Connecticut Travel Guide

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Connecticut Highlights

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     Beautiful countryside, rolling hills, quaint towns, white Protestant churches 

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     I HATE the Connecticut Turnpike!!! 

  • In a nutshell
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     Where the right look is pressed but rugged, classic but effortless, casual yet put together . . . not like California (puhleeeze) . . . a sign of wealth and class is to be a man with a woman's name... 

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New Haven

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215,369,15

Mystic

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150,469,21

Hartford

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163,230,15

Uncasville

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114,438,4

Milford

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85,223,14

Greenwich

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34,113,5

Mystic Seaport

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35,184,0

Danbury

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19,50,16

Myrtle Beach

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2,1,14

Essex

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28,102,1

Norwalk

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49,189,10

Stamford

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49,146,12

Newington

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0,0,1

Clinton

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25,45,5

Dayville

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0,0,2

Groton

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15,42,14

Branford

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3,6,14

Willimantic

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16,7,0

Mayberry Village

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19,11,0

Farmington

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9,22,7

Manchester

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19,8,12

North Stonington

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1,0,9

New London

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11,45,8

Madison

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5,18,6

Waterbury

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3,5,7

East Hartford

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2,9,6

Kent

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11,12,3

Sleeping Giant State Park

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0,3,0

East Haddam

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8,56,2

Ledyard Center

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37,82,4

Rowayton

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0,3,0

Storrs

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3,4,1

Stratford

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1,5,5

Tavern Island

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West Hartford

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5,11,1

West Haven

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13,63,5

Westport

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7,27,5

Gillette Castle State Park

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1,4,0

Mianus

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New Canaan

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6,3,3

Old Saybrook

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6,6,8

Barkhamsted

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0,4,0

East Granby

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1,5,0

East Haven

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9,66,0

Harkness Memorial State Park

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0,3,0

Kettletown State Park

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1,1,0

Lebanon

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0,3,0

Litchfield

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4,10,2

Niantic

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7,35,8

Noank

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4,19,0

Norwich

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0,1,5

Old Greenwich

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2,2,3

Penwood State Park

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1,2,0

Ridgefield

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10,35,2

Stonington

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6,18,3

Vernon

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1,0,8

Wethersfield

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7,6,5

Windsor Locks

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2,13,17

New Haven

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  • Onetimesonn's Warning is Nonsense

    New Haven Warnings and Dangers

    State Street is not in the Hill. Nowhere on State Street resembles the situation he describes, and it's a ridiculous exaggeration even for the worst streets in town. Sounds like a fool writing dramatic fiction.

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  • Colony New Haven

    New Haven Hotels

    1157 Chapel Street, (Hotel Currently Under Renovation), New Haven, Connecticut, 06511, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Yale Center for British Art

    New Haven Things to Do

    I visited this place for the first time in 2013, when the building was undergoing renovation and restoration so far fewer pieces were on display.It is what it says...an exhibition of British art through the centuries, from Tudor times through to the 'St Ives' school of painting (1920s onwards).It's a well-designed gallery with some very interesting...

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Mystic

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  • Schooner ARGIA Sailing Cruises

    Mystic Things to Do

    We visit Mystic once or twice a year, and every time, we are drawn back to the lovely Schooner ARGIA, located right in downtown Mystic just north of the Historic Mystic Bridge. Three times a day, ARGIA sails through the Bridge, down the Mystic River with its historic architecture, and out onto Fishers Island Sound. No two cruises are alike. One...

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  • Hyatt Place Hotel Mystic

    Mystic Hotels

    224 Greenmanville Ave., (formerly AmeriSuites Mystic), Mystic, Connecticut, 06355, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Look at the bridge

    Mystic Things to Do

    Mystic's Bascule Bridge is really rather impressive. A bascule bridge is, in effect, a drawbridge. The concrete counterweights are absolutely massive.The lifting section is around 85 feet long and, being part of Route 1, carries plenty of traffic ... as we discovered when we walked into town whilst the bridge was open: the queues, even on a Sunday,...

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Hartford

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  • The Mark Twain House and Museum

    Hartford Things to Do

    If you are a fan of Mark Twain and his books, you must visit the Mark Twain House and Museum, when you are in Connecticut! The house is where Samuel Clements, a.k.a. Mark Twain, lived from 1871, and wrote most of his famous books including "The Adventure of Tom Sawyer" and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn". The guided tour of the house gives you a...

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  • Marriott Hartford Downtown

    Hartford Hotels

    200 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, Connecticut, 06103, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

    Hartford Things to Do

    There are many old (for US at least) buildings and establishments in Connecticut. The Wadsworth Atheneum is one of them. It was founded in 1842, the oldest public art museum in the USA. It holds 50,000 art works from around the world, and hold special exhibitions through out the year. If you are visiting by a car, you'll park in one of nearby...

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Uncasville

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  • My Favorite Martini Bar

    Uncasville Nightlife

    Leffingwell's is my favorite bar at Mohegan Sun. The bar is locate high up in Wombi Rock overlooking all the action on the casino floor. I love that this place is away from the noise of the gaming so I can enjoy some quieter time with hubby or friends. There is plenty of seating available on both levels and bar chairs at their two bars.The plush...

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  • Hyatt Place Uncasville

    Uncasville Hotels

    2049 Norwich New London Turnpike, Uncasville, Connecticut, 06382, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Enjoy a Slice of Tradition

    Uncasville Restaurants

    We were excited to hear that Frank Pepe's has come to Mohegan Sun. we have been to the New Haven location. Frank Pepe's is an institution in New Haven having been there in 1925.The pizza place is pretty basic withh some tables strewn about. The menu resembles the New Haven location according to my memory with a list of assorted pies both...

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Milford

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  • Good Drinks & Bar Food

    Milford Restaurants

    The Black Bear is a nice bar/restaurant right in the Westfield Shopping Center in Milford (there are other locations in Stamford, Norwalk, White Plains that we have visited). We are often in Milford visiting friends, cathching a movie or passing through on a roadtrip and the Black Bear is a nice place to grab a snack, meal, dessert or just a drink....

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  • Residence Inn Milford

    Milford Hotels

    62 Rowe Ave, Milford, Connecticut, 06460, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Incredibly Good Pancakes

    Milford Restaurants

    Chips is hands down our favorite place to have a good pancake meal at any time of the day (they serve brekfast all day long). The restaurant is located right on Boston Post Road so it is an easy on off of I-95 to stop for a tasty meal;especially on one of our many roadtrips.The menu here has a large selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner items...

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Greenwich

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  • Bow Tie Plaza 3

    Greenwich Things to Do

    This is one of those threatre chains that is not the main one in town. A smaller selection than the giants they make up for it by having matinee prices until 5pm on most days including Saturday. Have only been here once so far. Saw Harry Potter 5 for the second time here.

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  • Homestead Inn Greenwich

    Greenwich Hotels

    420 Field Point Rd., Greenwich, Connecticut, 06830-7097, United States

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Families

  • Burgers Shakes n Fries

    Greenwich Restaurants

    This place is tiny. They have two counters and that's it for seating areas but the food is amazing. I am so glad I finally tried this place.I assure you the burgers here are worth the trip as I have learned. We are constantly coming back about once a week now and really have to say that now that I have settled on the products here I like the...

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Mystic Seaport

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  • Charles W. Morgan

    Mystic Seaport Things to Do

    The Charles W. Morgan is a beautiful woodedn whaling ship and the last survivor of its kind. Be back with more info when I have time to write

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  • Mystic Seaport

    Mystic Seaport Things to Do

    The village and ships area is an active living history museum.Mystic has a history as a shipbuilding town. There are many ships here to explore from sloops and schooners to whaling ships.the photo here is the whaling ship, Charles W. Morgan* which was built in 1841.

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  • Your visit to Mystic Seaport

    Mystic Seaport Things to Do

    Mystic Seaport happens to be one of Ferni's favorite places (mine too, this was our first road trip back when we first met in 2007). There is always something new or different, but the steep price ($24 per adult), makes it an occassional trip. Mystic Seaport is a great place to come if you enjoy nautical and maritime history. It is a well known...

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Danbury

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  • The Danbury Mall

    Danbury Things to Do

    The Danbury Mall is where the shopping is in this area. It is the typical suburban shopping mall with stores you can find anywhere across the U.S along with some chain restaurants such as the Cheesecake Factory.My wife and I have shopped here on many occasions while in the area visiting friends. The Mall is a weird floorplan but has good stores and...

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  • Wellesley Inn Danbury

    Danbury Hotels

    116 Newtown Road, formerly Danbury Ramada Inn, Danbury, Connecticut, 06810, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Good Beer Selection

    Danbury Restaurants

    Having spent the day exploring the Oyster Bay area and Theodore Roosevelt's home and then driving around part of Long Island I had to make my way up north to where I was going to be staying for the week. I wanted to get there before dark as I wasn't too familiar with the area. But that didn't stop me from getting off the interstate and following...

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Essex

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  • A great assortment of toys

    Essex Shopping

    As you might imagine from the name, this village toy store features a nautical theme, but that hardly limits the scope of the offerings inside. As a relatively new grandmother, I couldn't stop fawning over the adorable purses for little girls, each with a tiny stuffed animal and lots of ribbons, sparkly bits, and bright colors. My friend is very...

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  • Griswold Inn

    Essex Hotels

    My stay here was pleasant. There was a sale on the rooms for $109 a night during the summer for...

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  • Mount St. Johns

    Essex Off The Beaten Path

    So while I was on the riverboat cruise with the Essex Steam Train trip they showed us this structure while we were on the Connecticut River. The building was very interesting from a distance. I got a shot, then contacted the Steam Train company to get the name of it. "Mount Saint John (MSJ) is a residential treatment program that provides...

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Norwalk

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  • Stew Leonard's

    Norwalk Shopping

    My wife and I always stop at this shop when we are here for groceries. Since Stew Leonards is just across the street it is only logical to make the pit stop in to pick up a few bottles of our favorites. The store has a nice selection of wines and hard liquors. The sections are broken down by country then region and finally variety. This makes it...

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  • Courtyard By Marriot Norwalk

    Norwalk Hotels

    474 Main Ave, Norwalk, Connecticut, 06851, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

    Norwalk Things to Do

    I am a mansion buff and love to check them out whenever I get the chance. Unfortunately the mansion was closed when we got there. We were able to walk around the grounds and snap some pictures of the exterior of the mansion, which is impressive in itself. The gift shop was still open, or so I thought due to the door being wide open. It was actually...

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Stamford

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Clinton

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  • Women's Handbags & Accessories

    Clinton Shopping

    This shop carries womens handbags, wallets and accesories. My wife is a fan of Michael Kors(especially their San Francisco store) handbags so we always stop in to see what they have in stock. They usually carry a nice selection of items which are good quality but not the most recent collections. I'm a guy so what do I know about this and frankly...

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  • 3 Liberty Green B&B

    Clinton Hotels

    3 Liberty St, Clinton, Connecticut, 06413, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • New Season, New Bags

    Clinton Shopping

    The Coach Outlet at Clinton Crossings has some friendly staff and a large selction of Coach Items. The store has a nice selction of handbags, scarves, key chains, umbrellas, coats and smaller Coach acessories. I often find myself in this store with Liz. She's always looking for another handbag and these are bargain prices. The Coach store has...

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