Connecticut Things to Do

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Connecticut Things to Do

  • Bow Tie Plaza 3

    Greenwich Things to Do

    This is one of those threatre chains that is not the main one in town. A smaller selection than the giants they make up for it by having matinee prices until 5pm on most days including Saturday. Have only been here once so far. Saw Harry Potter 5 for the second time here.

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  • Gillette Castle

    Gillette Castle is like no other castle. It's built with stones and rocks inside and out. The building contains unique wood carvings including the built in desks, shelves, doors, etc. etc. Everything about Gillette Castle is unique and very interesting. Gillette Castle sits inside the State Park, where you can camp overnight.The owner, William...

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  • Stonington Lighthouse

    This stone lighthouse in the Southeast corner of Connecticut was built in 1824 and served until 1889. Today the ligthouse is a museum.

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  • Mystic Aquarium

    A few miles up the road from the Mystic Seaport, is the Mystic Aquarium, which has a very nice collection of animals from Beluga whales to rare blue lobsters.

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  • Mystic Seaport

    This is the premier Maritime museum in the US, set in the old Mystic shipyards. This museum disply historical ships, models and a recreated maritime village.

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  • The "Sabino"

    The Sabino is the world's last wood-hulled, coal-powered passenger vessel. She was built in 1908 at the W. Irving Adams Shipyard in East Boothbay, Maine. Originally called the Tourist, the steamboat was used as a ferry on the Demariscotta River in Maine. The ship sank as a result of an accident in 1918, but was salvaged and sold to new owners. The...

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  • Foxwood's Casino

    If gambling is your forte; then Foxwoods is for you. Foxwoods has six casinos filled with over 7,000 slot machines and 400 tables for different types of table games. Foxwoods also has a variety of accomodations whether you are spending the night or weekend: Grand Pequot Tower, Great Cedar Hotel, Two Trees Inn or the MGM Grand.Foxwoods also has...

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  • Bishop's Orchards

    Since 1861 Bishop's has been serving the local community by providing excellent quality fruit and vegetables. Bishop's Orchard is more than a farm it's also a winery, a bakery and a market. Bishop's Orchard has a great market & bakery selling fresh produce, fruit, cheeses, bread, pies, cakes, cookies, prepared foods and fresh flowers. Their winery...

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  • Shopping at Clinton Crossings

    Clinton Crossings has great outlet shopping. Clinton Crossings has some great stores such as: Coach, Dooney & Burke, Guess, J. Crew, Michael Kors, Gap, Bose, Calvin Klein, Brooks Brothers, Yankee Candle, Waterford, Lindt and more.We are often here shopping on the weekends on the way home from one of our weekend getaways or from visiting friends. We...

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  • Vino Trail in Connecticut

    Yes, Connecticut does have a wine trail. In fact, the state has two. They are the Western Trail and the Eastern Trail (original, huh?). I took the Western Trail. There was only one winery open for tasting along my chosen route. Hopkins Winery. It is set on a beautiful hillside, overlooking a lake. The tasting room is in a building that looks like a...

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  • A Great way to see Mystic

    See Mystic the way it should be seen - from the water. Enjoy a scenic 1½ hour tour of the harbor aboard an electric launch which is very quite and enjoyable. Travel around Mystic learning about mystic and it's founding. Mystic is very beatiful, plan a dayat the sea port and also Mystic Aquarium. Also, ask about private charters and sunset cocktail...

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  • Planes from the past

    If you are in the Hartford area i would recommend stopping by the air museum..Located in windsor locks it houses more than 75 different aircraft....It is the largest air museum in the north east....There are many buildings and also an outdoor yard if the weather is good..We have been there twice and love it.....You can sit in many of the planes and...

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  • The State Capitol Building

    The Connecticut State Capitol Building is the third building to be used as the Connecticut capitol building. The previous buildings were in New Haven and Hartford at a time before Hartford became the capital, and when state administrative activites were carried out in both cities at the same time. The present capitol contains the Connecticut...

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  • Tall Ships

    Always dominating a seafaring village were the tall ships that sailed the seas to provide a livelihood for the village's inhabitants. By definition, a tall ship is square-rigged with separate topmasts and topsails, and is at least 131 feet (40 meters) in length. Tall ships were sail powered, and many yards of canvas sails were needed to catch the...

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  • The "Joseph Conrad"

    The Joseph Conrad is another of the many tall ships docked at Mystic Seaport. She is a steel-hulled square-rigger that over her lifetime served as a Danish training ship, a private yacht, an American training ship, and now a museum. The ship was built in Denmark in 1882, and was originally christened the Georg Stage. The 123-foot (37-meter) ship...

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  • The "Charles W. Morgan"

    The Charles W. Morgan is just one of the many tall ships in Mystic Seaport. She is the world's oldest surviving merchant vessel, and the only surviving wooden ship from the American whaling fleet of the 1800s.The Charles W. Morgan is 113 feet (34 meters) long, and was built in 1841 by Jethro and Zachariah Hillman of New Bedford, Massachusetts. She...

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  • The Ship Chandlery

    The Ship Chandlery was a retail and wholesale shop which supplied vessels and individual seamen with their sailing needs. The chandler was a specialist in meeting the needs of the whaling, shipping, fishing, or ship-building industries.The ship's agent was responsible for purchasing and managing the supplies and equipment that would be necessary...

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  • The George H. Stone General Store

    The building that houses the George H. Stone General Store located on the grounds of Mystic Seaport never served as a general store. Instead, it was built in 1850 as a private residence in Pawcatuck, Connecticut. It was donated to Mystic Seaport in 1954.The store's collection of historic items was donated to Mystic Seaport by George H. Stone, a...

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  • Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

    Although the exhibits at Mystic Seaport are all within easy walking distance, it does take time to see it all, and some visitors could get tired. A fun and relaxing way to get around Mystic Seaport is to take a horse-drawn carriage ride.Rides are offered during the warmer months from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and take guests through the museum's...

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  • The Greenmanville Church

    The Greenmanville Church served as a place of worship for the large Seventh-Day Baptist community that lived in Mystic during the town's shipbuilding heyday in the 1850s. It was also used as a meeting house for village meetings and gatherings.The church was constructed in 1851 on a site which was near the present-day entrance to Mystic Seaport....

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  • The Mystic Lighthouse

    The Mystic Lighthouse was built in 1966, and is actually a replica of the Brant Point Lighthouse located in Nantucket, Massachusetts that was built in 1900. Both the original lighthouse and its copy at Mystic Seaport are the lowest in New England, the light being only 26 feet (eight meters) above the level of the sea. Although the Mystic Lighthouse...

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  • The Travelers Tower

    The 528-foot (161-meter), 34-story Travelers Tower was constructed in 1919, and stood for many years as the tallest building in New England. It is the headquarters of the Travelers Insurance Company, the first casualty insurance company in North America.The building was designed by architect Donn Barber, who also designed the Connecticut State...

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  • Mystic Seaport

    Mystic Seaport is the nation's most important maritime museum, and has the largest collection of historic vessels, artifacts, and nautical art in the world. There are three major components of the museum, including a re-created nineteenth-century coastal fishing village with tall ships, a working shipyard in which historic vessels are repaired and...

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  • Yale Center for British Art

    Very nice museum ! it's right in the heart of Yale campus. This is the largest collection of British art outside of the UK. Go for a docent tour or on Wed.'s they have free chamber music concerts at noon. It such a treat !

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  • What a romantic place !

    if you have the chance of visiting Connecticut, you have for sure to head towars Mystic. I had the chance of visiting it at the "indian automn" like Joe Dassin would sing it. The place is so quiet. You need to taste the local lobsters and for sure visit the Mystic Seaport Museum. Visitors have here the opportunity to go back in the past, discover...

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  • For you powder hounds

    Yes, one could ski in Connecticut, but I don't think you'll be getting a nosebleed. This is Mohawk Mountain, near Cornwall, CT. Top elevation is 3,000 feet. Lest you think there are no difficult runs here, some of these runs you are looking at are rated as black diamond runs. Which just goes to show the rating system is all relative. In the west,...

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  • Mystic Seaport....the museum village

    The Mystic Seaport Museum village is a great adventure for kids and adults. You can easily spend a day exploring the buildings and old fashioned shops... like the one where they used to make barrels. I've created an entire page on the village....hope you'll click in. Mystic Seaport

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  • Westport

    I visited Westport when going for dinner. I had a walk and in fact there are not many interesitng places and the town is small enough to be seen during 2 - 3 hours.;) I like the most the area of the cost.

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  • Milford

    "The sixth oldest town in Connecticut, 50,000 residents are proud to boast of a meticulously maintained "town green", the second longest in New England".It is a nice place to stop on the way and admire the beauty, not only the historic sites but olso nature.

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  • Fairfield

    Fairfield is a small town. It is situated along the Gold Coast of Connecticut. You may enjoy not only the town but also the sandy beach. In July 2006, Money Magazine ranked Fairfield the ninth "best place to live" in the United States, and the best place to live in the Northeast. Surprised? :)

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  • Stopover at Yale University, New Haven

    If you are driving on I-95 between New York City and Boston, recommend a pit stop at New Haven. You can drive around the beautiful Yale campus with Gothic, Georgian and modern architecture resembling UK Cambridge and Oxford Univeristies.Park and walkabout too and check out the many art and dinosaur museums. Take a bit a the many popular Italian...

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    The Canton Volunteer Fire Department sponsors a Lobster Festival every August to raise funds for the Department. For $17, you can stuff yourself with a fresh, whole lobster, delicious clam chowder, half an ear of corn on the cob and a cup of beer. Seconds of anything are available for a nominal price. There is generally good live music on the...

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  • Spend your Labor Day at the Goshen Fair

    The Goshen Agricultural Fair is an annual event that takes place every Labor Day. As Northwestern Connecticut is mostly a rural area, this is a chance for local agrarians to get together and showcase their wares, from livestock to homemade crafts, farm equipment to freshly grown fruits and vegetables. The Fair is an endless source of entertainment...

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  • A trail runs through it!

    Connecticut is one of those states that the famous Appalachian Trail runs through. Plug in the words Appalachian trail on VT and it will bring you 20,000 responses. It's good for a day hike, an overnight, a weekend or more. If you want to look up books in print on the subject Amazon.com lists 2373 at last count. In case you were wondering, the AT...

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  • A REALLY COOL OLD TRAIN

    This beautiful old train marks the entrance of the Sloane Stanley Museum. Even though the museum was closed, we stopped to admire this beutiful piece. The train is open to the public and children and parents are encouraged to climb aboard and check it out. There is no fee to check out this train.

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  • KENT FALLS STATE PARK

    I was so happy that we decided to stop here on our way back from lunch. Not only were we greeted by a picturesque waterfall, but we found a nice place to come back to for a picnic lunch and a quick hike. This is a perfect place to bring the family for some together time. You can either pack your own lunch or use one of the grills at the park. There...

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  • KENT FALLS

    While driving along route 7 in search of a place to eat, we saw a sign for Kent Falls State Park. Since we were starving we decided to stop on our way home to check it out. We were so pleasantly surprised when we pulled into the parking lot and discovered a beautiful water fall about 100 yards ahead of us. Patrick couldn't get out of his car seat...

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  • THE MARITIME AQUARIUM

    The aquarium was a pit stop on our way to the oyster festival this past weekend. Matthew had us leave very early so we got there before the festival opened at 11. So we decided to spend an hour or so here. Luckily I had my membership card handy from when we visited in April. I was hoping to have a better impression of this aquarium after visiting...

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  • Greenwich is Great!

    Of course, I used to get paid to say that!Greenwich is the very first town when entering Connecticut from the ever-popular I-95 highway. It has a quaint downtown area and beautiful scenery. And, it costs a LOT of money to live there. Greenwich is an ideal daytrip from New York City. Drive up or take the Metro North train from Grand...

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  • THE STONE BRIDGE IN MILFORD

    As we were walking looking for our dining spots, we came across this wonderful stone bridge. It's some kind of memorial, although I haven't been able to find much about it on the web. I found one link with lots of information that you may want to refer to. It really is a beautiful site.

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  • Star Struck

    My drive through the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut took me through the charming town of Litchfield. It has a very small commercial area. I would have enjoyed stopping in at one of the boutique stores or at the 3W & Blue Bar. As it happened, I only had time to stop off at the post office and buy some packing materials to send some conference...

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  • Mohegan Sun

    See my Uncasville page!The world's second largest casino isn't in Las Vegas, it's Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Mohegan Sun is owned by the Mohegan Tribe.Mohegan Sun is located conviently close to New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence.The Mohegan Tribehttp://www.mohegan.nsn.ushttp://www.mtga.com/mtga/

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  • The Maritime Aquarium

    Bring the family to one of SoNo, and Connecticut's, crown jewels. The Maritime Aquarium is in the heart of SoNo, and has over 1000 marine animals on display. Also check out the frequent special exhibits and the IMAX theater.The Maritime Aquarium is especially fun for the kids (and educational too, but don't tell them!), and grownups will love it...

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  • See the Norwalk River

    SoNo is right on the Norwalk River, which starts at nearby Long Island Sound and winds several miles upstate (where you can fish for trout, in season). There are several boat docks, seafood restaurants and a few old warehouses, right on the river in SoNo, giving it that seafaring feel. The bridge crossing the Norwalk River leads you to Veterans...

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  • Shopping and eating in SoNo

    SoNo is not a very big area, but it's got lots to do. The many restaurants cover all sorts of tastes: Italian, Mexican, American and, being so close to the water, lots of seafood. You won't find any big name store here. It's more local specialty shops, including one that specializes in Dutch food. Washington Avenue's also got a couple of small art...

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Connecticut Hotels

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  • Colony New Haven

    1157 Chapel Street, (Hotel Currently Under Renovation), New Haven, Connecticut, 06511, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hyatt Place Hotel Mystic

    224 Greenmanville Ave., (formerly AmeriSuites Mystic), Mystic, Connecticut, 06355, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Hyatt Place Uncasville

    2049 Norwich New London Turnpike, Uncasville, Connecticut, 06382, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

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