Hotel at a Glance: CoCo Key Water Resort
At CoCo Key Water Resort’s 55,000-square-foot indoor water park, the water is always a balmy 84 degrees. Families can zoom down water slides, float down an indoor river, and play water basketball amid faux palm trees. This getaway includes four passes to the indoor water park, which is open daily through August and on weekends thereafter.
- Enjoy burgers, chicken and pasta at TradeWinds Restaurant & Lounge or refuel with Starbucks coffee from the Grand Cafe; this deal includes a $25 dining credit per stay.
- Free WiFi and cable in all guest rooms
- For business travelers: 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 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 Connecticut’s capital city, Hartford (about a 30-minute drive away). Popular destinations in Hartford include the domed capitol building and Mark Twain’s former home, which is open for tours.