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HARTFORD, CT, April 1, 2004 - As more Americans are searching for quick getaways, Connecticut - a state full of surprises - is the perfect choice for travelers seeking American history, great art, outdoor recreation, big-city and small town diversions, pastoral scenes and memorable dining. With so much for travelers to experience, the Connecticut Tourism Division of the Commission on Arts, Tourism, Culture, History and Film has published its Connecticut 2004 Vacation Guide, which is now available free by calling 1-800-CT-BOUND (1-800-282-6863) or logging onto www.ctbound.org.

The 2004 Vacation Guide is visually exciting and easy to read with more than 136 photographs, and is segmented with specific interests for travelers, including: Romantic Getaways, Family Fun, Cultural Heritage, and Active Adventure.

This year's Vacation Guide also reflects the five newly created tourism districts and their distinctive offerings: Central (Hartford and Heritage River Valley), Eastern (Mystic Places and Quiet Corner), Northwestern (Litchfield Hills and Waterbury), South Central (Greater New Haven) and Southwestern (Coastal Fairfield).

In addition to the spectacular photos and special interest sections, the guide also includes a sampling of 52 Getaways, new walking tour maps, discount coupons, and a Major Events and Outdoor Activities sections.

For additional getaway ideas, travelers are encouraged to visit www.ctbound.org and click onto one of the 52 Getaways or Specials - a one-stop resource guide that highlights great savings on fantastic package deals in Connecticut and includes options to create a personalized itinerary.

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Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism
Ed Dombroskas
Tourism Division Director
Tel: (860) 270-8075
E-mail: edward.dombroskas@po.state.ct.us


Relax, Rejuvenate & Reconnect

  1. What better way to relax than checking into any one of Connecticut's luxurious hotels along the shoreline or a cozy B&B?
  2. Pamper yourself with a visit to the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa in Groton Marriott, I-95 Exit 88,
  3. or a visit to the Spa at Norwich Inn on Rte. 32. Spend a day with a round of golf.
  4. Once relaxed and rejuvenated, visit...

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