New England's southernmost state, Connecticut, is easily accessible from New York and Boston and offers a charming New England feel with a cosmopolitan style. Connecticut offers a rich mix of culture and a breath taking shoreline, along with beautiful lakes and countryside. From rafting down the Farmington River and kayaking through the Thimble Islands to following the wine trail, Connecticut provides endless options of entertainment.
Connecticut is the fourth most densely populated state in the country. Annual events and festivals go on throughout the entire year. Two of the most popular events include the Great Hartford Festival of Jazz and the New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade!
Known for dishes like Apizza, shad (a type of herring) and meaty grinder sandwiches – you have a large variety of food to choose from in CT! The most popular variety is the "white clam pie," topped with chopped garlic, olive oil, littleneck clams, plenty of extra cheese, and red sauce. Connecticut is also heavily influenced by the big city life of the surrounding East Coast region, tons of unique new-age restaurants have popped up making it easy to find a tasty place to dine.
There is always something going on after hours in CT! You’ll find the best nightlife in places like New Haven, Bridgeport and Stamford. Each downtown area is filled with great places to hang out after work. Even if you’re wanting to head out of town for a big event like New Year’s Eve, New York and Boston are only a short commute!