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Connecticut – history, beauty, and idyllic small towns …

Connecticut is the gateway to a land of white-steepled churches, brilliant town greens, and sparkling-blue Atlantic waters, not to mention lively cities, great food, and some seriously competitive outlet shopping. From the expanse of beaches that unfurl along Long Island Sound to the bustle of Yale University State of Connecticutand New Haven to the whaling history of Mystic Seaport, the state is an blend of sophistication, as well as the charm inherent in historic towns and villages nestled into rolling hills that were first settled in the 1600s.

Connecticut Destinations

  • Summer in Hartford, Connecticut | Gardens, Parks, and History

    Summer in Hartford, Connecticut | Gardens, Parks, and History

    Centrally located in Connecticut, the capital city of Hartford might not draw in as many visitors as some other New England capital cities, but Hartford's smaller size makes it a manageable day trip for many. And in the summer, Hartford's lovely parks and rich history offer plenty for visitors to...Read more

Connecticut Articles

  • The Southington Drive-In | Nostalgic Movie Fun

    The Southington Drive-In | Nostalgic Movie Fun

    With only 20 drive-in theatres left in New England, Connecticut's Southington Drive-In is turning nostalgic movie fun into a source of community enrichment. When a traffic jam stretched for more than two miles in the quiet town of Southington, Connecticut, one summer Saturday in 2010, the source of the backup wasn't...Read more

Jud's Journal

  • Connecticut

    Listen in as Judson Hale, Editor-in-Chief of Yankee Magazine, explains why Connecticut is just so darn great!
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