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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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Connecticut Advice


“Take regular transport rather than tourist buses – it's cheaper and you'll get to mix and mingle with the locals.”

Lisa Hubner Travel Deal Expert

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