Take a Class While Traveling in Connecticut Last Updated: October 2023

These days tourism can be so much more than ticking a few places off your list. In fact, visitors to Connecticut often seek out lessons, classes and workshops to enhance their experience. No grades or tests, but you (or even your kids) may go home with a new skill, insight or even a handmade souvenir! 

Education Destinations

There are a few very unique destinations in Connecticut that host a range of ongoing classes and experiences. These include:

  • Grace Farms, New Canaan
    An elegant and expansive property that invites reflection and inspires self-improvement. Check their calendar for everything from family art classes to fascinating lectures and enlightening nature walks.
  • Weir Farm, Wilton
    Weir Farm is the country’s first National Park dedicated to art. Wandering the grounds and the museum, you can try your hand at impressionist painting classes, explore nature trails, and take part in “Junior Ranger” activities for kids, too.

Other Places to Learn and Play

If you’ve always wanted to learn horseback riding, here are few Connecticut stables that specialize in teaching beginners how to ride.

Take the Wheel

Feeling the need for a little speed? A few of Connecticut’s professional racing destinations will let you try your hand at racing around the track or driving a monster truck!

Be Creative

Bring out your inner artist with these places for painting instruction, pottery, and glass blowing classes in Connecticut. (Not to mention a few that may include a glass of wine with your lesson!)

Pack your Apron

Looking for a cooking class? From farm-to-table recipes to make-your-own chocolates to winemaking, you’ll find all kinds of classes on technique (and tasting) in Connecticut.


Hit the Water

From sailing lessons to guided kayak tours and paddling programs, Connecticut offers all kinds of ways for beginners to get their sea legs in no time.