The Strike Zone II gives parents a positive place to bring their whole brood for athletic, academic, or musical enrichment under one polymathic roof. While one child raises a joyful tune during music lessons, another can enlist a tutor for help with memorizing multiplication tables or searching the Gettysburg Address for hidden emoticons. For the athletically inclined, Mark Stevens—formerly a coach at the Division I, II, and III collegiate levels—heads up a staff of baseball and softball instructors who help cadets hone hitting, pitching, and fielding prowess during four-packs of lessons. The onsite batting cage lets hitters practice churning out frozen ropes within a safely confined space, and the practice pitching mound offers young hurlers a place to practice building moats for protection against charging batters.
Glowing waves lap at the walls of Pirate Mini Golf, an 18-hole indoor course brought to life by black lights. A lighthouse beckons golfers to holes in one, while windmills distract golfers from making perfect putts and noticing the tiny people living inside them. But mini golf isn’t the only source of fun—racing video games and pirate-themed pinball entertain in the arcade, and guests spar vocally at Karaoke Cove. Wii games and movies are often emblazoned across a huge projector screen, which keep kids engaged while parents enjoy free WiFi at nearby tables.
Mount Southington Ski Area sprung from a dream. In the 1960s, its rolling mountainside contained not ski trails, but dairy cows, most of whom couldn't even snowboard. But then new owners bought the dairy farm with the hopes of creating their own slopes. In 1964, the park officially opened, launching 50 years of athletic achievements and family memories.
Today, an old red barn?converted into a ski shop and caf??echoes the mountain's past. Outside, the park's 51 acres are covered with snow, thanks to the combined efforts of Mother Nature and artificial snowmakers. Four chair lifts, a handle tow, and two carpet lifts ferry visitors up this mountainside, where they can soar down 14 different trails during the day or under the night's twinkling stars. The snowy routes come in three levels of difficulty, and young skiers can learn the basics at The Glacier training area. Snowboarders can face the rails, boxes, and other exciting elements sprawl across two terrain parks. PSIA-certified instructors are on standby for advanced lessons, and athletes of all ages can rent equipment from the rental department. Mount Southington Ski Area is located off I-84 exit 30.
Craving finger food? Head to Hearthstone Pub and chow down on classic pub fare.
The menu at Hearthstone Pub does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge.
On gameday, come here to cheer your team to victory and watch every triumph on the big screen.
Bring the whole clan to Hearthstone Pub — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Hearthstone Pub can seat both large and small groups.
Free wifi is available as well.
Patio tables and chairs are ready for Hearthstone Pub diners who prefer their meals al fresco.
If waiting in line isn't on the agenda, call ahead and make a reservation during Hearthstone Pub's busy weeknight rush.
You can also grab your grub to go.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Hearthstone Pub will ensure that it is delicious.
At Hearthstone Pub, you can find nearby options for both street and lot parking.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the bar, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
A performance-dance school established in 2006, Velocity Dance Works educates students ranging from toddler through adult on the style of more than 20 different dances. The school's seasoned instructors maintain an energized, encouragement-packed environment that caters to both serious students looking to develop their technique as well as casual students in search of a new hobby that exercises both the body and the mind.
Come taste what Cadillac Ranch Restaurant is doing to transform classic American cuisine.
The chefs at Cadillac Ranch Restaurant know how to prepare tasty, gluten-free and low-fat meals.
Cadillac Ranch Restaurant features a full bar with beer, craft cocktails and wine.
Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Cadillac Ranch Restaurant.
Live DJs often entertain the evening crowd while dining.
Loud is an understatement when it comes to the decibel levels at this restaurant, so it's best to save conversation for another location.
Make a reservation to ensure your table is ready when you are.
No need to put on airs for a trip to Cadillac Ranch Restaurant — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Cadillac Ranch Restaurant also offers catering.
Score free parking at the lot adjacent to Cadillac Ranch Restaurant.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Cadillac Ranch Restaurant, so plan your budget accordingly.