Ashlawn Farm Coffee - Artist captures barn on canvas - Old Lyme CT

Old Lyme CT: Birthplace of American Impressionism

WHY GO: Morning fog transforms the landscape into the hazy tableau of an impressionist painting in the very place considered the Birthplace of American Impressionism, Old Lyme CT. In the late 1890’s widow Florence Griswold opened her home to American artists fresh from studying in France. Thus, the country’s first …

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Fairfield University Art Museum Bellarmine Hall

Fairfield CT: Art and History on the Connecticut Coast

WHY GO: Fairfield CT, home to Fairfield University, is not a “classic” tourist town, but that’s what we love about it. Sometimes, and in this case, off-the-beaten-path is a big win for those hoping to avoid crowds and discover something new. Historically, Fairfield and neighboring Southport CT have much in …

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Best Under the Radar Things to Do in Connecticut

Scan any “Best Things to Do In CT” list and you’re sure to find the usual suspects: Mystic Seaport; Mystic Aquarium, Philip Johnson’s Glass House, Mark Twain House, Norwalk Maritime Center; and Gillett Castle. Of course, many travelers already know about those high-profile attractions. So, given our propensity to find …

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New London, Groton And Niantic CT: Go Nuclear

WHY GO: Morning fog envelopes New London CT like smoke from Benedict Arnold’s deadly fires.  In 1781 America’s most noted turncoat led British troops on a raid that left this naval stronghold in cinders, destroying ships, homes and shops.  A hundred and twenty years later, a young playwright Eugene O’neill …

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Downtown Chester CT on Connecticut River Getaway

Connecticut River Towns: Chester CT to Haddam CT – Charming Towns Just Six Miles Apart

WHY GO: Performing, fine and culinary artists, as well as clothing and building designers, have been drawn to the mesmerizing Connecticut River for centuries, and after indulging in this Getaway – to Chester, Haddam and East Haddam –  you’ll see why. Some of the best artists and chefs in the …

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Late Fall at Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth CT on a Romantic Getaways in New England

57 Surprisingly Romantic Getaways in New England

“Romantic Escape” may not leap to mind when you come across some of the travel destinations on our list of romantic getaways in New England. But the following 55 ideas might just open your eyes to new places to explore together. From snug B&B’s to urban hotels, revitalized cities, and …

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