Welcome to Connecticut River Valley


The river is anchored by Hartford in the north, and well-preserved historic towns grace the river's banks to the south, notably Old Lyme, Essex, Ivoryton, Chester and East Haddam. Together, they enchant visitors with gracious country inns, fine dining, train rides and river excursions that allow authentic glimpses into provincial life on the Connecticut.


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$40.36 Outdoor Activities

Spring and Fall Natural Flow Pigeon River Rafting Trip

Our Spring and Fall Natural Flow rafting trips offer unpredictable water levels with no guaranteed water releases from the dam.   You may experience Class III - IV whitewater or a leisurely scenic float trip. We won't know the water level any particular day or time will have, so bring your sense of adventure! Rafters must be at least 8 years of age or weigh 70 pounds. Our certified guides will navigate your raft the entire trip, while sharing their love of our beautiful mountains. Trips go rain or shine and are a wonderful way to enjoy the fall foliage!  Splash tops are provided as needed according to the weather.

$20 Tours & Sightseeing

Zombie Scavengers Game - Hartford, CT

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productRecommended starting location to start Zombie Scavengers. This is where you will begin your hunt to survive the zombie apocalypse. (Please start outside)Duration: 5 minutesLocation: Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex

$20 Tours & Sightseeing

Zombie Scavengers Game - Hartford, CT

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productRecommended starting location to start Zombie Scavengers. This is where you will begin your hunt to survive the zombie apocalypse. (Please start outside)Duration: 5 minutesLocation: Old State House, Hartford, Connecticut

$259 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip from Hartford CT to New York City by Rail

All aboard! Leave the traffic problems at home while you relax aboard an Amtrak Regional Train for a day in New York. Take a nap on the comfortable roomy seats or stop by the Café Car. Before you know it, you'll be in Pennsylvania Station, New York. With a mid-morning arrival, it's just a few blocks to pick up your included tickets for a memorable hop-on hop-off tour of New York and Brooklyn. Stay on the bus or hop off at the stop of your choice. There's something to do at nearly every stop on a variety of loop tours. Visit museums, observatories, theaters, zoos, boat rides, and even a WWII aircraft carrier and a space shuttle. All are everlasting fun even if you've experienced them before. Enjoy the new One World Trade Center Observatory with a stop at the 9/11 Memorial Pool. Visit Brooklyn, the hottest, hippest upcoming area of New York with galleries, micro breweries, coffee bars galore and plenty of history! As you travel back to midtown, enjoy a meal in the center of Times Square. After visiting the original MACY's flagship store, you're just three blocks from Pennsylvania Station for the return trip to Hartford. You'll probably be thinking what to plan for the next New York trip!

$49.99 Outdoor Activities

Hartford Puzzling Adventure

Choose your own start time and embark on your adventure. With your smartphone as your guide, go on a brain-teasing and educational walking tour of your chosen neighborhood. Visit a series of locations and answer the questions or solve puzzles to receive your next instruction.There is no need to race as quickly as possible from start to finish. Part of the fun is enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of the tour. Before heading to your next location, you’ll have time to eat, drink, enjoy the sights, and use the bathroom while the game clock is not running. You’re only timed on your travel and puzzles.At the end of your adventure, see your rank based on a combination of your answers to the questions and game clock time.

$250.04 Tours & Sightseeing

Vacation Photographer in Hartford

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productOne of the top photo spots in HartfordDuration: 15 minutesLocation: Hartford Stage, Hartford, Connecticut

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