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Five Reasons To Visit Connecticut For Spring Break

March 8, 2014 8:00 AM

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Photo Credit: The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk/Facebook

Photo Credit: The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk/Facebook

The weather is hard to predict for spring break in Connecticut. Luckily, Connecticut is home to attractions that can accommodate both indoor and outdoor activities. These hot ticket items attract a combination of adults, kids and families. Schedule one of these attractions on your spring break to-do list this year.

Mohegan Sun 
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
Uncasville, CT 06382
(878) 226-7711
www.mohegansun.com

Mohegan Sun is one of two casinos located in Connecticut. Mohegan is known for drawing crowds in for a day and night of fun. All of your needs are met in one location. Try your luck at gambling in one of the three casinos. Multiple restaurants of different styles and prices are located within the casino. Nightlife comes alive on the casino floor, club, bars and concerts held in the arena and theaters. Overnight accommodations are on site or explore more affordable options off site in close proximity to the casino.

CoCo Key Water Resort
3580 E. Main St.
Waterbury, CT 06705
(203) 706-1000
www.cocokeywaterbury.com

CoCo Key’s indoor water park is the perfect place to bring your family this spring break. The indoor temperature is always a warm 84 degrees. Children love the water slides, adventure river, body and raft rides and water basketball. Lifeguards are on staff for added protection. There is also an arcade for additional entertainment. Food is for sale at the snack shop and Pizza Hut Express inside the water park. Both day passes and special packages are available, combining hotel and park combinations. A hotel is attached to the resort.

Gouveia Vineyards
1339 Whirlwind Hill Road
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 265-5526
www.gouveiavineyards.com

A staple in the state is the Connecticut Wine Trail. One of the most popular and scenic wineries and vineyards is Gouveia Vineyards. Seated atop a hill with beautiful sunsets, Gouveia serves delicious homemade wines. It also has indoor and outdoor seating. This vineyard allows guests to bring their own food, making it a fan favorite to gather with friends or loved ones as they sip their favorite red or white. Cozy up to the fire or take in the views as you enjoy your spring break. Local accommodations are available at hotels or bed and breakfasts.

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The Maritime Aquarium
10 N. Water St.
Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 852-0700
www.maritimeaquarium.org

The Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk has your favorite animals for viewing and touching. It houses sharks, seals, sea turtles and touch tanks. The exhibits get you up close and personal with a hands-on experience such as touching jellyfish or sting rays. The aquarium features an IMAX theater with special movies to educate and entertain you on nature’s beauty. The aquarium offers cruises on its new catamaran, as it is conveniently located on the shore. Places to eat and shop are located downtown near the aquarium.

Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 724-3623
www.ctsciencecenter.org

The Connecticut Science Center provides an educational experience while allowing children to explore, learn and have fun all at the same time. It has four floors and 150 hands-on exhibits that engage children in learning. The exhibits include sight and sound, space, sports, forces in motion, inventions, earth, travel, the river of life and more. There is also a theater inside of the science center. Admission is free for children ages three and younger. Parking is conveniently located below the building or in nearby garages.

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Kimberly Ord is a freelance writer and lifetime resident of Connecticut. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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