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Timeless Summer Fun, Surprising Experiences Await Connecticut Visitors This Summer

HARTFORD, Conn., May 29, 2019 – From now through Labor Day, Connecticut invites visitors to see why it’s the ideal destination for classic New England summer fun (think beaches, boat rides and lobster rolls) and unexpected experiences—like adult summer camp, cliff jumping and spirit-tasting train rides.

A short trip from major Northeast cities, Connecticut’s 169 cities, towns and shoreline, all in close proximity to each other, make for a memorable day trip, weekend or summer vacation filled with one-of-a-kind activities and events, iconic cultural and historical attractions, high-energy outdoor adventures and delectable food and beverages.

New this year are even more ways visitors and residents can enjoy the season, all listed on

Try a twist on traditional summer fun.

  • Go back to summer camp as an adult at Club Getaway in Kent, where archery, stand-up paddleboarding and yoga are on the agenda
  • Gaze at the stars and see other astronomical events at the Westport Astronomical Society which hosts free public nights and talks
  • Sip wine, craft beer, bourbon or tequila—on a train—during the Railroad Museum of New England’s new seasonal train rides, departing from Thomaston

Explore the great outdoors.

Exercise your mind.

Mark your calendar.

Make your stay memorable.

“With adventure, leisure, cultural and culinary experiences in every corner of the state, visitors can cross multiple activities off their summer bucket lists in less time—all while building lasting memories with friends and family,” said Randy Fiveash, director, Connecticut Office of Tourism.

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About the Connecticut Office of Tourism

The Connecticut Office of Tourism, a division of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), is dedicated to enhancing the economic growth of Connecticut’s tourism industry. Together with its many state and industry partners, the Office of Tourism works to bolster the state’s reputation as a destination that offers a diverse mix of activities and attractions, all in close proximity to each other—from the exciting and relaxing to the historic and innovative to the culture- and nature-focused. For more information about Connecticut tourism, or to plan your next trip to Connecticut, visit the




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Randy Fiveash

Director, Connecticut Office of Tourism