I’ve been in Connecticut for just over 4 years now going to school, but only recently has Connecticut become my permanent home. So I went over to CTvisit.com to check out what’s local, what’s fun, and what’s cost efficient. Below are a few things that stuck out to me, but I’m sure there are a ton more. Please share and let me know what you do for summer fun in Connecticut!
Connecticut Science Center – Hartford
This is definitely on my list of things to do. The CT Science Center offers fun for all ages. I’m sure anyone could spend hours going through the more than 150 hands-on activities and exhibits in 10 galleries. Admission can range between $14-$16.
Connecticut Children’s Museum – New Haven
Looking to keep the kids entertained over the weekend? The Connecticut Children’s Museum has 8 rooms of interactive activates for kids. Plus it’s hard to beat that $5 admission price.
Visit the Vineyards – Wallingford & Clinton
Don’t have to worry about kids for the weekend? Consider learning a little more about wine. In Wallingford there is Gouveia Vineyards and in Clinton there is Chamard Vineyards. Tours are free and wine tastings range anywhere from $5 to $15, check each vineyard’s website for more details.
Hammonasset Beach State Park – Madison
This is Connecticut’s largest shoreline park with over 2 miles of beach, swimming, camping, boating, fishing, and much more! Unless you plan on camping or renting a bike the main cost is parking. Their prices vary from $6-$22 based on the day & time your parking and if you’re a CT resident.
PEZ Visitor Center – $4-$5 – Orange
I never knew PEZ was in Connecticut! Right in Orange and fairly close to our branch, you can take a walk through the PEZ Visitor Center. The tours are self-guided and you will get a $2 credit good on PEZ merchandise with paid admission. Here you can view the largest PEZ memorabilia display in the world including the world’s largest PEZ dispenser.
I need your help! I want to know what are your favorite activities or places to go in CT during the summer.