Connecticut offers more than just the standard movie and dinner combo. We’ve gathered some of our favorite date ideas to help you have fun and keep the magic alive. Couples of all ages can appreciate these fun suggestions and are guaranteed to have a fun outing.
1. Enjoy a wine tasting at Miranda Vineyard.
Maybe you have a vineyard closer to home that's closer to your heart. That's okay! There are plenty of vineyards to choose from, all full of natural beauty and romance, but Miranda Vineyard is our favorite. After all, it was Goshen's first vineyard. Located at 42 Ives Road, Goshen, CT 06756.
2. Stay overnight in a historical inn.
We suggest Old Riverton Inn, since it's often less crowded than its more well known competitors. A former stagecoach shop, it's full of history and surrounded by a quiet, quintessentially New England town. It's perfect for celebrating an anniversary. Located at 436 East River Road, Riverton, CT 06065.
3. Enjoy the nightlife at Foxwoods Resort Casino.
The second largest casino in the country, every activity in the book is here. Shop, dance, golf, swim, and experience 5-star cuisine without leaving the hotel! Located at 350 Trolley Line Boulevard, Mashantucket, CT 06338.
4. Picnic and drive.
Route 337 connects to 142 and 146, letting you take a scenic drive from New Haven to Guilford. Start with a waterfront picnic at Lighthouse Point before taking your scenic New England cruise.
5. Have a themed sleepover.
Thanks to Winvian Farm, you can spend the night in a modern stable, a secret society, a helicopter and more without leaving the state. Let you and your partner's imagination run wild on this weekend escape. Located at 155 Alain White Road, Morris, CT 06763.
6. Escape to the Quiet Corner.
There's nothing more romantic than getting away from the busy city streets and finally being able to see the stars. We're big fans of Putnam, the region's cultiural center, but you can go even smaller for a greater escape. Find a bed and breakfast and never look back.
7. Enjoy the theater.
If you've never seen a show at the Goodspeed Opera House you've really been missing out. Known for its great shows and impressive location, this place is a rite of passage. Located at 6 Main Street, East Haddam, CT 06423.
8. Peruse the gardens.
Elizabeth Park is perfect for this, with its expansive grounds and tunnels of roses. In fact, many a couple have gotten engaged, or even tied the knot here. If you're looking for romantic surroundings, this is an unforgettable walk with stunning views. Elizabeth Park is located at 1561 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117.
These date ideas are just the tip of the iceberg! Why not plan a day trip to this gorgeous