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CONNECTICUT DAY TRIP IDEAS

Find the best things to do in Connecticut


Connecticut is located in the most southernmost region of New England. At somewhere around 5,500 square miles, Ct. is the fourth smallest state in the US. That does not mean it is small with adventure and fun things to do however. With small beaches and a major river running through the middle of the state, Connecticut offers hiking, kayaking, rafting, fishing, sunbathing, boating and more! There are also more than a few amazing waterfalls to explore. Below are 58 fun attractions and activities organized by region.

Things to do and day trip ideas in Eastern Connecticut


Mystic Seaport

Mystic Aquarium

Florence Griswold Museum

Captain Bob's Thimble Island Tours

Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut

US Navy Submarine Force Museum

Prudence Crandall House Museum
 

Things to do and day trip ideas in Southwestern Connecticut


New Canaan Nature Center

The Maritime Aquarium

Housatonic Museum of Art

The Barnum Museum

Beardsley Zoo

Bridgeport Discovery Museum

Norwalk Seaport Association

Stamford Museum & Nature Center

The Sports Center of Connecticut

Stratford Antique Center

Bruce Museum

Weir Farm National Historic Site

 

Things to do and day trip ideas in South Central Connecticut



Things to do and day trip ideas in Northwest Connecticut



Quassy Amusement Park

Lime Rock Park

Railroad Museum of New England


   

Things to do and day trip ideas in Central Connecticut

 

Gillette Castle State Park

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Ride

Railroad Museum of New England

Dinosaur State Park

LUTZ Children's Museum

The Children's Museum

Roaring Brook Nature Center

Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of Connecticut

New Britain Museum of American Art

New Britain Youth Museum

Connecticut Landmarks Society

Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine

The Mark Twain House

Goodspeed Opera House

The Copernican Observatory & Planetarium

Connecticut River Museum

Connecticut Science Center

The New England Air Museum

Northwest Park & Nature Center

South Wind Farms

Talcott Mountain State Park

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