Find Your Vibe in Connecticut — As Seen on TV Last Updated: March 2023
Coastal road trips, festivals, drive-ins, photo-worthy food — you can find your vibe in Connecticut, no matter how unique. If you’ve seen our latest films, you may be wondering where you can find the featured activities. We've put together a list, so you can kick off your summer right.
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Get into art at unique festivals like SHAG and the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.
There’s nothing like a celebration of live music. Vibe out at these music festivals and more.
Summer isn’t summer without some beach days. Discover fun in the sun at these great beaches.
Hot Air Balloons
Float through the summer sky on a hot air balloon ride from Connecticut Voyager Balloons, Berkshire Balloons, CT Ballooning, or Aer Blarney Balloons.
Connecticut’s murals make us even more vibrant. Here’s where to find some great pieces.
Are you a lobster lover? Find lobster rolls, whole lobsters, lobster mac ‘n cheese and more at these spots. Then try all your favorites from clam strips to fried shrimp baskets at these summer seafood shacks.
There are so many great ways to get out on the water. Find cool kayaking spots here.
Ride rollercoasters, try thrills rides, play games, and more at amusement parks like Lake Compounce and Quassy.
Test your balance on the water when you try stand up paddleboarding (SUP) at spots such as Black Hall Outfitters in Westbrook or Old Lyme, New England Watersports, Paddle Mystic, Collinsville Canoe & Kayak, or Scoot & Paddle.
Take the ultimate adventure tour in the beautiful northwest hills of Connecticut through hundreds of acres of privately owned trails with Backyard Adventure UTV Tours — you don't have to be an expert to enjoy!
Make marine friends from sharks and dolphins to penguins and more at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk and Mystic Aquarium.
Waterfront Obstacle Courses
Test your agility climbing, jumping, or even backflipping off obstacle courses on the water at Brownstone Adventure Sports Park or Club Getaway.
Experience something new and try an aerial yoga class — don't worry, you don't need to be a guru to have a blast! In addition to aerial yoga, try classes in pole dancing for fitness, aerial hoop (Lyra), aerial silks, equestrian vaulting, and more at Aerial Arts Fitness. Or find more at Connecticut Aerial Yoga in Hartford.
Take to the open seas aboard SoundWaters, Marsh and Bay Expeditions, Onrust, Argia Mystic Cruises, or with the Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association. Find even more boating and sailing ideas here.
Relax and detox at destinations spas across the state. Discover more of your favorite treatments and packages here.
Coastal Road Trips
Summer is the perfect time to drive down the Connecticut shoreline. Use this guide to plan your perfect coastal road trip.
Zipping and zooming through the trees makes for an awesome adrenaline rush. Find extreme ziplining here — you can enjoy it all summer long!
Find every genre of music at Connecticut’s venues. Here’s where to go for a show.
Food Halls, Beer Gardens & Outdoor Dining
Enjoy the warm weather with outdoor dining and sample many flavors at GastroPark or any of Connecticut's food halls and beer gardens.
Find fabulous flicks… and enjoy them from the comfort of your car! Catch a movie at Mansfield Drive-In or Southington Drive-In.
Spend the day as an American Ninja Warrior at Thrillz HighFlying Adventure Park, where you’ll enjoy indoor zip lines, climbing walls, ropes courses, party rooms, VR and Gyroscope ride, axe throwing, e-sports and gaming, laser tag, prize arcade and much more. Find more indoor adrenaline here.
Add a splash of excitement to your day with waterpark fun! Slip down waterslides and more at Ocean Beach Park, Lake Compounce water park, and Quassey Amusement & Waterpark.