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Things to do in Connecticut

Connecticut is the sort of destination that has surprises around every corner and the list of things to do in Connecticut is endless. To help you plan the trip of a lifetime, we’ve listed some of the state’s most popular attractions and excursions below.

THE MARK TWAIN HOUSE AND MUSEUM– HARTFORD

Mark Twain, one of America’s most loved writers lived in Hartford for many years and today, his 25 room Victorian home is a must visit in Hartford. Announced as one of the top 10 best historic homes in the world by National Geographic, you will have the opportunity to explore the billiard room, the kitchen and the butler’s pantry. There is also a museum on-site.

CONNECTICUT SCIENCE CENTER – HARTFORD

Located in Downtown Harford, the Connecticut Science Center is a family friendly activity center that allows you to explore and learn with more than 165 hands on activities, exhibits, galleries and more. Dig for dinosaur bones, explore the solar system or get up close to Connecticut creatures in the marine touch tank at this fantastic attraction.

YALE UNIVERSITY – NEW HAVEN

If you’re visiting the town of New Haven, Connecticut, a tour of the world famous Yale University college campus is a must. Learn of the history of the university, the architecture of its stunning buildings and what it’s like to be a student there.

MYSTIC AQUARIUM – MYSTIC

Immerse your senses as you explore the depths of our oceans at the Mystic Aquarium. This fantastic aquarium is home to thousands of creatures including beluga whales, African penguins, colourful fish, rescued seals and more. You can also enjoy the Aquarium’s 4D cinema, exciting exhibitions and more.

MYSTIC SEAPORT – MYSTIC

Mystic Seaport is America’s leading maritime museum and its home to four National Historic Landmark vessels. It’s a fantastic museum that will take you back in time as you learn of the history of the area and the USA’s maritime history through a working preserved shipyard, a 19th century seafaring village, historic gardens and exciting exhibitions.

HIKING / BIKING – THROUGHOUT THE STATE

If you’re more of an adventure loving traveller, Connecticut offers numerous options to enjoy the outdoors with its many park and woodland areas that are perfect for hiking and biking. Some of the most popular areas to take in a bicycle trail or a hiking trail include the Gilette Castle State Park, Kent Falls State Park and the Milford Walking Tour.

WATER SPORTS – THROUGHOUT THE STATE

Being a region that’s not only coastal, Connecticut has many exciting opportunities to enjoy water-sports away from its beaches. From kayaking to paddle boarding and swimming holes to white-water rafting, the State has many fun experiences perfect for those looking to enjoy the water.

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