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Connecticut’s capital city is located in the center of the state, where I-84 and I-91 meet. But it’s certainly not a city you’ll want to drive by. It’s home to America’s oldest continuously operating art museum and America’s #1 favorite minor league ballpark (two years in a row!) We asked some locals in the mayor’s office for their favorite Hartford haunts and were not disappointed.
Featuring: Agave Grill | Arch Street Tavern | Bin 228 | Blind Pig Pizza Company | Bradley International Airport | Carbone's Ristorante | Casona | City Steam Brewery Cafe | City of Hartford | Connecticut Convention Center | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut's Old State House | Dunn's River Jamaican Restaurant | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Firebox Restaurant | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Hartford Flavor Company | Hartford Stage | Hartford Yard Goats | Hog River Brewing Company | Ichiban Restaurant | Infinity Music Hall (Hartford) | Marriott Hartford Downtown | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing | Polish National Home | Sea Tea Comedy Theater | The Goodwin Hotel | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Polytechnic On20 Club | The Russell | TheaterWorks | Thomas Hooker Brewery at Colt | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Nothing says "spring is here!" quite like the start of baseball season. And depending on where you go in Connecticut, you may find locals rooting for major league teams from New York or Boston. However, you will also find professional and minor league teams drawing fans to local ballparks all over the state—not just for the sports, but for family-friendly events that include music, food, giveaways and fireworks. Tickets are reasonable, the fun is contagious. And now that the capital city Hartford has its own team and a brand new ballpark, there’s never been a better time to enjoy America’s favorite pastime by cheering on Connecticut teams!
Featuring: 23.Sportcafe | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Chelsea Piers Connecticut | City Steam Brewery Cafe | Connecticut Tigers | East Side Restaurant | First and Last Tavern (Hartford) | Flight Fit N Fun | Hank's Dairy Bar | Hartford Yard Goats | Junior's | Mortensen Dairy Ice Cream Shops | New Britain Bees | Olympia Diner | R&B Sports World | Sonny's Place | SportsCenter of Connecticut | The Only Game in Town | These Guys Brewing Company | Vaughan's Public House
June is Pride Month, and there are LGBT celebrations and events planned for towns all over the state. Here are some of the happenings taking place in Connecticut.
Featuring: Cinestudio Theater at Trinity College | City of Hartford | City of Middletown | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library | Connecticut Sun | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Greenwich Audubon Center | Hartford Yard Goats | Little Theatre of Manchester at Cheney Hall | Ocean Beach Park | The Glass House | Town of Fairfield | Town of Ridgefield | Town of West Hartford | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Looking for a guys’ getaway? There’s so much in Connecticut that’s perfectly tailored to male camaraderie, especially in summer when the woods and waters truly open up for business and a cold beer or two can be the perfect ending to the day. Here’s a menu of 10 ideas to get your thought process cranked up.
Featuring: Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park | Clarke Outdoors | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hartford Yard Goats | Housatonic Anglers | Infinity Music Hall (Hartford) | Lime Rock Park | Sunbeam Fleet | The Connecticut Beer Trail | Wintonbury Hills Golf Course
Our CT Ambassador, Kevin Mardorf of CTBeer.com is back with a new list of great spots for beer lovers over the next few months (including Oktoberfest celebrations)! Check out his list below, and make sure you bookmark CTBeer.com and follow @CTBeer on Instagram for upcoming beer fests and other events!
Autumn is like Christmas time in the world of beer festivals. The weather is more comfortable than in the summer and usually more stable than in the spring. Most importantly – the flavors and styles tend to get more diverse. And then there’s a little thing called Oktoberfest…
Featuring: Beer'd Brewing Company | Black Hog Brewing Company | City of Hartford | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of Shelton | City of Stamford | City of Waterbury | Hartford Flavor Company | Hartford Yard Goats | Lighthouse Point Park | Mohegan Sun | Mount Southington Ski Area | New England Brewing Company | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Ocean Beach Park | Relic Brewing Company | Rosedale Farms & Vineyards | Stony Creek Brewery | Town of Manchester | Town of Naugatuck | Town of North Haven | Two Roads Brewing Company | Willimantic Brewing Company | Witchdoctor Brewery
No matter what your game may be, come watch the Connecticut pro teams amp up the action. You don’t have to go far to see top-flight talent with thrilling skills, close to home. Odds are great that you’ll come back for more!
Featuring: Bridgeport Sound Tigers | City of Danbury | Connecticut Sun | Connecticut Tigers | Hartford Athletic | Hartford Wolfpack | Hartford Yard Goats | New Britain Bees | New England Black Wolves
Ever heard the expression, “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey”? Today, travelers are adapting this mentality more and more. They consciously look to visit destinations where they can immerse themselves in local cultures and ways of life. Immersive travel experiences offer a range of possibilities for the traveler—focusing less on fitting specific places and attractions into an itinerary, and more on experiencing the special traits that make a destination unique.
Connecticut has lots of unique characteristics and authentic experiences for visitors to immerse in. From attending staple events to meeting local artisans to working and learning on farms—here are a few ideas to inspire your immersive travel trip to Connecticut!
Featuring: B&B at Bartlett Farm | Bashan Lake Mansion | Bridgeport Sound Tigers | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | City of New London | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Cold Spring Farm | Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library | Connecticut Sun | Fitstyle Walking Tours | Greenwich Historical Society | Griswold Inn | Guilford Art Center | Hartford Athletic | Hartford Wolfpack | Hartford Yard Goats | Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre | Lavender Pond Farm | Lime Rock Park | Milford Walking Tour | New England Black Wolves | Silas W. Robbins House | The Blake Hotel | The Wine Press | Town of Greenwich | Town of Mystic | Town of New Milford | Town of Southington | Town of Westport | Wall to Wall: The New London Mural Walk | Winvian Farm
Overview: July 4th is a great time for fireworks. But in Connecticut, there are fireworks displays to be enjoyed throughout the summer. That’s why we thought we’d send this note a little before the holiday, so you can be sure to schedule your viewing activities and make the most of every pop, pow and sizzle.
Featuring: 23.Sportcafe | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Chelsea Piers Connecticut | City Steam Brewery Cafe | Connecticut Tigers | East Side Restaurant | First and Last Tavern (Hartford) | Flight Fit N Fun | Hank's Dairy Bar | Hartford Yard Goats | Junior's | Mortensen Dairy Ice Cream Shops | New Britain Bees | Olympia Diner | The Only Game in Town | These Guys Brewing Company | Vaughan's Public House
Overview: Easter arrives April 21, but Connecticut has lots of places to find the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs before the big day!
Featuring: 23.Sportcafe | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Chelsea Piers Connecticut | City Steam Brewery Cafe | City of Bridgeport | City of Bristol | City of New Haven | Connecticut Tigers | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Danbury Railway Museum | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | East Side Restaurant | EverWonder Children's Museum | First and Last Tavern (Hartford) | Flight Fit N Fun | Hank's Dairy Bar | Hartford Yard Goats | Hill-Stead Museum | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Junior's | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Manor House Inn | Mortensen Dairy Ice Cream Shops | New Britain Bees | Olympia Diner | R&B Sports World | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Sonny's Place | SportsCenter of Connecticut | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Last Green Valley | The Only Game in Town | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | These Guys Brewing Company | Town of Enfield | Town of Essex | Town of Fairfield | Town of Southbury | Town of Tolland | Town of Vernon | Town of Windsor | Vaughan's Public House | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wadsworth Mansion