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Boasting the motto "Still Revolutionary," Connecticut is a hub for historical attractions. Home to the Mark Twain House and Museum, Mystic Seaport, and quaint towns, Connecticut is among the quintessential New England states. Connecticut residents are known as Connecticuters, Connecticutians, or Nutmeggers. | Read more below »

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New Britain Rock Cats vs. Erie SeawolvesNew Britain, CT New Britain StadiumJul 31, 2014
Thu 7:05PM
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Gathering of the VibesBridgeport, CT Seaside Park - CTAug 01, 2014
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New Britain Rock Cats vs. Erie SeawolvesNew Britain, CT New Britain StadiumAug 01, 2014
Fri 7:05PM
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Gathering of the VibesBridgeport, CT Seaside Park - CTAug 02, 2014
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Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line & Tyler FarrHartford, CT Xfinity Theatre (formerly Comcast Theatre)Aug 02, 2014
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New Britain Rock Cats vs. Erie SeawolvesNew Britain, CT New Britain StadiumAug 02, 2014
Sat 7:05PM
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Panic! At the Disco & Walk The MoonUncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena - CTAug 02, 2014
Sat 7:30PM
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Sammy HagarMashantucket, CT The Grand Theater At Foxwoods (formerly MGM Grand Theater At Foxwoods)Aug 02, 2014
Sat 8:00PM
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Gathering of the VibesBridgeport, CT Seaside Park - CTAug 03, 2014
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New Britain Rock Cats vs. Erie SeawolvesNew Britain, CT New Britain StadiumAug 03, 2014
Sun 1:35PM
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Connecticut Sun vs. Chicago SkyUncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena - CTAug 05, 2014
Tue 7:00PM
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Alan JacksonUncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena - CTAug 09, 2014
Sat 7:30PM
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Connecticut Sun vs. Washington MysticsUncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena - CTAug 10, 2014
Sun 4:00PM
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Kiss & Def LeppardHartford, CT Xfinity Theatre (formerly Comcast Theatre)Aug 10, 2014
Sun 7:00PM
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New Britain Rock Cats vs. Bowie BaysoxNew Britain, CT New Britain StadiumAug 13, 2014
Wed 7:05PM
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Tedeschi Trucks BandSimsbury, CT Summer Concerts at Simsbury MeadowsAug 14, 2014
Thu 7:00PM
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New Britain Rock Cats vs. Bowie BaysoxNew Britain, CT New Britain StadiumAug 14, 2014
Thu 7:05PM
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ComiconnBridgeport, CT Webster Bank Arena At Harbor YardAug 15, 2014
Fri 3:00PM
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Connecticut Sun vs. Washington MysticsUncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena - CTAug 15, 2014
Fri 7:00PM
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New Britain Rock Cats vs. Bowie BaysoxNew Britain, CT New Britain StadiumAug 15, 2014
Fri 7:05PM
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Chicago & REO SpeedwagonHartford, CT Xfinity Theatre (formerly Comcast Theatre)Aug 15, 2014
Fri 7:30PM
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Gavin Degraw & Matt NathansonWallingford, CT Toyota Presents The Oakdale TheatreAug 16, 2014
Sat [Time TBA]
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ComiconnBridgeport, CT Webster Bank Arena At Harbor YardAug 16, 2014
Sat 10:00AM
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New Britain Rock Cats vs. Harrisburg SenatorsNew Britain, CT New Britain StadiumAug 16, 2014
Sat 7:05PM
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Keith Urban, Jerrod Niemann & Brett EldredgeHartford, CT Xfinity Theatre (formerly Comcast Theatre)Aug 16, 2014
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Connecticut Guide

Quick Facts

Capital:Hartford
Population:3,590,347
Nicknames:The Constitution State; The Nutmeg State; The Provisions State; The Land of Steady Habits
Resources: Official Website

About

Although Connecticut is the third smallest state in the U.S., its population density is 4th in the entire nation. With towns like bustling Hartford, Bridgeport, and New Haven, Connecticut is no stranger to a large population. Known as being a "wealthy" state, Connecticut does have several towns that are, indeed, affluent, including Greenwich, Fairfield, and Westport. The state is home to various attractings, including the Beardsley Zoo, Mystic Aquarium, Dinosaur State Park, and Gillette Castle.

Sports

Currently, Connecticut does not host any professional sports teams, though most residents get their fix by rooting for nearby teams like the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, or New England Patriots. However, Connecticut hosts an annual PGA Tour golf tournament called teh Travelers Championship and has its own WNBA team, Connecticut Sun. But collegiate sports are undoubtedly the most popular. Connecticut is home to the UConn Huskies men's and women's basketball teams, both of which have won multiple national championships. Its football team has played in the Football Bowl Subdivision since 2002; other Division I sports teams can be found at Yale, Quinnipiac, Fairfield, Central, and Sacred Heart Universities. New Haven hosts "The Game" biennually between Yale and Hartford.

Autumn in Connecticut

Teams include: Connecticut Sun; Bridgeport Bluefish; Bridgeport Sound Tigers; Connecticut Whale; New Britain Rock Cats; UConn Huskies.

Concerts

Connecticut's New Haven Symphony is the fourth oldest orchestra in the U.S., following Chicago, Boston, and New York Philharmonic symphonies. The group first performed back in 1895. Several other musical organizations exist in Connecticut as well, including Connecticut Opera; Norwalk Youth Symphony; Hartford Chorale; and Hartford Symphony Orchestra. The state's universities often host many classical music shows. Most big-name acts, however, stop by the XL Center or Comcast Theatre in Hartford or the Chevrolet Theatre in Wallingford. John Mayer, Liz Phair, Cassie, and MGMT all have roots in Connecticut.

Venues include: XL Center; Chevrolet Theatre; Comcast Theatre; Webster Theatre; Toad's Place; Palace Theater; Mohegan Sun; Foxwoods.

Theater

Local theater has a strong presence in Connecticut, with troops across the state performing musicals, plays, and opera shows. The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts dubs itself "Connecticut's premier performing arts center" — and, indeed, the Bushnell hosts its own annual Broadway season. Shows like Wicked, The Book of Mormon and The Lion King. A few towns away, Palace Theater, located in Waterbury, hosts a Broadway series as well, boasting such productions as Rock of Ages, Elf, and Beauty and the Beast.

Venues include: Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts; Palace Theatre; Goodspeed Opera House; Jorgensen Center at the University of Connecticut in Storrs; Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University; Long Wharf Theatre; Shubert Theatre.

Rose Garden in Hartford

Dining

Because its nestled in New England, it's no surprise that seafood is a prominent food of choice in Connecticut, especially by the shore in the Mystic area. The state is known for a few specific dishes, including: shad and shadbakes; grinders (Subway began in the state); and apizza, a style of Neapolitan pizza common in the New Haven area. Two famously competitive pizza places exist in New Haven: Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana and Sally's Apizza. The feuding restaurants are located on the same street.

Additional Resources: For a list of restaurants, try Connecticut Magazine. For more on Connecticut dining, read up on their cuisine.

Other Attractions

Connecticut has an eclectic mix of things to do and see, including everything from a rose garden in the state's capital to a museum with the full skeleton of a T-Rex in ne Haven. Mohegan and Foxwoods casinos are a huge draw for everything from great food to gambling to overnight stays. The state has art, wine, and food trails. The Maritine Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, Essex Steam Train, and Beardsley Zoo are all popular destinations, especially for families. For something more historical, head to Hartford or New Haven, where you can see everything from Harriet Beecher Stowe's home to Yale University.

Additional Resources: Find information about CT getaways or check out the sites and places to visit.

Transportation

Most in Connecticut travel from place to place via car. CTRides is one organization that offers free community services via Connecticut's Department of Transportation (also known as CT DOT). In larger cities, it's easy to get around using public transit, particularly busses. Currently, a $537 million project is underway to improve highways and public transportation across the state.

Additional Resources: For travel information, the state's official website should be your first stop. For everything else, try CT's DOT.