Bring a hundred people to an area chances are they're each going to have their own interests. No problem. In fact, Northwest Connecticut has more ways to recreate, luxuriate, satiate or simply contemplate than just about anywhere in New England. Our prime location between New York and Boston gives us a great variety of culture, entertainment and cuisine, while nature provides an ever-changing palette of outdoor adventure each season.

What are you in the mood for? Care for wild king salmon with morel mushrooms? Or how about roast rack of lamb? Maybe fresh lobster with pumpkin ravioli is more to your taste? Dining in this part of New England means more than just Yankee Pot Roast. In fact, just about every ethnicity, style and price range is represented here. From German to Asian, from country cooking to haute cuisine, from Chateaubriand to burgers and fries some of the top American and continental chefs are here to satisfy your palette. For a list of area restaurants please click here.

You'll find New England's Largest Mall in Danbury. The Danbury Fair Mall has over 175 stores, a wide variety of restaurants and an old fashioned double-decker Carousel for children. Exhibitions and center court entertainment abound and are designed to appeal to a variety of interests and age groups. A warm welcome and bargains galore can be found when you spend the afternoon at Waterbury's Brass Mill Center. The Brass Mill is the Region's newest mall that has over 125 shops to explore. A pleasant drive through the Litchfield Hills takes savvy shoppers to Northwest Connecticut's small, beautifully appointed specialty shops. Extraordinary, imaginative, classic, and handcrafted apparel and decorative accessories from rugs to throw pillows, pottery, to furniture forms a small sampling of the versatile selection of items waiting to be discovered.

Everything here is one-of-a-kind. Of course an area so rich in history is also an antique hunter's dream. The town of Seymour alone has over 80 dealers. Litchfield, Kent, Woodbury, Newtown and Ridgefield offer well over one hundred shops that feature a wide variety of antiques representing a multitude of periods and styles.

The Great Outdoors - Nature Centers, Parks and Forests, and more
Need to stretch your legs? Nature has endowed this part of New England with a whole itinerary of activities. You can hike over 150 miles of scenic trails or challenge Connecticut's highest peak. You can take to the water in a canoe, raft or tube on any of dozens of pristine lakes and rivers, including a National Wild and Scenic River. Or you can take to the air in a breathtaking balloon or bi-plane adventure. In fact, between hiking, golf, biking, fishing and skiing we offer a whole host of ways to unwind after a day of meetings.

Culture and Entertainment
Some of the most historic moments in American history happened right here. And they're well preserved in over 34 Museums, 22 Performing Arts Theaters, Playhouses and Centers and in 16 Nature Sanctuaries, Museums, and Conservation Centers. The hills are also alive with the sound of music with an array of live concerts and professional theaters in towns throughout Northwest Connecticut.