The 9 Best Things to Do in Meriden, United States

February 27, 2018 Kandra Bartel

Meriden is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States, located halfway between the regional cities of New Haven and Hartford. In 2010, the population of the city was 60,868.
Restaurants in Meriden

1. Hubbard Park

999 W Main St, Meriden, CT 06451-2622 +1 203-630-4259
Excellent
52%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 175 reviews

Hubbard Park

Reviewed By Rita S - Brevard County, Florida

Very pretty Park - large wooded areas, hiking trails, picnic tables, grills, duck pond, fishing, swimming pool, tennis court, covered gazebo, band shell, swings & playground. Something for everyone. Well maintained and clean. Many trees, shrubberies and flowers. Sunny & shady spots. Popular place. Lots of parking available. Enjoyable outing.

2. Lyman Orchards

32 Reeds Gap Rd, Middlefield, CT 06455-1122 +1 860-349-1793
Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 199 reviews

Lyman Orchards

Set on 1,100 scenic acres in central Connecticut, we're a year-round destination for great food, wholesome family fun and beginner and championship public golf. Established in 1741 and now in its 9th generation, Lyman Orchards is recognized as the twelfth oldest family owned business in the USA. Shop in the Apple Barrel market for fresh farm produce and award-winning Hi-Top Apple Pies; enjoy picking fresh fruits in season, and golf on our two 18-hole championship courses, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and Gary Player; or learn the game of golf or improve your stroke at our new Golf Center and Apple Nine course. One visit and you'll see why Lyman Orchards is "Connecticut's Sweet Spot!"

Reviewed By Gloria H - Fairfield, Connecticut

This was our first time going apple picking here. They have an attendant that gives out plastic bags(located in a booth). They had all kinds of apples and bosc pears to pick. They have a very large orchard with names displayed at the beginning of the row. We picked Macintosh and Cortland apples. We also picked bosc pears. They also had a pumpkin patch. My granddaughter had a lot of fun getting the fruit off the trees. All the fruit was in excellent condition. After we finished we checked out at the booth and paid for the fruit. I plan on returning in late Spring to pick strawberries, blueberries and later on peaches.

3. Team vs. Time

320 New Britain Rd, Berlin, CT 06037-1319 +1 860-259-6167
Excellent
96%
Good
3%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 181 reviews

Team vs. Time

This is an award winning interactive group entertainment experience. This is room escape for the room escape enthusiasts. Travel back in time, explore unique environments, examine artifacts, and do your best to solve the mystery before time runs out. Good luck! HOW IT WORKS: ASSEMBLE YOUR TEAM, RESERVE YOUR PRIVATE EVENT, IT’S YOUR TEAM VERSUS TIME

Reviewed By Anna R

My husband and I did The Book of Spells room for Valentine’s Day and had a blast. Challenging and clever clues, with really impressive quality props. Staff was super friendly. We liked that you could choose to have the room to yourselves (as opposed to being placed with strangers). We will definitely be back.

If you’re new to escape rooms, you should probably have at least 3 or 4 people for this room.

4. Castle Craig

Peak Dr, East Peak in the Hanging Hills, Meriden, CT 06451
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Castle Craig

Reviewed By Kim449 - Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

We really loved our visit here! The surrounding area is beautiful and this provides a fantastic view! I was thrilled that my mom could enjoy the views without feeling like she was in danger and she didn't have to hike there (although you can). She is so afraid of heights and this provided the best opportunity for her to enjoy the overlook. My husband and I took full advantage of the view from the tower and even climbed out on the rocks for some great photos. It only takes an hour to visit especially if you drive to the top so don't miss it!

5. Safari Golf

2340 Berlin Tpke, Berlin, CT 06037-4021 +1 860-828-9800
Excellent
45%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 36 reviews

Safari Golf

Reviewed By Jerandnanc - Hartford, Connecticut

We took our 5 and 7 yr old grandchildren for a quick 18 holes. The setting is beautifully maintained with plants galore. The theme is cute with statues of variouswild animals. A stream runs through the facility. The course was a bit difficult for the younger one but fine for the rest of us. Most of the holes were reasonable. This is not a hard course but a family fun one. We heard laugher from several other groups which probably indicated they were enjoying themselves. The others playing included multi generational groups, small families and teenagers. Nice mix. The staff was friendly and helpful.

6. Guiffrida Park

800 Westfield Rd, Meriden, CT 06450-2552
Excellent
49%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Guiffrida Park

Reviewed By Carlos R

wonderful place to take a nature walk several trails to chose from you can take a 15 minutes walk or spend the day exploring the park it a great time .Especially in the fall with the changing colors of the leaves I always enjoy my time here . by the way its a Dog friendly park ..

53 Colony St, Meriden, CT 06451-3210 +1 321-235-5347
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Gallery 53

Reviewed By Rita S - Brevard County, Florida

Wonderful displays and exhibits. Features the work of many local artists. Various mediums of artwork presented.

8. Farmer Joe's Gardens

109 Leigus Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492-2517 +1 203-265-0696
Excellent
62%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Farmer Joe's Gardens

Farmer Joe is the fourth generation farmer of the DeFrancesco family of Northford, CT. He and his wife, Ida, pride themselves in the wonderful plants and produce grown by the family and sold at their farm store. As they raise their family, they feel it is their responsibility to utilize good and safe farming practices. Their methods grow and work keeping the environment in harmony while producing healthy, delicious, nutrient dense, and diverse plants and produce. Integrated Pest Management or I.P.M. Is part of our sustainable agriculture farming practices. I.P.M. Means we watch our greenhouses and field crops, scouting diligently for potentially harmful pests. When a pest has reached harmful levels, Farmer Joe determines the safest method for removal. Some of the controls Farmer Joe uses are: manually picking off insects, utilization of predator insect, us of natural and organic sprays. Crop rotation is also utilized throughout our fields to improve soil health and decrease pest risks. Farmer Joe uses no GMOs. Farmer Joe's Gardens is located on family land that has been a chicken farm, geese farm, Turkey farm, and apple orchard. The land is now growing vegetables and plants to continue the tradition. Farming remains a cornerstone in Wallingford, Connecticut, and our family intends to be part of it long into the future. Connecticut farms are thriving and growing in new and exciting ways. Our small family farm produces garden plants and a bounty of healthy, fresh food available in our farm store located at 109 Leigus Road, Wallingford, Connecticut.

Reviewed By Ruthi K

Farmer Joe's is a great local farm stand that offers much more than just fruits & veggies. I originally stopped there just for corn, until I saw all they had to offer. Preserves, local eggs, meat & chicken, raw milk, honey & much more!

9. Meriden Green

77 State St, Meriden, CT 06450-3215
Excellent
30%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
20%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 10 reviews

Meriden Green

Reviewed By Rita S - Brevard County, Florida

Nice park in downtown Meriden. Great place for leisurely stroll. Paved meandering Walking paths. Amphitheater. Nice pedestrian bridge. Pretty views near brook. Parking is a challenge. With the exception of a few very careless dog owners, the park is very clean and well-maintained. Nice addition to city.

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