CONNECTICUT'S NEW VACATION GUIDE
PROVIDES IDEAS FOR 52 GETAWAY WEEKENDS
HARTFORD, Conn., March 27, 2002 -- The Connecticut Office of Tourism has
published its new Connecticut Vacation Guide 2002, available free
by calling 1-800-CT-BOUND (1-800-282-6863). This user-friendly, fact- and
photo-filled guide is designed to make trip planning easy with suggestions for
"52 Great Getaways" dotted throughout the guide. These getaways give
step-by-step themed itinerary suggestions with an illustration that demonstrates
the easy proximity of each segment.
The Connecticut Vacation Guide 2002 divides Connecticut into
regional tourism districts with maps and "Don't Miss" experiences for
each area. A highway map, as well as public transportation and a comprehensive
list of places to stay are also featured in each section. Connecticut's
deep-rooted history, in art and culture, can be explored on trails such as
Connecticut's Wine Trail, Impressionist Art Trail and Freedom Tail that are
highlighted in the Vacation Guide.
A comprehensive listing highlights statewide fairs, antique shows and
festivals, ranging from the upcoming Daffodil Festival in Meriden (April 27-28)
and the Lobsterfest in Mystic (May 25-17), to the International Festival of Arts
& Ideas in New Haven (June 13 -30) and the Subfest 2002 in Groton (July 4 -
7). The guide also includes discount coupons to main attractions.
As Connecticut is blessed with an abundance of beauty and natural splendor,
an entire section dedicated to the great outdoors includes information on state
forests and parks, including the re-opening of Gillette Castle State Park,
camping, biking tours and trails, fishing, scenic plane rides, boating,
ballooning, skiing and many more surprising activities in the full of surprises
For personalized vacation getaways, travelers are also encouraged to visit
the state on the Web at www.ctbound.org
where details on all "52 Getaways" suggestions are available.
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