HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Connecticut Office of Tourism unveiled its new 2014 Official Connecticut Visitors Guide, available for planning vacations, getaways and outings in Connecticut throughout the coming year. The Visitors Guide is a comprehensive travel resource for the state featuring a colorful depiction of its destination regions, neighborhoods, historical sites, visual and performing arts venues, cultural happenings, family and outdoor events and attractions, hotels and inns, restaurants and so much more. The Visitors Guide is available for free at www.CTvisit.com and at Connecticut's six Welcome Centers throughout the state. An interactive version of the Visitors Guide is also available.
"The popular Connecticut Visitors Guide is filled with helpful information for traveling around and experiencing the state as told through stories, insiders' tips, recommendations and vivid images," said Randy Fiveash, director of the Connecticut Office of Tourism. "This guide will give visitors a flavor of Connecticut's character and personality that is embodied in our 'still revolutionary' brand, which celebrates the blend of Connecticut's historic past with the constant presence of innovation and change. Connecticut is celebrated for its rich New England history and natural beauty, but the unexpected discoveries travelers find here will make their travel experience even more memorable."
The 2014 Connecticut Visitors Guide is ideal for families, couples, groups and individuals interested in discovering or rediscovering Connecticut. The 116-page guide offers a detailed index of attractions and a state map. Designed to inspire and spark travelers' imaginations, the Visitors Guide is organized by interest area and also by Connecticut's five travel-destination regions.
By Interest Area:
An Insider's Guide to Arts & Culture – Where do Connecticut art and culture experts go for art and culture? From hidden gems to well-known venues, their top picks for theaters, galleries, museums, performing arts and more are revealed.
A Cool Couple's Escape – Revolutionize your relationship by escaping for a romantic getaway to any of Connecticut's regions. From casino nights, outdoor adventures, country inns and antiques to contemporary art and architecture, spas and trendy new hotels, Connecticut has romance covered.
Child's Play – With so many family-friendly activities, Connecticut is fun for kids any time of year. It's all here – amusement parks, zip line adventures, skiing, sleigh rides, corn mazes, water parks, beaches, dinosaur parks and children's museums.
Living History – Relive Connecticut's historical past today with visits to period historic homes, stately museums and notable landmarks, all filled with rich New England history. You'll learn about Connecticut's revolutionary past – and present.
Connecticut Harvest – From serious foodies to traditional diners or somewhere in between, visitors with an appetite for the delicious will be pleasantly surprised by the array of food choices throughout the state. There's farm-to-table dining, vegetarian restaurants, seafood roadside stands, burger places, bistros, pizzerias – the list goes on and on.
By Air, By Land, By Sea – Find your outdoor passion in Connecticut! Is it zip-lining, bicycling, hiking or boating? Are you exhilarated by skydiving, horseback riding or tubing? Connecticut's got it all.
By Connecticut Region:
Fairfield County – Shopping, Dining and Amusing Museums Along the Coast
Greater New Haven – Pick Your Passion in this Hub of Entertainment
Litchfield Hills – Winding Roads through Scenic Getaways & Colonial Villages
River Valley – Colorful History Anchors Charm-Filled Towns Along the River
Mystic Country – Seafaring Villages & The Unspoiled Countryside are a Backdrop for Gaming Getaways
For a copy of the 2014 Official Connecticut Visitors Guide, go to www.CTvisit.com or call 1-888-CTvisit.
About The Connecticut Office of Tourism
In 2012, Connecticut's Office of Tourism (COT), a division of the Department of Economic and Community Development, launched a new state brand identity, still revolutionary, a strategic marketing initiative designed to build pride among residents and bolster the state's reputation as a business and tourism destination. Connecticut is home to fine dining and entertainment, serene beaches and hiking trails, historic treasures and world class museums. To obtain more information about Connecticut tourism or plan your next trip, visit www.CTvisit.com or call 1-888-CTvisit.
2014 Official Connecticut Visitors Guide: http://www.ctvisit.com/getawayguide
SOURCE Connecticut Office of Tourism