Connecticut United States
Connecticut is the name of the state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. The neighboring areas include the Rhode Islands in the east, New York to the west and the south, and Massachusetts to the north. Named after the Connecticut River, one of the major rivers in the United States, which also bisect the state, much of the western and the southern part of the state is part of the New York metropolitan area. The capital city of Connecticut is Hartford. It is the 29th most populous cities among the 50 United States. It is also known as the Constitution State, the Nutmeg State and the Land of Steady Habits.
Home to some of the oldest and most fearless leaders, the state’s history and heritage reflects in its buildings that housed the famous personalities of the United States. These heritage sites provide a peek into their lives and their struggles to bring a change in the functioning and the thinking of the society. Visit the Prudence Crandall Museum, which was initially a school that socialist Prudence Crandell had opened for African-American women in 1833. Although she was forced to close the school, the building homes her struggles to bring a reformation in the reception of the African immigrants in the American society.
The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is another such heritage site, which retells the life of the author of the famous book-Uncle Tom’s Cabin-Harriet Beecher. Apart from a rich collection of the author’s memorabilia and other collections and exhibitions, you can also check out the first edition of the author’s works and exclusive collections on women’s history. Some of the other historical sites to visit include:
• Florence Griswold Museum
• Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame
• Hill-Stead Museum
• Henry Whitfield Museum
• Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
• Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
• Mark Twain House & Museum
• Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum
Vacation in Connecticut
Be it a weekend trip, a long drive or a proper vacation with family and friends, the state offers you some of the best locales to relax and rejuvenate after a week-long hectic and tiring work schedule. From adventure sports to unwinding in the cultural hub, the state offers a wonderful time for one and all, barring age group. Some of the best active adventure getaways include hiking the Appalachian trail, biking, bird watching, etc. If you want to spend some healthy time with family and friends, you can opt for a Connecticut Safari, aquatic, the maritime aquarium and the like. Sky-diving, water skiing, sightseeing are some of the other options to unwind.
Dining and shopping is something that you would not like to miss. With shopping getaways where you can squander and splurge, all you have to do is just get in an outlet and shop till you drop. So, be there are enjoy Connecticut with your heart and soul. Explore the unexplored and relive the past.