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Weekend Getaway to Connecticut

Looking to fit in one last weekend getaway before summer comes to an end? Whether you’re a family or a couple, Connecticut is the ideal destination. It’s the perfect place to relax, explore or wander. Here are my tips to get you started on planning your perfect summer weekend exploring this New England gem.

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Rent a House

Connecticut has countless breathtaking properties. There are hip places to stay in town, as well as waterfront homes if that’s more your style. Make your dream waterfront home for sale in CT yours for the weekend. Rent a place with multiple bedrooms and split the trip with close friends; or find a sweet, romantic one bedroom for you and that special someone to relax.

Hit the Water

253 miles of shoreline along the Long Island Sound is yours to explore. Numerous rivers and lakes are ready for you to discover. An impressive 23 lighthouses illuminate the Sound, some of which you can tour yourself. I suggest taking a calming cruise on the water to unwind with some delicious wine.

The Food

Connecticut is home to some amazing dining experiences. They have a Food Truck Festival which is something you don’t want to miss. There are more than 40 food trucks for you to enjoy, which is more than enough variety for whatever your taste buds desire. In addition, there are also many delightful outdoor restaurants – perfect for a romantic summer evening.

Coastal Drives

There are some coastal routes that will take you right to the water where you can take in the Connecticut coastline. Bring along your bikes to cruise a trail at one of the state parks.

Casino Night

Join the locals and other visitors at one of Connecticut’s casinos. Dress to impress and you’re sure to have a ball.

Towns and Villages

Brand new outlets have just opened at Foxwoods. Connecticut is also home to a bunch of quaint towns and villages. Putnam is the perfect place to go for antique hunting and you’ll love the restaurants and cafes in the town center. The Quinebaug River winds through the middle of town.

If you make the trip to Connecticut I hope you have a great time! Already visited? Comment below if you have any suggestions for places to see or restaurants to check out.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but the opinions are all my own.

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Take a Spontaneous Vacation (or Staycation) with HotelTonight

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Life is always better when it’s lived spontaneously and HotelTonight, an app that features hand-selected hotels at low prices to book a stay for tonight or up to seven days in advance, is the secret sauce to making life a bit more exciting. Plus, it will save you tons of money when booking your next vacation or much-needed staycation.

I live in New York City and my mom lives 2 hours away in Delaware. When she comes to visit me, we always use HotelTonight to book her stay and turn what started as a day trip into a weekend getaway. I love the element of surprise it brings when she doesn’t know where she’s staying until she gets here. So many times, she’s ended up staying in a beautiful room walking distance from my apartment in Midtown for less than $200 a night.

Get the App

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Book a Staycation or Weekend Trip

HotelTonight is a must if you’re looking to take a last minute staycation in NYC or a weekend trip to the surrounding areas. Booking your stay on the app makes a night in one of Manhattan’s chicest hotels more affordable than you ever thought it could be. Should you decide to venture outside the city for a weekend adventure in New Jersey, Long Island, Westchester or Connecticut, booking your stay with HotelTonight will leave you with plenty of extra cash to spend at cute shops and stylish restaurants outside the city.

I always look forward to weekend trips. Next fall I hope to take one to Long Island to go apple picking and visit a winery. This summer I want to do a poolside stay in New Jersey. But, what I could really use now is a staycation. What I love most about “staycationing” is that you can get all the adventure and excitement of a vacation without the hassle that comes with having to travel there and back. Therefore, I prefer to escape the stress that comes with living in New York City within the confines of the city. I love the thrill of escaping my tiny NYC apartment for a relaxing hotel room with room service and hopefully a spa. I don’t know what it is, but hotel beds are always the softest. There’s something about them that makes me feel totally rested and my usually tight back completely rejuvenated even before ever entering the spa.

Extra Goodies

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but the opinions are all my own.

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