South West

– Coastal Fairfield Fairfield County is the destination for the tourist who would like to stay busy! As you travel up the coast from Manhattan, you’ll pass through the bedroom communities of the big apple from Greenwich to Bridgeport, each with it’s own flavor and personality. The beaches which line Long Island Sound are some of the finest in the country – in the world, actuatlly – and they are only one of the reasons so many are attracted to the area. The towns along the shore and those just a short drive inland represent an unprecedented combination of big city sophistication with small town tradition. The colleges, museums, theatre groups, malls and sports teams of the towns and cities form a dividing line between the fine fishing, boating and swimming to the south and the backroads warmth of true Yankee hospitality to the north. And in the summer, there are an unprecedented number of special events – over 1000 at last count – from arts festivals to the P.T. Barnum Festival, from parades to sea food festivals and everything else in between. You’re guaranteed a great time in this area on any day you visit.

– Greater New Haven As you travel up the coast, you’ll find that it’s all topped off with the great city of New Haven. The home of the ancient ivy league Yale University, this historic city offers outstanding opportunities to explore the best of what Connecticut has to offer – a great intellectual community brimming with museums and libraries, classical music and theatre, historical sites, great international cuisine and a lively club and pop music scene. It’s all here in New Haven and just a hop, skip and jump away are the great beaches on one side and the quaint countryside on the other. A perfect place to see and experience everything one looks for in a New England vacation.