Hartford Green
Saville Dam
Connecticut Walk in Autumn

While adults can enjoy themselves at Connecticut's two well-known casinos (Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino), Connecticut also has plenty to offer for families wanting to spend some quality time together. With the Atlantic Ocean running along the East Coast, there is no shortage of beaches to pass the day away. For those looking for a weekend getaway, the Mystic Seaport and Aquarium have plenty to keep the family busy.


Beardsley Zoo

Coastal Fairfield County

For a wild time, make sure to make a family trek to check out all the animals at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport. Take a ferry ride through Norwalk Harbor when you go to see the Sheffield Island Lighthouse. Visit the Jones Family Farms in Shelton where you can pick your own fruit, seasonally. They also have a winery with a tasting room.


Greater New Haven

Get outside and into the sun when you visit Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, where you can swim, camp, picnic and much more. The Barker Character Comic & Cartoon Museum in Cheshire is home to fifteen decades of American toys and artifacts that you can reminisce about along your tour of the museum.

West Cornwall Covered Bridge

Litchfield Hills

The Litchfield Hills region of Connecticut is home to a couple of amusement parks... Lake Compounce in Bristol and Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury. For year round swimming, check into CoCo Key Water Resort in Waterbury, which has a 50,000 square foot indoor water park, kept at a toasty 84 degrees.

Mystic, Connecticut

Mystic Country

Go back in time to a prehistoric world when you visit The Dinosaur Place in Oakdale. For a sightseeing cruise, head to Mystic and relax aboard the ARGIA schooner, where you'll view beautiful seacoast, lighthouses and islands along your trip.

Mark Twain House and Museum

River Valley

If you're celebrating a special occasion, climb aboard the Essex Clipper Dinner Train in Essex, where you'll be served a four course meal along your scenic journey. In Stafford Springs, NASCAR fans can catch a race at the Stafford Motor Speedway.This area is also home to historical landmarks such as the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, which is in Hartford.




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