From Thompson, Springfield is about 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the west, and Newport is 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the southeast.
This region is popular with local and overseas visitors. To discover why, rent a car and discover the other villages, towns and cities in the vicinity of Thompson. Moosup and Woonsocket are two other places worth seeing while you're in Connecticut.
When it's time to spread your wings, check out the nearest regional area. Worcester lays 20 miles (32 kilometers) away and features attractions like DCU Center (Worcester Centrum Centre), Elm Park and Worcester Historical Museum. Worcester has much of interest for visitors keen to explore a little deeper. Mechanics Hall, EcoTarium and Tuckerman Hall are a couple of other points of interest not to pass by.
If you're on the lookout for things to do that won't cost an arm and a leg, round up the family and head to Connecticut's popular lighthouses.
If you're the kind of traveler who likes to kick back a little while holidaying, why not try a spot of picnicking and cycling. Try out some of this area's most popular winter attractions. Both locals and travellers enjoy skiing here. Snowboarding is also popular.
When the time comes to say goodbye to Thompson, head to the nearest major airport located in Providence, 30 miles (48 kilometers) away.