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Curating Art, History and Fun at Connecticut’s Museums

Connecticut is home to hundreds of museums and historic sites, showcasing everything from classical to contemporary artwork, ancient to modern history, dinosaurs to space exploration —and everything in between.

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 | 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 | Eli Whitney Museum | Eric Sloane Museum and Kent Furnace | EverWonder Children's Museum | Florence Griswold Museum | Genius Museum at Nature's Art Village | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Hill-Stead Museum | Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum | Housatonic Museum of Art | Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center | Institute for American Indian Studies | 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 | 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 England Motorcycle Museum | New Haven Museum | Niantic Children's Museum | Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine | PEZ Visitor Center | Prudence Crandall Museum | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Slater Memorial Museum | SoNo Switch Tower Museum | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Barnum Museum | The Children's Museum | The Discovery Museum & Planetarium | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Vintage Hi Fi Museum | Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of Connecticut | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | 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

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

Pumpkintown USA, East Hampton

Not-So-Scary Halloween Fun in Connecticut

With historic graveyards and real-life haunted mansions, Connecticut has Halloween spirit to spare. But if you have a child spooked by things that go bump in the night, October could be a reason to hide under the bed! Have no fear, from slimy surprises to pumpkin patches, read on to discover the best events across the state that offer more treats than tricks.

Featuring: Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Ray of Light Farm | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of East Hampton | Town of Kent | Town of West Hartford

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

Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Discover and Learn at Connecticut's Imagination Stations

Calling all kids: These Connecticut playgrounds were built for you.

Featuring: Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Danbury Railway Museum | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | New England Carousel Museum | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | The Discovery Museum & Planetarium | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Foliage Biking

7 Unique Ways to Enjoy Leaf Peeping in Connecticut

Sure, you can take a scenic drive and see great fall foliage in Connecticut. But why not try a new way to experience leaf peeping this fall? Hop on your motorcycle, grab your bike, get out on a boat, zipline through the trees or savor the view from the winery, from a vintage steam train, from a hot air balloon, even from bed at a cozy B&B. Here are some of the best ways to watch nature put on the best show in New England!

Featuring: Adventure Park at Storrs | Blackberry River Inn | Clarke Outdoors | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Bed & Breakfast/Bicycle Trail | Connecticut Shoreline Bike/Boat Tour | Connecticut Wine Trail | Essex Clipper Dinner Train | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Jonathan Edwards Winery | Lady Katharine Cruises - Hartford | Mountain Biking at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Old Furnace State Park | RiverQuest | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Stanton House Inn | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | Talcott Mountain State Park | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | The West Lane Inn

Santa at Shore Line Trolley Museum

Santa Rides the Rails

Holiday time in Connecticut can be especially festive, fun-filled and even magical if you happen to encounter Santa in your travels! And this season, Santa plans to make stops at several of the state’s holiday railways. Holiday train rides often sell out, so to ensure a Santa sighting, be sure to make your reservations!

Featuring: Connecticut Trolley Museum | Danbury Railway Museum | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | The Shore Line Trolley Museum

Holiday Light Fantasia, Hartford

Follow the Lights to Holiday Cheer!

Holiday cheer is upon us in Connecticut! Get in the holiday spirit by getting out and experiencing some of the brilliant holiday lights festivals and displays around the state. Gather your family and friends for a festive, magical, memorable outing sure to delight audiences of all ages.

Featuring: Cava Restaurant | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Goodwin Park | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lighthouse Point Park | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of Essex | Visit Collinsville

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 | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of Woodbury | Water's Edge Resort & Spa

Saybrook Point Inn

Spend the Best Mother’s Day Yet

There’s so much to look forward to this May! And with Mother’s Day comes the perfect excuse for a family adventure, new experiences (whether that means delicious summer food or spa time) and much more.

Featuring: Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Gilbertie's Herb Gardens | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Harkness Memorial State Park | Lady Katharine Cruises - Haddam | Logee's Greenhouses | Lyman Orchards | Manor House Inn | Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden | Pond House Cafe | Roseland Cottage Museum | Spa at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | The Spa at Norwich Inn | Town of Fairfield | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wallingford General Antiques | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | White Flower Farm | Wickham Park

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Guys Getaways

Why should girls have all the fun? Whether you call it boys bonding or a mancation, getting away with the guys is a great way to unwind or recharge. And Connecticut is the perfect place to try many different activities in one short drive.

Featuring: Bluefin Sportfishing Charters | Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Fields of Fire Adventure Park | Fire at the Ridge | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Front Street District | Guided Flyfishing Trips-Housatonic River Outfitters | High Rollers Luxury Lanes & Lounge | Islander Sport Fishing Charters | Kent Falls State Park | Lime Rock Park | Mohegan Sun | On Track Karting | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Skydive Danielson | SoNo Nightlife | Stafford Motor Speedway | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | The Connecticut Beer Trail | The Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park | Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun

Nautical Nightmares

Fear Factor: Haunted Houses in Connecticut

Halloween has become a month-long celebration in Connecticut, especially among older kids who want to scare themselves half to death. To help them do just that, a creepy world of haunted houses, scary hayrides and cemetery tours have popped up to ratchet up the fear factor. Be warned that most of these attractions are not for young children. Get ready to get your scare on with these frightfully good Connecticut haunts!

Featuring: City of Milford | City of New Haven | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Fairview Tree Farm | Flamig Farm | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of Mystic | Town of Putnam | Town of Stratford | Town of Wallingford | Town of West Hartford | Windham Textile and History Museum

Adventure Park at Storrs

31 Things to do in Connecticut this November

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

Featuring: Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Alice in the Village | Angevine Farm | Bigelow Hollow State Park | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | City of Hartford | Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard | Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | EverWonder Children's Museum | Fairview Tree Farm | Flamig Farm | Florence Griswold Museum | Greater Middletown Military Museum | Hogan's Cider Mill | IT Adventure Ropes Course | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Maple Bank Farm | Maple Bank Farm | Mattabesett Blue Trail | Miller Tree Farm | New Canaan Nature Center | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Northwest Park & Nature Center | PEZ Visitor Center | Salt of the Earth Therapeutic Spa | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Silverman's Farm | Spoke + Spy Ciderworks | Still Waters Retreat | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | The Spa at Norwich Inn | Toyota Oakdale Theatre | West Haven Veteran's Museum and Learning Center | Wigwam Escape | Yankee Cider Barn at Staehly Farms

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 (1761) | 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 Sound Tigers | 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

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 | 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 Shore Line Trolley 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

Spooky & Safe: Halloween in 2020

Spooky & Safe: Halloween in 2020

When October rolls around, Connecticut’s your go-to place for all things fun and frightful. While Halloween may look different this year, we can still enjoy the tricks and treats we love, safely! All month long, Connecticut towns are offering safety-friendly experiences for the bravest souls, the little ones, and everyone in between. And in a year unlike any other, you’ll find attractions have gone the extra mile to not only follow safety guidelines, but create entirely new and creative experiences. From drive-through events to spooky outdoor thrills, we’ve gathered a list of ways to celebrate Halloween in 2020.

Featuring: Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard | City of New Haven | Eisenhower Park | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Fairview Tree Farm | Flamig Farm | Lyman Orchards | Mattatuck Museum | Mystic Seaport Museum | Nathan Hale Homestead (1776) | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Norwalk Historical Society | Ray of Light Farm | Rogers Orchards Sunnymount Farm | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Sonny's Place | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of East Hampton | Town of Essex | Town of New Milford | Town of Putnam | Town of Seymour | Town of Wallingford | Town of Wethersfield | Wilton Historical Society

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

34 Things to Do in Central Connecticut this Spring

34 Things to Do in Central Connecticut this Spring

When the air gets warmer and the trees come back to life after a long winter, you'll know it’s springtime in Connecticut. As the flowers are blooming, refreshing spring activities are popping up — and you can be sure businesses are working hard to keep you safe. From active adventure and family fun to relaxation and romantic escapes, here’s your guide to the spring season in Central Connecticut.

Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Artisanal Burger Company | Axe It | Berkshire Balloons | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Blackledge Country Club | Brignole Vineyards | Butler-McCook House & Garden | By The Sea Day Spa | Chaffinch Island Park | Chamard Vineyards | Chester Bulkley House B&B | City Climb Gym | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut River Valley Inn | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Crown & Hammer Restaurant & Pub | Delamar Spa West Hartford | Dinosaur State Park | Divine Treasures | Dondero Orchards | Edgerton Park | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Enders State Forest | Escape New Haven | Farmington Canal Linear Park | Farmington Valley Arts Center | Fired Up | Fish Family Farm Creamery & Dairy Farm | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Giuffrida Park | Gouveia Vineyards | Grassy Hill Country Club | Halfinger Farms | Hill-Stead Museum | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | IT Adventure Ropes Course | J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks | Johnson's Duckpin Lanes | Kehler Liddell Gallery | Lessard Lanes Family Entertainment Center | Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk at Riverfront | Louis' Lunch | Lutz Children's Museum | Lyman Orchards | Madison Beach Hotel | Matterhorn Mini Golf | Max's Oyster Bar | McLean Game Refuge | Michael's Trattoria | Middletown Roller Skating Rink | Millers Pond State Park | Millwright's Restaurant | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | Munson's Chocolates | New Britain Museum of American Art | New Haven Museum | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Nomads Adventure Quest | On Track Karting | Onyx Spirits Company LLC | PEZ Visitor Center | Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery | Pardee Rose Gardens | Parkville Market | Penwood State Park | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Pond House Cafe | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Ray of Light Farm | Riverfront Recapture | Riverwind Inn Bed & Breakfast | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Rockledge Golf Club | Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center | Rose's Berry Farm | Safari Golf | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Sleeping Giant State Park | Smash Avenue | Soarin' Indoors | Spare Time Entertainment Vernon | Stegosaurus | Stone Age Rock Gym | Sweet Cioccolata | Talcott Mountain State Park | The Children's Museum | The Corner Restaurant | The Only Game in Town | The Place | The Sculpture Mile | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | The Stand | The Wallingford Victorian Inn | Thompson Chocolate | Town of Avon | Town of Durham | Town of East Hartford | Town of Farmington | Town of Farmington | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Madison | Town of Naugatuck | Town of Southington | Town of Wallingford | Town of West Hartford | Town of Windsor | Tradition Golf Club at Wallingford | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wadsworth Falls State Park | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | West Rock Ridge State Park | Wickham Park

30 Things to Do in Central Connecticut this Summer

30 Things to Do in Central Connecticut this Summer

When the sun is shining and the ocean’s calling, you'll know it’s summer in Connecticut. As the days get longer, more fun activities emerge — and you can be sure businesses are working hard to keep you safe. Whether you’re soaking up sun or stars, there’s so much to see and do, from active adventure and family fun to relaxation and romantic escapes. Here’s your guide to the summer season in Central Connecticut

Featuring: Abby's Place | Alling Memorial Golf Course | Arrigoni Winery | Ashley's Ice Cream (Madison) | Bartaco - West Hartford | Bear's Smokehouse (New Haven) | Becky Thatcher Riverboat | Berkshire Balloons | Bill's Seafood Restaurant | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Blackie's Hot Dogs | Blackledge Country Club | Branford River Paddlesports, Kayaks and Tours | Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park | Bushnell Park | By The Sea Day Spa | Central Rock Gym | Chamard Vineyards | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | Clinton Town Beach | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut River Cruise & Charter | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Valley Brewing Company | Cove Landing Marine | Delamar Spa West Hartford | Devil's Hopyard State Park | East Hartford Golf Club | Edwin C. Ahlberg Antiques | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Enders State Forest | Farmington Miniature Golf & Ice Cream Parlor | Flying Connie Fishing Charters | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Gay City State Park | Gillette Castle State Park | Gillette Ridge Golf Club | Giuffrida Park | Glenwood Drive-In | Gouveia Vineyards | GrandView Camp Resort and Cottages | Grass Roots Ice Cream | Greater Middletown Military Museum | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Hill-Stead Museum | Honeycone Cream Company | Islander Sport Fishing Charters | Johnny Ad's | Lighthouse Point Park | Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk at Riverfront | Liv's Shack - Old Saybrook | Lobster Landing | Lobster Shack | Lost Acres Vineyard | Lyman Orchards Golf Club | Madison Beach Hotel | Main Street Creamery & Cafe | Milkcraft - West Hartford | New England Air Museum | New England Motorcycle Museum | Nightjack Sportsfishing | Nomads Adventure Quest | North Coast Charters | North Ridge Golf Club | Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine | Old Saybrook Town Beach | Onrust | PEZ Visitor Center | Pagliacci's Restaurant | Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery | Pardee Rose Gardens | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | River - A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar | River Highlands State Park | RiverQuest | Riverdale Farm Campsite | Rockledge Golf Club | Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center | Rosedale Farms & Vineyards | Safari Golf | Sally's Apizza | Scoopy Doos | Sea Mist Thimble Island Cruise, LLC | Sea Sprite | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Shoreline Segway | Sleeping Giant State Park | Southington Community Cultural Arts | Spectrum Art Gallery | Stony Creek Brewery | Stowe's Seafood | Sunset Bar & Grill | Talcott Mountain State Park | The Blue Oar | The Place | The Sculpture Mile | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Tosca | Town of Avon | Town of Cheshire | Town of Chester | Town of Essex | Town of Farmington | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Lyme | Town of Madison | Town of Old Saybrook | Town of Southington | Town of West Hartford | Tradition Golf Club at Wallingford | Vintage Hi Fi Museum | Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of Connecticut | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wadsworth Falls State Park | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | West Beach | West Haven Veteran's Museum and Learning Center | Wolf's Den Family Campground

10 Summer Day Trip Ideas in Central Connecticut

10 Summer Day Trip Ideas in Central Connecticut

In summer, there's so much family fun to discover in Hartford and New Haven counties, from kid-friendly museum outings to beach days. Our friends at Mommy Poppins, a fantastic resource for families in Central Connecticut and beyond, make it even more compelling with a list of attractions for some seriously awesome summer adventures. They’re grouped by area, so you can easily create your own itinerary. Click through each link for more information and inspiration.

Featuring: Bushnell Park Carousel | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Dinosaur State Park | IT Adventure Ropes Course | New England Air Museum | Nomads Outdoor Adventure | PEZ Visitor Center | The Shore Line Trolley Museum


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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 | 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 (1776) | Nomads Outdoor Adventure | 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

Lighted Chrstmas Tree

Merry & Bright

Overview: After Thanksgiving, Connecticut lights up with holiday spirit. From twinkling trees to lantern walks to trains and trolleys dressed up for Santa, you’ll find displays to dazzle the eyes and warm the heart.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2018-11-21

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Featuring: Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Goodwin Park | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lighthouse Point Park | Mystic Seaport Museum | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | The Shore Line Trolley Museum

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 | 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 | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | 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 | Sonny's Place | SportsCenter of Connecticut | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Last Green Valley | The Only Game in Town | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | 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

Motorcycle scenic drive

Autumn Color You’ll Fall For!

Overview: Discover our Top 10 foliage drives to see Connecticut in all its autumn glory.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-09-30

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Featuring: Abbey's Lantern Hill Inn | Adventure Park at Storrs | American Museum of Tort Law | Antiques Marketplace | Arrigoni Winery | Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Boardman House Inn | Candlelight Farms Inn | Chatfield Hollow Inn | City of New London | Clarke Outdoors | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Bed & Breakfast/Bicycle Trail | Connecticut Shoreline Bike/Boat Tour | Connecticut Wine Trail | Copper Beech Inn | Creamery Brook Bison | Danbury Railway Museum | Dev's on Bank | Devil's Hopyard State Park | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Enders State Forest | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Gelston House | Gillette Castle State Park | Guilford Art Center | Hank's Dairy Bar | Hartford Flavor Company | Hickory Hill Orchards | Hopkins Inn | Hopkins Vineyard | Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Inn at Middletown | Jonathan Edwards Winery | Kent Falls State Park | Kent Victorian Lodging & Vacation Rental | Lady Katharine Cruises - Middletown | Lost Acres Vineyard | Maple Bank Farm | Matterhorn Mini Golf | Mount Tom State Park | Mystic Sweets & Ice Cream Shoppe | Old Furnace State Park | Olde Mistick Village | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Preston Ridge Vineyard | Prudence Crandall Museum | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | RiverQuest | RiverQuest | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Stanton House Inn | Steamboat Inn | Stew Leonard's Norwalk | Sweet Claude's Ice Cream Parlor | Sweet Wind Farm Sugarhouse & Farm Stand | Talcott Mountain State Park | Talcott Mountain State Park | The Bistro at Chamard Vineyards | The Cooking Company (Haddam) | The Crossings Restaurant & Brew Pub | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | The Simsbury Inn | These Guys Brewing Company | Time Out Taverne | Town of Chester | Town of Falls Village (Canaan) | Town of Litchfield | UConn Dairy Bar | West Street Grill | White Silo Farm & Winery | Woodbury Antiques Trail | Yale University Visitor Center

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

Lights in Middletown's Square

Discover Connecticut's Brilliant Holiday Light Displays

Overview: Discover dazzling holiday light displays all over Connecticut. Towns near you are turning on the magic!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-11-22

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Featuring: City of Hartford | City of New Britain | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Goodwin Park | Griswold Inn | Harkness Memorial State Park | Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lighthouse Point Park | Lucky Lou's Bar & Grill | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | Olde Mistick Village | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Silas W. Robbins House | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of Branford | Town of Essex | Town of Mystic | Town of North Haven | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Stonington | Town of Washington | Town of Wethersfield | Visit Collinsville | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

Perfect New England Autumn

Perfect New England Autumn

Overview: The air is getting crisp, leaves are beginning to change, and the perfect fall is calling — and can be found right in Connecticut! From foliage fun to pumpkin picking, autumn adventures to fall flavors, wineries and breweries to Halloween haunts, here's how to find the quintessential New England fall, all in one state.

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Sent: 2020-09-17

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Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Angevine Farm | Ballou's Restaurant Wine-Whiskey & Food | Barcelona Wine Bar | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Bee & Thistle Inn & Spa | Berkshire Balloons | Bernard's + Sarah's Wine Bar | Bidwell Tavern | Bigelow Hollow State Park | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Blackberry River Inn | Blue Jay Orchards | Boardman House Inn | Brignole Vineyards | Brushmill by the Waterfall | Captain Daniel Packer Inne | Chester/Hadlyme Ferry | City of New Haven | Clarke Outdoors | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Bed & Breakfast/Bicycle Trail | Connecticut Parachutists, Inc. | Connecticut Shoreline Bike/Boat Tour | Connecticut Valley Brewing Company | Connecticut Voyager Balloons | Connecticut Wine Trail | Copper Beech Inn | Delamar Southport | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Edgerton Park | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Engine Room | Essex Clipper Dinner Train | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Flamig Farm | Florence Griswold Museum | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | G.W. Tavern | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Gouveia Vineyards | Grano Arso | Griswold Inn | Guilford Art Center | Guilford Walking Tours | Gwyn Careg Inn | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Hidden Valley Preserve | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hill-Stead Museum | Homestead Inn | Hopkins Inn | Hopkins Vineyard | Housatonic River Brewing | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Infinity Music Hall & Bistro (Norfolk) | Inn at Fox Hill Farm | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Inn at Stonington | Jonathan Edwards Winery | Jones Family Farms | Keeler Tavern Museum (c.1713) | Lady Katharine Cruises - Haddam | Lady Katharine Cruises - Hartford | Lady Katharine Cruises - Middletown | Litchfield Distillery | Litchfield Inn | Logee's Greenhouses | Lori Warner Studio / Gallery | Lyman Orchards | Macedonia Brook State Park | Manor House Inn | Martha's Herbary | Mattabesett Blue Trail | Mine Hill Preserve/Roxbury Land Trust | Miranda Vineyard | Mountain Biking at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Mountain View Green Retreat | Nathan Hale Homestead (1776) | Noah's Restaurant | Old Furnace State Park | Old Lighthouse Museum | Pequot Library | Present Company | Preston Ridge Vineyard | River Tavern | RiverQuest | Roger Sherman Inn | Rose's Berry Farm | Saltwater Farm Vineyard | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Silverman's Farm | Simsbury 1820 House | Skydive Danielson | Stanton House Inn | Stonecroft Country Inn | Stonington Vineyards | Stony Creek Brewery | Strega Restaurant | Talcott Mountain State Park | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Pickin Patch at Woodford Farm | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | The Vanilla Bean Café | The Wallingford Victorian Inn | The West Lane Inn | The Windemere B&B | Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast | Town of Brookfield | Town of Chester | Town of Easton | Town of Guilford | Town of Litchfield | Town of Middlefield | Town of Plainville | Town of Pomfret | Town of Putnam | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Stonington | Town of Stratford | Town of Thompson | Town of Wallingford | Town of Washington | Town of West Hartford | Town of Wethersfield | Town of Woodbridge | Tox Brewing Company | Two Roads Brewing Company | Union League Café | Urban Lodge Brewing | Warbird Experience | West Rock Ridge State Park | West Street Grill | White Flower Farm | White Horse Country Pub | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | White Memorial Foundation | Windham Textile and History Museum

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 (1776) | 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

Get Your Fall Fix

Get Your Fall Fix

Overview: The end of fall is fast approaching — have you made the most of the season? Luckily, there’s still time to safely enjoy Connecticut’s fall favorites. From hard cider sipping to foliage hiking, small town shopping to rope swinging, here are 31 things to do this November.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2020-10-22

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Featuring: Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Alice in the Village | Angevine Farm | B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill | Beer'd Brewing Company | Belltown Hill Orchards | Berkshire Balloons | Bigelow Hollow State Park | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Black Hog Brewing Company | Campbell Falls State Park Reserve | Chester Charter, Inc. | City of Hartford | Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Dinosaur Trail | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Dinosaur State Park | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | EverWonder Children's Museum | Fairview Tree Farm | Flamig Farm | Florence Griswold Museum | Giuffrida Park | Greater Middletown Military Museum | Haley Farm State Park | Hidden Valley Preserve | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hogan's Cider Mill | Housatonic Meadows State Park | Housatonic River Brewing | IT Adventure Ropes Course | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk at Riverfront | Lovers Leap State Park | Lyman Orchards | Macedonia Brook State Park | Maple Bank Farm | March Farm | Mattabesett Blue Trail | Miller Tree Farm | Mohegan Sun | New Canaan Nature Center | New England Cider Company | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Northwest Park & Nature Center | PEZ Visitor Center | RiverQuest | Rogers Orchards Sunnymount Farm | Rose's Berry Farm | Salt of the Earth Therapeutic Spa | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Silverman's Farm | Skydive Danielson | Spoke + Spy Ciderworks | Still Waters Retreat | Talcott Mountain State Park | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Pickin Patch at Woodford Farm | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | The Spa at Norwich Inn | These Guys Brewing Company | Thimble Island Brewing Company | Thomas Hooker Brewing Company | Town of Woodbury | Treat Farm | Two Roads Brewing Company | Urban Lodge Brewing | West Haven Veteran's Museum and Learning Center | Wigwam Escape | Yankee Cider Barn at Staehly Farms

Special & Safe: Thanksgiving

Special & Safe: Thanksgiving

Overview: Thanksgiving may look a little different in this unusual year — but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the day special. To keep your family safe, the state’s holiday guidance recommends smaller gatherings and a few changes to the traditional experience. Luckily, Connecticut’s filled with ways to make this year’s Thanksgiving memorable.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2020-11-04

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Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Allen Hill Farm | Angevine Farm | Avon Old Farms Hotel | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Bear's Smokehouse (New Haven) | Bear's Smokehouse (South Windsor) | Bear's Smokehouse (Windsor) | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Cafe on the Green | Captain Daniel Packer Inne | Castle Hill Farm | Cava Restaurant | City of Bristol | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | City of Waterbury | Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard | Connecticut Trolley Museum | David Burke Prime Steakhouse | Dzen Tree Farm | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Fairview Tree Farm | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | Figaro Restaurant | Fire at the Ridge | Flora | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Griswold Inn | Hamilton Park | Hickory Ridge Tree Farm | Holmberg Orchards & Winery | Hopkins Inn | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks | Judy's Bar + Kitchen | Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk at Riverfront | Maple Bank Farm | Maple Hollow Christmas Tree Farm | March Farm | Market Grille | Match | Mill on the River | Miller Tree Farm | Millwright's Restaurant | Mystic Aquarium | Olde Mistick Village | Silverman's Farm | Staehly Tree Farm & Winery | Stone Row Kitchen + Bar | The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk | The Shops at Yale | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Waters Edge at Giovanni's | The Wharf Restaurant | Town of Branford | Town of Deep River | Town of East Haddam | Town of Greenwich | Town of Manchester | Town of Morris | Town of Newington | Town of Newtown | Town of Wethersfield | Town of Windsor | Town of Woodbury | Visit Collinsville | Wall to Wall: The New London Mural Walk | Westbrook Outlets | Whittle's Willow Spring Farm | Winterberry Farm | l'escale

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.  

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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 | 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 Shore Line Trolley Museum | 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


Recent Press

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 | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts | The Shore Line Trolley Museum

Tell Me Something Good: Pumpkin Picking

WRCH Lite 100.5

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

Published Date: 2018-10-09

Featuring: Danbury Railway Museum | Goodspeed Musicals - The Terris Theatre | New England Cider Company | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Silverman's Farm | The Pickin Patch at Woodford Farm | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of Litchfield | Whittle's Willow Spring Farm

Tell Me Something Good: Halloween

WRCH Lite 100.5

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

Published Date: 2018-10-23

Featuring: Lake Compounce Theme Park | Mystic Aquarium | Ray of Light Farm | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of Stratford

55 things to see and do while driving down the New England coast

Boston.com

Online article highlighting things to see and do in New England.

Published Date: 2018-11-27

Featuring: B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Bruce Museum | Chamard Vineyards | Connecticut Wine Trail | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Lighthouse Point Park | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Stony Creek Brewery | The Bistro at Chamard Vineyards | The Shore Line Trolley Museum

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: Easter Fun

WRCH Lite 100.5

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

Published Date: 2019-04-09

Featuring: Connecticut Trolley Museum | Danbury Railway Museum | Fire at the Ridge | Mystic Aquarium | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of Essex | Town of Fairfield | Town of Vernon | Town of Windsor | Town of Woodbury

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: Mother's Day Fun

WRCH Lite 100.5

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

Published Date: 2019-05-07

Featuring: City of New Haven | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Fields of Fire Adventure Park | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of Greenwich

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: Connecticut Trails Day

WRCH Lite 100.5

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

Published Date: 2019-05-28

Featuring: Elm City Party Bike | Fields of Fire Adventure Park | New London Historic Waterfront District | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of Farmington

Connecticut Open House Day 2019

Out and About Mom

Online article highlighting Connecticut Open House Day on June 8th.

Published Date: 2019-05-31

Featuring: Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry | Bushnell Park Carousel | Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Mystic Aquarium | New Britain Museum of American Art | New England Air Museum | New England Carousel Museum | Niantic Children's Museum | PEZ Visitor Center | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | RiverQuest | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

The Shore Line Trolley Museum Celebrates Statewide CT Open House

Patch

Online article highlighting the Shore Line Trolley Museum's participation in Connecticut Open House Day

Published Date: 2019-06-03

Featuring: The Shore Line Trolley Museum

Shore Line Trolley Museum to offer half-price admission for CT Open House Day

The Advocate Online, Connecticut Post Online, Greenwich Time Online, New Haven Register Online, News-Times Online

Online article highlighting the Shore Line Trolley Museum's participation in Connecticut Open House Day.

Published Date: 2019-06-04

Featuring: The Shore Line Trolley Museum

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 | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Shore Line Trolley 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

52 Awesome Santa Activities for Kids in Connecticut

Mommy Poppins

Online article highlight Santa events happening throughout Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-11-12

Featuring: Bushnell Park | City of Bridgeport | City of Bristol | City of Meriden | City of Middletown | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of New London | City of Stamford | City of Waterbury | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Fairview Tree Farm | Flamig Farm | Greenwich Historical Society | Holcomb Farm | Lake Compounce Theme Park | New Canaan Nature Center | Pond House Cafe | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Saint Clements Castle | Stew Leonard's Newington | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Shops at Yale | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Branford | Town of Deep River | Town of East Lyme | Town of Greenwich | Town of Haddam | Town of Mystic | Town of New Canaan | Town of Newtown | Town of Putnam | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Simsbury | Town of South Windsor | Town of Thomaston | Town of Weston | Visit Collinsville | Water's Edge Resort & Spa

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: Last-Minute Holiday Fun

WRCH Lite 100.5

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

Published Date: 2019-12-17

Featuring: ANTIQ'S LLC | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of Somers | Wickham Park

Celebrate Halloween with drive-through experiences, virtual events and more

Hartford Courant Community

Online article highlighting Halloween experiences in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2020-10-16

Featuring: City of Milford | City of New Haven | Eisenhower Park | Flamig Farm | Mattatuck Museum | Mystic Seaport Museum | Nathan Hale Homestead (1776) | Norwalk Historical Society | Ray of Light Farm | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Sonny's Place | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of East Hampton | Town of Essex | Town of Putnam | Town of Seymour | Town of Wallingford | Town of Wethersfield

Halloween Events Being Offered Locally And Beyond

Newtown Bee - Onlile

Online article highlighting Halloween events statewide.

Published Date: 2020-10-16

Featuring: City of Milford | Flamig Farm | Mattatuck Museum | Mystic Seaport Museum | Nathan Hale Homestead (1776) | Norwalk Historical Society | Ray of Light Farm | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Sonny's Place | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of East Hampton | Town of Essex | Town of Seymour | Town of Wallingford | Town of Wethersfield

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: Halloween preview

WRCH-FM

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

Published Date: 2020-10-20

Featuring: City of Milford | Ray of Light Farm | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of East Hampton | Town of Wallingford

Spooky trails to you from the Connecticut Office of Tourism

West Hartford News

Online article highlighting Halloween events statewide.

Published Date: 2020-10-21

Featuring: City of Milford | City of New Haven | Eisenhower Park | Flamig Farm | Mattatuck Museum | Mystic Seaport Museum | Nathan Hale Homestead (1776) | Norwalk Historical Society | Ray of Light Farm | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Sonny's Place | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of East Hampton | Town of Essex | Town of Putnam | Town of Seymour | Town of Wallingford | Town of Wethersfield

Some Polar Express and Christmas trains are running this season. Here’s what to know if you go.

Boston.com

Online article highlighting train events that are happening this holiday season.

Published Date: 2020-11-27

Featuring: Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | The Shore Line Trolley 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

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: Safe Visits with Santa

WRCH-FM

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

Published Date: 2020-12-15

Featuring: Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | SoNo Collection | The Shore Line Trolley Museum | Wickham Park

Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut: Easter

WRCH-FM, WRCH-FM Online

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

Published Date: 2021-03-30

Featuring: Connecticut Trolley Museum | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Millwright's Restaurant | New England Air Museum | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Shore Line Trolley Museum