Southern New England Tour
From casino destinations to historic icons, there’s so much to see and do in Southern New England. To help you plan your trip, we’ve provided this handy guide showing the best places to explore throughout the region.
Option 1 | Stop #2: (with lunch): Visit Connecticut’s Sweet Spot, Lyman Orchards in Middlefield. Where you can pick your own fresh fruit, get lost in their seasonal corn maze or enjoy a round of golf on their Apple Nine Course. Don’t forget their fresh produce, sandwiches and baked goods in the Apple Barrel market.
Option 2 | Stop #2: (with lunch): Enjoy lunch at The Charles, then visit the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in historic Wethersfield which provides tours of a quintessential New England experience. Other dining options are also available.
Stop #3: Visit the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford. A National Historic Landmark that ranks as one of the “Ten Best Historic Homes” in the world by National Geographic.
Check in to a Greater Hartford overnight stay.
Option 1 | Stop #1:Take a tour of the Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic. Discover maritime history firsthand throughout the re-created seafaring village that is bustling with the sights and sounds of 19th-century life. Climb aboard historic vessels, including the last wooden whaleship in the world, named the Charles W. Morgan.
Option 2 | Stop #1: Explore Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, where close encounters of the incredible kind happen every day! Whether you’re touching a ray, feeling the splash of a beluga whale, going beak-to-nose with a penguin or exploring the deep sea with the world’s only exhibits on Dr. Robert Ballard’s fascinating expeditions, you’ll be closer to ocean life than you ever thought possible.
Lunch and Shopping in Downtown Mystic
Be sure to visit a Connecticut vineyard or brewery!
- Thomas Hooker Brewery, Bloomfield
- Back East Brewing, Bloomfield
- Bishop’s Orchards Winery, Guilford
- Gouveia Vineyards, Wallingford
- Paradise Hills Vineyard, Wallingford
- Lost Acres Vineyard, North Granby
- Two Roads Brewing Company, Stratford
- Thimble Island Brewing Company, Branford
- Salt Water Farm Vineyard, Stonington
- Stonington Vineyards, Stonington
- Jonathan Edwards Winery, North Stonington
- Maugle Sierra Vineyards, Ledgard