Connecticut

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Connecticut — In comparison to its more famous neighbors – New York and Massachusetts – Connecticut seems downright unassuming. Indeed, the peaceful state doesn’t often find itself in the spotlight, but there is still a rich, colonial heritage and a wealth of natural beauty, not to mention a surprising number of reputable museums, to satisfy travelers who find themselves in the midst of this classy New England region. Beyond the immaculate bedroom communities of Fairfield County, which account for Connecticut having the highest per capita income in the U.S., you'll discover charming New England river towns along the Connecticut River Valley; hiking trails, vineyards, and horse-farms in rolling Litchfield Hills; an age-old maritime tradition in coastal Mystic; and a world-famous cultural center of learning and the arts in New Haven, home to Yale University. Despite its Puritan past, Connecticut boasts the United States’s largest casino (Foxwoods) on the Native American Mashantucket lands, in addition to the equally well known, and only slightly smaller, Mohegan Sun in Uncasville.

Why Go

For stunning fall foliage and harvests, renowned art collections, and a glimpse of New England’s colonial past.

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What's New in Connecticut

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August 07, 2014 by Teresa Bitler

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Cheapflights' Airport Affordability Index Recommends Thinking Small

July 29, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

You may have already figured out that flying in and out of smaller airports is often more affordable than traveling between major city airports, but have you ... Read More »

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Summer State Fairs: 10 Quirky Attractions to Seek Out

May 21, 2014 by Tommy Burson

What is it about state fairs that fill us with glee? Is it the chance to see our favorite local bands? Mental images of deep fried butter? The smells of food, ... Read More »

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4 Casino Perks That Non-Gamblers Will Love, Too

May 05, 2014 by Alex Schechter

While Pennsylvania awaits a verdict on the state's proposed second casino, a recently-added feature at the ever-popular Valley Forge Casino(about 30 minutes ... Read More »

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Slideshow: 13 Scenic Lighthouses in America

April 24, 2014 by Tommy Burson

Before defined ports and shipyards, mariners guided their ships to, well, any visible land. Eventually, to help these men see at night, cities built fires on ... Read More »

Connecticut Advice

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