Whether you're visiting Connecticut for one of the more than 20 lighthouses along the coastline or going antiquing for historical art and furniture, you can
take advantage of limitless attractions and activities, including fine dining,
boating, hiking, history, hot air ballooning, world-class spas, casinos,
fishing, festivals, and much more.
Connecticut is composed of seven regions, each with its own cultural flavor and unique
scenery. Some of the most picturesque destinations include Old Saybrook, Portland and Westbrook in the River
Valley & Shoreline region; Greenwich, Old Greenwich, and Stamford in
Fairfield County; the capital, Hartford, in the Greater Hartford region;
Mystic, New London, and Stonington in the Mystic region; Woodstock and Stafford
Springs in the Northeast; Norfolk, Canaan, and Middlebury in the Northwest;
and, of course, New Haven on the South Sea Coast.
For those who crave the great outdoors, Connecticut has dozens of state parks to
explore. Be sure to check out these natural and man-made gems: Gillette Castle
State Park in East Haddam; Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison for
Connecticut's largest stretch of shoreline; Harkness Memorial State Park in
Waterford for a look at the stately Eolia mansion; and Rocky Neck State Park in
East Lyme for crabbing, fishing, and prime birdwatching.
Other places that those traveling to CT enjoy include Mystic
Seaport, Fall Foliage Driving Loops, Connecticut Wine Trail, The Mark Twain
House, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Foxwoods Resort and Mohegan Sun Casinos,
Museum in Fairfield
Lyman Orchards Golf Course, Florence Griswold Museum,
Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum, and Eli Whitney