Connecticut is one of the oldest colonies of the United States and lies in the Southernmost region of the country. The state has a long history with Dutch and Native American influences still remaining prevalent across the region. Despite being one of the smallest states, it is one of the most densely populated and is iconic for its many wondrous cities like Hartford, Norwalk and New Haven- each one a unique and beautiful experience. Connecticut's most extraordinary attraction remains the village of Mystic. Eating pizza made with 'secret sauce' and sipping wine alongside African penguins are just some of the things you can do in this region.
Mystic Seaport is a prominent maritime museum in the U.S housing several sailing wonders for all enthusiasts. Tourists enjoy the beauty of the Connecticut River for which the state is named. For more views of scenic beauty, visit the Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison for spectacular views along the most visited shoreline. Club Getaway in Kent provides for the complete range of outdoor activities among relaxing terrain. For a unique tour of the River, board the Essex Train, a steam locomotive that can take you along to visit several historic landmarks that define the state of Connecticut. One such historic monument is the Gillette Castle State Park, home of late actor William Gillette built like a Gothic fortress.
For more Gothic-revival style architecture, roam the grounds of Roseland Cottage or 'The Pink House' and perhaps the most famous structure in the state- Yale University. The highly respected private university houses several museum collections onsite that delight any visitor to the glorious state of Connecticut. Other impressive museums in the region include the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Centre.
Enjoy the wonders of Connecticut's culture with Westport's Chowdafest, a Clam Chowder competition, and the Sheffield Island Clambake in the month of September. Take a wine tour of the 35 state wineries or enjoy the classic seafood cuisine through Hummock Island Oyster Tour or sample Connecticut's famous hot lobster rolls. Other yearly events to look out for include the Shakespeare on the Sound drama shows or the Mohegan Sun live music festival in the summer. Connecticut's urban charm shall take you in immediately- the state is a location along the eastern coast that is not to be missed.
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