League of Their Own Last Updated: June 2021

Connecticut is filled with diverse experiences from arts to history to nature – but some of the state’s attractions are just too unique to be put into a category. From virtual games to welcoming community members, here is a list of experiences that are in a league of their own.

Abrash Galleries, Woodbury

In-Person Experience:
Specials on selected oriental rugs and antiques will be offered that day. A presentation on the care and restoration of rugs will be given and all those who would like to bring any of their oriental rugs in for identification that day, verbal identification will be done for free, limit two rugs per customer. Open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

 

Aquila's Nest Vineyards, Newtown

In-Person Experience:
Aquila’s Nest Vineyards is an experience-focused winery and event venue, offering a selection of the finest of wines. Please visit us for a Free Vineyard Tour at the following times: 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m.

 

Avia Flight Academy, Stratford

In-Person Experience:
Get the feel for flying an airplane! Whether you are looking to become an airline pilot or just want to fly for fun, we will have you up in the air in no time. One hour experience, with 30 minutes of mini-ground lesson and up to 30 minutes in the air. $129 special rate. All pilots receive a certificate and a pilot logbook.

 

Charter Oak Brewery & Taproom, Danbury

In-Person Experience:
Offering VIP tours and learn how to beer is brewed. Listen to some local music, eat some local food and grab a pint of fresh local Connecticut beer while you take a tour of one of Connecticut’s premier craft breweries. Join us from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m.

 

Danbury Library, Danbury

In-Person Experience:
Danbury Library is thrilled to welcome patrons and community members back to our building. Visitors who stop by on June 12 will be issued a special swag bag to celebrate Connecticut's Open House Day!

 

East Hartford Public Library, East Hartford

Virtual Experience:
For the 17th annual Connecticut Open House Day, the East Hartford Public Library is offering a virtual tour of five highlights from its museum collection. Join Head of Reference & Cultural Assets Manager Jason Pannone as we look at some of the gems from the collection.

 

Essex Indoor Golf Center, Essex

In-Person Experience:
Experience an amazing 3D golf adventure on one of the six Simulator Bays. Work on your game on the driving range, play 9 or 18 holes on one of 70 world-famous golf courses or bring the family to play on a fantasy mini-golf course (underwater, in space or on a lagoon). $25/hour simulator bay rental ($10 off regular pricing).  Reservations required, call (959) 265-8979 or book online .

 

Fascia’s Chocolates, Waterbury

In-Person Experience:
At Fascia's Chocolates, on-site events include raffles and the opportunity to Make-Your-Own chocolate bar at a 30% savings of $7 each.
Virtual Experience:
Fascia's Chocolates Virtual Tour will be a short guided walking tour of the Retail Store and behind the scenes in the chocolate factory.

 

Guilford Information Center, Guilford

In-Person Experience:
The Guilford Information Center has information, maps, online tours and a variety of other resources to help visitors and residents make the most of our historic community. Stop by our location next to the Community Center on Church Street, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., each visitor will receive complimentary gift bag.

 

Mellow Monkey Gifts & Home Decor, Stratford

In-Person Experience:
Offering a free gift to the first 100 visitors (no purchase necessary), 25% off one regularly priced item, and raffle prizes.

 

Milford SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Milford

In-Person Experience:
Scream for ice cream at the Milford SpringHill Suites by Marriott. First 25 registered guests will receive a $10 gift card to Scoopy Doo's in Milford. Plan on where to eat and play at www.discovermilfordct.com.

 

New Insights Crystal Boutique, Sandy Hook

Virtual Experience:
Looking to learn about crystals? We'd love to meet you at New Insights Boutique. We are a family owned Spiritual and Metaphysical Shop in the heart of Sandy Hook, offering a multi-colored palette of crystals and gemstones from around the world, crystal jewelry, boho apparel, and a variety of tools to help you feel the good vibes.

 

Norwich Heritage & Regional Visitors' Center, Norwich

In-Person Experience:
Admission is free, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Reproduction historical toys will be available for kids to play with. CDC mask requirements and social distancing will be required.

 

Pratt Street, Hartford

In-Person Experience:
The Pratt Street Historic District is kicking off its event season with a street-wide party from noon until 5 p.m. on CT Open House Day. The Summer Kickoff Party on Pratt will launch a full calendar of events and programming that will take place on the street through the end of the year. Attendees who sign up for the Pratt Street email marketing list will receive one free beer, wine, or house made Irish cream at Vaughan’s Irish Public House. This portion of the event is sponsored by Shelbourne, the real estate company behind the restoration of historic Pratt Street. There will be live entertainment by singer/songwriter Canyon and DJ Sonia Sol, a fashion show by Morneault's Stackpole Moore Tryon, and food and drink specials by Sorella and Sunberry.

Community Health Center will be hosting a free vaccination clinic at 103 Pratt Street.

 

Simsbury Public Library, Simsbury

In-Person Experience:
The library has switched up collection locations and added some exciting new things over the past year, so what better way to see everything than with a scavenger hunt! Between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., see if you can complete the scavenger challenge. Submit a completed scavenger hunt and enter for a chance to win a local gift card. No registration necessary, walk-ins welcome.

 

Sterling House Community Center, Stratford

In-Person Experience:
A COVID-safe tour of the home will be offered, as well as merchandise giveaways. Open from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

 

Watercure Farm Distillery, Pomfret Center

In-Person Experience:
The distillery will be open from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and will be offering 20% off all bottle sales to those who mention Connecticut Open House Day! We we also be offering on site tastings in the form of flights or cocktails. Locally made pub cheese and crackers are available as additional purchase. Outside food and pets welcome.

 

Winsted Fire Department, Winsted

In-Person Experience:
The Winsted Fire Department will have an open house from 10 a.m. until noon, and provide tours of the fire department and apparatus, and there will be firefighters available to answer any questions. Applications will be available to volunteer to be a firefighter, fire police or support person.  Located at 27 Elm Street.

 

Xperiement Virtual Reality, Trumbull

In-Person Experience:
Get free 20 minutes of Virtual Reality Games & Experiences with the purchase of a one hour session. Mention "Open House Day" in the notes section. Xperiment VR is a place to experience the power of virtual reality. We are a fully immersive Virtual Reality social play space that delivers the best VR experiences to you without any hassle and expensive home set ups. Prepare to jump into realistic worlds with explosive visuals as you step beyond reality and explore just about anything you can imagine alone or with your friends and family. Whether you’re playing games, exploring the world, or unleashing your artistic talents, It’s fun for everyone and a great way to stay active!