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25 Summer Day Trip Ideas in Connecticut

Meet the CT Ambassadors! CTvisit.com is proud to partner with some of Connecticut’s most popular bloggers for ideas, insights and inspirations from the people who are lucky enough to call Connecticut home. This article is from MommyPoppins.com.

Every summer weekend is an opportunity to create a mini family vacation, as easily as jumping in the car. Our friends at Mommy Poppins, a fantastic resource for families in Connecticut and beyond, make it even more compelling with a list of 25 events and attractions for some seriously awesome summer adventures. They’re grouped by area, so you can easily create your own itinerary.

Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | City of New London | City of Norwalk | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Dinosaur State Park | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Jones Family Farms | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Pizza | Mystic Seaport Museum | New England Air Museum | New England Carousel Museum | Ocean Beach Park | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Southwind Farms | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Barnum Museum | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of North Branford | Town of North Haven | Town of Roxbury | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Summer Bucket List

Summer in Connecticut — What’s on Your Bucket List?

Have you made your Connecticut summer bucket list yet? See how the Connecticut Office of Tourism and Fox 61 are teaming up to make sure you don’t miss a second of the fun this summer in Connecticut. 

Featuring: Abbott's Lobster in the Rough | Calf Pasture & Shady Beach | City of Milford | City of New London | City of West Haven | Farmington River Tubing | Gillette Castle State Park | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Infinity Music Hall (Hartford) | Lime Rock Park | Martha's Herbary | New England Carousel Museum | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Sonny's Place | The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts | The Mark Twain House & Museum | Town of Bolton | Town of Canton | Town of Coventry | Town of Rocky Hill | Wickham Park

Connecticut River Museum, Essex

Arriving by Water — Connecticut’s Port Towns

Over 300 miles of Connecticut’s coastline hug the shore of Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. So it’s no surprise that many of the region’s early European settlers arrived by sea. Working seaports were among the first industries here as well, and today these coastal towns and cities still maintain their maritime character while welcoming travelers with classic New England charm. As many visitors still like to arrive in Connecticut by private boat or public ferry, we’re suggesting a few port towns that make it easy to visit for a day or even longer.

Featuring: Audubon Guilford Salt Meadow Sanctuary | City of New London | City of Norwalk | Connecticut River Museum | Cross Sound Ferry Lighthouse Cruise | Discover East Lyme | Docking at Mystic Seaport Museum | Downtown Essex | Essex Island Marina | Fort Trumbull Marina | Griswold Inn | Guilford Art Center | Guilford Mooring | Guilford Town Marina | Guilford Walking Tours | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Pizza | Mystic Point Marina | Mystic River Marina | Mystic Seaport Museum | New London Historic Waterfront District | Paddle Mystic-Mystic River Adventure Company | Port Niantic | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Shoreline Segway | Skipper's Seafood Restaurant | Smarty's Restaurant & Pub | SoNo Nightlife | Thamesport Marina | Town of Essex | Town of Guilford | Town of Mystic

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

Ocean Beach Park, New London

Touring Retro

To some, retro is a hot trend. To others, it's the way things used to be. Whatever the take, visitors to the Mystic Country, Connecticut, region can taste from a bygone era.

 

Featuring: Aero Diner | Antiques Marketplace | City of New London | Hank's Dairy Bar | Harry's Place | Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace | Ocean Beach Park | Sea Swirl of Mystic | Town of Colchester | Town of Mansfield | Town of Mystic | Town of Putnam | Zips Diner

Grove Street Cemetary

Ghost Hunting Places in Connecticut

Halloween is not the only time to have a chilling encounter in Connecticut, but there's something about autumn evenings that can really give you the chills. There are many places in Connecticut where ghosts are said to lurk; in fact, Connecticut is said to be one of the states with the most paranormal activity in the country. After all, this is where the nation’s first witch trials and hangings occurred – three decades before the more famous trials in Salem, Mass. Here are a few places around the region to explore your dark side. (Warning, some aren’t for the faint of heart!)

Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford | Bruce Museum | Captain Daniel Packer Inne | Captain Grant's, 1754 | Cedar Hill Cemetery | City of Bristol | City of New London | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Grove Street Cemetery | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Litchfield Inn | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Milford Historical Society | Nathan Hale Homestead (1776) | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Shubert Theatre | Sleeping Giant State Park | Tarrywile Park & Mansion | The Mark Twain House & Museum | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

Red Food Truck

Connecticut’s Food Truck Festivals 2019

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

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

Summer Flowers

Connecticut's Summer Blossom Finder

Summer in Connecticut erupts with color, from carefully tended gardens to wild grown fields and forest trails. In June, the roses make their entrance. In July, the rhododendrons and lavender take center stage. And in August the sunflowers provide the grand finale. Here are a few of the biggest and best viewing opportunities, as well as some suggestions for other places in Connecticut also beginning to bloom. Remember, Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day is June 23, so be sure to check for locations celebrating throughout the state.

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

Lighthouse Point

Instagrammable Connecticut: Lighthouses

In Connecticut, our lighthouses are one of a kind.  If you’re planning a coastal adventure or just looking for a day trip, these lighthouse enthusiasts will get you inspired! With our Instagrammable Connecticut series, we’re inviting Instagrammers to share their pictures — and their photo tips! Check back often for new topics. Or if you have some photos to share, tag your photos with #CTvisit!

Featuring: City of Bridgeport | City of New London | Lighthouse Point Park | Mystic Seaport Museum

Astrotourism

Stargazing - Astrotourism in Connecticut

Astrotourism is gaining in popularity. You can find vast night skies above parks, forests and lakes throughout Connecticut, and there are many campgrounds that improve your chances of seeing a celestrial show overnight. In places where city lights make viewing the stars challenging, regional observatories and rural locations are offering visitors opportunities to see the night sky in Connecticut as never before. Each observatory has public viewing nights and events, so be sure to check their websites for schedules before you visit. Here are few ideas to get you started on your search for the stars.

Featuring: American Legion State Forest | City of Danbury | City of Middletown | City of New Haven | City of New London | Copernican Observatory & Planetarium | Grace Farms | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Mashamoquet Brook State Park | Rolnick Observatory | Stamford Observatory | Town of Avon | Town of Goshen | Town of Greenwich | Town of New Milford | White Memorial Foundation

Foliage Drives

Find Fall Faster with Connecticut's Top Fall Foliage Drives

Ready for some leaf peeping? Head no farther than Connecticut, where you'll find New England’s longest fall foliage season. Running from north to south steadily over about 6 weeks, the foliage coverage varies, but there’s always somewhere to see the colors change. Thanks to our friends at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, here are a few suggested driving “loops” to get you out and about during prime leaf peeping season. Be sure to program your mapping app, or set your gps, for an amazing drive through the wonders of fall in Connecticut.

Featuring: Abbey's Lantern Hill Inn | Antiques Marketplace | Arrigoni Winery | Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Boardman House Inn | Candlelight Farms Inn | City of New London | Copper Beech Inn | Creamery Brook Bison | Dev's on Bank | Devil's Hopyard State Park | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Enders State Forest | Gelston House | Guilford Art Center | Hank's Dairy Bar | Hartford Flavor Company | Hickory Hill Orchards | Hopkins Inn | Hopkins Vineyard | Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk | Inn at Middletown | Kent Victorian Lodging & Vacation Rental | Leffingwell House Museum | Lost Acres Vineyard | Maple Bank Farm | Matterhorn Mini Golf | Mystic Sweets & Ice Cream Shoppe | Old Riverton Inn | Olde Mistick Village | RiverQuest | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Steamboat Inn | Stew Leonard's Norwalk | Sweet Claude's Ice Cream Parlor | Sweet Wind Farm Sugarhouse & Farm Stand | Talcott Mountain State Park | The Cooking Company (Haddam) | The Crossings Restaurant & Brew Pub | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Simsbury Inn | These Guys Brewing Company | Town of Chester | Town of Falls Village (Canaan) | Town of Litchfield | UConn Dairy Bar | Watercure Farm Distillery | West Street Grill | White Silo Farm & Winery | Woodbury Antiques Trail

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 Sound Tigers | 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

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

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 | Brookfield Theater for the Arts | Bruce Museum | Cafe Aura | City of Ansonia | City of Bristol | City of Danbury | City of Hartford | City of Hartford | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of New London | Connecticut Art Trail | Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Creative Arts Workshop | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Eli Whitney Museum | EverWonder Children's Museum | Fairfield Museum & History Center | Fairfield Theatre Company | Fairfield Theatre Company | Florence Griswold Museum | Glastonbury Planetarium | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Guilford Art Center | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Hartford Stage | Hartford Yard Goats | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Hill-Stead Museum | Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center | Institute for American Indian Studies | Ireland's Great Hunger Museum | Kehler Liddell Gallery | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Lyman Allyn Art Museum | Lyme Art Association | Mattatuck Museum | Mattatuck Museum | Meigs Point Nature Center | Mohegan Sun | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | Mystified Escape Rooms | New England Air Museum | New England Carousel Museum | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Norfolk Chamber Music Festival | Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine | PEZ Visitor Center | Palace Theater | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Sea Tea Comedy Theater | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Shubert Theatre | Slater Memorial Museum | Spectrum Art Gallery | Stafford Motor Speedway | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Children's Museum | The Glass House | The Glass House | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Storyteller's Cottage | TheaterWorks | Town of Ashford | Town of Derby | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of Hamden | Town of Orange | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Stonington | Town of Stonington | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Town of Woodbridge | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wadsworth Mansion | Westport Museum for History & Culture | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | Wilton Historical Society | Wilton Historical Society | Windham Textile and History Museum | Woodcock Nature Center | Yale Center for British Art | Yale Center for British Art | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History | Yale University Art Gallery | Yale University Visitor Center | Yale University Visitor Center

Safe, Merry & Bright: The Holiday Season in 2020

Safe, Merry & Bright: The Holiday Season in 2020

Walkin’ in a winter wonderland may look different this year, but we can still make the holiday season memorable. While the state’s holiday guidance calls for smaller or even virtual gatherings, Connecticut has many new and creative ways to keep your holiday spirits up.

Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Action Wildlife Foundation | Allen Hill Farm | Angevine Farm | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Bernard's + Sarah's Wine Bar | Black-Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar | Blue Back Square | Broken Arrow Nursery | Cafe on the Green | Castle Hill Farm | Cava Restaurant | Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree Farm | City of Bridgeport | City of Bristol | City of New London | City of Norwalk | City of Torrington | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Copper Beech Inn | Da Capo | Divine Treasures | Dzen Tree Farm | Essex Clipper Dinner Train | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Evergreen Acres Tree Farm | Fairview Tree Farm | Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Goodwin Park | Greiser's Coffee & Market | Griswold Inn | Hickory Ridge Tree Farm | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Jones Family Farms | La Trattoria | Madison Beach Hotel | Maple Hollow Christmas Tree Farm | Maple Row Farm | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Mill on the River | Miller Tree Farm | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mozzicato DePasquale Bakery & Pastry Shop | Mystic Seaport Museum | Olde Mistick Village | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | River - A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Sift Bake Shop | Ski Sundown | Staehly Tree Farm & Winery | Tavern at Graybarns | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Shops at Yale | The Whaler's Inn | Town of Avon | Town of Greenwich | Town of Hebron | Town of Sherman | Town of Southington | Town of Washington | Town of West Hartford | Town of Wilton | Town of Windsor | Toyota Oakdale Theatre | West Street Grill | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | Wickham Park | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center | Winterberry Farm | elm Restaurant

How to Eat Your Way Through Mystic Country

How to Eat Your Way Through Mystic Country

When you think of food in Mystic Country, the first thing that comes to mind is probably seafood. There’s a good reason for that, locals here indeed enjoy some of the finest delicacies fresh from the briny waters of Long Island Sound. But seafood is just the start of all the good things to eat.  No matter if you dine by the water or in the countryside, the local restaurants of Mystic Country are sure to please.

Featuring: Beer'd Brewing Company | City of New London | Epicure Brewing | Grass & Bone | Hangry Goose | Jonathan Edwards Winery | Lakeview Restaurant & Bar | Maugle Sierra Vineyards & Winery | Outer Light Brewing Company | Oyster Club | Preston Ridge Vineyard | Red 36 | S&P Oyster Co. | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Taylor Brooke Winery | The Harp on Church | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | Town of Mystic | Town of Stonington | Town of Waterford | Willimantic Brewing Company

Experience the Past in Mystic Country

Experience the Past in Mystic Country

History in Mystic Country runs deep. This land has been inhabited for hundreds of years by Mohegan, Pequot, and Nipmunk Native American tribes. The Mystic Country shoreline towns were thriving in the Revolutionary War era as whaling ports, and northern Mystic Country was an important postal route between New York City and Boston. In the modern-day, Mystic Country has persevered its historic past, and visitors are greeted with fun activities that blend historic and contemporary experiences.

Featuring: Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House | City of New London | Custom House Maritime Museum | Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park | Fort Trumbull State Park | Hempsted Houses | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Leffingwell House Museum | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Mystic Seaport Museum | Nathan Hale Homestead (1776) | Prudence Crandall Museum | Roseland Cottage Museum | Thames River Heritage Park & Water Taxi

Sláinte! Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Mystic Country

Sláinte! Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Mystic Country

As they say… we are all Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, so if you are looking for an authentic Irish meal and a properly poured Guinness to celebrate with, we are happy to help steer you in the right direction! And if you would rather earn your beer with a light workout, or even celebrate via a drive-through parade, we have got the details on those options too. Get your green (masks) ready and read on for our best ways to celebrate the season.

Featuring: City of New London | Inishmor Pub | The Hare & The Hound | Town of Mystic


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Cornfield Maze at Dusk

Frightfully Fun

Overview: Ghosts and zombies, witches and spirits—we’ve got lots of ways to get your scare on in Connecticut this October, plus a few not-so-scary ideas for the little ones.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2018-10-17

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Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford | Bruce Museum | Captain Daniel Packer Inne | Captain Grant's, 1754 | Cedar Hill Cemetery | City of New London | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Litchfield Inn | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Milford Historical Society | Mystic Seaport Museum | Nathan Hale Homestead (1776) | Nomads Outdoor Adventure | Ray of Light Farm | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Shubert Theatre | Sleeping Giant State Park | Tarrywile Park & Mansion | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

Corn maze at Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farms

Come get lost.

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

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2018-09-05

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Featuring: Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill | Belltown Hill Orchards | Berkshire Balloons | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Black Hog Brewing Company | Bruce Museum | Castle Hill Farm | Chester Charter, Inc. | City of Hartford | City of Milford | City of New London | Connecticut Dinosaur Trail | Connecticut Science Center | Dinosaur State Park | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Fort Hill Farms | Giuffrida Park | Haley Farm State Park | Hidden Valley Preserve | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hogan's Cider Mill | Holmberg Orchards & Winery | Kent Falls State Park | Lyman Orchards | March Farm | Mooney Time | Nathan Hale Homestead (1776) | New England Cider Company | Nomads Outdoor Adventure | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | RiverQuest | Rose's Berry Farm | Scott's Yankee Farmer | Silverman's Farm | Skydive Danielson | Spoke + Spy Ciderworks | Talcott Mountain State Park | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Pickin Patch at Woodford Farm | These Guys Brewing Company | Thimble Island Brewing Company | Thomas Hooker Brewing Company | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Coventry | Town of Durham | Town of Putnam | Town of South Windsor | Town of Wilton | Town of Windsor | Two Roads Brewing Company

St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-03-06

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

Lavender Field

Summer lovin’.

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

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-06-13

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

Motorcycle scenic drive

Autumn Color You’ll Fall For!

Overview: Discover our Top 10 foliage drives to see Connecticut in all its autumn glory.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-09-30

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Featuring: Abbey's Lantern Hill Inn | Adventure Park at Storrs | American Museum of Tort Law | Antiques Marketplace | Arrigoni Winery | Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Boardman House Inn | Candlelight Farms Inn | Chatfield Hollow Inn | City of New London | Clarke Outdoors | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Bed & Breakfast/Bicycle Trail | Connecticut Shoreline Bike/Boat Tour | Connecticut Wine Trail | Copper Beech Inn | Creamery Brook Bison | Danbury Railway Museum | Dev's on Bank | Devil's Hopyard State Park | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Enders State Forest | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Gelston House | Gillette Castle State Park | Guilford Art Center | Hank's Dairy Bar | Hartford Flavor Company | Hickory Hill Orchards | Hopkins Inn | Hopkins Vineyard | Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Inn at Middletown | Jonathan Edwards Winery | Kent Falls State Park | Kent Victorian Lodging & Vacation Rental | Lady Katharine Cruises - Middletown | Lost Acres Vineyard | Maple Bank Farm | Matterhorn Mini Golf | Mount Tom State Park | Mystic Sweets & Ice Cream Shoppe | Old Furnace State Park | Olde Mistick Village | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Preston Ridge Vineyard | Prudence Crandall Museum | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | RiverQuest | RiverQuest | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Stanton House Inn | Steamboat Inn | Stew Leonard's Norwalk | Sweet Claude's Ice Cream Parlor | Sweet Wind Farm Sugarhouse & Farm Stand | Talcott Mountain State Park | Talcott Mountain State Park | The Bistro at Chamard Vineyards | The Cooking Company (Haddam) | The Crossings Restaurant & Brew Pub | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | The Simsbury Inn | These Guys Brewing Company | Time Out Taverne | Town of Chester | Town of Falls Village (Canaan) | Town of Litchfield | UConn Dairy Bar | West Street Grill | White Silo Farm & Winery | Woodbury Antiques Trail | Yale University Visitor Center

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 (1776) | 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

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

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

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.

Audience: Consumer

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 (1776) | Norwalk Historical Society | Ray of Light Farm | Rogers Orchards Shuttle Meadow Farm | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | 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 | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | 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

Safe and Bright Holiday Season

Safe and Bright Holiday Season

Overview: The holidays may look different this year, but we can still enjoy Connecticut’s winter wonderland—safely, of course. While the state’s holiday guidance calls for smaller or even virtual gatherings, Connecticut has many ways to enjoy the season. From drive-through lights and socially distant Santa visits to tasty feasts and wintry thrills, here’s your guide to safely celebrating the holidays in 2020.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2020-12-11

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Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Action Wildlife Foundation | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Allen Hill Farm | Angevine Farm | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Bernard's + Sarah's Wine Bar | Black Hog Brewing Company | Black-Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar | Blue Back Square | Bridgewater Chocolate Factory & Factory Store - Brookfield | Broken Arrow Nursery | Cafe on the Green | Castle Hill Farm | Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree Farm | City of Bridgeport | City of Bristol | City of New London | City of Norwalk | City of Torrington | City of Waterbury | Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Copper Beech Inn | Divine Treasures | Dzen Tree Farm | Essex Clipper Dinner Train | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Evergreen Acres Tree Farm | Fairview Tree Farm | Fascia's Chocolates | Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Goodwin Park | Griswold Inn | Hickory Ridge Tree Farm | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Jones Family Farms | Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts | Lighthouse Point Park | Madison Beach Hotel | Maple Hollow Christmas Tree Farm | Maple Row Farm | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Mill on the River | Miller Tree Farm | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mozzicato DePasquale Bakery & Pastry Shop | Munson's Chocolates | Mystic Knotwork | Mystic Seaport Museum | Mystic Seaport Museum | New England Air Museum | Niantic Children's Museum | Old Saybrook Antiques Center | Olde Mistick Village | On Track Karting | Oyster Club | PEZ Visitor Center | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | River - A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar | RiverQuest | Saybrook Home | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Shubert Theatre | Sift Bake Shop | Ski Sundown | Skydive Danielson | SportsCenter of Connecticut | Staehly Tree Farm & Winery | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | Taste of New Haven Tours | Tavern at Graybarns | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts | The Dutch Epicure Shop | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk | The Shops at Farmington Valley | The Shops at Somerset Square | The Shops at Yale | The Spa at Litchfield Hills | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Whaler's Inn | Thompson Chocolate | Town of East Hampton | Town of Greenwich | Town of Hebron | Town of Litchfield | Town of Manchester | Town of Mystic | Town of New Canaan | Town of Old Saybrook | Town of Sherman | Town of Southington | Town of Washington | Town of West Hartford | Town of Wilton | Town of Woodbury | Toyota Oakdale Theatre | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | West Street Grill | Westbrook Outlets | White Memorial Foundation | Willoughby's Coffee and Tea | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center | Winterberry Farm | elm Restaurant


Recent Press

Mystic, Connecticut

Coast2CoastwithKids

Online article from Coast2CoastwithKids highlighting things to do and see in and around the Mystic, Connecticut, area.

Published Date: 2018-05-15

Featuring: B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill | Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House | City of Groton | City of New London | Coogan Farm Nature & Heritage Center | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream | Mystic Seaport Museum | Niantic Children's Museum | Ocean Beach Park | Old Lighthouse Museum | Red 36 | S&P Oyster Co. | Town of Mystic | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Stonington | duBois Beach

Tell Me Something Good: By the Water

WRCH Lite 100.5

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

Published Date: 2018-07-10

Featuring: Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | City of New London | Farmington River Tubing | Riverfront Recapture | S&P Oyster Co. | Sea Mist Thimble Island Cruise, LLC | The Blue Oar | Volsunga IV Thimble Island Cruise

Tell Me Something Good: National Lighthouse Day

WRCH Lite 100.5

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

Published Date: 2018-08-07

Featuring: City of New London | Lighthouse Point Park | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Wheeling City Tours, LLC | Winvian Farm

The Best Fall Festivals in Connecticut

offMetro

Online article highlighting Fall Festivals in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2018-08-24

Featuring: Bruce Museum | City of New Haven | City of New London | City of Norwalk | Mystic Seaport Museum | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Mystic

Southern Hospitality

New England Ski Journal

Print and online article highlighting things to do in Southern Connecticut.

Published Date: 2018-09-01

Featuring: City of New London | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Latitude 41° Restaurant | Mohegan Sun | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Pizza | Nathan Hale Schoolhouse | Olde Mistick Village | Steamboat Inn | Talcott Mountain State Park

Weekend Fun: Porch Jams, Butterflies, and Wing Dings; June 8-9

Mommy Poppins

Online article highlighting things to do during the weekend of June 8-9, 2019

Published Date: 2019-06-05

Featuring: Bruce Museum | City of Bridgeport | City of New London | City of Norwalk | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Mystic Seaport Museum | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Town of Cheshire | Town of Easton | Town of Litchfield | Town of Mystic | Town of Newtown | Town of Southington

Summer Day Trips in Connecticut for Families that are Fun for Kids

Mommy Poppins

Online article highlighting great things to do with kids in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-06-23

Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park | City of Milford | City of New London | City of Norwalk | Clarke Outdoors | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Danbury Railway Museum | Dinosaur State Park | Farmington River Tubing | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Jones Family Farms | Kent Falls State Park | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lime Rock Park | New England Air Museum | New England Carousel Museum | Ocean Beach Park | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | R&B Sports World | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Southwind Farms | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | Town of Brooklyn | Town of Greenwich | Town of Mystic | Town of New Milford | Town of North Branford | Town of Stratford | Town of Westport | UConn Dairy Bar | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Don't overlook New London

Boston Globe Online

Online article highlighting New London Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-08-28

Featuring: City of New London | Custom House Maritime Museum | Fort Trumbull State Park | Garde Arts Center | Hempsted Houses | Hygienic Art Galleries & Art Park | On the Waterfront

Mystic's lovely, but don't overlook New London

This Boston Globbe

Print article highlighting things to do in New London Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-09-01

Featuring: City of New London | Custom House Maritime Museum | Fort Trumbull State Park | Garde Arts Center | Hempsted Houses | Hygienic Art Galleries & Art Park | On the Waterfront | Shaw Mansion

Best Halloween Events and Activities for Connecticut Kids

Mommy Poppins

Online article highlighting Halloween activities for kids in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-09-23

Featuring: Boothe Memorial Park & Museum | City of Milford | City of New London | City of Waterbury | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Discovery Depot at Nature's Art Village | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Fairview Tree Farm | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lyman Orchards | Mystic Aquarium | New Canaan Nature Center | Norwalk Historical Society | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of Darien | Town of East Hampton | Town of Fairfield | Town of Griswold | Town of Guilford | Town of New Milford | Town of Putnam | Town of Ridgefield | Town of South Windsor | Town of Trumbull | Town of West Hartford

10 Best Ghost Tours in the Northeast

AAA Northeast

Online article highlighting ghost tours in the Northeast and Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-10-03

Featuring: City of New London | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Town of Mystic

Fall colors nearing peak in much of Connecticut

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

Online article highlighting the peak foliage in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-10-14

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

Hallmark's 'Holiday For Heroes,' Filmed In CT Debuts Nov. 8

Patch

Online article highlighting a Hallmark channel holiday film shot in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-11-04

Featuring: City of New London | City of Norwich | Harkness Memorial State Park | Noah's Restaurant | Town of Colchester | Town of East Lyme | Town of Mystic | Town of Stonington | Town of Waterford

Hallmark’s ‘Holiday for Heroes’: Learn Where It Was Filmed, Meet the Cast & See Photos

Heavy.com

Online article highlighting Hallmark channel film shot in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-11-09

Featuring: City of New London | City of Norwich | Harkness Memorial State Park | Noah's Restaurant | Town of Colchester | Town of East Lyme | Town of Mystic | Town of Stonington | Town of Waterford

52 Awesome Santa Activities for Kids in Connecticut

Mommy Poppins

Online article highlight Santa events happening throughout Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-11-12

Featuring: Bushnell Park | City of Bridgeport | City of Bristol | City of Meriden | City of Middletown | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of New London | City of Stamford | City of Waterbury | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Fairview Tree Farm | Flamig Farm | Greenwich Historical Society | Holcomb Farm | Lake Compounce Theme Park | New Canaan Nature Center | Pond House Cafe | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Saint Clements Castle | Stew Leonard's Newington | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Shops at Yale | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Branford | Town of Deep River | Town of East Lyme | Town of Greenwich | Town of Haddam | Town of Mystic | Town of New Canaan | Town of Newtown | Town of Putnam | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Simsbury | Town of South Windsor | Town of Thomaston | Town of Weston | Visit Collinsville | Water's Edge Resort & Spa

Safely celebrating the holiday season in Connecticut

Hartford Courant Community

Online article highlighting safe ways to celebrate the holiday season.

Published Date: 2020-12-04

Featuring: Cava Restaurant | City of New London | City of Torrington | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Delamar West Hartford | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Florence Griswold Museum | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Goodwin Park | Hartford Stage | Hill-Stead Museum | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Lighthouse Point Park | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Millwright's Restaurant | Music Theatre of Connecticut | Mystic Seaport Museum | Olde Mistick Village | Palace Theater | SoNo Collection | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | The Whaler's Inn | Town of Greenwich | Town of West Hartford | Toyota Oakdale Theatre | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | West Street Grill