Destinations

5 Connecticut restaurants and attractions visitors and locals love

January 19, 2018 / New England

Spring semester is here, and Connecticut has something for everyone. Don’t get your nose stuck in a book—let Uber help you unlock all that the state has to offer.

 

Fun things to do in Connecticut

 

Mystic Seaport & Aquarium

From the Hollywood legend Mystic Pizza to the renowned aquarium, the quaint seaport of Mystic is worth a visit. The aquarium boasts sea animals of all kinds including beluga whales, African penguins, and numerous species of sharks. After your visit to the aquarium, take a stroll down Main Street for a unique assortment of local boutiques.

Where: Mystic, CT

 

Two Roads Brewing Co.

Located in the old Baird Machine building, the tasting room at Two Roads Brewing Co, has an industrial feel and plenty of space for a crowd. Try a sampling of one of their house-made brews, grab a bite from one of the many food trucks that stop through, or enjoy the live music and games.

Where: 1700 Stratford Ave., Stratford, CT

 

Sherlock Holmes’s Castle

Formally known as Gillette Castle, this landmark was once home to William Gillette, famous for his portrayal as the original Sherlock Holmes. The castle is full of mystery fit for Sherlock, from hidden rooms to secret passageways. Pro tip: visit the site by boat for the best views of the estate.

Where: 67 River Road, East Haddam, CT

 

New Haven-style pizza

Forget New York pizza; it’s all about New Haven-style pizza. Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana claims to be the “best pizza in America,” and the line wrapping around the block is evidence to that fact. Or, stop by Sally’s Apizza for another mouthwatering New Haven gem, but be warned that Sally’s commands a line of its own as well.

Where: Wooster Street, New Haven, CT

 

Casinos

Connecticut is home to a number of Native American reservations, some of which have become home to a few renowned casinos. Both Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun offer gambling (from slot machines to table games), as well as an impressive lineup of music, comedy and sports acts. Make a weekend out of one of these world-class resorts.

Where: Uncasville, CT and Mashantucket, CT

Connecticut has plenty to offer from castles to casinos. Get out and explore.