing staycation! Just be sure to check the latest travel advisory before venturing out!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2020-08-11

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Featuring: Abbott's Lobster in the Rough | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Bill's Seafood Restaurant | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Branford River Paddlesports, Kayaks and Tours | Brownstone Adventure Sports Park | Bulls Bridge | Burr Pond State Park | Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream | Campbell Falls State Park Reserve | Captain Scott's Lobster Dock | Chatfield Hollow State Park | City of Hartford | City of Middletown | Clam Castle | Club Getaway | Cockaponset State Forest | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Watersports | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Devil's Hopyard State Park | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Farmington Canal Linear Park | Flamig Farm | Ford's Lobsters | Gay City State Park | Giuffrida Park | Hidden Valley Preserve | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hopkins Vineyard | Indian Well State Park | Kettletown State Park | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lake Waramaug State Park | Lake of Isles Golf Course | Lee's Riding Stable | Lobster Landing | Lobster Shack | Lyman Orchards | Macedonia Brook State Park | Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace | Mashamoquet Brook State Park | McLean Game Refuge | Mianus River State Park | Millwright's Restaurant | Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden | Mohegan Sun Golf Club | Mount Tom State Park | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | Nehantic State Forest | New Britain Museum of American Art | New Canaan Nature Center | Nipmuck State Forest | Odetah Camping Resort | Old Furnace State Park | Pachaug State Forest | RiverQuest | Riverfront Recapture | Ross Pond State Park | Salmon River State Forest | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Sea Mist Thimble Island Cruise, LLC | Shenipsit State Forest | Silverman's Farm | Simsbury Free Bike | Sleeping Giant State Park | Stratton Brook State Park | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | Talcott Mountain State Park | Taylor Brooke Brewery | The Glass House | The Last Green Valley | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Place | Town of Barkhamsted | Town of Beacon Falls | Town of Cheshire | Town of Falls Village (Canaan) | Town of Hamden | Town of Pomfret | Town of Portland | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Sherman | Town of Simsbury | Town of Vernon | Town of Windsor | Town of Woodstock | Wadsworth Falls State Park | West Rock Ridge State Park | West Thompson Lake Federal Park | White Memorial Foundation | Wickham Park | Winvian Farm

Get Your Fall Fix

Get Your Fall Fix

Overview: The end of fall is fast approaching — have you made the most of the season? Luckily, there’s still time to safely enjoy Connecticut’s fall favorites. From hard cider sipping to foliage hiking, small town shopping to rope swinging, here are 31 things to do this November.

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Sent: 2020-10-22

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Featuring: Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Alice in the Village | Angevine Farm | B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill | Beer'd Brewing Company | Belltown Hill Orchards | Berkshire Balloons | Bigelow Hollow State Park | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Black Hog Brewing Company | Campbell Falls State Park Reserve | Chester Charter, Inc. | City of Hartford | Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Dinosaur Trail | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Dinosaur State Park | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | EverWonder Children's Museum | Fairview Tree Farm | Flamig Farm | Florence Griswold Museum | Giuffrida Park | Greater Middletown Military Museum | Haley Farm State Park | Hidden Valley Preserve | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hogan's Cider Mill | Housatonic Meadows State Park | Housatonic River Brewing | IT Adventure Ropes Course | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk at Riverfront | Lovers Leap State Park | Lyman Orchards | Macedonia Brook State Park | Maple Bank Farm | March Farm | Mattabesett Blue Trail | Miller Tree Farm | Mohegan Sun | New Canaan Nature Center | New England Cider Company | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Northwest Park & Nature Center | PEZ Visitor Center | RiverQuest | Rogers Orchards Sunnymount Farm | Rose's Berry Farm | Salt of the Earth Therapeutic Spa | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Silverman's Farm | Skydive Danielson | Spoke + Spy Ciderworks | Still Waters Retreat | Talcott Mountain State Park | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Pickin Patch at Woodford Farm | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | The Spa at Norwich Inn | These Guys Brewing Company | Thimble Island Brewing Company | Thomas Hooker Brewing Company | Town of Woodbury | Treat Farm | Two Roads Brewing Company | Urban Lodge Brewing | West Haven Veteran's Museum and Learning Center | Wigwam Escape | Yankee Cider Barn at Staehly Farms

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.

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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 & Sweet Valentine's Day

Safe & Sweet Valentine's Day

Overview: Valentine’s Day is near, and love is in the air. Whether you’re newly dating or longtime sweethearts, Connecticut businesses are working diligently to prioritize safety, so you can focus on romance. From unique date spots and one-of-a-kind gifts to at-home date nights, unforgettable sweets and more, here’s how to have a safe and sweet Valentine’s Day.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2021-01-28

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Featuring: Adventure Rooms | Axe It | Ballo Italian at Mohegan Sun | City of Hartford | City of Meriden | City of Waterbury | Connecticut Antiques Trail | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut River Museum | David Burke Prime Steakhouse | Divine Treasures | Escape New Haven | Escapology Escape Rooms | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun | Manor House Inn | Middletown Roller Skating Rink | Mind Factory Escape Games | Mission Escape Games | Mohegan Sun | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | Muse Paintbar (West Hartford) | Mystified Escape Rooms | Noteworthy Chocolates | Odin's Keep Axe House | Painting with a Twist | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - New Haven | Pursue the Clues | Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center | Stumpy's Hatchet House | Sugar Factory American Brasserie | Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods | The Chocolate Shell | The Corner Restaurant | The Goodwin Hotel | Todd English's Tuscany | Town of Avon | Town of Chester | Town of Essex | Town of Hamden | Town of Salisbury | Town of Woodstock | Wigwam Escape

Make the Most of June

Make the Most of June

Overview: The weather's getting warmer, skies are getting brighter, and June is in full swing! How will you spend the month? From waterfront thrills and garden strolls to rollercoasters and ice cream cones, here's how to fill every moment with fun.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2021-06-10

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Featuring: 1741 Pub & Grill | Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Argia Mystic Cruises | Bella's Café | Blue Venture Fishing Charters | Bluefin Sportfishing Charters | Brass City Raceway & Axe Throwing | Brewery Legitimus | Brignole Vineyards | Brownstone Adventure Sports Park | Captain Morgan's Boat Training & Charters, LLC | Captain Seth Sportfishing Fleet | Chamard Vineyards | City of Bridgeport | City of Danbury | City of Hartford | City of Hartford | City of Middletown | City of New London | City of Shelton | City of Stamford | Clarke Outdoors | Connecticut Beer Trail | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut Wine Trail | David Burke Prime Steakhouse | Elicit Brewing Company | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Elm Street Diner | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Fields of Fire Adventure Park | Fifth State Distillery | Firefly Hollow Brewing Company | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana at Mohegan Sun | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | GastroPark | Gouveia Vineyards | Grass & Bone | Guided Flyfishing Trips-Housatonic River Outfitters | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hog River Brewing Company | Hopkins Inn Restaurant | Hopkins Vineyard | Housatonic River Brewing | Islander Sport Fishing Charters | Jones Family Farms | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lucky Strike Charters | Lyman Orchards | Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace | Maugle Sierra Vineyards & Winery | Middlebank II | Mill on the River | Miranda Vineyard | Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | New England Watersports | Nightjack Sportsfishing | Odin's Keep Axe House | On Track Karting | Oyster Club | Paddle Mystic-Mystic River Adventure Company | Pardee Rose Gardens | Parkville Market | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - New Haven | Pond House Cafe | Priam Vineyards | Problem Solved Brewery | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | RPM Raceway Stamford | Rockin' Jump Trampoline Park - Trumbull | Rose's Berry Farm | Saltwater Farm Vineyard | Scoot & Paddle | Sea Sprite | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Sky Zone - Norwalk | Skydive Danielson | Smash Avenue | Stony Creek Brewery | Stony Creek Brewery | Sugar Factory American Brasserie | Sundae Drives - Ice Cream Trail | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | TAO Asian Bistro & Lounge | Thames River Heritage Park & Water Taxi | The Essex Public Market & Food Hall | The Glass House | The Hops Company | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Velvet Mill | Tom's Urban - Mohegan Sun Casino | Town of Avon | Town of Barkhamsted | Town of Branford | Town of East Hampton | Town of Fairfield | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Southbury | Town of Southington | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Two Roads Brewing Company | Urban Lodge Brewing | White Horse Country Pub | Willimantic Brewing Company

Make the Most of June

Make the Most of June

Overview: The weather's getting warmer, skies are getting brighter, and June is in full swing! How will you spend the month? From waterfront thrills and garden strolls to rollercoasters and ice cream cones, here's how to fill every moment with fun.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2021-06-10

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Featuring: 1741 Pub & Grill | Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Argia Mystic Cruises | Bella's Café | Blue Venture Fishing Charters | Bluefin Sportfishing Charters | Brass City Raceway & Axe Throwing | Brewery Legitimus | Brignole Vineyards | Brownstone Adventure Sports Park | Captain Morgan's Boat Training & Charters, LLC | Captain Seth Sportfishing Fleet | Chamard Vineyards | City of Bridgeport | City of Danbury | City of Hartford | City of Hartford | City of Middletown | City of New London | City of Shelton | City of Stamford | Clarke Outdoors | Connecticut Beer Trail | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut Wine Trail | David Burke Prime Steakhouse | Elicit Brewing Company | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Elm Street Diner | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Fields of Fire Adventure Park | Fifth State Distillery | Firefly Hollow Brewing Company | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana at Mohegan Sun | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | GastroPark | Gouveia Vineyards | Grass & Bone | Guided Flyfishing Trips-Housatonic River Outfitters | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hog River Brewing Company | Hopkins Inn Restaurant | Hopkins Vineyard | Housatonic River Brewing | Islander Sport Fishing Charters | Jones Family Farms | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lucky Strike Charters | Lyman Orchards | Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace | Maugle Sierra Vineyards & Winery | Middlebank II | Mill on the River | Miranda Vineyard | Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | New England Watersports | Nightjack Sportsfishing | Odin's Keep Axe House | On Track Karting | Oyster Club | Paddle Mystic-Mystic River Adventure Company | Pardee Rose Gardens | Parkville Market | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - New Haven | Pond House Cafe | Priam Vineyards | Problem Solved Brewery | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | RPM Raceway Stamford | Rockin' Jump Trampoline Park - Trumbull | Rose's Berry Farm | Saltwater Farm Vineyard | Scoot & Paddle | Sea Sprite | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Sky Zone - Norwalk | Skydive Danielson | Smash Avenue | Stony Creek Brewery | Stony Creek Brewery | Sugar Factory American Brasserie | Sundae Drives - Ice Cream Trail | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | TAO Asian Bistro & Lounge | Thames River Heritage Park & Water Taxi | The Essex Public Market & Food Hall | The Glass House | The Hops Company | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Velvet Mill | Tom's Urban - Mohegan Sun Casino | Town of Avon | Town of Barkhamsted | Town of Branford | Town of East Hampton | Town of Fairfield | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Southbury | Town of Southington | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Two Roads Brewing Company | Urban Lodge Brewing | White Horse Country Pub | Willimantic Brewing Company


Recent Press

Tell Me Something Good: St. Patrick's Day

WRCH Lite 100.5

Weekly online and radio spot on WRCH Lite 100.5 highlighting Saint Patrick's Day celebrations happening throughout Connecticut.

Published Date: 2018-03-13

Featuring: City of Hartford | Little Theatre of Manchester at Cheney Hall | New Britain Museum of American Art | Thomas Hooker Brewery at Colt

2018 New England Family Fishing Destinations

New England Game & Fish

Online article from New England Game & Fish highlighting some fishing areas in Connecticut and things to do in Hartford, Connecticut.

Published Date: 2018-04-18

Featuring: American Legion State Forest | City of Hartford | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Lake McDonough | People's State Forest | The Mark Twain House & Museum

Travel News: NYC Culture Vultures Rejoice, Discover Connecticut This…

Budget Travel

Online article highlighting budget/discount opportunities in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2018-06-16

Featuring: Adventure Park at Storrs | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | Club Getaway | Elm City Party Bike | Foxwoods Resort Casino | GrayBarns Inn | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | The Goodwin Hotel

State Tourism Site Ranks West Hartford First for 'Walkable Town Center' - We-Ha

We-ha.com

Online article celebrating West Hartford as a walkable town.

Published Date: 2018-07-26

Featuring: City of Hartford | City of New Haven | Town of Chester | Town of Greenwich | Town of Litchfield | Town of New Canaan | Town of West Hartford

2018 Fall Festivals in Connecticut

TripSavvy

Online article highlighting Connecticut's fall festivals.

Published Date: 2018-07-29

Featuring: City of Hartford | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | Connecticut Antique Machinery Association Museum | Mystic Seaport Museum | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of Kent | Town of Lebanon | Town of Mystic | Town of Southington | Town of Wethersfield

The Best Places to Live in America

Money.com

Print and online article highlighting the best places to live, including West Hartford, Connecticut.

Published Date: 2018-09-01

Featuring: City of Hartford | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Town of West Hartford

10 Things New Milford Residents Can Do in Connecticut This Fall (No Pressure)

HamletHub Local News

Online article that ran in the New Milford, Norwalk, Scarsdale, and Southbury versions of HameltHub, highlighting places to visit in Connecticut during the fall season.

Published Date: 2018-09-25

Featuring: Abbott's Lobster in the Rough | Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford | Captain Scott's Lobster Dock | Cedar Hill Cemetery | City of Hartford | Ford's Lobsters | Fred's Shanty | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre | Mohawk State Forest | Mount Tom State Park | Ocean Beach Park | Rocky Neck State Park | Scott's Yankee Farmer | Smith's Acres | Town of Harwinton | Town of New Milford | Town of Portland | Waterford Beach Park

Tell Me Something Good: Small Business Saturday

WRCH Lite 100.5

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

Published Date: 2018-11-20

Featuring: City of Hartford | The Shops at Yale | Town of Durham | Town of Stratford

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: April Events

WRCH Lite 100.5

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

Published Date: 2019-04-03

Featuring: City of Bridgeport | City of Hartford | Town of Vernon | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: Connecticut Hisotric Gardens Day

WRCH Lite 100.5

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

Published Date: 2019-06-18

Featuring: City of Hartford | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Florence Griswold Museum | Hill-Stead Museum | Town of Deep River | Town of Harwinton | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

How to Spend a Literary Long Weekend in Hartford, Connecticut

Literary Hub

Online article highlighting literary attractions in Hartford, CT.

Published Date: 2019-07-31

Featuring: City of Hartford | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Hartford Public Library | Hartford Stage | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Pond House Cafe | Real Art Ways | Spectra Wired Cafe & Bar 5 | The Mark Twain House & Museum | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: Fairs & Festivals

WRCH Lite 100.5

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

Published Date: 2019-08-13

Featuring: City of Hartford | City of Milford | Town of Bridgewater | Town of Lyme

50 Fun Things to Do This Fall in Connecticut

Mommy Poppins

Online article highlighting things to do during the fall in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-09-02

Featuring: Angevine Farm | Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard | Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream | City of Hartford | Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center | Connecticut Children's Museum | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Danbury Railway Museum | Dinosaur State Park | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Flamig Farm | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Institute for American Indian Studies | Karabin Farms | Launch Trampoline Park | Lyman Orchards | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Muse Paintbar (West Hartford) | Mystic Aquarium | New England Air Museum | Olde Mistick Village | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Ridgefield Playhouse | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Scott's Yankee Farmer | The Barnum Museum | The Mark Twain House & Museum | Town of Fairfield | Town of Mystic | Town of Plainville | Town of Southington | Village Center for the Arts | Warner Theatre

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: Festivals and Fairs

WRCH Lite 100.5

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

Published Date: 2019-10-03

Featuring: City of Hartford | City of Norwalk | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Hebron

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: National Beer Lovers Day

WRCH Lite 100.5

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

Published Date: 2019-09-10

Featuring: City of Hartford | City of Milford | Lighthouse Point Park | Taylor Brooke Winery | Town of Manchester

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: Fall Events

WRCH Lite 100.5

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

Published Date: 2019-10-08

Featuring: City of Hartford | Mystic Seaport Museum | Ski Sundown | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Southington | Town of Stratford

Fall colors nearing peak in much of Connecticut

Connecticut Post Online, CT Insider, The Hour Online, New Hven Register Online, New-Times Online, Register Citizen Online, Stamford Advocate Online

Online article highlighting the peak foliage in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-10-14

Featuring: City of Bridgeport | City of Danbury | City of Hartford | City of Middletown | City of New Haven | City of New London | City of Norwalk | City of Waterbury | Hopkins Vineyard | Kent Falls State Park | Lucius Pond Ordway/Devil's Den Preserve | Macedonia Brook State Park | Mianus River State Park | Mohawk State Forest | Mount Tom State Park | Sleeping Giant State Park | Talcott Mountain State Park | Tarrywile Park & Mansion | Town of Greenwich | Town of Litchfield | Town of Mansfield | Town of Trumbull | Town of Windsor Locks | Town of Woodstock | University of Connecticut

Seven Hallmark and Lifetime Holiday Movies Filmed in Connecticut Towns

HamletHub Local News

Online article highlighting Hallmark and Lifetime movies filmed in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-11-09

Featuring: Amato's Toy and Hobby | City of Hartford | City of Norwich | Griswold Inn | Town of Colchester | Town of Essex | Town of Mystic | Town of North Haven | Town of Stonington | Town of Wethersfield

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: Holiday Lights

WRCH Lite 100.5

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

Published Date: 2019-12-03

Featuring: ANTIQ'S LLC | City of Hartford | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Goodwin Park | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Mystic Aquarium | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company

How to Travel Car-Free With a Family

New York Times, New York Times Online, Mylifestylemax

Online article highlighting ways to travel without a car.

Published Date: 2019-12-04

Featuring: Amtrak | Bruce Museum | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets | Escape New Haven | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Greenwich Historical Society | Local Kitchen & Beer Bar | Mohegan Sun | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | New London Historic Waterfront District | New London to Orient Point, Long Island, NY Ferry | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Simsbury Free Bike | Stanton House Inn | Stony Creek Brewery | The Glass House | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of Falls Village (Canaan) | Town of Seymour | Two Roads Brewing Company

Lifetime’s Christmas movie filmed entirely in Connecticut airs Sunday night

WTIC-TV Online

Online article highlighting a Lifetime Christmas movie that was filmed in Connecticut

Published Date: 2019-12-14

Featuring: City of Hartford

These New England towns are straight out of a holiday movie

Boston.com

Online article highlighting holiday movies filmed in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-12-14

Featuring: City of Hartford | Griswold Inn | Silas W. Robbins House | Town of Essex | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Wethersfield

55 Things to Do with Kids This Winter in Connecticut

Mommy Poppins

Online article highlighting activities to do with Kids this winter in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-12-16

Featuring: Bushnell Park | Central Rock Gym | Chelsea Piers Connecticut | City of Hartford | Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Dinosaur State Park | Downtown Cabaret Theatre | Eli Whitney Museum | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center | Institute for American Indian Studies | Lyman Allyn Art Museum | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mystic Aquarium | New Canaan Nature Center | New England Carousel Museum | Nomads Adventure Quest | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | RiverQuest | Ski Sundown | Stone Age Rock Gym | The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of Kent | Town of Mystic | Town of Newington | Town of Plainville | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center | Yale University Art Gallery

The Best New Year's Eve Celebration in Every State

Reader's Digest Online

Online article highlighting new year's eve celebrations.

Published Date: 2019-12-17

Featuring: City of Hartford

No Weekend Plans? No Problem! Here Are the 25 Best Weekend Getaways in New England

Parade Online

Online article highlighting weekend getaways throughout New England.

Published Date: 2020-01-16

Featuring: Argia Mystic Cruises | Black-Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Jonathan Edwards Winery | Louis' Lunch | Saltwater Farm Vineyard | Sleeping Giant State Park | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Whaler's Inn | Town of Mystic | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | ZINC Restaurant

Things To Do in Connecticut this Weekend: St. Patrick's Day Crafts, Maple Sugaring, Cardboard Sled Race

Mommy Poppins

Online article highlighting things to do on St. Patrick's Day Weekend.

Published Date: 2020-03-13

Featuring: City of Bridgeport | City of Bristol | City of Danbury | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Lamothe's Sugar House | Mystic Aquarium | New Canaan Nature Center | Town of Bethel | Town of Darien | Town of Greenwich | Town of Middlefield | Town of Newtown | Town of Putnam | Town of Southbury | Town of Washington | Town of Watertown | Town of Westport | Town of Woodbury

Connecticut itinerary: Hartford

Group Tour Magazine

Online article highlighting things to do and see in Hartford

Published Date: 2020-06-18

Featuring: City of Hartford | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | The Mark Twain House & Museum | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

How Well Do You Know CT?

River 105.9, The

Online article highlighting Hartford.

Published Date: 2020-08-25

Featuring: City of Hartford

Hartford's most beautiful floral displays will be available for viewing this month through the Hartford Blooms Heritage Tour

Hartford Courant Online

Online article highlighting flower displays around Hartford.

Published Date: 2020-09-05

Featuring: City of Hartford | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Keney Park

Say Goodbye To 2020 – Safely & In Style

Metro Hartford Alliance Blog

Online article highlighting safe thing to do to ring in the new year.

Published Date: 2020-12-28

Featuring: City of Hartford | Ski Sundown | TheaterWorks | Vaughan's Public House

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: New Year's Eve

WRCH-FM

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

Published Date: 2020-12-29

Featuring: City of Hartford | Ski Sundown | The Wharf Restaurant | TheaterWorks | Vaughan's Public House