Foodie Day Trips in CT
The word “vacation” conjures up images of exotic locales and days on end with little responsibility. However, you don’t need to leave Connecticut- or have lots of time- to find an awesome retreat. The state offers a number of attractions that can satisfy a foodie in the span of a single day or weekend. From vineyards to boat tours to the casinos, here is a guide to day trips in the area with a culinary twist.
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The CT beer trail includes both breweries and bars. Experience the venues by bus tour or even by bike.
Foxwoods casino is home to delicious restaurants by top chefs, such as David Burke's Prime. From savory to sweet, the casino has eats to satisfy every palette. Play games by day and enjoy great cuisine at night.
Mystic, CT has a number of tourist attractions as well as some of CT's best seafood. Visit the aquarium and then enjoy a meal at seafood and sushi restaurant Go Fish.
Mohegan Sun is a haven for foodies. Enjoy restaurants from celebrity chefs like Bobby Flay and Todd English. Supplement foodie fun with awesome entertainment.
The Spa at Norwich Inn offers relaxation as well as a culinary escape. Their restaurant, Kensignton's, has delicious and healthy cuisine as well as a Wine Spectator rated wine list. They even have daily wine tastings for day spa guests.
The CT wine trail consists of 25 wineries in the state. Visit the website to create an itinerary, book a limo tour, and get a list of upcoming events.
On Fridays, spend the day walking around the beautiful Norwalk neighborhood of SONO. Then, enjoy “Maritime Cruise and Cuisine” Fridays. Cruise around the Norwalk Islands followed by dinner at Mama’s Boy.
Mohegan Sun Casino & Dining
Foxwoods Casino & Dining
- CT Wine Trail
- Norwich Inn & Kensington’s Restaurant
- CT Beer Trail