Things to do in Connecticut for the Whole Family

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Things to do in Connecticut for the Whole Family

by The Coach Team
Beautiful sky, water and shore lights in Connecticut.
Connecticut Water Front at Dusk

We all have memories of family road trips, all piled into the car with the luggage in the trunk and the cooler filled with ice, sandwiches, snacks and drinks on the backseat floor. USA road trips! Togetherness, family bonding, having laughs, singing songs, counting license plates and car colors, looking out at the scenery, and taking naps on the rolling highways.

The person behind the wheel – mom or dad – can do all those things except for the nap part. Once arriving at the day’s destination, the driver often needs a nap (or at least some down time to recharge), while the rest of the family is all ready for action!

Many families have recently discovered a different way – an alternative lifestyle of road travel.

A family road trip 2013 style – kicking back in a modern, luxurious motor coach tour bus. All different shapes and styles are available, and your entire party of family and friends can relax away from the wheel and the voice of the GPS!

Every state in the USA has unique destinations. On the East Coast, Connecticut is the home to endless areas of exploration and one of a kind attraction for the whole family. Things to do in CT – there are so many places to visit in Connecticut, where do we start?

Connecticut Attractions & Museums

Nuclear submaring Seawolf leaving port in Connecticut.
Submarine in Connecticut

Let’s focus our lens on Connecticut. Geographically, multiple destinations can be accomplished in one day.

You can start the morning with a family stroll through the beautiful campus at Yale University in New Haven. Did you know that Yale’s Art Gallery contains work by Picasso, Monet, Manet and van Gogh?

In Norwalk, the Maritime Aquarium recently finished a 4.5 million dollar renovation – and everyone can have the exciting experience of touching a shark!

Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Park is an outdoor delight where your family can zip line, snorkel, rock climb and be adventurous outside in the Portland fresh air.

Mystic Seaport is full of tall ships and antique vessels, right next to the Titanic exhibit at the Mystic Aquarium.

300 animals from North and South America roam lush beautiful acres in Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, and in Hartford, interactive exhibits for the science minded family are waiting for you at the Connecticut Science Center.

Tom Sawyer was writes at Mark Twain’s house in Hartford, and that historical location is now a museum.

Connecticut Beaches & Beautiful Shoreline

Sand, shore, sailboats and lifeguard chair in Milford, Connecticut.
Milford Connecticut Beach

To beat the heat head East to the amazing Connecticut shoreline, where destination choices abound with towns like Milford, Guilford, Essex, and Mystic.

Do water parks get you excited? Lake Compounce in Bristol is America’s longest running theme park, and within is the Splash Harbor Water Park.

In addition, for more thrills, right there is Boulder Dash – the #1 wooden roller coaster in the whole world!

Connecticut Casinos

Need a family friendly Connecticut destination that also combines adult fun? Connecticut casinos are world class! Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods Resort Casino or MGM Grand at Foxwoods are amazing places to head to. Great food, top celebrity entertainment, boutiques, spas and golf make this stop fun for the whole clan. (Oh – and there’s gambling too!)

Hop on the (Comfortable Charter) Bus!

But before you do – call us so we can plan the trip with you. We are the area’s experts, and can recommend the best route, hotels, and restaurants. Coach Tours has an awesome motorcoach ride waiting for you – no matter what the size of your extended family and friend group. All our tour buses are modern and fuel efficient with all safety features by 2013 standards.

So go green, go safe, go relaxed and comfortable. Connecticut this year is waiting to be discovered by you. To answer the question, “What to do in CT?” – just call.

We will share all our Connecticut secrets and tell you everything!