If you've been thinking about a holiday in the US, there are ample cheap flights to Connecticut available through your search engine. Hartford, the capital of Connecticut is about 19 kilometres from Bradley International Airport, which hosts flights from many international destinations. There are business facilities and free Wi-Fi in this modern airport, as well as a Skycap service for the disabled.
Car rental counters, ATM's and money exchange counters can be found in arrivals, along with hotel bookings, information kiosks and duty free shops. Transfers to the city are available via limousine, taxi or the local bus service.
Connecticut's public transport system is rather limited, so if you want to see the whole state, the best way is to hire a car. For travel around Hartford, you'll find an excellent free bus service, the Star Shuttle, which connects the riverfront to downtown. Taxis and bus services are available in the major towns, and Amtrak have a presence there, though rail services are limited.
There are two ferry services linking Connecticut with Long island, and if you hired a car online when you paid for your airfare to Connecticut, USA, it's possible to take it with you to check out the island.
Enjoy a day out on the Essex Steam Train and River Boat ride and see the Connecticut River from both sides of the tracks before catching the latest theatre production at the Goodspeed Opera House, in East Haddam. If the kids are bored, take them to the Nature's Art Discovery Dinosaur Park, and you'll find it's not only the young ones who are entertained by the numerous interactive attractions.
Hartford is in the centre of Connecticut, and the amazing science museum is well worth a visit, as is Mark Twain's historic residence, or if you're feeling lucky, Foxwoods or the Mohegan Sun casinos are located in the east of the state.
There are malls in all major locations in Connecticut, so wherever you choose to go there, you'll find something that suits you. Mystic has great trendy shopping, or if you'd like a gift for someone special, Greenwich hosts the world famous Tiffany's. Hartford and Danbury have more traditional shopping centres, but for an exciting diversion try the Bethlehem flea markets for antiques and curios of all kinds.
The Griswold Inn in Essex has served everyone from George Washington to Robert De Niro, so why not stop for ale on your tour of Connecticut's diverse nightlife. The Mohegan Sun Cabaret Theatre in Uncaville offers spectacular shows and comedy performances, and if you're a fan, have a drink in Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville while you're there. You'll be glad you searched for cheap flights to Connecticut after you sample the friendly atmosphere that this state has to offer.