Connecticut June 04, 2016
9 Amazing Places You Can Go On One Tank Of Gas In Connecticut
One tank of gas is all it takes to complete this amazing road trip! So don’t let budgeting the price of the drive stop you from enjoying a weekend out and about. But how did we figure out this is possible? According to an informal poll, the average car gets around 300 miles out of a full tank. So at 330 miles, this trip should work out pretty well. Along the way you hit 9 spots, each with its own theme, so there really is something for everyone on this road trip! You can see the Google Map for yourself
here and make adjustments as needed. Just have fun with it!
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
Get ready to embark on an amazing two-day weekend trip!
I'd suggest getting a good night's sleep on Friday because this trip is set up to start early on Saturday! If you're not a morning person, don't worry - it will be totally worth it!
1. Outdoor Exploration: Kent Falls State Park
Take a nice morning hike through this park in Litchfield and see the watercolor sky just after sunrise before catching the glimmering waterfall cascading down the rocks. It's the perfect way to start the day, as you don't have to work up too much of a sweat to get these sights. But it will get the blood flowing and you'll be ready for the adventure ahead!
2. Animal Discovery: The Beardsley Zoo
In Bridgeport you can spend a couple of hours observing the animals you can't find in the backyard. Adults and children alike will love seeing one of the few carousels in the state at this popular, but not too crowded, zoo.
3. Fun In The Sand: Walnut Beach
This beach in Milford is beloved for its soft sand and well kept boardwalk. Stop here to stretch your legs, kick off your shoes, and grab lunch with a view. And ice cream! This beach is often forgotten, but now that you know you'll remember it forever. It's one of the greats!
4. Art Viewing: Davison Art Center
Middletown's Wesleyan University is host to this center, offering visitors the chance to see thousands of pieces of artwork, as well as attend lectures and take tours. Looking around the campus while you're there isn't a bad idea either!
5. Under The Sea: Mystic Aquarium
Love seals and sea turtles? Then you'll love spending time in the beautiful Mystic Aquarium, as well as the neighboring area! This place closes at 6, so stay until the end and pick a local place for dinner. I'll bet all the amazement will have worked up quite an appetite.
6. Adult Thrills: Mohegan Sun
Uncasville is where you'll end the first day, but whether you head straight to bed or straight to the slot machines is up to you! This could also be a great spot for an intimate dinner if you didn't find something you liked in Mystic. But if you're bringing kids along take advantage of the indoor pool and arcade.
7. Living History: Roseland Cottage
This pretty pink house in Woodstock is a historic gothic revival museum equipped with a lovely garden. But the best part is that it's on the national scenic road of Route 169. So you'll be taking a pretty morning drive to get there before you peruse the gorgeous unique interior of the house. But it doesn't open until eleven, so sleep in and grab breakfast first.
8. Action Packed: Sonny's Place
This place in Somers could easily be an all day trip if you wanted. There's food, mini gold, go karts, an arcade and more! For this trip to work you'd have to pick an activity or two and grab lunch. Or expand the trip an extra day. It is summer after all!
9. To Infinity And Beyond: Connecticut Science Center
Hartford houses this nine story museum dedicated to the exploration of space and science. Tons of hands on exhibits and cool technologies are here, making it one of the best science centers you could ever go to.
Wow! I’d say this road trip certainly packs a punch. But how many of you noticed you’ll be hitting every county on this money saving adventure? Pretty cool stuff!