Connecticut State Travel Guide

North America

Connecticut is located in the northeastern United States. It is the southernmost of the six states that make up the New England region and is bordered by Massachusetts (north), Rhode Island (east), New York (west), and the Atlantic Ocean (south). The state is divided into five regions, namely Southwest, Central, Northwest, Eastern, and South Central.

‘Autumn is the most suitable time to visit this area, as the Indian Summer erupts in full force’

The Northeast of the USA is a region of extremes. The area has an extreme continental climate, with an almost tropical summer and heavy snowfall and cold temperatures well below freezing in the winter. Temperatures can be between -40°C and +40°C in summer and winter! In autumn it is surprisingly warm, when the mercury hovers around 25°C. At night, however, the temperature can drop to freezing.

Best time to travel to Connecticut

Autumn is the most suitable time to visit this area, as the Indian Summer erupts in full force. In Connecticut, the discoloration line arrives around mid-October, and it’s at its busiest, but most beautiful.

Flora and fauna of Connecticut

The mighty maple with its distinctive leaves is most common here, next to red spruce, red pine, eastern hemlock, black birch and tulip poplars. Yet it is not only the trees that provide the necessary atmosphere. What many people forget is that ivy in all species determines a large part of the color of the environment.

Animal life is as varied as there are tree species. The area is home to bears, beavers, squirrels, moose, skunks, wolves, raccoons, coyotes, and red foxes. Whales and seals can also be seen off the coast.

Main Connecticut Cities

The state capital of Connecticut is Hartford. In addition, New Haven (PHOTO BELOW, location of the famous Yale University), Stamford and Bridgeport are some of the major cities in the state.

New Haven, Connecticut

New Haven
Place in the United States
Location of New Haven in Connecticut
Location of Connecticut in the US
County New Haven County
Type of place City
State Connecticut
Coordinates 41° 18′ N, 72° 56′ W
Surface 52.1 km²
– country 48.4 km²
– water 3.7 km²
(2562 inhabitant/km²)
Height 18 m
ZIP code(s) 06501–06540, 6503, 6505, 6507, 6510, 6512, 6515, 6517, 6519, 6522, 6524, 6526, 6528, 6532, 6530, 6536, 6537, 6540, 6501, 6508, 6509, 6513, 6516, 6521, 6533, 6538

New Haven is a city in the US state of Connecticut, in New Haven County. In terms of size, it is the second largest city in this state with 124,791 inhabitants. The surface is 52.6 km 2.

New Haven is home to the well -known Yale University. It is likely that the first hamburger ever served in the lunchroom Louis’ Lunch was served in 1900.

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Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby incorporated and census-designated sites within 10 miles of New Haven.

New Haven

  • Ansonia (13 km)
  • Branford Center (10 km)
  • Derby (14km)
  • East Haven (5 km)
  • Milford (15 km)
  • North Haven (9 km)
  • Orange (9 km)
  • West Harbor (6 km)
  • Woodmont (11 km)

Notable residents of New Haven


  • Jared Ingersoll (1749–1822), politician
  • Charles Goodyear (1800-1860), inventor
  • Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839-1903), physicist
  • Robert Moses (1888–1981), urban planner
  • Quincy Porter (1897–1966), composer, violinist and music educator
  • Alfred Newman (1901-1970), film music composer and conductor
  • George Murphy (1902–1992), actor, dancer and senator
  • Glenna Collett (1903–1989), golfer
  • dr. Spock (1903–1998), pediatrician and author of the book Baby and Child Care
  • Jennison Heaton (1904–1971), bobsleigh and skeleton racer
  • Philip Kapleau (1912–2004), teacher of Zen Buddhism
  • Jack Arnold (1916–1992), director
  • Les Elgart (1917–1995), trumpet player
  • Buddy Morrow (1919–2010), trombonist and bandleader
  • Roberts Blossom (1924–2011), actor and poet
  • Wesley A. Clark (1927–2016), computer developer
  • Sy Johnson (1930-2022), jazz pianist and arranger
  • Dominic Frontiere (1931–2017), composer, arranger and musician
  • George Akerlof (1940), economist and Nobel laureate (2001)
  • George DiCenzo (1940–2010), actor, film producer and film director
  • Steve Wynn (1942), casino and resort developer
  • Vinton Cerf (1943), internet designer and businessman
  • Tony Amendola (1944), actor
  • George W. Bush (1946), 43rd President of the United States (2001-2009) and businessman
  • Richard Carpenter (1946), musician of The Carpenters
  • Jill Eikenberry (1947), actress
  • Karen Carpenter (1950-1983), singer of The Carpenters
  • Lewis Libby (1950), lawyer
  • Michael Bolton (1953), actor, writer and singer
  • Michael G. Moye (1954), screenwriter and television producer
  • Lawrence Summers (1954), economist, professor and politician
  • John Bedford Lloyd (1956), actor
  • Rohn Lawrence (1960-2021), guitarist
  • Craig Mello (1960), geneticist and Nobel laureate (2006)
  • Marcus Giamatti (1961), actor
  • Titus Welliver (1961), actor
  • Kenny Johnson (1963), actor
  • Chris Bruno (1966), actor, film producer and film director
  • Paul Giamatti (1967), actor
  • Liz Phair (1967), singer-songwriter, guitarist and actress
  • Daniel Cosgrove (1970), actor
  • Nolan North (1970), voice actor and actor
  • Stephen Salters (1970), baritone
  • Thomas Sadoski (1976), actor
  • Lauren Ambrose (1978), actress
  • Becki Newton (1978), actress
  • Adam LaVorgna (1981), actor
  • Billy Lush (1981), actor
  • Madeline Zima (1985), actress
  • Alex Deibold (1986), snowboarder
  • Mac Bohonnon (1995), freestyle skier
  • Kiley McKinnon (1995), freestyle skier


  • James Dwight Dana (1813–1895), geologist, mineralogist and zoologist
  • Max Theiler (1899-1972), South African-American virologist
  • Beatrice Tinsley (1941-1981), New Zealand astronomer and cosmologist
  • Cesar Pelli (1926-2019), Argentine architect

Indian Summer in Connecticut

Autumn in New England is a true spectacle. Lower temperatures and shorter days mean that the stately trees in this region shed their billions of leaves.

But not before the forests give away a spectacular color show, from juicy green to the most dazzling variations of yellow, brown, red and orange. There are several scenic routes through Connecticut, of which Route 49 and State Scenic Highway 169 deserve special mention.

Colonial Connecticut

New England is nationally known for its rich colonial history, in the form of many historic monuments and attractions. Connecticut also exudes the atmosphere of the eighteenth century with appropriate pride. Anyone who likes ostentatious costumes, architecture and staged battles will feel at home here.

Historic Route 1 door Connecticut

One of the oldest roads in America – Historic Route 1 – runs for a large part through Connecticut. With towns and villages such as Stamford, Bridgeport, Mystic – from the film of the same name with Julia Roberts – and New Haven along the way, in combination with the rugged coastline and the splashing seawater, this is a ride like no other.