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25 Reasons Connecticut Is Basically Heaven On Earth

The epitome of classic New England beauty.
05/10/2016 02:18pm ET | Updated June 29, 2016

Whether it's fall, winter, spring or summer, Connecticut is always picturesque. From its idyllic waterfront parks, to the quaint farms in the countryside, to the bustling urban centers, this state has something for everyone. Oh and did we mention it's home to the best pizza in America? NEED WE SAY MORE? Didn't think so.

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Connecticut has the perfect fusion of urban and rural.
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Hartford, CT
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The scenic waterside views and lighthouses are truly one of a kind.
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New Haven, CT
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The fall foliage is postcard-worthy. Seriously. It's the best there is.
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Hartford, CT
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The best pizza in America is located right in New Haven. And YES IT REALLY IS THE BEST OF THE BEST.
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Frank Pepe Pizzeria, New Haven, CT
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Spring comes in full-bloom every year and cherry blossoms line the streets.
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New Haven, CT
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During every holiday season, Connecticut parks become the definition of a winter wonderland.
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New Haven, CT
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White picket fences and old-school colonial constructions give Connecticut neighborhoods a quaint, vintage feel.
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Bridgeport, CT
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There are dozens of breathtaking lakes like Lake Waramaug, or Candlewood Lake, where you can fish, swim, and enjoy the sunset.
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New Preston, CT
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Because Connecticut is on the coast, you're spoiled with some of New England's finest beaches like Silver Sands State Park in Milford and Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme.
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Fairfield, CT
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Some of the most beautiful and prestigious college campuses are in Connecticut like Yale, University of Connecticut, Connecticut College, and Wesleyan.
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New Haven, CT
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Not to mention UCONN has the most successful women's basketball teams in the nation, which obviously ups Connecticut's cool factor by a million.
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Town parks along the Long Island Sound make for the ultimate picturesque weekend stroll.
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Greenwich, CT
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If you ever get bored of the countryside, there are plenty of bustling cities to entertain you like Hartford, New Haven, or Stamford.
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Hartford, CT
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There are gorgeous waterfalls and endless hiking opportunities. Just look at how pretty Enders State Forest is, guys. IT'S BASICALLY THE GARDEN OF EDEN.
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Granby, CT
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You can sail the Long Island Sound.
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Mystic, CT
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You can become a fly fishing master and catch your own dinner, like this duo did in West Cornwall.
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West Cornwall, CT
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All that nautical activity means one thing: AMAZING FRESH SEAFOOD FOR DAYS.
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If anyone doubts Connecticut has a party scene, just take them over to Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods Resort Casino.
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Montville, CT
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There's plenty of historic architecture to feast your eyes on, like Saint Michael's in Litchfield.
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Litchfield, CT
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There are endless landmarks to see, like the Connecticut State Capitol building, and historic sights dating back to the 1600s.
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Hartford, CT
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Let's not forget that the fictional town in "Gilmore Girls" is based in Connecticut. That's reason enough to love the state.
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Red barns and farmland make for a quaint escape from town if you're looking for a weekend getaway to Kent.
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Kent, CT
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And every other town has a state of the art golf course.
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Fairfield, CT
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Connecticut has plenty of vineyards that offer tastings and samplings for wine enthusiasts to enjoy.
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It's no wonder celebrities like Meryl Streep, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Ron Howard have all chosen to make Connecticut their home. IT'S LITERALLY THAT AMAZING.
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This article has been updated with an older example of Connecticut's historical landmarks.

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