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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
8 Winter Experiences You Just Can't Have in the City
For some city dwellers, winter may be the least popular season, but in Connecticut, we’ll show you why it’s our favorite. From tubing, skiing and even searching for the perfect Christmas tree, this short bucket list is packed with everything you need for outdoor adventures and indoor fun from December to March.
Featuring: Bantam Lake | Flanders Nature Center/Land Trust | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Gay City State Park | Hydeville Sugar Shack | Lamothe's Sugar House | Miller Tree Farm | Millwright's Restaurant | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mount Southington Ski Area | Oyster Club | Pell Farm | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Project Oceanology | Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood | River's Edge Sugar House | RiverQuest | Rose's Berry Farm | Sedona Taphouse | Ski Sundown | Sleeping Giant State Park | The Charcoal Chef | Union League Café | White Horse Country Pub | White Memorial Foundation | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center | Windswept Tree Farm
25 Summer Day Trip Ideas in Connecticut
Meet the CT Ambassadors! 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 article is from MommyPoppins.com.
Every summer weekend is an opportunity to create a mini family vacation, as easily as jumping in the car. Our friends at Mommy Poppins, a fantastic resource for families in Connecticut and beyond, make it even more compelling with a list of 25 events and attractions for some seriously awesome summer adventures. They’re grouped by area, so you can easily create your own itinerary.
Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | City of Milford | City of Norwalk | Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Dinosaur State Park | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Jones Family Farms | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Pizza | Mystic Seaport Museum | New England Carousel Museum | Ocean Beach Park | Project Oceanology | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Southwind Farms | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Only Game in Town | Town of Goshen
35 Things to Do in Connecticut this April
Looking for something to do in Connecticut in April? 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 April.
Featuring: Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Aer Blarney Balloons, LLC | Backyard Adventure UTV Tours | Berkshire Balloons | Blazing Fresh Donuts | City Climb Gym | City of Milford | City of New Haven | Delamar Spa West Hartford | Farmington Canal Linear Park | Farmington Valley Arts Center | Flying Connie Fishing Charters | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Greater Middletown Military Museum | Half Full Brewery | Halfinger Farms | Inn at Stonington | Institute for American Indian Studies | Madison Beach Hotel | Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun | Middlebank II | Mystic Seaport Museum | Neil's Donuts | New England Carousel Museum | New England Motorcycle Museum | NewSylum Brewing | Newtown Salt Spa | North Coast Charters | Osprey Sport Fishing | Phantom Brewing Company | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Prime Climb Mountain Fun | Project Oceanology | Rock Climb Fairfield | Salt Cave of Darien | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Smash Avenue | Soulshine Salt Cavern | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stone Age Rock Gym | The Connecticut Pizza Trail | The Essex Public Market & Food Hall | The Spa at Litchfield Hills | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Vault Virtual Reality | Town of Avon | Town of Chester | Town of Madison | Town of Simsbury | Town of Thomaston | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westbrook | Vintage Hi Fi Museum | Washington Art Association & Gallery | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | Wesleyan Potters
Coastal Eastern Connecticut
Coastal Eastern Connecticut brings you must-visit state icons, stunning waterfront escapes, idyllic cruises and more. Below, discover a few of Eastern Connecticut's coastal towns and ways to make the most of your visit.
Featuring: 33 Golden | Abbott's Lobster in the Rough | Argia Mystic Cruises | Beer'd Brewing Company - The Mill (Stonington) | Berry's Ice Cream & Candy Bar | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Bluff Point Coastal Reserve | Breakwater | Captain Scott's Lobster Dock | Captain Seth Sportfishing Fleet | Carolyn Ann | Chester's Barbecue | City of Groton | City of New London | Cooley Gallery | Cross Sound Ferry Lighthouse Cruise | Custom House Maritime Museum | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Downeast Lighthouse Cruises | Eastern Point Beach | Esker Point Beach | Florence Griswold Museum | Fort Trumbull State Park | Good Company II | Greens Harbor Beach | Hallmark Drive-In | Hangry Goose | Hideaway Restaurant | Historic Mystic Harbor Tours | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Inn at Mystic | Inn at Ocean Avenue | Kokomo's Restaurant & Beach Club | Lauren `B' | Lyman Allyn Art Museum | Marlintini | Marsh and Bay Expeditions | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Boat Adventures LLC | Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream | Mystic Marriott Hotel | Mystic Museum of Art | Mystic Pizza | Mystic Seaport Museum | Mystic Whaler Cruises | New England Science & Sailing | Ocean Beach Park | Old Lighthouse Museum | Old Lyme Inn | Olde Mistick Village | On the Waterfront | Orchard Street Inn | Osprey Sport Fishing | Outer Light Brewing Company | Paddle Mystic-Mystic River Adventure Company | Project Oceanology | Red 36 | Reelin | Rum Runner | S&P Oyster Co. | Saltwater Farm Vineyard | Schooner Brilliant at Mystic Seaport | Sea Swirl of Mystic | Shennecossett Golf Course | Sift Bake Shop | Sound View Beach | Stonington Borough | Stonington Vineyards | Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds | Thames River Heritage Park & Water Taxi | The Chocolate Shell | The Fisherman Restaurant at Groton Long Point | The Velvet Mill | The Whaler's Inn | Town of Mystic | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Stonington | Tox Brewing Company | Wall to Wall: The New London Mural Walk | Water Street Cafe | White Sands Beach
A Dozen Ways to Get Out on the Water
Historic ships, sunset cruises, charters, sailing or kayaking – Connecticut's Mystic Country offers almost as many boating adventures as it has waterways.
Featuring: Argia Mystic Cruises | Breck Marshall at Mystic Seaport | Cross Sound Ferry Lighthouse Cruise | Custom House Maritime Museum | Historic Mystic Harbor Tours | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Mystic Seaport Museum | Mystic Whaler Cruises | New England Science & Sailing | Paddle Mystic-Mystic River Adventure Company | Project Oceanology | Schooner Brilliant at Mystic Seaport | The Last Green Valley
Ready, Set, Summer!
Overview: Summer is almost officially here in Connecticut, and from the shoreline to the hills, you’ll find so many ways to travel less and experience more this June. For starters, check out our list of popular beaches on Long Island Sound. Then, scroll down for Father’s Day ideas and more!
Featuring: Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Bull & Swine | Calf Pasture & Shady Beach | Chester's Barbecue | Chief | Clinton Town Beach | Compo Beach | Cross Sound Ferry | Custom House Maritime Museum | Downeast Lighthouse Cruises | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Esker Point Beach | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Harvey's Beach | Hoo Doo Brown Barbeque | Island Beach | Lady Katharine Cruises - Haddam | Lighthouse Point Park | Little Mark's Big BBQ | Moodus BBQ | Morse Beach | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic River Historical Society | New England Air Museum | New Haven Green | New London Historic Waterfront District | Niantic Bay Beach | Ocean Beach Park | Old Mill Beach | Project Oceanology | R/V "Spirit of the Sound" | Rocky Neck State Park | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Sherwood Island State Park | Silver Sands State Park | The Cookhouse | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Stand | Town of Fairfield | Town of Stonington | Town of Stratford | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Walrus + Carpenter | West Beach | When Pigs Fly Southern BBQ | White Sands Beach | Winvian Farm | duBois Beach
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.
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
Destination New England: Fun places to go this winter
Online article highlighting fun places to go this winter.
Published Date: 2022-02-11
Featuring: Connecticut Air & Space Museum | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mohawk State Forest | Mount Southington Ski Area | New England Air Museum | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Project Oceanology | Simsbury Historical Society | Ski Sundown | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center
Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: Wildlife Activities
WRCH-FM, WRCH-FM Online
Weekly radio and online spot highlighting things to do and see in Connecticut.
Published Date: 2022-03-01
Featuring: Connecticut River Museum | Project Oceanology | RiverQuest | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of Southbury