Below you will find a neatly organized list of interesting activities and things to do in Connecticut. Foodies, adrenaline junkies, sports fanatics, tinkerers, or those looking for something a little more laid back are sure to find an activity here that will suit their tastes. There are many interesting things to do in Connecticut ranging from the tame to the extreme!
Situated on 5 acres of beautiful Connecticut woodlands. The Adventure Forest features 11 trails, 21 zip lines, and 161 aerial challenge bridges. Its a forest climbing park in the trees and is loads of fun. The park is located directly behind the Discovery Museum & Planetarium. So when you’ve had your fix of adrenaline for the day you can unwind by taking in a show at the planetarium, or exploring the museums exhibits.
See the website for fee’s, hours of operation, exhibits, attractions and driving directions.
Got Bulls? Be a cowboy for a day. The girls love it, guys are welcome too if they dare. This is a family owned business that has been involved in pro rodeo for many years. This is by far one of the more extreme things to do in Connecticut but everybody should try it at least once. Loads of fun for young and old alike. Yall come on down and get taste of the cowboy life.
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Need an adrenaline fix? If you answered yes, Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park has just what you need. 14 zip lines with some over the water, a cliff jump, a crazy rope swing, snorkeling, hiking, biking, rock climbing, wake boarding, and more, all in a professionally monitored atmosphere. Rent a floating gazebo or private dock for your next corporate or private affair. Hot grilled food and drinks are available on site.
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If your looking for something different to go with your meal how about a train ride or a cruise on a riverboat. Offers special events and regularly scheduled trips. Prices are reasonable. 2.5 hr trip includes dinner, coffee and tea service. This is a relaxing way to see some awesome scenery and enjoy a good meal.
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The town where the aquarium is located is as much a popular tourist attraction as the aquarium is. Mystic is a picturesque sea port and has one of the most popular maritime museums in America. Its also has some of the finest restaurants and seafood on the east coast. The Mystic Aquarium is a world class affair with large impressive exhibits, beluga whales, African Penguins, reptiles, colorful birds, tropical fish and lots of other interesting critters.
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Brookfield Craft Center is very well known nationally as a top instructional facility teaching various crafting skills. Professional instruction in jewelry, wood, clay, metal, fiber and glass are offered. Private and group lessons are available. Learn from the best.
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What could possibly be more fun than tubing in the summertime? How about climbing inside of a giant hamster ball and rolling down the side of a mountain!. Zip lines, climbing walls and swimming are also popular activities offered here. Lodging is available if you’re having too much fun and want to stay an extra day or two.
Make sure to check their website for more details such as operating hours, cost, directions and more.
If your traveling with a varied crowd, Foxwood Resort has something for everyone. A variety of music and show options, dancing, casino, bowling, arcade, restaurants, spa, and lots of other activities to keep everyone entertained.
Visit Foxwood’s website for more details such as performers, show schedules, ticket pricing, specials, full list of amenities and other important information.
Learn how to make and eat chocolates like a professional. Classes are generally limited to four people and last approximately 4-5 hours per class. You can even bring some booze if you like. This is a good way to get out of the house while meeting new people and learning new skills. Learn how to make bonbon’s, truffles, ganache and other favorites.
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Explore the Connecticut coast line with a professional guide by Kayak. Enjoy a perspective of the New England shoreline that the less adventurous may never experience. The tours last approximately 3 hours and focuses on the Connecticut’s scenic Thimble Islands. Rentals, classes and special trips are also offered.
Visit Coastal Kayaks website for more details such as cost, class and tour schedules, location, contact information and other important details.
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