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Part of the Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport falls in the City of New Haven, which owns the airport, and part of it falls in East Haven. Together with Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Tweed is one of the busiest airports in Connecticut. Tweed offers flights to Los Angeles, Atlanta, CanCun, London and hundreds of other destinations at affordable prices.
New Haven itself has a lot to offer travelers. With events such as the Cherry Blossom Festival and the New Haven Grand Prix, New Haven is famous for more than just its regional airport. To experience the best of New Haven consider booking a rental car from Tweed New Naven Airport. It is recommended that you compare prices of popular car rental brands such as Avis, Europcar, Budget and many more on HAPPYCAR.COM.
Bridgeport is an up and coming town that has pulled itself out of economic difficulties and is presently following in the footsteps of the New England metropolis. A popular hotspot the Arena at Harbor Yard, a large sports and entertainment complex that attracts huge crowds to the city for events such as Fairfield University NCAA basketball and AHL Sound Tigers hockey.
If you’re more inclined towards the arts, rent a car through Car Hire Tweed New Naven Airport, and visit the Downtown Cabaret Theater where audiences are treated to award-winning musicals while enjoying brown bag picnics. Make sure you include Discovery Museum, Beardsley Zoo and the Barnum Museum on your list of stops.
If you prefer participating in sports instead of just being a spectator then hiking and fishing through the 678 acre John A. Minetto State Park might be what you’re looking for. Book a fishing or scuba diving charter on a 29-foot boat for fishing expeditions through Carol Marie Charters. If you prefer ice skating then visit the Wonderland of Ice, an all-year ice skating rink that also offers ice skating lessons.
Hit a hole in one on the closest golf course Brooklawn Country Club, South Pine Creek Golf Course, H. Smith Richardson Golf Course, and Smith Richardson Golf Course which are all within five miles of New Haven.
In the period between the 1800's and 1950’s, Danbury was famous for manufacturing hats. At the peak of production, in 1906, the city was churning out 3 million hats. Danbury’s hat industry began to collapse under the presidency of JF Kennedy, who despised all types of headwear and accessories. Learn more about the history of this town at the Danbury Museum and Historical Society on Main Street. Included in the historical documentation are items from Marian Anderson Studio, Dodd Hat Shop, John & Mary Rider House and Charles Ives Birthplace.
Music lovers must visit the the Charles Ives Center for the Arts which seats an audience of 5,500 at full capacity and hosts contemporary music concerts in the summer months. An amphitheater was built at the Westside University amphitheater to honor the work of composer Charles Ives. Summer musicals are also held at the Richter, on an open air stage.
For outdoor fun, be sure to visit one of the many nature trails weaving through Danbury’s preserved ecosystems. Enjoy hiking, jogging, horseback riding or biking through the nature trails. Fishing for bullheads and king fish at Tarryville Lake is another popular past time. Tarryville Park is a treasure chest for those who are fond of collecting crystals and quartz such as marble and limestone deposits.
Danbury’s Candlewood Lake has more than 60 miles of shoreline making it a popular tourist hotspot for boating, diving, fishing and swimming. For hockey, figure skating or just chilling book a car rental at Tweed New Naven Airport and try out the new ice arena.