For a gorgeous New England state, Connecticut sees a surprisingly low volume of tourists. Most of the locals love this as it preserves the state's authenticity and natural beauty. However, its countryside appeal does draw in enough visitors to have an impressive amount of dining, shopping and drinking, though, giving it a best-of-both-worlds appeal. This area of the country is incredibly historical, a seemingly impossible number of 19th century buildings still intact, but it's not lacking any modern flair. Here are a few highlights to check out in your Connecticut rental car while you're