Connecticut is many things to many people. For some, the amazing local food scene whets the appetite and keeps them coming back for more. Others like to get out in nature on one of our states many trails. But if you're someone who just loves to while away an afternoon taking in great works of art, and maybe you're thinking it's time to get the kids involved, too, have I got news for you. The Connecticut Art Trail not only houses some of the most spectacular treasures but with the new and improved Connecticut Art Trail Passport it is also right at your fingertips.
It's no secret that Connecticut is home to some world class museums. Whether it's history or contemporary art you seek, there's bound to be a place to find it. Connecticut Art Trail rounds up the best of the best into one semi-guided experience and heaps amazing deals on top. The Passport brings together 18 of the state's most spectacular museums and is designed to get folks out and about. Ranging from the very southern tip of Fairfield County all the way to the northern stretches of the state, the museums along the Art Trail offer everything from modern galleries to country homesteads.
Each Passport entitles the holder to full admission to every museum in the booklet. From the date of receipt, members have one year to complete their entire round trip. Many of the stops along the way already offer discounted or free admission for kids which makes the Passport an even better incentive to get the family in front of some great works of art.
What's more, on every single page you will find extra freebies and deals at the establishments included along the trail. There are discounts in gift shops, free note cards, discounted classes and workshops, and more. Mystic Seaport also partnered with CT Art Trail to offer members BOGO tickets to their Arts on the Quad event running in July and August.
The CT Art Trail website is a great companion to the Passport. There, you'll find news and events at the museums available to members. Use their up to the minute resources to help plan your visits to all 18 sites.
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Find out what exhibitions are happening, get the inside scoop on summer camps and festivals, and unlock all the benefits available to Passport holders.
As if all this wasn't enough to get you on the Art Trail immediately, when you complete your passport and hand it in at any participating museum, you will be entered for a chance to win the Art Passport Grand Prize. This year the grand prize is an overnight stay at any Delamar Hotel and a 60-minute couple's massage. Yup. Go see amazing art all year long at incredibly discounted prices and you could also find yourself pampered for an evening.
I can't think of a reason not to jump at this incredible deal. But if you need just one more reason, consider this: for the $25 it costs to sign up for a CT Art Trail Passport, you are treating yourself and your family to over $90 worth of art and an excuse to get out and explore the culture our great state has to offer.
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To purchase a Connecticut Art Trail Passport and for more information about the who, what, and where, visit the CT Art Trail Passport website.
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