Best of Connecticut 2019: Fun and Leisure

August 28, 2019

Written By Erik Ofgang, Mike Wollschlager, Helen Bennet, Clare Dignan, Al Santangelo, Ed Stannard, Pam McLoughlin, Cassandra Day, Brian Zahn, Randall Beach

Welcome to the 22nd annual Best of Connecticut, in which we celebrate everything we love about the state we call home. Across our three main categories of Food & Drink, Fun & Leisure and Shopping you’ll find many winners chosen by you, our readers, in an online survey. Combine that with editors’ picks in many more categories, and you have one seriously lovable list. Check out all the picks, and, as usual, let us know what you think.

Best of Connecticut 2019: Fun and Leisure


Chelsea Piers Connecticut, Stamford, 203.989.1000,

This place is an athlete’s heaven on earth. Tennis, squash and basketball courts as far as the eye can see, more swimming pools than a Caribbean resort, hockey rinks, trampolines, batting cages, a dance studio, and so much more. There’s even a giant yellow rubber ducky in the kids’ Splash Zone.

To check out the other winners, click here.

This article appeared in the September 2019 issue of Connecticut Magazine.

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