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TRAVEL GUIDE: CONNECTICUT

With fine dining, Appalachian hiking and enough history to make legendary resident Mark Twain proud, Connecticut offers much more than a commute to New York City. Hartford’s world-class convention center attracts business travelers, while the coast draws everyone from luxury lovers to sea goers.

HARTFORD

TOP DESTINATION SPA
Mayflower Inn and Spa
Take control of life by managing your routine. Mayflower Inn and Spa enhances mind, body and spirit by offering tailored programs to enhance a luxurious experience. Whether you want to fill your days with activity or just max out and relax, you're sure to find your best fit.
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Mayflower Inn and Spa



Grant Restaurant
BILLY GRANT'S GRAND NEW SPOT
Grants Restaurant & Bar
This former school was originally converted to an inn in 1920. The mid-20th century saw it fall to disrepair, but it was revitalized in 1992, when its current owners took the reins and fashioned it after the classic country houses of Europe.

STRESSLESS IN THE CITY
72-Hour Vacation in Hartford
The riverside capital that bloomed with the development of America's insurance industry has plenty of ways to entertain for 72 hours. On a long weekend in Hartford, you can come and go with ease, opening up a world of recreational opportunities, from river tubing to tossing the dice.
72-Hour Vacation in Hartford

The Mayflower Inn
STYLISH EAST COAST RETREAT
The Mayflower Inn

This former school was originally converted to an inn in 1920. The mid-20th century saw it fall to disrepair, but it was revitalized in 1992, when its current owners took the reins and fashioned it after the classic country houses of Europe.

COASTAL CONNECTICUT


WHERE THE GRASS IS GREENER
Thomas Henkelmann Homestead Inn

Located in one of the most historic neighborhoods of Greenwich with some of the most expensive real estate in the country, the Homestead Inn can hold its own. Today, there are 19 tasteful chambers on this historic property, along with the famed Thomas Henkelmann restaurant.

GOLD COAST GETAWAY
Delamar Greenwich Harbor Hotel
Perched right on the harbor, steps from the fashionable stores, restaurants and businesses on Greenwich Avenue ("The Rodeo Drive of the East Coast") and just 40 minutes from Manhattan, The Delamar Greenwich Harbor Hotel is Greenwich's one and only waterfront luxury property.

MAKE AN IMPRESSION
Destination: Old Lyme
It is in Old Lyme, a serene inlet at the mouth of the Connecticut River, where early 20th century Impressionist artists sought refuge from the trials of city life. Much of the character that inspired painters over a century ago remains today.

Visit the official Connecticut tourism site

Guides for other parts of the world

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