Cheap flights to Connecticut

Located in northeastern USA, Connecticut was named after the Mohican/Algonquin Indian word for ‘long tidal river’ (which should tell you something about its landscape). Bordered by Rhode Island, New York and Massachusetts, Connecticut is the second smallest state in the region of New England and its southernmost. Despite its unimpressive size, though, this little state has great natural beauty to offer: a large percentage of its area of about 5,000 square miles is open land, and one can find valleys, plains, hills, forests, beaches, inland lakes and of course rivers within it.

Despite New England’s reputation for harsh weather, Connecticut actually boasts a relatively mild, pleasant climate, making it one of the best places in the country for outdoor activities and sports.

Getting around

Connecticut’s roads and highways are plentiful and well-developed, so one of the best ways to get around is by rental vehicle (which would also give you the flexibility to stop for a photo op whenever you want.) Otherwise, public buses are also available within individual towns and cities. For inter-city travel, train services (Amtrak or Shore Line East Commuter Rail Services) are recommended.

What to see and do

One of Connecticut’s most valued possessions, the Long Island Sound, is a definite must-see for tourists. An estuary at the mouth of the Connecticut River (where the river’s freshwater mixes with the saltwater of the Atlantic Ocean), Long Island Sound boasts 250 miles of coast as well as thousands of species of fish, bird and invertebrate. A thriving ecosystem, the Sound not only supports plant, animal and human life but is also beautiful enough to have been featured in not one but two Hollywood movies; it is the host of Camp Half-Blood, the demigod training facility of Percy Jackson & the Olympians, and also serves as cinematic backdrop for the Great Gatsby. Perfect for boating, fishing, sunbathing, people-watching, or even as an educational field trip with the little ones, the Sound’s numerous nature centres and aquariums provide a fun and engaging means of learning about nature and biology.

But no trip to Connecticut is complete without a visit to the river that gave it its name. The immense Connecticut river - the longest in New England - cuts neatly through the state (almost bisecting it) and acts as a flowing connection between different towns and cities. Spend a day at the amazingly beautiful Connecticut River Valley for some heavenly scenery, and have fun with your family or friends boating, hiking, camping or fishing in this little slice of paradise.

Flights to Connecticut

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