Turning Up the Volume in the Quiet Corner

Connecticut’s scenic spots offer lots of fun too — from breweries and bars to speedways and skydiving. Get ready to sip, savor, and turn up the adrenaline. 

2-3 days

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall

  • Taylor Brooke Brewery
  • Thompson Motor Speedway
  • UConn Basketball
  • Treehouse at Bluebird Farm
  • Adventure Park at Storrs
  • Skydive Danielson

Taylor Brooke Brewery

Start your trip with beer and food truck hangs at Taylor Brooke Brewery. Just down the road is Taylor Brooke Winery, which often collaborate with the brewery. 

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Thompson Motor Speedway

Then amp up the speed at Thompson Motor Speedway, which offers ways to not just watch car racing action, but take part in it — with special classes and courses that put you behind the wheel of professional-grade racing and drifting cars. After, grab a bite at Mill Town Grill.

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UConn Basketball

Next, catch a UConn Women's Basketball game and see the legendary team in action.

When the sun goes down, turn the good vibes up at Ted’s Restaurant & Bar, a UConn nightlife favorite. Expect live bands, trivia, karaoke, theme nights, a pub style menu and their classic "bionic beavers": brightly colored cocktail pitchers. 

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Treehouse at Bluebird Farm

Once the party’s over, crash at a super unique accommodation: the Treehouse at Bluebird Farm. Or go more traditional and stay at Graduate Storrs. Either way, you’ll be rested for more adventure ahead. 

Adventure Park at Storrs

The next day, keep hanging in the trees and get active on ropes courses, zip lines, and treetop trails at the Adventure Park at Storrs. Climb through acres of forest on low and high ropes courses and nine different canopy trails. 

Fuel up beforehand at Toast, Four Corners, known for their hearty, homemade breakfasts and lunches. Then grab some wings or beers at The Bidwell Tavern, a local landmark since 1822.  


Skydive Danielson

Then take the adrenaline even higher when you hurtle out of an airplane at 14,000 feet at Skydive Danielson. Your 60-second freefall will be nothing short of unforgettable. 

Finally, you may need to chill after such a rush. So, grab a drink and unwind at Sharpe Hill Vineyard to top off a great trip. 


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