Hotel at a Glance: CoCo Key Water Resort
Chute down water slides, ride down an indoor river, and play water basketball amid faux palm trees at CoCo Key Water Resort, a family-friendly resort in Waterbury. Select options include four passes for the indoor water park, which also features a Pizza Hut Express and an arcade room.
- 55,000-square foot water park where the water stays a balmy 84 degrees year-round
- Enjoy burgers and grilled seafood at TradeWinds Restaurant & Lounge, or refuel with a Starbucks coffee from the Grand Cafe.
- Free WiFi and cable included in all the comfy guest rooms
- Business-traveler amenities: 40,000 square feet of meeting space and a business center with access to AV equipment and catering services
Waterbury, Connecticut: Riverside City with Rich History
Set on the banks of the Naugatuck River, Waterbury is also known as America’s Brass City, as it was one of the leading producers of brass watches and buttons during the 19th century. Today, you can check out antique clocks and historic wristwatches or help put together a functioning timepiece at the Timexpo, The Timex Museum, which is housed in an old brass factory. In the darkened Indiglo exhibit you can see the faces of watches glow in an eerie blue. The Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center delves deeper into the city’s past, with Civil War artifacts and interactive exhibits.
Waterbury is also an easy day trip to New York City (about a 90-minute drive away) or Hartford (about a half-hour drive away). Meanwhile, Hartford—Connecticut’s capital city—boasts an elaborate domed capitol building. Mark Twain’s former home is a popular destination here; it is open for tours.