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Lighthouse in the snow

Christmas, Connecticut-Style

Starting with the day after Thanksgiving and going straight through to New Year’s, the Christmas season in Connecticut is packed with holiday activities, celebrations and every kind of tradition. We’ve pulled together a few of the events and happenings for 2020 here. But new items are being added to our This Weekend and Events pages every single week so be sure to check back often! Please make sure you check ahead, due to events are subject to change.

Featuring: Allen Hill Farm | Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree Farm | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Florence Griswold Museum | Goodwin Park | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Jones Family Farms | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Olde Mistick Village | The Shops at Yale | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Towill's Christmas Tree Farm | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Greenwich | Town of South Windsor | Wickham Park | Winterberry Farm

Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum

Take Your Time, Connecticut — Play Tourist in Your Own Backyard!

Research shows that 7.2 million vacation days go unused in Connecticut every year. Now, with a new nationwide study touting the health benefits of taking more of your hard-earned Paid Time Off (PTO) days, we’ve got a few suggestions on how you can “take your time” — while playing tourist right here at home. 

Featuring: American Museum of Tort Law | Antiques on the Farmington | Argia Mystic Cruises | Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry | Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library | Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden | Book Barn | Boothe Memorial Park & Museum | Breck Marshall at Mystic Seaport | Bruce Museum | Butler-McCook House & Garden | Cathedral Pines Farm | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Cross Sound Ferry Lighthouse Cruise | Custom House Maritime Museum | Deacon John Graves House (c.1685) | Dinosaur State Park | Florence Griswold Museum | G Spa at Foxwoods | General David Humphreys House (c.1698) | Gillette Castle State Park | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Greenwich Historical Society | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Hempsted Houses | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Hill-Stead Museum | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Hollister House Garden | Kent Falls State Park | Leffingwell House Museum | Lighthouse Point Park | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Lyme Art Association | Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mystic Seaport Museum | Mystic Whaler Cruises | Nathan Hale Homestead | New Britain Museum of American Art | New England Science & Sailing | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Ogden House & Gardens | Osborne Homestead Museum | Paddle Mystic-Mystic River Adventure Company | Phelps-Hatheway House | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Project Oceanology | Quinebaug River Trail | Roseland Cottage Museum | S&P Oyster Co. | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Schooner Brilliant at Mystic Seaport | Sea Mist Thimble Island Cruise, LLC | Ski Sundown | Sleeping Giant State Park | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Glass House | The Glass House | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Vanilla Bean Café | Town of Essex | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | Westbrook Outlets | White Flower Farm | White Memorial Foundation | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center | Winvian Farm | Yale Center for British Art

Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours

Halloween is Here — Connecticut Towns Offer Tricks and Treats

When October comes around, Connecticut towns gear up for Halloween celebrations. From ghostly legends to ghoulish attractions to family-friendly fun, there are plenty of ways to experience an authentic New England Halloween. Here are just a few of the towns that are particularly spooky this time of year, along with a few limited-time events to check out.

Featuring: Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford | City of New Haven | Cross Sound Ferry Lighthouse Cruise | Grove Street Cemetery | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Mystic Seaport Museum | Norwalk Historical Society | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of Wethersfield | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

Mystic Seaport

Captured in Time - Living History in Connecticut

Follow these links to Connecticut's past, where history comes alive.

Featuring: Fort Trumbull State Park | Gillette Castle State Park | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Keeler Tavern Museum (c.1713) | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Mystic Seaport Museum | New England Air Museum | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Prudence Crandall Museum | Roseland Cottage Museum | The Glass House | The Mark Twain House & Museum

Famous Movies Filmed in Connecticut

10 Famous Movies Filmed in Connecticut

Connecticut has always been a favorite location for filmmakers, in fact, quite a few Academy Award-nominated productions have filmed here. The variety and diversity of locations available, coupled with a helpful Film Office, makes the state ideal for television, film and digital shoots. It was difficult to narrow down the list, but here are some of the more well-known movies you may recognize—and the Connecticut towns that played a role.

Featuring: City of Bridgeport | City of Norwalk | City of Shelton | City of Stamford | City of Waterbury | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Mohegan Sun | Mystic Pizza | Mystic Seaport Museum | Town of Beacon Falls | Town of Bethel | Town of Darien | Town of Farmington | Town of Greenwich | Town of New Canaan | Town of Redding | Town of Trumbull | Yale University Visitor Center

Castle Craig at Hubbard Park

Instagrammable Connecticut: Castles

Okay, so these are not all technically castles, but we think these Connecticut estates and mansions were all built with a royal flair. Luckily, quite a few people agree and have been sharing their stately photos on Instagram. With our Instagrammable Connecticut series, we’re inviting Instagrammers to share their pictures — and their photo tips! Check back often for new topics. Or if you have some photos to share, tag your photos with #CTvisit!

Featuring: Gillette Castle State Park | Harkness Memorial State Park | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | State Capitol & Legislative Office Building | Yale University Visitor Center

Grove Street Cemetary

Ghost Hunting Places in Connecticut

Halloween is not the only time to have a chilling encounter in Connecticut, but there's something about autumn evenings that can really give you the chills. There are many places in Connecticut where ghosts are said to lurk; in fact, Connecticut is said to be one of the states with the most paranormal activity in the country. After all, this is where the nation’s first witch trials and hangings occurred – three decades before the more famous trials in Salem, Mass. Here are a few places around the region to explore your dark side. (Warning, some aren’t for the faint of heart!)

Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford | Bruce Museum | Captain Daniel Packer Inne | Captain Grant's, 1754 | Cedar Hill Cemetery | City of Bristol | City of New London | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Grove Street Cemetery | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Litchfield Inn | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Milford Historical Society | Nathan Hale Homestead | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Shubert Theatre | Sleeping Giant State Park | Tarrywile Park & Mansion | The Mark Twain House & Museum | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion, Norwalk

Houses of the Famous

The Beverly Hills house tour has always been a staple of a visit to Southern California, and we’ve got a tour in Connecticut, too. Except that with ours, you can go inside the houses, take a look around, learn about the famous residents and maybe even something about culture, the arts, architecture, and America, too. Here are several of the better-known houses that are open to you.

Featuring: Gillette Castle State Park | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | The Mark Twain House & Museum | Weir Farm National Historic Site

Roseland Cottage

Historic Homes & Gardens You Need to Tour

Old houses have treasures to find and secrets to uncover, and in Connecticut, there are over four centuries of homes to explore. Some were home to well-known historic figures, like Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Others were built by individuals who became larger than life, such as actor William Gillette’s “castle” on the Connecticut River and dictionary namesake Noah Webster’s West Hartford birthplace. Still others house amazing art collections or are surrounded by lush, expertly tended gardens. You’ll find dozens of these historic houses, many of which are National Historic Landmarks, all over the state—and each has a story to tell.

Featuring: Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden | Butler-McCook House & Garden | Deacon John Graves House (c.1685) | Florence Griswold Museum | General David Humphreys House (c.1698) | Gillette Castle State Park | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Greenwich Historical Society | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Hempsted Houses | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Hill-Stead Museum | Hollister House Garden | Leffingwell House Museum | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Nathan Hale Homestead | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Ogden House & Gardens | Osborne Homestead Museum | Phelps-Hatheway House | Roseland Cottage Museum | The Glass House | The Mark Twain House & Museum | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

Hotchkiss-Flyer House, Torrington

Proper Victorians

The Victorian Era remains visible everywhere in Connecticut: in its churches, public buildings and cemeteries, but perhaps nowhere as much as in its private houses. Go to the center of any of the state’s 169 cities and towns, and you’ll see them - sometimes solo, sometimes lined up as if in formation - these great “painted ladies” of a bygone era. The great news is that some of Connecticut’s most spectacular Victorian houses have been saved as museums and are open for your inspection:

Featuring: Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Roseland Cottage Museum | Smith-Harris House | The Mark Twain House & Museum

Connecticut River Museum, Essex

Connecticut's Quaint Towns & Villages

Main Street America. We invented that. Town greens. Those come standard here. White picket fences and American flags. Got those covered, too. The charm of Connecticut can be found in its small towns and main streets. Explore unique shops and galleries, get immersed in the café culture and soak in the authentic life. There are no wrong turns.

Featuring: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden | Bruce Museum | Connecticut River Museum | Gouveia Vineyards | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Hill-Stead Museum | Lake Waramaug State Park | Leffingwell House Museum | Lime Rock Park | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Mystic Seaport Museum | Old Lighthouse Museum | R.J. Julia Booksellers | Rocky Hill/Glastonbury Ferry | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Talcott Mountain State Park | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Glass House | Town of Fairfield | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | West Cornwall Covered Bridge | Westport Country Playhouse | Yale Center for British Art

Art Sculpture

Summer 2019 Art Exhibitions Not to Be Missed!

Connecticut has always been a draw for artists, collectors and enthusiasts. There are dozens of museums and galleries throughout the state to discover, showing everything from classic to contemporary art, sketches to sculpture. Here are just a few highlights of the Summer 2019 special art exhibits in Connecticut that you really won’t want to miss! 

Featuring: Bruce Museum | Florence Griswold Museum | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Lyman Allyn Art Museum | Lyme Art Association | Mystic Seaport Museum | New Britain Museum of American Art | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Glass House | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | William Benton Museum of Art | Yale Center for British Art

Ski Sundown, New Hartford

Connecticut on Ice: Great Winter Activities

Don’t give the season the cold shoulder! Winter in Connecticut doesn’t need to be spent indoors, pining away for the first signs of spring. In fact, there are scores of activities all over the state for even the most winter-averse.

Featuring: Central Rock Gym | City of Hartford | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Florence Griswold Museum | Hill-Stead Museum | Keeler Tavern Museum (c.1713) | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mystic Aquarium | Osborne Homestead Museum | PEZ Visitor Center | Phelps-Hatheway House | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Prime Climb Mountain Fun | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | RoseGarden Ice Arena | Ski Sundown | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of Simsbury | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

39 Things to do in December

39 Things to Do in Connecticut This December

Looking for something to do in Connecticut in December? Whether you want something active, relaxing, cultural, or nature-oriented, we have you covered. Learn more!

For even more ideas, check out CTvisit.com, where you can search by type of activity under the DO navigation tab, or browse articles full of ideas under the IDEAS tab.

Featuring: Adventure Rooms | Alice in the Village | Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center | Bantam Lake | Blue Ox Axe Throwing - Bridgeport | Bridgeport Islanders | Bruce Museum | Bushnell Park | Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree Farm | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Florence Griswold Museum | Goodwin Park | Guilford Art Center | Hartford Stage | Hartford Wolfpack | Hot Rod Cafe | International Skating Center of Connecticut | Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts | Lake Waramaug State Park | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Long Wharf Theatre | Lou's Christmas Tree Farm | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mohegan Sun | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | New Britain Museum of American Art | Osborne Homestead Museum | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Ridgefield Playhouse | Salt Cave of Darien | Ski Sundown | Spa at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Sundial Gardens & Tea Shop | Tea Roses Tea Room | The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Thrillz High Flying Adventure Park | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Essex | Town of Greenwich | Town of Litchfield | Town of Madison | Town of Middlebury | Town of New Milford | Town of South Windsor | Warner Theatre | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | Wilton Historical Society | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center | Wood Memorial Library & Museum | Yale Center for British Art

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 | Litchfield Inn | 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

Holiday Tidings & Santa Sightings

Holiday Tidings & Santa Sightings

Fun-filled Connecticut events brimming with holiday cheer at this special time of year!

Featuring: Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Goodwin Park | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Indian Notch Park | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Mystic Aquarium | Playhouse on Park | Stanley-Whitman House | The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts | The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of Greenwich | Town of Kent | Town of Mystic | Town of Putnam | Town of Windsor | Wickham Park

33 Things to Do in Connecticut This December

33 Things to Do in Connecticut This December

Looking for something to do in Connecticut in December? Even with all the COVID-19 safety restrictions, there is still so much to see and do — and you can be sure businesses are working hard to keep you safe. Whether you want something active or relaxing, cultural or nature-oriented, historic or trendy, Connecticut's got you covered. Here are some highlights for December.

Featuring: Alice in the Village | Bantam Lake | Blue Ox Axe Throwing - Bridgeport | Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree Farm | City of Bristol | City of New Haven | Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Danbury Ice Arena | Delamar West Hartford | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Goodwin Park | Guilford Art Center | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Lake Waramaug State Park | Lighthouse Point Park | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Lou's Christmas Tree Farm | Lyman Allyn Art Museum | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mystic Seaport Museum | New Britain Museum of American Art | Olde Mistick Village | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center | Salt Cave of Darien | Shubert Theatre | Ski Sundown | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk | The Shops at Farmington Valley | The Spa at Norwich Inn | Thrillz High Flying Adventure Park | Town of Chester | Town of Cornwall | Town of Essex | Town of Franklin | Town of Greenwich | Town of Guilford | Town of Hebron | Town of Litchfield | Town of Mystic | Town of New Milford | Town of Stonington | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | Wickham Park | Wilton Historical Society | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center | Wood Memorial Library & Museum | Yurechko Tree Farm

Holiday Tidings - Christmas Fairfield County Style

Holiday Tidings - Christmas Fairfield County Style

Even during these challenging times, Fairfield County is brimming with safe holiday festivities and cheer for the whole family to enjoy!

Featuring: Carriage Barn Arts Center | City of Stamford | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Crowne Plaza Hotel Stamford | Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Hilton Garden Inn Norwalk | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | Town of Greenwich

Museums and Galleries in Fairfield County

Museums and Galleries in Fairfield County

History, culture, technology, art – they’re all on display within the fabulous museums throughout Fairfield County. Experience all the fascinating things that embody our rich and diverse culture – for a few quiet hours, or over a peaceful weekend.

Featuring: Bruce Museum | Carriage Barn Arts Center | Connecticut Air & Space Museum | Fairfield Museum & History Center | Greenwich Historical Society | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | MoCA Westport | Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Summer 2021 Art Exhibitions Not to Be Missed!

Summer 2021 Art Exhibitions Not to Be Missed!

Connecticut has always been a draw for artists, collectors and enthusiasts. There are dozens of museums and galleries throughout the state to discover, showing everything from classic to contemporary art, sketches to sculpture. Here are just a few highlights of the Summer 2021 special art exhibits in Connecticut that you really won’t want to miss!

Featuring: Florence Griswold Museum | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Lyme Academy of Fine Arts | Lyme Art Association | Spectrum Art Gallery | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Glass House | The Velvet Mill | Town of New Canaan


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Cornfield Maze at Dusk

Frightfully Fun

Overview: Ghosts and zombies, witches and spirits—we’ve got lots of ways to get your scare on in Connecticut this October, plus a few not-so-scary ideas for the little ones.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2018-10-17

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Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford | Bruce Museum | Captain Daniel Packer Inne | Captain Grant's, 1754 | Cedar Hill Cemetery | City of New London | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Litchfield Inn | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Milford Historical Society | Mystic Seaport Museum | Nathan Hale Homestead | Ray of Light Farm | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Shubert Theatre | Sleeping Giant State Park | Tarrywile Park & Mansion | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

Lobster rolls

Lobster roll call.

Overview: August in Connecticut is the perfect time for fresh New England lobster. So we asked our friends at CTEatsOut to share their favorite places for lobster rolls, whole lobsters, lobster bisque … plus clams, oysters and more!​

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2018-08-01

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Featuring: Abbott's Lobster in the Rough | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Bantam Lake | Bashan Lake Mansion | Bill's Seafood Restaurant | Brownstone Adventure Sports Park | Bruce Museum | Burr Pond State Park | By the Lake Lodge | Candlewood Lake Town Park | Captain Scott's Lobster Dock | Clam Castle | Connecticut Art Trail | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Escape 101 | Florence Griswold Museum | Ford's Lobsters | Hopkins Inn | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Indianfield Campgrounds | Interlaken Inn, Resort & Conference Center | Ireland's Great Hunger Museum | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lake McDonough | Lake Waramaug State Park | Lake Waramaug State Park Campground | Lake Williams Campground | Lake Wintergreen | Laurel Island Cottages | Lobster Landing | Lobster Shack | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Lyman Allyn Art Museum | Lyme Art Association | Mansfield Hollow State Park | Mattatuck Museum | Mystic Seaport Museum | Mystified Escape Rooms | Odetah Camping Resort | Oxoboxo Lake Cottage | Oyster Club | Prime Climb Mountain Fun | Pursue the Clues | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Squantz Pond State Park | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Glass House | The Place | Town of Simsbury | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wangumbaug Lake | Wilderness Lake Campground & RV Resort | Yale Center for British Art

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.

Audience: Consumer

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

Lavender Field

Summer lovin’.

Overview: From rose gardens to lavender farms to sunflower fields, here are a few places in Connecticut where you can see summer at its most colorful.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-06-13

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Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Bruce Museum | City of Hartford | City of New London | City of Norwalk | Connecticut College Arboretum | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Cricket Hill Garden | Dinosaur State Park | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Florence Griswold Museum | Fort Hill Farms | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Jones Family Farms | Lady Katharine Cruises - Haddam | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lavender Pond Farm | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Lyme Art Association | Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | New Britain Museum of American Art | New England Air Museum | New England Carousel Museum | Ocean Beach Park | Pachaug State Forest | Palmer Arboretum | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Southwind Farms | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Barnum Museum | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Glass House | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of North Branford | Town of North Haven | Town of Roxbury | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Westport Museum for History & Culture | Wickham Park | William Benton Museum of Art | Yale Center for British Art | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Fishing by Cornwall Bridge

Fall Adventures: The Many Colors of Connecticut

Overview: Discover beautiful covered bridges, ride a chocolate-lover’s train, thrill to Halloween happenings or laugh at playful puppets … Our fall is filled with seasonal surprises.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-10-11

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Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford | Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry | Bruce Museum | Captain Daniel Packer Inne | Captain Grant's, 1754 | Cedar Hill Cemetery | City of Bristol | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of New London | Comstock Covered Bridge | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Downtown Cabaret Theatre | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Goodspeed Musicals - The Terris Theatre | Grace Farms | Grove Street Cemetery | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Hartford Stage | Ivoryton Playhouse | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Litchfield Inn | Little Theatre of Manchester at Cheney Hall | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Long Wharf Theatre | Manor House Inn | Milford Historical Society | Mystic Seaport Museum | Nathan Hale Homestead | New England Motorcycle Museum | New Haven Crypt at First Church of Christ | Palace Theater | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Sachem Farmhouse B&B | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Shubert Theatre | Sleeping Giant State Park | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | Tarrywile Park & Mansion | The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Vanilla Bean Café | Thorncrest Farm, LLC & Milk House Chocolates | Town of Lebanon | Town of Putnam | Town of South Windsor | Town of Stratford | Town of Wallingford | Warner Theatre | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | Westport Country Playhouse | Yale Repertory Theatre

Mark Twain House & Museum

HAUNTED HIJINKS

Overview: Ghosts, witches, graveyards … Take a look at Halloween happenings all around Connecticut—if you dare!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-10-18

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Featuring: Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford | City of Bristol | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Cross Sound Ferry Lighthouse Cruise | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Flamig Farm | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Mystic Seaport Museum | Olde Mistick Village | Ray of Light Farm | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of East Hampton | Town of Kent | Town of Mystic | Town of Wallingford | Town of West Hartford | Town of Wethersfield

Picking a Christmas Tree

Share the Joys of The Holidays

Overview: Pining for a special way to find that perfect Christmas tree? These farms add extra treats to your happy hunting: from wagon rides to hot chocolate!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-12-04

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Featuring: Allen Hill Farm | AmericInn by Wyndham Griswold | Angevine Farm | Averill Farm | Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden | Bethlehem Vineyard & Winery, LLC | Blue Back Square | Boardman House Inn | Broken Arrow Nursery | Castle Hill Farm | Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree Farm | City of Torrington | Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Cornwall Bridge Pottery | Courtyard by Marriott - Shelton | Crystal Mall | Danbury Fair | Daniel Rust House | Downtown Cabaret Theatre | Dzen Tree Farm | Enfield Square Mall | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Evergreen Acres Tree Farm | Fairview Tree Farm | Falls Village Inn | Fire at the Ridge | Florence Griswold Museum | Goodspeed Musicals - The Terris Theatre | Goodwin Park | Hampton Inn & Suites Mystic | Hampton Inn Danbury | Hartikka Tree Farm | Hickory Ridge Tree Farm | Hilton Garden Inn Glastonbury | Holiday Farm | Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann Restaurant | Hopkins Inn | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Inn at Middletown | Jones Family Farms | Joseph's Tree Farm | La Quinta Inn & Suites - New Haven | Libby's Italian Pastry Shop | Lighthouse Point Park | Litchfield Inn | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Maple Hollow Christmas Tree Farm | Maple Lane Farms | Maple Row Farm | Meriden Square Mall | Miller Tree Farm | Moodus BBQ | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | New Haven Green | Olde Mistick Village | Oyster Club | Pattaconk 1850 Bar & Grille | Paul & Eddy's Pizza | Pinchbeck's Tree Farm | Plan B Burger Bar (Glastonbury) | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Rose's Berry Farm | Rowanwood Farm | Shubert Theatre | Staehly Tree Farm & Winery | Stamford Town Center | Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods | Tavern on 66 | The Marketplace at the Guilford Food Center | 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 Vanilla Bean Café | The Village Restaurant | The Windemere B&B | Thompson Chocolate | Towill's Christmas Tree Farm | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Greenwich | Town of South Windsor | Town of Washington | Two Roads Brewing Company | Uncle Frank's Christmas Tree Farm | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | West Cornwall Covered Bridge | Westbrook Outlets | Westfarms | White Horse Country Pub | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | Winterberry Farm

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 | Litchfield Inn | 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 Mark Twain House & Museum | The Whaler's Inn | West Cornwall Covered Bridge | l'escale

A Safe & Spooky Halloween

A Safe & Spooky Halloween

Overview: Halloween may look different this year, but we can still get into the spooky spirit, safely! All month long, Connecticut towns are offering safety friendly experiences unlike any from years past. From drive-thru musicals and pumpkin mini golf, to tours that’ll give you goosebumps, here’s how to enjoy tricks and treats in 2020.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2020-10-08

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Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford | Angevine Farm | Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard | Blue Jay Orchards | Bruce Museum | Captain Daniel Packer Inne | Captain Grant's, 1754 | Castle Hill Farm | Cedar Hill Cemetery | City of Bristol | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of New London | City of Norwalk | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Fairview Tree Farm | Flamig Farm | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Grove Street Cemetery | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Litchfield Inn | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Lyman Orchards | Mattatuck Museum | Milford Historical Society | Mystic Seaport Museum | Nathan Hale Homestead | Norwalk Historical Society | Ray of Light Farm | Rogers Orchards Shuttle Meadow Farm | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Shubert Theatre | Silverman's Farm | Sleeping Giant State Park | Sonny's Place | Tarrywile Park & Mansion | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Pickin Patch at Woodford Farm | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of East Hampton | Town of Essex | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Litchfield | Town of New Milford | Town of Putnam | Town of Seymour | Town of Wallingford | Town of West Hartford | Town of Wethersfield | Town of Woodbury | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | Whittle's Willow Spring Farm | Windham Textile and History Museum


Recent Press

Best Budget Destinations in America 2018, Part I: The Northeast

Budget Travel

Online article from Budget Travel highlighting things to do and see in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Published Date: 2018-04-09

Featuring: Center for Contemporary Printmaking | City of Norwalk | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | SoNo Switch Tower Museum | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Where to Go for a Budget-Friendly Summer Vacation in All 50 States

Cheapism

Online article from Cheapism highlighting things to do in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Published Date: 2018-05-11

Featuring: City of Norwalk | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Seasonal Experiences Set to Wow Connecticut Visitors This Autumn

The Fox Magazine

Online article highlighting experiences for autumn visitors to Connecticut.

Published Date: 2018-11-02

Featuring: Argia Mystic Cruises | B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill | Blue Ox Axe Throwing - Wallingford | Connecticut Audubon Society Deer Pond Farm | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Connecticut Wine Trail | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Grace Farms | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | New England Cider Company | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Spoke + Spy Ciderworks | The Mark Twain House & Museum | Town of East Haddam | Town of New Canaan | Town of New Milford | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Putnam

Why you should visit these 9 New England mansions this holiday season

Boston.com

Online article on New England's holiday mansions.

Published Date: 2018-11-09

Featuring: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864)

Tell Me Something Good: Holiday Activities

WRCH Lite 100.5

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

Published Date: 2018-12-18

Featuring: Florence Griswold Museum | Hill-Stead Museum | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: CT-Made Movies/Academy Awards

WRCH Lite 100.5

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

Published Date: 2019-02-19

Featuring: Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Mystic Pizza | Yale University Visitor Center

Norwalk's Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum joins 15th annual CT Open House Day event

The Advocate Online, Connecticut Post Online, Darien News - Online, Greater New Milford Spectrum, Greenwich Time Online, The Hour Online, The Middletown Press Online, New Canaan News Online, News-Times Online, Westport News Online

Online article appearing on multiple news sites, highlighting the Lockwood-Mathews Manision's participation in the upcoming Connecticut Open House Day.

Published Date: 2019-05-24

Featuring: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864)

50 things to do this weekend, June 7, 8 and 9

Connecticut Post Online, Fairfield Citizen Online, Greater New Milford Spectrum, Greenwich Time Online, Middletown Press Online, New Canaan News Online, New-Times Online, Register Citizen Online, Westport News Online

Online article highlighting things to do during the Weekend of June 7-9.

Published Date: 2019-06-06

Featuring: Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Something New: Lectures and lessons

Milford Mirror Online

Online article highlighting lectures.

Published Date: 2019-06-06

Featuring: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Osborne Homestead Museum

50 things to do this weekend, June 7, 8 and 9

The Advocate, Darien News - Online, New Haven Register Online

Online article highlighting things to do and places to see during the June 7-9.

Published Date: 2019-06-07

Featuring: Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

50 things to do this weekend, June 7, 8 and 9

New Canaan News Online

Online articles highlighting places to visit around Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-06-09

Featuring: Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Nearby Get­away Es­capes for Sum­mer­time Fun

The Hudson Independent

Online article highlighting attractions to visit in Connecticut for summer time fun.

Published Date: 2019-07-20

Featuring: City of Groton | City of Norwalk | Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | Olde Mistick Village | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of Mystic

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: Halloween Fun

WRCH Lite 100.5

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

Published Date: 2019-10-22

Featuring: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Mystic Seaport Museum | Ray of Light Farm | Ski Sundown | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | The Mark Twain House & Museum | Town of Somers | Town of Stratford

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: Historic Homes for the Holidays

WRCH Lite 100.5

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

Published Date: 2019-12-10

Featuring: ANTIQ'S LLC | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Deacon John Graves House (c.1685) | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Osborne Homestead Museum | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

Safely celebrating the holiday season in Connecticut

Hartford Courant Community

Online article highlighting safe ways to celebrate the holiday season.

Published Date: 2020-12-04

Featuring: Cava Restaurant | City of New London | City of Torrington | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Delamar West Hartford | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Florence Griswold Museum | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Goodwin Park | Hartford Stage | Hill-Stead Museum | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Lighthouse Point Park | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Millwright's Restaurant | Music Theatre of Connecticut | Mystic Seaport Museum | Olde Mistick Village | Palace Theater | SoNo Collection | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | The Whaler's Inn | Town of Greenwich | Town of West Hartford | Toyota Oakdale Theatre | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | West Street Grill