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Must-See Attractions in Connecticut

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If you’ll be passing through Connecticut this summer, here are a few of the must-see attractions that you aren’t going to want to miss!

For the Thrill Seekers – Lake Compounce Amusement Park
If you are looking for a lot of excitement, make sure you visit Lake Compounce amusement park in Bristol.  As the oldest and longest running amusement park in America, you’ll get to experience a touch of the historic mixed with the thrills of the most modern rides around.  Complete with a water park and several truly entertaining shows, this is an experience you don’t want to miss!

For the Animal Lovers – 2 Amazing Aquariums
Mystic Aquarium has as many fun marine animals as you’d like to see, as well as a HUGE multi-million dollar Titanic exhibition that helps guests step into the shoes of the divers that found the wreckage.  It’s also got tours of ships, Civil War reenactments, and the world’s oldest active wooden ship.  The Maritime Aquarium is just as amazing, but sets itself apart with some breathtaking seal shows, an amazing new research vessel, and the opportunity to touch a shark!

For the Art Fanatics – Yale University
Not only do you get to enjoy walking through this beautiful and historic campus, but you can also see paintings done by Manet, Picasso, van Gogh and more at the Yale University Art Gallery.  Then take a short trip down to the Yale Center for British Art and enjoy the largest collection of British art outside of the United Kingdom.  Can it get any better?  Actually, yes – admission is free!

For those Who Love Discovery – Take a Walk
Finally, for those of you who love discovery, take a walk around town!  There are many stunning, quaint, and upbeat towns that will delight you with unique boutiques, a wide variety of small restaurants, concerts in the park, beautiful scenery, and a classic New England atmosphere.  So keep these towns in mind: West Hartford, New Canaan, New Haven, Chester, Greenwich.  There are so many amazing things to do in Connecticut!  Don’t miss out on any of them, and remember to book your stay at Hotel Zero Degrees!