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Best Bargains in Connecticut | 2013 Editors' Choice Awards

Best Bargains in Connecticut | 2013 Editors’ Choice Awards
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by in May 2013

BEST DRIVE-IN DOUBLE FEATURES
MANSFIELD DRIVE-IN, Mansfield
Take the kids to first-run movies on Wednesday nights. Double features on three screens. Wednesday Carload Nite: $18. 228 Stafford Road. 860-423-4441; mansfielddrivein.com

BEST BASEBALL NIGHT
NEW BRITAIN ROCK CATS, New Britain
With weekly fireworks, kids-eat-free days, and family packages, this baseball park is a home run–not to mention home to one of Double A’s best teams. On Sundays young fans get a post-game chance to run bases. Tickets: from $6. 230 John Karbonic Way. 860-224-8383; rockcats.com

BEST RECYCLING MUSEUM
CRRA TRASH MUSEUM, Hartford
Wonderful waste! Colorful displays offer excellent explanations of single-stream recycling. See today’s collection funneled through the plant. Admission: $4. 211 Murphy Road. 860-757-7765; crra.org/pages/Trash_Museum.htm

BEST FREE SHIPS & MUSIC
MYSTIC SEAPORT, Mystic
Sunday nights in July and August are free to visitors roaming the 19th-century streets. Listen to local musicians; then dine outdoors waterside at Schaefer’s Spouter Tavern. Sandwiches: from $12. 75 Greenmanville Ave. 888-973-2767, 860-572-0711; mysticseaport.org

BEST BARGAIN BURGERS
KLAMAY’S STEAMED CHEESEBURGERS, Meriden & Middletown
Pile on the lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and pickles, no extra charge. Steamed burgers: from $3.95. 690 East Main St., Meriden; 203-237-8326. klamayssteamedcheeseburgers.com

Please Note: This article was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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