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    29 Reasons Connecticut Is The Most Underrated State

    Don't sleep on CT.

    1. Since Connecticut is small in size, sometimes people fail to realize how awesome it actually is.

    2. CT is technically a part of New England but is also close to New York, so when you live there or are visiting, you really get the best of both worlds.

    3. And within the state itself, there are beautiful cities like Hartford and New Haven that sit next to gorgeous small towns in the countryside.

    4. It's the only state in the whole country where you can eat delicious pizza from Sally's, Pepe's, BAR, and Colony Pizza.

    5. The Nutmeg State is responsible for literary geniuses like Mark Twain, William F. Buckley Jr., Candace Bushnell, Suzanne Collins, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Arthur Miller, and Maurice Sendak — to name a few.

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    6. Plus, there are so many athletic greats who hail from Connecticut, like Dorothy Hamill, Steve Young, and Bobby Valentine.

    7. Did you know Bruce Jenner has roots in Newtown, Connecticut?

    8. And if Diana Ross, Christopher Walken, Will Friedle, and KEVIN BACON have lived there, can it really be that boring?

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    9. Connecticut is home to one of the best state schools in the country, and one that also happens to have the most NCAA championships.

    10. Going to a Huskies basketball game at Gampel Arena or in Hartford is just as fun as going to any NBA game.

    11. Not to mention it's also home to Yale, one of the Ivies, as well as beautiful colleges like Wesleyan and Connecticut College.

    12. The foliage in Connecticut is absolutely unbeatable. (Seriously, there's nothing like it.)

    13. In the fall, you can go apple-picking, enjoy some cider, or explore different pumpkin patches.

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    14. There are also scenic vineyards and wine trails for a good time.

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    15. When the weather cooperates, there are breathtaking coastlines and gorgeous beaches to visit.

    16. And beautiful bed-and-breakfasts, inns, and cottages to stay at during the colder months.

    17. Mystic Seaport, surrounded by open salt water and boats, is an adorable fisherman's town full of history. It also has the largest maritime museum in the world.

    18. Speaking of which, once you eat seafood in Connecticut, it's hard to enjoy it anywhere else.

    19. Not only is Lake Compounce a fun amusement park and Connecticut's largest water park, but it's also home to the Boulder Dash, the No. 1 wooden roller coaster in the world.

    20. The picturesque lighthouses and striking views are truly one-of-a-kind.

    21. Boring is the last adjective that should be used to describe CT. People who know and love the Constitution State admire how peaceful, quiet, and serene it is.

    22. But when you're tired of relaxing, there's also a pretty decent party scene.

    23. Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun are awesome year-round destination points. (Just make sure you bring your wallet, and don't say I didn't warn you.)

    24. There's no shortage of history in the wee state of CT — from abolitionist and suffragist homes to the Mark Twain house and even Native American settlements, there are historical landmarks galore.

    25. Three words: homemade ice cream.

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    26. Some of the best shows on TV — like Gilmore Girls, Weeds, and Who's the Boss? — take place in Connecticut.

    27. Everyone speaks correctly. There's no such thing as a "Connecticut accent": Residents just pronounce words as they should be said.

    28. It's hard to replicate the quaint, comforting feeling you get when spending time in Connecticut.

    29. According to a recent study and ranking by the American Human Development Index, Connecticut is the best state to live in and citizens are generally happy.

    And come on, can you really blame us?