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Active Adventures

Try-Athlete Weekend
Soft adventures can do wonders for the body and spirit.

Frozen Fun
Make a New Year’s resolution to try a new sport – how about snow-biking or ice-fishing? Connecticut’

Connecticut River Rambles
The Connecticut portion of the 407-mile-long Connecticut River is ...

Blades of Glory
If your goal this winter is to play and watch more hockey, you’re in luck. Connecticut has two pro h

Hike the Appalachian Trail
Picturesque rivers, pastoral fields, and wildlife-rich woodlands are a few reasons to traverse...

So Long Rat Race, Hello NASCAR
No sport except NFL football is more popular with TV fans than NASCAR...

Charm of the Farm
Farms with herbs, bison, cows, gourmet meals, and cozy guestrooms – Connecticut has them all.

Happy Trails
Connecticut has 137 state parks and forests, 800 miles of hiking trails, and 230 lakes and ponds.

Ski Sampler
So, the mountains are full of fresh powder and you don’t know how to ski.

For the Birds
In 1951, Connecticut native Roger Eddy invented the Audubon Bird Call...

Arts & Culture

Book Lovers' Getaway
Sitting in a scone-scented bookstore/café with a compelling novel while snow drifts by the window is

Weekend Artist
Nourish your creative spirit by taking an art class, shopping for handcrafts and visiting Connecticu

Curtain Call
Love theater? Stage your own weekend production. See a play, savor dinner at a restaurant with drama

Around the World in a Weekend
On a weekend in New Haven, you can shop in France, dine in Africa...

Catch a Rising Star
Hartford’s tagline is “New England’s Rising Star.”

Artist's Palette
Artists from John Trumbull to Albert Pinkham Ryder nourished their creative spirits in Connecticut.

Mod Squad
Andy Warhol hangs in Connecticut. So do Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko.

Connecticut Goes Hollywood
Thanks to a new tax incentive enticing film companies to shoot movies in Connecticut...

Creative in Connecticut
Connecticut has a long tradition of supporting artists and their works.

From Tracks to Treats
No car? No problem. Take a train to one of many Connecticut stations within walking distance ...

Family Fun

Truly Scrumptious
‘Tis the season to concoct victuals and stews, savor gourmet chocolate and exotic spices and dig in

Connecticut Safari
Connecticut’s got animals.

Pure Dino-Mite
Though dinosaurs became extinct about 66 million years ago, their spirit lives on in Connecticut.

Cabin Fever Reliever
If it rains, Connecticut has you covered with an array of indoor activities.

Mystic Magic
There’s a reason why the historic former whaling center in Connecticut’s southeast corner is called

Time Out
In an age with a 24/7 pace, it’s calming to occasionally turn back the clock.

Thrills, Hills & Chills
Pack your kids, your coziest clothes and your camera for one cool Connecticut weekend.


All the Pretty Houses: Holiday House Tours
During the holidays, historic homes, city parks and custom shops sparkle with seasonal finery. On an

Mark Twain's Hartford
“Of all the beautiful towns, it has been my fortune to see this is the chief,” said Mark Twain...

French Connection
In July 1780, 5,800 French troops led by Comte de Rochambeau marched from Sterling across...

Old Town Showdown
In Connecticut, residents of Windsor and Wethersfield embrace old age.

Victorian Wanderings
While Queen Victoria reigned in England (1837 to 1901), a gem of a city was evolving across the Atla

Native American Immersion
Connecticut’s name comes from Quinnehtukut, which means “beside the long tidal river” (the Connectic

Amistad for All
On June 28, 1839, the Spanish ship La Amistad left Havana, Cuba, with 53 Africans who had been...

Inventor's Alley
The world is more fun because of Connecticut. The lollipop, hamburger, color TV and Frisbee were fir

Seems Like Old Times
On Connecticut’s shoreline, visitors can time travel to the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries...

Toast to Ghosts
Get in the spirit for a Connecticut getaway including a Revolutionary-era graveyard...

Connecticut's Gutsy Women
From Harriet Beecher Stowe to Katharine Hepburn, many gutsy, accomplished women have called Connecti

Colonial Connecticut
Here’s a Revolutionary idea – spend a weekend exploring Connecticut’s colonial roots.

Rest & Relaxation

Girlfriends in Heaven
This weekend, it’s all about you and your gal pals.

Winter at the Beach
The crash of black waves under a silver slice of sky is a magical sight in winter. The stark seascap

Close-knit Comfort
This getaway features plenty of critters and creature comforts. Learn to knit or advance your skills

Bogie & Bacall
In the summer of 1945, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall honeymooned at the Inn at Mystic.

Spas by the Sea
A day at the beach or a massage can do wonders for the psyche

Essex Escape
Little wonder why Norm Crampton praised Essex in his book, The 100 Best Small Towns in America.

Hit the Jackpot
Bet on a great weekend at two of America’s most famous casinos, offering world-class dining, enterta

Inn Style
The warmth of a fireplace, the hospitality of hosts, and a serene country setting are just a few of

Farmington Valley Visit
Some call the bucolic seven-town region west of Hartford the “Charmington Valley.”

Currier & Ives Christmas
Experience an old-fashioned, postcard-perfect Connecticut Christmas.

Oldies But Goodies
Shake off winter’s cold blast by playing in the past.

Enjoy SoNo’s cutting-edge (and more conventional) offerings during a getaway in and around this land

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