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Whether you're seeking a relaxing weekend getaway, an adventurous escape, or a taste of New England charm, Connecticut has something for everyone.

About Connecticut

Offering a wide range of tourist attractions and events, Connecticut is known for its beautiful coastline, charming small towns, museums, and rich history.

Delegates from Connecticut played a vital role in drawing up the US Constitution at the Constitution Convention of 1787, and thus Connecticut earned the name the Constitution State.

States neighbouring Connecticut: New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Travel Map Mapping Connecticut

Map of Connecticut

Map of Connecticut

Connecticut is bordered by New York to the west, Massachusetts to the north, Rhode Island to the east, and Long Island Sound to the south.

The state capital of Connecticut is Hartford, and the largest city is Bridgeport.

Connecticut  Overview

Connecticut is a state located in the north-eastern region of the United States.

Beautiful, Quaint and Historic Connecticut

Connecticut is known for its beautiful countryside, quaint coastal towns, and rich history.

It was one of the original 13 colonies and played a significant role in the American Revolution.

Economy

Connecticut's economy is diverse and includes industries such as finance, insurance, healthcare, and manufacturing.

Some of the state's major companies include Aetna, United Technologies, and Pratt & Whitney.

Education

The state of Connecticut is home to many prestigious universities, including Yale University in New Haven.

Tourism

Tourism is an important industry in Connecticut, with popular destinations including Mystic Seaport, the Mark Twain House, and the Yale University Art Gallery.

Connecticut Travel

Connecticut is the southernmost of the six New England states.

The others are: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Within its compact borders, Connecticut has forested hills, new urban skylines, shoreline beaches, white-steeple colonial churches, and historic village greens.

The State of Connecticut is a thriving center of business, as well as a vacation land.

There are classic Ivy League schools, modern expressways, great corporate offices, and small farms.

Visit Connectict

Charming historic towns, picturesque coastlines, and beautiful natural scenery await visitors to Connecticut.

Whether you're interested in history, nature, or food and drink, Connecticut has something to offer for everyone.

Places to Visit and Things to Do in Connecticut.

Popular attractions include Haddam's Gillette State Park; Madison's Hammonassett Beach State Park; Dinosaur State Park, in Rocky Hill; and Sherwood Island Park, in Westport.

A 19th-century whaling town re-creation can also be seen in Mystic.

Central Connecticut

Midway between New York and Boston, Central Connecticut is an ideal place to slow down and take a look around.

Connecticut Wine Trail

Connecticut has a thriving wine industry, and the Connecticut Wine Trail offers visitors the chance to explore the state's many wineries and vineyards.

Visitors can sample local wines and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the state's rural areas.

Gillette Castle State Park

Located in East Haddam, Gillette Castle State Park is a beautiful park with hiking trails, picnic areas, and a stunning castle-like mansion built by the famous actor William Gillette.

Mystic Seaport Museum

Located in the coastal town of Mystic, the Mystic Seaport Museum is a living history museum that recreates life in a 19th-century seafaring village.

Visitors can explore the ships, exhibits, and historic buildings and learn about the area's maritime history.

Also in Mystic, the Mystic Aquarium is home to a variety of marine animals, including beluga whales, sea lions, and penguins.

Visitors can watch live animal shows and learn about marine conservation efforts.

Northwest Connecticut

Northwest Connecticut's Litchfield Hills, Housatonic Valley and Waterbury Region have been making visitors feel welcome for hundreds of years.

The true domain of New England at its best is within 100 miles of New York City and 150 miles of Boston.

Greater Hartford

Map of Hartford

Map of Hartford

Mark Twain's House

Located in Hartford, the Mark Twain House was the home of the famous author during the most productive years of his career.

Visitors can tour the beautifully restored Victorian mansion and learn about Twain's life and work.

Old State House

Also visit the Old State House in Hartford.

Located in the heart of Hartford, Connecticut, this building served as a home to all three branches of Connecticut state government from 1796 to 1878.

Connecticut's Old State House now serves as a museum, gathering spot and place of civic exploration for thousands of local, national and international visitors each year.

Where to Stay in Hartford

Hotels in Hartford.

New Haven

New haven is home to Yale University, although many town folk might wish it wasn't.

Yale was modelled after Oxford, and the campus' buildings were artificially aged to give it the 'been there, seen it' look.

Greater New Haven

Visiting Connecticut's Greater New Haven Tourism District is like stepping into a vibrant pageant of historic treasures, marvellous architecture, bustling eateries, lively arts, sandy beaches and colour-splashed countryside.

Where to Stay in New Haven

Hotels in New Haven.

Connecticut Travel Tips

Bring a Good Map

When you visit Connecticut, bring a good roadmap. The roads in Connecticut are confusing and not always well marked.

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