Connecticut Vacations

Named for the river that cuts through this state, Connecticut is a diverse part of New England that boasts beautiful fall foliage and classic East Coast charm. Much of Connecticut is considered part of the New York metropolitan area, making it an ideal location for those working in NYC but unable to live downtown. While its capital, Hartford, has ... Read more
traditionally been a low-income, crime-ridden city, it is starting to rebuild itself; West Hartford is now full of chic shops and restaurants that make for an enjoyable evening out on the town. Of course, another city - New Haven - makes its own name for itself by housing the stately, ivy-draped Yale University.
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Connecticut enjoys a fairly moderate climate year-round with weather that can change in the blink of an eye. In the winter, the whole state is typically covered in snow. However, despite the cold (averaging 26, ... Read more
or -3, in January), there is still plenty to do: ski areas are only quick day trips away from many of Connecticut’s cities. Summers are generally pleasant with occasional heat waves that cause temperatures to soar above 90 (32). Late spring (May and June) and early fall (September and October) are the most mild weather-wise; though autumn’s spectacular changing of the leaves will draw a crowd, especially on the weekends.

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Palo Alto, California

Super peaceful place right next to New York City. It's amazing to see this much nature next to one of the biggest cities in the world.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Really just saw it through the car windows as I was passing through. From what I could see Connecticut seemed nice and quaint. It's supposed to be a nice place to live if you commute into New York City.

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Danbury, Connecticut

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