See exotic creatures in a rain forest environment at Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, Rte. 8 Exit 4. Take a spin on the carousel. The Barnum Museum, 820 Main St., has a miniature circus, clown props and Tom Thumb memorabilia.
Take I-95, Exit 47 to New Haven's Wooster Street where folks line up for some of the best pizza on the planet. Delectable desserts from nearby pastry shops top off a memorable meal. Check into a great room with a pool and a great weekend rate. Next day, be sure to see the dinosaur fossils at the Peabody Museum of Natural History.