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Bridgeport

Bridgeport

Bridgeport is the most populous city in the state of Connecticut and is also a port city located on the Long Island Sound at ...

Hartford

Hartford

Located on the banks of Connecticut River, Hartford is the capital city of Connecticut. It is the centre of America's Insurance...

New Haven

New Haven

World famous Ivy League School Yale University thrives in New Haven, the third largest city in Connecticut. Yale is America's t...

Stamford

Stamford

Starting in the late 19th century, New York residents built summer homes on the shoreline, and even back then there were some who ...

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When to visit:
Summer tourist season in Connecticut is serious business for the state, and there are lots of great summer hotspots to enjoy. You’ll be enjoying them with peak-season crowds at peak-season prices, but Connecticut really delivers in the summer.

Off-season visitors will find a lot of places, like restaurants and theaters, closed until summer rolls around again, but on the bright side the prices fall and the crowds thin considerably. In fact, after Labor Day the state empties out to a surprising degree, leaving plenty of space for fall foliage lovers to enjoy Connecticut’s impressive autumn displays.Campers will find a number of reasonably priced campgrounds in the spring and fall, too.

Connecticut Facts:
State Abbreviation: CT

State Capital: Hartford

Largest City: Bridgeport

Area: 5,544 square miles (48th biggest state in the USA)

Connecticut Population: 3,503,604 as of 2004

Major Industries: agriculture, insurance, tourism

Connecticut Rivers: Connecticut River, Housatonic River, and Thames River

Major Lakes: Lake Candlewood

Highest Point: Mt. Frissell - 2380 feet above sea level

Origin of the Name Connecticut: From an Algonquin Indian word "quonehtacut", meaning "long tidal river."

State Nickname: Constitution State

State Motto: He Who Transplanted Still Sustains

State Song: Yankee Doodle