Iconic yet uncharacteristic, Connecticut’s coastal attributes are a welcomed surprise to even the most seasoned of travelers. An exploration within these communities swiftly reveals a narrative of a new New England, one that is unassuming and full of natural beauty and sophisticated leisure, but also with ample space to safely social distance while exploring. 

And so, it is with great enthusiasm that the announcement of the region’s first destination marketing organization (DMO), ExploreCTShoreline has launched and is fully equipped with all the info for in-the-know travelers’ must-do lists.

“Now more than ever, there’s a need for quick and reliable access to travel information as America re-opens and people begin to navigate how to safely and happily travel again,” said Co-founder Gena Hamilton. “Also now more than ever, these small businesses that have been shuttered due to Covid-19 need the digital support telling the world, “We’re open” that ExploreCTShoreline.com provides.

This stretch of land along the I-95 corridor exudes New England charm with its working harbors and classic town greens while also welcoming newcomers and innovation; even better yet, it hasn’t been cookie-cut to conform to common conventions of quaint. Travelers experience hidden vineyards, historic museums, boutiques, and galleries from Greenwich, known as Connecticut’s Gold Coast, to Mystic Seaport, home to the world’s largest Maritime Museum.

 “ExploreCTShoreline.com delivers the best of Connecticut’s shoreline and coastal communities,” said Co-founder Megan Smith. “Travelers are educated and inspired by vibrant videos and photo galleries that explore events, attractions, accommodations, dining, and our many beautiful beaches and outdoor destinations. They also inform travelers on what to expect in regard to the physical space and social distancing before they arrive.”

ExploreCTShoreline, New England starts here. Please visit ExploreCTShoreline.com to learn more and follow @ExploreCTShoreline on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter. Share your CT Shoreline stories with #CTCoastalCommunities and #NewEnglandStartsHere.

For an update to Connecticut COVID-19 response and latest guidance, please visit: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Covid-19-Knowledge-Base/Latest-Guidance