Places in Connecticut
A skyline of masts greets you as you arrive in town on US 1. They belong to the vessels bobbing ever so slightly in the postcard-perfect harbor. There's a sense of self-satisfied calm and composure in the air – until suddenly a heart-stopping steamer whistle blows, followed by the cheerful cling of a drawbridge bell. You know you've arrived in Mystic.
Connecticut River Valley
Snaking its way from Long Island Sound up through Connecticut and into Massachusetts before forming the border between Vermont and New Hampshire, the Connecticut River covers over 400 miles. It is easily New England's longest river. Mercifully, it escaped the bustle of industry and commerce that marred many of the northeast's rivers.
Tours and activities
2-Day Best of New England Tour from New York: Newport Mansions, Cape Cod and Boston
Take advantage of New England's proximity to New York City with this two-day historical tour through Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts! From New York City, you’ll head northeast, past Yale University, the ma...
NY SKYRIDE and Empire State Building Observatory
Buy your tickets to NY SKYRIDE and the Empire State Building Observatory at a tremendous value ahead of the crowds! You'll take an exciting virtual tour of New York's attractions, then see the real thing from the obse...
Tips and articles
Fall foliage tour: the ultimate New England road trip
Touring New England in search of autumn’s changing colors has become so popular that it has sprouted its own subculture of ‘leaf-peepers.’ Immerse yourself in the fall harvest spirit with the ultimate road trip...
A family getaway in Connecticut
Image by Stephen Saks/Getty Images. Connecticut offers an abundance of possibilities for freewheeling families...
Boston by boat: harbor cruises, islands and whale watching
With its newly revitalized waterfront, Boston has flung open its front doors to the glorious expanse of the Boston Harbor and the sparkling sea beyond...
A perfect day in Boston
Bostonians like their freedom. The city's rebellious reputation dates back to the days of its founding by a group of religious freethinkers fleeing the dictates of the English crown...