Southern New England Tour

From casino destinations to historic icons, there’s so much to see and do in Southern New England. To help you plan your trip, we’ve provided this handy guide showing the best places to explore throughout the region.

3 days

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall

  • Yale University Visitor Center
  • Lyman Orchards
  • Mark Twain House & Museum
  • Mystic Area Hotels
  • Mystic Seaport Museum
  • Mystic Aquarium
Yale University Visitor Center, New Haven

Yale University Visitor Center

Discover the history of New Haven at the Yale University Visitor Center in New Haven. View exquisite architecture, public art and campus life during the walking tours at Yale University.

Lyman Orchards, Middlefield

Lyman Orchards

Visit Connecticut’s Sweet Spot, Lyman Orchards in Middlefield. Where you can pick your own fresh fruit, get lost in their seasonal corn maze or enjoy a round of golf on their Apple Nine Course. Don’t forget their fresh produce, sandwiches and baked goods in the Apple Barrel market.

Another option would be to enjoy lunch at The Charles, then visit the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in historic Wethersfield which provides tours of a quintessential New England experience. Other dining options are also available.

The Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford

Mark Twain House & Museum

Visit the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford. A National Historic Landmark that ranks as one of the “Ten Best Historic Homes” in the world by National Geographic. Check in to a Greater Hartford overnight stay

Town of Mystic, Mystic

Mystic Area Hotels

Check in at one of the Mystic area hotels, where you will enjoy an overnight stay. Then explore Mohegan Sun, Uncasville or Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. Enjoy an evening of gaming, dining, entertainment and both premium and outlet shopping at one of our world-renowned casinos! 

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Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic

Mystic Seaport Museum

Take a tour of the Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic. Discover maritime history firsthand throughout the re-created seafaring village that is bustling with the sights and sounds of 19th-century life. Climb aboard historic vessels, including the last wooden whaleship in the world, named the Charles W. Morgan

Mystic Aquarium, Mystic

Mystic Aquarium

Explore Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, where close encounters of the incredible kind happen every day! Whether you’re touching a ray, feeling the splash of a beluga whale, going beak-to-nose with a penguin or exploring the deep sea with the world’s only exhibits on Dr. Robert Ballard’s fascinating expeditions, you’ll be closer to ocean life than you ever thought possible. Then enjoy lunch and shopping in Downtown Mystic.

Don't forget to check out a Connecticut vineyard or brewery!

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