Fall 2005 Season

Litchfield, CT --
Contact: Janet L. Serra
Ph: 800-663-1273
Email: lhcvbnwct@aol.com
For Immediate Release

There are many reasons to look forward to a trip to the beautiful Litchfield Hills of Northwest Connecticut, but one of the best is the new, easy-to-use web site that makes planning a snap. Visitors to the site, www.litchfieldhills.com, can put together a detailed itinerary and print it as their own free personalized one-of-a-kind guide. Planning begins with the selection of a town. Travelers who don 't know the area can get plenty of ideas from virtual tours with themes such as antiquing, landscapes, hiking, history or rivers and lakes. Once a town is selected, a click on lodgings presents all the options in town or nearby, from resorts to small bed and breakfast inns. At the bottom of the listings are any money-saving packages being offered currently in the area. Links to each accommodation provide detailed descriptions, photos and rates to help narrow the choices. When a lodging is chosen, the listing includes links to a range of convenient restaurants and many kinds of attractions found nearby. According to individual tastes, it is simple to make a list of convenient sites. Shoppers can check local stores, for example, while hikers can concentrate on state parks and families can search out nature centers or amusement parks. Each attraction has a description, address and phone, and often a web site link. A check mark on any listing adds it to the personal itinerary page. This useful site designed by Catalytic Group from Wilton CT. also includes a complete calendar of special events for each month of the year. By filling in a town name, users can search for activities in the area during the planned visit. These events also can be added to the itinerary. When the selections are complete, the whole itinerary can be printed, with accommodations, dining, sightseeing and activities that suit each visitor 's interests and budget-- an absolutely free, very personal travel guide. The web site, www.litchfieldhills.com., also has a space to request a copy of Unwind, a 115-page full color booklet listing all of the lodging, dining and activities in the area and including maps. Unwind is also available by contacting the Northwest Connecticut Convention and Visitors Bureau, P.O. Box 968, Litchfield CT 06759-0968, phone 800-663-1273.