Activities in Connecticut

Up to 54% Off at Extreme Paintball

Extreme Paintball

Waterbury

$79.98 $40

Six paintball fields stretch across 50 acres and are monitored by refs to ensure safe paintball excursions

Stepping Stones Museum for Children – Up to 50% Off

Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Central Norwalk

$34 $17

Kids 10 and younger learn through play at a museum with an energy lab, light gallery, multimedia lab, and community garden

Up to 61% Off Paintball

Vendetta Paintball

Danbury

$80 $35

With Tippman semi-automatic paint gun in hand, players launch 500 paintballs at competitors in militaristic-style course

Up to 38% Off Day at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark

Quassy Amusement & Waterpark

Quassy Amusement Park

$62.50 $39

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Blast through a pitch-black tunnel on the Wooden Warrior coaster, spin like a top on the Trabant, and careen into friends on the bumper cars

Up to 60% Off Short-Track Racing Experiences

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Stafford Motor Speedway

$99 $49

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

55% Off One Week of Kids' Sleepaway Summer Camp

Greenwood Trails Camp

Winchester

$1,095 $495

Counselors ease kids into the sleepaway experience at a camp at the foot of the Berkshires with a climbing wall, a pool, and art classes

Brad Paisley – Up to 52% Off

Brad Paisley

XFINITY Theatre

$41.25 $20

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Award-winning country star plays his litany of hits, such as "I Can't Change the World" and "River Bank" after a set from Randy Houser

Victory Cup 2014 — Up to 38% Off Polo Match

Victory Cup 2014

Beaver Creek Farm

$82.99 $55

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Annual polo match punctuates summer with a full day of fashion, drinks, and horseback competition, plus other events such as a car show

Victory Cup 2014 — Up to 38% Off Polo Match

Victory Cup 2014

Beaver Creek Farm

$82.99 $55

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Annual polo match punctuates summer with a full day of fashion, drinks, and horseback competition, plus other events such as a car show

Sky Zone – Up to 46% Off Trampoline Time

Sky Zone

Bethel

$52 $34

Burn off energy and calories on a wall-to-wall half pipe of trampolines at a park that opened in February 2014

Peter Frampton – Up to 47% Off

Peter Frampton

Ives Concert Park

$38 $20

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Guitar legend behind seminal album Frampton Comes Alive! and hit "Baby, I Love Your Way" rocks out

Up to 50% Off Utah Firearms-Certification Class

Connecticut Firearms Training

New Milford

$145 $79

During the four-hour course, expert instructors delve into gun safety, loading, storage, and transport

Run or Dye 5K Race Entry

Run or Dye

Rentschler Field

$47 $23.50

This lively 5K race douses its participants in colourful dyes as they cross the finish line

Up to 54% Off Connecticut Spartan Sprint

Spartan Races

Uncasville

$120 $55

Strength, stamina, and resolve are tested by obstacles ranging from climbing walls to muddy landscapes

52% Off Pistol Safety Course

CT Gun Permit

Monroe

$165 $80

Certified safety instructor upholds NRA standards as he teaches students the basics of handling and shooting a pistol

Yes – Up to 55% Off Classic Rock Concert

An Evening with Yes

Toyota Oakdale Theatre

$88 $40

(2403)
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Prog-rock pioneers perform three of their biggest albums, including "Fragile" and "Close to the Edge," in their entireties

Up to 52% Off Racing Experience at The Racing School

The Racing School

Multiple Locations

$289 $139

Even people with no racing experience can get behind the wheel of a race-proven stock car and drive around a professional speedway

Up to 60% Off Ice Skating at Danbury Ice Arena

Danbury Ice Arena

Danbury

$29 $14

Families spend an afternoon skating around the icy arena and break to snack on popcorn and hot chocolate

Up to 49% Off FAB4 Music Festival

FAB4 Music Festival: Danbury Fields Forever

Ives Concert Park

$21.71 $11

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Outdoor extravaganza features 20 performers and impersonators covering every era of the Beatles over two days

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In the spirit of TV scavenger-hunt races and exploring local cities in a new way, the team behind Urban Scavenger Race organizes hunts designed to support neighborhood businesses and raise money for the Stamford and New Haven communities. Before each four-hour race, teams of two to four people or very human-looking robots arrive early to sign in and show off their family-friendly costumes to judges, who will select a winning getup. Upon receiving a clue sheet, teams venture into the city, using only public transportation, smartphones, and the kindness of strangers to track down the locations hinted at in the clues. Teams have to acquire a stamp or take a group photo at each destination, making sure to return to the sponsor site before time is up. Afterward, participants aged 21 and older get a wristband for an after party that includes drink specials and snacks.

870 Cutspring Rd
Stratford,
Connecticut
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Lush tree cover, rolling hills, and lakes dot the landscape surrounding the Connecticut River that GrandView CampResort & Cottages calls home. With this nearly untouched terrain as the backdrop, guests camp along 22.5 acres of wooded hills in their own tent or a deluxe cottage that can accommodate a family of five. Nearby, they can take in whizzing views of the countryside from the 300-foot zipline or take their time while strolling their way through the onsite golf course. When not lounging by the pool or playing horseshoes next to horses playing humanshoes, guests venture to one of more than 20 nearby attractions such as Gillette Castle State Park or the historical Mystic Seaport. Back at the campsite, kids keep their hands busy with scheduled kids' crafts and their faces sticky during pie-eating contests.:m]]

89 N Moodus Rd
Moodus,
CT
US

The town of Kent, about 1 mile away from Club Getaway, charms visitors with its small-town atmosphere and eclectic attractions. Pedestrians saunter alongside rustic wooden storefronts, passing a diverse collection of local cafés and shops. Kent’s many galleries host frequent exhibitions with handmade pieces lining walls and shelves, a reflection of the town’s longstanding appreciation for the arts. Club Getaway’s foliage-filled landscape extends beyond its borders into other nearby parks. A stately string of waterfalls glide down 250 feet of limestone hills at Kent Falls State Park, about a 10-minute drive from Club Getaway. A designated trout park, Kent Falls also provides hikers with a steep, quarter-mile journey next to the tumbling water. Other parks in close proximity host campgrounds, picnic areas, and swimming sites.

59 South Kent Road
Kent,
CT
US

Wheeling City Tours, LLC, a short walk from the ferry and train, explores New London's streets at the speed of Segway. As groups zoom through the city donning hands-free radios worn around necks, the knowledgable guides narrate facts about the town, tales from its history, and tips on some of the best spots to grab a bite or visit. During their one-hour tour, the guides lead groups through downtown to peep Waterfront Park and Fort Trumbull, puttering along the Thames River and Long Island Sound for breath-taking views. Their two-hour excursion follows a similar route, but also introduces riders to views of scenic marinas, beaches, the New London Harbor Light lighthouse, and the Pequot Colony neighborhood, ending in a visit to Ocean Beach Park and a glide down the boardwalk. To commemorate the journey, guides snap photos throughout and forward them along to tour-goers.

And those who haven't ever ridden a Segway need not fear. Before setting out on a tour, the guides lead a thorough training in Segway maneuvering and safety, and promise that each Segway is gentle and has been properly broken.

36 Bank Street
New London,
CT
US

The coaches at Wilton Fencing Academy call upon decades of instructing experience as well as years of contending in national championships and collegiate competitions. During fencing classes, coaches aim to teach students the coordination, speed, agility, and self-assurance that is not only essential to competition, but also to everyday life. Students practice powerful driving moves and crafty defenses inside the academy's world-class facilities, which feature electronic scoring systems, wall projections, and regulation competition strips. In a separate viewing area, parents can admire their children's progress and unwavering concentration behind large windows. The academy is also home to the Performing Arts Center of Wilton, which helps students discover stage-navigating skills such as ballet, acting, and how to dodge shepherd's crooks.

5 River Rd, 2nd Fl
Wilton,
CT
US

Shoreline Segway's well-trained, friendly staff ushers segway-equipped and helmet-clad visitors on excursions through Guilford. A friendly tour guide leads a half-hour segway riding practice session before starting the one-hour ride. Feet weary after leap-frog marathons can rest aboard the environmentally conscious, two-wheeled vehicle while their optical counterparts feast on local landmarks such as the Agricultural Fair grounds, Faulkner's and Grass Island, Guilford Marina, Long Island Sound, and Connecticut's oldest house. A mobile lesson in regional history provides Jeopardy-bound brains the knowledge to survive the Connecticut category.

260 River St
Guilford,
CT
US