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Getaway Guide: One Tank Trip to Essex Steam Train

The Essex Steam Train promises beautiful views of local landscapes and landmarks on a journey like none other. Specialized events for adults and children throughout the summer promise something for everyone. Water lovers may combine their travels with a land and sea adventure, so choose accordingly and make this one into the perfect one-tank trip.

07/14/2012

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Top Toy Stores In Connecticut

Connecticut’s kids are some of the luckiest around with so many great places to find the best toys. For every age group and every interest, local treasure spots offer a variety of items that are sure to inspire, entertain, engage and educate. Help your child’s imagination run wild and relive your own childhood memories with a visit to some of the most fun places in town. From traditional to today’s latest releases, these are the places where happiness awaits.

06/29/2012

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Top Waterparks And Pools In Connecticut

Make a splash the whole family can enjoy this summer in Connecticut. Indoors or out, a day of waterpark fun is the coolest way to beat the heat and chase the vacation boredom blues away. Soaring temperatures are no match for the best waterparks and pools in Connecticut, especially with fun extras from dump buckets to full-on amusement park fun.

06/08/2012

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Top Go-Kart Racing In Connecticut

You could pop in an old-school game of Super Mario Kart, but it’d be way more fun to get the kids off the couch and fulfill that need for speed on a real racing adventure. The good news is, you don’t have to head to Daytona. Connecticut’s go kart courses offer a low-cost and safe way to introduce your family to motor racing. Not only will your kids enjoy challenging dad to a few laps, being competitive and a little crazy in these karts is highly encouraged. Grab your pole position and hit the track for some of the best go kart racing in Connecticut.

05/11/2012

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Five Schools of Music to Pick up a New Instrument

By Dani Frank Grabbing a guitar for an impassioned performance of a nostalgic favorite will instantly deem said musician the coolest person at the party. Gracefully tickling the ivories around the holidays can unite the […]

01/05/2012

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Best Places for Holiday Photos

By Mary Fischer It may only be the beginning of November, but the holidays are sneaking up on us once again! Now is the time to start thinking about getting the perfect photo of your […]

11/04/2011

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Once Upon a Crafty Halloween

Channel your inner Martha Stewart by creating inexpensive and easy crafts for Halloween. The kids love it, and it’s a perfect way to spend quality time together.

10/07/2011

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‘Making Connecticut’: An Interactive Trip through Connecticut’s History

By Dani Frank Connecticut Historical Society One Elizabeth Street Hartford, CT 06105 (860) 236-5621 Hours: Tues to Fri 12 pm – 5 pm; Sat 9 am – 5 pm Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for […]

09/26/2011

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Family Fun Guide to Mystic

By Mary Fischer If you are looking for the ultimate spot in Connecticut for a fun-filled day trip with the family, look no further than the historic town of Mystic. An easy drive from anywhere […]

07/29/2011

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Family Fun Guide to New Britain Rock Cats Baseball

By Mary Fischer Why drag the kids all the way to Fenway Park or Yankee Stadium for a baseball game when we have the Rock Cats right here in New Britain, Connecticut? Taking in a […]

07/22/2011

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