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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
One of the best things about waterfalls in Connecticut is how easy they are to reach. Often located just off the trail — sometimes even just off the road — Connecticut's waterfalls make for refreshing spots to enjoy some great hiking. We've also included some suggestions for other nearby hiking (including some dog-friendly hiking trails!), scenic picnic spots and nearby swimming holes around waterfalls in CT.
Featuring: Burr Pond State Park | Cambridge House Brew Pub | Campbell Falls State Park Reserve | City of Shelton | Enders State Forest | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | Gelston House | Gillette Castle State Park | Kent Falls State Park | Kent Victorian Lodging & Vacation Rental | Lyman Orchards | Sweet Claude's Ice Cream Parlor | Town of Beacon Falls | Town of Cheshire | Town of East Haddam | Town of Falls Village (Canaan) | Toymakers Café | Wadsworth Falls State Park | Woodcreek Bar & Grill
Foodies have a new avenue for food adventure! Join in the food truck festival fun this spring and summer at one of the many events happening around the state. You’ll have an opportunity to sample all kinds of food, from baked potatoes, gourmet burgers and barbecue to cannolis, chicken and cupcakes (and much more!). Spend the day outdoors, listen to some great music and enjoy your surroundings, all while you treat your taste buds to some fantastic flavors. Gather your friends and family and get set for a fun-filled epicurean journey! Mark your calendars for these upcoming Food Truck Festivals:
Featuring: City of Hartford | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of New London | City of Shelton | City of Waterbury | Mohegan Sun | Town of Deep River | Town of Farmington | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Harwinton | Town of Middlefield | Town of Simsbury
Our CT Ambassador, Kevin Mardorf of CTBeer.com is back with a new list of great spots for beer lovers over the next few months (including Oktoberfest celebrations)! Check out his list below, and make sure you bookmark CTBeer.com and follow @CTBeer on Instagram for upcoming beer fests and other events!
Autumn is like Christmas time in the world of beer festivals. The weather is more comfortable than in the summer and usually more stable than in the spring. Most importantly – the flavors and styles tend to get more diverse. And then there’s a little thing called Oktoberfest…
Featuring: Beer'd Brewing Company | Black Hog Brewing Company | City of Hartford | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of Shelton | City of Stamford | City of Waterbury | Hartford Flavor Company | Hartford Yard Goats | Lighthouse Point Park | Mohegan Sun | Mount Southington Ski Area | New England Brewing Company | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Ocean Beach Park | Relic Brewing Company | Rosedale Farms & Vineyards | Stony Creek Brewery | Town of Manchester | Town of Naugatuck | Town of North Haven | Two Roads Brewing Company | Willimantic Brewing Company | Witchdoctor Brewery
Every September, the city of Munich, Germany comes alive with the legendary Oktoberfest celebration. Here in Connecticut, the tradition carries on with various events around the state in September and October. Check out a few of the Oktoberfest-style celebrations going on this fall.
Featuring: City of Hartford | City of Meriden | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of Norwich | City of Shelton | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Town of Bethel | Town of Branford | Town of Chester | Town of Derby | Town of Middlebury | Town of Westport | Two Roads Brewing Company
Waterfalls are awe-inspiring, and you can soak up their beauty in so many ways. Whether you kayak beneath them or climb to the top, here are five great ways to cool off at one of Connecticut’s many amazing waterfalls (since swimming in them is prohibited.)
Featuring: City of Shelton | Enders State Forest | Town of Falls Village (Canaan) | Uncas Leap | Wadsworth Falls State Park
Fall “officially” begins on September 22 and ends on December 21. By our count, that means there are about 90 days to make the most of the season in all its splendor. Given all there is to do in Connecticut, that isn’t a lot of time, so let’s get started. Here’s a quick checklist of some of our favorite activities to help you enjoy the best of fall!
Featuring: City of Shelton | Connecticut Antiques Trail
With all the stress in the world today, compounded by the onrush of the holidays, you need a break. What if there were a place where all that stress simply melted away – a place to truly relax, recharge and re-boot? Thankfully, there are many such places in Fairfield County. So, ask that special someone for a gift certificate – or treat yourself – to a few hours, or a whole day, of well-deserved pampering at a local spaaahhh!
Featuring: City of Shelton | Kure Spa & Wellness Center | Salt Cave of Darien | Spa at Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Town of Westport | Town of Wilton
How sweet it is to be loved by your special someone. And while Valentine’s Day celebrations may look a bit different this year, you can still infuse romance into every moment. To make it a day your date will cherish, (maybe even for a lifetime) we’ve put together a guide to a safe and memorable Valentine’s Day in 2021.
Featuring: Adventure Rooms | Axe It | Ballo Italian at Mohegan Sun | City of Hartford | City of Meriden | City of New Haven | City of Shelton | City of Waterbury | Connecticut Beer Tours | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | David Burke Prime Steakhouse | Divine Treasures | Escape New Haven | Escapology Escape Rooms | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun | Manor House Inn | Middletown Roller Skating Rink | Mind Factory Escape Games | Mission Escape Games | Mohegan Sun | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | Muse Paintbar (West Hartford) | Mystified Escape Rooms | Noteworthy Chocolates | Odin's Keep Axe House | Painting with a Twist | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - New Haven | Pursue the Clues | Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center | Stumpy's Hatchet House | Sugar Factory American Brasserie | Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods | The Chocolate Shell | The Corner Restaurant | The Goodwin Hotel | Todd English's Tuscany | Town of Avon | Town of Branford | Town of Chester | Town of Essex | Town of Hamden | Town of Stratford | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Town of Woodstock | Wigwam Escape
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 | 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 | Nomads Outdoor Adventure | 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
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
Make September a-maze-ing.
Overview: The days may be shorter, but there's even more to do in Connecticut come September. For example, get lost in one of Connecticut's many impressive corn mazes, now at the height of their popularity.
Featuring: Angevine Farm | Black Hog Brewing Company | Castle Hill Farm | City of Hartford | City of Meriden | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of Norwich | City of Shelton | City of Stamford | City of Waterbury | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Fort Hill Farms | Hartford Yard Goats | Hilton Hartford Hotel | Lighthouse Point Park | Lyman Orchards | March Farm | Mohegan Sun | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mountain Biking at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | New England Brewing Company | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Ocean Beach Park | Relic Brewing Company | Rosedale Farms & Vineyards | Silverman's Farm | Stony Creek Brewery | The Connecticut Beer Trail | The Hops Company | The Pickin Patch at Woodford Farm | Town of Bethel | Town of Branford | Town of Chester | Town of East Hampton | Town of Griswold | Town of Manchester | Town of Middlebury | Town of Naugatuck | Town of North Haven | Town of South Windsor | Town of Trumbull | Town of Westport | Town of Woodbury | Two Roads Brewing Company | Whittle's Willow Spring Farm | Witchdoctor Brewery
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
Online article highlighting haunted houses that are available to visit in 2020.
Published Date: 2020-10-06
Featuring: City of Shelton | Fairview Tree Farm