Things To Do in the Farmington Valley
Connecticut's Best Attractions Are Minutes Away
Rich in early American history, full of New England charm, Connecticut attractions, and resplendent rural beauty, the region surrounding the Simsbury 1820 House in Simsbury, Connecticut offers year-round activities and an ever changing palette of seasonal vistas.
Autumn brings its beautiful fall foliage to this perfect leaf peeping New England destination. Winter finds snow-covered hills, roaring fires, sleigh rides, and skiing. Get a bird's-eye view of spring's riotous blooms from a hot air balloon. Spend a lazy summer afternoon tubing or kayaking on the peaceful Farmington River. Explore the area's early American history with visits to its quaint antique shops, many museums, historical homes, and other Connecticut attractions.
Whether you are looking for outdoor adventure, a romantic escape, family fun or a unique corporate retreat you'll find it all in this quintessential New England town. Simsbury is the perfect gateway to all attractions and things to do in Farmington Valley.
Riverdale Farms features many specialty shops, restaurants, personal and professional services, on the restored site of a 19th century farm.
MGM Springfield resort casino encompasses a 251-room hotel with world-class amenities including a spa, pool and roof deck.
The Pickin' Patch is one of CT's top 10 oldest continually running farms. Over the years (more than 300 of them!)
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an American history museum and hall of fame.
Significant collection of the artist's original work & memorabilia on display in his hometown.
The Connecticut Trolley Museum is the oldest incorporated museum dedicated to electric railroading in the United States, as it was founded in 1940.
The New Britain Museum of American Art is an art museum in New Britain, Connecticut.
The US National Iwo Jima Memorial is a memorial erected by the Iwo Jima Survivors Association, Inc. of Newington, Connecticut.
The New England Air Museum is an aerospace museum located at Bradley International Airport.
Explore more than 165 hands-on, minds-on activities and exhibits in 10 galleries.
The troop drills every Thursday evening at their headquarters at 280 Arch Road, just off West Avon Road in Avon.
Visitors can explore the interaction of the European settlers and the indigenous native-American people.
The International Skating Center of Connecticut is a world class, twin-rink training facility located in Simsbury, Connecticut.
Xfinity Theatre is an outdoor/indoor amphitheatre located in Hartford, Connecticut, owned by Live Nation.
Opened in 1846, it is the oldest continuously operating amusement park in the United States.
The Hill–Stead Museum is a Colonial Revival house and art museum set on a large estate.
The Wadsworth Atheneum is an art museum in Hartford, Connecticut.
The Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, Connecticut, was the home of Samuel Langhorne Clemens and his family from 1874 to 1891.
The Harriet Beecher Stowe House is a historic house museum and National Historic Landmark at 73 Forest Street in Hartford, Connecticut.
The Shoppes at Farmington Valley is an open-air lifestyle shopping destination that offers an enticing selection of more than 45 specialty stores and unique eateries.
Since 1983, Huck Finn Adventures has rented canoes and kayaks on the Farmington River in Avon and Simsbury, Connecticut, as well as on the Park River in Hartford.
Blue Back Square in West Hartford is your source for shopping, dining, and entertainment for families and friends.
Ski Sundown is a ski area located in New Hartford, Connecticut.
UConn Health is the branch of the University of Connecticut that oversees clinical care, advanced biomedical research, and academic education in medicine.
Westfarms Mall is an upscale shopping mall located seven miles southwest of Hartford, Connecticut.
Talcott Mountain State Park is a 574-acre public recreation area located on Talcott Mountain in the towns of Avon, Bloomfield, and Simsbury, Connecticut.
Elizabeth Park offers just over one hundred acres of formal gardens, green space, recreational facilities, walking loops, and the Pond House Café.