Photo Courtesy of Enfi/Shutterstock.comChamard Vineyard in Clinton, CTTalcott Mountain in Simsbury, CTZip-lining at Brownstone Park in Portland, CTGoodspeed Opera House - East HaddamCT Bike Tour at the Thimble Islands, Branford

Families will love:

  • Long coastline with miles of beaches
  • Rich history
  • Small but distinct

Connecticut is a small state, but its regions are distinct, especially to the locals who reside in them. Fairfield County, closest to New York, bustles with traffic and commuters to the city, while Litchfield Hills is home to the rolling hills and forests that give way to the Berkshires in Massachusetts. Central Connecticut, the River Valley, is divided by the Connecticut ... more
Connecticut is a small state, but its regions are distinct, especially to the locals who reside in them. Fairfield County, closest to New York, bustles with traffic and commuters to the city, while Litchfield Hills is home to the rolling hills and forests that give way to the Berkshires in Massachusetts. Central Connecticut, the River Valley, is divided by the Connecticut River, and locals are particular about whether or not they live west or east of the river. Mystic County covers the eastern part of the state, bordering Rhode Island and much of the Connecticut seashore, along with Greater New Haven, home to the Shoreline towns and Yale University.

Many of the state's best attractions are places enjoyed outdoors: its rolling terrain and its long coastline with miles of beaches overlooking the Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Connecticut has a rich history that includes celebrated authors, Native Americans, New England patriots and a seafaring life, and visitors can learn more through various museums and cultural attractions. Of course, if history and scenery don't do it for you, there is always the world's largest collection of PEZ dispensers!

Written by Lissa Poirot less

Connecticut Planning & Tips
Traveling Family with Baby

Your personal family vacation planning starts now

Get expert advice, handpicked recommendations, and tips for your family all year round!