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Enjoying a Connecticut vacation is a breeze when you formulate a good plan.  Here are some destinations you’ll enjoy and fun trip ideas.

The eastern region of Connecticut offers a wide array of historical and cultural activities, from antique browsing, romantic B & B’s, to viewing fine art exhibits.  Experience Native American life in a 1550 Pequot village at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center.  Walk through the remains of a Revolutionary War fort at Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park.  Learn horseback riding at a local ranch in Dayville. 

Central Connecticut features the Connecticut River, the State Capitol, a Gothic castle, Mark Twain’s home, beaches, bird sanctuaries, the Thimble Islands, vineyards, galleries, museums and nightclubs.  The first US statehouse, in Hartford, dates to 1796.Impressionist

artists found the picturesque landscape and quaint New England villages irresistible:  the Connecticut Impressionist Trail leads you through 9 museums housing some of the finest American Impressionist paintings in the world. 

The “Gold Coast” in southwestern Connecticut offers fabulous shopping and dining, while northwestern Connecticut has amusement parks, museums and the beautiful Litchfield Hills.

Some of the many modern inventions that came out of Connecticut include: the portable typewriter, sewing machine, ice maker, can opener, tape measure, pay phone, hamburger, frisbee, vacuum cleaner, Polaroid camera, helicopter, and color television. 

Another notable first is the first woman elected governor in the United States, Ella Grasso, in 1975.



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