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Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours

Halloween is Here — Connecticut Towns Offer Tricks and Treats

When October comes around, Connecticut towns gear up for Halloween celebrations. From ghostly legends to ghoulish attractions to family-friendly fun, there are plenty of ways to experience an authentic New England Halloween. Here are just a few of the towns that are particularly spooky this time of year, along with a few limited-time events to check out.

Featuring: Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford | City of New Haven | Cross Sound Ferry Lighthouse Cruise | Grove Street Cemetery | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Mystic Seaport Museum | Norwalk Historical Society | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Shore Line Trolley Museum | The Mark Twain House & Museum | Town of Wethersfield | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

Litchfield Connecticut

8 Connecticut Towns with Real Holiday Spirit

No one dresses up for the holiday season quite like Connecticut. To find a few of the towns that show particularly scenic levels of festive spirit, we consulted the photo book, A Connecticut Christmas by Caryn B. Davis. We’re sharing some of her photographs that we think perfectly capture the charm of Connecticut and the warmth of the holiday season! 

Featuring: City of Meriden | City of New Haven | Cornwall Bridge Pottery | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Falls Village Inn | Griswold Inn | Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann Restaurant | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Libby's Italian Pastry Shop | Litchfield Inn | Little House Brewing Company | Mystic Aquarium | New Haven Green | Olde Mistick Village | Pattaconk 1850 Bar & Grille | The Shops at Yale | The Village Restaurant | Thompson Chocolate | Town of Chester | Town of Essex | Town of Greenwich | Town of Litchfield | Town of Mystic | Town of Newtown | West Cornwall Covered Bridge

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

Spring Festivals, Flowers and Family Fun

Spring Festivals, Flowers & Family Fun

Spring is in the air! Celebrate springtime and the warmer weather with a visit to one of the state’s many seasonal festivals and events this April and May. Gather the family and friends for a joyous outing – it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy springtime in Connecticut! From flowers and farms to crafts and music, fun activities around the state abound! Here are some ideas of how to explore and celebrate Connecticut this season:

Featuring: City of Bridgeport | City of Meriden | City of New Haven | Hill-Stead Museum | The Last Green Valley | Town of Fairfield | Town of North Haven | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wadsworth Mansion

West Hartford Center

Walkable Town Centers

Sometimes it’s nice just to get out of the car or off the train and walk. Connecticut has many town centers where a nice ramble takes you to shops, restaurants, galleries, museums, and even a park bench or two. Here are some of the best ones to consider:

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

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

Ski Biking

8 Must-Try Winter Activities in Connecticut

Snowy New England winters are legendary. If you want to make the most of outdoor fun this winter, you don’t have to travel any farther north than Connecticut, where you can try anything from tubing down snow-covered slopes to climbing a wall of ice —without spending hours in the car. Here are a few great ways to get out there and play in the snow.

Featuring: City of New Haven | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Gay City State Park | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mount Southington Ski Area | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Ski Sundown | Town of Manchester | Town of Salisbury | Weir Farm National Historic Site | White Memorial Foundation | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center

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

Bike Ride Trail

Best Bike Rides: Many Ways to Go

On back roads, canal paths, wooded trails and coastal excursions, there is biking for everyone in Connecticut – and spring is a great time of year to pop your bikes onto the top of your car and head out for the wide open spaces. Of course, there are many expert opinions about where to find the best bike rides in the state, so we have pulled suggestions from a number of good sources, along with links, so you can make your own determination. Wherever you head, one thing is for certain: There are very few ways better than biking for getting a close look at and feel for the wonders of Connecticut.

Featuring: City of New Haven | The Last Green Valley | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Colchester | Town of East Hampton | Town of Litchfield | Town of Middlebury | Town of Southbury

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

Spring Flowers

Connecticut's Spring Blossom Finder

Once the snow melts, springtime in Connecticut quickly takes hold, rewarding us with colorful gardens, open fields, flowering trees and wonderful spring festivals. In April and May, the cherry blossoms, tulips, daffodils and dogwoods come into bloom. Here are a few of the biggest and best viewing opportunities, as well as some suggestions for other places in Connecticut also beginning to bloom.

Featuring: Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | City of Bridgeport | City of Meriden | City of New Haven | Connecticut College Arboretum | Cricket Hill Garden | Delamar Southport | Denison Homestead Museum - Pequotsepos Manor (1717) | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Garden of Ideas | Gilbertie's Herb Gardens | Hollister House Garden | Housatonic Museum of Art | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Little Pub Fairfield | Meigs Point Nature Center | New Canaan Nature Center | Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale | Palmer Arboretum | Seaside Park | Taste of New Haven Tours | The Connecticut Pizza Trail | Town of Fairfield | Town of New Canaan | White Flower Farm | Yale Marsh Botanical Garden

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

Zebra Eating Grass

You Deserve a Spring Break!

There are so many reasons to get excited for the start of the spring! It’s time to get outside and take advantage of all of the wonderful things that come along with warmer weather, such as longer days, budding flowers and all that sunshine. Get a head start on making this season a memorable one by exploring some of the new offerings and fun events happening across the state this month, from outdoor festivals and foodie events to new attractions and openings. Grab a friend or family member and get started on your 2019 spring break!

Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | B&B at Bartlett Farm | Bear Creek Campground at Lake Compounce | City of Bridgeport | City of Meriden | City of New Haven | Connecticut Bed & Breakfast/Bicycle Trail | Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Hollister House Garden | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods | Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park | Town of Fairfield | UConn Dairy Bar | University of Connecticut Animal Barns Self-Guided Tours | Westbrook Outlets | White Flower Farm | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | l'escale

Train Station

Car-Free Connecticut

Think you need a car to visit Connecticut? Think again. There are quite a few great places to explore (and great deals to be found) when you visit by public transportation, too. We’ve even got a few ideas here that will save you money. Time to leave the traffic (or the city) behind!

Featuring: Amtrak | Bruce Museum | City of New Haven | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Cross Sound Ferry | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Greenwich Historical Society | Local Kitchen & Beer Bar | Mohegan Sun | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | New London Historic Waterfront District | Stanton House Inn | Stony Creek Brewery | The Glass House | Town of Clinton | Town of Falls Village (Canaan) | Town of Seymour | Town of Westport | Two Roads Brewing Company

Train Station

Car-Free Connecticut

Think you need a car to visit Connecticut? Think again. There are quite a few great places to explore (and great deals to be found) when you visit by public transportation, too. We’ve even got a few ideas here that will save you money. Time to leave the traffic (or the city) behind!

Featuring: Amtrak | Bruce Museum | City of New Haven | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Cross Sound Ferry | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Greenwich Historical Society | Local Kitchen & Beer Bar | Mohegan Sun | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | New London Historic Waterfront District | Stanton House Inn | Stony Creek Brewery | The Glass House | Town of Clinton | Town of Falls Village (Canaan) | Town of Seymour | Town of Westport | 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

Nautical Nightmares

Fear Factor: Haunted Houses in Connecticut

Halloween has become a month-long celebration in Connecticut, especially among older kids who want to scare themselves half to death. To help them do just that, a creepy world of haunted houses, scary hayrides and cemetery tours have popped up to ratchet up the fear factor. Be warned that most of these attractions are not for young children. Get ready to get your scare on with these frightfully good Connecticut haunts!

Featuring: City of Milford | City of New Haven | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Fairview Tree Farm | Flamig Farm | Shore Line Trolley Museum | The Mark Twain House & Museum | Town of Mystic | Town of Putnam | Town of Stratford | Town of Wallingford | Town of West Hartford | Windham Textile and History Museum

Lyman Orchards, Middlefield

33 Things to Do in Connecticut This September

Looking for something to do in Connecticut in September? Whether you want something active or relaxing, cultural or nature-oriented, historic or trendy, there is always so much to do, and it’s all so close together. Here are some highlights for September.

For even more ideas check out CTvisit.com where you can search by type of activity under the “DO” navigation tab, or browse articles full of ideas under the “IDEAS” tab.

Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Argia Mystic Cruises | Berkshire Balloons | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | City of New Haven | Collis P. Huntington State Park | Connecticut River Valley Inn | Connecticut Voyager Balloons | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Cornwall Inn | Covered Bridge Electric Bike Rental | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Ferris Acres Creamery | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Gay City State Park | Haley Farm State Park | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Homestead Inn | Interlaken Inn, Resort & Conference Center | Lee's Riding Stable | Lime Rock Park | Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace | Mountain Biking at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Nathan Hale State Forest | Onrust | Pedal Power - Vernon | Pedego SoNo Electric Bikes | Poet's Lounge Charters | R/V "Spirit of the Sound" | Rich Farm Ice Cream | Rockland Preserve | Safari Golf | Salmon River State Forest | Saybrook Point Miniature Golf | Simsbury Free Bike | Stonecroft Country Inn | Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds | Tamarack Lodge & Indie Glamping Resort | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The West Lane Inn | Town of Clinton | Town of Derby | Town of East Hampton | Town of Fairfield | Town of Falls Village (Canaan) | Town of Greenwich | Town of Harwinton | Town of Litchfield | Town of Mystic | Town of New Canaan | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Putnam | Town of Simsbury | Town of Trumbull | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Toymakers Café | UConn Dairy Bar | Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of Connecticut | Wall to Wall: The New London Mural Walk | West Cornwall Covered Bridge

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

Adventure Parks

38 Things to do in Connecticut this October

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

Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Boardman House Inn | City of New Haven | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Pomfret | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Dinosaur State Park | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Florence Griswold Museum | Forbidden Escape | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hopkins Inn | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Kent Falls State Park | Lyman Orchards | Meigs Point Nature Center | Mohegan Sun | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Salt Cave of Darien | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stamford Observatory | Strawberry Park Resort | Taste of New Haven Tours | The Barnum Museum | The Connecticut Pizza Trail | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Wallingford Victorian Inn | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Coventry | Town of Derby | Town of Lebanon | Town of Mystic | Town of New Milford | Town of Southington | Town of Westport | Town of Wethersfield | Town of Wilton | White Memorial Foundation | Wolf's Den Family Campground | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History | Yankee Cider Barn at Staehly Farms

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

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

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

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

Best Restaurants

Best Restaurants In Connecticut

Looking for the best restaurants in Connecticut? There are so many great spots to choose from, so we turned to the Connecticut Restaurant Association for the 2019 winners and nominees of its annual CRAzies Awards. The awards consider hundreds of contenders, select a short list of nominee finalists, and finally, award winners for the best restaurants in each region. These spots were each chosen by more than 10,000 public ballots, as well as a panel of 25 judges made up of media restaurant reviewers, food writers, influencers, critics and past winners. Hope you’ve brought your appetite!

Featuring: City of Danbury | City of New Haven | City of New London | David Burke Prime Steakhouse | Millwright's Restaurant | Oyster Club | Present Company | ROIA Restaurant | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Stone Row Kitchen + Bar | Strega Restaurant | Tavern at Graybarns | Town of Bethel | Town of Chester | Town of Kent | Town of Stonington | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Winvian Farm

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

Cat Lovers' Connecticut

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

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

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

Virtual Activities for Families

Virtual Activities for Families

As the weeks of keeping our families safe at home continue, parents are looking for virtual activities to engage, teach, and add some structure to their kids’ day. 

Many popular Connecticut attractions are now offering a wide array of virtual experiences from live animal webcams, to arts and crafts classes, science demonstrations, yoga classes for kids and nightly bedtime story readings. Enjoy these as a family, or grab a little time away without feeling guilty about your kids’ screen time.

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

Featuring: Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry | City of Bridgeport | City of Danbury | City of Meriden | City of New Haven | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Fairfield Museum & History Center | Gunn Memorial Library & Historical Museum | Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Mattatuck Museum | Meigs Point Nature Center | Mystic Aquarium | Mystified Escape Rooms | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Shubert Theatre | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | The Children's Museum | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of Ashford | Town of Berlin | Town of Bethel | Town of Cheshire | Town of Cheshire | Town of Essex | Town of Guilford | Town of Hamden | Town of Madison | Town of Mystic | Town of Portland | Town of Salisbury | Town of Stonington | Town of Wallingford | Town of Wallingford | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Westport Country Playhouse

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.

If you'd like to submit an Instagram post for consideration, please contact the Connecticut Office of Tourism.

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

At-Home Beer, Wine, Spirits & More: Connecticut Libations

At-Home Beer, Wine, Spirits & More: Connecticut Libations

As we abide by social distancing guidelines and #StaySafeStayHome orders, Connecticut breweries, distilleries and wineries have innovated their offerings to bring good spirits right to your home. While many have provided curbside pick-up, to-go and delivery options, some have gone the extra mile to offer virtual classes, food pairings, and kits. Enjoy this quick list of options for your next from-home wine night or virtual happy hour celebration.

Featuring: 30 Mile Brewing Company | 5 Churches Brewing | Black Hog Brewing Company | Brewery Legitimus | Chamard Vineyards | City of Middletown | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Connecticut Valley Brewing Company | Connecticut Valley Winery | Elicit Brewing Co. | Fifth State Distillery | Fox Farm Brewery | Geronimo Bar & Grill | Half Full Brewery | Hartford Flavor Company | Hawk Ridge Winery | Hogan's Cider Mill | Litchfield Distillery | Mine Hill Distillery | Powder Hollow Brewery | Priam Vineyards | Stafford Cidery | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | Taylor Brooke Winery | Town of Pomfret | Town of Ridgefield | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Two Roads Brewing Company | Waypoint Spirits | Yankee Cider Barn at Staehly Farms

Chef Tyler Anderson

Dining at Home with Connecticut Chefs

As a way to stay connected with Connecticut’s culinary scene while cooking at home and even as you begin to ease your way back to dining in restaurants, check out these great tips from noteworthy Connecticut chefs to make your experience a little easier (and tastier).

Featuring: City of New Haven | Match | Millwright's Restaurant | Oyster Club

The Perfect New England Fall...is in Connecticut

The Perfect New England Fall...is in Connecticut

New England is internationally recognized for having among the most spectacular fall foliage displays in the world — renowned for vibrant reds among the oranges and yellows.  And in Connecticut, you can experience the quintessential New England fall without traveling far. From hiking, biking and ziplining, to craft breweries, pumpkin picking, corn mazes and everything in between, it’s all right here in Connecticut!

We’ve compiled a few of the more popular autumn activities below, so you can find fall faster.

Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Angevine Farm | Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar | Berkshire Balloons | Bidwell Tavern | Bigelow Hollow State Park | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Blue Jay Orchards | Brignole Vineyards | Captain Daniel Packer Inne | City of New Haven | Connecticut Parachutists, Inc. | Connecticut Valley Brewing Company | Connecticut Voyager Balloons | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Engine Room | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Flamig Farm | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | G.W. Tavern | Gouveia Vineyards | Grano Arso | Griswold Inn | Hidden Valley Preserve | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hopkins Vineyard | Housatonic River Brewing | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Jones Family Farms | Lyman Orchards | Macedonia Brook State Park | Mattabesett Blue Trail | Mine Hill Preserve/Roxbury Land Trust | Miranda Vineyard | Mountain Biking at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Nathan Hale Homestead | Present Company | Preston Ridge Vineyard | Rose's Berry Farm | Saltwater Farm Vineyard | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Silverman's Farm | Skydive Danielson | Stony Creek Brewery | Strega Restaurant | Talcott Mountain State Park | The Mark Twain House & Museum | Town of Mystic | Town of Plainville | Town of Putnam | Town of Stratford | Town of Wallingford | Town of Wethersfield | Tox Brewing Company | Two Roads Brewing Company | Union League Café | Urban Lodge Brewing | Warbird Experience | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum

Instagrammable Connecticut: Pizza

Instagrammable Connecticut: Pizza

With more than 1,000 pizza spots throughout the state—Connecticut serves up some of the most innovative and flavorful creations that are camera-ready right out of the oven. Not to mention award-winning pies, including the #1 best pizza in America. The first six pizzerias on this list were featured in the top 50 of The Daily Meal’s round-up of “101 Best Pizzas in America” and Frank Pepe Pizzeria was crowned the #1 best pizza in the country.

Featuring: BAR | Blind Pig Pizza Company | Brewport | City of Middletown | City of New Haven | Coalhouse Pizza | Colony Grill | Ernie's Pizzeria | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Harry's Pizza | Modern Apizza | Mystic Pizza | Sally's Apizza | Tarry Lodge - Westport | Town of Derby | Town of Kent | Town of West Hartford | Zuppardi's Apizza

Come to Connecticut to “Find Fall Faster” in New England

Come to Connecticut to “Find Fall Faster” in New England

Crisp, cool air, vibrantly colored leaves, farm stands overflowing with apples and pumpkins — no other part of the country celebrates the fall season quite like Connecticut. It’s the perfect time of year to immerse yourself in classic New England experiences, and Connecticut makes it easy to do them all, in a short amount of time. Here are a few of the most popular fall activities and attractions you can enjoy safely this year. 

Featuring: Bradley International Airport | City of New Haven | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Silverman's Farm | Steamboat Inn | Talcott Mountain State Park | The West Lane Inn | Town of Essex | Winvian Farm

Spooky & Safe: Halloween in 2020

Spooky & Safe: Halloween in 2020

When October rolls around, Connecticut’s your go-to place for all things fun and frightful. While Halloween may look different this year, we can still enjoy the tricks and treats we love, safely! All month long, Connecticut towns are offering safety-friendly experiences for the bravest souls, the little ones, and everyone in between. And in a year unlike any other, you’ll find attractions have gone the extra mile to not only follow safety guidelines, but create entirely new and creative experiences. From drive-through events to spooky outdoor thrills, we’ve gathered a list of ways to celebrate Halloween in 2020.

Featuring: Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard | City of New Haven | Eisenhower Park | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Fairview Tree Farm | Flamig Farm | Lyman Orchards | Mattatuck Museum | Mystic Seaport Museum | Nathan Hale Homestead | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Norwalk Historical Society | Ray of Light Farm | Rogers Orchards Sunnymount Farm | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Sonny's Place | Town of East Hampton | Town of Essex | Town of New Milford | Town of Putnam | Town of Seymour | Town of Wallingford | Town of Wethersfield | Wilton Historical Society

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

33 Things to Do in Connecticut This December

33 Things to Do in Connecticut This December

Looking for something to do in Connecticut in December? Even with all the COVID-19 safety restrictions, there is still so much to see and do — and you can be sure businesses are working hard to keep you safe. Whether you want something active or relaxing, cultural or nature-oriented, historic or trendy, Connecticut's got you covered. Here are some highlights for December.

Featuring: Alice in the Village | Bantam Lake | Blue Ox Axe Throwing - Bridgeport | Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree Farm | City of Bristol | City of New Haven | Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Danbury Ice Arena | Delamar West Hartford | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Goodwin Park | Guilford Art Center | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Lake Waramaug State Park | Lighthouse Point Park | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Lou's Christmas Tree Farm | Lyman Allyn Art Museum | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mystic Seaport Museum | New Britain Museum of American Art | Olde Mistick Village | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center | Salt Cave of Darien | Shubert Theatre | Ski Sundown | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk | The Shops at Farmington Valley | The Spa at Norwich Inn | Thrillz High Flying Adventure Park | Town of Chester | Town of Cornwall | Town of Essex | Town of Franklin | Town of Greenwich | Town of Guilford | Town of Hebron | Town of Litchfield | Town of Mystic | Town of New Milford | Town of Stonington | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | Wickham Park | Wilton Historical Society | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center | Wood Memorial Library & Museum | Yurechko Tree Farm

33 Things to Do in Connecticut This February

33 Things to Do in Connecticut This February

Looking for something to do in Connecticut in February? Even with all the COVID-19 safety restrictions, there is still so much to see and do — and you can be sure businesses are working hard to keep you safe. Whether you want something active or relaxing, cultural or nature-oriented, historic or trendy, Connecticut's got you covered. Here are some highlights for February.

Featuring: Bantam Lake | Central Rock Gym | Chatfield Hollow State Park | City Climb Gym | City of New Haven | City of Stamford | Connecticut Antiques Trail | Connecticut Science Center | Covered Bridge Electric Bike Rental | EverWonder Children's Museum | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Greenwich Historical Society | Hill-Stead Museum | James L. Goodwin State Forest | Keeler Tavern Museum (c.1713) | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Lake Waramaug State Park | Lutz Children's Museum | Modern Apizza | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mohegan Sun | Monza World Class Karting at Foxwoods | Mystic Aquarium | Niantic Children's Museum | On Track Karting | PEZ Visitor Center | People's State Forest | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Sally's Apizza | Salt Cave of Darien | Ski Sundown | Sky Zone - Norwalk | Soulshine Salt Cavern | The Children's Museum | The Goodwin Hotel | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of Avon | Town of Guilford | Town of Southbury | Town of Trumbull | White Memorial Foundation | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center

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

Central Connecticut's Walkable Town Centers

Central Connecticut's Walkable Town Centers

Whether you're window shopping, searching for a great meal, or simply enjoying the view, the charm of a walkable New England town just can't be matched. Hartford, Middlesex and New Haven counties have many town centers where a stroll takes you to shops, restaurants, galleries, museums and even a park bench or two. Here are some of the best ones to consider for a day of safe, leisurely exploration.

Featuring: City of New Haven | Downtown Essex | Historic Main Street Middletown | Historic Wethersfield | Town of Chester | West Hartford Center

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 | Shore Line Trolley Museum | 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 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 | Shore Line Trolley Museum | 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 | 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

34 Things to Do in Central Connecticut this Fall

34 Things to Do in Central Connecticut this Fall

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

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

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

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

Great Things to Do After Dark in Central Connecticut

Great Things to Do After Dark in Central Connecticut

Whether you prefer concerts and comedy or dancing and karaoke, Hartford, Middlesex and New Haven counties have vibrant nightlife for unforgettable outings — and let's not forget great food and drinks to go with it. So once it's safe, 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 | Barcade | Black-Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar | Casona | City of Middletown | City of New Haven | Nomads Adventure Quest | Toad's Place | Town of Newington | Town of South Windsor | Town of Southington

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 Sweet Treats

Central Connecticut's Photo-worthy Sweet Treats

The best desserts look as good as they taste — and make for incredible photos. From monstrous milkshakes to delicious gourmet donuts, indulge in some tasty Hartford county and New Haven county eats and share a photo that’ll trigger even your healthiest Instagram follower’s sweet tooth.

Featuring: Capital Ice Cream | City of New Haven | Grass Roots Ice Cream | The Place 2 Be | Town of Granby | Town of Rocky Hill

Unique (and Safety-Friendly) Businesses Launched During the Pandemic

Unique (and Safety-Friendly) Businesses Launched During the Pandemic

It’s no secret that the pandemic has turned our lives upside down, including the way we dine, play, and travel – but that hasn’t stopped these businesses from opening new ventures during these difficult times.  We’ve rounded up a few of the new experiences that have popped-up in the last year, all of which have been designed with safety in mind. From new Covid-safe dining models to unique ways to relieve stress, check out these new options invented with a little help from Mother Necessity.

Featuring: Aquila's Nest Vineyards | City of Bridgeport | City of Middletown | City of New Haven | NewSylum Brewing | Parkville Market | Sift Bake Shop | Six Summit Gallery | Smash Avenue | The Essex Public Market & Food Hall | The Lloyd | The Vault Virtual Reality | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of Mystic | Town of Newtown | Young Buns Donghnuts

Family Fun for All Four Seasons

Family Fun for All Four Seasons

No matter the season, Connecticut is your one-stop spot for family fun. Here you can enjoy the distinct seasons and take in spring flower festivals, make a summer splash at the beach or a water park, admire the fall foliage or find downhill thrills at a winter ski resort. Whether you've got young kids or a teen that's hard to please, Connecticut offers adventures, year-round.

Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Andrews Homestead (1760) | Angevine Farm | Ashford Dairy Bar | BAR | Bigelow Hollow State Park | Blue Jay Orchards | Bohemian Pizza | Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream | Campbell Falls State Park Reserve | Capital Ice Cream | Cheney Homestead (c.1785) | City of Milford | City of New Britain | City of New Haven | City of Stamford | Colony Grill | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Crystal Lake | Devil's Hopyard State Park | Domenic's & Vinnie's - Southington | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Escape New Haven | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | EverWonder Children's Museum | Flamig Farm | Fort Stamford | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Giuffrida Park | Goodwin Park | Hidden Valley Preserve | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Hollister House Garden | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Johnny Appleseed's Farm | Lutz Children's Museum | Lyman Orchards | Mansfield Hollow State Park | MindBreak Escape Rooms | Modern Apizza | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mount Tom State Park | Mystic Aquarium | Mystified Escape Rooms | Nathan Hale Homestead | New England Air Museum | Niantic Children's Museum | Pachaug State Forest | Panic Room | Pizza Pete's | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Ray of Light Farm | Rogers Orchards Sunnymount Farm | Roseland Cottage Museum | Sally's Apizza | Sea Swirl of Mystic | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Sky Zone - Norwalk | Sugar Factory American Brasserie | Tankerhoosen Valley - Vernon's Green Valley | The Children's Museum | The Dudley Farm Museum | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Mark Twain House & Museum | Thorncrest Farm, LLC & Milk House Chocolates | Town of West Hartford | Tulmeadow Farm Store and Ice Cream Shop | University of Connecticut Animal Barns Self-Guided Tours | We-Li-Kit Farm | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | Whittle's Willow Spring Farm | Wickham Park

35 Things to Do in Connecticut this April

35 Things to Do in Connecticut this April

Looking for something to do in Connecticut in April? Even with all the COVID-19 safety restrictions, there is still so much to see and do — and you can be sure businesses are working hard to keep you safe. Whether you want something active or relaxing, cultural or nature-oriented, historic or trendy, Connecticut's got you covered. Here are some highlights for April.

Featuring: Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Aer Blarney Balloons, LLC | Backyard Adventure UTV Tours | Berkshire Balloons | Blazing Fresh Donuts | City Climb Gym | City of Milford | City of New Haven | Delamar Spa West Hartford | Farmington Canal Linear Park | Farmington Valley Arts Center | Flying Connie Fishing Charters | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Greater Middletown Military Museum | Half Full Brewery | Halfinger Farms | Inn at Stonington | Institute for American Indian Studies | Madison Beach Hotel | Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun | Middlebank II | Mystic Seaport Museum | Neil's Donuts | New England Carousel Museum | New England Motorcycle Museum | NewSylum Brewing | Newtown Salt Spa | North Coast Charters | Osprey Sport Fishing | Phantom Brewing Company | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Prime Climb Mountain Fun | Rock Climb Fairfield | Salt Cave of Darien | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Smash Avenue | Soulshine Salt Cavern | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stone Age Rock Gym | The Connecticut Pizza Trail | The Essex Public Market & Food Hall | The Spa at Litchfield Hills | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Vault Virtual Reality | Town of Avon | Town of Chester | Town of Madison | Town of Simsbury | Town of Thomaston | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westbrook | Vintage Hi Fi Museum | Washington Art Association & Gallery | Water's Edge Resort & Spa

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 | Riverfront Recapture | 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

34 Things to Do in Connecticut this July

34 Things to Do in Connecticut this July

Looking for something to do in Connecticut in July? Whether you want something active or relaxing, cultural or nature-oriented, historic or trendy, Connecticut's got you covered. Here are some highlights.

Featuring: 55 Wine Bar & Restaurant | BAD SONS Beer Company | Backyard Adventure UTV Tours | Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar | Belltown Hill Orchards | Bernard's + Sarah's Wine Bar | Blue Venture Fishing Charters | Brownstone Adventure Sports Park | Buell's Orchard | Captain Seth Sportfishing Fleet | Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Club Getaway | Connecticut's Old State House | Courtyard Waterbury Downtown | Farmington River Tubing | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Griswold Inn | Hartford Yard Goats | Interlaken Inn, Resort & Conference Center | Islander Sport Fishing Charters | Lavender Hill Farm Alpacas | Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk at Riverfront | Lucky Strike Charters | Madison Beach Hotel | Nathan Liverant & Son Antiques, LLC | New Britain Bees | Old Saybrook Antiques Center | Owl Wine Bar | Ray of Light Farm | RiverQuest | Rowanwood Farm | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Scott's Yankee Farmer | Sea Unicorns | Stonington Vineyards | Surfside Hotel | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Whaler's Inn | Tongue in Chique LLC | Town of West Hartford | Town of Woodbury | Wall to Wall: The New London Mural Walk | Water's Edge Resort & Spa

A Coastal Connecticut Road Trip

A Coastal Connecticut Road Trip

There’s nothing like a road trip down the coast – especially  when the views are as spectacular as they are in Connecticut. But how do you make the most of the coast? From quaint beach towns to vibrant cities, ice cream shops to oyster clubs, cruises to aquariums and everything in between, there’s so much to see and do along the Connecticut coast that we had to break it into three different guides! Here’s how to enjoy some of Connecticut’s coastal towns – whether you’re stopping in one town or road tripping through them all!

Featuring: City of Milford | City of New Haven | Town of Greenwich | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Old Saybrook | Town of Stonington

Coastal Central Connecticut

Coastal Central Connecticut

Coastal Central Connecticut takes you everywhere from the Thimble Islands to elegant seaside resorts, walkable beach towns and more. Below, discover a few of Central Connecticut's coastal towns and ways to enjoy them.

Featuring: Ashley's Ice Cream (Branford) | Ashley's Ice Cream (Madison) | Audubon Guilford Salt Meadow Sanctuary | B&B at Bartlett Farm | Bear's Smokehouse (New Haven) | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Black Rock Fort and Fort Nathan Hale | Black Seal Seafood Grille | Blazing Fresh Donuts | Branford Point Beach | Branford River Paddlesports, Kayaks and Tours | Carlson's Landing | Chaffinch Island Park | City Point Kitchen | City of New Haven | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut Shoreline Bike/Boat Tour | East Wharf Beach | Essex Art Association Gallery | Essex Clipper Dinner Train | Essex Paint & Sip | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Goodspeed Opera House Tour | Griswold Inn | Guilford Lobster Pound | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Harvey's Beach | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Ivoryton Playhouse | Jacob's Beach | Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center | La Luna Ristorante | Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale Restaurant (Madison) | Lenny's Indian Head | Lighthouse Point Park | Liv's Shack - Old Saybrook | M&J Beach Grille & Seafood | Nightjack Sportsfishing | Old Saybrook Town Beach | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - New Haven | R.J. Julia Booksellers | Real Escape | Saybrook Point Miniature Golf | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Scotch Plains Tavern | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Sea Mist Thimble Island Cruise, LLC | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Shoreline Segway | Stony Creek Beach | Stony Creek Brewery | Taste of New Haven Tours | The Antiques Depot | The Blake Hotel | The Cottage | The Essex Public Market & Food Hall | The Homestead Madison | The Place | The Sculpture Mile | The Village Chocolatier | The Wharf Restaurant | Thimble Island Brewing Company | Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast | Town of Branford | Town of Essex | Town of Guilford | Town of Madison | Town of Old Saybrook | Victorian on the Village Green | Volsunga IV Thimble Island Cruise | Yale Center for British Art | Yale University Art Gallery


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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 | Shore Line Trolley Museum | 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 | 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

Easter Egg hunts

On the hunt

Overview: Easter arrives A​pril 21, but Connecticut has lots of places to find the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs before the big day!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-04-05

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

In Full Bloom

In full bloom

Overview: Spring in Connecticut is in full force, with gardens, fields and farms bursting with new life! Here are a few places to take in the season at its most colorful.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-05-15

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Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Belknap Preserve | Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Brignole Vineyards | Buttermilk Lane Farm | Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream | Chamard Vineyards | City of Bridgeport | City of New Britain | City of New Haven | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Audubon Society Deer Pond Farm | Connecticut College Arboretum | Connecticut Wine Trail | Cricket Hill Garden | Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Delamar Southport | Denison Homestead Museum - Pequotsepos Manor (1717) | Earthplace, The Nature Discovery & Environmental Learning Center | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Flamig Farm | Florence Griswold Museum | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | G Spa at Foxwoods | Gilbertie's Herb Gardens | Gillette Castle State Park | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Harkness Memorial State Park | Hill-Stead Museum | Hollister House Garden | Housatonic Anglers | Housatonic Museum of Art | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Lavender Pond Farm | Little Pub Fairfield | Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun | Mayflower Inn & Spa | McLean Game Refuge | Meigs Point Nature Center | Middlebank II | Mine Hill Preserve/Roxbury Land Trust | Mountain Meadow Outfitters and Charters | Mystic Aquarium | Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge | Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale | Osborne Homestead Museum | Palmer Arboretum | Roseland Cottage Museum | Rum Runner | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Scoot & Paddle | Seaside Park | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Taylor Brooke Winery | The Spa at Norwich Inn | Town of Fairfield | Town of New Canaan | Town of Ridgefield | University of Connecticut Animal Barns Self-Guided Tours | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | Weir Farm National Historic Site | Westmoor Park | White Flower Farm | Wickham Park | Winvian Farm | Yale Marsh Botanical Garden

CT Quiz

How Much Do You Know About Connecticut?

Overview: See how much you know about how much there is to do in Connecticut! Take our short quiz to find out. Then, share your email address to be entered for a chance to win one of 6 CTvisit Prize Packs! Filled with prizes from all around the state — like hotel stays, dining gift cards, attraction tickets and more — they’re everything you need for the ultimate Connecticut experience!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-07-01

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Featuring: City of Bridgeport | City of Bristol | City of New Haven | Connecticut Wine Trail | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Gillette Castle State Park | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lighthouse Point Park | Mystic Aquarium | PEZ Visitor Center | The Barnum Museum | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of Salisbury | Weir Farm National Historic Site

Lobsters

Dig these summer shacks

Overview: You’ll find delicious fresh clams, lobsters, oysters and much more at Connecticut’s famous seafood shacks, drive-ins and joints all along the shoreline.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-08-08

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Featuring: Abbott's Lobster in the Rough | Bill's Seafood Restaurant | Captain Scott's Lobster Dock | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | Clam Castle | Ford's Lobsters | Good News Restaurant & Bar | Litchfield Saltwater Grille | Lobster Landing | Lobster Shack | LobsterCraft | Macdaddy's Macaroni & Cheese Bar | Max's Oyster Bar | Oyster Club | Ripka's Beach Cafe | S&P Oyster Co. | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | The Lazy Lobster Restaurant | The Place | Town of Chester | Town of Mystic | Town of Westport | Water Street Cafe | Westbrook Lobster Restaurant & Bar - Wallingford

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

Fishing by Cornwall Bridge

Fall Adventures: The Many Colors of Connecticut

Overview: Discover beautiful covered bridges, ride a chocolate-lover’s train, thrill to Halloween happenings or laugh at playful puppets … Our fall is filled with seasonal surprises.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-10-11

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Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford | Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry | Bruce Museum | Captain Daniel Packer Inne | Captain Grant's, 1754 | Cedar Hill Cemetery | City of Bristol | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of New London | Comstock Covered Bridge | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Downtown Cabaret Theatre | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Goodspeed Musicals - The Terris Theatre | Grace Farms | Grove Street Cemetery | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Hartford Stage | Ivoryton Playhouse | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Litchfield Inn | Little Theatre of Manchester at Cheney Hall | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Long Wharf Theatre | Manor House Inn | Milford Historical Society | Mystic Seaport Museum | Nathan Hale Homestead | New England Motorcycle Museum | New Haven Crypt at First Church of Christ | Palace Theater | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Sachem Farmhouse B&B | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Shubert Theatre | Sleeping Giant State Park | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | Tarrywile Park & Mansion | The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Vanilla Bean Café | Thorncrest Farm, LLC & Milk House Chocolates | Town of Lebanon | Town of Putnam | Town of South Windsor | Town of Stratford | Town of Wallingford | Warner Theatre | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | Westport Country Playhouse | Yale Repertory Theatre

Mark Twain House & Museum

HAUNTED HIJINKS

Overview: Ghosts, witches, graveyards … Take a look at Halloween happenings all around Connecticut—if you dare!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-10-18

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Featuring: Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford | City of Bristol | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Cross Sound Ferry Lighthouse Cruise | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Flamig Farm | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Mystic Seaport Museum | Olde Mistick Village | Ray of Light Farm | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | The Mark Twain House & Museum | Town of East Hampton | Town of Kent | Town of Mystic | Town of Wallingford | Town of West Hartford | Town of Wethersfield

Winter Dining Al Fresco

Try Winter Dining Al Fresco

Overview: You’ve never dined outdoors in January? Discover restaurants that create unforgettably warm memories under the stars.

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Sent: 2020-01-20

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Featuring: 116 Crown | Artisan | Bricco Trattoria | Cava Restaurant | City of Danbury | City of New Haven | City of New London | David Burke Prime Steakhouse | Elm City Social | Half Full Brewery | High George Rooftop Restaurant | Historic Downtown Mystic | J House Greenwich | Millwright's Restaurant | Oyster Club | Present Company | ROIA Restaurant | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Stone Row Kitchen + Bar | Strega Restaurant | Tavern at Graybarns | Town of Bethel | Town of Chester | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Kent | Town of Stonington | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Urban Lodge Brewing | Winvian Farm

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

Connecticut Building - Big E

Enjoy the Big E — without the fairgrounds!

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

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2020-09-11

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

Perfect New England Autumn

Perfect New England Autumn

Overview: The air is getting crisp, leaves are beginning to change, and the perfect fall is calling — and can be found right in Connecticut! From foliage fun to pumpkin picking, autumn adventures to fall flavors, wineries and breweries to Halloween haunts, here's how to find the quintessential New England fall, all in one state.

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Sent: 2020-09-17

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Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Angevine Farm | Ballou's Restaurant Wine-Whiskey & Food | Barcelona Wine Bar | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Bee & Thistle Inn & Spa | Berkshire Balloons | Bernard's + Sarah's Wine Bar | Bidwell Tavern | Bigelow Hollow State Park | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Blackberry River Inn | Blue Jay Orchards | Boardman House Inn | Brignole Vineyards | Brushmill by the Waterfall | Captain Daniel Packer Inne | Chester/Hadlyme Ferry | City of New Haven | Clarke Outdoors | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Bed & Breakfast/Bicycle Trail | Connecticut Parachutists, Inc. | Connecticut Shoreline Bike/Boat Tour | Connecticut Valley Brewing Company | Connecticut Voyager Balloons | Connecticut Wine Trail | Copper Beech Inn | Delamar Southport | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Edgerton Park | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Engine Room | Essex Clipper Dinner Train | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Flamig Farm | Florence Griswold Museum | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | G.W. Tavern | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Gouveia Vineyards | Grano Arso | Griswold Inn | Guilford Art Center | Guilford Walking Tours | Gwyn Careg Inn | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Hidden Valley Preserve | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hill-Stead Museum | Homestead Inn | Hopkins Inn | Hopkins Vineyard | Housatonic River Brewing | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Infinity Music Hall & Bistro (Norfolk) | Inn at Fox Hill Farm | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Inn at Stonington | Jonathan Edwards Winery | Jones Family Farms | Keeler Tavern Museum (c.1713) | Lady Katharine Cruises - Haddam | Lady Katharine Cruises - Hartford | Lady Katharine Cruises - Middletown | Litchfield Distillery | Litchfield Inn | Logee's Greenhouses | Lori Warner Studio / Gallery | Lyman Orchards | Macedonia Brook State Park | Manor House Inn | Martha's Herbary | Mattabesett Blue Trail | Mine Hill Preserve/Roxbury Land Trust | Miranda Vineyard | Mountain Biking at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Mountain View Green Retreat | Nathan Hale Homestead | Noah's Restaurant | Old Furnace State Park | Old Lighthouse Museum | Pequot Library | Present Company | Preston Ridge Vineyard | River Tavern | RiverQuest | Roger Sherman Inn | Rose's Berry Farm | Saltwater Farm Vineyard | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Silverman's Farm | Simsbury 1820 House | Skydive Danielson | Stanton House Inn | Stonecroft Country Inn | Stonington Vineyards | Stony Creek Brewery | Strega Restaurant | Talcott Mountain State Park | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Pickin Patch at Woodford Farm | The Vanilla Bean Café | The Wallingford Victorian Inn | The West Lane Inn | The Windemere B&B | Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast | Town of Brookfield | Town of Chester | Town of Easton | Town of Guilford | Town of Litchfield | Town of Middlefield | Town of Plainville | Town of Pomfret | Town of Putnam | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Stonington | Town of Stratford | Town of Thompson | Town of Wallingford | Town of Washington | Town of West Hartford | Town of Wethersfield | Town of Woodbridge | Tox Brewing Company | Two Roads Brewing Company | Union League Café | Urban Lodge Brewing | Warbird Experience | West Rock Ridge State Park | West Street Grill | White Flower Farm | White Horse Country Pub | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | White Memorial Foundation | Windham Textile and History Museum

A Safe & Spooky Halloween

A Safe & Spooky Halloween

Overview: Halloween may look different this year, but we can still get into the spooky spirit, safely! All month long, Connecticut towns are offering safety friendly experiences unlike any from years past. From drive-thru musicals and pumpkin mini golf, to tours that’ll give you goosebumps, here’s how to enjoy tricks and treats in 2020.

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Sent: 2020-10-08

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Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford | Angevine Farm | Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard | Blue Jay Orchards | Bruce Museum | Captain Daniel Packer Inne | Captain Grant's, 1754 | Castle Hill Farm | Cedar Hill Cemetery | City of Bristol | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of New London | City of Norwalk | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Fairview Tree Farm | Flamig Farm | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Grove Street Cemetery | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Litchfield Inn | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Lyman Orchards | Mattatuck Museum | Milford Historical Society | Mystic Seaport Museum | Nathan Hale Homestead | Norwalk Historical Society | Ray of Light Farm | Rogers Orchards Shuttle Meadow Farm | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Shubert Theatre | Silverman's Farm | Sleeping Giant State Park | Sonny's Place | Tarrywile Park & Mansion | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Pickin Patch at Woodford Farm | Town of East Hampton | Town of Essex | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Litchfield | Town of New Milford | Town of Putnam | Town of Seymour | Town of Wallingford | Town of West Hartford | Town of Wethersfield | Town of Woodbury | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | Whittle's Willow Spring Farm | Windham Textile and History Museum

Keeping Connecticut Businesses in the News

Keeping Connecticut Businesses in the News

Overview: The Connecticut Office of Tourism is always working with the media to promote Connecticut and drive greater awareness of the incredible tourism businesses across the state.

Audience: Industry

Sent: 2020-11-11

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Featuring: B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | City of New Haven | Connecticut Art Trail | Florence Griswold Museum | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Jones Family Farms | Lyman Allyn Art Museum | Lyman Orchards | Manor House Inn | Mystic Seaport Museum | New Britain Museum of American Art | Old Lyme Inn | Silverman's Farm | Town of East Hampton | Town of Wethersfield | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Yale Center for British Art | Yale University Art Gallery

Special & Safe: Thanksgiving

Special & Safe: Thanksgiving

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

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2020-11-04

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Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Allen Hill Farm | Angevine Farm | Avon Old Farms Hotel | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Bear's Smokehouse (New Haven) | Bear's Smokehouse (South Windsor) | Bear's Smokehouse (Windsor) | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Cafe on the Green | Captain Daniel Packer Inne | Castle Hill Farm | Cava Restaurant | City of Bristol | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | City of Waterbury | Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard | Connecticut Trolley Museum | David Burke Prime Steakhouse | Dzen Tree Farm | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Fairview Tree Farm | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | Figaro Restaurant | Fire at the Ridge | Flora | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Griswold Inn | Hamilton Park | Hickory Ridge Tree Farm | Holmberg Orchards & Winery | Hopkins Inn | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks | Judy's Bar + Kitchen | Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk at Riverfront | Maple Bank Farm | Maple Hollow Christmas Tree Farm | March Farm | Market Grille | Match | Mill on the River | Miller Tree Farm | Millwright's Restaurant | Mystic Aquarium | Olde Mistick Village | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Silverman's Farm | Staehly Tree Farm & Winery | Stone Row Kitchen + Bar | 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 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

Plan a February Staycation

Plan a February Staycation

Overview: Whether you’re looking for weekend adventures or planning a whole staycation,  Connecticut businesses are working diligently to prioritize safety, so you can focus on fun. From  ice climbing and go-karting to food tours and romantic Valentine’s escapes, here’s your guide to find safe, new adventures in Connecticut this month.

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Sent: 2021-01-20

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Featuring: Adventure Rooms | Axe It | BAR | Bantam Lake | Central Rock Gym | Chelsea Piers Connecticut | City Climb Gym | City Climb Gym | City of New Haven | City of Stamford | City of Waterbury | Colony Grill | Connecticut Antiques Trail | Connecticut Art Trail | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut Science Center | Covered Bridge Electric Bike Rental | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Escape New Haven | EverWonder Children's Museum | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Gay City State Park | Golf Lounge 18 - Orange | Greenwich Historical Society | High Rollers Luxury Lanes & Lounge | Hill-Stead Museum | IT Adventure Ropes Course | James L. Goodwin State Forest | Jumpz Trampoline Sports | Keeler Tavern Museum (c.1713) | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Lake Waramaug State Park | Lessard Lanes Family Entertainment Center | Lutz Children's Museum | Middletown Roller Skating Rink | Mind Factory Escape Games | Mission Escape Games | Modern Apizza | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mohegan Sun | Monster Mini Golf | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | Monza World Class Karting at Foxwoods | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mystic Aquarium | Mystified Escape Rooms | Niantic Children's Museum | Nomads Adventure Quest | Oden's Keep Axe House | On Track Karting | PEZ Visitor Center | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Prime Climb Mountain Fun | Pursue the Clues | RPM Raceway Stamford | Rock Climb Fairfield | Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center | Sally's Apizza | Salt Cave of Darien | Ski Sundown | Sky Zone - Norwalk | Soarin' Indoors | Sonny's Place | Soulshine Salt Cavern | SportsCenter of Connecticut | Stone Age Rock Gym | Stumpy's Hatchet House | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | Tactical Airsoft LLC | The Children's Museum | The Goodwin Hotel | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Vault Virtual Reality | Thrillz High Flying Adventure Park | Town of Avon | Town of Bethany | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Guilford | Town of Litchfield | Town of New Milford | Town of Southbury | Town of Southbury | Town of Trumbull | Weir Farm National Historic Site | White Memorial Foundation | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center | Xperiment Virtual Reality | Yale Center for British Art | Zuppardi's Apizza

Find February Adventures

Find February Adventures

Overview: Whether you’re looking for indoor adventures or ways to get out in the elements, there’s so much to do right now in Connecticut — and businesses are working diligently to prioritize safety, so you can focus on fun. From  cross-country skiing and indoor trampolines to photo-worthy pizza and magnificent murals, here’s your guide to find safe, new adventures in Connecticut this month.

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Sent: 2021-02-18

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