A travel guide to Connecticut, United States of America providing Connecticut tourism and travel information.
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Overview

Connecticut, the charming and dynamic “Gateway to New England,” is a versatile travel destination due in part to its ideal location, with day trips possible to New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. The Litchfield Hills in northwestern Connecticut beckon with rolling hills, quaint villages built around green town squares, extensive hiking trails and an unforgettable antique shopping experience. A travel to Connecticut offers a Mystic feel to the visitors.

In central Connecticut, the lively Hartford metropolitan area is home to such unique tourist attractions as the eccentric Mark Twain house, the New England Air Museum, and the thrilling Stafford Motor Speedway. America’s first public art museum, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, is located in Hartford and exhibits an amazing selection of the finest watercolors, pastels and drawings by leading American modernists. Connecticut boasts a rich and diverse cultural scene. Experience the state’s art center exhibits, world-famous theaters, unique museums, and the Connecticut Art Trail for an unforgettable experience. The Art Trail consists of a network of 15 world-class museums and historic sites promoting incredible collections of art and artifacts. 

The Fairfield region is the most popular spot on the Connecticut shoreline. Fairfield offers a variety of exciting outdoor adventures and cultural attractions, including the Beardsley Zoo and Maritime Aquarium, Yale University in New Haven with its striking architecture and world-class art museums, and the Hammonasset Beach State Park which offers a gorgeous beach and boardwalk area. Other attractions near Fairfield include the Beardsley Zoo with their New England Farm Yard Exhibit and whimsical carousel, the Philip Johnson Glass House – one of the most significant architectural creations of modern history, built entirely from glass and with no interior walls, and Sheffield Island’s tranquil seaside nature preserve and picturesque historic lighthouse.

Head toward Mystic for nightlife and fine dining at the world-famous Mohegan Sun Casino, Foxwoods Resort and Casino, and MGM Grand Casino – the three largest casinos in the entire world. Also in Mystic, be sure to visit the Mystic Aquarium and the delightful Mystic Seaport, a unique living museum portraying scenes of coastal New England life over 200 years ago. The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center in Mystic provides extensive opportunities for exercise, education and a variety of exciting expeditions. The Nature Center is composed of eight hiking trails wandering through forests, wetlands and meadows; naturalist-led walks and bird watching tours; and diverse environmental education programs. For the avid golfer, Lake of Isles is a must-see destination, ranked as the number one golf resort destination in New England. Connecticut travel offers many unique travel experiences to travelers.


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