Details: Simsbury, Conn.
All flight and lodging information valid as of press time Thursday.
Want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to Simsbury, Conn.? Here's what you need to know for the weekend of June 18-20:
Southwest offers nonstop service from BWI Marshall to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn., with fares from $255 round trip. Simsbury is about 15 miles west of the airport.
WHERE TO STAY
Simsbury 1820 House
731 Hopmeadow St.
B&B in the birthplace of Gifford Pinchot, first head of the U.S. Forest Service. Nightly rates from $169.
397 Hopmeadow St.
This member of the Classic Hotels of Connecticut comes fully loaded (indoor pool, art gallery, airport shuttle, etc.). From $249.
WHERE TO EAT
Abigail's Grille and Wine Bar
4 Hartford Rd.
In the former Pettibone Tavern, built in 1780. Supposedly haunted by a ghost named Lucy. Lunch entrees $8-$22.
Plan B Burger Bar
4 Railroad St.
Inside a converted 19th-century railroad depot. Burgers under $14.
WHAT TO DO
Phelps Tavern Museum
800 Hopmeadow St.
Fourteen structures showcasing town history. Adults $6.
Rosedale Farms & Vineyards
25 E. Weatogue St.
See -- and taste -- what's growing at the 90-year-old farm.
Tulmeadow Farm Store
255 Farms Village Rd., West Simsbury
Hike through the fields, then treat yourself to homemade ice cream.
Talcott Mountain State Park/Heublein Tower
Off Route 185
Hike 1 1/4 miles to the 165-foot-tall tower built in 1914. Seasonal tours are free.