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Visiting Connecticut

New England charm—and spectacular foliage in the fall—blankets Connecticut from historic Mystic Seaport to lush Litchfield Hills. Small-town culture-hounds love their proximity to New York City, but those truly in the know head to Yale University’s New Haven campus for exquisite art museums like the Yale Center for British Art, and fantastic architecture.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo. ... Read More
New England charm—and spectacular foliage in the fall—blankets Connecticut from historic Mystic Seaport to lush Litchfield Hills. Small-town culture-hounds love their proximity to New York City, but those truly in the know head to Yale University’s New Haven campus for exquisite art museums like the Yale Center for British Art, and fantastic architecture.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Connecticut

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Hartford -- not our day I Guess.

Written by grannola on 01 Oct, 2006

Hartford, Connecticut.We had read through the Connecticut guide and decided that Hartford had enough interesting things to make it worthy of a stop on our vacation.We planned to go to the Trash Museum, Bushnell Park, the Mark Twain House, and then carry on to nearby…Read More


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The Connecticut Wine Trail

Written by Constance on 27 Jun, 2000

The Connecticut Wine Trail winds through the state through some beautiful countryside. Look for the small road signs with the grapes and follow the arrows. While I'm not crazy about the wines they produce, the wineries are all unique and worth exploring.…Read More


A Day of fun and sun

Written by Kathleen P on 30 Jul, 2002

The Milford Oyster Festival is annual tradition that is lots of fun. It is usually held the third Saturday of Every August. It is a festival that includes, music, food, and arts and crafts and fundraisers for non profit organizations such as High School…Read More


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Shopping Greenwich Avenue

Written by quirine on 20 Dec, 2004

Greenwich is the place to put down some major cash for stuff. On the post road before Greenwich Avenue begins are Razooks (Lacroix, Gucci, etc.) and Cashmere Inc. Walk down the avenue and you'll walk by Nine West, Tiffany's, Saks, Ann Taylor, Chico's, Great…Read More


Around the Area

Written by chrismartel on 23 Jan, 2003

A Sony 12-screen movie theater is 10 minutes from Water's Edge . . . A complete outdoor outlet center, with fashion, music, and toy stores, is in Westbrook. Another outlet center in Clinton, approximately 14 minutes from Water's Edge, is an upscale place with Polo Ralph…Read More


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Gillette Castle

Written by mconrad1600 on 27 May, 2005

One of the disadvantages to early May is that many of the tourist attractions have not yet opened for the season. Gillette Castle is one of those attractions. It is located in a state park, a great place for walking and picnicking.…Read More


West Haven beach area

Written by sr92111 on 18 Mar, 2001

Along the beach in West Haven is a nice place to walk and hang out in the summer. There are tons of people that walk up and down the boardwalk, hang out, ride bicycles and rollerblade. Everyone is very friendly. There is an area which…Read More


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New England Churches

Written by Christina A. Parsons on 01 Feb, 2001

The gothic churches in New England are just beautiful. The steeples stand high above any other local buildings, drawing attention to the architectural wonders. I was there on a Sunday morning and each church I drove past was packed! There is a…Read More


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A stroll at the Boardwalk

Written by Christina A. Parsons on 01 Feb, 2001

I visited this deserted boardwalk that bares an uncanny resemblance to the one in the Tom Hanks movie, Big. However, instead of there being gypsies and rides, there was nothing. The beach was deserted except for a few people throwing a frisbee to…Read More


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Scenic coastal drive

Written by Christina A. Parsons on 01 Feb, 2001

I took a scenic coastal drive and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The leaves were just starting to change while the weather got colder. Several lighthouses illuminate New England harbors. Here, I share my favorite one with you.…Read More


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