Connecticut is the quaint southern gateway to New England – a mix of city, country and pretty seaside villages. Beyond the towns populated by New York commuters lie quiet colonial-era villages where much of America’s early history waits to be explored and antique shops abound. The third smallest state in the USA has an interesting literary past. Mark Twain, for example, lived in Hartford, where the Mark Twain House, where he wrote his masterpiece The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in 1884, is still open as a museum.
- Travelationary: Covers basic information about Connecticut geography and economy.
Arrival by car
Speed Limits: Within built-up areas Urban Interstate Highways: 55 mph (88 km/h) Outside built-up areas Rural Interstate Highways (freeways): 65 mph (104 km/h) Intercity Bus: Some Greyhound lines pass through Connecticut en route from New York to Boston.
Arrival by train
Amtrak lines serve Hartford, Mystic, New London, New Haven, Stamford and other Connecticut locations.
Passport and visa regulations
Entry with children
Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.
Greater New Haven Convention & Visitors Bureau
195 Church Street, 14th Floor
US-06510 New Haven, Connecticut
(203) 777 85 50, (800) 332 78 29 (toll free within the US).
http://www.visitnewhaven.org Office of Culture and Tourism Hartford
One Constitution Plaza, 2nd Floor
US-06103 Hartford, Connecticut
(860) 256 28 00 or (800) 446 78 11 (toll free within the US).
http://www.cultureandtourism.org/cct/site/default.asp?cc Discover New England
c/o Get It Across Marketing
(also responsible for Austria and Switzerland)
(0221) 47 67 12 11.
- Usaers: Provides a full list of major rivers and mountains in Connecticut.
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