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Mystic Aquarium Beluga Whale

12 Holiday Gifts That Don't Come in a Box

Making your list, checking it twice and still not sure what to give friends and family this year? More and more people these days are looking for the gift of experience!

Featuring: Connecticut Art Trail | Connecticut Shoreline Bike/Boat Tour | EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center | Essex Clipper Dinner Train | Greenwood Glass Blowing Studio Gallery & School | Hunt Hill Farm Trust | Lime Rock Park | Mohegan Sun | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Whaler Cruises | Skydive Danielson | Taste of New Haven Tours | Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

Hidden Valley Perserve

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

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

Featuring: EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center | Gillette Castle State Park | Grace Farms | Middlebank | Ordinary | Priam Vineyards | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | The Glass House

Couple enjoying foliage from Hueblien Tower, Simsbury

10 Fall Experiences You Just Can’t Have in the City

The best parts of fall are simply unavailable in the city; no hills rolling with color, no apple orchards or pumpkin patches, and certainly no historic cider mills. Luckily, Connecticut has all of these and more, and it’s just a brief drive away. This short list is packed with everything from pumpkin picking to hot cider and corn mazes.

Featuring: Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill | Belltown Hill Orchards | Berkshire Balloons | Black Hog Brewing Company | Chester Charter, Inc. | Connecticut Dinosaur Trail | Connecticut Science Center | Dinosaur State Park | EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Fort Hill Farms | Giuffrida Park | Haley Farm State Park | Hidden Valley Preserve | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hogans Cider Mill | Kent Falls State Park | Lyman Orchards | Mooney Time | New England Cider Company | Nomads Outdoor Adventure | RiverQuest | Rose's Berry Farm | Scott's Yankee Farmer | Silverman's Farm | Skydive Danielson | Spoke + Spy Ciderworks | Talcott Mountain State Park | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Pickin Patch at Woodford Farm | These Guys Brewing Company | Thimble Island Brewing Company | Thomas Hooker Brewing Company | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Coventry | Town of Durham | Town of Litchfield | Town of Putnam | Town of Trumbull | Town of Woodbury | Two Roads Brewing Company | Yankee Cider Barn at Staehly Farms

Adventure Park at Storrs

10 Tickets to Ride - Connecticut Spots for Thrill Seekers

Thrill-seekers find many ways to zip, slip, slide and glide.

Featuring: Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park | EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center | Escape 101 | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Mystified Escape Rooms | Prime Climb Mountain Fun | Pursue the Clues | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village

Mystic Aquarium

Where to Go for Family Fun After Dark

Have you seen the movie “Night at the Museum”? What if you could spend a night in an aquarium? Or a science center? Or a tipi? Connecticut has so many amazing things to do when the sun shines, you might be surprised to find out how many cool things there are to do after the sun goes down. These are just a few of the great ideas for family fun after dark in Connecticut. Be sure to check each location’s website for upcoming event dates and times.

Featuring: Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Bear Creek Campground at Lake Compounce | Connecticut Science Center | EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center | Essex Clipper Dinner Train | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace | Mystic Aquarium | The Mark Twain House & Museum

Foliage Landscape

7 Awesome Autumn Activities in Connecticut

How do you “fall”? In Connecticut, we’ve got so many ways to make the most of the fall season—all so close to each other. By day, you can enjoy scenic foliage views, pick-your-own apple orchards and pumpkin farms. By night, take a haunted tour or a zip-line through a dark forest. Here are just a few great ideas for visiting Connecticut this fall!

Featuring: Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard | Devil's Hopyard State Park | EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center | Fields of Fire Adventure Park | Garden of Ideas | Kent Falls State Park | Lyman Orchards | Prudence Crandall Museum | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Sleeping Giant State Park | Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds | Talcott Mountain State Park | The Sculpture Mile | The Shore Line Trolley Museum

Hiking with Llamas

12 Summer Experiences You Just Can't Have in the City

There's still time to escape the city this summer. And if you need any more motivation than the stifling heat, here are a dozen amazing experiences just waiting for you in Connecticut. This short bucket list is packed with everything from zip-lining over the water and hiking with llamas to island kayaking and old-fashioned drive-ins. Have a favorite we haven’t mentioned? Let us know @CTvisit.

Featuring: Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Branford River Paddlesports, Kayaks and Tours | Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park | Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream | Club Getaway | EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center | Farmington River Tubing | Kent Falls State Park | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lyman Orchards | Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace | Nomads Outdoor Adventure | Odetah Camping Resort | RiverQuest | Rose's Berry Farm | Rowanwood Farm | Satan's Kingdom State Recreation Area | Simsbury Free Bike | Town of Barkhamsted | Town of Simsbury | Town of Southington | Winvian Farm

Thoreau suspension bridge

Do Look Down: Viewing Foliage from the Heights

Thrill-seekers can see the brilliant fall leaves from a different perspective this season – enjoying the view from above. Tree climbing, zip-lining and adrenaline-pumping rock climbing are some of Connecticut’s more adventurous leaf-peeping offerings. Get the bird's-eye view of some of the state’s most breathtaking vistas where the full spectrum of vibrant hues is most visible and trust us, the effort is worth the ultimate reward.

Featuring: Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park | EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center | Haystack Mountain State Park | Hidden Valley Preserve | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Town of Washington

Foliage Biking

7 Unique Ways to Enjoy Leaf Peeping in Connecticut

Sure, you can take a scenic drive and see great fall foliage in Connecticut. But why not try a new way to experience leaf peeping this fall? Hop on your motorcycle, grab your bike, get out on a boat, zipline through the trees or savor the view from the winery, from a vintage steam train, from a hot air balloon, even from bed at a cozy B&B. Here are some of the best ways to watch nature put on the best show in New England!

Featuring: Adventure Park at Storrs | Blackberry River Inn | Chatfield Hollow Inn | Clarke Outdoors | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Bed & Breakfast/Bicycle Trail | Connecticut Shoreline Bike/Boat Tour | Connecticut Wine Trail | EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Gillette Castle State Park | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Jonathan Edwards Winery | Lady Katharine Cruises - Hartford | Mount Tom State Park | Mountain Biking at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Old Furnace State Park | Preston Ridge Vineyard | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | RiverQuest | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Stanton House Inn | Talcott Mountain State Park | The Bistro at Chamard Vineyards | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Shore Line Trolley Museum

RiverQuest, Haddam

May: Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and More

Beyond all the blooming flowers, May is a month full of celebrations. From Mother’s Day to Memorial Day and all of the graduation ceremonies in between, Connecticut is filled with fun ways to mark these special occasions and make memories that last a lifetime. See below for creative ideas that will keep you busy all month long.

Featuring: Abbott's Lobster in the Rough | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center | Elbow Room | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Inn | Lime Rock Park | Mystic Seaport Museum | Pearl at Longshore | RiverQuest | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | West Street Grill

Dad & Daughter at EMPOWER in Middletown

7 Unique Ideas for the Perfect Father’s Day

Father's Day is Sunday, June 16th. This year, don't just give dad another tool set or a book. Plan something a little different to show him how much you care. From a relaxing jazz brunch on the river to an exciting flight simulator experience, here are few ways to spend the day that will be fun for the whole family.

Featuring: EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Lady Katharine Cruises - Haddam | New England Air Museum | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

River Quest East Haddam

May: Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and More

Beyond all the blooming flowers, May is a month full of celebrations. From Mother’s Day to Memorial Day and all of the graduation ceremonies in between, Connecticut is filled with fun ways to mark these special occasions and make memories that last a lifetime. See below for creative ideas that will keep you busy all month long.  

Featuring: Abbott's Lobster in the Rough | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center | Elbow Room | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Inn | Lime Rock Park | Mystic Seaport Museum | Pearl at Longshore | RiverQuest | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | West Street Grill


Email Marketing

Strolling along a Connecticut beach

Ready, Set, Summer!

Overview: Summer is almost officially here in Connecticut, and from the shoreline to the hills, you’ll find so many ways to travel less and experience more this June. For starters, check out our list of popular beaches on Long Island Sound. Then, scroll down for Father’s Day ideas and more!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2018-06-14