The State We're In — Connecticut, As Seen on TV Last Updated: August 2023

Connecticut’s a destination with a great sensation – and there are so many places to check out. If you’ve seen our latest commercials, you may be wondering where you can find the featured activities. That’s why we’ve gathered the list of attractions for you… so you can get out and experience the adventure that’s all around us.

The new commercials feature a local talent, Eddie Cruz, Jr. — a Newington native and University of Hartford, Hartt School of Theatre alum — who is passionate about living and working in the state. Check out the locations from the commercials below! 

Downtown Stamford

In a city as spirited, lively, and diverse as Stamford, there is always something to do. Whether you’re walking the 19 miles of shoreline, drinking and dining at the bars Downtown, or hiking the scenic trails of North Stamford, you’ll quickly find that there is never a dull moment in Stamford.


Ascent Climbing, Multiple Locations

Seek thrill with guided ice climbing and rock climbing trips. Ascent Climbing’s mission is to provide outdoor adventure for all- regardless of age, experience, or physical ability.


The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Hartford

Connecticut's premiere performing arts center presents more than 350 events annually, including major Broadway tours, symphony orchestras, family presentations, local arts and community events.  


Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort, Middlefield

Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort is your "go to" place for year-round adventure sports in Connecticut. Featuring skiing, snowboarding, tubing, Synthetic snow (365 days a year), zip line, disc golf and mountain biking for all ages. The Ridge is also host to cultural events, sports competitions, music festivals and beer fests.


Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is your place to connect with amazing art. Home to a collection of nearly 50,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years, the Wadsworth is the oldest continuously operating public art museum in the United States, founded by Daniel Wadsworth in 1842 and welcoming the public since 1844.


Stegosaurus, Hartford

On October 10, 1973, Alexander Calder’s sculpture, Stegosaurus, was dedicated in Hartford. Constructed of 45 thin steel plates bolted together in an abstract form representing a dinosaur from the Jurassic Period, the 50-foot-tall, red-orange stabile is located on the Alfred E. Burr Memorial Mall, between the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and City Hall. 


Treehouse at Bluebird Farm, Willington

Bluebird Farm's Treehouse is perfect farm stay for a country getaway! Escape to this 40-acre sanctuary that is suitable for travelers, artists, or anyone looking to visit a working farm or enjoy a magical night up in the trees. The Treehouse can board up to four people.


Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl & Grill, Bridgeport

Enjoy one-of-a-kind family entertainment which features a restaurant, arcade, lounge and bowling with an ocean-theme atmosphere. The kids will love a day trip or even a birthday party at this unique spot.


Downtown Hartford

Hartford is the Capitol city and the center of the Capitol Regions arts and entertainment. Hosting hundreds of events each year, and the home of dozens of restaurants, bars, clubs, theaters, museums, and other attractions, Hartford is the place to be.


Historic Pratt Street, Hartford

We begin on Historic Pratt Street, a vibrant local hub for people to gather and share the happenings of Downtown Hartford... or simply share a meal with friends. Stroll charming storefronts and take in the character of each detail, brick by brick. From cigar aficionados and selfie enthusiasts to innovative entrepreneurs and pre-game revelers, this area welcomes all who visit.


Dockside Brewery & Waterfront Biergarten, Milford

Discover colorful igloo dining —an entire igloo park— at Dockside Brewery & Waterfront Biergarten. Located on the banks of the Housatonic River in Milford, Dockside is more than just a beer bar.  The menu features more than 40 draft lines, cocktails, wine, New Haven-style pizzas, and a variety of bites from jalapeño popper grilled cheese to popcorn rock shrimp, Philly egg rolls, ahi tuna, and beyond.


Backyard Adventure UTV Tours, Canaan

Take the ultimate adventure tour in the beautiful northwest hills of Connecticut through hundreds of acres of privately owned trails. This idea is perfect for an outdoor winter expedition (or fun in any season). These UTVs operate just like an automobile and feature a gas and brake pedal with a steering wheel —so you don't have to be an expert to enjoy!


Historic Downtown Mystic

Nestled along both banks of the Mystic River, downtown Mystic is one of New England's premier tourist destinations. Pop in boutiques, bakeries and donut shops, bookstores, record stores, candy shops and so much more. Plus, don't miss the award-winning foodie scene in downtown Mystic featuring incredible seafood, farm-inspired cuisine, a brewery in a repurposed bank, and of course the Hollywood film icon, Mystic Pizza.


Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort, Middlefield

In addition to the snow biking seen in our commercial, enjoy skiing, snowboarding, tubing at this mountain park. Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort is your "go to" place for year-round adventure sports in Connecticut. You can even try night skiing and night tubing, which feature neon lights and fun music. Plus, don't miss cultural events, sports competitions, music festivals and beer fests, all hosted on-site.


The Village, Stamford

Inside The Village, a newly opened creative co-working space, discover nightlife to love. This spot is so much more than a workspace; it features dining, pop-up shops and beyond. From Cisco Brewers to private event and party spaces, you're sure to find spots to have a great time out with friends.


The Knowlton, Bridgeport

Discover magnificent outdoor murals at The Knowlton, an art hub and work studio for 25 Connecticut area artists. This historic waterfront Armstrong Manufacturing building features painting, photography, sculpture, woodworking, mixed media, visual artists and more. The Knowlton collection of creatives is a unique community that supports and inspires collaboration and a thriving artist energy. You can also book their venue for private events!


BAR, New Haven

If you're a fan of great pizza, great beer, and dancing, then you simply must try BAR. This unique space combines terrific pizza with energetic nightlife. Round up your friends for a night on the town; this is the perfect spot to grab dinner, drinks, and then make your way to the dance floor.


Aerial Arts Fitness, Jewett City

Experience something new and try an aerial yoga class — don't worry, you don't need to be a guru to have a blast! Aerial Arts Fitness teaches a variety of acrobatic-like activities from experienced instructors who are always happy to work with people of all skill levels. In addition to aerial yoga, try classes in pole dancing for fitness, aerial hoop (Lyra), aerial silks, equestrian vaulting, and more. Classes are a fantastic and fun way to work out and beginners are always welcome.


East Rock Park, New Haven

The stunning vista (and sunset view) that ends our commercial can be found at East Rock Park. The summit of the park rises more than 350 feet above the floor of the Mill River valley at its base. It offers views of Long Island Sound and the harbor, as well as a bird sanctuary, hiking trails, and picnic facilities. Plus, don't miss the Giant Steps that lead up to the summit — they provide unique way to hike to the top!