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Christmas Movies Filmed in Connecticut

Every holiday season, networks like Hallmark and Lifetime play romantic, sweet movies that make everyone fall in love with Christmas. This year, quite a few of these movies have recently been filmed here in Connecticut, capturing the magic of our small towns.

Featuring: Amato's Toy and Hobby | City of Hartford | City of New Britain | City of Norwich | Connecticut Convention Center | Griswold Inn | Harkness Memorial State Park | Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre | Lucky Lou's Bar & Grill | Mansion at Bald Hill | Olde Mistick Village | Silas W. Robbins House | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | Town of Branford | Town of Colchester | Town of Essex | Town of Mystic | Town of North Haven | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Putnam | Town of Stonington | Town of Wethersfield | Town of Woodstock | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

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8 Connecticut Towns with Real Holiday Spirit

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

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

Branford Shore

5 Connecticut Small Towns to Explore with Kids

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 CT Ambassadors article is from our friends at Mommy Poppins Connecticut

Cities like New York and Boston can be fun, but just a short drive to Connecticut and you'll find 169 inviting towns that dot the countryside, hills, and coastline. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventures, wonderful museums with fun family programing, or just strolling charming town centers, browsing the shops and enjoying great food, you can find it all in these small towns in Connecticut.

Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Connecticut River Museum | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Flamig Farm | Griswold Inn | Kent Falls State Park | Lobster Shack | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream | Mystic Seaport Museum | Sea Mist Thimble Island Cruise, LLC | Stony Creek Brewery | Stratton Brook State Park | Town of Branford | Town of Essex | Town of Kent | Town of Mystic | Town of Simsbury

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

Date Spots in Connecticut

Date Spots in Connecticut for Valentine’s Day & Beyond

Coming up with a date idea is no easy feat – whether you’re planning a first date, third date, a big anniversary or something special for Valentine’s Day. To ease the stress, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite Connecticut date spots, broken down by what kind of date you’re planning.

Featuring: Black-Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar | Brignole Vineyards | City Steam Brewery Cafe | Firehouse 12 | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Gouveia Vineyards | GrayBarns Inn | Griswold Inn | Haight-Brown Vineyard | Infinity Music Hall & Bistro (Norfolk) | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Interlaken Inn, Resort & Conference Center | Manor House Inn | Maugle Sierra Vineyards & Winery | Mohegan Sun | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Water's Edge Resort & Spa

Fresh Salt, Old Saybrook

Fireside Dining

One of Connecticut’s great autumn pleasures is cozying up to a fire while enjoying cocktails or a meal, or both. Luckily, there are dozens and dozens of fireside dining options in the state. Some of the hearths are located in country pubs, some in shoreline inns, and many can be found in fine-dining establishments – so make your choice and toast the cold days and nights from your comfortable perch. 

Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Captain Daniel Packer Inne | Cava Restaurant | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | G.W. Tavern | Griswold Inn | Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann Restaurant | Jesse Camille's Restaurant | Millwright's Restaurant | Olive Tree | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Tavern at the Armory | The Goose American Bistro & Bar | Union League Café | White Horse Country Pub

Chamard Vineyard, Clinton

Best Date Spots in Connecticut

Coming up with a date idea is no easy feat – whether you’re planning a first date, third date, a big anniversary or something special for that special someone. To ease the stress, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite Connecticut date spots, broken down by what kind of date you’re planning.

Featuring: Black-Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar | Chamard Vineyards | City Steam Brewery Cafe | Firehouse 12 | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Gouveia Vineyards | Griswold Inn | Haight-Brown Vineyard | Little Barn | Maugle Sierra Vineyards & Winery | Miya's Sushi | Mohegan Sun | Old Riverton Inn | Stanton House Inn | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | Willimantic Brewing Company

Charm Alert

Charm Alert

With its appealing, historic architecture, village greens and tidy shops, Connecticut still does “charming” very well, especially in the autumn. In fact, there are immensely attractive little towns all across the state that—with their shops, restaurants, galleries and inns—are perfect for a visit and even an overnight stay this fall.

Featuring: Ballou's Restaurant Wine-Whiskey & Food | Bernard's + Sarah's Wine Bar | Brushmill by the Waterfall | Chester/Hadlyme Ferry | Copper Beech Inn | Delamar Southport | Griswold Inn | Guilford Art Center | Guilford Walking Tours | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Hopkins Inn | Hopkins Vineyard | Inn at Fox Hill Farm | Inn at Stonington | Keeler Tavern Museum (c.1713) | Litchfield Distillery | Lori Warner Studio / Gallery | Noah's Restaurant | Old Lighthouse Museum | Pequot Library | River Tavern | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Stonington Vineyards | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Vanilla Bean Café | The West Lane Inn | The Windemere B&B | Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast | Tollgate Hill Inn | Town of Chester | Town of Guilford | Town of Litchfield | Town of Pomfret | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Stonington | West Street Grill | White Flower Farm | White Horse Country Pub | White Memorial Foundation

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

Griswold Inn, Essex

If Walls Could Talk — Connecticut’s Historic Inns

The inns of Connecticut can offer far more than a good night’s rest. If you look across the state, you’ll find establishments with renowned golf courses, on-site dining and live music. Many of these destinations also have rich histories, allowing guests the opportunity to explore Connecticut’s past.

Featuring: Griswold Inn | Inn at Mystic | Mayflower Inn & Spa | The Inn at Longshore | The Wallingford Victorian Inn

Griswold Inn, Essex

Romantic Winter Retreats in Connecticut

When the weather cools down, romance heats up in Connecticut’s hotels, inns and B&Bs. Whether getting cozy by the fire or enjoying a wintry hike in the woods, we’ve got so many ways to help you make the most of the season together.  Here are just a few of the destinations where you’ll find safety-friendly lodgings, activities and attractions to help you set the mood. Planning a romantic escape to Connecticut? You'll always find great ideas and getaways here.

Featuring: 116 Crown | Book Barn | Bruce Museum | Carlson's Landing | Connecticut River Artisans | Connecticut River Museum | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant | Florence Griswold Museum | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Greenwich Point Park | Griswold Inn | Gumdrops & Lollipops Candy Shoppe | Homestead Inn | Hopkins Vineyard | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Kehler Liddell Gallery | La Belle Aurore | Macedonia Brook State Park | Manor House Inn | Meli-Melo | Old Lyme Inn | R.J. Julia Booksellers | RiverQuest | Rocky Neck State Park | Rolling River Antiques | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Soleil & Suns Bakery | Taste of New Haven Tours | Taylor Brooke Winery | The Company Store Antiques | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | l'escale

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

Leap Year of the Holiday Weekend

Leap Year of the Holiday Weekend

Who doesn’t love a long weekend? It gives us an extra day to rest, play or get away – and in 2020, it seems we have Leap Day to thank for more time to celebrate. This extra day in the year has rearranged our calendar to create three more long weekends and puts holidays like Valentine’s Day and Halloween on Fridays or Saturdays. Cinco de Mayo even falls perfectly on a (taco) Tuesday! For maximum celebration, we’ve put together a list of exciting ways to enjoy your extra holiday weekends in 2020.

Featuring: Agave Grill | Ashley's Ice Cream (Madison) | Avalon Nightclub | Black-Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar | Cafe Allegre | Chester Bulkley House B&B | Connecticut Wine Trail | Copper Beech Inn | Daniel Rust House | Elizabeth's Café | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Griswold Inn | Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre | High Rollers Luxury Lanes & Lounge | Historic Downtown Mystic | Homestead Inn | Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann Restaurant | Infinity Music Hall & Bistro (Norfolk) | Inn at Mystic | La Boca Restaurant & Cantina | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Madison Beach Hotel | Manor House Inn | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Meli-Melo | Milagro | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | Old Riverton Inn | Oyster Club | Ridgefield Playhouse | Rincon Taqueria LLC | River - A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Sayulita | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Ski Sundown | Spa at Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Tacos La Rosa | Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Whaler's Inn | Vista Lounge | West Cornwall Covered Bridge | l'escale

Cozying Up to the Fire

Cozying Up to the Fire

A good fireplace can be a crucial decider when you make your overnight plans in Connecticut. Whether you’re going out for dinner or looking for a cozy overnight room, a fire can really add to the allure.

Featuring: Abbey's Lantern Hill Inn | Blackberry River Inn | Captain Daniel Packer Inne | Griswold Inn | Inn at Stonington | Jesse Camille's Restaurant | Madison Beach Hotel | Manor House Inn | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Red Stone Pub | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Stanton House Inn | Stonecroft Country Inn | The Goose American Bistro & Bar | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | White Horse Country Pub

Unusual Dining

15 Unusual Dining Experiences in Connecticut

Dining out doesn’t have to be just eating – it can be an adventure. Connecticut has some fantastically unusual restaurants that will give you more than just a meal. You can dine with the fishes surrounded by an aquarium.  Be served outdoors while seated on tree stumps.  Solve a mystery while enjoying your entrée. Check out these places for a dining experience you’ll never forget.

Featuring: Ascot's at The Norwich Inn | City of Hartford | City of Middletown | City of New Haven | East Side Restaurant | GoodWorks Smokehouse | Griswold Inn | Louis' Lunch | Mystic Whaler Cruises | The Place | Town of Pomfret | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Traveler Restaurant | Visit Collinsville

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

The Perfect New England Fall...is in Connecticut

The Perfect New England Fall...is in Connecticut

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

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

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

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

31 Things to Do in Central Connecticut this Winter

31 Things to Do in Central Connecticut this Winter

Temperatures are dropping, snow is falling — it’s winter in Connecticut. While the air is cooling down, seasonal fun is heating up — and you can be sure businesses are working hard to keep you safe. From active adventure and family fun to relaxation and romantic escapes, here’s your guide to the winter season in Central Connecticut.

Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Antiques on the Farmington | B&B at Bartlett Farm | BAR | Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar | Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum | Barnes Museum (c.1836) | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Beech Tree Cottages | Bella's Café | Broken Arrow Nursery | By The Sea Day Spa | Carbone's Kitchen | Cava Restaurant | Central Rock Gym | Chester Bulkley House B&B | City Climb Gym | City Gallery | City Steam Brewery Cafe | City of Hartford | City of Meriden | City of New Haven | Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library | Connecticut Science Center | Copper Beech Inn | Delamar Spa West Hartford | Dinosaur State Park | Dzen Tree Farm | East Rock Brewing Company | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Escape New Haven | Essex Clipper Dinner Train | Farmington Canal Linear Park | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Giuffrida Park | Griswold Inn | Guilford Art Center | Hill-Stead Museum | Hops on the Hill Brewery | Hurst Farm Country Store & Greenhouses | Hydeville Sugar Shack | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Joseph's Tree Farm | Kehler Liddell Gallery | Key to the Past Antique Center | La Luna Ristorante | Lake Cottage | Lessard Lanes Family Entertainment Center | Louis' Lunch | Lutz Children's Museum | Madison Beach Hotel | Middletown Roller Skating Rink | Miller Tree Farm | Millwright's Restaurant | Millwright's Restaurant | Mission Escape Games | Modern Apizza | Mount Southington Ski Area | New Britain Museum of American Art | New England Air Museum | New England Air Museum | New Haven Museum | No Worries Brewery | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Nomads Adventure Quest | On Track Karting | PEZ Visitor Center | Painting with a Twist | Penwood State Park | Pond House Cafe | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Prime Climb Mountain Fun | Rockland Preserve | Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center | Rose's Berry Farm | Sally's Apizza | Saoco Restaurant | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Sleeping Giant State Park | Soarin' Indoors | Stone Age Rock Gym | Stony Creek Brewery | Taste of New Haven Tours | The Antiques Depot | The Blake Hotel | The Children's Museum | The Place 2 Be | The Sculpture Mile | The Shops at Yale | The Vault Virtual Reality | Town of Avon | Town of Chester | Town of Essex | Town of Farmington | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Plainville | Town of West Hartford | Town of Wethersfield | Union League Café | Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of Connecticut | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Walker Loden (Madison) | Walker Loden (Madison) | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | West Rock Ridge State Park | Wharton Brook State Park | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center | Yale Center for British Art

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 Central Connecticut

Coastal Central Connecticut

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

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

Saybrook Point Resort & Marina

Great Places to Stay in Connecticut

There’s so much to see and do in Connecticut – but no trip is complete without the perfect place to stay. Whether you want a seaside escape, the serenity of the countryside, the excitement of the city or beyond, Connecticut has plenty of great options to rest your head after a day of adventure.

Featuring: Avon Old Farms Hotel | Courtyard Waterbury Downtown | Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Delamar West Hartford | Foxwoods Resort Casino | GrayBarns Inn | Griswold Inn | Gwyn Careg Inn | Hilton Hartford Hotel | Hopkins Inn | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Inn at Middletown | Inn at Stonington | Interlaken Inn, Resort & Conference Center | Madison Beach Hotel | Manor House Inn | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Mohegan Sun | Mohegan Sun's Sky Tower and Earth Tower | New Haven Hotel | Old Lyme Inn | Residence Inn Stamford Downtown | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Simsbury 1820 House | Stonecroft Country Inn | Surfside Hotel | The Blake Hotel | The Fox Tower Hotel | The Goodwin Hotel | The Inn at Longshore | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Lloyd | The Study at Yale | The West Lane Inn | The Whaler's Inn | The White Hart | Water's Edge Resort & Spa

10 Reasons to Make Connecticut Your First Stop in New England

10 Reasons to Make Connecticut Your First Stop in New England

Connecticut is located halfway between Boston and New York City.  That’s what makes it such an easy place to visit. But what really makes Connecticut an amazing destination is how much you can do in this compact state — all year round! From hiking to sailing, cross-country skiing to designer outlet shopping, riding a roller coaster to being a high roller at the casino, there is so much to do in Connecticut, you won’t know what to experience first.

Featuring: B&B at Bartlett Farm | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library | Blue Back Square | Bradley International Airport | Brownstone Adventure Sports Park | Candlelight Farms Inn | Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Cross Sound Ferry Lighthouse Cruise | Dinosaur State Park | Downeast Lighthouse Cruises | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Griswold Inn | Hard Rock Cafe at Foxwoods | Homestead Inn | Hopkins Inn | Inn at Stonington | Institute for American Indian Studies | Keeler Tavern Museum (c.1713) | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lake of Isles Golf Course | Lighthouse Point Park | Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Mohegan Sun | Mohegan Sun's Sky Tower and Earth Tower | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | New London Historic Waterfront District | Old Lighthouse Museum | Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale | Putnam Memorial State Park | R/V "Spirit of the Sound" | Riverwind Inn Bed & Breakfast | Scoot & Paddle | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Silas W. Robbins House | Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods | Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods | The Fitch House B&B | The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk | The Shops at Yale | The West Lane Inn | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | Westbrook Outlets | Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun | Yale Center for British Art | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History | Yale University Art Gallery | Yale University Visitor Center


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This Thanksgiving, give thanks for these CT restaurants

This Thanksgiving, give thanks for these CT restaurants

Overview: A big Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings is one of those time-honored American traditions. These days, you don’t have to try to do it all yourself, with dozens of great Connecticut restaurants offering Thanksgiving Day seatings to fit your style, from buffet to gourmet.

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Sent: 2018-11-07

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Featuring: Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard | Connecticut Wine Trail | Copper Beech Inn | Delamar Southport | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | Fire at the Ridge | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Gozzi's Turkey Farm | Griswold Inn | Holmberg Orchards & Winery | Hopkins Inn | J House Greenwich | Madison Beach Hotel | Maple Bank Farm | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Mill on the River | Millwright's Restaurant | Mystic Seaport Museum | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Silverman's Farm | The Spa at Norwich Inn | Todd English's Tuscany | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | elm Restaurant

Everygreen Christmas Wreath with red bow

All decked out

Overview: Connecticut is ready for Christmas, and from coast to country, you’ll find all kinds of festivals, celebrations and traditions to help you make the most of this magical season.

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Sent: 2018-12-06

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Featuring: Abbey's Lantern Hill Inn | Aer Blarney Balloons, LLC | Airsign Ballooning Company | Allen Hill Farm | AmericInn by Wyndham Griswold | Angevine Farm | Bethlehem Vineyard & Winery, LLC | Bishopsgate Inn | Blackberry River Inn | Bruce Museum | Captain Daniel Packer Inne | Castle Hill Farm | Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree Farm | Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Courtyard by Marriott - Shelton | Danbury Fair | Daniel Rust House | Delamar Spa West Hartford | Dzen Tree Farm | Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Evergreen Acres Tree Farm | Fairview Tree Farm | Fascia's Chocolates | Fire at the Ridge | Florence Griswold Museum | G Spa at Foxwoods | Goodspeed Musicals - The Terris Theatre | Goodwin Park | Griswold Inn | Guided Flyfishing Trips-Housatonic River Outfitters | Hampton Inn & Suites Mystic | Hampton Inn Danbury | Hartikka Tree Farm | Hickory Ridge Tree Farm | Hilton Garden Inn Glastonbury | Holiday Farm | Hopkins Inn | Housatonic Anglers | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Hunt Hill Farm Trust | Inn at Stonington | Jones Family Farms | Joseph's Tree Farm | La Quinta Inn & Suites - New Haven | Lighthouse Point Park | Lime Rock Park | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Madison Beach Hotel | Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun | Maple Hollow Christmas Tree Farm | Maple Lane Farms | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Miller Tree Farm | Moodus BBQ | Munson's Chocolates | Mystic Knotwork | Mystic Seaport Museum | Mystic Whaler Cruises | Oyster Club | Palace Theater | Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery | Pinchbeck's Tree Farm | Plan B Burger Bar (Glastonbury) | Preston Ridge Vineyard | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Rock Hall Luxe Lodging | Rowanwood Farm | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Spa at Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Spa at Delamar Southport | Staehly Tree Farm & Winery | Stanton House Inn | Stonecroft Country Inn | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | Taste of New Haven Tours | Tavern on 66 | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Marketplace at the Guilford Food Center | The Shops at Yale | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Spa at Water's Edge | The Tolland Inn | The Vanilla Bean Café | The Windemere B&B | TheaterWorks | Thompson Chocolate | Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park | Towill's Christmas Tree Farm | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Greenwich | Two Roads Brewing Company | Uncle Frank's Christmas Tree Farm | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | White Horse Country Pub | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | Willoughby's Coffee & Tea (New Haven) | Winterberry Farm | Wood Memorial Library & Museum

Christmas at Connecticut River Antiques

A Connecticut Christmas

Overview: Visit towns across Connecticut as they dress up for the season with decorations, light displays and of course, the natural beauty of a New England winter. Happy Holidays from all of us at Connecticut Tourism!​​

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Sent: 2018-12-19

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Featuring: City of Hartford | City of Meriden | City of New Haven | City of Torrington | Copper Beech Inn | Cornwall Bridge Pottery | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Falls Village Inn | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Goodspeed Musicals - The Terris Theatre | Griswold Inn | Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann Restaurant | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Infinity Music Hall (Hartford) | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Lady Katharine Cruises - Hartford | Libby's Italian Pastry Shop | Mohegan Sun | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | New Haven Green | Olde Mistick Village | Pattaconk 1850 Bar & Grille | Riverwind Inn Bed & Breakfast | Saint Clements Castle | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Ski Sundown | The Litchfield Inn | The Shops at Yale | The Village Restaurant | Thompson Chocolate | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Chester | Town of Essex | Town of Greenwich | Town of Litchfield | Town of Mystic | Town of Westport | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | West Cornwall Covered Bridge

Man fly fishing.

Is 2019 the year you finally …​

Overview: Learn to fly fish? Try skydiving? Discover your inner chef? Here are a few ideas to add to your list that are sure to give you a great sense of accomplishment for 2019!

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Sent: 2019-01-10

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Featuring: 116 Crown | A Yankee Balloon | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Adventure Rooms | Aer Blarney Balloons, LLC | Berkshire Balloons | Black Rock Antiques Center | Black Seal Seafood Grille | Book Barn | Bridgeport Islanders | Brownstone Adventure Sports Park | Bruce Museum | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Wine Trail | Discovery Depot at Nature's Art Village | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Escape 101 | Escape New Haven | Essex Art Association Gallery | Fields of Fire Adventure Park | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | Florence Griswold Museum | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Griswold Inn | Guided Flyfishing Trips-Housatonic River Outfitters | Gumdrops & Lollipops Candy Shoppe | Homestead Inn | Hopkins Vineyard | Hunt Hill Farm Trust | Infinity Music Hall & Bistro (Norfolk) | Infinity Music Hall (Hartford) | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Jones Family Farms | Kent Falls State Park | La Belle Aurore | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Meli-Melo | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mohegan Sun | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mountain Meadow Outfitters and Charters | Mrs. Bridges' Pantry | Mystic Aquarium | Mystified Escape Rooms | New Britain Museum of American Art | New England Air Museum | Old Lyme Inn | Panic Room | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | R.J. Julia Booksellers | RPM Raceway Stamford | RiverQuest | Rock Hall Luxe Lodging | Rocky Neck State Park | Rolling River Antiques | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Shoreline Segway | Shoreline Segway | Ski Sundown | Skydive Danielson | Taylor Brooke Winery | Team vs Time - Premier Room Escape | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Company Store Antiques | The Connecticut Beer Trail | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Mark Twain House & Museum | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wheeling City Tours, LLC | Yale Center for British Art | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History | Yale University Art Gallery

Bald Eagle

Winging It

Overview: Winter is the season to look out for bald eagles, especially at Connecticut’s many well-known wildlife viewing spots. From land, from the water, or even from a train, here are suggestions on how and where to spot these magnificent birds for yourself.

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Sent: 2019-01-24

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Featuring: Connecticut River Museum | Eagle Landing State Park | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Griswold Inn | Ivoryton Inn | Nehemiah Brainerd House B&B | Project Oceanology | Quality Inn - Old Saybrook | RiverQuest | Riverwind Inn Bed & Breakfast | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Last Green Valley | Town of Madison | Town of Southbury | Wyndham Southbury

Horse drawn sleigh ride

Think outside the heart-shaped box

Overview: Valentine’s Day is almost here, and if you’ve still got plans to make, we’ve got a few romantic and unique suggestions for celebrating in Connecticut.

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Sent: 2019-02-06

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Featuring: Ballo Italian at Mohegan Sun | Black-Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar | Bobby's Burger Palace | Brignole Vineyards | Castle Hill Chocolate | Cava Restaurant | City Steam Brewery Cafe | David Burke Prime Steakhouse | Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Divine Treasures | Fascia's Chocolates | Firehouse 12 | Foxwoods Resort Casino | G Spa at Foxwoods | Gouveia Vineyards | GrayBarns Inn | Griswold Inn | Infinity Music Hall & Bistro (Norfolk) | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Interlaken Inn, Resort & Conference Center | Lake of Isles Golf Course | Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun | Manor House Inn | Maugle Sierra Vineyards & Winery | Michael Jordan's Steak House | Millwright's Restaurant | Miranda Vineyard | Mohegan Sun | Ridgefield Playhouse | Salt of the Earth Therapeutic Spa | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Sift Bake Shop | Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods | The Homestead Madison | The Scorpion Bar | Thorncrest Farm, LLC & Milk House Chocolates | Vista Lounge | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | l'escale

Thanksgiving Turkey

Serve Up New Thanksgiving Family Memories

Overview: Make this year’s gathering even more special, or maybe start a new tradition. Check out these ideas for doing Thanksgiving Connecticut-style.

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Sent: 2019-11-08

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Featuring: Artisan Restaurant, Tavern & Garden | Avon Old Farms Hotel | B&B at Bartlett Farm | Barcelona Wine Bar | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Blue Venture Fishing Charters | Bluefin Sportfishing Charters | Bulls Bridge | Circle Hotel Fairfield | City of Stamford | Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard | Clarke Outdoors | Comstock Covered Bridge | Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum & Sanctuary | Connecticut Wine Trail | Copper Beech Inn | Deacon John Graves House (c.1685) | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Escape 101 | Escape New Haven | Essex Clipper Dinner Train | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Fairfield Museum & History Center | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | Fire at the Ridge | Flamig Farm | Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Gozzi's Turkey Farm | Griswold Inn | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Hammonasset Beach State Park Campground | Hidden Valley Preserve | Holmberg Orchards & Winery | Hopkins Inn | Hopkins Vineyard | Hotel Hi-Ho | Housatonic Anglers | Inn at Middletown | J House Greenwich | Keeler Tavern Museum (c.1713) | Kent Falls Brewing Company | Kent Falls State Park | Lake Compounce Campground | Lake Mohegan | Lake Waramaug State Park | Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale Restaurant (Madison) | Lock Museum of America | Lucius Pond Ordway/Devil's Den Preserve | Macedonia Brook State Park | Main Street Antiques | Maple Bank Farm | Mashamoquet Brook State Park | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Mill on the River | Millwright's Restaurant | MindBreak Escape Rooms | Mystic Seaport Museum | Mystified Escape Rooms | Odetah Camping Resort | Penwood State Park | R.J. Julia Booksellers | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Rockland Preserve | Rosedale Farms & Vineyards | Roseland Cottage Museum | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Silverman's Farm | SoundWaters | Talcott Mountain State Park | Tavern at the Armory | Team vs Time - Premier Room Escape | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Simsbury Inn | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The White Hart | The Windemere B&B | Todd English's Tuscany | Town of Essex | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of Kent | Town of Litchfield | Town of Madison | Town of Manchester | Town of Washington | Town of Wethersfield | Tulmeadow Farm Store and Ice Cream Shop | Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route in Connecticut | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | West Cornwall Covered Bridge | elm Restaurant

Lights in Middletown's Square

Discover Connecticut's Brilliant Holiday Light Displays

Overview: Discover dazzling holiday light displays all over Connecticut. Towns near you are turning on the magic!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-11-22

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Featuring: City of Hartford | City of New Britain | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Goodwin Park | Griswold Inn | Harkness Memorial State Park | Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lighthouse Point Park | Lucky Lou's Bar & Grill | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | Olde Mistick Village | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Silas W. Robbins House | Town of Branford | Town of Essex | Town of Mystic | Town of North Haven | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Stonington | Town of Washington | Town of Wethersfield | Visit Collinsville | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

Plan You Long Weekends

Plan for Your Long Weekends

Overview: Did you know we get three more long weekends in 2020? Thanks to the Leap Year, all of our favorite holidays have landed on the perfect days  – and now is the perfect time to plan ahead! Connecticut has many magnificent ways to get away for your extra days of play. Click below for a list of this year's long weekends and fun ways to spend them!

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Sent: 2020-02-21

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Featuring: Agave Grill | Ashley's Ice Cream (Madison) | Black-Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar | Cafe Allegre | Chapin Park B&B | Chester Bulkley House B&B | Connecticut Wine Trail | Copper Beech Inn | Daniel Rust House | Elizabeth's Café | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Griswold Inn | Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre | Historic Downtown Mystic | Homestead Inn | Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann Restaurant | Infinity Music Hall & Bistro (Norfolk) | Inn at Mystic | La Boca Restaurant & Cantina | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Madison Beach Hotel | Manor House Inn | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Meli-Melo | Milagro | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | Oyster Club | Ridgefield Playhouse | Rincon Taqueria LLC | River - A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Sayulita | Ski Sundown | Spa at Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Tacos La Rosa | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Litchfield Inn | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Whaler's Inn | West Cornwall Covered Bridge | l'escale

Perfect New England Autumn

Perfect New England Autumn

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

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Sent: 2020-09-17

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

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

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

Savor a Special Thanksgiving

Savor a Special Thanksgiving

Overview: It’s time to be grateful for all we have — so why not enjoy the moment with great Thanksgiving celebrations? From festive feasts and farm fresh treats to Turkey Trots, holiday planning and more, here’s how to make the most of Thanksgiving in Connecticut this year.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2021-11-23

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Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Allen Hill Farm | Angevine Farm | Avon Old Farms Hotel | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Blue Back Square | Captain Daniel Packer Inne | Castle Hill Farm | Cava Restaurant | City of Stamford | City of Torrington | Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard | Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Danbury Fair | Danbury Railway Museum | David Burke Prime Steakhouse | Dockside Brewery & Waterfront Biergarten | Dzen Tree Farm | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Enfield Square Mall | Fairfield Museum & History Center | Fairview Tree Farm | Figaro Restaurant | Fire at the Ridge | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Goodwin Park | Griswold Inn | Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater | Hickory Ridge Tree Farm | Hilton Mystic | Holmberg Orchards & Winery | Hopkins Inn Restaurant | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lighthouse Point Park | Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk at Riverfront | Lyman Orchards | Maple Bank Farm | Maple Hollow Christmas Tree Farm | March Farm | Market Grille | Max Amore | Max Burger | Max Downtown | Max Fish | Max a Mia Ristorante | Max's Oyster Bar | Meriden Square Mall | Mill on the River | Miller Tree Farm | Millwright's Restaurant | Mystic Seaport Museum | Olde Mistick Village | Olde Mistick Village | Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Rogers Orchards Shuttle Meadow Farm | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Silverman's Farm | SoNo Collection | Staehly Tree Farm & Winery | Stamford Town Center | Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk | The Shoppes at Buckland Hills | The Shops at Farmington Valley | The Shops at Somerset Square | The Shops at Yale | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Wharf Restaurant | Town of Bethel | Town of East Lyme | Town of Essex | Town of Greenwich | Town of Hebron | Town of Madison | Town of Manchester | Town of Morris | Town of Newtown | Town of Old Saybrook | Town of Southbury | Town of Stratford | Town of Windsor | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wall to Wall: The New London Mural Walk | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | Westbrook Outlets | Westfarms | Whittle's Willow Spring Farm | Wickham Park | Winterberry Farm | l'escale

Plan a Merry December

Plan a Merry December

Overview: December is here — let's make this last month of the year count. From snowy escapes and sleigh rides to winter markets, menorah lightings, craft distilleries, and more, here's how to enjoy every moment of December in Connecticut.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2021-12-01

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Featuring: Adventure Rooms | Alice in the Village | Allegra Farm & Horse-Drawn Carriage & Sleigh Rides | American Clock & Watch Museum | Angevine Farm | Arethusa al tavolo | Ascot's at The Norwich Inn | Bantam Lake | Bar Bouchée | Blue Ox Axe Throwing - Bridgeport | Bulls Bridge | Cava Restaurant | Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree Farm | City of Hartford | City of Meriden | City of Middletown | City of New Haven | City of Stamford | City of Torrington | Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Pomfret | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Cornwall Bridge Pottery | Danbury Ice Arena | Danbury Railway Museum | Delamar West Hartford | Dockside Brewery & Waterfront Biergarten | Downtown Storrs | Earthplace, The Nature Discovery & Environmental Learning Center | Fairfield Museum & History Center | Falls Village Inn | Florence Griswold Museum | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Gilbertie's Herb Gardens | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Goodwin Park | GrayBarns Inn | Griswold Inn | Guilford Art Center | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Harp & Dragon Pub | Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater | Hartford Stage | Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre | Homestead Inn | Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann Restaurant | Housatonic Trading Company | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | International Skating Center of Connecticut | La Plage | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lake Waramaug State Park | Libby's Italian Pastry Shop | Lighthouse Point Park | Litchfield Distillery | Little House Brewing Company | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Lou's Christmas Tree Farm | Lyman Allyn Art Museum | Madison Beach Hotel | Mayflower Inn & Spa | MoCA Westport | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mohegan Sun | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mystic Seaport Museum | New Britain Museum of American Art | New Haven Green | Northford Ice Pavilion | Olde Mistick Village | Palace Theater | Pattaconk 1850 Bar & Grille | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field | R.J. Julia Booksellers | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | RiverQuest | RoseGarden Ice Arena | Salt Cave of Darien | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Sherman Playhouse | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Shubert Theatre | Ski Sundown | Stanley-Whitman House | Terrain Garden Cafe | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts | The Inn at Longshore | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Litchfield Inn | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk | The Shops at Farmington Valley | The Shops at Yale | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Village Restaurant | TheaterWorks | These Guys Brewing Company | Thompson Chocolate | Thrillz High Flying Adventure Park | Town of Barkhamsted | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Chester | Town of Cornwall | Town of East Lyme | Town of Essex | Town of Greenwich | Town of Guilford | Town of Hebron | Town of Litchfield | Town of Madison | Town of Mystic | Town of Old Saybrook | Town of Putnam | Town of Westbrook | Town of Westport | Town of Windsor | Town of Woodstock | Toyota Oakdale Theatre | Trumbull Nature & Arts Center | Tschudin Chocolates & Confections | Uncas Leap | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Warner Theatre | West Cornwall Covered Bridge | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | White Memorial Foundation | Wickham Park | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center | Yurechko Tree Farm

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

Plan the Perfect Valentine's Day

Plan the Perfect Valentine's Day

Overview: Love is in the air! Luckily, there are always so many ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Connecticut. Whether you’re doing date night out on the town or finding warm and heartwarming activities, our guide will help you make the occasion magical ... and filled with romance.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2022-01-31

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Featuring: 116 Crown | Adventure Rooms | Axe It | Ballo Italian at Mohegan Sun | Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum | Black-Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar | Blue Spruce Farm | Book Barn | Bridgewater Chocolate - West Hartford | Bridgewater Chocolate Factory Retail Store - Brookfield | Brignole Vineyards | Bruce Museum | Carlson's Landing | City Steam Brewery Cafe | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | City of Shelton | City of Waterbury | Connecticut River Artisans | Connecticut River Museum | David Burke Prime Steakhouse | Escape 101 | Escape New Haven | Escapology Escape Rooms | Essex Clipper Dinner Train | Essex Paint & Sip | Fascia's Chocolates | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | Firehouse 12 | Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant | Florence Griswold Museum | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Gouveia Vineyards | GrayBarns Inn | Greenwich Point Park | Griswold Inn | Gumdrops & Lollipops Candy Shoppe | Hartford Flavor Company | Hog River Brewing Company | Homestead Inn | Hopkins Vineyard | Infinity Music Hall & Bistro (Norfolk) | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Interlaken Inn, Resort & Conference Center | Kehler Liddell Gallery | La Belle Aurore | Lamothe's Sugar House | Litchfield Distillery | Macedonia Brook State Park | Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun | Manor House Inn | Maugle Sierra Vineyards & Winery | Meli-Melo | Middletown Roller Skating Rink | Mind Factory Escape Games | Mind Factory Escape Games | Miranda Vineyard | Mission Escape Games | Mohegan Sun | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | Muse Paintbar (West Hartford) | Mystified Escape Rooms | Noteworthy Chocolates | Odin's Keep Axe House | Old Lyme Inn | PEZ Visitor Center | Painting with a Twist | Panic Room | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - New Haven | Pursue the Clues | R.J. Julia Booksellers | RiverQuest | Rocky Neck State Park | Rolling River Antiques | Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center | Rowanwood Farm | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Soleil & Suns Bakery | Stony Creek Brewery | Stumpy's Hatchet House | Sugar Factory American Brasserie | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | TAO Asian Bistro & Lounge | Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods | Taylor Brooke Winery | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Chocolate Shell | The Company Store Antiques | The Corner Restaurant | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Wine Press | Todd English's Tuscany | Town of Avon | Town of Branford | Town of Essex | Town of Greenwich | Town of Madison | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Putnam | Town of Salisbury | Town of Stratford | Town of Westport | Town of Woodstock | Wall to Wall: The New London Mural Walk | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | Wigwam Escape | l'escale


Recent Press

A River Runs Through It

AAA World

Online article from AAA World highlighting things to do and see in the Connecticut River Valley and along the Connecticut River.

Published Date: 2018-05-01

Featuring: Chester/Hadlyme Ferry | Connecticut River Museum | Eagle Landing State Park | Florence Griswold Museum | Gelston House | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Griswold Inn | Nehemiah Brainerd House B&B | RiverQuest | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Town of East Haddam | Town of Essex | Town of Lyme | Town of Westbrook

Connecticut River Valley day trip: Where to go, what to see

Newsday

Online article highlighting things to do in the Connecticut River Valley.

Published Date: 2018-07-20

Featuring: Chester/Hadlyme Ferry | Connecticut River Museum | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Florence Griswold Museum | Gillette Castle State Park | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Griswold Inn | Ivoryton Playhouse | Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center and Museum | Town of Old Saybrook

ALONG THE SOUND

CARA Magazine

Print article highlighting Connecticut shoreline opportunities.

Published Date: 2018-08-01

Featuring: Abbott's Lobster in the Rough | Ashley's Ice Cream (Madison) | Delamar Southport | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Griswold Inn | Lobster Shack | Ocean Beach Park | R.J. Julia Booksellers | Red 36 | Stony Creek Brewery | Tidewater Inn B&B | Volsunga IV Thimble Island Cruise | Water's Edge Resort & Spa

Tell Me Something Good: Connecticut Christmas Movies

WRCH Lite 100.5

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

Published Date: 2018-12-04

Featuring: Griswold Inn | Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre | Lucky Lou's Bar & Grill | Olde Mistick Village | Silas W. Robbins House | Town of Branford | Town of Wethersfield | Tweed New Haven Regional Airport | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: Valentine's Day

WRCH Lite 100.5

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

Published Date: 2019-02-12

Featuring: Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Delamar Southport | Delamar West Hartford | Griswold Inn | Manor House Inn | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina

5 New England getaways with spectacular leaf-peeping experiences

Boston.com

Online article highlighting spectacular leaf-peeing in New England.

Published Date: 2019-09-21

Featuring: Becky Thatcher Riverboat | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Griswold Inn

Seven Hallmark and Lifetime Holiday Movies Filmed in Connecticut Towns

HamletHub Local News

Online article highlighting Hallmark and Lifetime movies filmed in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-11-09

Featuring: Amato's Toy and Hobby | City of Hartford | City of Norwich | Griswold Inn | Town of Colchester | Town of Essex | Town of Mystic | Town of North Haven | Town of Stonington | Town of Wethersfield

These New England towns are straight out of a holiday movie

Boston.com

Online article highlighting holiday movies filmed in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-12-14

Featuring: City of Hartford | Griswold Inn | Silas W. Robbins House | Town of Essex | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Wethersfield

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

Feathered Ballet: Connecticut River cruise offers magical view of tree swallows' annual ballet

Worcester Living Magazine

Print article highlighting river cruises on the Connecticut river.

Published Date: 2021-07-01

Featuring: Connecticut River Museum | Eagle Landing State Park | Gelston House | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Griswold Inn | Onrust | RiverQuest | Town of Essex

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: Thanksgiving

WRCH-FM, WRCH-FM Online

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

Published Date: 2021-11-16

Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Griswold Inn | Silverman's Farm | Town of Litchfield | Water's Edge Resort & Spa

These are some of New England’s oldest restaurants

Boston Globe

Online and print article highlighting some of New England's oldest restaurants.

Published Date: 2021-11-26

Featuring: Griswold Inn | Louis' Lunch

These New England towns are straight out of a holiday movie

Boston.com

Online article highlighting holiday movie towns.

Published Date: 2021-12-01

Featuring: City of Hartford | Griswold Inn | Silas W. Robbins House | Town of Essex | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Wethersfield

Live your Hallmark movie moment with these 6 filming locations in CT

Connecticut Post, CT Insider, Greenwich Time, New Haven Register, Stamford Advocate, The Hour, The Middletown Press, the Register Citizen

Online article highlighting filming locations in Connecticut for Hallmark holiday films.

Published Date: 2021-12-02

Featuring: Avon Theatre Film Center | Bill's Bread & Breakfast | Bradley Playhouse | City of Hartford | City of Norwich | Goodwin Park | Griswold Inn | Harkness Memorial State Park | Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre | Lucky Lou's Bar & Grill | Noah's Restaurant | Republic Gastropub | Seasons Restaurant | Silas W. Robbins House | The Hare & The Hound | The North House | Town of Avon | Town of Essex | Town of Putnam | Town of Stonington | Town of Wethersfield | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

10 Best Things to Do in Connecticut

New England Today

Online article highlighting the best things to do in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2021-12-02

Featuring: BAR | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Griswold Inn | Lobster Landing | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Modern Apizza | Mystic Seaport Museum | Sally's Apizza | Sea Mist Thimble Island Cruise, LLC | The Mark Twain House & Museum | Volsunga IV Thimble Island Cruise | Yale Center for British Art | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History | Yale University Art Gallery | Yale University Visitor Center

40 Best Christmas Towns Across America That Are Full of Holiday Charm

The Pioneer Wooman

Online article highlight towns across America that have holiday charm.

Published Date: 2021-12-03

Featuring: Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Griswold Inn | Town of Essex | Town of Mystic

Title 55 Best Christmas Towns to Put on Your Holiday Bucket List

Country Living

Online article highlighting the best Christmas towns to by on your holiday bucket list.

Published Date: 2021-12-06

Featuring: Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Griswold Inn | Town of Essex | Town of Mystic

These 10 New England destinations are ‘full of holiday charm,’ according to ThePioneerWoman.com

Boston.com

Online article highlighting New England towns with holiday charm.

Published Date: 2021-12-15

Featuring: Griswold Inn | Olde Mistick Village | Town of Essex | Town of Mystic