Step back in time to the 18th century and discover the Eastern Seaboard’s nautical history at the Mystic Seaport maritime museum. Once an important shipping port on the Mystic River, the city is a fun place for families who love the ocean.
Founded in 1635, Old Saybook is located at the mouth of the Connecticut River. As one of the state’s oldest cities, you’ll find a long list of nationally registered historic places to see, including the Black Horse Tavern and Samual Eliot House.
Nature photographers want to keep Norwich a secret. The undisturbed trails of Mohegan Park are ideal for catching birds, flora and fauna on film. Once you’ve had your fill of taking pictures, visit the picturesque historic downtown of Chelsea.
The town of Milford has come a long way from having its land given away in oatmeal boxes. Today, you can wander around River Street, go birding at the Audubon Center and gulp down fresh seafood at the annual Oyster Festival.
Just 15 minutes from the capital city of Hartford, the “City of Village Charm” is the traveler’s perfect small-town getaway. Grab a picnic and make your way to Wickham Park with over 25 acres of panoramic views and themed gardens.
Connecticut’s coastline is rich with colonial history that can still be enjoyed today. Some of the country’s oldest ports are in the cities lining the Long Island Sound, offering visitors the chance to see what maritime life was like for the nation’s first settlers. When you’ve had your fill of U.S. history, the “Constitution State” will present you with an impressive range of modern restaurants, shopping and entertainment. From fresh oysters to the gardens of Yale University, Connecticut is a destination made for extraordinary travel.