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Thrill-seekers find many ways to zip, slip, slide and glide.
Featuring: Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park | EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center | Escape 101 | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Mystified Escape Rooms | Prime Climb Mountain Fun | Pursue the Clues | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village
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 New London | City of Norwalk | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | 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 Air Museum | New England Carousel Museum | Ocean Beach Park | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Southwind Farms | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Barnum Museum | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of North Branford | Town of North Haven | Town of Roxbury | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Planning a vacation or just a day out with the family can be made ten times more difficult if you’ve got a teenager to please. Whether they’re tweens growing out of kid’s stuff or full-blown teenagers with a driver’s license and an attitude, we asked a few of them to share some pain-free experiences that can help make any outing more fun for the whole family.
Featuring: Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park | Copper Creek Mini Golf at Nature's Art Village | Escape New Haven | Farmington River Tubing | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Mystified Escape Rooms | Nomads Adventure Quest | PEZ Visitor Center | Pursue the Clues | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Sugar Factory American Brasserie | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | The Connecticut Pizza Trail | The Spa at Norwich Inn | Town of Bethel
American workers are not taking enough vacation time. According to a study by Project Time Off, 52% of Americans left vacation days unused in 2017, adding up to 705 million vacation days untaken. Worst of all, less than half of the vacation time taken—just eight days—was used to travel. Equally surprising is that 9 in 10 Americans say they have not seen enough of their own country. It’s time to put a stop to this. And we’re going to start right here in Connecticut!
Featuring: Fields of Fire Adventure Park | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Milkcraft - Fairfield | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Shoreline Segway | Sunset Meadow Vineyards
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 | Bear Creek Campground at Lake Compounce | 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 Theme Park | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods | Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park | Town of Fairfield | Town of New Milford | UConn Dairy Bar | University of Connecticut Animal Barns Self-Guided Tours | Westbrook Outlets | White Flower Farm | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | l'escale
These days, traveling for work doesn't need to be "all-business." From top-rated destinations to award-winning theaters to museums and music venues, there's lots more to do in the Nutmeg State once the working day is done.
Featuring: 116 Crown | Bin 228 | Blind Pig Pizza Company | Bobby Flay's Bar Americain | Brewport | Captain's Cove Seaport | City of Stamford | Connecticut Convention Center | David Burke Prime Steakhouse | Fifth State Distillery | Firebox Restaurant | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Front Street District | Hard Rock Cafe at Foxwoods | Heritage Hotel | Infinity Bistro (Norfolk) | Jasper White's Summer Shack | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lime Rock Park | Local Kitchen & Beer Bar | Long Wharf Theatre | Louis' Lunch | Michael Jordan's Steak House | Mohegan Sun | Ordinary | Peppercorn's Grill | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Real Art Ways | Shubert Theatre | SoNo Nightlife | Ted's Montana Grill (Hartford) | The Polytechnic On20 Club | The Scorpion Bar | Toad's Place | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | XL Center | Yale University Visitor Center | ZINC Restaurant
Overview: Summer is the perfect time of year to enjoy great dining with a side of fresh air. From oceanfront to riverside, cozy hideaways to crowd pleasers, we’ve got the inside track on the most interesting places for outside dining in Connecticut.
Featuring: Abbott's Lobster in the Rough | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Bricco Trattoria | Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park | Cafemantic | Copper Creek Mini Golf at Nature's Art Village | EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center | Fields of Fire Adventure Park | Fox Hopyard Golf Club | Gillette Ridge Golf Club | Good News Restaurant & Bar | Great River Golf Club | Harry's Place | Keney Park Golf Course | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lake of Isles Golf Course | Longshore Park | Matterhorn Mini Golf | Mohegan Sun Golf Club | Nomads Adventure Quest | Nomads Outdoor Adventure | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | R&B Sports World | River - A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar | S&P Oyster Co. | Saybrook Point Miniature Golf | SportsCenter of Connecticut | The Blue Oar | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Only Game in Town | The Place | Vito's By the Water | Wintonbury Hills Golf Course
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!
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 Exploration & Discovery 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 Leadership Sports & Adventure Center | 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