Connecticut is a U.S. state in southern New England that has a mix of coastal cities and rural areas dotted with small towns. Mystic is famed for its Seaport museum filled with centuries-old ships, and the beluga whale exhibits at Mystic Aquarium. On Long Island Sound, the city of New Haven is known as the home of Yale University and its acclaimed Peabody Museum of Natural History.
Within its compact borders, Connecticut has forested hills, new urban skylines, shoreline beaches, white-steeple colonial churches, and historic village greens. There are classic Ivy League schools, modern expressways, great corporate offices, and small farms. Connecticut is a thriving center of business, as well as a vacation land. It is both a New England state, and neighbor to New York City and Boston.
Capital: Hartford, AR
Population: 3,605,944 (2020)
Official Website: https://portal.ct.gov/
Tourist Attractions for Connecticut:Connecticut is the southernmost of the six New England States and one of the original Thirteen Colonies. The Dutch were the first Europeans to settle, near today’s Hartford, soon followed by the English from the Massachusetts colony of Plymouth, eager to establish a trading position for lucrative beaver pelts. New Haven’s four-mile-wide harbor soon made it one of the most active ports in the northeast, providing access to markets that helped its growing manufacturing industry.
- Mystic Seaport
- Yale University Museums
- Mystic Aquarium & Institution for Exploration
- Gillette Castle State Park
- The Mark Twain House & Museum
- Lake Compounce: Family Theme Park
- Wasworth Atheneum
- Submarine Force Museum & the USS Nautilus
- Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center
- New England Air Museum
- Roseland Cottage
- The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum