Connecticut may be America’s second smallest state, but it’s a great place to start your adventure. An RV rental will not only allow you to explore the surprisingly numerous attractions of this diminutive state but also extend your trip into the rest of New England and beyond. Explore Connecticut’s coastline to discover picturesque seaside villages, head west to wend your way through the rural delights of the Litchfield region, or embark on an east coast odyssey - thanks to the flexibility of RV travel, you can do any or all of these. The choice is yours.
The New England coastline is famed for its maritime history and quaint seaside villages, and Connecticut’s coast is certainly no exception. Drive your RV Rental to the southeast corner of the state and you’ll find the Mystic region, one of New England’s most popular tourist destinations. Heading to the Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration is a perennial favourite for kids and adults alike, thanks to its ever-popular beluga whales and strong focus on marine life rehabilitation. Others may choose to connect with Mystic’s maritime heritage by taking a cruise on the Argia, a replica 19th century schooner. And Mystic seaport isn’t the only place in the region worth a visit. While you’re in the area, make sure to drop by New London, home to Ocean Beach Park - rated by National Geographic Traveler as one of America’s best New England beaches, this is a great place to spend a leisurely day with the family playing in the sand and waves. Of course, these are some of the state’s most popular spots but with a motorhome rental, you can easily head for significantly less crowded (but no less charming) coastal destinations of your own choosing.
Rural paradise in Connecticut
A lot has been said about New England’s seaside, and rightly so, but don’t let that blind you to the possibilities of an inland campervan rental journey. If you head west instead of south, you’ll soon discover the Litchfield region. Trade seafood and maritime history for rolling farmland, vineyards, wineries and antique shopping. This is the perfect holiday destination for those who wish to escape the rat race and take life at a slower pace, savoring each bucolic vista as it unveils itself. Oenophiles will find themselves in heaven following the Connecticut Wine Trail - although you’ll find tremendous variety in the kinds of wine produced here, keep your eye out for Cabernet Franc, St. Croix, Pinot Gris and Seyval Blanc, as these are specialties of the region. If wine isn't really your thing, perhaps a trip to the Housatonic River may be more to your taste. Whether you opt for a peaceful rafting trip, stopping for a picnic lunch along the way, or are merely interested in the solitary serenity of a spot of fishing, this beautiful river provides plenty of opportunities for relaxation.
Ranging further afield with a Connecticut RV rental
Once you’ve had the chance to explore Connecticut’s seaside villages and charming countryside, it may be time to strike out for new horizons. Many RV travelers use this state as a launching point for an exploration of the wider New England area. Heading down from Middletown to New London and then onward east and north through Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine is a traditional favorite for those who love seafood, history and the fresh smell of salt sea air. Connecticut is also perfectly positioned to allow RV vacationers to head across into New York state or shoot down into Pennsylvania. In fact, all of America’s northeast is at your fingertips with a motorhome - even Washington DC is less than a full day’s drive away.
Pick up your Connecticut RV rental from Middletown and an entire world of exciting experiences will be just around the corner!