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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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Panthorn Park
Panthorn Park
Attraction type: Parks
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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: Theme Parks
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Hubbard Park
Hubbard Park(Meriden)
Attraction type: Parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

New Mill Restaurant
New Mill Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 35 Restaurants in Plantsville
Price:
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Close Harbour Seafood
Close Harbour Seafood
Ranked #2 of 35 Restaurants in Plantsville
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Manor Inn
The Manor Inn
Ranked #3 of 35 Restaurants in Plantsville
Price: $12 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sam the Clam Pub & Grub
Sam the Clam Pub & Grub
Ranked #4 of 35 Restaurants in Plantsville
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lou's Breakfast & Lunch
Lou's Breakfast & Lunch
Ranked #5 of 35 Restaurants in Plantsville
Price: $3 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, American, Diner
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Econo Lodge Plantsville
2.0 of 5
Econo Lodge Plantsville
$70 - $77
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Plantsville
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BEST WESTERN PLUS North Haven Hotel
3.0 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS North Haven Hotel
$99 - $147
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in North Haven
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Super 8 Hartford South - Rocky Hill
2.0 of 5
Super 8 Hartford South - Rocky Hill
$67 - $85
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Rocky Hill
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bristol, Connecticut
3.5 of 5
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bristol, Connecticut
$132 - $193
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bristol
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Hampton Inn Meriden - Wallingford
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Meriden - Wallingford
$86 - $121
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Meriden
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Plainville
2.5 of 5
Fairfield Inn & Suites Plainville
$101 - $162
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Plainville
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

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Hartford Marriott Downtown
4.0 of 5
Hartford Marriott Downtown
$154 - $424
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Hartford
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Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale
4.0 of 5
Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale
$176 - $337
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in New Haven
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