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Mount Southington Ski Area
Mount Southington Ski Area
Owner description: Just minutes from Exit 30 on Route 84. Mount Southington offers a full range of slopes and terrain for beginners and experts to enjoy! Four chairlifts provide easy access to our... more Owner description: Just minutes from Exit 30 on Route 84. Mount Southington offers a full range of slopes and terrain for beginners and experts to enjoy! Four chairlifts provide easy access to our varied trails, including our Drop Zone terrain park with new and challenging features. State-of-the-art snowmaking and grooming make every run a great run - all across the mountain. Just starting out? Our ski and boarding lessons and weekly children's programs provide a fun and nurturing environment, giving kids (and adults) the skills they need to progress quickly and safely! We've got racing teams, afterschool programs, night skiing, affordable packages and more. There are so many ways to bring the delight of skiing and riding into your winter. We've been doing it for over 50 years! less
Attraction type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas

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New Britain Museum of American Art
New Britain Museum of American Art(New Britain)
Owner description: Acknowledged as the first museum in the world dedicated solely to collecting American art, the NBMAA is renowned for its preeminent collection spanning three centuries of American... more Owner description: Acknowledged as the first museum in the world dedicated solely to collecting American art, the NBMAA is renowned for its preeminent collection spanning three centuries of American history. The award-winning Chase Family Building, which opened in 2006 to critical and public acclaim, features 15 spacious galleries which showcase the permanent collection and upwards of 25 special exhibitions a year featuring American masters, emerging artists and private collections. Education and community outreach programs for all ages include docent-led school and adult tours, teacher services, studio classes and vacation programs, Art Happy Hour gallery talks, lectures, symposia, concerts, film, monthly First Friday jazz evenings, quarterly Museum After Dark parties for young professionals, and the annual Juneteenth celebration. Enjoy Café on the Park for a light lunch prepared by “Best Caterer in Connecticut” Jordan Caterers. Visit the Museum Shop for unique gifts. Drop by the “ArtLab” learning gallery with your little ones. Gems not to be missed include Thomas Hart Benton’s murals “The Arts of Life in America,” “The Cycle of Terror and Tragedy, September 11, 2001” by Graydon Parrish,” and Dale Chihuly’s “Blue and Beyond Blue” spectacular chandelier. Called “a destination for art lovers everywhere,” “first-class,” “a full-size, transparent temple of art, mixing New York ambience with Yankee ingenuity and all-American beauty,” the NBMAA is not to be missed. less
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Lake Compounce
Lake Compounce(Bristol)
Owner description: With over 402 acres of fun, Lake Compounce is the oldest continuously operating amusement park in North America, welcoming families since 1846. Lake Compounce has ten cozy... more Owner description: With over 402 acres of fun, Lake Compounce is the oldest continuously operating amusement park in North America, welcoming families since 1846. Lake Compounce has ten cozy catering pavilions and plenty of room to host your next birthday, party, family reunion, and corporate event! Lake Compounce combines unique and exciting thrill rides and coasters for all ages with a full-sized water park—all for one low price. As the park continues to delight families from all around the New England area and beyond, the balance of evolution and tradition continues to play an important role at the nation’s first amusement park. less
Attraction type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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American Clock and Watch Museum
American Clock and Watch Museum(Bristol)
Owner description: Join us for a fascinating trip back in time. Learn about American clock & watch making with particular emphasis on Connecticut, once the clock capital of the country. Over 1500... more Owner description: Join us for a fascinating trip back in time. Learn about American clock & watch making with particular emphasis on Connecticut, once the clock capital of the country. Over 1500 timekeepers are on display and many chime & strike on the hour. The museum boasts one of the largest displays of American-made timepieces in the world. The special exhibit for 2014 is called "Cultivating a Collection: Discovering Treasures." The exhibit examines the collections of private collectors as well as new pieces that have been discovered and added to the museum's collection. Designated as one of Connecticut's cultural treasures, the museum has been a destination in Connecticut for over 60 years. The museum is housed in an 1801 home with an authentic American sundial garden. The museum gift shop has a wide variety of clock-related gifts and books. Open April 26th through December 2014. The museum is open seven days a week, 10:00a.M. To 5:00p.M. Museum members admitted FREE, Adults $6, Seniors $5, Children 8-17 $3, Children under 8 admitted FREE. Group tour rates available for 10 or more visitors. Call for details. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Hubbard Park
Hubbard Park(Meriden)
Attraction type: Parks
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Napoli Imports LLC
Ranked #1 of 33 restaurants in Plantsville
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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New Mill Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 33 restaurants in Plantsville
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Sushi House Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 33 restaurants in Plantsville
Close Harbour Seafood
Close Harbour Seafood
Ranked #4 of 33 restaurants in Plantsville
Cuisines: Seafood
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Tuscany Restaurant & Pizzeria
Ranked #5 of 33 restaurants in Plantsville
Cuisines: Pizza

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Econo Lodge Plantsville
2.0 of 5 Econo Lodge Plantsville
$66 - $79
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Plantsville
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Americas Best Value Inn
2.0 of 5
Americas Best Value Inn
$67 - $70
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Middlefield
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Hillside Motel
Hillside Motel
$52 - $65
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Canton

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Captain Josiah Cowles Place
3.0 of 5
Captain Josiah Cowles Place
$130 - $141
Ranked #1 of 1 Plantsville B&B and Inns
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bristol, Connecticut
3.5 of 5
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bristol, Connecticut
$112 - $210
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Bristol
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Fairfield Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
Fairfield Inn & Suites
$112 - $170
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Plainville
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The Fox Tower
4.0 of 5
The Fox Tower
$191 - $553
Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Mashantucket
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The Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale
4.0 of 5
The Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale
$154 - $268
Ranked #2 of 12 hotels in New Haven
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Hartford Marriott Downtown
4.0 of 5
Hartford Marriott Downtown
$191 - $470
Ranked #2 of 10 hotels in Hartford
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