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Some of Connecticut’s smaller, less well-known towns have been described as “sleepy” or “undiscovered gems.” But the people who live there, and the people who visit, know differently. These towns might be overshadowed by a larger town or city, or maybe they are not easily reached by the interstate, but they have a personality that makes visiting them worth going “off the beaten path” for a day or even a weekend. Best of all, they're all great to visit in any season.
Featuring: Airsign Ballooning Company | Antiques Marketplace | Antiques on the Farmington | Bradley Playhouse | Branford River Paddlesports, Kayaks and Tours | By The Sea Day Spa | Candlelight Farms Inn | Chapin Park B&B | Collinsville Canoe & Kayak | ConneCTions Tours | Cos Cob Inn | Crown & Hammer Restaurant & Pub | Darien Historical Society | Deary Brothers/Mikes Stand | Hunt Hill Farm Trust | Lovers Leap State Park | New Milford Historical Society Museum | Sea Mist Thimble Island Cruise, LLC | Stony Creek Brewery | The Kelsey House Bed & Breakfast | Thimble Island Brewing Company | Thurber House | Town of Branford | Town of Canton | Town of Darien | Town of New Milford | Town of Putnam | Victoria Station Cafe | Visit Collinsville
The CT Ambassadors from UnlockingConnecticut.com are at it again! Here's their take on Connecticut's most amazing french fry spots.
"Yummy (and unique) fries in Connecticut" could well be the best idea we’ve ever had for an article. As we now consider ourselves "french fry sommeliers," let us present to you, 7 french fry dishes in Connecticut worth the journey!
Featuring: City of Danbury | City of Milford | Fife 'n Drum Restaurant & Inn | House of Naan Indian Kitchen & Bar | John's Cafe | Little Pub Ridgefield | Town of New Milford
Whether you collect antiques or just like bringing a little old-school style to your life, Connecticut might just be your soul mate. We’ve got so many antique shops, markets, dealers and galleries, you could spend a week and not get to them all. To see what we mean, check out the listings on the Connecticut Antiques Trail, or take a look at a few of these popular stops.
Featuring: Antiques Marketplace | Antiques on the Farmington | Blaze and Bloom | Clinton Antique Center | Connecticut Antiques Trail | Edwin C. Ahlberg Antiques | Essex Saybrook Antiques Village | Mill House Antiques | Seymour Antiques Company | Stratford Antique Center | The Past Antiques Marketplace at Nature's Art Village | Town of New Milford | United House Wrecking Co. | Woodbury Antiques Trail
One of the best parts about being on the road in the summer in Connecticut is stopping at a drive-in for a quick but tasty meal. The state has many such spots, but here are eight of the most tried and true.
Featuring: Blackie's Hot Dogs | Glenwood Drive-In | Harry's Place | Sea Swirl of Mystic | Stowe's Seafood | Town of Bethel | Town of New Milford | Town of Stratford
With hundreds of miles of shoreline on Long Island Sound, more than 1,500 lakes and ponds, and rivers of every size and description, Connecticut is an excellent playground for those who like to have fun on the water. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Featuring: Branford River Paddlesports, Kayaks and Tours | Clarke Outdoors | Farmington River Tubing | Sea Mist Thimble Island Cruise, LLC | Town of Lyme | Town of New Milford | Volsunga IV Thimble Island Cruise
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
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 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 | Town of New Milford | UConn Dairy Bar | University of Connecticut Animal Barns Self-Guided Tours | Westbrook Outlets | White Flower Farm | White Memorial Conservation Center Museum | l'escale
Astrotourism is gaining in popularity. You can find vast night skies above parks, forests and lakes throughout Connecticut, and there are many campgrounds that improve your chances of seeing a celestrial show overnight. In places where city lights make viewing the stars challenging, regional observatories and rural locations are offering visitors opportunities to see the night sky in Connecticut as never before. Each observatory has public viewing nights and events, so be sure to check their websites for schedules before you visit. Here are few ideas to get you started on your search for the stars.
Featuring: American Legion State Forest | City of Danbury | City of Middletown | City of New Haven | City of New London | Copernican Observatory & Planetarium | Grace Farms | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Mashamoquet Brook State Park | Rolnick Observatory | Stamford Observatory | Town of Avon | Town of Goshen | Town of Greenwich | Town of New Milford | White Memorial Foundation
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 | Becky Thatcher Riverboat | Black Hall Outfitters - Old Lyme | City of New Haven | Connecticut Antiques Trail | Connecticut River Valley Inn | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Holmberg Orchards & Winery | Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann Restaurant | Lyman Orchards | Mystic Seaport Museum | Onrust | Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field | R/V "Spirit of the Sound" | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | RiverQuest | Stonecroft Country Inn | Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds | Tamarack Lodge & Indie Glamping Resort | Town of Chester | Town of Durham | Town of Kent | Town of Lebanon | Town of Litchfield | Town of New Milford | Town of Newtown | Town of Simsbury | Town of Washington | West Lane Inn | Yale Bowl
Looking for something to do in CT in October? Whether you want something active, relaxing, cultural or nature-oriented, we have you covered. Learn more!
Featuring: Action Wildlife Foundation | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Boardman House Inn | City of New Haven | Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Pomfret | Connecticut Chocolate Trail | Connecticut Science Center | Connecticut Trolley Museum | Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo | Dinosaur State Park | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Florence Griswold Museum | Forbidden Escape | HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods Resort Casino | Hopkins Inn | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Kent Falls State Park | Lyman Orchards | Meigs Point Nature Center | Mohegan Sun | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company | Roaring Brook Nature Center | Salt Cave of Darien | Stamford Museum & Nature Center | Stamford Observatory | Strawberry Park Resort | Taste of New Haven Tours | The Barnum Museum | The Connecticut Pizza Trail | The Inn at Woodstock Hill | The Wallingford Victorian Inn | Town of Bethlehem | Town of Coventry | Town of Derby | Town of Lebanon | Town of Mystic | Town of New Milford | Town of Southington | Town of Westport | Town of Wethersfield | Town of Wilton | White Memorial Foundation | Wolf's Den Family Campground | Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History | Yankee Cider Barn at Staehly Farms