Connecticut's size, diversity and rich history make for an ideal vacation destination. Everything the state has to offer is easily accessible - and possible.
As one of the 13 original colonies, Connecticut is a lace work of preserved Early American and Colonial structures and sites. The state, strategically situated between Boston and New York City, came to prominence during the 19th century, creating a legacy of Victorian architecture, military firearms, Industrial Revolution manufacturing, literature and theater, and American Impressionist art. Today, world-class theater, music and art museums contribute to its well-stocked treasure-trove for seekers of cultural pursuits. Connecticut's small size, great diversity of terrain and wide open spaces make it ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. Almost every type of outdoor activity has its following here. So whether you're hiking, biking and skiing, or sailing, swimming and tanning, Connecticut is the place to do it.
From a relaxing bed and breakfast in the Litchfield Hills, you could easily wander down into the Coastal Fairfield area for the day without spending too much time on the road. Fall Foliage is an annual attraction across the state, especially in Litchfield County and the Northeast (a.k.a. Quiet) Corner. From your five-star accommodations at one of southeastern Connecticut's resort casinos, you could easily pop in on bustling downtown Hartford and the historic Farmington Valley, or head north for an afternoon of antiquing in the Quiet Corner.