Summer Getaway to Farmington Valley

Enjoy an exciting getaway to Connecticut’s Farmington Valley this summer! While you’re here, you can experience fun outdoor adventures, family-friendly activities, and live performances along with many great restaurants, wineries, and more. We invite you to unwind, relax, and enjoy a stay at one of our Classic Hotels of Connecticut properties and experience the best of this wonderful summer season.

View our guide to fun things to do in Farmington Valley this summer:


Outdoor Experiences

  • Tour the historic property of the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, known for its French Impressionist art, architecture, and beautiful gardens. View events happening at the Hill-Stead Museum this summer

  • Visit Elizabeth Park to see the roses in bloom! Elizabeth Park offers just over one hundred acres of formal gardens, walking paths, and recreational facilities. Come enjoy the beauty of the gardens and grounds. View what’s in bloom

  • For a relaxing day filled with music and wine, visit Rosedale Farms & Vineyards for wine tastings and local music every Saturday and Sunday. You can also pick up delicious homemade baked goods and freshly picked fruit and vegetables from the Farm Stand!

  • Enjoy evenings with live music and entertainment at the Talcott Mountain Music Festival! The Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center hosts this summer series of music, performances, and special events happening all summer.

  • Or join us for the Sunset Concert Series at Salmon Brook Park in Granby for incredible live music and food trucks this July! View the schedule:

    • July 9th - Adam Ezra Group

    • July 16th - TUSK: The Worlds Number One Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

    • July 23rd - MAX CREEK

Family-Fun Activities

  • Get out on the water with the family and rent a kayak, canoe, or paddle board from Collinsville Canoe & Kayak in historic Collinsville, go tubing at the scenic Farmington river with Farmington River Tubing, or beat the summer heat at the large outdoor pool at Avon Old Farms Hotel.

  • Visit the petting zoo at Flamig Farm where you and the family can meet and feed horses, donkeys, alpacas, llamas, goats, rabbits, and more! And while you’re there, stop by the Farm Store for fresh eggs, produce, and more.

  • Enjoy a picnic with the family at the picturesque Drake Hill Flower Bridge. The bridge blooms with over 100 flower boxes and hanging baskets, making it a colorful backdrop for a short walk or picnic in the summer.

  • Rainy day? Visit Bounce Town in Canton for an indoor playscape filled with slides, bounce houses, interactive floor games, and an arcade for the kids!

Summer Hikes, Trails, and Parks

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