|CONNECTICUT - NORTH WEST REGION
Dividing up what most people would consider a small region
to begin with into smaller areas may seem like splitting
hairs. But, the diversity of this region demands attention
to each of the exciting and entertaining locations which
will be calling you during your Connecticut stay.
- Central Connecticut & New Britain The small town
life enjoyed by all Americans from our very beginnings
through the 1950s is still a "way of life" in
this area. Halfway between Boston and New York City, you
can visit almost anything this entire country has to offer
in this microcosm of America. Flea markets, county fairs,
arts festivals, museums, working farms, small towns, modern
cities. All of these can be found in in Central Connecticut.
The greatest attraction of the area is that its rural nature
offers you the relaxation which the demands of modern life
require as a component of any vacation. However, you can
easily balance the quiet times with the fun and excitement
which are within a short drive of your hideaway. Base your
vacation in the great city of New Britain or just outside
the city limits and everything is within your reach.
- Housatonic Valley & Bridgewater/Danbury Small towns,
historic villages, and quaint shops dot the scenery as
you drift through the past in the Housatonic Valley. Enjoy
the quiet of country life all day - stop for some traditional
fare at an in on one of the picturesque back roads, do
some antiquing and enjoy the sunset over the rolling hills.
The head into the Bridgewater/Danbury area for world-class
dining and exciting nightlife. Return to your country inn
for the evening or stay in one of the fine hotels in town
and spend the day at some of the great museums and other
attractions in town and treat yourself to some great shopping
including some of the local and national factory outlets
well-represented in the area.
- Litchfield Hills This area is true "New England".
The working and preserved farms give way to the rolling
hills. As you wind through the hills and begin your ascent
into the mountain area, you can stop for a swim or a picnic
or just a stroll around one of the many mountain lakes
and streams nestled in some of the best cared-for state
parks in the land. Covered bridges, which draw tourists,
photographers and artists from all over the world, span
the streams and rivers which lead into the small towns
and villages where the bandstand on the village green promises
an evening concert after enjoying a home-cooked meal at
one of the many great restaurants. Then retire to one of
the ancient inns or B&Bs which flourish in the area
for a truly relaxing, old-fashioned getaway.
- Waterbury Region A major city surrounded by incredible
New England countryside. Who could ask for more! Truly
the best of all worlds, this area is like getting a taste
of everything New England has to offer in one convenient
area. Museums, theatre, shopping, musical entertainment
all await you in the city. To get away from it all, just
drive out a few miles and you'll find yourself in the heart
of the best of what New England has to offer.