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Made in Connecticut: Gift Giving Ideas

Made in Connecticut: Gift Giving Ideas

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

Country Fair Midway

Country Fair Season is Here

Late summer/early fall is country fair time in Connecticut. Across the state, you’ll find authentic country fairs that have been an annual event here for generations. From midways to music, livestock competitions to deep-fried everything, there’s no better way to spend a day, night or weekend than at the fair! Here’s a short list of just a few of the fairs happening in August and September.

Featuring: City of Norwalk | Town of Berlin | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Brooklyn | Town of Durham | Town of Goshen | Town of Guilford | Town of Haddam | Town of Harwinton | Town of Hebron | Town of Somers | Town of Woodstock

Woman with Goat doing Yoga

Yoga Worth Traveling For

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

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

Captain's Cove Seaport Bridgeport

Instagrammable Connecticut: Boardwalks and Seaports

Wooden boardwalks and charming seaports, two of coastal New England’s treasures that visitors and residents love to enjoy. Lucky for us, Connecticut has ample opportunities to savor both of these gems. With our Instagrammable Connecticut series, we’re inviting Instagrammers to share their pictures.

Featuring: Captain's Cove Seaport | City of Norwalk | City of West Haven | Harkness Memorial State Park | Mystic Seaport Museum | Ocean Beach Park | Walnut Beach

Alpaca at Southwind Farms

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 Milford | City of Norwalk | Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | 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 Carousel Museum | Ocean Beach Park | Project Oceanology | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Southwind Farms | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Only Game in Town | Town of Goshen

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 | Niantic Bay Shellfish Market & Farm | Paddle Mystic-Mystic River Adventure Company | Port Niantic | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Shoreline Segway | Skipper's Seafood Restaurant | SoNo Nightlife | Thamesport Marina | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | 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 | Chez Est | 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 | Mystic Arbor Cottage | Partners Café | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Spring Hill Inn | Tisane Euro-Asian Cafe | Town of Fairfield | Town of Plainville

Famous Movies Filmed in Connecticut

10 Famous Movies Filmed in Connecticut

Connecticut has always been a favorite location for filmmakers, in fact, quite a few Academy Award-nominated productions have filmed here. The variety and diversity of locations available, coupled with a helpful Film Office, makes the state ideal for television, film and digital shoots. It was difficult to narrow down the list, but here are some of the more well-known movies you may recognize—and the Connecticut towns that played a role.

Featuring: City of Bridgeport | City of Norwalk | City of Shelton | City of Stamford | City of Waterbury | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Mohegan Sun | Mystic Pizza | Mystic Seaport Museum | Town of Beacon Falls | Town of Bethel | Town of Darien | Town of Farmington | Town of Greenwich | Town of New Canaan | Town of Redding | Town of Trumbull | Yale University Visitor Center

New London Harbor Light

Connecticut’s Legendary Lighthouses

Situated along the edge of Long Island Sound, and, further east, the Atlantic Ocean itself, Connecticut’s lighthouses are among the most photographed in New England. From Revolutionary War-era beacons to lights that guided over a century of maritime history, here’s a list of some of Connecticut’s best known lighthouses, along with a few ways to capture the experience yourself! 

Featuring: City of Bridgeport | City of Groton | City of Norwalk | Cross Sound Ferry Lighthouse Cruise | Cross Sound Ferry Lighthouse Cruise | Custom House Maritime Museum | Downeast Lighthouse Cruises | Lighthouse Point Park | New Haven Green | New London Historic Waterfront District | Old Lighthouse Museum | R/V "Spirit of the Sound" | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of Fairfield | Town of Mystic | Town of Old Saybrook | Town of Stonington | Town of Stratford | Winvian Farm

Native American Thanksgiving

Making Thanksgiving Traditions in Connecticut

Thanksgiving is about coming together with family or friends. And in Connecticut, we’ve got all kinds of ways to make the holiday even more special, from farm-raised foods to community events, to honoring Native American traditions. Here are a few ideas for celebrating Thanksgiving in Connecticut.

Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Artisan Restaurant, Tavern & Garden | Avon Old Farms Hotel | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Captain Daniel Packer Inne | City of Hartford | City of Norwalk | Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard | Connecticut Wine Trail | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Gozzi's Turkey Farm | Griswold Inn | Holmberg Orchards & Winery | Maple Bank Farm | March Farm | Market Grille | Millwright's Restaurant | Silverman's Farm | The Simsbury Inn | Town of Manchester | Town of Newtown | l'escale

Norwalk Seaport Association

All Set for Sunset

One of summer’s great rituals in Connecticut is finding the perfect place to salute the day and watch the sun go down. Whether this is experienced as a group, a couple or solo, you will find many places in the state that are spectacularly well suited – sometimes it’ll be over water, sometimes over hills and sometimes a combination of both. Here are a few locations to get you started. Get out to toast the day just passed and the night to come!

Featuring: Argia Mystic Cruises | Black Hawk | City of Norwalk | Connecticut River Museum | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Gillette Castle State Park | Gulf Beach | Hopkins Inn | Madison Beach Hotel | Mystic Whaler Cruises | RiverQuest | Stonington Borough | Sunset Bar & Grill | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | Town of East Granby | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Plainville

Brunch

Instagrammable Connecticut: Brunch

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

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

Pride Celebrations

Pride Celebrations 2019

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

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

Girl having Ice Cream in Norwalk

Coast & Country: A Perfect Fairfield County Family Getaway

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 time, we have a great summer weekend itinerary from our friends at Mommy Poppins Connecticut.

You only get about a dozen weekends to squeeze in summertime family fun. Luckily, Connecticut has got you covered. In just one weekend you can explore the great outdoors, stroll historic towns, squish your toes in the sand, watch the sunset, eat yummy fresh seafood, catch a tadpole, splash in a pool, and so much more. So leave your FOMO behind and trade your bucket lists for beach buckets with this Fairfield County getaway guide. 

Featuring: Bartaco - Westport | Captain's Cove Seaport | City of Norwalk | Norwalk Inn & Conference Center | Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood | SoNo Seaport Seafood | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of Ridgefield | Weir Farm National Historic Site

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

Seafood

Places to Grill and Chill - and Pick Up Fresh Meat and Seafood in Connecticut

Summer is the time for outdoor fun, and that means getting together with friends and family at Connecticut's state parks and beaches. Many Connecticut state parks offer grills, available on a first come, first served basis. Here’s a current list of where to find them. A few of the state parks with beaches offer grills too, like: Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme and Burr Pond State Park in Torrington. Passport to the Parks program is for residents with Connecticut license plates on their vehicles can enter all state parks and state forests free of charge. But wherever you decided to have your cookout or picnic, we’ve got a few suggestions on where to pick up fresh meat and seafood on the way!

Featuring: City of Danbury | City of Norwalk | Town of Branford | Town of Branford | Town of East Hampton | Town of East Lyme | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of Mystic | Town of Westport | Town of Wethersfield

Norwalk Inn and Conference Center

Coast & Country: A Perfect Fairfield County Family Getaway

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 time, we have a great summer weekend itinerary from our friends at Mommy Poppins Connecticut.

You only get about a dozen weekends to squeeze in summertime family fun. Luckily, Connecticut has got you covered. In just one weekend you can explore the great outdoors, stroll historic towns, squish your toes in the sand, watch the sunset, eat yummy fresh seafood, catch a tadpole, splash in a pool, and so much more. So leave your FOMO behind and trade your bucket lists for beach buckets with this Fairfield County getaway guide.

Featuring: City of Norwalk | Norwalk Inn & Conference Center | Town of Ridgefield

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

Chowder Days at Mystic Seaport

Connecticut's Seafood Festivals 2019

New England is known for mouthwatering fresh seafood, and Connecticut is right in the heart of it. Late summer and early fall bring annual festivals to towns around the state.

Featuring: City of Milford | City of Norwalk | Lighthouse Point Park | Mystic Seaport Museum | Sherwood Island State Park | Town of Chester

Nowalk Oyster Festival

Shuck and Savor - Oysters in Connecticut

More than 70,000 acres of shellfish farms are cultivated in Connecticut’s coastal waters, harvesting over 200,000 bushels of oysters from Long Island Sound and Fisher’s Island Sound every year. With an outstanding reputation for quality and an outstanding safety record, the Connecticut oyster industry delivers fresh fish to restaurants and markets around the state.

Featuring: Boca Oyster Bar | City of Norwalk | Litchfield Saltwater Grille | Liv's Oyster Bar Restaurant | Max's Oyster Bar | Oyster Club | Ripka's Beach Cafe | S&P Oyster Co. | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Town of Westport | Water Street Cafe

34 Things to Do In January

34 Things to Do in Connecticut This January

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

Featuring: Adventure Rooms | Blue Ox Axe Throwing - Bridgeport | Bridgeport Islanders | Bushnell Park | City of Norwalk | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut River Museum | Guided Flyfishing Trips-Housatonic River Outfitters | Hartford Stage | Hartford Wolfpack | James L. Goodwin State Forest | Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts | Meadowbrook Estate and Mansion | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mohawk State Forest | Mohegan Sun | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mystic Aquarium | New Canaan Museum & Historical Society | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Playhouse on Park | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Ski Sundown | Spark VR | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Storyteller's Cottage | Thrillz High Flying Adventure Park | Town of Litchfield | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | Wilton Historical Society | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center | Xperiment Virtual Reality

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 | 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

All Things Maple

All Things Maple

Maple season is a wonderful time in Connecticut! From early February to late March, you can find Connecticut maple farms hard at work tapping the state’s first agricultural product – and you can find all of Connecticut celebrating alongside them. From fun events, to syrup farms, to signature maple treats, Connecticut is marvelously maple. So, make it a maple day (or month) and check out these great ways to celebrate maple season in Connecticut.

Featuring: A.C. Petersen Farms | Ambler Farm | Bats of Bedlam Maple Farm | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Craft 260 Beer Bar Bistro | Flanders Nature Center/Land Trust | Geronimo Bar & Grill | Gofer Ice Cream (Stamford) | Hungry Tiger Music Club & Cafe | Hydeville Sugar Shack | J House Greenwich | Lamothe's Sugar House | Litchfield Distillery | Lyman Orchards | Mia's Prime Time Cafe | New Canaan Nature Center | Northwest Park & Nature Center | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Sweet Wind Farm Sugarhouse & Farm Stand | The Dudley Farm Museum | The North House | The Sloppy Waffle | The Vanilla Bean Café | Town of East Lyme | Town of Hebron | Town of New Milford | Town of Redding | Town of Watertown | Town of Westport

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

Pick Your Own

Pick Your Own in Connecticut

No matter the season, you'll find farm fresh goods popping up all over Connecticut! What better way to enjoy it than to pick your own? Take a trip to the farm, find your favorite fruits and flowers and bring them home for farm fresh baking and a stunning centerpiece. And don't forget about pumpkins and Christmas Trees! To make it easier, we’ve gathered a short list of spots that are open to safely pick your own.

Featuring: Angevine Farm | Belltown Hill Orchards | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Blue Jay Orchards | Buell's Orchard | City of Norwalk | Drazen Orchards | Dzen Tree Farm | Easy Pickin's Orchard | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Fairview Tree Farm | Holmberg Orchards & Winery | Johnny Appleseed's Farm | Jones Family Farms | Karabin Farms | Lapsley Orchard | Lavender Pond Farm | Lyman Orchards | Maple Lane Farms | Miller Tree Farm | Oak Ridge Tree Farm | Rogers Orchards Shuttle Meadow Farm | Rose's Berry Farm | Scott's Yankee Farmer | Starberry Farm | The Pickin Patch at Woodford Farm | Town of Burlington | Town of Redding

Favorite Park Closed? Here Are Others to Try

Favorite Park Closed? Here Are Others to Try

If you are looking to spend a day outside, only to find your favorite state park is closed, here are some other outdoor locations and local businesses to help you get outside and discover new outdoor destinations in Connecticut.

Featuring: Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Audubon Guilford Salt Meadow Sanctuary | Bigelow Hollow State Park | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Black Rock State Park | Bluff Point Coastal Reserve | Burr Pond State Park | Chatfield Hollow State Park | City of Milford | City of Norwalk | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield | Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center | Devil's Hopyard State Park | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Gardner Lake State Park | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Harkness Memorial State Park | Hidden Valley Preserve | Hopeville Pond State Park | Lake Waramaug State Park | Lovers Leap State Park | Lucius Pond Ordway/Devil's Den Preserve | Mansfield Hollow State Park | McLean Game Refuge | Millers Pond State Park | Mount Tom State Park | Paddle Mystic-Mystic River Adventure Company | Paugussett State Forest | Penwood State Park | Quinnipiac River Linear Trail | Rocky Neck State Park | Satan's Kingdom State Recreation Area | Scantic River State Park | Scoot & Paddle | Sea Kayak Connecticut | Sherwood Island State Park | Silver Sands State Park | Sleeping Giant State Park | Southford Falls State Park | Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge | Talcott Mountain State Park | Topsmead State Forest | Town of Kent | Wadsworth Falls State Park | Webb Mountain Discovery Zone

Fall Art Exhibits and Galleries

Fall Art Exhibits and Galleries

Every year, autumn’s changing leaves paint Connecticut’s beautiful scenery with warm colors. Why not celebrate the artistry of fall by visiting standout art exhibitions across the state? From interactive sculpture gardens, to immersive painting galleries, to unique media experiences, Connecticut is filled with spots to safely admire the arts. It’s time to find your fall inspiration!

Featuring: Bruce Museum | City of Groton | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Connecticut Art Trail | Florence Griswold Museum | Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk at Riverfront | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Lyme Art Association | Mystic Seaport Museum | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Glass House | William Benton Museum of Art | Yale Center for British Art

Special & Safe: Thanksgiving 2020

Special & Safe: Thanksgiving 2020

'Tis the season to cherish what we're grateful for — even if it looks a little different this year. To keep your family and community safe, we recommend reviewing the state's holiday guidance and considering these low-risk celebration ideas . The holiday may be smaller and quieter in 2020, but we certainly can still make it memorable. We've gathered a few Thanksgiving ideas for you and your closest kin, so you can still make the day special!

From unique take-home feasts and dine-out dinners to farm fresh shopping, Christmas tree chopping and more, the Thanksgiving fun doesn’t just make your day great — it helps support beloved Connecticut businesses who have been hit hard by the pandemic. And when you do, you can even use our hashtag #SupportCTBusinesses to help keep our restaurants, attractions and hotels top of mind.

Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Allen Hill Farm | Angevine Farm | Avon Old Farms Hotel | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Bear's Smokehouse (New Haven) | Bear's Smokehouse (South Windsor) | Bear's Smokehouse (Windsor) | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Captain Daniel Packer Inne | Castle Hill Farm | City of Danbury | City of Hartford | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | City of Waterbury | Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard | David Burke Prime Steakhouse | Dzen Tree Farm | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Fairfield Museum & History Center | Fairview Tree Farm | Fire at the Ridge | Flora | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Griswold Inn | Hamilton Park | Hickory Ridge Tree Farm | Holmberg Orchards & Winery | Hopkins Inn | J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks | Judy's Bar + Kitchen | Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk at Riverfront | Maple Bank Farm | Maple Hollow Christmas Tree Farm | March Farm | Market Grille | Match | Max Amore | Max Downtown | Max a Mia Ristorante | Mill on the River | Miller Tree Farm | Millwright's Restaurant | Olde Mistick Village | On the Rocks Restaurant | Pequot Library | Silverman's Farm | Staehly Tree Farm & Winery | The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk | The Shops at Yale | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Waters Edge at Giovanni's | The Wharf Restaurant | Town of Branford | Town of Deep River | Town of Enfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of Manchester | Town of Morris | Town of Newington | Town of Newtown | Town of Stratford | Town of Washington | Town of Wethersfield | Town of Woodbury | Wall to Wall: The New London Mural Walk | Westbrook Outlets | Whittle's Willow Spring Farm | Winterberry Farm | l'escale

Safe, 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

Top Hiking Trails in Fairfield County

Top Hiking Trails in Fairfield County

It’s hard to find a silver lining in the COVID-19 cloud; but if there is one, it’s that Connecticut residents, as well as out-of-state visitors young, old and in-between, have ventured into the great outdoors in search of fresh air and exercise as they take in our state’s rejuvenating natural wonders. Walkers, joggers, hikers, bikers – and their furry companions – have discovered the vast number of parks, forests, and trails in Fairfield County (most of which are accessible at no charge and pet-friendly), with each one offering its own unique and memorable features. Whether you are a novice or seasoned hiker or nature lover, Fairfield County has parks, preserves, and open spaces for everyone, with more than 235 miles of hiking trails.

Featuring: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield | Cranbury Park & Gallaher Estate | Earthplace, The Nature Discovery & Environmental Learning Center | Lucius Pond Ordway/Devil's Den Preserve | Mianus River State Park | New Canaan Nature Center | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of New Canaan | Town of Weston | Town of Westport | Trout Brook Valley State Park Reserve

Holiday Spirits in Fairfield County

Holiday Spirits in Fairfield County

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than with...holiday spirits? It’s the perfect time to venture out and discover Connecticut’s growing number of next-generation craft distilleries and breweries which are gaining followings and racking up awards. Many are right here in Fairfield County, offering on-site tours and tastings. Some serve upscale fare to elevate the experience. You’ll find many of them on the Connecticut Spirits Trail; just be sure to check their websites before you go, as hours and offerings may change due to COVID-19.

Featuring: Brewport | City of Norwalk | Coalhouse Pizza | Fifth State Distillery | Half Full Brewery | Local Kitchen & Beer Bar - Fairfield | SoNo Seaport Seafood | The Little Pub Restaurant | Two Roads Brewing Company

Sweet Spots in Fairfield County

Sweet Spots in Fairfield County

There simply aren’t many things in this world more loved, more appreciated, more craved, than chocolate. Chocolatiers are magicians who transform the simplest ingredients into not just delicious confections, but works of art. Fortunately, Fairfield County has dedicated artisans who understand that we can’t live without them!

Featuring: City of Norwalk | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield | Isabelle et Vincent | Le Rouge Handmade Chocolates by Aarti | MoCA Westport | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of Westport

32 Things to Do in Connecticut This January

32 Things to Do in Connecticut This January

Looking for something to do in Connecticut in January? 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 January.

Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Adventure Rooms | Bantam Lake | Blackstones Grille | Blue Ox Axe Throwing - Bridgeport | Bruce Museum | Cabela's | City of Norwalk | Connecticut River Museum | Florence Griswold Museum | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Guided Flyfishing Trips-Housatonic River Outfitters | International Skating Center of Connecticut | Lake Waramaug State Park | Lyman Allyn Art Museum | Meadowbrook Estate and Mansion | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mohawk State Forest | Mount Southington Ski Area | Muse Paintbar (Glastonbury) | Muse Paintbar (Norwalk) | Muse Paintbar (West Hartford) | Mystic Aquarium | On Track Karting | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Ski Sundown | The Goodwin Hotel | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Thrillz High Flying Adventure Park | Town of Chester | Town of Guilford | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center | Yale Center for British Art

Safe & Hope-filled: Easter 2021

Safe & Hope-filled: Easter 2021

Easter is a holiday of hope; spring has sprung and all things feel new. The holiday may look different this year, but we can still make it special – and let it inspire hope for brighter days ahead. From colorful egg hunts and drive-through events to exquisite brunch menus, we’ve gathered a few ways to safely celebrate Easter in 2021.

Featuring: 1741 Pub & Grill | Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Bella's Café | Castle Hill Chocolate | City of New London | City of Norwalk | City of Norwich | City of Stamford | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | EverWonder Children's Museum | Fascia's Chocolates | Le Rouge Handmade Chocolates by Aarti | Millwright's Restaurant | Munson's Chocolates | Mystic River Chocolate | New England Air Museum | Noteworthy Chocolates | Ray of Light Farm | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Chocolate Shell | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | Thompson Chocolate | Thorncrest Farm, LLC & Milk House Chocolates | Town of Fairfield | Town of West Hartford | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | White Horse Country Pub | Winvian Farm

Mother's Day: More Important Than Ever

Mother's Day: More Important Than Ever

After the year we’ve had, everyone deserves to celebrate what we’re thankful for – especially Mom! Mother's Day festivities may still be a bit different this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t give Mom a truly fantastic day. Here are some great ideas for 2021.

Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Arethusa Farm | Argia Mystic Cruises | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Brass City Raceway & Axe Throwing | Brewery Legitimus | Brick + Wood | Bridgewater Chocolate Factory Retail Store - Brookfield | Brignole Vineyards | Cabela's | Chamard Vineyards | City of Bridgeport | City of Danbury | City of Middletown | City of Milford | City of Norwalk | City of Shelton | Connecticut River Valley Inn | Divine Treasures | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Fascia's Chocolates | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | Fifth State Distillery | Firefly Hollow Brewing Company | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Gouveia Vineyards | Grass & Bone | Haight-Brown Vineyard | Hartford Yard Goats | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hilton Mystic | Hopkins Vineyard | Jones Family Farms | Kensington's at The Spa at Norwich Inn | Lyman Orchards Golf Club | Madison Beach Hotel | Matches Tavern | Maugle Sierra Vineyards & Winery | Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | Munson's Chocolates | Mystic Knotwork | Odin's Keep Axe House | On Track Karting | Pardee Rose Gardens | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - New Haven | Problem Solved Brewery | RiverQuest | Rocks 21 | Roseland Cottage Museum | S&P Oyster Co. | Saltwater Farm Vineyard | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Skydive Danielson | Smash Avenue | Stony Creek Brewery | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk | The Sculpture Mile | Town of Avon | Town of Branford | Town of East Hampton | Town of Fairfield | Town of South Windsor | Town of Southington | Town of Woodbury | Two Roads Brewing Company | Urban Lodge Brewing | Wall to Wall: The New London Mural Walk | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | White Flower Farm | Wicked Tulips Flower Farm | Wickham Park | Willimantic Brewing Company | Willoughby's Coffee & Tea (New Haven) | Winvian Farm

OUTrageous Restaurants – Outside Dining in Fairfield County

OUTrageous Restaurants – Outside Dining in Fairfield County

As long, leisurely days give way to warm, comfortable evenings, outside dining transforms a great meal into a memorable experience. We can’t even begin to name all the wonderful restaurants in Fairfield County that offer dining without walls; so we are highlighting just a few here.

Featuring: Artisan Restaurant, Tavern & Garden | Brewport | Captain's Cove Seaport | City of Norwalk | City of Shelton | Crab Shell Restaurant | Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood | Rive Bistro | The Little Pub Restaurant | The Spread | Town of Stratford | Town of Trumbull | Town of Westport | l'escale

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

Coastal Western Connecticut

Coastal Western Connecticut

Coastal Western Connecticut offers everything from historic lighthouses and shoreline parks to upscale shopping and vibrant cities. Below, discover a few of Western Connecticut's coastal towns and ways to soak in the salt air.

Featuring: Avon Theatre Film Center | Bella Napoli Pizza | Bistro V | Black Duck Cafe | Bruce Museum | Byram Shore Park | Captain John's Tiki Tours | Cask Republic Stamford | City of Milford | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Compo Beach | Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center | Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Elm Street Diner | Fort Stamford | GrayBarns Inn | Great Captain's Island | Greenwich Audubon Center | Gulf Beach | Homestead Inn | Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk | Island Beach | La Plage | Longshore Park | Match Burger Lobster | Milford Walking Tour | Mill River Park & Greenway | MoCA Westport | Music Theatre of Connecticut | OKO | Oak & Almond | Old Mill Beach | Pedego SoNo Electric Bikes | Prime Stamford | RPM Bar + Grill | Residence Inn by Marriott - Milford | Ripka's Beach Cafe | Scoot & Paddle | Sea Kayak Connecticut | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Sherwood Island State Park | Sign of the Whale | Silver Sands State Park | SoNo Nightlife | SoundWaters | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stanton House Inn | Terrain Garden Cafe | The Beer Garden at Shippan Landing | The Cone Zone | The Corner Restaurant | The Ginger Man | The Inn at Longshore | The Lloyd | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of Greenwich | Town of Westport | Walnut Beach | l'escale

36 Things to Do in Connecticut this August

36 Things to Do in Connecticut this August

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

Featuring: Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Andrews Homestead (1760) | Athenian Diner | Bigelow Hollow State Park | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Blackledge Country Club | Brownstone Adventure Sports Park | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Cockaponset State Forest | Connecticut's Old State House | Daniel Benton Homestead (c.1720) | Elm Street Diner | Fairview Farm Golf Course | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Gillette Ridge Golf Club | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Housatonic Museum of Art | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Lighthouse Point Park | Macedonia Brook State Park | Main Stream Canoes & Kayaks | Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace | Mansfield Hollow State Park | Mattabesett Blue Trail | Matterhorn Mini Golf | Mystic Diner | Nathan Hale Homestead | New Hartford Diner | Pleasant Valley Drive-In | Safari Golf | Salt of the Earth Therapeutic Spa | Saybrook Point Miniature Golf | Scoot & Paddle | Shenipsit State Forest | Sonny's Place | Southington Drive-In | Stonington Vineyards | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | The Place 2 Be | The Sloppy Waffle | Town of Avon | Town of Chester | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Haddam | Town of Hamden | Town of Lebanon | Town of Middlefield | Town of Naugatuck | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Old Saybrook | Town of Stonington | Town of Windsor | Town of Wolcott | Town of Woodbury | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Yale Center for British Art

Locals Love: Norwalk

Locals Love: Norwalk

Welcome to another Connecticut town spotlight from our Locals Love series! We've gathered lots of inspiring ideas from local "insiders" of things to do in Norwalk — the best of the town from those who know it best. These  recommendations came from millennials and boomers, singles and couples, young families and empty nesters — all living in Norwalk for anywhere from 5 to 45 years. So if you want to experience Norwalk like a local, check out the suggestions below for starters. Then visit Discover Norwalk for even more ideas.

Featuring: Burger Bar & Bistro | Calf Pasture & Shady Beach | City of Norwalk | Courtyard by Marriott - Norwalk | DoubleTree by Hilton - Norwalk | Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk | Match | Mecha Noodle Bar | Norwalk Inn & Conference Center | Norwalk WPA Murals | Pedego SoNo Electric Bikes | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | SoNo Harbor Deli & Cafe | SoNo Nightlife | SoNo Seaport Seafood | Stew Leonard's Norwalk | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Spread | Valencia Luncheria | Washington Prime (Norwalk)

Top 10 Spring Things to do in Fairfield County

Top 10 Spring Things to do in Fairfield County

Is anybody out there that doesn’t have cabin fever? After a long winter (and an even longer year), things are looking up and popping up in Fairfield County, offering loads of fun things to do – alone, with your mate or friends, and with the kids. Check out this 10 must-dos now that the air is warm and the sun is shining – and put a little Spring in your step!

Featuring: Antique & Artisan Gallery | Aspetuck Brew Lab | Avery & Dash Collections | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Black Rock Antiques Center | Blackstones Grille | Brewport | Captain's Cove Seaport | City of Bridgeport | City of Norwalk | City of Shelton | City of Stamford | Connecticut Island Outfitters | Crab Shell Restaurant | Fairfield Auction, LLC | Fairfield County Antique & Design Center | Fairfield Craft Ales | Fort Stamford | Greenwich Living Antiques & Design Center | Half Full Brewery | Harbor Lights | Isabelle et Vincent | Jones Family Farms | Knapp's Landing | Le Rouge Handmade Chocolates by Aarti | Middlebank II | Mongers Market | New Canaan Nature Center | Pedego SoNo Electric Bikes | Stratford Antique Center | The Spread | Tongue in Chique LLC | Town of Easton | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of Monroe | Town of New Canaan | Town of Weston | Town of Westport | Trout Brook Valley State Park Reserve | Two Roads Brewing Company | Veracious Brewing Company | Washington Prime (Norwalk) | Weir Farm National Historic Site | l'escale


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Connecticut country fair

Get your fair share.​

Overview: There’s no classic, late-summer experience quite like a country fair. The sights, sounds and smells conjure images of a time when life was a little simpler. Recapture the magic this summer at a few of Connecticut’s favorite fairs!​

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Sent: 2018-08-16

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Featuring: City of Norwalk | Town of Berlin | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Bridgewater | Town of Brooklyn | Town of Chester | Town of Durham | Town of Goshen | Town of Guilford | Town of Guilford | Town of Harwinton | Town of Hebron | Town of Lebanon | Town of Ledyard | Town of Lyme | Town of North Branford | Town of North Haven | Town of Orange | Town of Plymouth | Town of Portland | Town of Somers | Town of South Windsor | Town of Wolcott | Town of Woodstock

Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens

Make mom’s day

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

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-04-25

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

Lavender Field

Summer lovin’.

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

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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

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

Connecticut Fairs

Meet us at the fair!

Overview: Nothing says summer in New England quite like a good old-fashioned country fair. Here are some of the major fairs coming up this summer in Connecticut.

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Sent: 2019-07-24

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Featuring: City of Norwalk | Town of Berlin | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Bridgewater | Town of Brooklyn | Town of Chester | Town of Durham | Town of Goshen | Town of Guilford | Town of Harwinton | Town of Hebron | Town of Lebanon | Town of Ledyard | Town of North Branford | Town of North Stonington | Town of Orange | Town of Portland | Town of Somers | Town of South Windsor | Town of Wolcott | Town of Woodstock

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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

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!

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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 | 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 | Velvet Libations | White Horse Country Pub | Wigwam Escape

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 | 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 Litchfield Inn | 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

Special & Safe: Thanksgiving

Special & Safe: Thanksgiving

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

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Sent: 2020-11-04

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

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.

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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

Safely Enjoy January

Safely Enjoy January

Overview: Finally, the moment we've all been waiting for: a brand new year! Looking for fresh ways to enjoy January 2021? Connecticut businesses are working diligently to prioritize safety, so you can focus on fun. From  snowshoeing and axe throwing to paint bars and private dinner-and-a-show experiences, here's your guide to find safe, new adventures in Connecticut this month.

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Sent: 2021-01-06

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Featuring: 116 Crown | Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Adventure Rooms | Axe It | Bantam Lake | Blackstones Grille | Blue Ox Axe Throwing - Bridgeport | Book Barn | Bruce Museum | Carlson's Landing | Chelsea Piers Connecticut | City Climb Gym | City of Norwalk | City of Waterbury | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut River Artisans | Connecticut River Museum | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Escape New Haven | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant | Florence Griswold Museum | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Gay City State Park | Golf Lounge 18 - Orange | Griswold Inn | Guided Flyfishing Trips-Housatonic River Outfitters | Gumdrops & Lollipops Candy Shoppe | High Rollers Luxury Lanes & Lounge | Homestead Inn | Hopkins Vineyard | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | International Skating Center of Connecticut | James L. Goodwin State Forest | Jumpz Trampoline Sports | Kehler Liddell Gallery | La Belle Aurore | Lake Waramaug State Park | Lessard Lanes Family Entertainment Center | Lyman Allyn Art Museum | Macedonia Brook State Park | Manor House Inn | Meadowbrook Estate and Mansion | Meli-Melo | Middletown Roller Skating Rink | Mind Factory Escape Games | Mission Escape Games | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mohawk State Forest | Mohegan Sun | Monster Mini Golf | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | Monza World Class Karting at Foxwoods | Mount Southington Ski Area | Muse Paintbar (Glastonbury) | Muse Paintbar (Norwalk) | Muse Paintbar (West Hartford) | Mystic Aquarium | Mystified Escape Rooms | Nomads Adventure Quest | Oak & Almond | Oden's Keep Axe House | Old Lyme Inn | On Track Karting | On Track Karting | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Prime Climb Mountain Fun | Pursue the Clues | R.J. Julia Booksellers | RPM Raceway Stamford | RiverQuest | Rock Climb Fairfield | Rocky Neck State Park | Rolling River Antiques | Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Ski Sundown | Sky Zone - Norwalk | Soarin' Indoors | Soleil & Suns Bakery | Sonny's Place | SportsCenter of Connecticut | Stone Age Rock Gym | Stumpy's Hatchet House | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | Tactical Airsoft LLC | Taste of New Haven Tours | Taylor Brooke Winery | The Company Store Antiques | The Goodwin Hotel | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Vault Virtual Reality | Thrillz High Flying Adventure Park | Town of Bethany | Town of Chester | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Guilford | Town of New Milford | Town of Salisbury | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Weir Farm National Historic Site | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | White Memorial Foundation | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center | Xperiment Virtual Reality | Yale Center for British Art | l'escale

Ring in Spring

Ring in Spring

Overview: Spring is here, flowers are budding, and hope is in the air! Whether you’re looking for relaxation or fast-paced thrills, Connecticut’s filled with ways to enjoy the season — and businesses are working diligently to prioritize safety, so you can focus on fun. From UTV tours, fishing, and scavenger hunts, to gardens, galleries, and newly opened breweries, here’s how to safely ring in spring.  

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Sent: 2021-03-26

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Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Aer Blarney Balloons, LLC | Arethusa al tavolo | Backyard Adventure UTV Tours | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Bella's Café | Berkshire Balloons | Blazing Fresh Donuts | Castle Hill Chocolate | City Climb Gym | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of New London | City of Norwalk | City of Norwich | City of Stamford | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Delamar Spa West Hartford | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Edgerton Park | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | EverWonder Children's Museum | Farmington Canal Linear Park | Farmington Valley Arts Center | Fascia's Chocolates | Florence Griswold Museum | Flying Connie Fishing Charters | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Greater Middletown Military Museum | Half Full Brewery | Halfinger Farms | Harkness Memorial State Park | Hill-Stead Museum | Hollister House Garden | Inn at Stonington | Institute for American Indian Studies | Le Rouge Handmade Chocolates by Aarti | Madison Beach Hotel | Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun | Middlebank II | Mill on the River | Munson's Chocolates | Mystic River Chocolate | Mystic Seaport Museum | Neil's Donuts | New England Air Museum | New England Carousel Museum | New England Motorcycle Museum | NewSylum Brewing | North Coast Charters | Noteworthy Chocolates | Osprey Sport Fishing | Pardee Rose Gardens | Phantom Brewing Company | Pond House Cafe | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Prime Climb Mountain Fun | Ray of Light Farm | Rock Climb Fairfield | Salt Cave of Darien | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Six Summit Gallery | Smash Avenue | Soulshine Salt Cavern | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stone Age Rock Gym | Stone Row Kitchen + Bar | The Chocolate Shell | The Connecticut Pizza Trail | The Corner Restaurant | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Essex Public Market & Food Hall | The Place 2 Be | The Spa at Litchfield Hills | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Vault Virtual Reality | Thompson Chocolate | Thorncrest Farm, LLC & Milk House Chocolates | Town of Avon | Town of Chester | Town of Fairfield | Town of Madison | Town of Mystic | Town of Simsbury | Town of Thomaston | Town of Wallingford | Town of West Hartford | Vintage Hi Fi Museum | Washington Art Association & Gallery | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | White Horse Country Pub | Wickham Park | Winvian Farm

Make the Most of Mother's Day

Make the Most of Mother's Day

Overview: It’s time to celebrate someone truly special: Mom! And after the year we’ve had, she deserves an unforgettable day. From mouthwatering brunch menus to one-of-a-kind gift ideas, family fun, and much more, here’s your guide to safely celebrating Mother’s Day in Connecticut.

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Sent: 2021-04-23

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Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Arethusa Farm | Argia Mystic Cruises | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Brass City Raceway & Axe Throwing | Brewery Legitimus | Brick + Wood | Bridgewater Chocolate Factory Retail Store - Brookfield | Brignole Vineyards | Cabela's | Chamard Vineyards | City of Bridgeport | City of Middletown | City of Milford | City of Norwalk | Divine Treasures | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Fascia's Chocolates | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | Fifth State Distillery | Firefly Hollow Brewing Company | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Gouveia Vineyards | Grass & Bone | Hartford Yard Goats | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hilton Mystic | Hopkins Vineyard | Jones Family Farms | Kensington's at The Spa at Norwich Inn | Lyman Orchards Golf Club | Madison Beach Hotel | Matches Tavern | Maugle Sierra Vineyards & Winery | Miranda Vineyard | Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | Munson's Chocolates | Mystic Knotwork | Odin's Keep Axe House | On Track Karting | Pardee Rose Gardens | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - New Haven | Rocks 21 | Roseland Cottage Museum | S&P Oyster Co. | Saltwater Farm Vineyard | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Skydive Danielson | Smash Avenue | Stony Creek Brewery | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk | The Sculpture Mile | Town of Avon | Town of Branford | Town of East Hampton | Town of Fairfield | Town of Southington | Town of Woodbury | Two Roads Brewing Company | Urban Lodge Brewing | Wall to Wall: The New London Mural Walk | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | White Flower Farm | Wicked Tulips Flower Farm | Wickham Park | Willimantic Brewing Company | Willoughby's Coffee & Tea (New Haven) | Winvian Farm

Say Yes to Summer

Say Yes to Summer

Overview: For many, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer — so why not kick off the season right? From cookouts to ice cream adventures, garden-going and more, Connecticut’s filled with great ways to welcome summertime.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2021-05-24

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Featuring: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Bud's Fish Market | Burr Pond State Park | Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream | Captain Scott's Lobster Dock | City of Danbury | City of Norwalk | City of Shelton | Costello's Clam Shack | Edgerton Park | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant | Florence Griswold Museum | Ford's Lobsters | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Hallmark Drive-In | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Hank's Dairy Bar | Harkness Memorial State Park | Hill-Stead Museum | Hollister House Garden | Johnny Ad's | Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale Restaurant (Madison) | Lobster Landing | Michael's Dairy | Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream | Pardee Rose Gardens | Rocky Neck State Park | Salem Valley Farms Ice Cream | Stowe's Seafood | The Farmer's Cow Calfe & Creamery | Town of Branford | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of Mystic | Town of Westport | Town of Wethersfield | UConn Dairy Bar | We-Li-Kit Farm | Wickham Park

Say "Yes" to July Adventures

Say "Yes" to July Adventures

Overview: In July, summer is in full swing with all our seasonal favorites. How will you make the most of the month? From oceanfront adventure and UTV tours to beer fests, baseball, stargazing and more, here's how to say "yes" to summer thrills in Connecticut this July.

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Sent: 2021-07-12

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Featuring: 55 Wine Bar & Restaurant | Abbott's Lobster in the Rough | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Argia Mystic Cruises | Backyard Adventure UTV Tours | Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar | Belltown Hill Orchards | Bernard's + Sarah's Wine Bar | Bill's Seafood Restaurant | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hawk | Blue Venture Fishing Charters | Blue Venture Fishing Charters | Bluefin Sportfishing Charters | Branford River Paddlesports, Kayaks and Tours | Brownstone Adventure Sports Park | Buell's Orchard | Bushnell Park | Captain John's Tiki Tours | Captain Morgan's Boat Training & Charters, LLC | Captain Scott's Lobster Dock | Captain Seth Sportfishing Fleet | Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | City of Waterbury | Clam Castle | Clarke Outdoors | Club Getaway | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut's Old State House | Farmington River Tubing | Ford's Lobsters | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Griswold Inn | Hartford Yard Goats | Hel-Cat II | Interlaken Inn, Resort & Conference Center | Islander Sport Fishing Charters | Joy Ride Charters of Connecticut | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lavender Hill Farm Alpacas | Lobster Landing | Lobster Shack | Lucky Strike Charters | Madison Beach Hotel | Main Stream Canoes & Kayaks | Middlebank II | MoCA Westport | Music Mountain | Nathan Liverant & Son Antiques, LLC | New Britain Bees | Ocean Beach Park | Old Saybrook Antiques Center | Osprey Sport Fishing | Owl Wine Bar | Poet's Lounge Charters | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Ray of Light Farm | Real Escape | RiverQuest | Riverfront Recapture | Rowanwood Farm | Sabino | Sail-works.com | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Scoot & Paddle | Scott's Yankee Farmer | Sea Kayak Connecticut | Sea Unicorns | Stonington Vineyards | Sunbeam Fleet | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Place | The Whaler's Inn | Tongue in Chique LLC | Town of Derby | Town of West Hartford | Town of Woodbury | Volsunga IV Thimble Island Cruise | Wadsworth Mansion | Wall to Wall: The New London Mural Walk | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | Westville Music Bowl

Soak Up the Summer

Soak Up the Summer

Overview: Soak up summer while you can! This August, get out and make the most of every moment — from golfing and foodie fests to beach days, sunflowers and everything in between. Check out these ways to say “yes” to August adventure.

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Sent: 2021-08-06

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Featuring: Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Andrews Homestead (1760) | Athenian Diner | Bigelow Hollow State Park | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Blackledge Country Club | Branford Point Beach | Brownstone Adventure Sports Park | Burying Hill Beach | Café Flo | Captain Grant's, 1754 | Cava Restaurant | City of Norwalk | City of Norwich | City of Stamford | Clarke Outdoors | Club Getaway | Cockaponset State Forest | Connecticut's Old State House | Daniel Benton Homestead (c.1720) | Elbow Room | Elm City Social | Elm Street Diner | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Esker Point Beach | Fairview Farm Golf Course | Farmington River Tubing | Florence Griswold Museum | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Gelston House | Gillette Ridge Golf Club | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Gulf Beach | Hammonasset Beach State Park | High George Rooftop Restaurant | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hopkins Inn | Hopkins Vineyard | Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk | Housatonic Museum of Art | House of 1833 B&B | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Jennings Beach | Joy Ride Charters of Connecticut | Lake Compounce Campground | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lighthouse Point Park | Macedonia Brook State Park | Main Stream Canoes & Kayaks | Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace | Mansfield Hollow State Park | Mattabesett Blue Trail | Matterhorn Mini Golf | Mystic Diner | Mystic Whaler Cruises | Nathan Hale Homestead | New Hartford Diner | Ocean Beach Park | Old Lyme Inn | Oyster Club | Peaches Southern Pub & Juke Joint | Penfield Beach | Pleasant Valley Drive-In | Priam Vineyards | RiverQuest | Rocks 21 | Rocky Neck State Park | Rooftop 120 | Safari Golf | Salt of the Earth Therapeutic Spa | Saybrook Point Miniature Golf | Scoot & Paddle | Seabluff Beach | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Shenipsit State Forest | Shoreline Segway | Sky Zone - Norwalk | Sonny's Place | Sound View Beach | Southington Drive-In | Southport Beach | Spa at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Sticks and Stones Farm | Stonington Vineyards | Stony Creek Brewery | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | The Blake Hotel | The Place 2 Be | The Russian Lady | The Sloppy Waffle | The Study at Yale | Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park | Town of Avon | Town of Bethel | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Chester | Town of Cornwall | Town of Deep River | Town of East Hartford | Town of Essex | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Granby | Town of Guilford | Town of Hamden | Town of Lebanon | Town of Middlefield | Town of Naugatuck | Town of New Milford | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Old Saybrook | Town of Salisbury | Town of Stonington | Town of Thompson | Town of Washington | Town of Willington | Town of Windsor | Town of Wolcott | Town of Woodbridge | Town of Woodbury | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Weed Beach | White Sands Beach | Winvian Farm | Woolley Acres Farm | Yale Center for British Art

Enjoy a Bright Holiday Season

Enjoy a Bright Holiday Season

Overview: The most wonderful time of the year is here — how will you make the most of it? From drive-through light shows and Santa sightings to festive feasts, Christmas trees and other holiday glee, here’s our guide to making the season special for the whole family.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2021-12-10

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Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Allen Hill Farm | American Clock & Watch Museum | Angevine Farm | Argia Mystic Cruises | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Bear's Smokehouse (New Haven) | Bear's Smokehouse (South Windsor) | Bear's Smokehouse (Windsor) | Bernard's + Sarah's Wine Bar | Black-Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar | Bridgewater Chocolate Factory Retail Store - Brookfield | Broken Arrow Nursery | Brookfield Craft Center | Cafe on the Green | Castle Hill Farm | Cava Restaurant | Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree Farm | City of Bridgeport | City of Bristol | City of Hartford | City of Milford | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | City of Torrington | City of Waterbury | Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets | Community Table | Connecticut Art Trail | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut Shoreline Bike/Boat Tour | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Copper Beech Inn | Da Capo | Danbury Railway Museum | Divine Treasures | Dockside Brewery & Waterfront Biergarten | Dzen Tree Farm | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Essex Clipper Dinner Train | Evergreen Acres Tree Farm | Fairfield Museum & History Center | Fairview Tree Farm | Fascia's Chocolates | Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar | Florence Griswold Museum | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Goodwin Park | Griswold Inn | Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater | Hartford Stage | Hickory Ridge Tree Farm | Historic Downtown Mystic | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Jones Family Farms | Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lighthouse Point Park | Lime Rock Park | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Maple Hollow Christmas Tree Farm | Maple Row Farm | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Mill River Park & Greenway | Mill on the River | Miller Tree Farm | Millwright's Restaurant | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mohegan Sun | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mozzicato DePasquale Bakery & Pastry Shop | Munson's Chocolates | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Knotwork | Mystic Seaport Museum | New England Air Museum | New England Cider Company | New Mill Restaurant | Niantic Children's Museum | Old Saybrook Antiques Center | Olde Mistick Village | On Track Karting | Oyster Club | PEZ Visitor Center | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | River - A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar | RiverQuest | Saybrook Home | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Sherman Playhouse | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Shubert Theatre | Sift Bake Shop | Ski Sundown | Skydive Danielson | SportsCenter of Connecticut | Staehly Tree Farm & Winery | Stanley-Whitman House | 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 Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Palace Theatre | 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 Velvet Mill | The Whaler's Inn | TheaterWorks | Thompson Chocolate | Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park | Town of Avon | Town of Bethlehem | Town of East Lyme | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of Hamden | Town of Hebron | Town of Litchfield | Town of Mystic | Town of New Canaan | Town of Old Saybrook | Town of Putnam | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Sherman | Town of Southington | Town of Stonington | Town of Washington | Town of West Hartford | Town of Wilton | Town of Windsor | Town of Woodbury | Toyota Oakdale Theatre | Two Roads Brewing Company | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | West Street Grill | Westbrook Outlets | White Memorial Foundation | Wickham Park | Willoughby's Coffee & Tea (New Haven) | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center | Winterberry Farm | elm Restaurant

SUMMER STARTS NOW IN CONNECTICUT!

SUMMER STARTS NOW IN CONNECTICUT!

Overview: Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer — so why not kick off the season right? From waterfront adventure to sunflower farms, glamping, and more, Connecticut’s filled with great ways to welcome summertime.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2022-05-27

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Featuring: Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Barn Loft & Treehouse | Branford River Paddlesports, Kayaks and Tours | Brownstone Adventure Sports Park | Burr Pond State Park | Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream | City of Danbury | City of New Britain | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | City of Norwich | City of Shelton | Clarke Outdoors | Club Getaway | Covered Bridge Electric Bike Rental | Elicit Brewing Company | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Farmington River Tubing | Finnegan's Farm, West | Flamig Farm | GastroPark | Hammonasset Beach State Park | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hog River Brewing Company | Housatonic River Brewing | Lake Compounce Campground | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lyman Orchards | Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace | Odetah Camping Resort | Parkville Market | RiverQuest | Rocky Neck State Park | Sankow's Beaver Brook Farm | Southington Drive-In | Stony Creek Brewery | The Beer Garden at Shippan Landing | The Hops Company | The Velvet Mill | Town of Barkhamsted | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Branford | Town of East Lyme | Town of Fairfield | Town of Litchfield | Town of Mystic | Town of Somers | Town of Wethersfield | Town of Woodbridge | Wadsworth Falls State Park | Winvian Farm


Recent Press

Best Budget Destinations in America 2018, Part I: The Northeast

Budget Travel

Online article from Budget Travel highlighting things to do and see in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Published Date: 2018-04-09

Featuring: Center for Contemporary Printmaking | City of Norwalk | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | SoNo Switch Tower Museum | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Where to Go for a Budget-Friendly Summer Vacation in All 50 States

Cheapism

Online article from Cheapism highlighting things to do in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Published Date: 2018-05-11

Featuring: City of Norwalk | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Great Deals on 240 Tourist Attractions in CT

Patch

19 online articles run for specific communities by Patch highlighting Connecticut Open House Day. Communities highlighted include Bridgeport, Cheshire, East Haven, Naugatuck, Groton, Hamden, New Haven, North Haven, orange, Portland, Stratford, West Haven, Bethany, Norwalk, Westport, Norwich, Uncasville, Darien and New Canaan.

Published Date: 2018-06-07

Featuring: City of Bridgeport | City of Groton | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | City of Norwich | City of West Haven | Dinosaur State Park | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Lutz Children's Museum | Monte Cristo Cottage | Mystic Aquarium | National Helicopter Museum, Inc. | New England Carousel Museum | Osborne Homestead Museum | PEZ Visitor Center | RiverQuest | The Barnum Museum | Town of Bethany | Town of Cheshire | Town of Darien | Town of East Haven | Town of Hamden | Town of Naugatuck | Town of New Canaan | Town of North Haven | Town of Orange | Town of Portland | Town of Stratford | Town of Westport | Town of Westport | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Yale Center for British Art

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

Budget Travel

Online article highlighting budget/discount opportunities in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2018-06-16

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

50 things to do this weekend in Connecticut, July 6-8

Middletown Press

Online article that highlights many things to do throughout Connecticut.

Published Date: 2018-07-05

Featuring: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Bruce Museum | City of Norwalk | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Fairfield Museum & History Center | Fairfield University Art Museum | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Gallery at Kent Art Association | Gallery at Still River Editions | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Greenwich Audubon Center | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Infinity Music Hall & Bistro (Norfolk) | Ivoryton Playhouse | Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center and Museum | Knights of Columbus Museum | Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts | Loft Artists Association | Mohegan Sun | Musicals at Richter | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | The Irons | Xfinity Theatre

50 things to do this weekend in Connecticut, July 13-15

Middletown Press

Online article highlighting thing to do throughout Connecticut.

Published Date: 2018-07-13

Featuring: Bruce Museum | City of Norwalk | Fairfield Museum & History Center | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Gallery at Kent Art Association | Gallery at Still River Editions | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Greenwich Point Park | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Ivoryton Playhouse | Knights of Columbus Museum | Musicals at Richter | Ridgefield Playhouse | Town of Derby | Town of Derby | Town of East Hampton | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of Guilford | Town of New Canaan | Urban Air Adventure Park

The 10 Best Places to See Fall Leaves in New England

Town & Country

Online article highlighting where the best places to view the fall foliage are in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2018-07-23

Featuring: Aer Blarney Balloons, LLC | Arethusa Farm | Bee & Thistle Inn & Spa | City of Norwalk | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Florence Griswold Museum | Kent Falls State Park | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Town of Essex | Town of Woodbury | Winvian Farm

2018 Fall Festivals in Connecticut

TripSavvy

Online article highlighting Connecticut's fall festivals.

Published Date: 2018-07-29

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

Tell Me Something Good: Art Scene

WRCH Lite 100.5

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

Published Date: 2018-08-01

Featuring: City of Norwalk | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Hill-Stead Museum | The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts | The Glass House

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

Summer-only dining spots in Connecticut

Connecticut Post Online, The Middletown Press Online, New Haven Register Online, Darien News - Online

Online article that appeared in four (4) online publications highlighting summer dining spots in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-03-27

Featuring: Abbott's Lobster in the Rough | Captain's Cove Seaport | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Clam Castle | Ferris Acres Creamery | Lobster Landing | Sea Swirl of Mystic | Stew Leonard's Danbury | Stew Leonard's Newington | Stew Leonard's Norwalk | The Lazy Lobster Restaurant | The Place | Town of Brookfield | Town of Guilford

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 Adventure Sports 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

5 New England islands that aren’t Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket

Boston.com

Online article highlighting islands in New England.

Published Date: 2019-06-29

Featuring: City of Norwalk | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge

Nearby Get­away Es­capes for Sum­mer­time Fun

The Hudson Independent

Online article highlighting attractions to visit in Connecticut for summer time fun.

Published Date: 2019-07-20

Featuring: City of Groton | City of Norwalk | Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | Olde Mistick Village | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of Mystic

Fall Festivals and Fairs in Connecticut for Kids and Families

Mommy Poppins

Online article highlighting festivals and fairs happening in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-08-25

Featuring: City of Ansonia | City of Bristol | City of Groton | City of Norwalk | City of Shelton | Lyman Orchards | Town of Berlin | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Bloomfield | Town of Darien | Town of Durham | Town of East Haven | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Goshen | Town of Greenwich | Town of Guilford | Town of Harwinton | Town of Hebron | Town of Lebanon | Town of Lisbon | Town of Litchfield | Town of Middlefield | Town of Monroe | Town of Mystic | Town of Naugatuck | Town of New Canaan | Town of New Milford | Town of Putnam | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Seymour | Town of Simsbury | Town of Somers | Town of Southington | Town of Stratford | Town of Warren | Town of Westport | Town of Westport | Town of Wethersfield | Town of Wilton | Town of Woodstock

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: Festivals and Fairs

WRCH Lite 100.5

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

Published Date: 2019-10-03

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

Things To Do in Connecticut this Weekend: Pumpkins, Scarecrows, County Fairs

Mommy Poppins

Online article highlighting family things to do in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-09-18

Featuring: Ambler Farm | City of Bridgeport | City of Bristol | City of New Britain | City of Norwalk | Institute for American Indian Studies | Lyman Orchards | Town of East Hampton | Town of Guilford | Town of Lebanon | Town of Naugatuck | Town of Newington | Town of Newtown | Town of Orange | Town of Seymour | Town of Simsbury | Town of Voluntown | Town of Westport | Town of Wethersfield

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

The 30 Most Haunted Places in America

Conde Nast Traveler Online

Online article highlighting haunted places in America.

Published Date: 2019-10-15

Featuring: City of Norwalk | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour

New England Locations Named among the "Spookiest" and "Most Haunted"

Up To Boston

Online article highlighting scary places in New England.

Published Date: 2019-10-30

Featuring: City of Norwalk | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour

How to Travel Car-Free With a Family

New York Times, New York Times Online, Mylifestylemax

Online article highlighting ways to travel without a car.

Published Date: 2019-12-04

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

Seeing the Light

National Parks

Print article highlighting the many art galleries throughout Connecticut.

Published Date: 2020-03-01

Featuring: Bruce Museum | Center for Contemporary Printmaking | City of Norwalk | Connecticut Art Trail | EVEN Hotel Norwalk | Florence Griswold Museum | GrayBarns Inn | Greenwich Historical Society | Schoolhouse at Cannondale | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | Town of Wilton | Valencia Luncheria | Weir Farm National Historic Site | Yale University Art Gallery

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

Mommy Poppins

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

Published Date: 2020-03-13

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

Stay & Play

Connecticut Post, Darien Times, Fairfield Citizen, Greenwich Times, The Hour, Middletown Press, New Canaan Advertiser, New Haven Register, News Times, Register Citizen, Ridgefield Press, Shoreline Times, Stamford Advocate, West Hartford News, 3 others

Digital publication (flip book), highlighting places to stay and play in Connecticut during the summer season.

Published Date: 2020-06-01

Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Antiques on the Farmington | Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum | City of Milford | City of Norwalk | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Dinosaur State Park | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Fairfield County Antique & Design Center | Mine Hill Preserve/Roxbury Land Trust | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | New England Air Museum | Sleeping Giant State Park | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stratford Antique Center | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Shops at Marlborough Barn

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: Reopened Attractions

WRCH-FM

Weekly radio and online spot highlighting things to do in Connecticut

Published Date: 2020-07-07

Featuring: Argia Mystic Cruises | City of Norwalk | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

Not-to-be-Missed Stops on a New York to Boston Road Trip

We3Travel

Online article on don't miss places to visit in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2020-12-09

Featuring: City of Norwalk | Engine Room | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Gillette Castle State Park | Griswold Inn | Jonathan Edwards Winery | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Pizza | Mystic Seaport Museum | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Town of Essex | Town of Greenwich | Town of Mystic

Get Free Drinks At These Conn. Restaurants, Bars With Proof Of Vaccination

New Radio 810 & 103.1 WGY

Online article highlighting the Drinks on Us campaign.

Published Date: 2021-04-27

Featuring: Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Buffalo Wild Wings - Milford | Buffalo Wild Wings - North Haven | City of Bridgeport | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Elmer's Diner | Engine Room | Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant | Geronimo Bar & Grill | Hot Rod Cafe | Jimmy's Pizzeria & Restaurant | Little Pub Fairfield | Little Pub Greenwich | Little Pub Ridgefield | Match | Match Burger Lobster | Mia's Prime Time Cafe | Millwright's Restaurant | Noah's Restaurant | Oyster Club | Partners Café | Pie Hops | Que Whiskey Kitchen | The Place 2 Be | Town of Bethel | Town of East Lyme | Town of Fairfield | Town of Newtown | Town of Westport | Wood-n-Tap

Get Free Drinks At These Conn. Restaurants, Bars With Proof Of Vaccination

105.1 The Wolf, 1290 WJNO, 96.3 KHEY Country, 97.1 ZHT, business991.iheart.com, CHANNEL 999, KFI AM 640, MIX 107.7, New Radio 1110 KFAB, New Radio 1170 WWVA, New Talk 99.5 WRNO, On With Mario, Power Talk 1360, The Boxer Show, WTAG, WSRW.com

Online article highlighting the Drinks on Us campaign.

Published Date: 2021-04-28

Featuring: Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Buffalo Wild Wings - Milford | Buffalo Wild Wings - Milford | Buffalo Wild Wings - North Haven | Buffalo Wild Wings - North Haven | Camacho Garage | City of Bridgeport | City of Groton | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Elmer's Diner | Engine Room | Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant | Geronimo Bar & Grill | Geronimo Bar & Grill | Hot Rod Cafe | Jimmy's Pizzeria & Restaurant | Little Pub Fairfield | Little Pub Greenwich | Little Pub Ridgefield | Little Pub Wilton | Match | Match Burger Lobster | Mia's Prime Time Cafe | Millwright's Restaurant | Noah's Restaurant | Oyster Club | Partners Café | Pie Hops | Pig Rig BBQ | Que Whiskey Kitchen | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Tap & vine | The Mariner | The Place 2 Be | Town of Bethel | Town of Derby | Town of East Lyme | Town of Fairfield | Town of Naugatuck | Town of Newtown |