Visit Putnam on a Connecticut Bus Charter
Rent a Bus to Enjoy Small Town Charm that Never Gets Old
Named by Boston Magazine as one of the top 15 small towns to visit, Putnam sits in the middle of northeastern Connecticut, commonly called “the Quiet Corner.” Period architecture, rambling stone walls and town greens still dominate the scenery and mark the area's long history. So it’s little wonder that Putnam and nearby towns such as Pomfret, Storrs, Danielson and Killingly are known for their antique stores.
Still, this oasis amid the East Coast’s urban sprawl isn’t without sophistication or excitement. There are art galleries, museums and boutiques to explore. Watch NASCAR racing at Thomson Speedway or the University of Connecticut Huskies battle their football rivals at Rentschler Field. For outdoor enthusiasts, there’s boating on West Thompson Lake, canoeing on the Quinebaug River and miles of hiking trails in the Last Green Valley, a 695,000-acre national heritage corridor.
Whether you’re planning a wedding weekend or a country getaway, you can rely on US Coachways. With a fleet of buses designed to meet the needs of any size group and featuring luxury amenities, we can deliver you to your destination in comfort. Offering great customer service and affordable bus rental rates, US Coachways is an ideal choice for community organizations, team travel and church groups as well as special events such as bachelor parties. US Coachways offers bus charters to cities throughout Connecticut, including Greenwich, Mystic and Hartford. Pick a travel itinerary, and our staff of customer associates, drivers and dispatchers will handle the rest.
Find More Than Antiques in Putnam
Winding roads and rolling hills make for great scenery during a weekend of antiquing. But there’s plenty more to do and see in this quiet corner of Connecticut. Below are some of the points of interest and must-see sights.
- Entertainment & Amusement Parks —Take in a show at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Storrs, which hosts internationally acclaimed artists and entertainers. Located less than an hour away, the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods resorts offer gambling and entertainment that rivals Atlantic City.
- Arts & Cultural — Art lovers have lots of do and see on the UCONN campus from contemporary art galleries to the collections at the William Benton Museum of Art. The Connecticut Repertory Theatre and its troupe of professional actors also make its home on campus. Meanwhile, the Bradley Theater in Putnam puts on amateur theater productions and the Silver Circle Gallery brings notable local artists to the town’s Main Street shopping district.
- Restaurants & Shopping — The Antiques Marketplace is one of Connecticut’s oldest antique mega malls with 130 dealers found in one location. Explore the rest of Putnam’s downtown district with its assortment of shops and restaurants or head to the Riverview Marketplace for the farmer’s market.
- Golf Courses & Sports Venues — After a multimillion-dollar renovation, the Connecticut National Golf Club is regarded by Frank Mingone from New England Golf Monthly as his favorite course in the state. If golf isn’t your thing, watch NASCAR racing at Thompson Speedway, or head to UCONN to watch the Huskies battle their basketball and football rivals on their home turf.
- Historical Sites & Landmarks — A number of museums pay tribute to the area’s rich colonial history and its days as a giant among textile manufacturers from the Mansfield Historical Society Museum in Storrs to the Windham Textile and History Museum in Willimantic. A rail boxcar located in Putnam’s Union Square honors children’s book author Gertrude Warner. In nearby Brooklyn, Putnam Elms is a historic house with a story that spans 200 years.
- Parks & Outdoor Activities — As part of the 695,000-acre national heritage corridor known as “The Last Green Valley,” Putnam and the surrounding towns offer an array of outdoor activities to keep any nature enthusiast satisfied. Bordered by the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers, TLGV includes Mashamoquet Brook and four other state parks as well as seven state forests, 80 ponds and 130 miles of trails.
- Other Points of Interest — Looking for something a bit different? At the University of Connecticut visit the State Museum of Natural History or head to the Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry, which has a collection of more than 2,000 puppets from around the world.
Arrange Your Putnam Bus Charter Rental Today
Whether it’s for a wedding weekend or an antiquing adventure with friends, US Coachways can be counted on from the first step to the last stop of your Putnam, CT charter bus trip To learn more bout Connecticut bus charters, contact us today at 1-855-BUS-CHARTER (1-855-287-2427).