A Connecticut vacation isn't complete without seeing the beautiful Atlantic coast, especially in the summer months. Take advantage of the spaciousness of a beach vacation home rental found here for your trip. Walk along the miles of sandy beach at Hammonasset Beach State Park or relax on a cruise around the Thimble Islands.
Explore the days of seafaring's past in Mystic Seaport, or check out the 3,500 aquatic creatures in the Mystic Aquarium. For a more daring outing, try your hand at the largest gaming facility in the world, Foxwoods Resort Casino. Tour the campus of Yale University in New Haven, and explore the art galleries on the grounds. For a historical learning experience, visit the Amistad, the famous slave ship whose captives fought back to gain their freedom. In the state's largest city, Bridgeport, don't forget to stop by the Beardsley Zoo, (and the carousel, too). Or stroll Greenwich Avenue and enjoy some small-town hospitality.
An alternative to a beach getaway is a vacation home rental at one of Connecticut's Lakes. Lakeville and Red Cedar Lake are both perfect ways to enjoy all that New England culture has to offer. In the winter, Connecticut has a several smaller Alpine ski areas where families can enjoy a day of skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing at prices that will fit a budget. New England makes a great vacation destination all year round. Search for your ideal Connecticut vacation home rental right here on for Getaway.com.