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Just a short ride from New York City and Boston, Connecticut offers a blend of cultured living and outdoor fun with something for everyone—and this includes the LGBTQ community, residents and visitors alike. In 2008, Connecticut became the second state to legalize gay marriage, and our open and inclusive energy continues to draw and welcome gay visitors to the state. Plus, Expedia.com recently named Hartford, Connecticut one of their most “exciting LGBTQ-friendly cities around the world.”
While anyone should of course feel welcomed at any business, hotel or restaurant in Connecticut, we asked a few friends for recommendations on places to start planning your visit— from gay-owned B&Bs to gay bars and events that appeal to many LGBTQ interests and lifestyles.
Featuring: 168 York Street Café | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | City of New London | City of Norwalk | Daniel Rust House | Delamar Greenwich Harbor Marina | Delamar Southport | Delamar West Hartford | House of 1833 B&B | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Inn at Middletown | Partners Café | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Spring Hill Inn | The Old Mystic Inn | Tisane Euro-Asian Cafe | Town of Fairfield | Town of Plainville
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 | Infinity Music Hall & Bistro (Norfolk) | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Interlaken Inn, Resort & Conference Center | Manor House Inn | Maugle Sierra Vineyards & Winery | Miranda Vineyard | Mohegan Sun | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Water's Edge Resort & Spa
Everyone knows that busy I-95 and U.S. Route 1 follow the Connecticut shoreline from Greenwich east out to Stonington, but there are a lot of lesser known routes that’ll give you the flavor of the coast and sometimes take you right down to the water. Here are several recommendations to get you started.
Featuring: B&B at Bartlett Farm | Book Barn | Central Regional Tourism District - River Valley/Greater Hartford | Eugene O'Neill Theater Center | Harkness Memorial State Park | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Lenny's Indian Head | Lighthouse Point Park | Ocean Beach Park | Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood | Rocky Neck State Park | Saybrook Point Inn Marina & Spa | Sea Mist Thimble Island Cruise, LLC | Tarry Lodge - Westport | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Westport Inn | Town of Old Saybrook
One of the best ways to experience fall in New England is to stay in a place that reflects the history, the charm and the natural beauty of the region. And this fall, you won’t find a more inviting collection of cozy B&Bs and charming inns than in Connecticut. Whether you spend a week or a weekend, they’re the perfect spot to rekindle romance, dine by a roaring fireplace, plan fall foliage expeditions and much more! Here are just a few favorites for fall—but book soon, these places fill up fast this time of year!
Featuring: Bee & Thistle Inn & Spa | Boardman House Inn | Gwyn Careg Inn | Homestead Inn | Hopkins Inn | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Manor House Inn | Mountain View Green Retreat | Roger Sherman Inn | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Simsbury 1820 House | Stonecroft Country Inn | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Wallingford Victorian Inn | West Lane Inn
Sure, you can take a scenic drive and see great fall foliage in Connecticut. But why not try a new way to experience leaf peeping this fall? Hop on your motorcycle, grab your bike, get out on a boat, zipline through the trees or savor the view from the winery, from a vintage steam train, from a hot air balloon, even from bed at a cozy B&B. Here are some of the best ways to watch nature put on the best show in New England!
Featuring: Adventure Park at Storrs | Blackberry River Inn | Chatfield Hollow Inn | Clarke Outdoors | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Bed & Breakfast/Bicycle Trail | Connecticut Shoreline Bike/Boat Tour | Connecticut Wine Trail | EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Gillette Castle State Park | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Jonathan Edwards Winery | Lady Katharine Cruises - Hartford | Mount Tom State Park | Mountain Biking at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Old Furnace State Park | Preston Ridge Vineyard | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | RiverQuest | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Stanton House Inn | Talcott Mountain State Park | The Bistro at Chamard Vineyards | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Shore Line Trolley Museum
Whether this is your first child or your fifth, you know that once baby comes home, that “alone time” for parents is almost non-existent for a while. Preparing for delivery, or even going through the adoption process, can be so stressful on a relationship. Babymoons were invented for just that reason. Like honeymoons, they are a chance for the couple to relax, reconnect and even rekindle romance. But if you aren’t up for a long flight to an exotic destination, consider one of these Connecticut destinations for a weekend or midweek escape with a little pampering before baby arrives. Ask about “Babymoon” packages that may include experiences like dinner for two, spa treatments and other special treats!
Featuring: Bar Bouchée | Delamar Southport | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Inn | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Inn at Middletown | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Saybrook Point Inn Marina & Spa | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Town of Washington
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 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 | Art Essex Gallery | Black Rock Antiques Center | Black Seal Seafood Grille | Book Barn | Bruce Museum | Connecticut River Museum | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | Florence Griswold Museum | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Griswold Inn | Griswold Inn | Gumdrops & Lollipops Candy Shoppe | Homestead Inn | Hopkins Vineyard | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Kent Falls State Park | La Belle Aurore | 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 | Taylor Brooke Winery | The Company Store Antiques | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | Yale Center for British Art | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Overview: To find a picture-perfect pumpkin for Halloween, follow a few tips from our favorite Instagrammers. Check out their photos from some of Connecticut’s best farmer’s markets here.
Featuring: Adventure Park at Storrs | Angevine Farm | Bee & Thistle Inn & Spa | Berkshire Balloons | Chester/Hadlyme Ferry | Gillette Castle State Park | Gwyn Careg Inn | Hidden Valley B&B | Homestead Inn | Hopkins Inn | Hopkins Inn | Infinity Bistro (Norfolk) | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Isabelle et Vincent | Lady Katharine Cruises - Haddam | Litchfield Saltwater Grille | Lyman Orchards | Macedonia Brook State Park | Manor House Inn | Metro Bis Restaurant | Miranda Vineyard | Mountain View Green Retreat | Nehemiah Brainerd House B&B | New Britain Museum of American Art | Roger Sherman Inn | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Silverman's Farm | Simsbury 1820 House | Stonecroft Country Inn | Talcott Mountain State Park | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Last Green Valley | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Pickin Patch at Woodford Farm | The Wallingford Victorian Inn | Town of East Hampton | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | West Lane Inn | Whittle's Willow Spring Farm | Yale University Art Gallery
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!
Featuring: 116 Crown | A Yankee Balloon | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Adventure Rooms - Premier Room Escape | Aer Blarney Balloons, LLC | Art Essex Gallery | Berkshire Balloons | Black Rock Antiques Center | Black Seal Seafood Grille | Book Barn | Bridgeport Sound Tigers | Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park | Bruce Museum | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut Science Center | Connect