Welcome to Connecticut


Many regard the state as a mere stepping stone to the 'real' New England, from whose tourist boom Connecticut has been spared. The upside is that Connecticut retains a more 'authentic' feel. The downside is a slow decaying of former heavyweights like Hartford and New London, where visitors can ponder the price of progress and get enthused about urban renewal. New Haven, home of Yale University, is one such place rewiring itself as a vibrant cultural hub.

Rich in maritime, literary and national history, as well as the farm-to-table food movement, celebrity chefs and enough waterfalls and state parks for the most avid outdoors folk, the Nutmeg State unfolds in incredible layers the longer you stick around.


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$169 Day Trips & Excursions

Boston Freedom Trail Day Trip from New York

Your full-day tour begins by traveling along the scenic eastern coast of Connecticut 220 miles (354 km) toward Boston, Massachusetts. Stop at Cambridge to tour world-famous Harvard University. Stroll through Harvard Yard, see the huge Widener Library, and rub the shoe of the statue of John Harvard for good luck. Pass by two other institutions of higher learning — the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Cambridge College. Next, cross the Charles River into Boston and view the majestic Trinity Church in Copley Square. Then, follow along the 2.5-mile (4-km) Freedom Trail, a mostly brick path that leads to 16 historical sites including Faneuil Hall, the site of the Boston Massacre and Boston Common. Break for lunch (not included) at Quincy Market, where you can sample local favorites such as clam chowder and lobster rolls. After lunch, head to the site of the infamous Boston Tea Party. Throughout your tour, learn all about Boston's historical legacy and contemporary culture from your knowledgeable guide. In late afternoon, reboard your minivan for the trip back to New York. Your action-packed, 13-hour day trip to Boston concludes with your return to midtown Manhattan.

$28.95 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Admission to Mystic Seaport

Visit: Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, ConnecticutImmerse yourself in 19 acres of America's maritime history. Mystic Seaport encompasses a world-renowned preservation shipyard, a 19th-century seafaring village, and formal galleries where you'll find assorted permanent and rotating exhibits that explore America's relationship with the sea.  Visit: Charles W. Morgan, Mystic, ConnecticutVisit the actively working preservation shipyard where ships and boats of all sizes are restored and maintained.  The Museum's 19th-century seafaring village including working trades like the Cooperage, Ship-smith, Print Shop and Ship Carver.  Talk with staff, well versed in the activities trades of 19th-century maritime America, and watch them ply their skills. The village also features three tall ships, among them - the last vessel of her kind in the world - the Charles W. Morgan. Considered “crown jewel” of the Mystic Seaport collection, she has outlived all others of her kind. Climb aboard and go below!

$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

$329 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip from New Haven CT to Philadelphia by Rail

Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, welcomes you on a special one-day visit. Depart on the early train from New Haven, CT and, in under 2 hours, you'll be at Philadelphia's 30th Street Station, just blocks away from some of the most iconic historic sites in America. Join a hop-on hop-off tour for access to many points of interest in and around the city. Visit Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Carpenter House, and other historic sites. Or visit some of the wonderful museums in the area including the new National Constitution Center and the new National Museum of American Jewish History. Some of the oldest churches and synagogues are in the historic area as well. If history isn't your thing, visit the famous Eastern State Penitentiary, the Simeone Foundation Automobile Museum, the famed Barnes Foundation museum and so much more. Take a load off your feet for an hour or two by having an included 2-course lunch at the Hard Rock cafe with Priority Seating.After a day of shopping, dining and sightseeing, walk around historic 30th Street rail station and enjoy some coffee and pastries before your relaxing rail trip back to New Haven.