Hotel at a Glance: CoCo Key Water Resort
Zoom down water slides, float down an indoor river, and play water basketball amid faux palm trees at CoCo Key Water Resort, a family-friendly complex in Waterbury. Select options include four passes for the indoor water park and a $25 daily dining credit.
- 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 Starbucks coffee from the Grand Cafe.
- Free WiFi and cable in all 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 known as America’s Brass City because it was one of the leading producers of brass watches and buttons during the 19th century. Today, you can check out antique clocks and wristwatches or help put together a functioning timepiece at Timexpo, The Timex Museum, which is housed in a former factory. The Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center delves deeper into the city’s past, with Civil War artifacts and interactive exhibits.
From Waterbury, it’s an easy day trip to New York City (about a 90-minute drive away) or Hartford (about a half-hour drive away), Connecticut’s capital city. Popular destinations in Hartford include the domed capitol building and Mark Twain’s former home, which is open for tours.