Day trips in Connecticut

Connecticut day trips

Interested in getting out with your partner and exploring Connecticut? Here are our top three bets for a day trip in Connecticut that will be fun, without breaking the bank.

Visit the “Nautilus”

If either you or your sweetie is interested in military or maritime history, take a trip to the Submarine Force Museum in Groton, where the USS Nautilus is set up for visitors to explore. This historic ship, the first nuclear submarine, will be an engrossing discovery for those who are so inclined.

Brownstone Park

This huge park in Portland is chock full of fun, from ziplining through the quarry to cliff jumping, climbing, swimming, wakeboarding, and more. Perfect for some summertime fun!

Go tubing on the Farmington River

Speaking of summertime bliss, you can rent an inner tube and take a leisurely three-mile float down the Farmington River. The rental even includes the price of a bus ride back to the starting point!

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