Kip Bergstrom: Connecticut and our coastline – still revolutionary

Connecticut recently announced a new marketing campaign, “still revolutionary.”   The campaign proudly nods to the state’s historic past, but most importantly, seeks to highlight and remind us of all the revolutionary ideas, people and places that are very much a part of Connecticut’s culture today.  The Long Island Sound is one of those places.

Unlike many other waterfront destinations around the country that are built up with amusement parks and large-scale attractions, our coastline is dotted with villages, towns and small cities that are full of cultural treasures: art museums, theaters, historic districts, science centers and aquariums and vibrant neighborhoods.

Our new campaign, designed to attract tourists as well as residents to the state this summer, features imagery from these extraordinary destinations and more from around the state, including numerous shots of Connecticut’s beautiful coastline and shores – from Hammonasset Beach State Park and Meigs Point to Mystic Seaport, along with aerial shots of Long Island Sound.

This summer is the perfect opportunity to see, explore, discover and re-discover these cultural treasures and hidden gems. Bring a friend or a loved one and take a sail on the Sound, dock your fishing boat for a picnic, check out a historic schooner at the Mystic Seaport, enjoy dinner for two with breathtaking views of gentle waves – there’s something for everyone in Connecticut.  That’s what being still revolutionary is all about.


Be sure to stop by for trip ideas or check out our Facebook page for daily updates on events and activities for all ages, all summer long.

Kip Bergstrom is the deputy commissioner for the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development

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