The Ultimate Connecticut Travel Guide

The Ultimate Connecticut Travel Guide

Connecticut Travel Guide

Connecticut: The third smallest state in the US, is quite charming. I strongly believe in recommending places and attractions that I have actually been to and are must-see, so you might find that I have listed just a couple of attractions for some states in the US. Connecticut is one of them; with that said, let’s dive into my Connecticut travel guide outlining the major attractions in Connecticut! 

To make it easy for you to navigate the content, I have organized my Connecticut travel guide into two sections. (1) A brief introduction to Connecticut, a little history, some geography, commute, and weather. (2) Connecticut attractions, if you wish, you can skip the introduction and move on to the next section, Connecticut Attractions.

History: Connecticut was admitted to the union as the 5th state on January 9, 1788. The state was named after the Connecticut River, the native Indian word “Quinnehtukqut” means “beside the long tidal river.” The state got its nickname, the Constitution State, as It’s believed that ideas for the writing of the Constitution of the United States were drawn from the first constitution of Connecticut “The Fundamental Orders” of 1638-39. 

Geography: Connecticut is the third smallest state in US, roughly rectangular in shape, and bordered by Massachusetts on the north, Long Island Sound on the south, Massachusetts and Rhode Island on the east, and by New York on the west.

Getting There

Flight: Bradley International Airport (BDL) and Tweed New Haven Regional Airport (HVN) are the main airports in Connecticut.

Drive: If you live in any of the neighboring or close by northeastern states, you could drive to Connecticut.

Train: Amtrak offers a rail service called Acela connecting – Boston New Haven New York Philadelphia Wilmington Washington, stopping at New London, CT – Union Station (NLC), New Haven, CT – Union Station (NHV) and Stamford, CT (STM).


Climate: Summers are warm, with average high temperatures above 85°F. Winters are cold, with average low temperatures ranging between 1°F – 3°F. Spring and fall have slightly cooler temperatures. Check current weather conditions in Connecticut.

Time zone: Eastern Daylight Time UTC-4

Getting around: I recommend renting a car, Greyhound bus services, Ctrail, Metro North, Shoreline East are a few other options to get around Connecticut.

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Best Places To Visit in Connecticut

Mystic Seaport Museum

Mystic Seaport Museum | Connecticut Travel Guide

Mystic Seaport Museum is the largest maritime museum in the US. It features a wide variety of water vessels from different eras of maritime adventure, restored ships and boats, more than 60 historic building, interactive displays and much more.

Address: 75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT 06355, Entrance Fee: Adults: $29.95, Children (4-12): $19.95

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Mystic Aquarium

Hawaii Maui Ocean Center

Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration is a marine aquarium, founded in 1973, features sea lions, beluga whales, shark touch pool, an African penguin exhibit, the “Jurassic Giants” dinosaur exhibit, Frogs exhibit, theaters and much more.

Address: 55 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT 06355, Entrance Fee: Adult: $32.00

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