Since Easy Baby Travelers is a family business based out of Connecticut and we are right smack in the middle of summer break, we couldn't resist picking 5 of our favorite touristy family-fun activities to do in our hometown! Are you a local? Just visiting? You and your kids will love these fun attractions! Stay prepped with your Easy Baby Travelers when visiting these amazing locations!
Mystic Aquarium - This aquarium is a perfect place for family fun! Mystic Aquarium is located in Mystic, Connecticut and first opened in 1973, since which time it has housed many animals including beluga whales and sea lions! The aquarium features both indoors and outdoors exhibits; enjoy gorgeous weather while looking at the beluga whales, then go inside to cool down while exploring other aquatic creatures. Be sure to check out the special exhibits, such asthe ray and shark touch pool, the African penguin exhibit, the jelly gallery, and the "Exploration: Wild" ecosystems exhibit. The 4D theater is also a great place to relax and watch interactive films such asIce Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.
Westbrook, CT - Westbrook is a town in Middlesex, Connecticut. This hidden gem encompasses awesome beaches and several kid-friendly restaurants. Spend the day exploring this town with your family and don’t forget to bring your Easy Baby Travelers Backpack packed with essentials for the day! Our adult size backpacks make exploring and organization super easy. Kid size backpacks are also available if you want to match your little ones.All backpacks are made to order and will help your whole family coordinate!
Lake Compounce: Family Theme Park -
Lake Compounce is the oldest continuously-operating amusement park in the United States. This park is located in Bristol, Connecticut and was opened in 1846! This amusement park features fun kiddie rides such as the Caterpillar Train and Flying Elephants. If your family needs to cool down, be sure to visit the theme park’s very own waterpark, Crocodile Cove, which is the largest waterpark in Connecticut, featuring multiple wave pools, water slides, special areas designed for young children and even a lake!
Bishop's Orchards - Located in Guilford, Connecticut, Bishop’s Orchards began operating in 1871 as a family farm. Now, it serves as a tourist attraction, farm, retail market, and winery. This 313-acre farm allows visitors to pick their own produce. During the summer and early fall season, you and your family can pick your own strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, pears, apples, and pumpkins! Your kids will also love seeing the llamas, alpacas, and goats. Fun for everyone!
Beardsley Zoo -
Last but not least, the Beardsley Zoo is a great place for family fun in Connecticut! Located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, this zoo has 305 animals and 110 species. The park also features a carousel and scavenger hunts perfect for kids. Don’t forget to pack your Easy Baby Travelers diaper bag organizers set! The insulated “Feed Me” organizer will keep your snacks, bottles, and other perishables cold as you enjoy your day seeing all the animals!
What do you think - what are your favorite Connecticut hangs and which Easy Baby Travelers products are you taking with you? Let us know over on Instagram!