Sometimes you just need some time away to refocus and recharge your batteries, but the cost of travelling can be sky-high. Luckily, there are plenty of fun, enjoyable weekend getaways in Connecticut that are an easy drive from New York and many parts of New England that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Whether you’re after a romantic weekend away with your partner or a fun trip with the whole family, there’s something in Connecticut to suit your hobbies, preferences and budget. Below are a few of our top weekend getaways in Connecticut; check them out and start packing!
Mystic and Stonington, CT: An historical seaport founded in the 1600’s, Mystic is a beautiful seaside town that has several charming places to stay and fun things to do. Visit the Mystic Aquarium and have lunch at Mystic Pizza! There are plenty of interesting historical sites to see, and interactive learning for the kids! See this website to learn more.
- Hartford, CT: Head to Hartford, the state capital of Connecticut, for a weekend of historical sight-seeing, fun restaurants, culture and more! The Mark Twain House is a popular tourist attraction, and there are plenty of exciting shops, museums, events and more that are perfect for a weekend away with the family. Visit the city’s TripAdvisor page for lodging information, places to visit and more.
- Branford, CT: Love the water? Branford, a Connecticut town on the coast, has plenty of public beaches and amenities for boating, water sports and more. There are several delicious local restaurants, and hiking trails if you’d rather stay on land. Rent a cottage for a great seaside weekend escape.
Are you planning on getting away for the weekend in Connecticut? Where are your favorite destinations? Let us know your recommendations by leaving a comment below!