Party Vibes from City to Sea

Looking to get out by the water and in the city? In Connecticut, you can fit it all in one trip – and pack it with good times, cool crowds, and lots of excitement.

2-3 days

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall

  • Dockside Brewery & Waterfront Biergarten
  • Elm City Party Bike
  • New Haven Nightlife
  • Stony Creek Brewery

Dockside Brewery & Waterfront Biergarten

Kick off your adventure with some waterfront flair at Dockside Brewery & Waterfront Biergarten, complete with bar bites, an indoor gaming area, lively taproom, and unique outdoor space (and igloo seating in the winter).

Then continue the celebration on Connecticut’s only pedal-powered party boat, Pedal Cruise Connecticut. Finish the night with a bite at Eli’s Tavern. Then rest your head at Residence Inn by Marriott.

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Elm City Party Bike

The next day, make it a point to hop aboard Elm City Party Bike for a social way to go sightseeing – but not before stopping in at Insta-worthy Pistachio Café for a coffee or brunch.

After, try some famous food like the nation’s #1 pizza at Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana or its biggest competitor, Sally’s Apizza. Or stop at Louis’ Lunch: the birthplace of the hamburger.

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Stony Creek Brewery

Finally, head back to the shore for another iconic waterfront brewery, Stony Creek. Grab a drink, play some cornhole, and watch the boats go by.

And while you’re in the area, try paddleboarding or kayaking to the Thimble Islands at Branford River Paddlesports, Kayaks and Tours.

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