Connecticut’s Hidden Gems

Connecticut is known for…well that’s the thing Connecticut isn’t known for much, but here are a few reasons the Constitution State is pretty cool:

Pizza

Most people know New York style and Chicago Deep Dish, but if you haven’t had New Haven Style then you are missing out on some of the best pizza in the world.  Yes the world.  New Haven style is thin crust, slightly thinner than New York style but it still maintains enough of the softness that it doesn’t feel like you are eating a cracker.  It’s so unique and so good that if you haven’t hit the road yet, go to New Haven for a slice of heaven with sauce and cheese.

Soda

Speaking of food, not much goes better with pizza than a cold soda?  Nothing.  Connecticut is known for Foxon Park sodas, an indie soda label producing the best sodas in the Northeast.  They have a white birch beer (think a sweeter root beer) that will knock your socks off.

Yale

Okay sure, U Conn might be the cool school for sports, but for smarts there is no better place than this Ivy League university.  The grounds are beautiful and have the collegiate feel that one feels is necessary for a proper college experience.  It also has some pretty cool grads like Jodi Foster, Bill Clinton, Than Merrill of FortuneBuilders, and Nathan Hale, the first American spy.

Mystic Aquarium

When you think Connecticut, you may not think marine life, but the Mystic Aquarium is breath taking (or breath-holding in this case).  Featuring lots of arctic underwater animals, this aquarium is a lot of fun and has activities for the whole family.  It’s a great day trip you won’t want to miss, and the unique look at mainly arctic animals is not an aquarium usual.

The Peace and Quiet

Connecticut is known for being boring, not because it is, but because it’s a great place to raise a family and have a life that’s not encompassed by the hustle and bustle of a city.  If you want to be near work, fun activities, but have the quiet life as well, then try good old CT.

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