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Comstock Ferre, Wethersfield

Christmas Movies Filmed in Connecticut

Every holiday season, networks like Hallmark and Lifetime play romantic, sweet movies that make everyone fall in love with Christmas. This year, quite a few of these movies have recently been filmed here in Connecticut, capturing the magic of our small towns.

Featuring: Amato's Toy and Hobby | City of New Britain | City of Norwich | Griswold Inn | Harkness Memorial State Park | Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre | Lucky Lou's Bar & Grill | Olde Mistick Village | Silas W. Robbins House | Stonington Borough | Town of Branford | Town of Colchester | Town of Essex | Town of Mystic | Town of North Haven | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Stonington | Town of Wethersfield | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

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

Enjoying the foliage view

Savor the Best of Fall in Connecticut with These Leaf “Pairings”

You’ve heard of wine pairings. Well, in Connecticut, we’ve got a few leaf “pairings” for you— tips on experiencing the dramatic and diverse foliage of a Connecticut fall, while enjoying a few great autumn activities. For the best viewing times, use our Foliage Finder to see when color is expected throughout the state.

Featuring: Campbell Falls State Park Reserve | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Wine Trail | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Gouveia Vineyards | Haley Farm State Park | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Indian Well State Park | Lake Waramaug State Park | Mansion at Bald Hill | The Glass House | The Library | Town of Essex | Town of New Canaan | Wadsworth Falls State Park

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8 Connecticut Towns with Real Holiday Spirit

No one dresses up for the holiday season quite like Connecticut. To find a few of the towns that show particularly scenic levels of festive spirit, we consulted the photo book, A Connecticut Christmas by Caryn B. Davis. We’re sharing some of her photographs that we think perfectly capture the charm of Connecticut and the warmth of the holiday season! 

Featuring: City of Meriden | City of New Haven | Cornwall Bridge Pottery | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Falls Village Inn | Griswold Inn | Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann Restaurant | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Libby's Italian Pastry Shop | Little House Brewing Company | Mystic Aquarium | New Haven Green | Olde Mistick Village | Pattaconk 1850 Bar & Grille | The Litchfield Inn | The Shops at Yale | The Village Restaurant | Thompson Chocolate | Town of Chester | Town of Essex | Town of Greenwich | Town of Litchfield | Town of Mystic | Town of Newtown | West Cornwall Covered Bridge

Branford Shore

5 Connecticut Small Towns to Explore with Kids

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 CT Ambassadors article is from our friends at Mommy Poppins Connecticut

Cities like New York and Boston can be fun, but just a short drive to Connecticut and you'll find 169 inviting towns that dot the countryside, hills, and coastline. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventures, wonderful museums with fun family programing, or just strolling charming town centers, browsing the shops and enjoying great food, you can find it all in these small towns in Connecticut.

Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Connecticut River Museum | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Flamig Farm | Griswold Inn | Kent Falls State Park | Lobster Shack | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream | Mystic Seaport Museum | Sea Mist Thimble Island Cruise, LLC | Stony Creek Brewery | Stratton Brook State Park | Town of Branford | Town of Essex | Town of Kent | Town of Mystic | Town of Simsbury

Connecticut River Museum, Essex

Arriving by Water — Connecticut’s Port Towns

Over 300 miles of Connecticut’s coastline hug the shore of Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. So it’s no surprise that many of the region’s early European settlers arrived by sea. Working seaports were among the first industries here as well, and today these coastal towns and cities still maintain their maritime character while welcoming travelers with classic New England charm. As many visitors still like to arrive in Connecticut by private boat or public ferry, we’re suggesting a few port towns that make it easy to visit for a day or even longer.

Featuring: Audubon Guilford Salt Meadow Sanctuary | City of New London | City of Norwalk | Connecticut River Museum | Cross Sound Ferry Lighthouse Cruise | Discover East Lyme | Docking at Mystic Seaport Museum | Downtown Essex | Essex Island Marina | Fort Trumbull Marina | Griswold Inn | Guilford Art Center | Guilford Mooring | Guilford Town Marina | Guilford Walking Tours | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Pizza | Mystic Point Marina | Mystic River Marina | Mystic Seaport Museum | New London Historic Waterfront District | Niantic Bay Shellfish Market & Farm | Paddle Mystic-Mystic River Adventure Company | Port Niantic | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Shoreline Segway | Skipper's Seafood Restaurant | SoNo Nightlife | Thamesport Marina | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of Essex | Town of Guilford | Town of Mystic

Connecticut Favorite Towns for Art & Culture

Connecticut’s Favorite Towns for Arts and Culture

The state of Connecticut is filled with picturesque towns. That’s why so many artists, musicians, photographers and authors are drawn to them. And that’s exactly what makes them a great place to visit. Here are a few towns where you can explore galleries, studios, gardens, theaters and more, as well as great places to stay, eat and shop!

Featuring: B&B at Bartlett Farm | Carriage Barn Arts Center | Connecticut Art Trail | Connecticut River Artisans | Cooley Gallery | Cooper & Smith Gallery | Copper Beech Inn | Essex Art Association Gallery | Florence Griswold Museum | Grace Farms | Guilford Art Center | Guilford Walking Tours | Ivoryton Playhouse | Lyme Academy of Fine Arts | Lyme Art Association | Old Lyme Arts District | Old Lyme Inn | Ridgefield Guild of Artists | Ridgefield Playhouse | Ridgefield Theater Barn | Roger Sherman Inn | Silvermine Arts Center | Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Bird Nest Salon & Gallery | The Glass House | The West Lane Inn | Town of Essex | Town of Guilford | Town of New Canaan | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Ridgefield | Weir Farm National Historic Site

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations!

With so many St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and festivities around the state this March, it’s easy to be green! Join in the fun and take part in Celtic traditions throughout Connecticut. There are parades, Celtic music, food and events, and plenty of good Irish cheer for all!

Featuring: City of Bridgeport | City of Hartford | City of Meriden | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of New London | City of Norwich | City of Stamford | Connecticut Irish-American Heritage Trail | Garde Arts Center | H.C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center | Ireland's Great Hunger Museum | Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts | New Britain Museum of American Art | Stony Creek Brewery | Town of East Lyme | Town of Essex | Town of Greenwich | Town of Mystic | Town of Putnam | Town of Southington

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 | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of Essex | Visit Collinsville

Stamford Parade

4 Memorable Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving in Connecticut

The Thanksgiving holiday is on November 28 this year, and there are so many ways to enjoy this special time of friends, family and delicious food around the state.

Featuring: City of Stamford | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Town of Essex | Town of Manchester | Town of South Windsor

Romantic Fall Getaways

Romantic Getaway Ideas for Fall

There are dozens of reasons why fall is considered one of the most romantic seasons of the year. Between the changing leaves, crisp air and roaring fireplaces—fall is the perfect time for a weekend away to unplug and reconnect with your significant other. To help you do just that, we’ve rounded up a selection of romantic fall getaway itineraries in Connecticut. This list of possibilities offers links to distinct, full itineraries. See which one appeals most, then just pack up, go and enjoy.

Featuring: City of Hartford | Essex Clipper Dinner Train | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Lake Waramaug State Park | Town of Essex | Town of Litchfield | Town of Wethersfield

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 Islanders | 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 | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Ski Sundown | Spa at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Sundial Gardens & Tea Shop | Tea Roses Tea Room | The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts | 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 March

36 Things to Do in Connecticut This March

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

Featuring: Aer Blarney Balloons, LLC | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library | Berkshire Balloons | Bridgeport Islanders | Cheshire Coffee | City of Hartford | Connecticut Convention Center | Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut State Museum of Natural History & Connecticut Archaeology Center | Connecticut Whale | Craftsman Cliff Roasters | Fired Up | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Greenwood Glass Blowing Studio Gallery & School | Gunn Memorial Library & Historical Museum | Hartford Wolfpack | Higher Grounds Coffee House & Art Gallery | IT Adventure Ropes Course | JavaHut Cafe & Bistro | Mattatuck Museum | Middletown Roller Skating Rink | MindBreak Escape Rooms | Molten Java | Museum of Connecticut History | Mystic Aquarium | Mystified Escape Rooms | Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center | Safe Harbor Escape Rooms | Shubert Theatre | SoNo Nightlife | Tavern on Main | Tea Roses Tea Room | Team vs Time - Premier Room Escape | The Storyteller's Cottage | Town of Avon | Town of Essex | Town of Kent | Town of Naugatuck | Town of Putnam | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Seymour | Town of Southington | Town of Stonington | Toyota Oakdale Theatre | Wigwam Escape

Dine Out While Stayin In

Ways to Dine Out While Staying In

During this trying time, many Connecticut restaurants that have shifted their offerings to accommodate safety – and have gone the extra mile to support the community and make in-home eating enjoyable.

Many restaurants in the state are now offering takeout or delivery, but we wanted to highlight a few that are offering particularly notable experiences. As the state’s situation quickly evolves, each restaurant’s offering may evolve just as quickly, so be sure to check with each spot before placing your order.

Featuring: Arethusa al tavolo | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Brewery Legitimus | Brignole Vineyards | Chamard Vineyards | Charter Oak Brewing Company | City Steam Brewery Cafe | City of Middletown | Connecticut Valley Brewing Company | Elicit Brewing Co. | Geronimo Bar & Grill | Half Full Brewery | Hog River Brewing Company | Kinsmen Brewing Company | Maugle Sierra Vineyards & Winery | Priam Vineyards | Sayulita | Terrain Garden Cafe | The White Hart | These Guys Brewing Company | Town of Essex | Town of Fairfield | Town of Manchester | Town of Middlefield | Town of Mystic | Town of Old Saybrook | Town of Ridgefield | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Two Roads Brewing Company | Urban Lodge Brewing | l'escale

Virtual Activities for Families

Virtual Activities for Families

As the weeks of keeping our families safe at home continue, parents are looking for virtual activities to engage, teach, and add some structure to their kids’ day. 

Many popular Connecticut attractions are now offering a wide array of virtual experiences from live animal webcams, to arts and crafts classes, science demonstrations, yoga classes for kids and nightly bedtime story readings. Enjoy these as a family, or grab a little time away without feeling guilty about your kids’ screen time.

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

Featuring: Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry | City of Bridgeport | City of Danbury | City of Meriden | City of New Haven | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Fairfield Museum & History Center | Gunn Memorial Library & Historical Museum | Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Mattatuck Museum | Meigs Point Nature Center | Mystic Aquarium | Mystified Escape Rooms | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Shubert Theatre | Stepping Stones Museum for Children | The Children's Museum | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of Ashford | Town of Berlin | Town of Bethel | Town of Cheshire | Town of Cheshire | Town of Essex | Town of Guilford | Town of Hamden | Town of Madison | Town of Mystic | Town of Portland | Town of Salisbury | Town of Stonington | Town of Wallingford | Town of Wallingford | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Westport Country Playhouse

Come to Connecticut to “Find Fall Faster” in New England

Come to Connecticut to “Find Fall Faster” in New England

Crisp, cool air, vibrantly colored leaves, farm stands overflowing with apples and pumpkins — no other part of the country celebrates the fall season quite like Connecticut. It’s the perfect time of year to immerse yourself in classic New England experiences, and Connecticut makes it easy to do them all, in a short amount of time. Here are a few of the most popular fall activities and attractions you can enjoy safely this year. 

Featuring: Bradley International Airport | City of New Haven | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Silverman's Farm | Steamboat Inn | Talcott Mountain State Park | The West Lane Inn | Town of Essex | Winvian Farm

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 | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Norwalk Historical Society | Ray of Light Farm | Rogers Orchards Sunnymount Farm | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Sonny's Place | 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

33 Things to Do in Connecticut This December

33 Things to Do in Connecticut This December

Looking for something to do in Connecticut in December? 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 December.

Featuring: Alice in the Village | Bantam Lake | Blue Ox Axe Throwing - Bridgeport | Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree Farm | City of Bristol | City of New Haven | Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Danbury Ice Arena | Delamar West Hartford | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Goodwin Park | Guilford Art Center | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Lake Waramaug State Park | Lighthouse Point Park | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Lou's Christmas Tree Farm | Lyman Allyn Art Museum | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mystic Seaport Museum | New Britain Museum of American Art | Olde Mistick Village | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center | Salt Cave of Darien | Shubert Theatre | Ski Sundown | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk | The Shops at Farmington Valley | The Spa at Norwich Inn | Thrillz High Flying Adventure Park | Town of Chester | Town of Cornwall | Town of Essex | Town of Franklin | Town of Greenwich | Town of Guilford | Town of Hebron | Town of Litchfield | Town of Mystic | Town of New Milford | Town of Stonington | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | Wickham Park | Wilton Historical Society | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center | Wood Memorial Library & Museum | Yurechko Tree Farm

Safe & Sweet: Valentine's Day in 2021

Safe & Sweet: Valentine's Day in 2021

How sweet it is to be loved by your special someone. And while Valentine’s Day celebrations may look a bit different this year, you can still infuse romance into every moment. To make it a day your date will cherish, (maybe even for a lifetime) we’ve put together a guide to a safe and memorable Valentine’s Day in 2021.

Featuring: Adventure Rooms | Axe It | Ballo Italian at Mohegan Sun | City of Hartford | City of Meriden | City of New Haven | City of Shelton | City of Waterbury | Connecticut Beer Tours | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | David Burke Prime Steakhouse | Divine Treasures | Escape New Haven | Escapology Escape Rooms | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun | Manor House Inn | Middletown Roller Skating Rink | Mind Factory Escape Games | Mission Escape Games | Mohegan Sun | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | Muse Paintbar (West Hartford) | Mystified Escape Rooms | Noteworthy Chocolates | Odin's Keep Axe House | Painting with a Twist | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - New Haven | Pursue the Clues | Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center | Stumpy's Hatchet House | Sugar Factory American Brasserie | Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods | The Chocolate Shell | The Corner Restaurant | The Goodwin Hotel | Todd English's Tuscany | Town of Avon | Town of Branford | Town of Chester | Town of Essex | Town of Hamden | Town of Stratford | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Town of Woodstock | Wigwam Escape

31 Things to Do in Central Connecticut this Winter

31 Things to Do in Central Connecticut this Winter

Temperatures are dropping, snow is falling — it’s winter in Connecticut. While the air is cooling down, seasonal fun is heating 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 winter season in Central Connecticut.

Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Antiques on the Farmington | B&B at Bartlett Farm | BAR | Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar | Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum | Barnes Museum (c.1836) | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Beech Tree Cottages | Bella's Café | Broken Arrow Nursery | By The Sea Day Spa | Carbone's Kitchen | Cava Restaurant | Central Rock Gym | Chester Bulkley House B&B | City Climb Gym | City Gallery | City Steam Brewery Cafe | City of Hartford | City of Meriden | City of New Haven | Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library | Connecticut Science Center | Copper Beech Inn | Delamar Spa West Hartford | Dinosaur State Park | Dzen Tree Farm | East Rock Brewing Company | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Escape New Haven | Essex Clipper Dinner Train | Farmington Canal Linear Park | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Giuffrida Park | Griswold Inn | Guilford Art Center | Hill-Stead Museum | Hops on the Hill Brewery | Hurst Farm Country Store & Greenhouses | Hydeville Sugar Shack | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Joseph's Tree Farm | Kehler Liddell Gallery | Key to the Past Antique Center | La Luna Ristorante | Lake Cottage | Lessard Lanes Family Entertainment Center | Louis' Lunch | Lutz Children's Museum | Madison Beach Hotel | Middletown Roller Skating Rink | Miller Tree Farm | Millwright's Restaurant | Millwright's Restaurant | Mission Escape Games | Modern Apizza | Mount Southington Ski Area | New Britain Museum of American Art | New England Air Museum | New England Air Museum | New Haven Museum | No Worries Brewery | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Nomads Adventure Quest | On Track Karting | PEZ Visitor Center | Painting with a Twist | Penwood State Park | Pond House Cafe | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Prime Climb Mountain Fun | Rockland Preserve | Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center | Rose's Berry Farm | Sally's Apizza | Saoco Restaurant | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Sleeping Giant State Park | Soarin' Indoors | Stone Age Rock Gym | Stony Creek Brewery | Taste of New Haven Tours | The Antiques Depot | The Blake Hotel | The Children's Museum | The Place 2 Be | The Sculpture Mile | The Shops at Yale | The Vault Virtual Reality | Town of Avon | Town of Chester | Town of Essex | Town of Farmington | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Plainville | Town of West Hartford | Town of Wethersfield | Union League Café | Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of Connecticut | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Walker Loden (Madison) | Walker Loden (Madison) | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | West Rock Ridge State Park | Wharton Brook State Park | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center | Yale Center for British Art

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 Adventure Sports 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 | Shore Line Trolley Museum | 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 | 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

34 Things to Do in Central Connecticut this Fall

34 Things to Do in Central Connecticut this Fall

When the air is crisp and vibrant foliage hues emerge, so do safe and fun fall activities. From active adventure and family fun to relaxation and romantic escapes, here’s your guide to the fall season in Central Connecticut.

Featuring: 5 Churches Brewing | Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford | BAR | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Bear's Smokehouse (New Haven) | Bear's Smokehouse (South Windsor) | Bear's Smokehouse (Windsor) | Belltown Hill Orchards | Berkshire Balloons | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Boardman House Inn | Book Trader Café | Bradley Mountain Farm | Bradley Mountain Farm | Branford River Paddlesports, Kayaks and Tours | Brignole Vineyards | Buttermilk Lane Farm | By The Sea Day Spa | Cedar Hill Cemetery | City Climb Gym | City Gallery | City of Milford | City of New Britain | City of New Haven | Claire's Corner Copia | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library | Copper Beech Inn | Corner Pug | Delamar Spa West Hartford | Divine Treasures | Drazen Orchards | Easy Pickin's Orchard | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Escape New Haven | Farmington Canal Linear Park | Flamig Farm | Flora | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Gallery on the Green | Geronimo Bar & Grill | Gillette Castle State Park | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Gouveia Vineyards | GrandView Camp Resort and Cottages | Griswold Inn Tap Room | Grove Street Cemetery | Guilford Art Center | Hey Day Antiques | Hickory Hill Orchards | Historic Wethersfield | Hops on the Hill Brewery | House of Naan Indian Kitchen & Bar | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | IT Adventure Ropes Course | J. Timothy's Taverne | Johnny Appleseed's Farm | Johnson's Duckpin Lanes | Karabin Farms | Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center | Kinsmen Brewing Company | Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale Restaurant (Westbrook) | Lyman Orchards | Maple View Farm | Maple View Farm | Mattabesett Blue Trail | McLean Game Refuge | Middletown Roller Skating Rink | Milford Historical Society | Millers Pond State Park | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | New England Cider Company | On Track Karting | Overshores Brewing Company | Penwood State Park | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | R.J. Julia Booksellers | Ray of Light Farm | Real Art Ways | Rhythm Brewing Company | Rockland Preserve | Rogers Orchards Shuttle Meadow Farm | Rose's Berry Farm | Sayulita | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Simsbury 1820 House | Smash Avenue | Soarin' Indoors | Stanley-Whitman House | Stowe's Seafood | Talcott Mountain State Park | Tap & vine | Ted's Montana Grill | The Children's Museum | The Chowder Pot of Hartford | The Pickin Patch at Woodford Farm | The Place 2 Be | The Wallingford Victorian Inn | Thimble Island Brewing Company | Three Girls Vegan Creamery | Town of Avon | Town of Chester | Town of Essex | Town of Farmington | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Hamden | Town of Hamden | Town of Manchester | Town of Old Saybrook | Town of Portland | Town of West Hartford | Traveler Restaurant | Treat Farm | Union League Café | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | West Rock Ridge State Park | Wickham Park | Wolf's Den Family Campground | Yale Center for British Art | Yankee Cider Barn at Staehly Farms

Coastal Central Connecticut

Coastal Central Connecticut

Coastal Central Connecticut takes you everywhere from the Thimble Islands to elegant seaside resorts, walkable beach towns and more. Below, discover a few of Central Connecticut's coastal towns and ways to enjoy them.

Featuring: Ashley's Ice Cream (Branford) | Ashley's Ice Cream (Madison) | Audubon Guilford Salt Meadow Sanctuary | B&B at Bartlett Farm | Bear's Smokehouse (New Haven) | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Black Rock Fort and Fort Nathan Hale | Black Seal Seafood Grille | Blazing Fresh Donuts | Branford Point Beach | Branford River Paddlesports, Kayaks and Tours | Carlson's Landing | Chaffinch Island Park | City Point Kitchen | City of New Haven | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut Shoreline Bike/Boat Tour | East Wharf Beach | Essex Art Association Gallery | Essex Clipper Dinner Train | Essex Paint & Sip | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Goodspeed Opera House Tour | Griswold Inn | Guilford Lobster Pound | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Harvey's Beach | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Ivoryton Playhouse | Jacob's Beach | Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center | La Luna Ristorante | Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale Restaurant (Madison) | Lenny's Indian Head | Lighthouse Point Park | Liv's Shack - Old Saybrook | M&J Beach Grille & Seafood | Nightjack Sportsfishing | Old Saybrook Town Beach | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - New Haven | R.J. Julia Booksellers | Real Escape | Saybrook Point Miniature Golf | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Scotch Plains Tavern | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Sea Mist Thimble Island Cruise, LLC | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Shoreline Segway | Stony Creek Beach | Stony Creek Brewery | Taste of New Haven Tours | The Antiques Depot | The Blake Hotel | The Cottage | The Essex Public Market & Food Hall | The Homestead Madison | The Place | The Sculpture Mile | The Village Chocolatier | The Wharf Restaurant | Thimble Island Brewing Company | Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast | Town of Branford | Town of Essex | Town of Guilford | Town of Madison | Town of Old Saybrook | Victorian on the Village Green | Volsunga IV Thimble Island Cruise | Yale Center for British Art | Yale University Art Gallery

Unique Places to Stay — Connecticut's Most Unconventional Accommodations

Unique Places to Stay — Connecticut's Most Unconventional Accommodations

Ever slept in a helicopter? Or booked an overnight in a luxury treehouse? When getting away, why not make every detail extraordinary – including where you stay. Connecticut’s unconventional accommodations make for truly unique experiences and endless Instagram photo-ops. From refurbished spaces and glamping tents to modern marvels, storybook-like cottages and beyond, here are some of the state’s most one-of-a-kind places to stay.

Featuring: Captain Grant's, 1754 | City of Norwich | City of Stamford | Club Getaway | Finnegan's Farm, West | House of 1833 B&B | Lake Compounce Campground | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Sticks and Stones Farm | The Study at Yale | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Cornwall | Town of Deep River | Town of Essex | Town of Granby | Town of Guilford | Town of Salisbury | Town of Stonington | Town of Thompson | Town of Willington | Town of Woodbridge | Winvian Farm | Woolley Acres Farm

Halloween Fun for 2021

Halloween Fun for 2021

Halloween is around the corner and this year, Connecticut is filled with tricks, treats, and spooky celebrations. From zombie fashion shows, pumpkin festivals and scarecrow contests to ghost tours, haunted hayrides and beyond, there are plenty of fantastic frights to go around. To make sure you make the most of the season, we’ve broken down all the happenings – from kid-friendly events to truly scary experiences. Happy hauntings!

Featuring: Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard | Cedar Hill Cemetery | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of Norwich | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Fairview Tree Farm | Hempsted Houses | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lyman Orchards | Mystic Seaport Museum | Nathan Hale Homestead | Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Rogers Orchards Shuttle Meadow Farm | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center | SoNo Collection | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | Town of Essex | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Lebanon | Town of Plymouth | Town of Putnam | Town of Wallingford | Town of Wethersfield | Wilton Historical Society | Windham Textile and History Museum | Yankee Cider Barn at Staehly Farms


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Christmas at Connecticut River Antiques

A Connecticut Christmas

Overview: Visit towns across Connecticut as they dress up for the season with decorations, light displays and of course, the natural beauty of a New England winter. Happy Holidays from all of us at Connecticut Tourism!​​

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Sent: 2018-12-19

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Featuring: City of Hartford | City of Meriden | City of New Haven | City of Torrington | Copper Beech Inn | Cornwall Bridge Pottery | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Falls Village Inn | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Goodspeed Musicals - The Terris Theatre | Griswold Inn | Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann Restaurant | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Infinity Music Hall (Hartford) | KidsPlay Children's Museum | Lady Katharine Cruises - Hartford | Libby's Italian Pastry Shop | Mohegan Sun | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | New Haven Green | Olde Mistick Village | Pattaconk 1850 Bar & Grille | Riverwind Inn Bed & Breakfast | Saint Clements Castle | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Ski Sundown | The Litchfield Inn | The Shops at Yale | The Village Restaurant | Thompson Chocolate | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Chester | Town of Essex | Town of Greenwich | Town of Litchfield | Town of Mystic | Town of Westport | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | West Cornwall Covered Bridge

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.

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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!

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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

Thanksgiving Turkey

Serve Up New Thanksgiving Family Memories

Overview: Make this year’s gathering even more special, or maybe start a new tradition. Check out these ideas for doing Thanksgiving Connecticut-style.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-11-08

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Featuring: Artisan Restaurant, Tavern & Garden | Avon Old Farms Hotel | B&B at Bartlett Farm | Barcelona Wine Bar | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Blue Venture Fishing Charters | Bluefin Sportfishing Charters | Bulls Bridge | Circle Hotel Fairfield | City of Stamford | Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard | Clarke Outdoors | Comstock Covered Bridge | Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum & Sanctuary | Connecticut Wine Trail | Copper Beech Inn | Deacon John Graves House (c.1685) | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Escape 101 | Escape New Haven | Essex Clipper Dinner Train | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Fairfield Museum & History Center | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | Fire at the Ridge | Flamig Farm | Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Gozzi's Turkey Farm | Griswold Inn | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Hammonasset Beach State Park Campground | Hidden Valley Preserve | Holmberg Orchards & Winery | Hopkins Inn | Hopkins Vineyard | Hotel Hi-Ho | Housatonic Anglers | Inn at Middletown | J House Greenwich | Keeler Tavern Museum (c.1713) | Kent Falls Brewing Company | Kent Falls State Park | Lake Compounce Campground | Lake Mohegan | Lake Waramaug State Park | Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale Restaurant (Madison) | Lock Museum of America | Lucius Pond Ordway/Devil's Den Preserve | Macedonia Brook State Park | Main Street Antiques | Maple Bank Farm | Mashamoquet Brook State Park | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Mill on the River | Millwright's Restaurant | MindBreak Escape Rooms | Mystic Seaport Museum | Mystified Escape Rooms | Odetah Camping Resort | Penwood State Park | R.J. Julia Booksellers | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Rockland Preserve | Rosedale Farms & Vineyards | Roseland Cottage Museum | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Silverman's Farm | SoundWaters | Talcott Mountain State Park | Tavern at the Armory | Team vs Time - Premier Room Escape | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Simsbury Inn | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The White Hart | The Windemere B&B | Todd English's Tuscany | Town of Essex | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of Kent | Town of Litchfield | Town of Madison | Town of Manchester | Town of Washington | Town of Wethersfield | Tulmeadow Farm Store and Ice Cream Shop | Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route in Connecticut | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | West Cornwall Covered Bridge | elm Restaurant

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 | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Silas W. Robbins House | 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

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!

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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

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.

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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 | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Lyman Orchards | Mattatuck Museum | Milford Historical Society | Mystic Seaport Museum | Nathan Hale Homestead | Norwalk Historical Society | Ray of Light Farm | Rogers Orchards Shuttle Meadow Farm | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Shubert Theatre | Silverman's Farm | Sleeping Giant State Park | Sonny's Place | Tarrywile Park & Mansion | The Litchfield Inn | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Pickin Patch at Woodford Farm | 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

Safe & Sweet Valentine's Day

Safe & Sweet Valentine's Day

Overview: Valentine’s Day is near, and love is in the air. Whether you’re newly dating or longtime sweethearts, Connecticut businesses are working diligently to prioritize safety, so you can focus on romance. From unique date spots and one-of-a-kind gifts to at-home date nights, unforgettable sweets and more, here’s how to have a safe and sweet Valentine’s Day.

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Sent: 2021-01-28

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Featuring: Adventure Rooms | Axe It | Ballo Italian at Mohegan Sun | City of Hartford | City of Meriden | City of Waterbury | Connecticut Antiques Trail | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut River Museum | David Burke Prime Steakhouse | Divine Treasures | Escape New Haven | Escapology Escape Rooms | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun | Manor House Inn | Middletown Roller Skating Rink | Mind Factory Escape Games | Mission Escape Games | Mohegan Sun | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | Muse Paintbar (West Hartford) | Mystified Escape Rooms | Noteworthy Chocolates | Odin's Keep Axe House | Painting with a Twist | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - New Haven | Pursue the Clues | Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center | Stumpy's Hatchet House | Sugar Factory American Brasserie | Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods | The Chocolate Shell | The Corner Restaurant | The Goodwin Hotel | Todd English's Tuscany | Town of Avon | Town of Chester | Town of Essex | Town of Hamden | Town of Salisbury | Town of Woodstock | Wigwam Escape

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.

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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

Soak Up the Summer

Soak Up the Summer

Overview: Soak up summer while you can! This August, get out and make the most of every moment — from golfing and foodie fests to beach days, sunflowers and everything in between. Check out these ways to say “yes” to August adventure.

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Sent: 2021-08-06

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Featuring: Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Andrews Homestead (1760) | Athenian Diner | Bigelow Hollow State Park | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | Blackledge Country Club | Branford Point Beach | Brownstone Adventure Sports Park | Burying Hill Beach | Café Flo | Captain Grant's, 1754 | Cava Restaurant | City of Norwalk | City of Norwich | City of Stamford | Clarke Outdoors | Club Getaway | Cockaponset State Forest | Connecticut's Old State House | Daniel Benton Homestead (c.1720) | Elbow Room | Elm City Social | Elm Street Diner | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Esker Point Beach | Fairview Farm Golf Course | Farmington River Tubing | Florence Griswold Museum | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Gelston House | Gillette Ridge Golf Club | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Gulf Beach | Hammonasset Beach State Park | High George Rooftop Restaurant | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hopkins Inn | Hopkins Vineyard | Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk | Housatonic Museum of Art | House of 1833 B&B | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Jennings Beach | Joy Ride Charters of Connecticut | Lake Compounce Campground | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lighthouse Point Park | Macedonia Brook State Park | Main Stream Canoes & Kayaks | Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace | Mansfield Hollow State Park | Mattabesett Blue Trail | Matterhorn Mini Golf | Mystic Diner | Mystic Whaler Cruises | Nathan Hale Homestead | New Hartford Diner | Ocean Beach Park | Old Lyme Inn | Oyster Club | Peaches Southern Pub & Juke Joint | Penfield Beach | Pleasant Valley Drive-In | Priam Vineyards | RiverQuest | Rocks 21 | Rocky Neck State Park | Rooftop 120 | Safari Golf | Salt of the Earth Therapeutic Spa | Saybrook Point Miniature Golf | Scoot & Paddle | Seabluff Beach | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Shenipsit State Forest | Shoreline Segway | Sky Zone - Norwalk | Sonny's Place | Sound View Beach | Southington Drive-In | Southport Beach | Spa at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Sticks and Stones Farm | Stonington Vineyards | Stony Creek Brewery | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | The Blake Hotel | The Place 2 Be | The Russian Lady | The Sloppy Waffle | The Study at Yale | Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park | Town of Avon | Town of Bethel | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Chester | Town of Cornwall | Town of Deep River | Town of East Hartford | Town of Essex | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Granby | Town of Guilford | Town of Hamden | Town of Lebanon | Town of Middlefield | Town of Naugatuck | Town of New Milford | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Old Saybrook | Town of Salisbury | Town of Stonington | Town of Thompson | Town of Washington | Town of Willington | Town of Windsor | Town of Wolcott | Town of Woodbridge | Town of Woodbury | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Weed Beach | White Sands Beach | Winvian Farm | Woolley Acres Farm | Yale Center for British Art

Plan a Colorful Fall

Plan a Colorful Fall

Overview: Add more colors to your fall this year. Kick off the season right with a full spectrum of vibrant experiences. From pumpkin picking to craft brews, zipline views and more, these autumn activities are a great way to start planning for fall in Full Color Connecticut.

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Sent: 2021-09-22

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Featuring: Abbott's Lobster in the Rough | Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill | BAD SONS Beer Company | Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard | Belltown Hill Orchards | Berkshire Balloons | Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery | Black Hog Brewing Company | Breck Marshall at Mystic Seaport | Brewery Legitimus | Campbell Falls State Park Reserve | Captain Scott's Lobster Dock | Chester Charter, Inc. | City of Hartford | City of Waterbury | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Shoreline Bike/Boat Tour | Connecticut Wine Trail | Covered Bridge Electric Bike Rental | Dinosaur State Park | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Essex Clipper Dinner Train | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Ferris Acres Creamery | Fields of Fire Adventure Park | Flamig Farm | Gold Rush Farm LLC | Gozzi's Turkey Farm | Great Falls Brewing Company & Depot Brewpub | Haley Farm State Park | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Hartford Yard Goats | Hidden Valley Preserve | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hogan's Cider Mill | Lake Waramaug State Park | Lee's Riding Stable | Lobster Landing | Lyman Orchards | Madison Beach Hotel | Millwright's Restaurant | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mystic Seaport Museum | New England Cider Company | Rich Farm Ice Cream | RiverQuest | Rocky Neck State Park | Rogers Orchards Sunnymount Farm | Rose's Berry Farm | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Sherwood Island State Park | Silverman's Farm | Skydive Danielson | Sport Hill Farm | Talcott Mountain State Park | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Pickin Patch at Woodford Farm | The Place | These Guys Brewing Company | Thimble Island Brewing Company | Thomas Hooker Brewing Company | Town of Easton | Town of Essex | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Guilford | Town of Litchfield | Town of Mystic | Town of Redding | Town of Simsbury | Town of Westport | Town of Wethersfield | Two Roads Brewing Company | UConn Dairy Bar | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | Yankee Cider Barn at Staehly Farms

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.

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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


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A River Runs Through It

AAA World

Online article from AAA World highlighting things to do and see in the Connecticut River Valley and along the Connecticut River.

Published Date: 2018-05-01

Featuring: Chester/Hadlyme Ferry | Connecticut River Museum | Eagle Landing State Park | Florence Griswold Museum | Gelston House | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Griswold Inn | Nehemiah Brainerd House B&B | RiverQuest | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Town of East Haddam | Town of Essex | Town of Lyme | Town of Westbrook

Shop 'til You Drop, Lounge By the Pool, Play Like a Puritan

The Day

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

Published Date: 2018-06-06

Featuring: Captain Elisha White House (1750), Buell Tool Museum & George Flynn Library | Guilford Art Center | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Hyland House Museum (1713) | Ivoryton Playhouse | Medad Stone Tavern Museum | North Haven Historical Society | Pardee-Morris House | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Spectrum Art Gallery | The Dudley Farm Museum | Thomas Griswold House | Town of Clinton | Town of Essex | Yale Center for British Art

The 10 Best Places to See Fall Leaves in New England

Town & Country

Online article highlighting where the best places to view the fall foliage are in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2018-07-23

Featuring: Aer Blarney Balloons, LLC | Arethusa Farm | Bee & Thistle Inn & Spa | City of Norwalk | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Florence Griswold Museum | Kent Falls State Park | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Town of Essex | Town of Woodbury | Winvian Farm

50 of the Most Charming Small Towns in America

TravelChannel.com

Online article highlighting charming small towns in America.

Published Date: 2019-01-01

Featuring: Connecticut River Museum | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Town of Essex

A Sweet Connecticut Trail Residents will Love

HamletHub Local News

Online article that appeared in four Connecticut town local websites (Hartford, New Milford, Norwalk and Southbury) highlighting Connecticut's Chocolate Trail.

Published Date: 2019-01-24

Featuring: Castle Hill Chocolate | Divine Treasures | Fascia's Chocolates | Isabelle et Vincent | Le Rouge Handmade Chocolates by Aarti | Munson's Chocolates | Noteworthy Chocolates | Sweet Cioccolata | The Chocolate Shell | The Village Chocolatier | Thompson Chocolate | Thorncrest Farm, LLC & Milk House Chocolates | Town of Brookfield | Town of Essex | Town of Ridgefield | Tschudin Chocolates & Confections

The Best Date Spot in Every State

The Active Times

Online article highlighting the best date spot in all U.S. states.

Published Date: 2019-02-13

Featuring: Essex Clipper Dinner Train | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Town of Essex

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 | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Town of Essex | Town of Fairfield | Town of Vernon | Town of Windsor | Town of Woodbury

11 Best Small Towns in New England

offMetro

Online article highlighting the best small towns in New England.

Published Date: 2019-05-10

Featuring: Argia Mystic Cruises | Mystic Seaport Museum | Town of Essex | Town of Mystic

Seaside Getaway to Connecticut and Rhode Island

NECN/New Engldn Cable

Online article highlighting places to visit in Connecticut

Published Date: 2019-06-20

Featuring: Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Gillette Castle State Park | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Town of Essex

The Best New England Drives to Spot Fall Foliage

Trekaroo

Online article highlighting the best fall foliage drives to spot foliage in New England.

Published Date: 2019-09-16

Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Action Wildlife Foundation | Devil's Hopyard State Park | Gillette Castle State Park | Kent Falls State Park | Mount Tom State Park | Town of Essex

Seven Hallmark and Lifetime Holiday Movies Filmed in Connecticut Towns

HamletHub Local News

Online article highlighting Hallmark and Lifetime movies filmed in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-11-09

Featuring: Amato's Toy and Hobby | City of Hartford | City of Norwich | Griswold Inn | Town of Colchester | Town of Essex | Town of Mystic | Town of North Haven | Town of Stonington | Town of Wethersfield

These New England towns are straight out of a holiday movie

Boston.com

Online article highlighting holiday movies filmed in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-12-14

Featuring: City of Hartford | Griswold Inn | Silas W. Robbins House | Town of Essex | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Wethersfield

Apple picking, hiking, cider drinking: Find a socially distanced escape in the Northeast

USA Today, USA Today Online, Yahoo! News

Print and online article highlighting socially distancing activities available this fall.

Published Date: 2020-10-12

Featuring: B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Lyman Orchards | Town of Essex

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 | Norwalk Historical Society | Ray of Light Farm | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Sonny's Place | 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 | Norwalk Historical Society | Ray of Light Farm | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Sonny's Place | Town of East Hampton | Town of Essex | Town of Seymour | Town of Wallingford | Town of Wethersfield

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 | Norwalk Historical Society | Ray of Light Farm | Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Sonny's Place | Town of East Hampton | Town of Essex | Town of Putnam | Town of Seymour | Town of Wallingford | Town of Wethersfield

Not-to-be-Missed Stops on a New York to Boston Road Trip

We3Travel

Online article on don't miss places to visit in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2020-12-09

Featuring: City of Norwalk | Engine Room | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Gillette Castle State Park | Griswold Inn | Jonathan Edwards Winery | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Pizza | Mystic Seaport Museum | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Town of Essex | Town of Greenwich | Town of Mystic

Local Businesses Participating In #CTDrinksOnUs Campaign

Patch - Essex

Online article highlighting the Drinks on Us program in the Essex area.

Published Date: 2021-05-18

Featuring: Town of Essex

Feathered Ballet: Connecticut River cruise offers magical view of tree swallows' annual ballet

Worcester Living Magazine

Print article highlighting river cruises on the Connecticut river.

Published Date: 2021-07-01

Featuring: Connecticut River Museum | Eagle Landing State Park | Gelston House | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Griswold Inn | Onrust | RiverQuest | Town of Essex

12 Best Family Summer Vacation Places in the U.S.

Ready Made Travel Plans

Online article highlighting places to Summer Vacation.

Published Date: 2021-07-16

Featuring: Town of Essex