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Guilford Town Green

Step Back in Time in These Connecticut Towns and Cities

Connecticut is home to towns and cities rich with history. From the Native Americans to the earliest European settlers, the revolutionary war era to the industrial revolution, so much of our past is so well preserved, it’s worth planning a visit just to travel back in time. Once you’re there, you’ll walk in the footsteps of forefathers and enjoy a modern taste of these vibrant, welcoming destinations. You can find a wealth of historic information on any of these towns and many more from our friends at ConnecticutHistory.org.

Featuring: Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford | Argia Mystic Cruises | B&B at Bartlett Farm | Black Rock Fort and Fort Nathan Hale | Butler-McCook House & Garden | Chester Bulkley House B&B | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | City of Norwich | Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum & Sanctuary | Connecticut Freedom Trail | Connecticut's Old State House | Fairfield Museum & History Center | Guilford Walking Tours | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Historic Mystic Harbor Tours | Hyland House Museum (1713) | Indian Burial Grounds | Keeler Tavern Museum (c.1713) | Leffingwell House Museum | Marriott Hartford Downtown | Mount Crescent House B&B | Mystic River Historical Society | Mystic Seaport Museum | New Haven Museum | Norwich Heritage & Regional Visitors’ Center | Ogden House & Gardens | S&P Oyster Co. | Spa at Delamar Southport | Steamboat Inn | Taste of New Haven Tours | The Dudley Farm Museum | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Study at Yale | The West Lane Inn | Thomas Griswold House | Town of Fairfield | Town of Guilford | Town of Mystic | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Wethersfield | Uncas Leap | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | Weir Farm National Historic Site | Wethersfield Historical Society | Yale University Visitor Center

Out and About - LGBTQ Travel

Out and About — LGBTQ Travel in Connecticut

Just a short ride from New York City and Boston, Connecticut offers a blend of cultured living and outdoor fun with something for everyone—and this includes the LGBTQ community, residents and visitors alike. In 2008, Connecticut became the second state to legalize gay marriage, and our open and inclusive energy continues to draw and welcome gay visitors to the state. Plus, Expedia.com recently named Hartford, Connecticut one of their most “exciting LGBTQ-friendly cities around the world.”

While anyone should of course feel welcomed at any business, hotel or restaurant in Connecticut, we asked a few friends for recommendations on places to start planning your visit— from gay-owned B&Bs to gay bars and events that appeal to many LGBTQ interests and lifestyles.

Featuring: 168 York Street Café | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | City of New London | City of Norwalk | Daniel Rust House | Delamar Greenwich Harbor Marina | Delamar Southport | Delamar West Hartford | House of 1833 B&B | Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Inn at Middletown | Partners Café | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Spring Hill Inn | The Old Mystic Inn | Tisane Euro-Asian Cafe | Town of Fairfield | Town of Plainville

Spring Festivals, Flowers and Family Fun

Spring Festivals, Flowers & Family Fun

Spring is in the air! Celebrate springtime and the warmer weather with a visit to one of the state’s many seasonal festivals and events this April and May. Gather the family and friends for a joyous outing – it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy springtime in Connecticut! From flowers and farms to crafts and music, fun activities around the state abound! Here are some ideas of how to explore and celebrate Connecticut this season:

Featuring: City of Bridgeport | City of Meriden | City of New Haven | Hill-Stead Museum | The Last Green Valley | Town of Fairfield | Town of North Haven | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wadsworth Mansion

Butterfly on flower

8 Spring Flings to Get You Out of the City

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

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

Irish Pub

Get Your Irish On at One of Connecticut’s Many Irish Pubs

Whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, getting ready to join or watch a parade, or just looking for a place to feel the warmth of the Irish all year round, Connecticut is filled with authentic Irish pubs and restaurants, pulling pints of Guinness and serving up plenty of corned beef and cabbage—not to mention some amazing gourmet and gastropub offerings. To get you started, we’ve suggested a few in each region of the state. Have a favorite Irish pub in Connecticut we haven’t listed? Share it with us @CTvisit!

Featuring: Christy's Irish Pub | City of Danbury | City of Stamford | City of Torrington | Donahue's Madison Beach Grille | Donovan's | Duffy's Tavern | Harp and Hound Pub | Inishmor Pub | McLadden's Irish Public House | O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant | Playwright Irish Pub & Restaurant | Shebeen Brewing Company | The Half Door | The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House | The Public House | Town of Fairfield | Town of Plainville | Town of Southington | Vaughan's Public House | White Horse Country Pub

New London Harbor Light

Connecticut’s Legendary Lighthouses

Situated along the edge of Long Island Sound, and, further east, the Atlantic Ocean itself, Connecticut’s lighthouses are among the most photographed in New England. From Revolutionary War-era beacons to lights that guided over a century of maritime history, here’s a list of some of Connecticut’s best known lighthouses, along with a few ways to capture the experience yourself! 

Featuring: City of Bridgeport | City of Groton | City of Norwalk | Cross Sound Ferry Lighthouse Cruise | Cross Sound Ferry Lighthouse Cruise | Custom House Maritime Museum | Downeast Lighthouse Cruises | Lighthouse Point Park | New Haven Green | New London Historic Waterfront District | Old Lighthouse Museum | R/V "Spirit of the Sound" | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of Fairfield | Town of Mystic | Town of Old Saybrook | Town of Stonington | Town of Stratford | Winvian Farm

Adventure Park

5 Ways to Get the Most out of Fall

Step out in the cool, crisp weather this season and refresh yourself with fun fall adventures and gorgeous autumn scenery! From family hayrides, scenic leaf-peeping journeys and historic sites to romantic getaways, cultural outings and fabulous food, you’ll find an abundance of New England fall favorites here.

Featuring: Adventure Park at Storrs | Berkshire Balloons | Chester/Hadlyme Ferry | Gillette Castle State Park | Hopkins Inn | Litchfield Saltwater Grille | Macedonia Brook State Park | Miranda Vineyard | New Britain Museum of American Art | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds | Talcott Mountain State Park | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | elm Restaurant

Frankie's Hotdog Sign

A Connecticut Hot Dog Tour

Filmmaker Mark Kotlinski not long ago discovered that Connecticut is hot dog paradise. In his film, “A Connecticut Hot Dog Tour,” he documents his mouth-watering road trip to some of Connecticut’s very best hot dog stands. From steamed to grilled, and even deep-fried, and including house specialties and local hot dog culture, “A Connecticut Hot Dog Tour” is an entertaining examination of a true American favorite. And now it’s time to go grab a dog of your own at:

Featuring: Blackie's Hot Dogs | City of New Britain | Frankie's of West Haven | Jake's Diggity Dogs | Town of Fairfield | Town of Hampton | Town of Portland

Connecticut River Museum, Essex

Connecticut's Quaint Towns & Villages

Main Street America. We invented that. Town greens. Those come standard here. White picket fences and American flags. Got those covered, too. The charm of Connecticut can be found in its small towns and main streets. Explore unique shops and galleries, get immersed in the café culture and soak in the authentic life. There are no wrong turns.

Featuring: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden | Bruce Museum | Connecticut River Museum | Gouveia Vineyards | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Henry Whitfield State Museum | Hill-Stead Museum | Lake Waramaug State Park | Leffingwell House Museum | Lime Rock Park | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Mystic Seaport Museum | Old Lighthouse Museum | R.J. Julia Booksellers | Rocky Hill/Glastonbury Ferry | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Talcott Mountain State Park | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Glass House | Town of Fairfield | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | West Cornwall Covered Bridge | Westport Country Playhouse | Yale Center for British Art

Farmington River Trail, Simsbury

Bike Trails for Every Speed

Shredding through mountain trails or gliding along an open road along the coast or through the countryside, there are so many ways to enjoy biking in Connecticut. We’ve pulled together a few recommendations and resources to help you find the ride that’s right for you.

Featuring: Bicycle Tour Company | Bluff Point Coastal Reserve | Collis P. Huntington State Park | Connecticut Bed & Breakfast/Bicycle Trail | Connecticut Shoreline Bike/Boat Tour | Covered Bridge Electric Bike Rental | Farmington Canal Linear Park | Gay City State Park | Meli-Melo | Mohawk State Forest | Mountain Biking at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Pedal Power - Vernon | Pedego SoNo Electric Bikes | Rockland Preserve | Town of Clinton | Town of Derby | Town of East Hampton | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of Harwinton | Town of Litchfield | Town of Mystic | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Plainfield | Town of Putnam | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Simsbury | Town of Trumbull | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport

Abbott's Lobster in the Rough

Roadside Food Extravaganza

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

Crave Ansonia

10 Dining Favorites

There are so many fabulous cuisine offerings in Connecticut that you’ll always have an abundance of choices. But don’t take our word for it. Get the scoop straight from those who know Connecticut dining best – locals! The following are just a few of the many worthy restaurants voted the "Best" by the readers of Connecticut Magazine in its 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards.

Featuring: City of Ansonia | City of Middletown | City of Stamford | Ichiban Restaurant | Max Burger | Town of Fairfield | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Stratford | Water's Edge Resort & Spa

Pride Celebrations

Pride Celebrations 2019

June is Pride Month, and there are LGBT celebrations and events planned for towns all over the state. Here are some of the happenings taking place in Connecticut.

Featuring: Cinestudio Theater at Trinity College | City of Hartford | City of Middletown | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library | Connecticut Sun | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Greenwich Audubon Center | Hartford Yard Goats | Little Theatre of Manchester at Cheney Hall | Ocean Beach Park | The Glass House | Town of Fairfield | Town of Ridgefield | Town of West Hartford | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Wooster Square Trees

Connecticut in Bloom

The winters in Connecticut are long, but more often than not, spring makes it all worthwhile. It won't be long now until a number of places in the state see spring fully sprung in all its glory – indeed, there are special havens where specific flowers and flowering plants dominate the landscape. If you love life and color, here are some spots to take it all in.

Featuring: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Bigelow Hollow State Park | Denison Homestead Museum - Pequotsepos Manor (1717) | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Pachaug State Forest | Town of Fairfield | Wooster Square

Spring Flowers

Connecticut's Spring Blossom Finder

Once the snow melts, springtime in Connecticut quickly takes hold, rewarding us with colorful gardens, open fields, flowering trees and wonderful spring festivals. In April and May, the cherry blossoms, tulips, daffodils and dogwoods come into bloom. Here are a few of the biggest and best viewing opportunities, as well as some suggestions for other places in Connecticut also beginning to bloom.

Featuring: Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | City of Bridgeport | City of Meriden | City of New Haven | Connecticut College Arboretum | Cricket Hill Garden | Delamar Southport | Denison Homestead Museum - Pequotsepos Manor (1717) | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Garden of Ideas | Gilbertie's Herb Gardens | Hollister House Garden | Housatonic Museum of Art | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Little Pub Fairfield | Meigs Point Nature Center | New Canaan Nature Center | Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale | Palmer Arboretum | Seaside Park | Taste of New Haven Tours | The Connecticut Pizza Trail | Town of Fairfield | Town of New Canaan | White Flower Farm | Yale Marsh Botanical Garden

Beer Fests in Connecticut

Beer Fests in Connecticut for Spring and Summer

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

Seafood

Places to Grill and Chill - and Pick Up Fresh Meat and Seafood in Connecticut

Summer is the time for outdoor fun, and that means getting together with friends and family at Connecticut's state parks and beaches. Many Connecticut state parks offer grills, available on a first come, first served basis. Here’s a current list of where to find them. A few of the state parks with beaches offer grills too, like: Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme and Burr Pond State Park in Torrington. Passport to the Parks program is for residents with Connecticut license plates on their vehicles can enter all state parks and state forests free of charge. But wherever you decided to have your cookout or picnic, we’ve got a few suggestions on where to pick up fresh meat and seafood on the way!

Featuring: City of Danbury | City of Norwalk | Town of Branford | Town of Branford | Town of East Hampton | Town of East Lyme | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of Mystic | Town of Westport | Town of Wethersfield

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

Zebra Eating Grass

You Deserve a Spring Break!

There are so many reasons to get excited for the start of the spring! It’s time to get outside and take advantage of all of the wonderful things that come along with warmer weather, such as longer days, budding flowers and all that sunshine. Get a head start on making this season a memorable one by exploring some of the new offerings and fun events happening across the state this month, from outdoor festivals and foodie events to new attractions and openings. Grab a friend or family member and get started on your 2019 spring break!

Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | B&B at Bartlett Farm | Bear Creek Campground at Lake Compounce | City of Bridgeport | City of Meriden | City of New Haven | Connecticut Bed & Breakfast/Bicycle Trail | Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Hollister House Garden | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods | Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park | Town of Fairfield | UConn Dairy Bar | University of Connecticut Animal Barns Self-Guided Tours | Westbrook Outlets | White Flower Farm | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | l'escale

Sugar Factory at Foxwoods

Instagrammable Connecticut: Ice Cream Experiences

Why just have ice cream, when you can have an insta-worthy ice cream experience? Whether it’s served in an unusual setting, or flash-frozen right in front of you, or it’s an over-the-top work of art—Connecticut is full of innovative twists on this classic treat. With our Instagrammable Connecticut series, we’re sharing posts featuring Connecticut’s photogenic adventures

Featuring: Capital Ice Cream | Ferris Acres Creamery | Kloter Farms | Milkcraft - Fairfield | Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream | Sugar Factory American Brasserie | Town of Fairfield | Town of Granby | Town of Rocky Hill | Town of Wethersfield | We-Li-Kit Farm

Lyman Orchards, Middlefield

33 Things to Do in Connecticut This September

Looking for something to do in Connecticut in September? Whether you want something active or relaxing, cultural or nature-oriented, historic or trendy, there is always so much to do, and it’s all so close together. Here are some highlights for September.

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: Action Wildlife Foundation | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Argia Mystic Cruises | Berkshire Balloons | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Black Hall Outfitters - Westbrook | City of New Haven | Collis P. Huntington State Park | Connecticut River Valley Inn | Connecticut Voyager Balloons | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Cornwall Inn | Covered Bridge Electric Bike Rental | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Ferris Acres Creamery | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Gay City State Park | Haley Farm State Park | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Homestead Inn | Interlaken Inn, Resort & Conference Center | Lee's Riding Stable | Lime Rock Park | Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace | Mountain Biking at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Nathan Hale State Forest | Onrust | Pedal Power - Vernon | Pedego SoNo Electric Bikes | Poet's Lounge Charters | R/V "Spirit of the Sound" | Rich Farm Ice Cream | Rockland Preserve | Safari Golf | Salmon River State Forest | Saybrook Point Miniature Golf | Simsbury Free Bike | Stonecroft Country Inn | Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds | Tamarack Lodge & Indie Glamping Resort | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The West Lane Inn | Town of Clinton | Town of Derby | Town of East Hampton | Town of Fairfield | Town of Falls Village (Canaan) | Town of Greenwich | Town of Harwinton | Town of Litchfield | Town of Mystic | Town of New Canaan | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Putnam | Town of Simsbury | Town of Trumbull | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Toymakers Café | UConn Dairy Bar | Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of Connecticut | Wall to Wall: The New London Mural Walk | West Cornwall Covered Bridge

Hiddle Valley Perserve

Great Towns for Hiking Getaways

Whether you are a seasoned hiker or enjoy more leisurely treks, the experience of going on a hike can benefit the mind and body. Connecticut offers hundreds of miles of hiking, biking and walking trails, including 52 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Perfect access points to these trails also happen to be nestled within some of the state's most charming towns. So to help you plan a richer adventure, here are a few suggestions for hiking getaways, including where to eat, stay and play.

Featuring: Barcelona Wine Bar | Bulls Bridge | Cafe on the Green | Circle Hotel Fairfield | Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum & Sanctuary | Fairfield Museum & History Center | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | Flamig Farm | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Hidden Valley Preserve | Hopkins Vineyard | Hotel Hi-Ho | Institute for American Indian Studies | Kent Falls Brewing Company | Lake Mohegan | Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale Restaurant (Madison) | Lucius Pond Ordway/Devil's Den Preserve | Macedonia Brook State Park | Madison Beach Hotel | Mashamoquet Brook State Park | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Millwright's Restaurant | Penwood State Park | R.J. Julia Booksellers | Rockland Preserve | Rolling River Antiques | Rosedale Farms & Vineyards | Roseland Cottage Museum | Talcott Mountain State Park | Taylor Brooke Brewery | Taylor Brooke Winery | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Simsbury Inn | Town of Fairfield | Town of Kent | Town of Madison | Town of Simsbury | Town of Washington | Town of Woodstock | Tulmeadow Farm Store and Ice Cream Shop

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

Instagrammable Connecticut: Flower Towns

Instagrammable Connecticut: Flower Towns

It’s no secret that Connecticut has stunning scenery at all times of the year. When springtime rolls around, a handful of towns throughout the state overflow with vibrant-colored flowers and plants. Although we’re all staying safe at home, we hope these pictures give you a bit of the experience of walking amongst the beautiful blossoms.

Featuring: City of Bridgeport | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Grace Farms | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Lavender Pond Farm | Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden | Nipmuck State Forest | Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge | Pachaug State Forest | Town of Fairfield | Town of Griswold | Town of Litchfield | Town of North Branford | Town of Vernon | Wooster Square

6 Ideas for Truly Unique Culinary Experience Gifts

6 Ideas for Truly Unique Culinary Experience Gifts

Is there a foodie on your shopping list this holiday season? Or a wine and cheese aficionado? How about a chocolate lover? We teamed up with our CT Ambassadors from UnlockingConnecticut.com to share a few amazing culinary experience gift ideas your friends and family won’t soon forget.

Featuring: City of Hartford | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of Waterbury | Fascia's Chocolates | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | Taste of New Haven Tours | Town of Fairfield | Town of Goshen | Town of Greenwich | Town of Weston

Unique (and Safety-Friendly) Businesses Launched During the Pandemic

Unique (and Safety-Friendly) Businesses Launched During the Pandemic

It’s no secret that the pandemic has turned our lives upside down, including the way we dine, play, and travel – but that hasn’t stopped these businesses from opening new ventures during these difficult times.  We’ve rounded up a few of the new experiences that have popped-up in the last year, all of which have been designed with safety in mind. From new Covid-safe dining models to unique ways to relieve stress, check out these new options invented with a little help from Mother Necessity.

Featuring: Aquila's Nest Vineyards | City of Bridgeport | City of Middletown | City of New Haven | NewSylum Brewing | Parkville Market | Sift Bake Shop | Six Summit Gallery | Smash Avenue | The Essex Public Market & Food Hall | The Lloyd | The Vault Virtual Reality | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of Mystic | Town of Newtown | Young Buns Donghnuts

Safe & Hope-filled: Easter 2021

Safe & Hope-filled: Easter 2021

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

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

Mother's Day: More Important Than Ever

Mother's Day: More Important Than Ever

After the year we’ve had, everyone deserves to celebrate what we’re thankful for – especially Mom! Mother's Day festivities may still be a bit different this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t give Mom a truly fantastic day. Here are some great ideas for 2021.

Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Arethusa Farm | Argia Mystic Cruises | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Brass City Raceway & Axe Throwing | Brewery Legitimus | Brick + Wood | Bridgewater Chocolate Factory Retail Store - Brookfield | Brignole Vineyards | Cabela's | Chamard Vineyards | City of Bridgeport | City of Danbury | City of Middletown | City of Milford | City of Norwalk | City of Shelton | Connecticut River Valley Inn | Divine Treasures | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Fascia's Chocolates | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | Fifth State Distillery | Firefly Hollow Brewing Company | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Gouveia Vineyards | Grass & Bone | Hartford Yard Goats | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hilton Mystic | Hopkins Vineyard | Jones Family Farms | Kensington's at The Spa at Norwich Inn | Lyman Orchards Golf Club | Madison Beach Hotel | Matches Tavern | Maugle Sierra Vineyards & Winery | Miranda Vineyard | Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | Munson's Chocolates | Mystic Knotwork | Nomads Outdoor Adventure | Odin's Keep Axe House | On Track Karting | Pardee Rose Gardens | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - New Haven | Problem Solved Brewery | RiverQuest | Rocks 21 | Roseland Cottage Museum | S&P Oyster Co. | Saltwater Farm Vineyard | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Skydive Danielson | Smash Avenue | Stony Creek Brewery | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk | The Sculpture Mile | Town of Avon | Town of Branford | Town of East Hampton | Town of Fairfield | Town of South Windsor | Town of Southington | Town of Woodbury | Two Roads Brewing Company | Urban Lodge Brewing | Wall to Wall: The New London Mural Walk | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | White Flower Farm | Wicked Tulips Flower Farm | Wickham Park | Willimantic Brewing Company | Willoughby's Coffee & Tea (New Haven) | Winvian Farm


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Strolling along a Connecticut beach

Ready, Set, Summer!

Overview: Summer is almost officially here in Connecticut, and from the shoreline to the hills, you’ll find so many ways to travel less and experience more this June. For starters, check out our list of popular beaches on Long Island Sound. Then, scroll down for Father’s Day ideas and more!

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2018-06-14

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Featuring: Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Bull & Swine | Calf Pasture & Shady Beach | Chester's Barbecue | Chief | Clinton Town Beach | Compo Beach | Cross Sound Ferry | Custom House Maritime Museum | Downeast Lighthouse Cruises | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Esker Point Beach | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Harvey's Beach | Hoo Doo Brown Barbeque | Island Beach | Lady Katharine Cruises - Haddam | Lighthouse Point Park | Little Mark's Big BBQ | Moodus BBQ | Morse Beach | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic River Historical Society | New England Air Museum | New Haven Green | New London Historic Waterfront District | Niantic Bay Beach | Ocean Beach Park | Old Mill Beach | Project Oceanology | R/V "Spirit of the Sound" | Rocky Neck State Park | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour | Sherwood Island State Park | Silver Sands State Park | The Cookhouse | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Stand | Town of Fairfield | Town of Stonington | Town of Stratford | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Walrus + Carpenter | West Beach | When Pigs Fly Southern BBQ | White Sands Beach | Winvian Farm | duBois Beach

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

In Full Bloom

In full bloom

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

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2019-05-15

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

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 Creek Campground at Lake Compounce | 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 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

Baloon and barn

Find Fun This March

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

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2020-03-05

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Featuring: A.C. Petersen Farms | Aer Blarney Balloons, LLC | Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center | Audubon Sharon | Bats of Bedlam Maple Farm | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library | Berkshire Balloons | Bridgeport Sound Tigers | 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

Discover Unique New Businesses

Discover Unique New Businesses

Overview: The past year turned our lives upside down — but it didn’t stop these business owners from launching new experiences. And as we begin to get out and explore again, we could use a breath of fresh air. From exciting ways to de-stress to restaurants with unique flavors, we’ve gathered a list of newly opened businesses, all designed with safety top-of-mind.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2021-03-04

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Featuring: Aquila's Nest Vineyards | City of Bridgeport | City of Middletown | City of New Haven | El Segundo | NewSylum Brewing | Parkville Market | Sift Bake Shop | Six Summit Gallery | Smash Avenue | The Essex Public Market & Food Hall | The Lloyd | The Vault Virtual Reality | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of Newtown

Ring in Spring

Ring in Spring

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

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2021-03-26

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Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Aer Blarney Balloons, LLC | Arethusa al tavolo | Backyard Adventure UTV Tours | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Bella's Café | Berkshire Balloons | Blazing Fresh Donuts | Castle Hill Chocolate | City Climb Gym | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of New London | City of Norwalk | City of Norwich | City of Stamford | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Delamar Spa West Hartford | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Edgerton Park | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | EverWonder Children's Museum | Farmington Canal Linear Park | Farmington Valley Arts Center | Fascia's Chocolates | Florence Griswold Museum | Flying Connie Fishing Charters | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Greater Middletown Military Museum | Half Full Brewery | Halfinger Farms | Harkness Memorial State Park | Hill-Stead Museum | Hollister House Garden | Inn at Stonington | Institute for American Indian Studies | Le Rouge Handmade Chocolates by Aarti | Madison Beach Hotel | Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun | Middlebank II | Mill on the River | Munson's Chocolates | Mystic River Chocolate | Mystic Seaport Museum | Neil's Donuts | New England Air Museum | New England Carousel Museum | New England Motorcycle Museum | NewSylum Brewing | North Coast Charters | Noteworthy Chocolates | Osprey Sport Fishing | Pardee Rose Gardens | Phantom Brewing Company | Pond House Cafe | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Prime Climb Mountain Fun | Ray of Light Farm | Rock Climb Fairfield | Salt Cave of Darien | Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | 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

Make the Most of Mother's Day

Make the Most of Mother's Day

Overview: It’s time to celebrate someone truly special: Mom! And after the year we’ve had, she deserves an unforgettable day. From mouthwatering brunch menus to one-of-a-kind gift ideas, family fun, and much more, here’s your guide to safely celebrating Mother’s Day in Connecticut.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2021-04-23

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Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Arethusa Farm | Argia Mystic Cruises | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Brass City Raceway & Axe Throwing | Brewery Legitimus | Brick + Wood | Bridgewater Chocolate Factory Retail Store - Brookfield | Brignole Vineyards | Cabela's | Chamard Vineyards | City of Bridgeport | City of Middletown | City of Milford | City of Norwalk | Divine Treasures | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Fascia's Chocolates | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | Fifth State Distillery | Firefly Hollow Brewing Company | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Gouveia Vineyards | Grass & Bone | Hartford Yard Goats | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hilton Mystic | Hopkins Vineyard | Jones Family Farms | Kensington's at The Spa at Norwich Inn | Lyman Orchards Golf Club | Madison Beach Hotel | Matches Tavern | Maugle Sierra Vineyards & Winery | Miranda Vineyard | Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | Munson's Chocolates | Mystic Knotwork | Nomads Outdoor Adventure | Odin's Keep Axe House | On Track Karting | Pardee Rose Gardens | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - New Haven | Rocks 21 | Roseland Cottage Museum | S&P Oyster Co. | Saltwater Farm Vineyard | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Skydive Danielson | Smash Avenue | Stony Creek Brewery | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk | The Sculpture Mile | Town of Avon | Town of Branford | Town of East Hampton | Town of Fairfield | Town of Southington | Town of Woodbury | Two Roads Brewing Company | Urban Lodge Brewing | Wall to Wall: The New London Mural Walk | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | White Flower Farm | Wicked Tulips Flower Farm | Wickham Park | Willimantic Brewing Company | Willoughby's Coffee & Tea (New Haven) | Winvian Farm


Recent Press

Free family-friendly day trips

Kids World (HAN Network)

Online article from Kids World (HAN Network) featuring free activities you can take part in within the towns of Ridgefield, Bridgeport, Newtown, Fairfield, Southbury, Litchfield, Wilton, West Hartford, East Haddam, Madison, Westport, East Lyme, Rocky Hill and New London.

Published Date: 2018-04-05

Featuring: Audubon Center at Bent of the River | City of Bridgeport | Dinosaur State Park | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Fort Trumbull State Park | Garden of Ideas | Gillette Castle State Park | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Jennings Beach | Rocky Neck State Park | Sherwood Island State Park | Town of Fairfield | Town of Litchfield | Town of Newtown | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Southbury | Weir Farm National Historic Site | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum

6 New England towns to visit in May

Boston.com

Online article on Boston.com highlighting Fairfield, Connecticut, and the Greenfield Hill Dogwood Festival.

Published Date: 2018-05-05

Featuring: Town of Fairfield

Great Deals on 240 Tourist Attractions in Branford and CT

Patch

27 regional town-specific online articles highlighting the attractions participating in Connecticut Open House Day for the town of Branford, Clinton, Oxford, Fairfield, Guilford, Greenwich, Ledyard, Madison, Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown, Milford, North Branford, Old Lyme, Southbury, Stamford, Trumbull, Wallingford, Waterford, West Hartford and Woodbury.

Published Date: 2018-06-06

Featuring: City of Meriden | City of Middletown | City of Milford | City of Stamford | Dinosaur State Park | Lutz Children's Museum | Monte Cristo Cottage | Mystic Aquarium | National Helicopter Museum, Inc. | New England Carousel Museum | Osborne Homestead Museum | RiverQuest | The Barnum Museum | Town of Branford | Town of Clinton | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of Guilford | Town of Ledyard | Town of Madison | Town of Middlefield | Town of North Branford | Town of Old Lyme | Town of Oxford | Town of Southbury | Town of Trumbull | Town of Wallingford | Town of Waterford | Town of West Hartford | Town of Woodbury | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Yale Center for British Art

50 things to do this weekend in Connecticut, July 13-15

Middletown Press

Online article highlighting thing to do throughout Connecticut.

Published Date: 2018-07-13

Featuring: Bruce Museum | City of Norwalk | Fairfield Museum & History Center | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Gallery at Kent Art Association | Gallery at Still River Editions | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Greenwich Point Park | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Ivoryton Playhouse | Knights of Columbus Museum | Musicals at Richter | Ridgefield Playhouse | Town of Derby | Town of Derby | Town of East Hampton | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of Guilford | Town of New Canaan | Urban Air Adventure Park

The Best of the Connecticut Food Scene

AAA Northeast

Online article highlighting the culinary scene in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2018-08-14

Featuring: Arethusa al tavolo | Blackie's Hot Dogs | Captain Scott's Lobster Dock | Chamard Vineyards | Connecticut Wine Trail | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Gouveia Vineyards | Jones Family Farms | Mecha Noodle Bar | Miya's Sushi | Modern Apizza | New England Brewing Company | New England Cider Company | Oyster Club | Red 36 | Sally's Apizza | Spoke + Spy Ciderworks | Stony Creek Brewery | The Connecticut Beer Trail | Town of Fairfield | Town of Mystic | Town of Westport | Two Roads Brewing Company

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

50 Fun Things to Do This Fall in Connecticut

Mommy Poppins

Online article highlighting things to do during the fall in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-09-02

Featuring: Angevine Farm | Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard | Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream | City of Hartford | Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center | Connecticut Children's Museum | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Danbury Railway Museum | Dinosaur State Park | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Flamig Farm | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Institute for American Indian Studies | Karabin Farms | Launch Trampoline Park | Lyman Orchards | Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center | Muse Paintbar (West Hartford) | Mystic Aquarium | New England Air Museum | Olde Mistick Village | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Ridgefield Playhouse | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Scott's Yankee Farmer | The Barnum Museum | The Mark Twain House & Museum | Town of Fairfield | Town of Mystic | Town of Plainville | Town of Southington | Village Center for the Arts | Warner Theatre

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

55 Things to Do with Kids This Winter in Connecticut

Mommy Poppins

Online article highlighting activities to do with Kids this winter in Connecticut.

Published Date: 2019-12-16

Featuring: Bushnell Park | Central Rock Gym | Chelsea Piers Connecticut | City of Hartford | Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Dinosaur State Park | Downtown Cabaret Theatre | Eli Whitney Museum | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center | Institute for American Indian Studies | Lyman Allyn Art Museum | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mystic Aquarium | New Canaan Nature Center | New England Carousel Museum | Nomads Adventure Quest | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | RiverQuest | Ski Sundown | Stone Age Rock Gym | The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of Kent | Town of Mystic | Town of Newington | Town of Plainville | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center | Yale University Art Gallery