Wednesday, April 15 has different meanings for different people. For some it means the end of overtime and working late doing everyone’s taxes. For others it equates to the joy of getting your tax return money and deciding what to do with your new cash. Celebrate tax returns and the end of tax day by splurging and treating yourself out for dinner and drinks.
That classic combo of bacon, lettuce and tomato is one of the simplest yet most satisfying sandwiches. There is no better time to enjoy it than April, which coincidentally is also National B.L.T. Month. Connecticut has many diners, delis and sandwich shops that make a great B.L.T.
Finding new athletic wear can be key to making you feel most comfortable during your work out. Local shops around the state of Connecticut sell sportswear to meet the specific needs of women from tops, bottoms, shoes, and bras. When it comes to finding custom designed outfits Connecticut has that too. Shop one of these top stores for your next shopping spree.
Home to Yale University, historic literary giants Mark Twain, Noah Webster and Harriet Beecher Stowe, and more contemporary authors such as Wallace Stephens and Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games), it’s no wonder books are a plenty in Connecticut. Used bookstores are a myriad world of value, discovery, nostalgia, social connections and often, a warm coffee. Here are some of the best in Connecticut.
Connecticut is just a short car, bus or train ride away from New York, Boston, and the Atlantic coastline, all of which are ideal destinations for spending a weekend or brief vacation. If you plan on spending a night or two, an incredible view can make your hotel go from good to great. These hotels in Connecticut’s neighboring states will allow you to gaze at nature, the sea, or the big city, all from the comfort of your room.
Planning a playdate is a great way to help your children socialize and exercise. It also gives caregivers a chance to meet new friends or catch up with old ones. Playgrounds are often a go to location for outdoor playdates, especially when the weather cooperates. Across Connecticut children will fall in love with the variety of playscapes, splash pads, nature centers, barnyards, feeding of ducks and picnic areas. There are also wheelchair accessible playgrounds with special accommodations so that everyone can have fun outdoors.
Alexandra Wallace-Currie is a mother of three children (and six puppies and a fighting fish), and knows that not every Connecticut soccer mom can rush off to Paris. This fashionista knows what works for her and her friends, and here are her thoughts on what women in Connecticut will be and should be wearing this spring.
The days leading up to Easter Sunday are packed with events in honor of the Bunny and his chocolate eggs – or at least that is how things seem to shape up every Easter in Connecticut. This year is no different, with Easter egg hunts, train rides with the Easter Bunny and fairs for children.
Connecticut is home to unique museums you won’t find everywhere you travel.
Exercise does the body good, including for your furry friends. Dog parks and beaches that permit on or off leashed dogs are a great way for your best buddy to play outdoors in a safe environment. If you are looking for locations for your dog to socialize, exercise outdoors or for those that don’t have access to a yard or fenced in yard,, the listings below are great options. Each location below permits dogs to be off the leash while supervised by their owners.