Find Your Vibe in Connecticut – As Seen on TV Last Updated: December 2022
You can find your vibe in Connecticut, no matter how unique, and no matter the season. If you’ve seen our latest films, you may be wondering where you can find the featured activities. We've put together a list of ideas, so you can kick off your autumn right.
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Unique Performance Arts
Mystic Dark Room is an intimate show lounge offering unique entertainment experiences. Momix is a modern dance company known for collaborative performances aimed at finding beauty in the unexpected. Discover even more arts and music here.
Skip the downhill slopes and glide across the stunning snowy terrain! Check out cross-country skiing destinations.
Coffee Shops & Cafés
Stop for a hot drink at Story & Soil or other great coffee shops like Dom’s Coffee, Craftsman Cliff Roasters, The Grounded Coffee Company, Deviant Craft Coffee & Donuts, Rebel Dog, or Higher Grounds Coffee Shop & Art Gallery.
Experience culinary excellence from savory to sweet at Connecticut’s award-winning restaurants.
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.
Hit the ice and claim your perfect catch. Here’s how and where to try ice fishing in Connecticut this winter.
Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl
Enjoy one-of-a-kind family entertainment at Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl which features a restaurant, arcade, lounge and bowling with an ocean-theme atmosphere.
Outdoor Ice Skating
Put on your skates and get to gliding at outdoor ice skating rinks like Foxwoods Ice Rink, Hartford’s Winterfest, The Cohen Skating Center, Westport Pal Rink, or the Redding Community Center.
Find high-energy indoor fun at IT Adventure Ropes Course and other nonstop destinations the kids will love.
Strut the store-lined streets at The Shops at Yale or Greenwich Avenue. Then find even more shopping towns here.
Connecticut comes to life after dark. Find nightlife not to be missed or try these spots for when the sun goes down.
Stay over up in the trees at The Treehouse at Bluebird Farm or rest your head at other cool and unique accommodations – from storybook cottages and lighthouses to helicopters and more.
Hang out in urban spaces and cool downtown gems. Find local favorites in Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, and Norwalk.
Whirl down the slopes in a snow tube at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort. And find even more fun winter activities here.
Jump on it! The kids will have a blast at trampoline parks like Sky Zone, Jumpz Trampoline Sports, or Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park. Make it even cooler with glow-in-the-dark jumping experiences.
Holiday Events & Markets
Celebrate the season at winter markets and holiday light events like Glow Gardens or Hebron Lights in Motion — they’ll leave your heart all aglow.
Catch some air snowboarding at Mount Southington Ski Area. Plus find more ideas for winter sports here.
Discover colorful igloo dining —an entire igloo park— at Dockside Brewery & Waterfront Biergarten. And find more creative winter dining here.
Backyard Adventure UTV Tours
Take the ultimate UTV adventure tour in the beautiful northwest hills of Connecticut through hundreds of acres of privately owned trails — perfect for an outdoor winter expedition (or any season).
Lifestyle & Design Accommodations
Book an extravagant stay at luxury hotels such as J House Greenwich, Winvian Farm, Mayflower Inn & Spa, Spicer Mansion, Inn at GrayBarns, or Delamar West Hartford. Find more destinations here.
Relax and rejuvenate inside healing salt caves such as Groto Solna, Salt Cave of Darien, Soulshine Salt Cavern, or Salt of the Earth Therapeutic Spa.