Learn about Connecticut’s many cultural, historical, outdoor and culinary offerings.

From scenic drives through rolling hills and outdoor adventures by land or sea, to culinary delights on the farm and overnight getaways and camping, Connecticut provides a convenient extended weekend getaway destination filled with both beloved and brand-new experiences and events emphasizing safety at every turn. Enjoy a number of safe and festive activities happening throughout the Spring season—while supporting Connecticut businesses. There are new experiences and modified old favorites to provide safer ways to celebrate this year.

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Dining Choices

  • Eat a la carte. Enjoy the spring air and sample foods of all kinds. Take a walking tour of nearly 30 food trucks offering tasty treats at Food Truck Paradise by Long Wharf in New Haven, savor flavors under string lights at GastroPark in West Hartford or Parkville Market in Hartford, or try over-the-counter meals at Essex Public Market and Food Hall – from Mexican fare to a noodle bar, to gelato.
  • view of food on a table at a pizza tourTake a pizza tour. Did you know that New Haven is home to not one, not two, but four of the nation’s top pizza places (including America’s #1)? Explore the city and sample a slice of history. Discover even more spots along the Connecticut Pizza Trail.
  • Add some extra happiness to your morning pick-up of delicious (and sometimes even photo-worthy) donuts from Blazing Fresh Donuts in Guilford, Donut Crazy in multiple locations across the state, Young Buns Doughnuts in Mystic, or the newly opened Neil’s Donuts in Wallingford.
  •  Try new brews. Grab a beer and a bite at spots such as Phantom Brewing Company in Hartford, Dockside Brewery in Milford, Half Full Brewery in Stamford, Clocktown Brewing Company in Thomaston, or NewSylum Brewing Company in Newtown.

Family Fun

  • Escape reality. Want to shoot zombies, travel the world, golf, box, play silly games, and more? Now you can – with virtual reality fun at The Vault in Seymour. Kids will love gaming and parents can enjoy the newly introduced VR wellness for relaxation, meditation, and mindfulness.
  • Do a family photoshoot. Whether you’re planning a maternity shoot or simply desire shots of the whole family, Connecticut features many scenic backdrops for capturing special moments. Discover these photo-worthy family photo locations – the results will be stunning.
  • Find spring fun. From garden, adventures to train rides, discover spring activities, and even plan ahead with these family activities for all four seasons.

Whatever you do or wherever you go, make it an extended weekend getaway full of pleasant memories to cherish for a very long time!

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