“Non-Stop Connecticut” Video Series Last Updated 4/16

Join Anne, executive director of the Central Regional Tourism District, as she visits popular stops and little-known, local gems throughout Central Connecticut. Explore the webisodes to see where she’s been and get an inside look at what makes the region a great place to visit. Learn more about each destination, and access bonus content like recipes and activities from featured places. Hit the road and find new places to explore with this award-winning series!

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Episode 1 | Summer Shoreline Destinations

In the "Non-Stop Connecticut" series premiere, Anne visits summer shoreline destinations – including a new family attraction dedicated to an iconic candy – and ends the day by putting her “rump on a stump” at a unique, outdoor restaurant.

Featured spots: Bishop's Orchard, Thimble Island Cruises, PEZ Visitor Center, The Place Restaurant, downtown New Haven.

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Episode 2 | River Valley Destinations

Anne checks out summer hot spots along the Connecticut River. From cruises on the river to zip lining at a historic quarry, this episode is action-packed!

Featured spots: Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park, RiverQuest cruises, Blue Oar Restaurant, downtown Esssex and Saybrook Point Inn & Spa.

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Episode 3 | Greater Hartford Destination

Anne hits the road again, this time to explore fall destinations north of Hartford. She makes a day of it with a hayride, a burger at a joint featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” and a pint of award-winning autumn lager at a local brewery.

Featured spots: Hurst Family Farm, Thomas Hooker Brewing Company, Catsup & Mustard

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Episode 4 | Northern Connecticut Destinations

Anne continues her autumn explorations with a leisurely day in northern Connecticut that includes a wine tasting and some B&B R&R.

Featured spots: Lily House B&B, New England Air Museum, Lost Acres Vineyard

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Episode 5 | South of Hartford

The autumn adventures continue. In this webisode, Anne visits one of Connecticut’s largest orchards, makes her own signature soda and indulges in German fare, including das boot of beer. Ticki tocki!

Featured spots: Lyman Orchards, East Side Restaurant, Avery’s Beverages

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Episode 6 | Capital Region Destinations

As the weather warms up, Ann heads out to explore historic homes surrounding the capital city, then heads downtown to visit the oldest public park and get hands-on at one of Hartford’s newest attractions.

Featured spots: Mark Twain House & Museum, Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Hill-Stead Museum, Connecticut Science Center, Bushnell Park Carousel, downtown Hartford

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Episode 7 | Halloween Haunts

The Central Regional Tourism District hits the road to explore four Halloween-themed destinations throughout the region. Host Anne Orsene visits Pumpkintown USA, Farmington Miniature Golf & Ice Cream Parlor, Rails to the Darkside at the CT Trolley Museum and Lake Compounce.

Featured spots: Pumpkintown USA, Farmington Miniature Golf & Ice Cream Parlor, Rails to the Darkside at the Trolley Museum, Lake Compounce

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Episode 8 | Taste of New Haven

The Central Regional Tourism District sets out on a culinary adventure in our latest episode. Host, Anne Orsene, has her Taste of New Haven tour guide, Colin Caplan, take her on a walking tour of Yale's campus, BAR, Temple Grill and ordinary.

Featured spots: Yale University, BAR, Temple Grill, John Davenport's, Ordinary

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Episode 9 | Summer Spots in Hartford

The Central Regional Tourism District visits Connecticut’s capital city to see what’s hot in Hartford for the summer! Host Anne Orsene stops by Elizabeth Park, Woody’s Hot Dogs, Front Street and cruises the riverfront from the Hartford Belle.

Featured spots: Elizabeth Park Conservancy, Woody's Hot Dogs / Fish Tank, Front Street, Hartford Belle Cruises

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Episode 10 | River Valley Adventures

The Central Regional Tourism District heads upstream to visit Connecticut’s River Valley! Join host Anne Orsene as she experiences the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat, the charming Town of Chester, a backstage look at Goodspeed Opera House, a bite to eat at Gelston House and beautiful Gillette Castle.

Featured spots: Essex Steam Train and Riverboat, Town of Chester, Goodspeed Opera House, Gelston House, Gillette Castle