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Connecticut has just the right mix of everything you've come to love about the Northeast: plenty of the culture and great food normally associated with New York City to the south, and plenty of the wide open space and beautiful scenery normally associated with the upper New England states to the north.
There's so much to do all over the Constitution State that Cloud 9 Living just had to include a great portfolio of it all!
Experience the thrill of flying an airplane as you take the controls during an exciting introductory flight lesson!
If you've ever dreamed of flying a helicopter, this learn to fly experience in Connecticut is your chance to make those dreams come true!
Experience first-hand the thrill and excitement of racing in a Sprint Cup style stock car. A crew member will buckle you in, check your radio and give the "thumbs up" sign to your instructor. It's time for the thrill of a lifetime!
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Get ready to experince the adrenaline rish of a lifetime as you ride shotgun in a Sprint Cup style stock car! Let your professional driver get you as close to the action as possible at the Thompson International Speedway!
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Enjoy a delicious lobster feast on the tall ship, Mystic Whaler, as you take in spectacular views during sunset!
Climb aboard a Marchetti SF-260 and feel what it's like to gun down opponents when you become a Fighter Pilot for Day in Boston!
Channel your adventurous spirit as you climb, leap, and zip your way through the treetops of A.W. Stanley Park!
Sample delicious delicacies from the historic 9th Square on this unique Downtown New Haven Food Tour!
Spend an afternoon on a Canal Quarter Food Tour, venturing into rich downtown New Haven on a walking tour featuring delicious food and beverage stops.
Navigate the coastline of Fishers Island Sound aboard the Mystic Whaler, an authentic 110-foot schooner on this 3-hour Sunday Brunch Sail!
Enjoy a New England lunch cruise you'll remember forever as you sail the coastline of Fishers Island Sound aboard the tall ship, Mystic Whaler.
Experience real life racing thrills by riding shotgun in a 600 horse power Sprint Cup style stock car on the legendary 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway.
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Are you ready for the driving experience of a lifetime? Take the wheel and hit top speeds at the famous 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway.
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Experience the gift of relaxation with a SpaFinder gift certificate, the most popular spa and wellness gift in North America!
Discover the hidden gems, delicious tastes, and beautiful sights of downtown New Haven on a historical Theater District Food Tour!
Uncover the hidden culinary gems of Upper State Street in New Haven, CT on an educational and entertaining Goatville Food Tour!
Experience the beauty of the Hudson River Valley in a whole new way with this scenic helicopter tour!
Gain a bird's eye view of the Connecticut shore during this approximately 45-minute helicopter tour!
Fly high above Candlewood Lake during this scenic helicopter tour and experience the vast beauty of Connecticut's largest lake!
Avoid the crowded city sidewalks and never-ending lines of Manhattan and see the city's major landmarks from above with this NYC Helicopter Tour!
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It's no secret that Cloud 9 Living offers the most exciting things to do in Connecticut. So are you in on them yet?!
Indulge in creative ways to enjoy favorite Connecticut attractions with guided city tours of New Haven and the surrounding area. Join a food tour and explore Downtown, the Canal Quarter, the Theater District, and even venture up to Goatville — appropriately named for its farmland history. Stroll along picturesque urban scenery. Sample the culinary expertise featured at renowned hot spots, and discover hidden gems that come with delicious findings!
For a truly unique Connecticut wining and dining experience, take to the water! Embark on an unforgettable lunch or Sunday brunch cruise aboard an authentic tall ship. Or savor a traditional east coast feast on a lobster cruise.
And that's not all the water's great for – catch stunning views of the area's majestic aquatic expanse from high overhead on Connecticut experience gifts that take you sky-high!
Want to 'fly' around a track, instead of among the clouds? Put the pedal to the metal with unique driving experiences! Get an up-close and personal look at the racing world's renowned Thompson International Speedway, right from the passenger's seat of a real stock car. Buckle up for the ride of a lifetime as a professional driver takes you around Connecticut's famous oval, burning rubber around the track's hot asphalt, pulling Gs around the tight curves and pushing the car to speeds of 120+ MPH!
Have your own need for speed that needs satisfying? Make the very most of a memorable Connecticut attraction — hop into the driver's seat of a Sprint Cup style stock car, tackling the same turf raced by the NASCAR pros! Need another option so that family and friends can hit the track with you, or head to the stands to cheer? The Pocono Raceway makes a great alternative, for those who are brave enough to challenge the Pennsylvania area's "Tricky Triangle"!
With things to do in Connecticut like these, it's easy to make any day extraordinary — and extraordinarily unforgettable!
Experience the highest-flying things to do in Connecticut!
If you're like most Connecticut locals or visitors, you've probably immersed yourself in the "Nutmeg State's" breathtaking outdoor scenery and quaint, colonial cityscapes.
Can't get enough of it? We don't blame you! With air-venturous Connecticut experience gifts that range from ambling leisurely through the air, to absolutely adrenaline-pumping, there's every reason to take sightseeing and activities to new heights!
Embark on an outing that provides not only picturesque views, but fantastic food and drink, too! Let an FAA certified pilot launch you on a flight for two, soaring over Connecticut attractions like the glistening river below, as well as landmarks and surroundings of the City of Hartford on a 45-minute flight. Descend for a delicious lunch or dinner in a private setting, featuring champagne and a three-course meal of steak or lobster. There's no better way to explore the area for the day, or up the ante on a romantic date night!
It's time to triumphantly tackle a bucket list wish. Take to the skies for a piloting lesson that puts you in control of a real Piper Tomahawk airplane! Enjoy a brief ground orientation and assist with the pre-flight inspection of the aircraft. While the FAA certified flight instructor handles take-off and landing, the lesson is entirely hands-on once cruising altitude is reached, allowing for on-the-spot coaching amid stunning scenery. For things to do in Connecticut that are surely not to be missed, this experience is at the top of the list!
Dare to really defy gravity, as Connecticut attractions are beautifully showcased below! Be dazzled by the extreme aerodynamics, dogfight maneuvers, G-force, and laser "ammo" of a real fighter pilot mission on the east coast! Share the cockpit with jet-flying pros and military experts, learning the ins and outs of achieving true Topgun status.
The sky's the limit when it comes to Connecticut experience gifts offering only the most memorable aerial adventures!
Don't miss out on Connecticut experience gifts that make any H2O outing a splash!
And the best part? You don't even need to get into the water to enjoy them! Cloud 9 Living features remarkable things to do in Connecticut waters that can be enjoyed entirely from the dry bliss of a majestic boat!
Embark on the sailing experience of a lifetime aboard an authentic tall ship, the Mystic Whaler — boasting 100 powerful feet of solid body and 3,000 square feet of strong sail! Set out on the high seas (or, at least, some of the area's most scenic waters) for a 3-hour excursion offering unrivaled views of the coastline and Connecticut attractions.
Choose a feast that you most fancy! Enjoy a beautiful breeze during a serene Sunday brunch, with coffee and all the finest brunch fixings. Marvel at the setting sun while sailing along and savoring a mouthwatering lobster dinner. Or give 'lunch hour' a whole, new meaning while leisurely floating over gentle waves.
Glide along Fishers Island Sound, taking in picturesque scenery featuring Fort Trumbull, Fort Griswold, and the lighthouses of Ledge Light and Avery Point.
Looking for more things to do in Connecticut's wonderful world of water? Makes waves with a host of additional adventures in the Land of Steady Habits. Hike along the state's many streams in the cozy cover of forests, and discover modest waterfalls tucked into the protection of out-of-the-way places. Stroll barefoot along miles of tranquil beachfront.
And if you're craving an adrenaline rush, why not check with a local Chamber of Commerce to get the hook-up with Connecticut water activities like wakeboarding, water parks, scuba diving, kayaking, canoeing, and more!
Make the taste buds tingle with mouth-watering things to do in Connecticut!
Calling all foodies! Satisfy a hunger for history, a craving for gourmet cuisine, and an appetite for east coast attractions — all with unique Connecticut experience gifts!
Wine and dine on the east coast in a variety of scenic and scrumptious ways, including sightseeing and savory eats featured in New Haven's various neighborhoods.
Immerse yourself in the rich architecture, delicious eats, and fascinating culture of the Canal Quarter! Nestled in the northern part of New Haven, try an unforgettable food tour that showcases Connecticut attractions, along with a most delectable smorgasbord from a variety of local restaurants and shops —coffee, pastries, juices, cheeses, spirits, beer, wine, cupcakes, and more!
Wander quaint sidewalks, sampling the food and drink of the notorious Ninth Square Historic District. Delight in samples, lessons, and hands-on demonstrations along the way, all while taking in the sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and landmarks found on the food tour featuring the best that downtown New Haven has to offer.
Have a hankering to check out things to do Connecticut in the notorious Theater District? Enjoy an eclectic mix of renowned architecture and riveting history in New Haven, while relishing food and drink samples from local hot spots. Taste the likes of local fare like wine, cocktails, chocolate, kettle corn, ice cream, beer, pizza, sandwiches, and mouth-watering Mexican cuisine!
And for a unique outing, just off the beaten path of New Haven, explore nearby Goatville. Appropriately named for its history of picturesque farmland, experience the area's transformation as one of the top neighborhoods for a rich restaurant culture. Indulge in elegant wine-tasting, classic pizza and sandwich stops, local soda sampling, and fancy French pastries — all while taking in the pleasant charm of nearby Connecticut attractions.
With such tasty Connecticut experience gifts on the menu —not to mention delicious lunch, brunch and dinner cruise outings— east coast wining and dining never looked so good!