Collected by Lindsay Brugger
157 Wooster St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
Getting pizza at Frank Pepe's is a New Haven tradition. The pizzas are large, delicious, and served an a pan that typically takes up the majority of the table. Frank Pepe's gets my vote for the best pizza in Connecticut.
1480 Litchfield Turnpike, New Hartford, CT 06057, USA
I visited the Connecticut Valley Winery in the early part of spring when it was still colder out. After a tasting of their wines I got a glass of one of their whites and sat by their fireplace. The glass was accompanied by a plate of cheese and...
74 Chester Maine Road, North Stonington, CT 06359, USA
North Stonington, Connecticut is a beautiful town just a few miles from the ocean. It has a lot of old rock walls and historic charm. While visiting there you can go to one of several wineries like Jonathan Edwards. North Stonington is also just a...
59 Ethan Allen Hwy, Ridgefield, CT 06877, USA
Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, The Little Pub at 59 Ethan Allen Highway in beautiful Ridgefield, Connecticut, is one of Fairfield County's best-kept secrets. Established in 2009, The Little Pub offers a quaint, authentic pub...
50 N Main St, Wallingford, CT 06492, USA
NY can't hog the title of best pizza. Head to the sleepy town of Wallingford, CT and visit Half Moon on North Main Street. Order the chicken pesto pizza. Beware: You will probably make this a habitual detour while driving on 95 or the Merritt.
80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012, USA
It's become tradition for me to go get a pastry at the Balthazaar bakery in SoHo and then sit on one of the benches outside the store to people watch. I find no greater joy than to sit still on a very busy street, in my own little world, while I...
1727-29 Mt Vernon St, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
Philadelphia is an ideal destination for lovers of outdoor spaces and beautiful art. Combining the two is the city's Mural Arts Program, which was originally developed in 1984 as an anti-graffiti initiative and which has blossomed into one of...
233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606, USA
100+ stories, on top of the world, at the skydeck of the Willis Tower in Chicago. The city is extremely beautiful, and especially awesome from up here. On a pretty clear day like this one was, you can see quite far in all directions. This is a...
26 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
A combination of sugar and salt, sweet and savory, there's nothing like Garrett's "Chicago Mix"—a combination of caramel corn and cheese popcorn. It's the kind of thing I crave in such a way that it's a good thing I don't live in Chicago....
6836 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60626, USA
Ask any local where to try your first real deep-dish pizza and they'll say "Giordanos." It's obviously the best in town. Chicago-style pizza is unique and totally different than what you'll find in Italy. More like a pie, the crust is tall and...
111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
Wow. The last time I was here was on a high school field trip 35 years ago, and the museum has definitely grown. What an amazing collection—I could have spent days here, but I only had two hours. I followed the museum's suggested top 10, and...
Streeterville, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
The architectural boat tour of downtown Chicago is the single best way to see this city in a whole new way. From first-timers to lifers, it doesn't matter how long you've been in town, this perspective is going to be new to all. There are many...
909 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, USA
220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Not only does the Museum of Contemporary Art have great exhibitions on local and renowned artists, but the interior architecture of the museum itself is also an attraction. They also provide unusual events and tours—curator-led tours, musicians on...
Old Town, Chicago, IL, USA
Located a short train ride from the Loop, this wrought-iron doorway marks the entrance to Chicago’s Old Town. You'll find plentiful shopping and restaurant options in the neighborhood, as well as St. Michael’s Church, one of the city's oldest...
401 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA
I have two pieces of advice for you regarding the Doughnut Vault: 1. Go early. They open at 8am Tuesday-Friday and 9:30am on Saturdays and if you want a breath of a hope of a chance of getting a doughnut before they sell out, you want to be there...
700 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
Buddy Guy’s Legends is a legendary blues bar in Chicago and Buddy Guy himself is still alive, making music and appearances on his own stage. Legends has been open since 1989 and the stage has seen the eclectic likes of Eric Clapton, Keith...
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