Planning your trip to Connecticut

 
LA Times | Travel
 

From LAX, nonstop service to Hartford is offered on Southwest. Connecting service (change of planes) is offered on United, Northwest, Delta, US Airways, American and Continental, Restricted round-trip fares begin at $238. WHERE TO STAY Mayflower Inn & Spa, P.O. Box 1288, Washington; (860) 8...


By Rosemary McClure // 07.17.09
 

From LAX, nonstop service to Hartford is offered on Southwest. Connecting service (change of planes) is offered on United, Northwest, Delta, US Airways, American and Continental, Restricted round-trip fares begin at $238.

WHERE TO STAY

Mayflower Inn & Spa, P.O. Box 1288, Washington; (860) 868-9466, www.mayflowerinn.com. Rates from $550 per night.

Winvian, 155 Alain White Road, Morris; www.winvian.com. Rates from $750 per night; all-inclusive rate is $1,250 for two.

The Boulders, East Shore Road, (Route 45) New Preston; (860) 868-0541, www.bouldersinn.com. Rates from $365 per night.

Simsbury 1820 House, 731 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury; (800) 879-1820, www.simsbury1820house.com. Rates from $139 per night.

The Inn at Stonington, 60 Water St., Stonington; (860) 535-2000, www.innatstonington.com. Rates from $190 per night.

Bee and Thistle Inn & Spa, 100 Old Lyme St., Old Lyme; (860) 434-1667, www.beeandthistleinn.com. Rates from $150 per night.

The Copper Beech Inn, 46 Main St., Ivoryton; (888) 809-2056, www.copperbeechinn.com. Rates from $195 per night.

The Griswold Inn, 36 Main St., Essex; (860) 767-1776, www.griswoldinn.com. Rates from $100 per night.

WHERE TO EAT

G.W. Tavern, 20 Bee Brook Road, Washington Depot; (860) 868-6633, www.gwtavern.com. Summer dining on a flagstone patio; winter dining before a floor-to-ceiling fieldstone fireplace. Eclectic menu includes beef, chicken, salmon and locally raised game. Entrees $12.50 to $23.

Good News Café, 694 Main St. South, Woodbury; (203) 266-4663, www.good-news-cafe.com. Health-conscious food in a colorful café setting. Seafood, salads, pastas and comfort foods. Entrees $19 to $27.

The Pantry, 5 Titus Road, Washington Depot; (860) 868-0258. Rub shoulders with celebrities at this kitchen shop and gourmet store that also serves salads, sandwiches, chili and pizzas. Sandwiches around $7.

TO LEARN MORE

Connecticut Office of Tourism, (888) CTVISIT (288-4748), www.ctvisit.com.