Tourism Contributes $15.5 Billion to Connecticut Economy, Supports Seven Consecutive Years of Job Growth

Connecticut’s tourism industry continues to be a proven generator of business sales, tax revenues and statewide jobs. In one of the strongest years in the past decade, tourism posted $15.5 billion in total business sales in 2017—a 5.5% increase over 2015. This finding and others are outlined in an economic impact study announced today by … Continue reading Tourism Contributes $15.5 Billion to Connecticut Economy, Supports Seven Consecutive Years of Job Growth

34 Things to Do in Connecticut This January

Looking for something to do in Connecticut in January? Whether you want something active, relaxing, cultural or nature-oriented, we have you covered. Learn more! Active Adventure 1. Try snowshoeing. Rent snow shoes from Housatonic River Outfitters and hit the Appalachian Trail and Mohawk State Forest. At Winding Trails in Farmington, you can rent snow shoes, skate skis, and  cross-country skis. 2. … Continue reading 34 Things to Do in Connecticut This January

100 Remarkable Things to do in Connecticut

Connecticut is the third smallest state by area, in the USA, and has the highest per-capita income. The capital city is Hartford. It is also known as Constitution State, the Provisions State, The Nutmeg state, and the Land of steady habits. Connecticut has a strong tradition with maritime, having the Connecticut and Thames Rivers, along … Continue reading 100 Remarkable Things to do in Connecticut

List: Grown-up & Family Fun New Year's Eve Celebrations in Connecticut

Ring in the New Year at one of Connecticut’s festive New Year’s Eve and First Night celebrations! Be sure to plan an entertaining outing of celebration and cheer with family and friends this year. Here’s what’s in store for welcoming in the New Year: Family Fun Celebrations Celebrate the New Year through the arts at First … Continue reading List: Grown-up & Family Fun New Year's Eve Celebrations in Connecticut

Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays in Connecticut

In many urban and suburban areas, Christmas trees are collected from curbside during the first 2 weeks in January. Be sure to remove all  remove all lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments, nails, stands, other NON-Organic decorative materials and other materials that are not part of the original tree. This includes tree stands also. Flocked trees are usually accepted, but … Continue reading Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays in Connecticut

27 Electrifying Places to Get Down in Connecticut

Itching to put on your dancing shoes? From ballroom to barn dancing, social clubs to club scenes, Connecticut offers something for every type of dancer to get their groove on. We’ve rounded up some of the most popular places for you to swing, salsa, even country line dance your way across Connecticut. Nightclubs World-class entertainment … Continue reading 27 Electrifying Places to Get Down in Connecticut

Step Back in Time With This Magical Sleigh Ride in Terryville

Walking in a winter wonderland is nothing compared to dashing through the snow in a one (or two) horse open sleigh. This experience may sound like a dream come true from yesteryear, but it’s an annual reality on one little farm that quietly offers the prettiest sleigh ride in Connecticut. Their magical sleigh rides will … Continue reading Step Back in Time With This Magical Sleigh Ride in Terryville

2019 store closings list: These retailers are shuttering locations

2019 has been a record year for store closures in retail. In the U.S., retailers this year have announced plans to shut more than 9,300 locations. That’s up more than 50% from the total announced closures in 2018, which amounted to 5,844, Coresight said. Previously, the record was for the 8,069 store closures announced in … Continue reading 2019 store closings list: These retailers are shuttering locations