Connecticut, which is also known as “The Constitution State”, “The Provisions State”, “The Nutmeg State” and “The Land of Steady Habits”, has transformed itself into one of the most popular tourists destinations recently.
According to an article published in the Bulletin in 2015, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy revealed that state tourism had evolved in the past few years into a $14 billion industry, with growth of over 12% in visits to leading attractions during the summer months of 2015, as compared to 2014.
There was an increase of 3.7% in occupancy in the state, which was higher than the improvement of 1.7% recorded nationally. So, if you are planning a vacation, Connecticut certainly seems like an interesting option.
4 Places You Must Visit in CT
1. West River
A treat for nature lovers, West River is one of the most beautiful places in the state. You can experience serenity from Edgewood Park to West Memorial Park. This area is also used as the training ground by the famous rowing team of Yale University. It is surrounded by 200 acres of park land, which is quite popular among tourists. You can participate in activities like crabbing and fishing in the river.
2. Silver Sands State Park
Located very close to the stunning Walnut Beach, Silver Sands State Park offers you a chance to experience Connecticut at its best. You can participate in a wide range of activities, such as swimming at Long Island Sound or visiting the bird sanctuary of Charles Island.
When the tides are low at Charles Islands, you can also see heron and egret rookeries. At the bird sanctuary, you can expect to see birds like the snowy owl and rough-legged hawk.
3. Wadsworth Falls State Park
Also known as Wadsworth Falls, this state park is one of the most beautiful natural locations in Connecticut. The fall is a hike of roughly 1.5 miles from the main entrance but offers a scenic view from a height of 30 feet. The trek is not too difficult either and you'll find many places to rest. The park itself has several picnic and swimming facilities. You can also enjoy a cook out there too.
According to experts at Panorama Bus Tours, Greenwich Avenue is a must visit for everyone who loves to shop. The largest town on Connecticut's Gold Coast, it is named after a borough in London.
It was previously rated as the best place to live in the United States. Greenwich also hosts 'The Greenwich International Film Festival', which is a very popular event. You can also visit the Bruce Museum and Audubon Center here.
There are many other places worth visiting in Connecticut, such as The Submarine Force Museum, Mystic Seaport, Gillette Castle Park, etc. So, check out what you are interested in and prepare your itinerary well in advance so that you don’t miss out on anything. If you are travelling with your family or in a group, book your transport before leaving home for a stress free experience.