The signs of spring may be minimal, but there are still tiny bright blossoms spotting the ground and peeking around trees, giving an indication that the perfect season is near. Being a full-time college student can be stressful, especially in the winter months when the semester seems like it will never end. When there is a week provided to escape the rough realities of life, experts encourage students to take it! Spring break is a time to get out of the same daily routines; let this be the year you also make changes to your spring vacations and take the roads less traveled.
There is no need to travel far to have a good time and make lasting memories on your much-needed spring break. There are plenty of exciting adventures to be taken within driving distance of your CTBest apartment. Taking in the local sights from surrounding cities and beach towns, as well as touring your new hometown, are all ways to relax and rejuvenate without spending a ton of money. Connecticut has both the shoreline and the countryside for popular spring break alternatives right in your backyard.
Step back in time with a day trip to one of the charming, most well-known seaports on the East Coast, Mystic Seaport. Mystic has a myriad of attractions for tourists of all ages. Step aboard the last wooden whale ship in the world, watch the beluga whales at the Mystic Aquarium, have lunch at the legendary Mystic Pizza (the one the movie is based on), and walk over the iconic Mystic Drawbridge. Don’t end your day trip to the shore without eating at Mystic Diner, which is said to serve some of the best diner-style dishes you’ll ever taste.
Did you know Hartford is the site of the first Humane Society, the home of Mark Twain, the site of the first person in the colonies to be convicted and hung for witchcraft and the location of the oldest public art museum in the United States? The history within Hartford is incredible and there is an abundance of activities to do outdoors and indoors, just in case the weather turns on you. Twain’s home and those of other literary figures like Harriet Beecher Stowe and Noah Webster are always open to the public, especially when the wind gets a little frigid! Whether you’re traveling alone or with your college friends, Hartford is a can’t-miss spot for spring break.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the big city and explore Norwalk. Visit the watery world of the earth’s ocean and rivers at Maritime Aquarium, wonder the colorful streets of South Norwalk and eat at some of the best local restaurants you’ll ever find. Norwalk is an urban waterfront community that is also home to some of the area’s best parks and beaches including Matthews Park, Oyster Shell Park, Calf Pasture Beach and Heritage Park.
New Haven Indoor Adventures
Whatever the weather is like outside, the fun is ongoing inside! IT Adventure at Jordan’s Furniture and Escape New Haven are two of the most popular indoor adventures. Experience the world’s largest indoor ropes course inside Jordan’s Furniture. A 180-foot zip line will take you over the Waltzing Water Show and restaurants down below, while other family- friendly activities include multiple rope courses and free-fall Jump It platforms at the very top of the building. Escape New Haven is a real-life adventure where you and your team are taped and you have one hour to escape by solving a series of puzzles that will challenge your mind and senses.
CTBest Apartments are conveniently located in the popular areas of Stamford, Norwalk, New Haven and Branford. All of our complexes offer easy access to fantastic spring break events and activities, as well as the comfort of a safe community. Learn how you can enjoy the best of both comfort and convenience at our CTBest Apartments by visiting the leasing centers or calling Desiree at 203-223-1665 or Nicole at 203-554-8684.