5 of the Most Fun Things to Do For CT Family Getaways This Weekend

CT Family Getaways This WeekendThe start of the school year and end of the summer season can become very hectic in many households across the nation.

If you are in need of some much-needed fun with your family that is free of stress, you’ve come to the right place. Greenwich, CT is the perfect destination for both romantic and family getaways that you won’t soon forget. Whether you’re hoping to spend time in the great outdoors or create an exciting educational experience for your kids, boredom is never an option! Here are some of the best things to do during your CT family getaways this weekend!

Planning CT family getaways this weekend? Don’t forget to request your free copy of our Greenwich Vacation Guide! This handy tool makes vacation planning easy with all the best Connecticut family vacation ideas. From local activities and attractions to dining and entertainment, you’ll find it all right within its pages!  

5 Things to Do For CT Family Getaways This Weekend

  1. Attend a Local Event

No matter what time of year you visit Connecticut, there is always something new and exciting taking place! If you’re planning on staying with us in Greenwich this weekend, take a look at these festivals that you and your family won’t want to miss.

Greek Festival in Stamford: Known for its fabulous food, music, dancing, and family-friendly fun, this popular event is worthy of a spot on your itinerary! The best part? Admission is absolutely free!

98th Annual Durham Fair: As the state’s largest agricultural fair, this event boasts a wide variety of ways to have fun with your family. With performances by nationally-recognized country singers, thousands of exhibits, and more food than you could imagine, you’ll want to make the Durham Fair an annual tradition!

  1. Visit the Stamford Farmers Market

Every Saturday until October 31st, Downtown Stamford hosts their seasonal farmers market! As you stroll through the streets, you’ll find a wide variety of vendors selling only the freshest fruit, vegetables, flowers, baked goods, and more. This is a great opportunity for you to pick out snacks for a picnic or simply explore Stamford.

  1. Sports Center of Connecticut

Looking for day trips in CT for families? Look no further than the Sports Center of Connecticut! With a wide variety of attractions like an 18-hole mini golf course, laser tag arena, interactive bowling alley, arcade, and baseball batting cages, this attraction is one of the most fun places for kids. Families can challenge each other to a bowling, mini golf, or a few laps around the double-decker ice skating arena. It is the only ice rink of its kind in the world! You could spend an entire day experiencing all there is to do at this fun-filled attraction!

  1. Beardsley Zoo

Located in Bridgeport, CT, Beardsley Zoo is the only one in the state of Connecticut and features over 300 animals including big cats, barn animals, reptiles, and birds. The zoo also offers annual events, educational programs, and a Peacock Cafe where guests can stop and have lunch. Be sure to bring the kids for a spin on the colorful indoor carousel before you leave!

  1. Maritime Aquarium

Dubbed the best family attraction in New England, this nationally recognized aquarium focuses on the fascinating marine life native to the Long Island Sound including sharks, seals, river otters, sea turtles, and thousands of other animals. The Maritime Aquarium also offers public cruises out onto the Sound, special exhibits, and Connecticut’s largest IMAX movie theater.

Plan the Ultimate Family Getaway With the Stanton House Inn

Towns in Connecticut Close to NYCLocated in the heart of Greenwich, CT, our inn has everything you and your family need to make lifelong memories including comfortable rooms and suites, delicious breakfast options, and a large outdoor pool to enjoy in the summer. What’s even better? We’re located near all of the family-friendly attractions listed above!

Book your stay at the Stanton House Inn today and let’s start planning the family getaway you’ve always wanted. Don’t forget to download your free copy of our Greenwich Vacation Guide for more recommendations of local activities and attractions!