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When you think about a getaway, Connecticut may not be the first destination that comes to mind. However, with its expansive coastline, proximity to major cities like New York and Boston, and an abundance of local charm, a getaway to the Nutmeg State may be exactly what you need. There’s plenty to do too, from visiting a museum filled with ancient ships in Mystic to exploring the hallowed halls of Yale University, hiking exhilarating waterfalls or walking in the footsteps of Mark Twain. Lodgings too span a wide range; from food-centric historic inns to quirky cottages, and stately waterfront hotels, there’s a place for every taste and budget. They take in a fun choice array of lodgings, from ‘chambers’ to a helicopter, by way of centuries-old small inns, luxe hotels offering yacht excursions and boutique B&Bs. Whether you prefer the tranquility of a wooded hideaway, beachside bliss, or staying in the lap of luxury, here are the best hotels this southern New England state has to offer.