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.
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