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The CT Ambassadors from UnlockingConnecticut.com are at it again! Check their list of amazing places to eat in Fairfield County.
Hey, foodies! Fairfield County has plenty of amazingly fabulous eating establishments and we're sharing some that have impressed us during our travels. From BBQ to Vietnamese, to burgers, to wine bars, and then some, here are some spots you need to put on your "gotta try it" list! Your taste buds and belly will thank you.
Featuring: Artisan Restaurant, Tavern & Garden | City of Danbury | Sycamore Drive-In Restaurant | The Cue | The Spread | Town of Bethel
Whether you go out for lunch in the sun or dinner and cocktails under the stars, Connecticut has plenty of spots to enjoy a meal “above it all.” Check out a few of our favorite rooftop restaurants, patios and decks with a view.
Featuring: Bee & Thistle Inn & Spa | Cava Restaurant | City of Stamford | Elbow Room | Elm City Social | Florence Griswold Museum | Gelston House | Hopkins Inn Restaurant | Hopkins Vineyard | Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk | Oyster Club | Peaches Southern Pub & Juke Joint | Priam Vineyards | Rocks 21 | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Stony Creek Brewery | The Russian Lady | Town of Bethel | Town of Glastonbury
These dessert creations give sweet a whole new meaning. From monstrous sundaes to delicious gourmet donuts, indulge in some tasty Connecticut eats and share a photo that’ll trigger even your healthiest Instagram follower’s sweet tooth. With our Instagrammable Connecticut series, we’re inviting Instagrammers to share their pictures.
Featuring: City of Hartford | City of New Haven | Milkcraft - Fairfield | Sugar Factory American Brasserie | Town of Bethel
Planning a vacation or just a day out with the family can be made ten times more difficult if you’ve got a teenager to please. Whether they’re tweens growing out of kid’s stuff or full-blown teenagers with a driver’s license and an attitude, we asked a few of them to share some pain-free experiences that can help make any outing more fun for the whole family.
Featuring: Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park | Copper Creek Mini Golf at Nature's Art Village | Escape New Haven | Farmington River Tubing | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Mystified Escape Rooms | Nomads Adventure Quest | PEZ Visitor Center | Pursue the Clues | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Sugar Factory American Brasserie | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | The Connecticut Pizza Trail | The Spa at Norwich Inn | Town of Bethel
Connecticut has always been a favorite location for filmmakers, in fact, quite a few Academy Award-nominated productions have filmed here. The variety and diversity of locations available, coupled with a helpful Film Office, makes the state ideal for television, film and digital shoots. It was difficult to narrow down the list, but here are some of the more well-known movies you may recognize—and the Connecticut towns that played a role.
Featuring: City of Bridgeport | City of Norwalk | City of Shelton | City of Stamford | City of Waterbury | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Mohegan Sun | Mystic Pizza | Mystic Seaport Museum | Town of Beacon Falls | Town of Bethel | Town of Darien | Town of Farmington | Town of Greenwich | Town of New Canaan | Town of Redding | Town of Trumbull | Yale University Visitor Center
One of the best parts about being on the road in the summer in Connecticut is stopping at a drive-in for a quick but tasty meal. The state has many such spots, but here are eight of the most tried and true.
Featuring: Blackie's Hot Dogs | Glenwood Drive-In | Harry's Place | Sea Swirl of Mystic | Stowe's Seafood | Town of Bethel | Town of New Milford | Town of Stratford
One thing that's great about Connecticut's compact, manageable size is that you're never far from a great roadside meal, especially in summer. In fact, there are so many good ones that we couldn't stop at five or 10 or even 15 - our list of 20 doesn't even cover the entire scene, of course, but it's a good place to start. Here they are, in brief and in alphabetical order. Can you get to them all?
Featuring: Abbott's Lobster in the Rough | Blackie's Hot Dogs | Captain Scott's Lobster Dock | City of Bristol | Clam Castle | Glenwood Drive-In | Guida's Drive-in Restaurant | Harry's Place | Sea Swirl of Mystic | Stowe's Seafood | Town of Bethel | Town of Fairfield | Town of Guilford | Town of New Milford | Town of Old Saybrook | Town of Southbury | Town of Southington | Town of Stratford
We’re excited to welcome a new CT Ambassador, Kevin Mardorf of CTBeer.com! Kevin has given us a list of great spots for beer lovers over the next few months! Check out his list below, and make sure you bookmark CTBeer.com for upcoming beer fests and other events!
It's officially beer fest season! Now is the time to get your train tickets or designated drivers in order. Here's a heads up on 10 upcoming Connecticut spring & summer beer festivals to put on your to-do list.
Featuring: City of Stamford | City of Waterbury | Eli Cannon's Tap Room | New England Brewing Company | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Ski Sundown | The Connecticut Beer Trail | Town of Bethel | Town of Fairfield | Two Roads Area 2
Every September, the city of Munich, Germany comes alive with the legendary Oktoberfest celebration. Here in Connecticut, the tradition carries on with various events around the state in September and October. Check out a few of the Oktoberfest-style celebrations going on this fall.
Featuring: City of Hartford | City of Meriden | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of Norwich | City of Shelton | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Town of Bethel | Town of Branford | Town of Chester | Town of Derby | Town of Middlebury | Town of Westport | Two Roads Brewing Company
Meet the CT Ambassadors! CTvisit.com is proud to partner with some of the region's most popular bloggers for ideas, insights and inspiration from the people who are lucky enough to call Connecticut home, like the bloggers behind Unlocking Connecticut, who wrote this article.
Sober curious? Resolving to live a healthier lifestyle? We’ve got seven uniquely delicious, non-alcoholic beverage experiences from around the state you should try this month.
Featuring: City of Bridgeport | City of Danbury | Town of Bethel | Town of Manchester | Town of Southbury | Town of Stratford | Town of Wallingford
Looking for the best restaurants in Connecticut? There are so many great spots to choose from, so we turned to the Connecticut Restaurant Association for the 2019 winners and nominees of its annual CRAzies Awards. The awards consider hundreds of contenders, select a short list of nominee finalists, and finally, award winners for the best restaurants in each region. These spots were each chosen by more than 10,000 public ballots, as well as a panel of 25 judges made up of media restaurant reviewers, food writers, influencers, critics and past winners. Hope you’ve brought your appetite!
Featuring: Cafemantic | City of Danbury | City of New Haven | City of New London | David Burke Prime Steakhouse | Millwright's Restaurant | Oyster Club | Present Company | ROIA Restaurant | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Strega Restaurant | Tavern at Graybarns | Town of Bethel | Town of Chester | Town of Kent | Town of Stonington | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Winvian Farm
Overview: The days may be shorter, but there's even more to do in Connecticut come September. For example, get lost in one of Connecticut's many impressive corn mazes, now at the height of their popularity.
Featuring: Angevine Farm | Black Hog Brewing Company | Castle Hill Farm | City of Hartford | City of Meriden | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of Norwich | City of Shelton | City of Stamford | City of Waterbury | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Fort Hill Farms | Hartford Yard Goats | Hilton Hartford Hotel | Lighthouse Point Park | Lyman Orchards | March Farm | Mohegan Sun | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mountain Biking at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | New England Brewing Company | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Ocean Beach Park | Relic Brewing Company | Rosedale Farms & Vineyards | Silverman's Farm | Stony Creek Brewery | The Connecticut Beer Trail | The Hops Company | The Pickin Patch at Woodford Farm | Town of Bethel | Town of Branford | Town of Chester | Town of East Hampton | Town of Griswold | Town of Manchester | Town of Middlebury | Town of Naugatuck | Town of North Haven | Town of South Windsor | Town of Trumbull | Town of Westport