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HOLIDAY IN CONNECTICUT   >   USA 


Connecticut is a U.S. state located in the Northeastern United States.

Regions in Connecticut : Greater New Haven, Greater Hartford, Litchfield Hills, Lower Connecticut River Valley, Naugatuck River Valley, New York metropolitan area / Gold Coast and Quiet Corner / Southeastern Connecticut
 
Counties in Connecticut : Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland and Windham.

Cities in Connecticut.
 
State Capital Connecticut : Hartford.


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Hotels in Connecticut

  Booking   -   Hotel Guide Connecticut
Hotels in Danbury, Uncasville, North Stonington, New Haven, Mystic, Groton, New London, New Milford, Old Saybrook, Stamford, Enfield, Hartford .

 
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

    -   Motel 6 and Red Roof

  Hotels.com   -    

  Connecticut Lodging Association   -   Hotels, Motels, Inns
Choose from as many as 160 hotels, motels, inns, and bed & breakfasts. The listings include the ability to browse by a variety of criteria, and book your stay online by secure server.

Camping / Campgrounds / RV Parks

 KeyCamp Holidays
Mystic.

  Connecticut Campground Owners Association
This site will inform you of of the benefits of camping in Connecticut and help you plan your stay with the campgrounds. You will learn about tourist and historic attractions as well as find some helpful tips on camping.

  Go Camping America
  Koa  -  Campgrounds of America
  National Park Service Campground and Tour Reservation Site
  Funroads   -   Get Outta Town!

Car Rentals Connecticut

Car rental

Car Rental USA  Sixt   -    

National Parks / State Parks

  State Parks and Forests in Tolland County

  Connecticut State parks and Forests
Are you looking for a great vacation getaway, or just a spot to spend a day with your family enjoying the natural and historical wonders of Connecticut? Then look no further. The diversity and splendor of Connecticut's state parks and forests offers everything you are looking for and more. Regardless of your interests, Connecticut's parks and forests offer something for everyone. So drop in to a Connecticut State Park or Forest and discover the world that awaits you.

  National Park Service

Travel Agents / Organizations

  -    Create your perfect trip to Connecticut
Flight, Hotel and Car.

Thomas Cook



  Berkshirehiking.com
Hiking, camping, biking, swimming, drives, airplanes, inn, bed and breakfast Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York
  Boat   -   Connecticut Marine Trades Association
Organization of more than 300 members dedicated to serving all boaters throughout the heartland of the State and along the coast from Greenwich to Pawcatuck.
  Golf   -   Connecticut State Golf Association

Local Travel Organizations / Tour Operators :

  Visit Connecticut   -   State of Connecticut Office of Tourism - Official CT Tourism Site
  Essex Steamtrain & Riverboat   -   operated by The Valley Railroad Company

Moon Spotlight Connecticut -  ISBN 1598805525Travel Guides Connecticut, Related Books

Travel Guides USA Moon Spotlight Connecticut   -   Michael Blanding
Paperback: 80 pages; Publisher: Avalon Travel (27 May 2010); ISBN-10: 1598805525; ISBN-13: 978-1598805529.

Connecticut River Boating Guide: Source to Sea
Connecticut River Watershead Council (Author)
This completely revised and updated edition is set to become an invaluable resource for all boaters, canoeists, and kayakers who want to get the best from their time in this beautiful region. "The Connecticut River Boating Guide" features 32 GPS-compatible maps that cover the entire length of the river. It also includes details of distances, portages, camping areas, special fishing regulations, and boating facilities, as well as information on landmarks, navigational hazards, conservation schemes, local wildlife, and the history of the region.
Paperback: 256 pages; Publisher: Globe Pequot Press; 3rd Revised edition edition (May 2007); ISBN-10: 0762740973; ISBN-13: 978-0762740970.

  Lighthouse Maps   -   guide to Connecticut Lodging, Shopping, Attractions, Dining, and Services
Maps : Norwalk | Westport | Clinton, Westbrook | Old Saybrook | Essex, Old Saybrook | Mystic and More near I -95 | Mystic, Noank, & Stonington | Bethel, Danbury, Newtown, Ridgefield, | Brookfield, New Fairfield, NewMilford, Sherman.

Transportation / How do I travel to Connecticut

Connecticut, southernmost of the six New England states, is easy to reach. Its capital, Hartford, is about 100 miles from either New York City or Boston.

  Bradley Airport [ BDL ] at Windsor Locks   -   Bradley International Airport
Served on a daily basis by Air Canada Regional, American, American Eagle, America West, Continental, Continental Express, Delta, Delta Express, Midwest Express, Northwest, Southwest, TWA, United, United Express, USAirways, USAirways Express.
  Groton / New London Airport   -   on the state's southeastern coast
Is served by Action Airline, US Airways Express.

  John F. Kennedy International Airport at Jamaica, New York
  La Guardia Airport at Flushing, New York
  Newark Liberty International Airport at Newark, NJ
Newark Liberty is located in Essex and Union Counties between the New Jersey Turnpike (accessible from Exits 13A and 14), U.S. Routes 1 & 9 and I-78. EWR is about 16 miles from midtown Manhattan.
  T.F. Green Airport at Warwick, Rhode Island

   

 
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  Visit Connecticut   -   State of Connecticut Office of Tourism - Official CT Tourism Site

  State of Connecticut [ Government ]

  Hartford Region
The region sits at the southern end of the Knowledge Corridor, a 30-mile geographical region that stretches north to Springfield, Massachusetts and is home to 32 higher education institutions including Trinity College, the University of Hartford, the University of Connecticut, Amherst College and the University of Massachusetts.
When it's time to unwind, the region offers plenty of opportunities to play. So, whether you're into arts and culture, hiking, biking, snowboarding or sun worshiping, the Hartford region offers four seasons of living.
  City of Hartford  -    State Capital Connecticut

  Central Connecticut / River Valley
Connecticut's River Valley offers visitors big-city sophistication, along with the charms and splendors of the New England countryside: sparkling rivers and shoreline, centuries of history and culture, and an endless array of interesting sights to enjoy. Come see for yourself why Connecticut's River Valley is the perfect destination for your next vacation, getaway or long weekend.
Connecticut's River Valley is located along the Connecticut River, which winds its way up from the Long Island Sound over the hills and rolling valleys, through Greater Hartford and to the Canadian border. In any season, this is a picturesque and exciting location.
  Greater New Haven   -   Greater New Haven Convention and Visitors Bureau
General region of the state of Connecticut, occupying the south-central portion of the state in a radius around the city of New Haven that is semi-contiguous with the boundaries of New Haven County.
Start planning your trip and discover the wonders of Greater New Haven! The Greater New Haven area offers visitors an array of exciting arts and culture, wonderful accommodations, fine restaurants, shopping, meeting facilities and much more.
  Greater Hartford
Centered around the state's capital of Hartford. The area contains most of Hartford County and Tolland County, also including eastern Litchfield County and northern Middlesex County.
  Litchfield Hills [ Lichfield County ]   -   see Litchfieldhills.com
Northwest Connecticut's Litchfield Hills, Housatonic Valley and Waterbury Region have been making visitors feel welcome for hundreds of years. This true domain of New England at it's best is within 100 miles of New York City and 150 miles of Boston.
Whether it's an antiquing expedition, a romantic getaway, a family adventure, or a business retreat we've got what it takes to make your trip memorable.
  Litchfield Hills [ Lichfield County ]   -   see Berkshirehiking.com
Most of the region is comprised of forested hills and rocky peaks, with farmland and small towns interspersed in the valleys and plains. This region is also the focal point for the state's small vineyard and wine industry, as well as a key component of the tourist economy of the state. Many visitors arrive in the autumn to witness the fall foliage, and to visit the region's many covered bridges or waterfalls.
Lower Connecticut River Valley - located in the southeastern-central part of the state
The region is known for its picturesque riverside scenery, small river and shoreline towns, and tourist attractions such as the Goodspeed Opera House, the Essex Steam Train, and Gillette Castle.
  Naugatuck River Valley
Located in the central-southwest of the state, and is focused around the southern reaches of the Naugatuck and Housatonic Rivers. The Naugatuck River Valley is comprised of the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton.
  New York metropolitan area / Gold Coast
The metropolitan area includes New York City, Long Island, northern New Jersey, six counties north of New York City in New York State, southwestern Connecticut, and a small part of northeastern Pennsylvania.
The Gold Coast, as befits its name, is known for having some of the wealthiest towns and neighborhoods in the country. These towns include Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Ridgefield, Wilton, Westport, Weston and Fairfield.
  Quiet Corner   -   see Mystic Country Connecticut and CT East Quiet Corner
Located in the northeastern corner of the state. It is generally associated with Windham County, but also incorporates eastern sections of Tolland County and the northern portion of New London County.
The region is popular with tourists for its traditional New England scenery, culture, and bed and breakfasts, and is especially noted for its many antique shops.

  Fairfield County [ Gold Coast ]   -   see Coastal Fairfield County 
It's 30 miles of beautiful coastline. It's a stone's throw from New York City. It's rolling hills and picturesque New England countryside. It's all that and more. It's Coastal Fairfield County - a place where the shore, country and city come together to create a unique getaway destination to discover.
Looking for a quiet country getaway? You'll find it here. Chic hotels, boutique shopping and first-class dining? You'll find those too, along with museums, sports stadiums, nature preserves, lighthouses and an aquarium. Explore our beautiful towns and you'll discover that we have a lot to offer families, couples and groups.
Cities, towns, and villages : Bethel, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Georgetown (a village of Redding), Greenfield Hill (a neighborhood of Fairfield), Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, New Fairfield, Newtown, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Shelton, Sherman, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport and Wilton.
  Hartford
  Litchfield County   -   located in the northwestern corner of Connecticut
Litchfield County is roughly contiguous with the portion of the Appalachian mountain range known as the Litchfield Hills.
Cities, towns, boroughs : Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Bethlehem Village, Bridgewater, Canaan, Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, New Milford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Plymouth, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Thomaston, Torrington, Warren, Washington, Watertown, Winchester and Woodbury.
  Middlesex   -   south central part of CT
Cities, towns, and villages : Centerbrook [ a village of Essex ], Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham , East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Fenwick [ a village of Old Saybrook ], Haddam, Higganum [ a village of Haddam ], Ivoryton [ a village of Essex ], Killingworth, Lake Pocotopaug [ a village of East Hampton ], Middlefield, Middletown, Moodus [ a village of East Haddam ], Old Saybrook, Portland, Rockfall [ a village of Middlefield ], Saybrook Manor and Westbrook
  New Haven   -   located in the south central part of CT
The terrain is mostly flat near both the coast and the Housatonic River, rising significantly only in the north of the county. The highest elevation is close to the northernmost point in the county, found at two areas of approximately 1,050 feet (320 m) above sea level in the town of Wolcott.
New Haven county serves as a center of advanced learning, with several noted educational institutions located within its borders centered on the city of New Haven. These include: Albertus Magnus College, Gateway Community College, Quinnipiac University, Southern Connecticut State University, University of New Haven and Yale University.
  New London   -   located in the southeastern corner of CT
  Tolland   -   located in the northeastern part
Tolland County is incorporated into thirteen towns [ Andover, Bolton, Columbia, Coventry, Ellington, Hebron, Mansfield, Somers, Stafford, Tolland, Union, Vernon, Willington ] and seven Burroughs [ Coventry Lake, South Coventry, Crystal Lake, Stafford Springs, Storrs, Central Somers, Rockville ].
  Windham  -   located in the northeastern corner of CT
Cities, towns, boroughs, and villages : Ashford, Brooklyn, Central Village [ a village of Plainfield ], Canterbury, Chaplin, Danielson [ a borough of Killingly ], East Brooklyn [ a village of Brooklyn ], Eastford, Hampton, Killingly, Moosup [ a village of Plainfield ], North Grosvenor Dale [ a village of Thompson ], Plainfield, Plainfield Village [ a village of Plainfield ], Pomfret, Putnam, Putnam District [ a borough of Putnam ], Quinebaug [ a village of Thompson ], Scotland, South Windham [ a village of Windham ], South Woodstock [ a village of Woodstock ], Sterling, Thompson, Wauregan [ a village of Plainfield ], Willimantic [ a borough of Windham ], Windham and Woodstock.

  Ansonia
  Bridgeport
  Bristol
  Danbury
  Derby
  Groton
  Hartford
  Meriden
  Middletown
  Milford,
  New Britain
  New Haven
  New London
  Norwalk
  Norwich
  Shelton
  Stamford
  Torrington
  Waterbury
  West

  Bear Mountain, Salisbury, CT  -  see Connecticut Mountains

  Mystic Seaport
  Mystic Marinelife Aquarium
  Lake Compounce
  Bristol
  Nautilus Memorial
  Groton
  Gillette Castle
  Hadlyme
  Valley Railroad
  Essex
  New-Gate Prison
  East Granby
  Branford Trolley Museum
  East Haven
  Connecticut river cruise ships
  Homes of Mark Twain
  Home of Harriet Beecher Stowe

  Magazine   -   Yale Literary Magazine
  News   -   The Hartford Courant  - Connecticut News
  News   -   Yale Daily News
  News   -   YaleGolbal Online Magazine
  Radio   -   WNPR   -   Connecticut Public Radio
  TV   -   CPTV   -   Connecticut Public Television
  University   -   University of Hartford
  University   -  Yale University
Yale University is a private university in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 as the Collegiate School, Yale is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and a member of the Ivy League.

Cuisine  -  Connecticut Recipes

  Connecticut Apple Marketing Board   -   see 'Recipes'
  Litchfield Hills Festivals
Website for two popular festivals, which attract thousands of locals and tourists for great food, fine wine and family fun at Haight Vineyard, Connecticut's oldest winery located in the historic Litchfield Hills.

  RestaurantsCT.com   -   Search Connecticut's best restaurants!

  Historic American Recipes 
Apple-Fritters | Dough-Nuts | Cocoa-nut Drops | Molasses Gingerbread | Common Gingerbread | Election Cake | Indian Meal Pudding | Fried Sweet Potatoes | Sweet Potato Pie | Beef-Stake | German Chicken Stew | Jack Rabbit Stew | To Roast a Pig | Broiled Scrod | To boil a Cod's Head.

History of Connecticut

  Connecticut's Heritage Gateway
Travelers and tourists can plan a day trip or a leisurely tour through any part of historic Connecticut using the Directory of Museums, a searchable database of over 200 historic sites, houses and museums or the Activities Calendar featuring hundreds of things to do all over the state.
  Connecticut's History [ Wikipedia ]
Colonies in Connecticut [ The Pequot War, Under the Fundamental Orders, The Dominion of New England ], Territorial disputes, The American Revolution (1775-1789), Early United States (1789-1818), The 1818 Constitution (1818-1890), The Modern Era (After 1890), History of Connecticut industry, References, Further reading, External links.
  Connecticut River Museum [ Essex, Lower Connecticut River Valley ]
  Connecticut Town Histories   -   Connecticut Puritan Settlers, 1633-1845

  National Park Service  -  Links to the past
Explore America's cultural resources - buildings, landscapes, archeological sites, ethnographic resources, objects and documents, structures and districts.

Music, Art & Culture, Entertainment

  ctnow.com   -   Connecticut Entertainment
  Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism
To preserve and promote Connecticut's cultural and tourism assets in order to enhance the quality of life and economic vitality of the State.
  Connecticut's Cultural Gateway   -   online guide to cultural adventures throughout the state
Connecticut's Cultural Gateway was created by the Connecticut Humanities Council as an information portal to Connecticut's cultural life. Information in the Activities Calendar, Directory of Museums, and Cultural Resources for Teachers is maintained directly by contributing organizations using an innovative, password -protected administrative system.
  Fairs   -   Association of Connecticut Fairs   -   see 'find a fair'
  Florence Griswold Museum - Home of American Impressionism [ Old Lyme ]
  Mark Twain House
  Mashantucket Museum and Research Center
The world's largest and most comprehensive Native American museum and research center offers an array of engaging experiences for young and old, from life-size walk-through dioramas that transport visitors into the past, to changing exhibits and live performances of contemporary arts and cultures.


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