The 25 Best Things to do in Connecticut

To help you narrow down your itinerary, we’ve compiled a list of the best things to do in Connecticut, from the most popular day trips to the most scenic outdoor adventures.

Explore the Highlights in Hartford

The Mark Twain House & Museum is a popular museum, offering you a chance to learn more about the literary great’s life in Hartford while touring the Victorian Gothic mansion.

Stroll an Ivy League Campus at Yale University

It doesn’t matter if you didn’t get a perfect score on the SATs – you can still get into Yale University (for the day)!

Stroll the Boardwalk at Silver Sands State Park

Located in Milford, Silver Sands State Park will lure you in with its sandy beaches, boardwalks, and variety of shorebirds.

Go Skiing at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort

A favorite for its winter activities of skiing, snowboarding, and tubing, this year-round attraction also offers zip lining, disc golf, and mountain biking adventures in warmer months.

Go Camping in Pachaug State Forest

A popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, Pachaug State Forest is the largest state forest in Connecticut.

Try Your Luck at a Mohegan Sun Casino

Mohegan Sun Casino is one of the state’s best and is situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in southeastern Connecticut.

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