We enjoyed our visit to Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy so much that we haven’t shut up about it since. If you’ve bumped into us recently, you’ve probably heard us muttering away about “the birds”!
Heya, day trippers! Today we’re in Mansfield, the “Quiet Corner” of CT. We don’t get up there much which is a shame because it’s beautiful! Mansfield is home to UCONN (Storrs is a village in Mansfield – we never knew!), great ice cream, beautiful pastoral scenery, and all you could need for a well-rounded day trip (or longer!). A cultural and recreational destination!
Day tripping fans, we have another marvelous itinerary for you! Grab your friends, download our Gmap, and go spend a delightful day in and around Stonington, Connecticut. With its coastal charm and rich history, it’s a gem!
As you may have gathered, regular readers, our Day Tripping posts are quickly becoming our favorite thing to do! We’re now getting requests to visit towns and we’re loving it! How better to discover and “unlock” everything CT has to offer (beyond our own backyards)? To spend a day exploring, eating, shopping, and planning a day trip to share with you is our buzz!
Save this post, pick a date, and go do some day tripping in coastal Madison!
You’ve been requesting more Day Tripping posts and we’re more than happy to oblige! We love randomly picking a town in CT we want to discover, research, and plan a fun itinerary for the day. It almost always involves baked goods and coffee, some culture, some shopping, scenery, and of course lunch and a cocktail. Essex is our pick today, and what a picturesque town it is located in the Connecticut River Valley. Here are 5 stops you should make when you’re next Day Tripping in Essex!
Is it your turn to organize the next girlfriend’s staycation? We’ve got you covered with this itinerary for the perfect Litchfield Hills BFF weekend getaway! No planning required; this post has it all. Here’s where to stay, shop, dine, and play in beautiful Litchfield County.
And in other news…we’re super excited to announce that we’re now CT Ambassadors for CT Visit! Please go visit this article on their site and discover lots more great ideas and upcoming events in our fabulous state!
Our specialty, BFF day trips! And this one was epic! We were able to fit so much into a day in SoNo (South Norwalk) because it’s especially awesome like that. Park your car (plenty of parking options) and spend the day on foot. There’s a lot to see and do within walking distance. Our kinda town!
Now that we’re spreading out and covering the best things to do/see/visit around the state, we’re hitting up some of our expert friends for recommendations. Who did we ask for suggestions on Hartford hot spots?? We asked Mr. and Mrs. Hartford, aka Dennis House & Kara Sundlun!
Do you know what we love more than one cool store in a picturesque town? A cluster of cool stores and businesses! The cluster we speak of is Kent Barns, a complex of industrial-barn style buildings, both modern and rustic, located on North Main Street in Kent. We decided to have the complete Kent Barns experience and spend the afternoon strolling, shopping, and eating at the fab new restaurant, Swyft!
It’s no mistake that we planned our 3.5 hours in Newtown to begin with consuming our favorite beverage (coffee) and end with our other favorite beverage (wine). Sandwiched in between would be a healthy dose of fresh air with a “just faster than a stroll” around Fairfield Hills. Here’s three Unlocking Connecticut tested and approved things to do in Newtown!