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Living in Connecticut

One of the best things about being located in the central part of a small state is that nothing in CT is more than an hour and fifteen minutes away! Even New York City and Boston are only two hours from our hospital.

Here are our favorite places to explore in Connecticut:

Find Inspiration:

  • The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
  • Florence Griswold Museum
  • Ale Center For British Art & Yale Art Gallery
  • Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art New Britain Museum of American Art
  • Hill-Stead Museum, Bruce Museum

Get Closer to The Wild:

  • Mystic Aquarium
  • The Maritime Aquarium
  • Beardsley Zoo
  • Burgis Brook Alpacas
  • Stamford Museum & Nature Society
  • Action Wildlife Foundation

Snow Days:

  • Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort
  • Mohawk Mountain
  • Mt. Southington Ski Area
  • Ski Sundown
  • Woodbury Ski Area

A Day at The Beach:

  • Ocean Beach Park
  • Hammonasset Beach
  • Rocky Neck State Park
  • Sherwood Island
  • Harvey’s Beach
  • Jacob Beach
  • Silver Sands State Park

Food and Drink Trails:

  • Signature Cocktail Trail
  • Chowda Trail
  • Chocolate Trail
  • Beer Trail
  • Wine Trail
  • Burgers & Brews Trail


  • Mystic Seaport
  • Mashantucket Pequot Museum
  • Fort Trumbull State Park
  • Mark Twain House
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
  • Submarine Force Museum
  • NE Air Museum

Explore & Learn:

  • Connecticut Science Center
  • Discovery Museum and Planetarium
  • Stepping Stones Museum For Children
  • Railroad Museum of New England
  • Peabody Museum of Natural History
  • Connecticut River Museum
  • Ride the Naugatuck Railroad
  • New England Carousel Museum
  • Connecticut Trolley Museum

Get Outside:

  • Connecticut River Kayaking
  • Farmington River Tubing
  • Talcott Mountain State Park
  • Devil’s Hopyard State Park
  • Kent Falls State Park
  • Sleeping Giant State Park

Go on An Adventure:

  • It Adventure Ropes Course
  • Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark
  • Lake Compounce & Crocodile Cove
  • Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park
  • Dinosaur Place at Nature’s art Village
  • Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum
  • Prime Climb
  • Make Your Escape

Date Night:

  • Mohegan Sun Casino
  • Hartford Stage Company
  • The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
  • Palace Theater
  • Essex Clipper Dinner Train
  • Foxwoods Resort Casino
  • Goodspeed Opera House
  • Shubert Theatre
  • Westport Country Playhouse

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