This list is ten for ten! Ten things you can do for less than ten dollars, that is. And all in your favorite state? Sign me up! These inexpensive activities are perfect for a day trip and have even found the perfect way to couple education with entertainment. Check them out for yourself:
1. Connecticut State Capitol
210 Capitol Avenue #3, Hartford, CT 06106
Take a trip to the center of the state and enjoy the surrounding Bushnell Park. You get an informative tour and It's also the perfect place to plan a picnic.
2. Yale Peabody Museum
170 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511
Revisit your inner child with a visit to this fun natural history museum. One of the oldest and largest around, you'll find a ton of unique exhibits.
3. Yale University
133 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06511
The museum isn't the only cool place at Yale. Take the free tour and explore the Hogwatrs-esque architecture mixed with incredibly modern award-winning buildings.
4. Submarine Force Library
1 Crystal Lake Road, Groton, CT 06340
Located on the Thames River, this waterfront museum has a number of special submarines you just can't see anywhere else. Kids love this place!
5. University of Connecticut
2131 Hillside Road #3088, Storrs, CT 06269
UConn actually has a number of fun activities that people don't always remember. A sports museum, a barn full of farm animals you can actually pet and a dairy shop. You could spend the whole day here!
6. New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street, New Britain, CT 06052
The first museum dedicated to American Art, this building is as historical as it is beautiful. If you're looking for a quiet escape, this is perfect for a solitary adventure.
7. Hike Talcott Mountain
560 Simsbury Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002
This is one of the most scenic trails around, and includes a large stone wonder at the top. Plus the surrounding town is full of charm. Perfect for nature lovers! Learn more about this hike
8. Kent Falls State Park
462 Kent Cornwall Road, Kent, CT 06757
One of the largest and most beautiful falls the state has to offer, the stone stairs make it easy to get a great view of the rushing cascades and the park is great for exploring.
9. Weir Farm National Historic Site
735 Nod Hill Road, Wilton, CT 06897
This picture perfect locale lets you dive into nature and paint. Artists come from near and far to sit beside the water and capture the incredible scenes. Nature never looked so good!
10. Boothe Memorial Park
5800 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06614
Come see the critically acclaimed rose gardens and enjoy the fascinating collection of architecture. It's 32 acres of pure joy.
With these cheap and free activities, spending less than ten dollars and still having a great time is easy as pie. Speaking of pie, have you tried the delectable treats at this Connecticut
Pie Shop? They’re to die for!
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