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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

Alpaca at Southwind Farms

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

Tiger at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

7 Wild Encounters in Connecticut

We've got places in Connecticut where you can interact with animals of every order.

Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Burgis Brook Alpacas | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Pomfret | Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Creamery Brook Bison | Flamig Farm | Fort Hill Farms | Karabin Farms | Mystic Aquarium | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Maple Sugaring Activities in Connecticut

Maple Sugaring Activities in Connecticut

End of February and throughout March is the maple sugar season in Connecticut! Cold nights and warm, sunny days are necessary to provide good sap yields. Local sugar makers and their many loyal customers eagerly await this annual rite of spring. Visit a local sugarhouse or attend a maple sugar festival to see firsthand how maple syrup is produced!

Featuring: Ambler Farm | Flanders Nature Center/Land Trust | New Canaan Nature Center | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stanley-Whitman House

Butterfly on flower

8 Spring Flings to Get You Out of the City

When the snow and ice finally thaw and things start to turn green again, that’s the perfect time to take a trip outside the city and experience springtime in Connecticut. Late March through mid-June, everything from flowers and fishing to farm animals and food trucks re-emerges from hibernation, ready to be experienced. Got a springtime fling we haven’t mentioned? Let us know @CTvisit.

Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Belknap Preserve | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Brignole Vineyards | Chamard Vineyards | City of Bridgeport | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Audubon Society Deer Pond Farm | Connecticut College Arboretum | Connecticut Wine Trail | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Earthplace, The Nature Discovery & Environmental Learning Center | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Flamig Farm | Gillette Castle State Park | Haight-Brown Vineyard | Hill-Stead Museum | Housatonic Anglers | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Lavender Pond Farm | McLean Game Refuge | Middlebank II | Mine Hill Preserve/Roxbury Land Trust | Mountain Meadow Outfitters and Charters | Mystic Aquarium | Pachaug State Forest | Rum Runner | Scoot & Paddle | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Taylor Brooke Winery | Town of Fairfield | University of Connecticut Animal Barns Self-Guided Tours | Westmoor Park

To Have and To Hold

To Have and to Hold – Dream Wedding Spots in Connecticut

Once you’ve found “the one,” now it’s time to find the one perfect spot to celebrate. From engagement spots to bachelorette party locations to wedding venues that also welcome overnight guests (and offer local recommendations to keep them entertained), Connecticut has destinations that will make a memorable day for you, your wedding party and even your Instagram followers. Check out a few of our favorites here.

Featuring: BAR | Black-Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar | Chamard Vineyards | Cue & Brew | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Gillette Castle State Park | Haight-Brown Vineyard | Hill-Stead Museum | Hopkins Vineyard | Inn at Mystic | Interlaken Inn, Resort & Conference Center | Jonathan Edwards Winery | Lady Katharine Cruises - Haddam | Lighthouse Point Park | Madison Beach Hotel | Mohegan Sun | Mystic Aquarium | Ocean Beach Park | Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge | Onyx Spirits Company LLC | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Spa at Delamar Southport | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Spot | West Cornwall Covered Bridge | White Memorial Foundation | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Free for Our Military Families: Connecticut’s Blue Star Museums

Connecticut is proud to support Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. Each summer since 2010, Blue Star Museums have offered free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

See below for a list of Connecticut museums participating this summer.

Featuring: American Museum of Tort Law | Avery-Copp House | Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum | Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden | Bruce Museum | Butler-McCook House & Garden | Canton Historical Museum | Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library | Danbury Museum | Ebenezer Avery House | Eric Sloane Museum and Kent Furnace | EverWonder Children's Museum | Fairfield Museum & History Center | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Hempsted Houses | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Hill-Stead Museum | Hyland House Museum (1713) | Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center | Institute for American Indian Studies | Kidcity Children's Museum | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Leffingwell House Museum | Lyman Allyn Art Museum | Mattatuck Museum | Museum of Connecticut History | Nathan Hale Homestead | New Britain Museum of American Art | New Britain Youth Museum | New England Carousel Museum | New England Civil War Museum | Phelps-Hatheway House | Prudence Crandall Museum | Roseland Cottage Museum | Slater Memorial Museum | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stanley-Whitman House | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Mark Twain House & Museum | Tolland Historical Society | Town of East Granby | Town of Scotland | Town of Simsbury | Town of Southington | Vintage Hi Fi Museum | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | William Benton Museum of Art | Wilton Historical Society | Yale University Art Gallery

Locals Love Stamford

Locals Love: Stamford

There’s nothing like discovering something unexpected. For our “Locals Love” town series, we put the spotlight on Stamford, asking a handful of locals about the best things to do, eat and see in their city. From cocktails with a view to a carousel ride in the park, to a treasure hunt through an antiques wonderland, they gave us great recommendations. So, if you want to experience Stamford like a local, start with the suggestions below. Then visit Stamford Downtown for even more ideas.

Featuring: Amtrak | Avon Theatre Film Center | Capriccio | Cask Republic Stamford | City of Stamford | Coalhouse Pizza | Courtyard by Marriott Stamford Downtown | Franklin Street Works | Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center - Stamford | Lorca | Mianus River State Park | Mill River Park & Greenway | SoundWaters | Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Teff Stamford | The Lloyd | The Lloyd | The Stamford Hotel

Easter bunny and children

Easter Bunny Visits & Springtime Fun

The Easter Bunny is visiting Connecticut this spring! Be on the lookout for the Easter Bunny at many Easter-themed and bunny-inspired events throughout the state. Enjoy fun and glorious springtime activities to celebrate the arrival of the new season. Plan a delightful outing and step out with your young ones, your special someone or your friends. It’s time to get hopping!

Featuring: Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | EverWonder Children's Museum | Kensington's at The Spa at Norwich Inn | Lyman Orchards | Millwright's Restaurant | New Canaan Nature Center | New England Air Museum | Ray of Light Farm | Roaring Brook Nature Center | S&P Oyster Co. | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | Town of Woodbury | Water's Edge Resort & Spa

Follow the Clues

Follow the Clues - Scavenger Hunts in Connecticut

You can find special event scavenger hunts year round in Connecticut—some are tied to events and celebrations, others are just a unique way to discover a museum or attraction. They’re also perfect for school groups and a great team-building idea for businesses and organizations. Best of all, it’s a fun way to experience some of Connecticut’s best hidden treasures.

Featuring: Adventure Rooms | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Escape 101 | Escape New Haven | Forbidden Escape | Hill-Stead Museum | Mission Escape Games | Museum of Connecticut History | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | Mystified Escape Rooms | Panic Room | Pursue the Clues | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Team vs Time - Premier Room Escape | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | Wigwam Escape | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Connecticut Science Museum

Accessible Connecticut - Welcoming to All Abilities

Connecticut is filled with things to discover, from natural places to explore to cultural treasures to enjoy. And it’s important to our state that as many as possible of our hotels, attractions and experiences are open to as many visitors as possible. That’s why we’re working to reduce barriers and create new experiences designed to welcome visitors with disabilities, their families and friends.

Featuring: American Legion State Forest | Black Rock State Park | Bruce Museum | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Earthplace, The Nature Discovery & Environmental Learning Center | EverWonder Children's Museum | Greenwich Audubon Center | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Hartford Stage | Housatonic Meadows State Park | Kettletown State Park | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lake Waramaug State Park | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | New England Air Museum | New England Science & Sailing | Rocky Neck State Park | Ski Sundown | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Discovery Museum & Planetarium | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Ridgefield | Yale Repertory Theatre

Adventure Parks

38 Things to do in Connecticut this October

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

Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Antique & Artisan Gallery | Antiques Marketplace | Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard | Belltown Hill Orchards | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Burr Pond State Park | Chowda Trail | City of Hartford | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Pomfret | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Creamery Brook Bison | Dinosaur State Park | Edwin C. Ahlberg Antiques | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Escape New Haven | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hopkins Vineyard | Keeler Tavern Museum (c.1713) | Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk at Riverfront | Lyman Orchards | Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace | Mind Factory Escape Games | Mission Escape Games | Mystic Seaport Museum | Mystified Escape Rooms | New England Cider Company | Old Saybrook Antiques Center | PEZ Visitor Center | Pleasant Valley Drive-In | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Rogers Orchards Shuttle Meadow Farm | Roseland Cottage Museum | Rowanwood Farm | Salt Cave of Darien | Sleeping Giant State Park | Southington Drive-In | Spring Hill Vineyards | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Strawberry Park Resort | Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds | Tapping Reeve House & Law School | Taste of New Haven Tours | The Connecticut Pizza Trail | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Wallingford Victorian Inn | Town of Cornwall | Town of Litchfield | Town of Wethersfield | Wall to Wall: The New London Mural Walk | Wolf's Den Family Campground | Yankee Cider Barn at Staehly Farms

Spa at Norwich Inn

Great Ways to Use Your Vacation Days

No time to take time off? If you’re one of the 41% of Americans who didn’t take a single vacation day in 2016, you’re not alone. Half of working Americans don't use all their paid-time off. No doubt, you’re busy. But if your job pays you for days off, why not use them — and use them well? Take a short jaunt to Connecticut for these physically and mentally refreshing ways to make the most of your days off. 

Featuring: Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum | Bruce Museum | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Downtown Essex | Lyme Art Association | Mystic Seaport Museum | New Britain Museum of American Art | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds | Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Glass House | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Vanilla Bean Café | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Westbrook Outlets | White Flower Farm | Yale Center for British Art

Maple Syrup Farms

A Sweet Day Out – Maple Syrup Farms in Connecticut

Did you know that the "maple syrup" served with your pancakes in a lot of breakfast spots may be anything but? When it comes to real maple syrup, real New Englanders accept no substitute. Taste the difference for yourself with a winter visit to Connecticut’s maple farms and sugar houses. But hurry! The season here is relatively short, from early February until late March, as it requires the perfect combination of freezing nighttime temperatures and days that are warm and sunny. Want to sample some Connecticut syrup for yourself, or better yet, catch the process in action? This March, check out one of Connecticut’s busiest farms and sugar houses!

Featuring: Bats of Bedlam Maple Farm | Flanders Nature Center/Land Trust | Hydeville Sugar Shack | Lamothe's Sugar House | Northwest Park & Nature Center | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Sweet Wind Farm Sugarhouse & Farm Stand | The Dudley Farm Museum

All Things Maple

All Things Maple

Maple season is a wonderful time in Connecticut! From early February to late March, you can find Connecticut maple farms hard at work tapping the state’s first agricultural product – and you can find all of Connecticut celebrating alongside them. From fun events, to syrup farms, to signature maple treats, Connecticut is marvelously maple. So, make it a maple day (or month) and check out these great ways to celebrate maple season in Connecticut.

Featuring: A.C. Petersen Farms | Ambler Farm | Bats of Bedlam Maple Farm | City of Bristol | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Craft 260 Beer Bar Bistro | Flanders Nature Center/Land Trust | Geronimo Bar & Grill | Gofer Ice Cream (Stamford) | Hungry Tiger Music Club & Cafe | Hydeville Sugar Shack | J House Greenwich | Lamothe's Sugar House | Litchfield Distillery | Mia's Prime Time Cafe | New Canaan Nature Center | Northwest Park & Nature Center | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stanley-Whitman House | The Corner Restaurant | The North House | The Sloppy Waffle | The Vanilla Bean Café | Town of Avon | Town of East Lyme | Town of Franklin | Town of New Milford | Town of Redding | Town of Salisbury | Town of Westport | Town of Woodbury

All Things Maple

All Things Maple

Maple season is a wonderful time in Connecticut! From early February to late March, you can find Connecticut maple farms hard at work tapping the state’s first agricultural product – and you can find all of Connecticut celebrating alongside them. From fun events, to syrup farms, to signature maple treats, Connecticut is marvelously maple. So, make it a maple day (or month) and check out these great ways to celebrate maple season in Connecticut.

Featuring: A.C. Petersen Farms | Ambler Farm | Bats of Bedlam Maple Farm | City of Bristol | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Craft 260 Beer Bar Bistro | Flanders Nature Center/Land Trust | Geronimo Bar & Grill | Gofer Ice Cream (Stamford) | Hungry Tiger Music Club & Cafe | Hydeville Sugar Shack | J House Greenwich | Lamothe's Sugar House | Litchfield Distillery | Mia's Prime Time Cafe | New Canaan Nature Center | Northwest Park & Nature Center | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stanley-Whitman House | The Corner Restaurant | The North House | The Sloppy Waffle | The Vanilla Bean Café | Town of Avon | Town of East Lyme | Town of Franklin | Town of New Milford | Town of Redding | Town of Salisbury | Town of Westport | Town of Woodbury

36 Things to do in Connecticut this October

36 Things to do in Connecticut this October

Looking for something to do in Connecticut in October? Even with all the COVID-19 safety restrictions, there is still so much to see and do! Whether you want something active or relaxing, cultural or nature-oriented, historic or trendy, Connecticut's got you covered. Here are some highlights for October.

Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Antique & Artisan Gallery | Antiques Marketplace | Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Burr Pond State Park | City of Danbury | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Pomfret | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Dinosaur State Park | Edwin C. Ahlberg Antiques | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Escape New Haven | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hopkins Inn | Keeler Tavern Museum (c.1713) | Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk at Riverfront | Lyman Orchards | Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace | Mission Escape Games | Mystified Escape Rooms | New England Cider Company | Old Saybrook Antiques Center | PEZ Visitor Center | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Rogers Orchards Shuttle Meadow Farm | Roseland Cottage Museum | Rowanwood Farm | Salt Cave of Darien | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Sleeping Giant State Park | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Strawberry Park Resort | Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds | Taste of New Haven Tours | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Wallingford Victorian Inn | Town of Cornwall | Town of Lebanon | Town of Litchfield | Town of Scotland | Wall to Wall: The New London Mural Walk | Wolf's Den Family Campground | Yankee Cider Barn at Staehly Farms

Fall Art Exhibits and Galleries

Fall Art Exhibits and Galleries

Every year, autumn’s changing leaves paint Connecticut’s beautiful scenery with warm colors. Why not celebrate the artistry of fall by visiting standout art exhibitions across the state? From interactive sculpture gardens, to immersive painting galleries, to unique media experiences, Connecticut is filled with spots to safely admire the arts. It’s time to find your fall inspiration!

Featuring: Bruce Museum | City of Groton | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Connecticut Art Trail | Florence Griswold Museum | Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk at Riverfront | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Lyme Art Association | Mystic Seaport Museum | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Glass House | William Benton Museum of Art | Yale Center for British Art

Cut or Pick Your Own Christmas Tree & More in Fairfield County!

Cut or Pick Your Own Christmas Tree & More in Fairfield County!

Exactly when does that joyful holiday spirit really kick in? That’s easy ­– when you bring home the Christmas tree! So why not make a memorable day of it by visiting a local tree farm and cutting your own? Find out which species provide the perfect color, branch strength, needle retention and aroma for your home. Each farm adds their own special touches – like cider and hot chocolate, hayrides and visits from Santa. So, bundle up, grab the kids and Rex (on a leash) and rev up the holidays at a Connecticut Christmas Tree Farm. 

Featuring: Bartaco - Westport | Brick + Wood | Connecticut Audubon Society - H. Smith Richardson Tree Farm | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Courtyard by Marriott - Shelton | Fairview Tree Farm | Jones Family Farms | Maple Row Farm | Sabia Tree Farm | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stamford Suites Hotel | 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

Maple Sugaring in Fairfield County

Maple Sugaring in Fairfield County

Maple syrup was cultivated by Native Americans in Connecticut as far back as the 1600s, becoming the New World’s first natural sweetener. Loyal maple syrup and maple sugar lovers eagerly await this annual rite of spring, when the still-freezing nights and warmer, sunny days towards the end of March create the ideal conditions for robust maple syrup yields. So if you want to enjoy the fruits of this year’s labors of sugary love (and are looking for some sweet family fun), plan a visit to Fairfield County’s maple sugar makers and learn firsthand how everybody’s favorite pancake topping is made!

Featuring: Ambler Farm | New Canaan Nature Center | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Town of Trumbull

35 Things to Do in Connecticut this April

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 | 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

Safe & Hope-filled: Easter 2021

Safe & Hope-filled: Easter 2021

Easter is a holiday of hope; spring has sprung and all things feel new. The holiday may look different this year, but we can still make it special – and let it inspire hope for brighter days ahead. From colorful egg hunts and drive-through events to exquisite brunch menus, we’ve gathered a few ways to safely celebrate Easter in 2021.

Featuring: 1741 Pub & Grill | Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Bella's Café | Castle Hill Chocolate | City of New London | City of Norwalk | City of Norwich | City of Stamford | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | EverWonder Children's Museum | Fascia's Chocolates | Le Rouge Handmade Chocolates by Aarti | Millwright's Restaurant | Munson's Chocolates | Mystic River Chocolate | New England Air Museum | Noteworthy Chocolates | Ray of Light Farm | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Chocolate Shell | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | Thompson Chocolate | Thorncrest Farm, LLC & Milk House Chocolates | Town of Fairfield | Town of West Hartford | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | White Horse Country Pub | Winvian Farm

Virtual Activities for At-Home Experiences

Virtual Activities for At-Home Experiences

Connecticut attractions, museums and entertainment venues have temporarily closed in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean you can’t visit—virtually.

Here are a few popular attractions across Connecticut that have created special online experiences or projects to entertain, teach and engage you while you stay safe at home.

Due to the rapidly evolving situation, we encourage you to check back frequently for updates and to verify offering details with individual properties.

Featuring: Artspace | Avon Theatre Film Center | Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library | Bradley Playhouse | Bruce Museum | Cafe Aura | City of Bristol | City of Danbury | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | Connecticut Art Trail | Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Eli Whitney Museum | Fairfield Museum & History Center | Fairfield Theatre Company | Fairfield University Art Museum | Fitstyle Walking Tours | Florence Griswold Museum | Glastonbury Planetarium | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Hartford Public Library | Hartford Stage | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center | Kehler Liddell Gallery | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lyman Allyn Art Museum | Lyme Art Association | Maritime Grille | Mattatuck Museum | Meigs Point Nature Center | Mohegan Sun | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | Mystified Escape Rooms | New England Air Museum | New England Carousel Museum | Niantic Children's Museum | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Norfolk Chamber Music Festival | Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine | PEZ Visitor Center | Palace Theater | Pequot Library | Playhouse on Park | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Roseland Cottage Museum | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Slater Memorial Museum | Stafford Motor Speedway | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Children's Museum | The Glass House | The Mark Twain House & Museum | TheaterWorks | Town of Ashford | Town of Guilford | Town of Hamden | Town of Orange | Town of Salisbury | Town of Stonington | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Town of Wethersfield | Town of Woodbridge | United States Coast Guard Academy | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wadsworth Mansion | Westport Country Playhouse | Westport Museum for History & Culture | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | William Benton Museum of Art | Wilton Historical Society | Windham Textile and History Museum | Woodcock Nature Center | Yale Center for British Art | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History | Yale University Art Gallery | Yale University Visitor Center

Coastal Western Connecticut

Coastal Western Connecticut

Coastal Western Connecticut offers everything from historic lighthouses and shoreline parks to upscale shopping and vibrant cities. Below, discover a few of Western Connecticut's coastal towns and ways to soak in the salt air.

Featuring: Avon Theatre Film Center | Bella Napoli Pizza | Bistro V | Black Duck Cafe | Bruce Museum | Byram Shore Park | Captain John's Tiki Tours | Cask Republic Stamford | City of Milford | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Compo Beach | Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center | Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Elm Street Diner | Fort Stamford | GrayBarns Inn | Great Captain's Island | Greenwich Audubon Center | Gulf Beach | Homestead Inn | Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk | Island Beach | Longshore Park | Match Burger Lobster | Milford Walking Tour | Mill River Park & Greenway | MoCA Westport | Music Theatre of Connecticut | OKO | Oak & Almond | Old Mill Beach | OnTheMarc | Pedego SoNo Electric Bikes | Prime Stamford | RPM Bar + Grill | Residence Inn by Marriott - Milford | Ripka's Beach Cafe | Scoot & Paddle | Sea Kayak Connecticut | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Sherwood Island State Park | Sign of the Whale | Silver Sands State Park | SoNo Nightlife | SoundWaters | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stanton House Inn | Terrain Garden Cafe | The Beer Garden at Shippan Landing | The Cone Zone | The Corner Restaurant | The Ginger Man | The Inn at Longshore | The Lloyd | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of Greenwich | Town of Westport | Walnut Beach | l'escale

running wild

Running Wild

Where to go when the kids just need to run wild? Luckily, there are many places in the state where you and the kids can head out into the woods and fields. For example, there are dozens of nature centers, but the following offer some special pleasures:

Featuring: Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Oak Grove Nature Center | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area | Stamford Museum & Nature Center


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St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Overview: This March, find celebrations for St. Patrick’s Day all around Connecticut, from parades to performances, festivals to 5ks.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-03-06

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Featuring: American Clock & Watch Museum | American Museum of Tort Law | Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry | Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum | Boothe Memorial Park & Museum | Bruce Museum | Christy's Irish Pub | City of Bridgeport | City of Bristol | City of Danbury | City of Hartford | City of Meriden | City of New Haven | City of New London | City of Norwich | City of Stamford | City of Torrington | Connecticut Air & Space Museum | Connecticut Art Trail | Connecticut Children's Museum | Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum | Connecticut Freedom Trail | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut State Museum of Natural History & Connecticut Archaeology Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Connecticut Women's Heritage Trail | Connecticut's Old State House | Custom House Maritime Museum | Danbury Railway Museum | Donahue's Madison Beach Grille | Donovan's | Duffy's Tavern | Eli Whitney Museum | Eric Sloane Museum and Kent Furnace | EverWonder Children's Museum | Florence Griswold Museum | Genius Museum at Nature's Art Village | Harp and Hound Pub | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Hill-Stead Museum | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Housatonic Museum of Art | Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center | Infinity Music Hall (Hartford) | Institute for American Indian Studies | Institute for American Indian Studies | Ireland's Great Hunger Museum | Ireland's Great Hunger Museum | Kidcity Children's Museum | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Knights of Columbus Museum | Lutz Children's Museum | Lyman Allyn Art Museum | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Mattatuck Museum | McKinnon's Irish Pub | McLadden's Irish Public House | Museum of Connecticut History | Mystic Seaport Museum | National Helicopter Museum, Inc. | New Britain Museum of American Art | New England Air Museum | New England Carousel Museum | New England Civil War Museum | New Haven Museum | Niantic Children's Museum | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Northwest Park & Nature Center | O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant | Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine | PEZ Visitor Center | Playwright Irish Pub & Restaurant | Prudence Crandall Museum | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Slater Memorial Museum | SoNo Switch Tower Museum | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stanley-Whitman House | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | Stony Creek Brewery | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Barnum Museum | The Children's Museum | The Discovery Museum & Planetarium | The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Public House | Town of Colchester | Town of East Lyme | Town of Essex | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of Hebron | Town of Mystic | Town of Plainville | Town of Plymouth | Town of Putnam | Town of Southington | Vaughan's Public House | Vintage Hi Fi Museum | Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of Connecticut | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Welles-Shipman-Ward House (c.1755) | White Horse Country Pub | William Benton Museum of Art | Windham Textile and History Museum | Yale Center for British Art | Yale Collection of Musical Instruments | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History | Yale University Art Gallery

Easter Egg hunts

On the hunt

Overview: Easter arrives A​pril 21, but Connecticut has lots of places to find the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs before the big day!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-04-05

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Featuring: 23.Sportcafe | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Chelsea Piers Connecticut | City Steam Brewery Cafe | City of Bridgeport | City of Bristol | City of New Haven | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Danbury Railway Museum | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | East Side Restaurant | EverWonder Children's Museum | First and Last Tavern (Hartford) | Flight Fit N Fun | Hank's Dairy Bar | Hartford Yard Goats | Hill-Stead Museum | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Junior's | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Manor House Inn | Mortensen Dairy Ice Cream Shops | New Britain Bees | Olympia Diner | R&B Sports World | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Sea Unicorns | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Sonny's Place | SportsCenter of Connecticut | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Last Green Valley | The Only Game in Town | These Guys Brewing Company | Town of Enfield | Town of Essex | Town of Fairfield | Town of Southbury | Town of Tolland | Town of Vernon | Town of Windsor | Vaughan's Public House | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wadsworth Mansion

In Full Bloom

In full bloom

Overview: Spring in Connecticut is in full force, with gardens, fields and farms bursting with new life! Here are a few places to take in the season at its most colorful.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-05-15

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Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Belknap Preserve | Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Brignole Vineyards | Buttermilk Lane Farm | Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream | Chamard Vineyards | City of Bridgeport | City of New Britain | City of New Haven | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Audubon Society Deer Pond Farm | Connecticut College Arboretum | Connecticut Wine Trail | Cricket Hill Garden | Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Delamar Southport | Denison Homestead Museum - Pequotsepos Manor (1717) | Earthplace, The Nature Discovery & Environmental Learning Center | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Flamig Farm | Florence Griswold Museum | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | G Spa at Foxwoods | Gilbertie's Herb Gardens | Gillette Castle State Park | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Harkness Memorial State Park | Hill-Stead Museum | Hollister House Garden | Housatonic Anglers | Housatonic Museum of Art | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Lavender Pond Farm | Little Pub Fairfield | Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun | Mayflower Inn & Spa | McLean Game Refuge | Meigs Point Nature Center | Middlebank II | Mine Hill Preserve/Roxbury Land Trust | Mountain Meadow Outfitters and Charters | Mystic Aquarium | Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge | Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale | Osborne Homestead Museum | Palmer Arboretum | Roseland Cottage Museum | Rum Runner | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Scoot & Paddle | Seaside Park | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Taylor Brooke Winery | The Spa at Norwich Inn | Town of Fairfield | Town of New Canaan | Town of Ridgefield | University of Connecticut Animal Barns Self-Guided Tours | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | Weir Farm National Historic Site | Westmoor Park | White Flower Farm | Wickham Park | Winvian Farm | Yale Marsh Botanical Garden

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

Baloon and barn

Find Fun This March

Overview: Looking for something fun to do in March? Whether you want something active, relaxing, cultural, nature-oriented or romantic, we have you covered. Check out these great ideas to make the most of your month!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2020-03-05

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Featuring: A.C. Petersen Farms | Aer Blarney Balloons, LLC | Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center | Audubon Sharon | Bats of Bedlam Maple Farm | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library | Berkshire Balloons | Bridgeport Islanders | Cheshire Coffee | Christy's Irish Pub | City of Bridgeport | City of Bristol | City of Danbury | City of Hartford | City of Meriden | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | City of Norwich | City of Stamford | City of Torrington | Connecticut Convention Center | Connecticut Dinosaur Trail | Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library | Connecticut Irish-American Heritage Trail | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut State Museum of Natural History & Connecticut Archaeology Center | Connecticut Whale | Craftsman Cliff Roasters | Dish Bar & Grill | Donahue's Madison Beach Grille | Donovan's | Duffy's Tavern | Fired Up | Flanders Nature Center/Land Trust | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Garde Arts Center | Geronimo Bar & Grill | Greenwood Glass Blowing Studio Gallery & School | Gunn Memorial Library & Historical Museum | Harp and Hound Pub | Hartford Wolfpack | Higher Grounds Coffee House & Art Gallery | Hungry Tiger Music Club & Cafe | Hydeville Sugar Shack | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Inishmor Pub | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Institute for American Indian Studies | Interlaken Inn, Resort & Conference Center | Ireland's Great Hunger Museum | J House Greenwich | JavaHut Cafe & Bistro | John Davenport's Restaurant | Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts | Lamothe's Sugar House | Litchfield Distillery | McLadden's Irish Public House | Mia's Prime Time Cafe | Middletown Roller Skating Rink | MindBreak Escape Rooms | Molten Java | Museum of Connecticut History | Mystic Aquarium | Mystified Escape Rooms | New Canaan Nature Center | Northwest Park & Nature Center | O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant | Painting with a Twist | Park & Oak Restaurant | Playwright Irish Pub & Restaurant | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center | Safe Harbor Escape Rooms | Shebeen Brewing Company | Shubert Theatre | SoNo Nightlife | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stanley-Whitman House | Stony Creek Brewery | Sweet Wind Farm Sugarhouse & Farm Stand | Tavern on Main | Tea Roses Tea Room | Team vs Time - Premier Room Escape | The Corner Restaurant | The Dudley Farm Museum | The Half Door | The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House | The Public House | The Sloppy Waffle | The Sloppy Waffle (Bloomfield) | The Vanilla Bean Café | Town of Avon | Town of Avon | Town of East Lyme | Town of Essex | Town of Fairfield | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Greenwich | Town of Hebron | Town of Kent | Town of Montville | Town of Mystic | Town of Naugatuck | Town of New Milford | Town of Plymouth | Town of Putnam | Town of Redding | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Seymour | Town of Simsbury | Town of Southington | Town of Stonington | Town of Westport | Town of Woodbury | Toyota Oakdale Theatre | Vaughan's Public House | White Horse Country Pub | Wigwam Escape

Red Panda - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

Enjoy At-Home Virtual Experiences

Overview: Connecticut’s world-class museums, historic sites, aquariums, entertainment venues and other tourism destinations across the state are temporarily closed in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit—virtually. We've gathered a list of popular attractions across Connecticut that have created special online experiences or projects to entertain, teach and engage you and your family while you stay safe at home. Watch live animals, take virtual tours, participate in learning activities, try virtual yoga classes and more!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2020-04-09

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Featuring: Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry | Bradley Playhouse | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | City of New London | City of Waterbury | Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Creative Arts Workshop | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | EverWonder Children's Museum | Fairfield Museum & History Center | Fairfield Theatre Company | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Hartford Stage | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center | Institute for American Indian Studies | Lyme Art Association | Mattatuck Museum | Meigs Point Nature Center | Mohegan Sun | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | New England Air Museum | Norfolk Chamber Music Festival | Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine | PEZ Visitor Center | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Shubert Theatre | Slater Memorial Museum | Stafford Motor Speedway | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Glass House | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Storyteller's Cottage | Town of Derby | Town of Greenwich | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Stonington | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wadsworth Mansion | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | Wilton Historical Society | Yale Center for British Art | Yale University Visitor Center

Find February Adventures

Find February Adventures

Overview: Whether you’re looking for indoor adventures or ways to get out in the elements, there’s so much to do right now in Connecticut — and businesses are working diligently to prioritize safety, so you can focus on fun. From  cross-country skiing and indoor trampolines to photo-worthy pizza and magnificent murals, here’s your guide to find safe, new adventures in Connecticut this month.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2021-02-18

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Featuring: Aer Blarney Balloons, LLC | Ambler Farm | Antiques Marketplace | Arethusa al tavolo | Bantam Lake | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library | Berkshire Balloons | Cabela's | Central Rock Gym | Cheshire Coffee | City Climb Gym | City of Bristol | City of New Haven | Connecticut Antiques Trail | Connecticut Antiques Trail | Connecticut Art Trail | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut Science Center | Covered Bridge Electric Bike Rental | Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Escape New Haven | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Fired Up | Flanders Nature Center/Land Trust | Florence Griswold Museum | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Greenwich Historical Society | Haight-Brown Vineyard | Half Full Brewery | Hartford Flavor Company | Higher Grounds Coffee House & Art Gallery | Hill-Stead Museum | IT Adventure Ropes Course | James L. Goodwin State Forest | JavaHut Cafe & Bistro | Keeler Tavern Museum (c.1713) | Kehler Liddell Gallery | Lake Waramaug State Park | Lamothe's Sugar House | Litchfield Distillery | Lutz Children's Museum | Lyman Orchards | Middletown Roller Skating Rink | Mind Factory Escape Games | Miya's Sushi | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mohegan Sun | Molten Java | Monza World Class Karting at Foxwoods | Mount Southington Ski Area | Muse Paintbar (West Hartford) | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic River Historical Society | Mystic Seaport Museum | Mystified Escape Rooms | New Canaan Nature Center | Nomads Adventure Quest | On Track Karting | Painting with a Twist | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | R/V "Spirit of the Sound" | RiverQuest | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center | Salt Cave of Darien | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Ski Sundown | Sky Zone - Norwalk | Soulshine Salt Cavern | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stanley-Whitman House | Sweet Wind Farm Sugarhouse & Farm Stand | Tarry Lodge - Westport | Taste of New Haven Tours | The Goodwin Hotel | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Spa at Norwich Inn | Town of Avon | Town of Avon | Town of Essex | Town of Franklin | Town of Guilford | Town of Kent | Town of Southbury | Town of Stonington | Town of Trumbull | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | White Memorial Foundation | Wigwam Escape | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center

Safely Celebrate Maple Season

Safely Celebrate Maple Season

Overview: March is Maple Season in Connecticut and that means ample opportunities to safely tour sugarhouses, learn about the origins of the maple syrup-making process, participate in tree tapping demonstrations and sample Connecticut-made sweets—all while supporting Connecticut farmers and businesses. Here are a few ways to make the season sweet.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2021-03-02

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Featuring: City of Bristol | Flanders Nature Center/Land Trust | Hydeville Sugar Shack | Lamothe's Sugar House | Lyman Orchards | New Canaan Nature Center | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Sweet Wind Farm Sugarhouse & Farm Stand | Town of Durham | Town of Franklin

Ring in Spring

Ring in Spring

Overview: Spring is here, flowers are budding, and hope is in the air! Whether you’re looking for relaxation or fast-paced thrills, Connecticut’s filled with ways to enjoy the season — and businesses are working diligently to prioritize safety, so you can focus on fun. From UTV tours, fishing, and scavenger hunts, to gardens, galleries, and newly opened breweries, here’s how to safely ring in spring.  

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2021-03-26

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Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Aer Blarney Balloons, LLC | Arethusa al tavolo | Backyard Adventure UTV Tours | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Bella's Café | Berkshire Balloons | Blazing Fresh Donuts | Castle Hill Chocolate | City Climb Gym | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of New London | City of Norwalk | City of Norwich | City of Stamford | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Delamar Spa West Hartford | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Edgerton Park | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | EverWonder Children's Museum | Farmington Canal Linear Park | Farmington Valley Arts Center | Fascia's Chocolates | Florence Griswold Museum | Flying Connie Fishing Charters | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Greater Middletown Military Museum | Half Full Brewery | Halfinger Farms | Harkness Memorial State Park | Hill-Stead Museum | Hollister House Garden | Inn at Stonington | Institute for American Indian Studies | Le Rouge Handmade Chocolates by Aarti | Madison Beach Hotel | Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun | Middlebank II | Mill on the River | Munson's Chocolates | Mystic River Chocolate | Mystic Seaport Museum | Neil's Donuts | New England Air Museum | New England Carousel Museum | New England Motorcycle Museum | NewSylum Brewing | North Coast Charters | Noteworthy Chocolates | Osprey Sport Fishing | Pardee Rose Gardens | Phantom Brewing Company | Pond House Cafe | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Prime Climb Mountain Fun | Ray of Light Farm | Rock Climb Fairfield | Salt Cave of Darien | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Six Summit Gallery | Smash Avenue | Soulshine Salt Cavern | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stone Age Rock Gym | Stone Row Kitchen + Bar | The Chocolate Shell | The Connecticut Pizza Trail | The Corner Restaurant | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Essex Public Market & Food Hall | The Place 2 Be | The Spa at Litchfield Hills | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Vault Virtual Reality | Thompson Chocolate | Thorncrest Farm, LLC & Milk House Chocolates | Town of Avon | Town of Chester | Town of Fairfield | Town of Madison | Town of Mystic | Town of Simsbury | Town of Thomaston | Town of Wallingford | Town of West Hartford | Vintage Hi Fi Museum | Washington Art Association & Gallery | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | White Horse Country Pub | Wickham Park | Winvian Farm

Make the Most of Fall

Make the Most of Fall

Overview: Fall is officially here ... so don’t miss a minute of it! From scarecrow displays and pumpkin picking to cider donuts, small town charm,  adventurous ways to view foliage, and beyond, Connecticut is filled with ways to enjoy a very vibrant fall.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2021-10-11

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Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Antique & Artisan Gallery | Antiques Marketplace | Aquila's Nest Vineyards | Arrigoni Winery | Artisan | B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill | Backyard Adventure UTV Tours | Barcade | Barn Loft & Treehouse | Bear's Smokehouse (New Haven) | Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard | Belltown Hill Orchards | Berkshire Balloons | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Bohemian Pizza | Brewport | Brignole Vineyards | Burr Pond State Park | Bushnell Park | Cedar Hill Cemetery | Circle Hotel Fairfield | City of Bridgeport | City of Hartford | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of Stamford | Clocktown Brewing Company | Community Table | Connecticut Air & Space Museum | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Pomfret | Connecticut Beer Trail | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Connecticut Wine Trail | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Dinosaur State Park | Edwin C. Ahlberg Antiques | Elizabeth's Farmhouse | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Engine Room | Escape New Haven | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Fairview Tree Farm | Firefly Hollow Brewing Company | Fox Farm Brewery | GastroPark | Gelston House | Giuffrida Park | Gouveia Vineyards | Grace Farms | Gwyn Careg Inn | Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater | Heartstone Farm & Winery | Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre | Hempsted Houses | Hidden Valley Preserve | High George Rooftop Restaurant | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hog River Brewing Company | Hogpen Hills Farms | Holmberg Orchards & Winery | Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann Restaurant | Hopkins Vineyard | Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Inn at Fox Hill Farm | J. Timothy's Taverne | Keeler Tavern Museum (c.1713) | Kent Falls State Park | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lake Waramaug State Park | Lake of Isles Golf Course | Lime Rock Park | Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk at Riverfront | Little House Brewing Company | Lyman Orchards | Macedonia Brook State Park | Manor House Inn | Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace | Mind Factory Escape Games | Mission Escape Games | Mohegan Sun | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | Mystified Escape Rooms | Nathan Hale Homestead | New England Cider Company | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Old Saybrook Antiques Center | Olmo | Outer Light Brewing Company | PEZ Visitor Center | Parkville Market | Putnam River Trail | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Rogers Orchards Shuttle Meadow Farm | Rose Orchards Farm | Roseland Cottage Museum | Rowanwood Farm | Salt Cave of Darien | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Silverman's Farm | Simsbury 1820 House | Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center | Sleeping Giant State Park | SoNo Collection | Southington Drive-In | Spa at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Spoke + Spy Ciderworks | Spring Hill Vineyards | Stafford Cidery | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stone Row Kitchen + Bar | Strawberry Park Resort | Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | Tapping Reeve House & Law School | Taste of New Haven Tours | Tavern at Graybarns | Tavern on State | Taylor Brooke Brewery | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Charles | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Farmhouse at Maple View Farm | The Glass House | The Goodwin Hotel | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Study at Yale | The Wallingford Victorian Inn | The West Lane Inn | The Whaler's Inn | Town of Cornwall | Town of Cornwall | Town of Durham | Town of Enfield | Town of Essex | Town of Farmington | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Hebron | Town of Lebanon | Town of Litchfield | Town of Mystic | Town of New Hartford | Town of Plymouth | Town of Putnam | Town of Wallingford | Town of Wethersfield | Tribus Beer Company | Tribus Beer Company | Two Roads Brewing Company | Urban Lodge Brewing | Visit Collinsville | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wall to Wall: The New London Mural Walk | West Cornwall Covered Bridge | Willimantic Brewing Company | Wilton Historical Society | Windham Textile and History Museum | Winvian Farm | Wolf's Den Family Campground | Woodbury Antiques Trail | Yale University Art Gallery | Yale University Visitor Center | Yankee Cider Barn at Staehly Farms


Recent Press

Things to Do on Spring Break in CT

Mommy Poppins

Online article from Mommy Poppins highlighting things to do throughout Connecticut on spring break.

Published Date: 2018-03-25

Featuring: City of Stamford | Connecticut Science Center | Ferris Acres Creamery | Mohegan Sun | Mystic Aquarium | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of Litchfield

Tell Me Something Good: Easter Bunny Fun

WRCH Lite 100.5

Weekly radio and online spot from WRCH Lite 100.5 featuring Easter celebrations happening throughout Connecticut.

Published Date: 2018-03-29

Featuring: Connecticut Trolley Museum | Mystic Aquarium | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

CT Open House Day offers free, reduced admission at scores of attractions for state residents

New Haven Register, Connecticut Post, Fairfield Citizen, Middletown Press, Norwalk Citizen, and Register Citizen

Online article highlighting many attractions that are participating in Connecticut Open House Day.

Published Date: 2018-05-29

Featuring: Bruce Museum | Butler-McCook House & Garden | City of Danbury | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield | Connecticut's Old State House | Fairfield Museum & History Center | Gallery at Still River Editions | Greenwich Historical Society | Mystic Aquarium | Osborne Homestead Museum | PEZ Visitor Center | Pardee-Morris House | SportsCenter of Connecticut | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Barnum Museum | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Yale Center for British Art

CT Open House Day offers free, reduced admission at scores of attractions for state residents

Norwalk Citizen, Connecticut Post

Online article highlighting attractions throughout Connecticut participating in Connecticut Open House Day.

Published Date: 2018-06-01

Featuring: Arcade Mall | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield | Fairfield Museum & History Center | Gallery at Still River Editions | Greenwich Historical Society | Mystic Aquarium | Pardee-Morris House | SportsCenter of Connecticut | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Barnum Museum | The Homestead Madison | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Yale Center for British Art

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: Maple Season

WRCH Lite 100.5

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

Published Date: 2019-03-05

Featuring: Lamothe's Sugar House | Lyman Allyn Art Museum | Northwest Park & Nature Center | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Sweet Wind Farm Sugarhouse & Farm Stand | The Glass House | Town of Plymouth

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: First Day of Spring

WRCH Lite 100.5

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

Published Date: 2019-03-19

Featuring: Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Lyman Allyn Art Museum | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Glass House | The Last Green Valley | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum

Connecticut itinerary: Stamford | Group Tour magazine

Group Tour Magazine

Online article highlighting thing to do in Stamford, Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-04-02

Featuring: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | City of Stamford | Palace Theatre | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stamford Town Center

Weekend Fun: Porch Jams, Butterflies, and Wing Dings; June 8-9

Mommy Poppins

Online article highlighting things to do during the weekend of June 8-9, 2019

Published Date: 2019-06-05

Featuring: Bruce Museum | City of Bridgeport | City of New London | City of Norwalk | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Mystic Seaport Museum | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Town of Cheshire | Town of Easton | Town of Litchfield | Town of Mystic | Town of Newtown | Town of Southington

Summer Day Trips in Connecticut for Families that are Fun for Kids

Mommy Poppins

Online article highlighting great things to do with kids in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-06-23

Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Brownstone Adventure Sports Park | City of Milford | City of New London | City of Norwalk | Clarke Outdoors | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Danbury Railway Museum | Dinosaur State Park | Farmington River Tubing | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Jones Family Farms | Kent Falls State Park | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lime Rock Park | New England Air Museum | New England Carousel Museum | Ocean Beach Park | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | R&B Sports World | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Southwind Farms | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | Town of Brooklyn | Town of Greenwich | Town of Mystic | Town of New Milford | Town of North Branford | Town of Stratford | Town of Westport | UConn Dairy Bar | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Best Halloween Events and Activities for Connecticut Kids

Mommy Poppins

Online article highlighting Halloween activities for kids in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-09-23

Featuring: Boothe Memorial Park & Museum | City of Milford | City of New London | City of Waterbury | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Discovery Depot at Nature's Art Village | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Fairview Tree Farm | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lyman Orchards | Mystic Aquarium | New Canaan Nature Center | Norwalk Historical Society | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | Town of Darien | Town of East Hampton | Town of Fairfield | Town of Griswold | Town of Guilford | Town of New Milford | Town of Putnam | Town of Ridgefield | Town of South Windsor | Town of Trumbull | Town of West Hartford

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: Maple Sugar Season

WRCH Lite 100.5

Weekly Radio and Online spot highlighting things to do and see in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2020-03-03

Featuring: Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center | Bridgeport Holiday Inn & Conference Center | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Brewery at Maple View Farm | Town of Ridgefield

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: Virtual Experiences: Museums

WRCH Lite 100.5

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

Published Date: 2020-04-07

Featuring: Florence Griswold Museum | Mystic Seaport Museum | Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Stay & Play

Connecticut Post, Darien Times, Fairfield Citizen, Greenwich Times, The Hour, Middletown Press, New Canaan Advertiser, New Haven Register, News Times, Register Citizen, Ridgefield Press, Shoreline Times, Stamford Advocate, West Hartford News, 3 others

Digital publication (flip book), highlighting places to stay and play in Connecticut during the summer season.

Published Date: 2020-06-01

Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Antiques on the Farmington | Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum | City of Milford | City of Norwalk | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Dinosaur State Park | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Fairfield County Antique & Design Center | Mine Hill Preserve/Roxbury Land Trust | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | New England Air Museum | Sleeping Giant State Park | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stratford Antique Center | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Shops at Marlborough Barn

Get away for the day

Connecticut Post

Printer and online article highlighting day trips activities.

Published Date: 2020-06-28

Featuring: Antiques on the Farmington | Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum | Connecticut River Museum | Douglas Samaha Oriental Rugs | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Fairfield County Antique & Design Center | MC Modern | Mine Hill Preserve/Roxbury Land Trust | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | New England Air Museum | Sleeping Giant State Park | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stratford Antique Center | The Shops at Marlborough Barn

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: Winter Farmers Markets

WRCH-FM

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

Published Date: 2020-12-22

Featuring: Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Town of Coventry | Town of Stonington

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Boston Globe Online

Online article highlighting places to stay and visit in the Greenwich area.

Published Date: 2021-01-20

Featuring: Bruce Museum | Connecticut Art Trail | Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Greenwich Historical Society | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Town of Greenwich