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Nothing strengthens bonds and builds long-lasting memories better than spending time with grandparents. But in today’s hectic world, it seems like it’s getting harder to find the time to get every generation in one place. Fortunately, one of the hottest trends out there these days is “multigenerational travel” — planning a trip with any combination of grandparents, parents, kids and grandkids. Luckily, in Connecticut, you don’t have to travel far to find many attractions and experiences that will interest and entertain travelers of all ages.
Featuring: B&B at Bartlett Farm | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Blue Venture Fishing Charters | Bluefin Sportfishing Charters | Clarke Outdoors | Escape 101 | Escape New Haven | Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park | Hammonasset Beach State Park Campground | Housatonic Anglers | Keeler Tavern Museum (c.1713) | Lake Compounce Campground | Lock Museum of America | Mashamoquet Brook State Park Campgrounds | Mystified Escape Rooms | Odetah Camping Resort | SoundWaters | Team vs Time - Premier Room Escape | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of Washington | Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route in Connecticut
Have you seen the movie “Night at the Museum”? What if you could spend a night in an aquarium? Or a science center? Or a tipi? Connecticut has so many amazing things to do when the sun shines, you might be surprised to find out how many cool things there are to do after the sun goes down. These are just a few of the great ideas for family fun after dark in Connecticut. Be sure to check each location’s website for upcoming event dates and times.
Featuring: Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Connecticut Science Center | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Essex Clipper Dinner Train | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Lake Compounce Campground | Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace | Mystic Aquarium | The Mark Twain House & Museum
With its miles of coastline, abundance of rivers and streams, and endless wooded hills and valleys, Connecticut is an ideal place to set up your tent, fit out your cabin or park your RV for a summer camping vacation. Not sure where to start your planning? Here are just a few of the ways to go.
Featuring: American Legion State Forest Campground | Black Rock State Park Campground | Hammonasset Beach State Park Campground | Housatonic Meadows State Park | Kettletown State Park Campground | Lake Compounce Campground | Lake Waramaug State Park Campground | Macedonia Brook State Park Campground | Mystic KOA | Odetah Camping Resort | Rockland Preserve | Rocky Neck State Park Campground | Strawberry Park Resort | Town of Washington | White Memorial Family Campground | Winvian Farm
There are so many reasons to get excited for the start of the spring! It’s time to get outside and take advantage of all of the wonderful things that come along with warmer weather, such as longer days, budding flowers and all that sunshine. Get a head start on making this season a memorable one by exploring some of the new offerings and fun events happening across the state this month, from outdoor festivals and foodie events to new attractions and openings. Grab a friend or family member and get started on your 2019 spring break!
Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | B&B at Bartlett Farm | City of Bridgeport | City of Meriden | City of New Haven | Connecticut Bed & Breakfast/Bicycle Trail | Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Hollister House Garden | Lake Compounce Campground | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods | Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park | Town of Fairfield | UConn Dairy Bar | University of Connecticut Animal Barns Self-Guided Tours | Westbrook Outlets | White Flower Farm | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | l'escale
Finally, after a year without this classic summer favorite, firework shows are happening again in Connecticut! And now that they’re back, why not make your firework outing an even bigger celebration? We’ve gathered a list of ways to enjoy your time before and after a few of Connecticut’s most popular fireworks shows. To find even more fireworks, check out the complete list here.
Featuring: 33 Golden | Acapulcos | America's Best Value Inn | Baco's Pizza | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Bicycle Tour Company | Black-Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar | Brass City Raceway & Axe Throwing | Captain Scott's Lobster Dock | Centro Restorante & Bar | Circle Hotel Fairfield | City of Bristol | City of Hartford | City of New London | City of Norwich | City of Waterbury | Club Getaway | Colony Grill - Fairfield | Courtyard Waterbury Downtown | Cross Sound Ferry | Custom House Maritime Museum | D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course | Domenick & Pia Downtown Pizzeria | DoubleTree by Hilton - Bristol | Easy Pickin's Orchard | Epicure Brewing | Fairfield Social | Fascia's Chocolates | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | Figaro Restaurant | Firefly Hollow Brewing Company | Flipside Burgers & Bar | H.C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center | Hampton Inn Springfield/Enfield | Harp & Dragon Pub | Hartford Flavor Company | Hartford Yard Goats | Hog River Brewing Company | Holiday Inn Norwich | Hopkins Inn | Illiano's Grill - Norwich | Inn at Fairfield Beach | Inn at Ocean Avenue | J. Timothy's Taverne | Jennings Beach | Kent Falls Brewing Company | Kent Falls State Park | Lake Compounce Campground | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lake Mohegan | Lakeside Watersports | Lee's Riding Stable | Litchfield Saltwater Grille | Louie's Pizza | Lyman Allyn Art Museum | Main Street Diner | Mambo Bar & Restaurant | Michael's Dairy | Milkcraft - Fairfield | Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden | Mystic Whaler Cruises | New England Carousel Museum | Ocean Beach Park | Odin's Keep Axe House | Olde Tymes Restaurant | Pagliacci's Restaurant | Parkville Market | Penfield Beach | Pie Hops | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Powder Hollow Brewery | Reelin | Residence Inn by Marriott - Hartford | Rickards Beach | Riverfront Recapture | Rock Climb Fairfield | Sarapes Mexican Restaurant | Scantic River State Park | Sea Unicorns | Seven Villages Restaurant | Slater Memorial Museum | Sweetie's Bakery & Café | The Art of Yum | The Chelsea | The Goodwin Hotel | The Place 2 Be | The Spa at Norwich Inn | These Guys Brewing Company | Toto Restaurant | Town of Enfield | Town of Fairfield | Town of Litchfield | Town of Warren | Tox Brewing Company | Trumbull Kitchen | Via Al Paraiso | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wall to Wall: The New London Mural Walk | West Hartford Center | West Street Grill | Western Hills Golf Course
Ever slept in a helicopter? Or booked an overnight in a luxury treehouse? When getting away, why not make every detail extraordinary – including where you stay. Connecticut’s unconventional accommodations make for truly unique experiences and endless Instagram photo-ops. From refurbished spaces and glamping tents to modern marvels, storybook-like cottages and beyond, here are some of the state’s most one-of-a-kind places to stay.
Featuring: Captain Grant's, 1754 | City of Norwich | City of Stamford | Club Getaway | Finnegan's Farm, West | House of 1833 B&B | Lake Compounce Campground | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Sticks and Stones Farm | The Study at Yale | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Cornwall | Town of Deep River | Town of Essex | Town of Granby | Town of Guilford | Town of Salisbury | Town of Stonington | Town of Thompson | Town of Willington | Town of Woodbridge | Winvian Farm | Woolley Acres Farm
Connecticut has amazing fall colors — but our colors are more than just leaves. Here you can experience so much more, from the blues of the shoreline and the greens of corn mazes to the purples of sunsets and golds of craft beer.
Below, find all the colors from our latest campaign, Full Color Connecticut. In case you missed them, watch our TV commercials here. And be sure to check back each week throughout the fall to see new #FullColorCT attractions and destinations ... and visit your favorite spots today!
Featuring: Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Aquila's Nest Vineyards | Arrigoni Winery | Artisan | B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill | Backyard Adventure UTV Tours | Barn Loft & Treehouse | Bear's Smokehouse (New Haven) | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Brewport | Bushnell Park | Circle Hotel Fairfield | Giuffrida Park | Grace Farms | Gwyn Careg Inn | Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater | Heartstone Farm & Winery | Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre | Hidden Valley Preserve | High George Rooftop Restaurant | Hog River Brewing Company | Hogpen Hills Farms | Holmberg Orchards & Winery | Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann Restaurant | J. Timothy's Taverne | Kent Falls State Park | Lake Compounce Campground | Lake Waramaug State Park | Manor House Inn | Maple View Farm | Mohegan Sun | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mystic Aquarium | New England Cider Company | Outer Light Brewing Company | Putnam River Trail | Rose Orchards Farm | Roseland Cottage Museum | Silverman's Farm | Simsbury 1820 House | Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Charles | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Litchfield Inn | The Study at Yale | The Wallingford Victorian Inn | The Whaler's Inn | Town of Cornwall | Town of Durham | Town of Litchfield | Town of New Hartford | Town of Putnam | Town of Wethersfield | West Cornwall Covered Bridge | Winvian Farm | Yale University Art Gallery | Yale University Visitor Center
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.
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
Soak Up the Summer
Overview: Soak up summer while you can! This August, get out and make the most of every moment — from golfing and foodie fests to beach days, sunflowers and everything in between. Check out these ways to say “yes” to August adventure.
Featuring: Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Andrews Homestead (1760) | Athenian Diner | Bigelow Hollow State Park | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Blackledge Country Club | Branford Point Beach | Brownstone Adventure Sports Park | Burying Hill Beach | Café Flo | Captain Grant's, 1754 | Cava Restaurant | City of Norwalk | City of Norwich | City of Stamford | Clarke Outdoors | Club Getaway | Cockaponset State Forest | Connecticut's Old State House | Daniel Benton Homestead (c.1720) | Elbow Room | Elm City Social | Elm Street Diner | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Esker Point Beach | Fairview Farm Golf Course | Farmington River Tubing | Florence Griswold Museum | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Gelston House | Gillette Ridge Golf Club | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Gulf Beach | Hammonasset Beach State Park | High George Rooftop Restaurant | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hopkins Inn | Hopkins Vineyard | Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk | Housatonic Museum of Art | House of 1833 B&B | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Jennings Beach | Joy Ride Charters of Connecticut | Lake Compounce Campground | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lighthouse Point Park | Macedonia Brook State Park | Main Stream Canoes & Kayaks | Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace | Mansfield Hollow State Park | Mattabesett Blue Trail | Matterhorn Mini Golf | Mystic Diner | Mystic Whaler Cruises | Nathan Hale Homestead | New Hartford Diner | Ocean Beach Park | Old Lyme Inn | Oyster Club | Peaches Southern Pub & Juke Joint | Penfield Beach | Pleasant Valley Drive-In | Priam Vineyards | RiverQuest | Rocks 21 | Rocky Neck State Park | Rooftop 120 | Safari Golf | Salt of the Earth Therapeutic Spa | Saybrook Point Miniature Golf | Scoot & Paddle | Seabluff Beach | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Shenipsit State Forest | Shoreline Segway | Sky Zone - Norwalk | Sonny's Place | Sound View Beach | Southington Drive-In | Southport Beach | Spa at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Sticks and Stones Farm | Stonington Vineyards | Stony Creek Brewery | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | The Blake Hotel | The Place 2 Be | The Russian Lady | The Sloppy Waffle | The Study at Yale | Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park | Town of Avon | Town of Bethel | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Chester | Town of Cornwall | Town of Deep River | Town of East Hartford | Town of Essex | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Granby | Town of Guilford | Town of Hamden | Town of Lebanon | Town of Middlefield | Town of Naugatuck | Town of New Milford | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Old Saybrook | Town of Salisbury | Town of Stonington | Town of Thompson | Town of Washington | Town of Willington | Town of Windsor | Town of Wolcott | Town of Woodbridge | Town of Woodbury | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Weed Beach | White Sands Beach | Winvian Farm | Woolley Acres Farm | Yale Center for British Art
Connecticut Magazine Online
Online article highlighting glamping opportunities in Connecticut.
Published Date: 2019-04-17
Featuring: Club Getaway | Lake Compounce Campground | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Eastford | Town of Newtown | Town of Salisbury | Town of Southington | Town of Voluntown | Town of Washington | Town of Woodbridge | Winvian Farm
Print article highlighting glamping opportunities in Connecticut
Published Date: 2019-05-01
Featuring: Club Getaway | Lake Compounce Campground | Town of Washington
Online article highlighting some last minute Memorial Day ideas.
Published Date: 2021-05-20
Featuring: Lake Compounce Campground | Lake Compounce Theme Park