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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 state.

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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Spas by the Sea

  1. Spend a weekend at one of Connecticut's seaside spas. Tone up your body (and your attitude) at By the Sea Inn and Spa in Branford,
  2. Waters Edge Resort in Westbrook,
  3. Saybrook Point Inn & Spa in Old Saybrook,
  4. the Elizabeth Arden Red Doo...

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