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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 | Chez Est | 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 | Mystic Arbor Cottage | Partners Café | Scranton Seahorse Inn | Spring Hill Inn | Tisane Euro-Asian Cafe | Town of Fairfield | Town of Plainville

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 | Glenwood Drive-In | Jake's Diggity Dogs | Town of Fairfield | 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) | Mystic Seaport Museum | Old Lighthouse Museum | R.J. Julia Booksellers | Rocky Hill/Glastonbury Ferry | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Slater Memorial Museum | 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: Air Line State Park Trail | 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 | 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

Pet Friendly Connecticut

Pet-Friendly Connecticut

If you’ve got a notion to bring your pet along with you during your travels in Connecticut, you won’t have a problem finding a place to stay overnight or even dine out. The number of pet-friendly hotels, B&Bs and restaurants has exploded in recent years, giving travelers many options as they explore the four corners of the state.

Featuring: Burger Bar & Bistro | Captain Scott's Lobster Dock | Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Delamar Southport | Delamar West Hartford | Flipside Burgers & Bar | Harbour Inne & Cottage | Interlaken Inn, Resort & Conference Center | Marty's Cafe | Odetah Camping Resort | The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk | Town of Fairfield | Wentworth Homemade Ice Cream Company

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

The Stand Vegan Cafe, Fairfield

Feel-Good Food – Deliciously Healthy Dining Spots in Connecticut

We’re excited to welcome a new CT Ambassador, Ari Laing of Well Seasoned, a blog dedicated to eating beautifully, while capturing the joy of discovering new ways to cook and elevating the dining experience through amazing photography. Here’s her take on some of Connecticut’s most inspiring fresh-and-local dining destinations. Article has been updated by the Connecticut Office of Tourism.

There’s a whole movement on eating fresh, local ingredients making waves across the states. But how do you make those ingredients stand out? I’ve set out to discover restaurants in Connecticut that not only highlight local vegetables, dairy, and proteins, but also provide healthier options across a variety of unique and inspiring dishes. Food that not only looks good, but makes you feel good too. Whether you’re a local resident looking to explore both familiar and hidden gems, or you’re simply passing through, be sure to check out these foodie finds for some creative and inspiring healthy dishes.

Featuring: Claire's Corner Copia | Flora | Good News Restaurant & Bar | Right Path Organic Cafe | The Stand Vegan Cafe | Town of Fairfield | Town of Granby | Town of Ridgefield

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

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: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | City of Bridgeport | Connecticut College Arboretum | Cricket Hill Garden | Delamar Southport | Denison Homestead Museum - Pequotsepos Manor (1717) | Edgerton Park | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Gilbertie's Herb Gardens | Halfinger Farms | Hollister House Garden | Housatonic Museum of Art | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Little Pub Fairfield | New Canaan Nature Center | Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Seaside Park | Taste of New Haven Tours | The Connecticut Pizza Trail | Town of Fairfield | White Flower Farm | Wicked Tulips Flower Farm | Wooster Square

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 | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Spa at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | 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 2022 spring break!

Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | B&B at Bartlett Farm | City of Bridgeport | City of Middletown | Connecticut Bed & Breakfast/Bicycle Trail | Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Halfinger Farms | Hollister House Garden | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Lake Compounce Campground | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Rocky Neck State Park | Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods | Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park | Town of Fairfield | Town of North Haven | UConn Dairy Bar | University of Connecticut Animal Barns Self-Guided Tours | Westbrook Outlets | White Flower Farm | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | Wicked Tulips Flower Farm | Wooster Square | 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 | Grass Roots Ice Cream | 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

Pet-Friendly Places in Fairfield County

Pet-Friendly Places in Fairfield County

For the most part, our furry companions have endured the same isolation that we have over the past year; and with the change of seasons and a brighter outlook, Fido, Fifi, Felix, and friends are itching to get out, engage in some serious exercise, and see the sights. Fortunately, the Litchfield Hills are a pet-friendly place that welcomes four-leggers with open arms – to parks and campgrounds, hotels and inns, even restaurants, wineries, and distilleries (anybody have a St. Bernard?). So, if you’ve got a notion to explore, and want to bring your pet along on your travels, you won’t have any problems at all. Here are just a few of the many options in all categories (woof!).

Featuring: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Brick + Wood | Burger Bar & Bistro | Captain's Cove Seaport | Cranbury Park & Gallaher Estate | Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Delamar Southport | Fifth State Distillery | Flipside Burgers & Bar | Hilton Garden Inn Norwalk | SoNo 1420 American Craft Distillers | Surfside Hotel | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Veracious Brewing Company | Webb Mountain Discovery Zone | Weir Farm National Historic Site

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 | 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 | Kent Falls State Park | Lake Mohegan | Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale Restaurant (Madison) | Macedonia Brook State Park | Madison Beach Hotel | Marty's Cafe | 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

Top Hiking Trails in Fairfield County

Top Hiking Trails in Fairfield County

It’s hard to find a silver lining in the COVID-19 cloud; but if there is one, it’s that Connecticut residents, as well as out-of-state visitors young, old and in-between, have ventured into the great outdoors in search of fresh air and exercise as they take in our state’s rejuvenating natural wonders. Walkers, joggers, hikers, bikers – and their furry companions – have discovered the vast number of parks, forests, and trails in Fairfield County (most of which are accessible at no charge and pet-friendly), with each one offering its own unique and memorable features. Whether you are a novice or seasoned hiker or nature lover, Fairfield County has parks, preserves, and open spaces for everyone, with more than 235 miles of hiking trails.

Featuring: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield | Cranbury Park & Gallaher Estate | Earthplace, The Nature Discovery & Environmental Learning Center | Lucius Pond Ordway/Devil's Den Preserve | Mianus River State Park | New Canaan Nature Center | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of New Canaan | Town of Weston | Town of Westport | Trout Brook Valley State Park Reserve

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 | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | 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 | Haight-Brown Vineyard | 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 | Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | Munson's Chocolates | Mystic Knotwork | 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

Fire Back — Make the Most of Fireworks in 2021

Fireworks Are Back — Make the Most of Fireworks in 2021

Finally, after a year without this classic summer favorite, firework shows are happening again in Connecticut! And now that they’re back, why not make your firework outing an even bigger celebration? We’ve gathered a list of ways to enjoy your time before and after a few of Connecticut’s most popular fireworks shows. To find even more fireworks, check out the complete list here.

Featuring: 33 Golden | Acapulcos | America's Best Value Inn | Baco's Pizza | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Bicycle Tour Company | Black-Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar | Brass City Raceway & Axe Throwing | Captain Scott's Lobster Dock | Centro Restorante & Bar | Circle Hotel Fairfield | City of Bristol | City of Hartford | City of New London | City of Norwich | City of Waterbury | Club Getaway | Colony Grill - Fairfield | Courtyard Waterbury Downtown | Cross Sound Ferry | Custom House Maritime Museum | D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course | Domenick & Pia Downtown Pizzeria | DoubleTree by Hilton - Bristol | Easy Pickin's Orchard | Epicure Brewing | Fairfield Social | Fascia's Chocolates | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | Figaro Restaurant | Firefly Hollow Brewing Company | Flipside Burgers & Bar | H.C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center | Hampton Inn Springfield/Enfield | Harp & Dragon Pub | Hartford Flavor Company | Hartford Yard Goats | Hog River Brewing Company | Holiday Inn Norwich | Hopkins Inn | Illiano's Grill - Norwich | Inn at Fairfield Beach | Inn at Ocean Avenue | J. Timothy's Taverne | Jennings Beach | Kent Falls Brewing Company | Kent Falls State Park | Lake Compounce Campground | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lake Mohegan | Lakeside Watersports | Lee's Riding Stable | Litchfield Saltwater Grille | Louie's Pizza | Lyman Allyn Art Museum | Main Street Diner | Mambo Bar & Restaurant | Michael's Dairy | Milkcraft - Fairfield | Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden | Mystic Whaler Cruises | New England Carousel Museum | Ocean Beach Park | Odin's Keep Axe House | Olde Tymes Restaurant | Pagliacci's Restaurant | Parkville Market | Penfield Beach | Pie Hops | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Powder Hollow Brewery | Reelin | Residence Inn by Marriott - Hartford | Rickards Beach | Riverfront Recapture | Rock Climb Fairfield | Sarapes Mexican Restaurant | Scantic River State Park | Sea Unicorns | Seven Villages Restaurant | Slater Memorial Museum | Sweetie's Bakery & Café | The Art of Yum | The Chelsea | The Goodwin Hotel | The Place 2 Be | The Spa at Norwich Inn | These Guys Brewing Company | Toto Restaurant | Town of Enfield | Town of Fairfield | Town of Litchfield | Town of Warren | Tox Brewing Company | Trumbull Kitchen | Via Al Paraiso | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wall to Wall: The New London Mural Walk | West Hartford Center | West Street Grill | Western Hills Golf Course

Touring Connecticut Universities - Yale New Haven

Touring Connecticut Universities

Students, scholars and beyond – Connecticut is home to some of New England’s -- and the world's -- top universities. So, it’s no secret that people travel from far and wide to visit these spectacular schools. Whether you’re touring to attend, visiting a student, or simply interested in the university’s history, we’ve gathered ideas to get the most out of your visit to just a few of the state’s most popular schools. From nearby restaurants and hotels to can’t-miss attractions, these spots may even become your go-to spots once you’re accepted!

Featuring: Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Rooms | Akita Asian Fusion & Japanese Steakhouse | Amici Italian Grill Restaurant | Aunt Chilada's | Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry | Barcelona Wine Bar | Centro Restorante & Bar | Circle Hotel Fairfield | City of Middletown | Colony Grill - Fairfield | Connecticut River Cruise & Charter | Contemporary Art Galleries | Counter Weight Brewing | Dog Lane Café | Downtown Storrs | East Rock Brewing Company | Eli Cannon's Tap Room | Eli's on Whitney | Fairfield Comedy Club | Fairfield Social | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Graduate Storrs Hotel | Historic Main Street Middletown | Hops 44 | Hotel Hi-Ho | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Inn at Middletown | Isabelle et Vincent | It's Only Natural (ION) Restaurant | Jennings Beach | Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts | Lake Mohegan | Lake Wintergreen | Lighthouse Point Park | Long Wharf Theatre | Louis' Lunch | Luce | Milkcraft - Fairfield | Miner Hills Family Golf, LLC | New Haven Green | No Worries Brewery | NoRA Cupcake Company (Middletown) | O'Rourke's Diner | Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale | Pardee Rose Gardens | Penfield Beach | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - New Haven | Ristorante Luce | Rock Climb Fairfield | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Sleeping Giant Golf Course | Sleeping Giant State Park | Spring Hill Inn | Stubborn Beauty Brewing Company | Taste of New Haven Tours | The Blake Hotel | The Chelsea | The Inn at Storrs | The Shops at Yale | Toto Restaurant | Town of Fairfield | Town of Hamden | UConn Dairy Bar | University of Connecticut | Wadsworth Falls State Park | Wentworth Homemade Ice Cream Company | Whitney Inn & Suites | William Benton Museum of Art | Yale Center for British Art | Yale University Art Gallery | Yale University Visitor Center

Plant-Based Connecticut

Plant-Based Connecticut

It’s no secret that plant-based meals, desserts, and even lifestyles are rapidly growing in popularity. Luckily, Connecticut’s plant-based scene is flourishing – and whether you’re eating for health, animals, the environment, or simply for the experience, there’s a lot to love. From fully vegan restaurants to vegan ice cream, herbivore options at omnivore spots and beyond, here’s where to find plant-based food in Connecticut.

Featuring: Arles & Boggs Vegan Eatery | Catch A Healthy Habit | City of Middletown | City of New Haven | Divine Treasures | Fire & Spice Vegan Restaurant | Flora | Fresh Fork Cafe | G-zen | Grass Roots Ice Cream | It's Only Natural (ION) Restaurant | Main Street Creamery & Cafe | Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream | New Morning Market Juice Bar & Cafe | Parkville Market | Priam Vineyards | Right Path Organic Cafe | Salem Valley Farms Ice Cream | The Stand Vegan Cafe | Three Girls Vegan Creamery | Town of Canton | Town of Darien | Town of Fairfield | Town of Glastonbury | Town of Granby | Town of Manchester | Town of Mansfield | Town of Plainville | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Watertown | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westbrook | Town of Woodbury | Tulmeadow Farm Store and Ice Cream Shop

Celebrating Black Culture & Businesses in Connecticut

Celebrating Black Culture & Businesses in Connecticut

Connecticut is a state with rich history and remarkable innovation – and so much of it has been influenced by the Black individuals who live or have lived here. From historic monuments to Black-owned restaurants, boutiques, and other businesses, we’ve gathered ways to honor and support the Black history, culture, and businesses that make Connecticut special.

Since there are so many great businesses, we were only able to feature a sample, but encourage you to find even more at ShopBlackCT.com.

Featuring: Amistad Center for Art & Culture | Amistad Memorial | Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford | Black-Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar | Capital Ice Cream | City of Bridgeport | City of Bristol | City of Hartford | City of Meriden | City of Middletown | City of Milford | City of New Britain | City of New Haven | City of New London | City of New London | City of Norwich | Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut's Old State House | Fire & Spice Vegan Restaurant | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Music Theatre of Connecticut | Mystic Seaport Museum | New Britain Museum of American Art | Prudence Crandall Museum | Rhythm Brewing Company | Ruby & Calvin Fletcher African American History Museum | Soldiers' Monument & Memorial Park | Soul de Cuba Café | The Bijou Theatre | The Russell | Tosca | Town of Bloomfield | Town of Cheshire | Town of Coventry | Town of Derby | Town of East Haven | Town of Enfield | Town of Fairfield | Town of Farmington | Town of Greenwich | Town of Hamden | Town of Simsbury | Town of Watertown | Town of West Hartford | Town of Windham | Town of Windsor | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Top 10 Spring Things to do in Fairfield County

Top 10 Spring Things to do in Fairfield County

Is anybody out there that doesn’t have cabin fever? After a long winter (and an even longer year), things are looking up and popping up in Fairfield County, offering loads of fun things to do – alone, with your mate or friends, and with the kids. Check out this 10 must-dos now that the air is warm and the sun is shining – and put a little Spring in your step!

Featuring: Antique & Artisan Gallery | Aspetuck Brew Lab | Avery & Dash Collections | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Black Rock Antiques Center | Blackstones Grille | Brewport | Captain's Cove Seaport | City of Bridgeport | City of Norwalk | City of Shelton | City of Stamford | Connecticut Island Outfitters | Crab Shell Restaurant | Fairfield Auction, LLC | Fairfield County Antique & Design Center | Fairfield Craft Ales | Fort Stamford | Greenwich Living Antiques & Design Center | Half Full Brewery | Harbor Lights | Isabelle et Vincent | Jones Family Farms | Knapp's Landing | Le Rouge Handmade Chocolates by Aarti | Middlebank II | Mongers Market | New Canaan Nature Center | Pedego SoNo Electric Bikes | Stratford Antique Center | The Spread | Tongue in Chique LLC | Town of Easton | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of Monroe | Town of New Canaan | Town of Weston | Town of Westport | Trout Brook Valley State Park Reserve | Two Roads Brewing Company | Veracious Brewing Company | Washington Prime (Norwalk) | Weir Farm National Historic Site | l'escale


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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!

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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 | 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

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.

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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'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

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 | 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 | Velvet Libations | 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.  

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Sent: 2021-03-26

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

Make the Most of 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 | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | 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 | 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

Say Yes to Summer

Say Yes to Summer

Overview: For many, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer — so why not kick off the season right? From cookouts to ice cream adventures, garden-going and more, Connecticut’s filled with great ways to welcome summertime.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2021-05-24

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Featuring: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Bud's Fish Market | Burr Pond State Park | Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream | Captain Scott's Lobster Dock | City of Danbury | City of Norwalk | City of Shelton | Costello's Clam Shack | Edgerton Park | Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant | Florence Griswold Museum | Ford's Lobsters | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Hallmark Drive-In | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Hank's Dairy Bar | Harkness Memorial State Park | Hill-Stead Museum | Hollister House Garden | Johnny Ad's | Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale Restaurant (Madison) | Lobster Landing | Michael's Dairy | Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream | Pardee Rose Gardens | Rocky Neck State Park | Salem Valley Farms Ice Cream | Stowe's Seafood | The Farmer's Cow Calfe & Creamery | Town of Branford | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of Mystic | Town of Westport | Town of Wethersfield | UConn Dairy Bar | We-Li-Kit Farm | Wickham Park

Make the Most of June

Make the Most of June

Overview: The weather's getting warmer, skies are getting brighter, and June is in full swing! How will you spend the month? From waterfront thrills and garden strolls to rollercoasters and ice cream cones, here's how to fill every moment with fun.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2021-06-10

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Featuring: 1741 Pub & Grill | Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Argia Mystic Cruises | Bella's Café | Blue Venture Fishing Charters | Bluefin Sportfishing Charters | Brass City Raceway & Axe Throwing | Brewery Legitimus | Brignole Vineyards | Brownstone Adventure Sports Park | Captain Morgan's Boat Training & Charters, LLC | Captain Seth Sportfishing Fleet | Chamard Vineyards | City of Bridgeport | City of Danbury | City of Hartford | City of Hartford | City of Middletown | City of New London | City of Shelton | City of Stamford | Clarke Outdoors | Connecticut Beer Trail | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut Wine Trail | David Burke Prime Steakhouse | Elicit Brewing Company | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Elm Street Diner | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Fields of Fire Adventure Park | Fifth State Distillery | Firefly Hollow Brewing Company | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana at Mohegan Sun | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | GastroPark | Gouveia Vineyards | Grass & Bone | Guided Flyfishing Trips-Housatonic River Outfitters | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hog River Brewing Company | Hopkins Inn Restaurant | Hopkins Vineyard | Housatonic River Brewing | Islander Sport Fishing Charters | Jones Family Farms | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lucky Strike Charters | Lyman Orchards | Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace | Maugle Sierra Vineyards & Winery | Middlebank II | Mill on the River | Miranda Vineyard | Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | New England Watersports | Nightjack Sportsfishing | Odin's Keep Axe House | On Track Karting | Oyster Club | Paddle Mystic-Mystic River Adventure Company | Pardee Rose Gardens | Parkville Market | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - New Haven | Pond House Cafe | Priam Vineyards | Problem Solved Brewery | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | RPM Raceway Stamford | Rockin' Jump Trampoline Park - Trumbull | Rose's Berry Farm | Saltwater Farm Vineyard | Scoot & Paddle | Sea Sprite | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Sky Zone - Norwalk | Skydive Danielson | Smash Avenue | Stony Creek Brewery | Stony Creek Brewery | Sugar Factory American Brasserie | Sundae Drives - Ice Cream Trail | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | TAO Asian Bistro & Lounge | Thames River Heritage Park & Water Taxi | The Essex Public Market & Food Hall | The Glass House | The Hops Company | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Velvet Mill | Tom's Urban - Mohegan Sun Casino | Town of Avon | Town of Barkhamsted | Town of Branford | Town of East Hampton | Town of Fairfield | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Southbury | Town of Southington | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Two Roads Brewing Company | Urban Lodge Brewing | White Horse Country Pub | Willimantic Brewing Company

Make the Most of Father's Day

Make the Most of Father's Day

Overview: After the year we’ve had, Dad deserves a big celebration! From thrilling experiences and unique gifts to barbecue events, grill fixings and more, here’s your guide to a fantastic Father’s Day in 2021.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2021-06-15

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Featuring: 1741 Pub & Grill | Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Argia Mystic Cruises | Bella's Café | Blue Venture Fishing Charters | Bluefin Sportfishing Charters | Brass City Raceway & Axe Throwing | Brewery Legitimus | Brignole Vineyards | Captain Morgan's Boat Training & Charters, LLC | Captain Seth Sportfishing Fleet | Chamard Vineyards | City of Bridgeport | City of Middletown | City of Milford | City of Shelton | David Burke Prime Steakhouse | Elm Street Diner | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Fifth State Distillery | Firefly Hollow Brewing Company | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Gouveia Vineyards | Grass & Bone | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hopkins Inn Restaurant | Hopkins Vineyard | Islander Sport Fishing Charters | Jones Family Farms | Lucky Strike Charters | Maugle Sierra Vineyards & Winery | Middlebank II | Mill on the River | Miranda Vineyard | Nightjack Sportsfishing | Odin's Keep Axe House | On Track Karting | Oyster Club | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - New Haven | Pond House Cafe | Problem Solved Brewery | Saltwater Farm Vineyard | Sea Sprite | Sharpe Hill Vineyard | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Skydive Danielson | Smash Avenue | Stony Creek Brewery | Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun - Indoor Karting & Trampoline Park | The Spa at Norwich Inn | Tiffany Juliet House | Tom's Urban - Mohegan Sun Casino | Town of Avon | Town of Branford | Town of East Hampton | Town of Fairfield | Two Roads Brewing Company | Urban Lodge Brewing | White Horse Country Pub | Willimantic Brewing Company

Enjoy a Bright Holiday Season

Enjoy a Bright Holiday Season

Overview: The most wonderful time of the year is here — how will you make the most of it? From drive-through light shows and Santa sightings to festive feasts, Christmas trees and other holiday glee, here’s our guide to making the season special for the whole family.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2021-12-10

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Featuring: Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Allen Hill Farm | American Clock & Watch Museum | Angevine Farm | Argia Mystic Cruises | Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Bear's Smokehouse (New Haven) | Bear's Smokehouse (South Windsor) | Bear's Smokehouse (Windsor) | Bernard's + Sarah's Wine Bar | Black-Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar | Bridgewater Chocolate Factory Retail Store - Brookfield | Broken Arrow Nursery | Brookfield Craft Center | Cafe on the Green | Castle Hill Farm | Cava Restaurant | Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree Farm | City of Bridgeport | City of Bristol | City of Hartford | City of Milford | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | City of Torrington | City of Waterbury | Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets | Community Table | Connecticut Art Trail | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut River Museum | Connecticut Shoreline Bike/Boat Tour | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Copper Beech Inn | Da Capo | Danbury Railway Museum | Divine Treasures | Dockside Brewery & Waterfront Biergarten | Dzen Tree Farm | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Essex Clipper Dinner Train | Evergreen Acres Tree Farm | Fairfield Museum & History Center | Fairview Tree Farm | Fascia's Chocolates | Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar | Florence Griswold Museum | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Goodspeed Musicals - The Goodspeed | Goodwin Park | Griswold Inn | Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater | Hartford Stage | Hickory Ridge Tree Farm | Historic Downtown Mystic | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Jones Family Farms | Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lighthouse Point Park | Lime Rock Park | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Maple Hollow Christmas Tree Farm | Maple Row Farm | Mayflower Inn & Spa | Mill River Park & Greenway | Mill on the River | Miller Tree Farm | Millwright's Restaurant | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mohegan Sun | Mount Southington Ski Area | Mozzicato DePasquale Bakery & Pastry Shop | Munson's Chocolates | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Knotwork | Mystic Seaport Museum | New England Air Museum | New England Cider Company | New Mill Restaurant | Niantic Children's Museum | Old Saybrook Antiques Center | Olde Mistick Village | On Track Karting | Oyster Club | PEZ Visitor Center | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | River - A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar | RiverQuest | Saybrook Home | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Sherman Playhouse | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Shubert Theatre | Sift Bake Shop | Ski Sundown | Skydive Danielson | SportsCenter of Connecticut | Staehly Tree Farm & Winery | Stanley-Whitman House | Sunset Meadow Vineyards | Taste of New Haven Tours | Tavern at Graybarns | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts | The Dutch Epicure Shop | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The Palace Theatre | The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk | The Shops at Farmington Valley | The Shops at Somerset Square | The Shops at Yale | The Spa at Litchfield Hills | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Velvet Mill | The Whaler's Inn | TheaterWorks | Thompson Chocolate | Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park | Town of Avon | Town of Bethlehem | Town of East Lyme | Town of Fairfield | Town of Greenwich | Town of Hamden | Town of Hebron | Town of Litchfield | Town of Mystic | Town of New Canaan | Town of Old Saybrook | Town of Putnam | Town of Ridgefield | Town of Sherman | Town of Southington | Town of Stonington | Town of Washington | Town of West Hartford | Town of Wilton | Town of Windsor | Town of Woodbury | Toyota Oakdale Theatre | Two Roads Brewing Company | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum | West Street Grill | Westbrook Outlets | White Memorial Foundation | Wickham Park | Willoughby's Coffee & Tea (New Haven) | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center | Winterberry Farm | elm Restaurant

Fantastic February Fun

Fantastic February Fun

Overview: February may be the shortest month of the year, but in Connecticut, it’s jam-packed with great things to do! From night skiing spots and photo-worthy winter gems to dessert destinations, trampoline parks, and out-of-the-box date ideas, you’ll find adventure around every corner.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2022-02-04

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Featuring: Adventure Rooms | Amistad Center for Art & Culture | Amistad Memorial | Anchor Spa | Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford | Axe It | Ballo Italian at Mohegan Sun | Bantam Lake | Beer'd Brewing Company | Black-Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar | Blue Back Square | Bridgewater Chocolate - West Hartford | Bridgewater Chocolate Factory Retail Store - Brookfield | By The Sea Day Spa | Cabela's | Capital Ice Cream | Central Rock Gym | Chatfield Hollow State Park | City Climb Gym | City of Bridgeport | City of Bristol | City of Hartford | City of Middletown | City of Milford | City of New Britain | City of New Haven | City of New London | City of Norwich | City of Shelton | City of Waterbury | City of West Haven | Connecticut Antiques Trail | Connecticut Art Trail | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut's Old State House | Covered Bridge Electric Bike Rental | David Burke Prime Steakhouse | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Divine Treasures | Escape New Haven | Escapology Escape Rooms | Essex Clipper Dinner Train | Essex Paint & Sip | Fire & Spice Vegan Restaurant | Fired Up | Foxwoods Resort Casino | Front Street District | Gallery on the Green | Garde Arts Center | Gay City State Park | Good News Restaurant & Bar | Greenwich Historical Society | Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Hartford Yard Goats | Hill-Stead Museum | Hot Rod Cafe | James L. Goodwin State Forest | Keeler Tavern Museum (c.1713) | Lake Waramaug State Park | Lutz Children's Museum | Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun | Manor House Inn | Middletown Roller Skating Rink | Mind Factory Escape Games | Mission Escape Games | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area | Mohegan Sun | Montana Nights Axe Throwing | Monza World Class Karting at Foxwoods | Mount Southington Ski Area | Muse Paintbar (West Hartford) | Music Theatre of Connecticut | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic Seaport Museum | Mystified Escape Rooms | New Britain Museum of American Art | Noteworthy Chocolates | Odin's Keep Axe House | On Track Karting | PEZ Visitor Center | Painting with a Twist | People's State Forest | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - Hartford | Pine & Iron Axe Throwing - New Haven | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Prudence Crandall Museum | Pursue the Clues | R.J. Julia Booksellers | Rhythm Brewing Company | Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Skating Center | Ruby & Calvin Fletcher African American History Museum | Salt Cave of Darien | Salt of the Earth Therapeutic Spa | Sea Tea Comedy Theater | Ski Sundown | Sky Zone - Norwalk | SoNo Nightlife | Soul de Cuba Café | Soulshine Salt Cavern | Spa at Delamar Southport | Spa at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Stonington Borough | Stumpy's Hatchet House | Sugar Factory American Brasserie | TAO Asian Bistro & Lounge | Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods | Team vs Time - Premier Room Escape | The Bijou Theatre | The Chocolate Shell | The Connecticut Pizza Trail | The Corner Restaurant | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Place 2 Be | The Russell | The Spa at Norwich Inn | The Spa at Water's Edge | Todd English's Tuscany | Town of Avon | Town of Bloomfield | Town of Branford | Town of Canaan | Town of Cheshire | Town of Chester | Town of Coventry | Town of Derby | Town of East Haven | Town of Enfield | Town of Fairfield | Town of Farmington | Town of Greenwich | Town of Guilford | Town of Hamden | Town of Putnam | Town of Salisbury | Town of Simsbury | Town of Southbury | Town of Stratford | Town of Suffield | Town of Watertown | Town of West Hartford | Town of Westport | Town of Windham | Town of Woodbury | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Weir Farm National Historic Site | White Memorial Foundation | Wigwam Escape | Winding Trails Cross Country Ski Center | Wood Memorial Library & Museum

Spring Fun is Blooming

Spring Fun is Blooming

Overview: Connecticut comes to life in the spring! Celebrate fresh air and new beginnings at these flower festivals throughout the state — the perfect way to ring in spring.

Audience: Consumer

Sent: 2022-03-22

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Featuring: Abbott's Lobster in the Rough | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Artisan Restaurant, Tavern & Garden | B&B at Bartlett Farm | BAR | Backyard Adventure UTV Tours | Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | Campbell Falls State Park Reserve | Captain Daniel Packer Inne | City of Bridgeport | City of Hartford | City of Middletown | Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum & Sanctuary | Connecticut Bed & Breakfast/Bicycle Trail | Connecticut College Arboretum | Connecticut Shoreline Bike/Boat Tour | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Covered Bridge Electric Bike Rental | Cricket Hill Garden | Delamar Greenwich Harbor | Delamar Southport | Delamar West Hartford | Denison Homestead Museum - Pequotsepos Manor (1717) | Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center | Devil's Hopyard State Park | Edgerton Park | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | EverWonder Children's Museum | Florence Griswold Museum | Gilbertie's Herb Gardens | Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Halfinger Farms | Harkness Memorial State Park | Harry's Place | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hill-Stead Museum | Hollister House Garden | Housatonic Museum of Art | Hubbard Park & Castle Craig | Kensington's at The Spa at Norwich Inn | Lake Compounce Campground | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Little Pub Fairfield | Millwright's Restaurant | New Canaan Nature Center | New England National Scenic Trail | Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale | Pardee Rose Gardens | Pequot Library | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Ray of Light Farm | Restaurant Bricco | River - A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Rocky Neck State Park | S&P Oyster Co. | Saint Clements Castle | Seaside Park | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Skydive Danielson | Sleeping Giant State Park | Spa at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Stone Row Kitchen + Bar | Talcott Mountain State Park | Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods | Taste of New Haven Tours | The Blue Oar | The Connecticut Pizza Trail | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Last Green Valley | The Place | Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park | Town of Fairfield | Town of North Haven | UConn Dairy Bar | University of Connecticut Animal Barns Self-Guided Tours | Viron Rondo Osteria | Wadsworth Mansion | Water's Edge Resort & Spa | Webb Mountain Discovery Zone | Westbrook Outlets | White Flower Farm | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | Wicked Tulips Flower Farm | Wickham Park | Wood-n-Tap (Farmington) | Wooster Square | Yankee Cider Barn at Staehly Farms | l'escale


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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 | 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 | Shore Line Trolley Museum | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | Town of Darien | Town of East Hampton | Town of Fairfield | Town of Griswold | Town of Guilford | Town of New Milford | Town of Putnam | Town of Ridgefield | Town of South Windsor | Town of Trumbull | Town of West Hartford

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

Get Free Drinks At These Conn. Restaurants, Bars With Proof Of Vaccination

New Radio 810 & 103.1 WGY

Online article highlighting the Drinks on Us campaign.

Published Date: 2021-04-27

Featuring: Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Buffalo Wild Wings - Milford | Buffalo Wild Wings - North Haven | City of Bridgeport | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Elmer's Diner | Engine Room | Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant | Geronimo Bar & Grill | Hot Rod Cafe | Jimmy's Pizzeria & Restaurant | Little Pub Fairfield | Little Pub Greenwich | Little Pub Ridgefield | Match | Match Burger Lobster | Mia's Prime Time Cafe | Millwright's Restaurant | Noah's Restaurant | Oyster Club | Partners Café | Pie Hops | Que Whiskey Kitchen | The Place 2 Be | Town of Bethel | Town of East Lyme | Town of Fairfield | Town of Newtown | Town of Westport | Wood-n-Tap

Get Free Drinks At These Conn. Restaurants, Bars With Proof Of Vaccination

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Online article highlighting the Drinks on Us campaign.

Published Date: 2021-04-28

Featuring: Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Buffalo Wild Wings - Milford | Buffalo Wild Wings - Milford | Buffalo Wild Wings - North Haven | Buffalo Wild Wings - North Haven | Camacho Garage | City of Bridgeport | City of Groton | City of Hartford | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | City of Stamford | Elmer's Diner | Engine Room | Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant | Geronimo Bar & Grill | Geronimo Bar & Grill | Hot Rod Cafe | Jimmy's Pizzeria & Restaurant | Little Pub Fairfield | Little Pub Greenwich | Little Pub Ridgefield | Little Pub Wilton | Match | Match Burger Lobster | Mia's Prime Time Cafe | Millwright's Restaurant | Noah's Restaurant | Oyster Club | Partners Café | Pie Hops | Pig Rig BBQ | Que Whiskey Kitchen | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | Tap & vine | The Mariner | The Place 2 Be | Town of Bethel | Town of Derby | Town of East Lyme | Town of Fairfield | Town of Naugatuck | Town of Newtown | Town of North Haven | Town of Southbury | Town of Wallingford | Town of Westport | Union League Café | Wood-n-Tap

Vaccinated? Here's where you can get a free drink in Fairfield

Darien Times, Fairfield Citizen, News-Times, Trumbull Times, Westport Minuteman

Online article highlighting the Connecticut Drinks on Us program in the Fairfield area.

Published Date: 2021-05-19

Featuring: Geronimo Bar & Grill | Little Pub Fairfield | Local Kitchen & Beer Bar - Fairfield | Puerto Vallarta | Town of Fairfield

Discovering easy breezy Coastal Connecticut

Times Union

Online article highlighting Coastal Connecticut.

Published Date: 2021-05-21

Featuring: Artisan | City of New Haven | Delamar Southport | Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven | Graduate New Haven | Libby's Italian Pastry Shop | Louis' Lunch | Milkcraft - Fairfield | Modern Apizza | OKO | Sally's Apizza | Southport Beach | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | Town of Fairfield | Town of Westport | Union League Café

Attractions welcome guests Saturday on Connecticut Open House Day

Republican-American

Online article highlighting some participants in Connecticut Open House Day.

Published Date: 2021-06-10

Featuring: Abrash Galleries Rugs & Antiquities | American Clock & Watch Museum | Barnes Museum (c.1836) | Charter Oak Brewing Company | Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library | Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm | Eric Sloane Museum and Kent Furnace | MoCA Westport | New Britain Museum of American Art | New England Air Museum | Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Mark Twain House & Museum | Town of Fairfield | Town of Litchfield | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art