Hot tip!

The Greater Hartford, Connecticut, Tourism Bureau and CVB have a new Visitors Guide, an essential ingredient if your reunion is anywhere in their area. The new Guide consolidates information from myriad brochures in one 114 page book. Places to stay and go, entertainment, sports, recreation, shopping and restaurants are all listed for your convenience. Self-guided walking tours follow several historic trails of interest. Contact 800-446-7810.

Nearby Connecticut River Valley & Shoreline Visitors Council (CRVSVC) is midway between Hartford and New Haven. An area rich in recreational opportunities also has many historic museums of interest including the New England Air Museum, the Military Historians Museum, the historic ship Nautilus and the Submarine Museum. Trips on the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat offer yet another perspective of the area. The area is very popular with military reunions including the 10th Armored Division whose planner said they’d never found a place as accommodating. Ron Cohen, the sales manager of the Radisson in Cromwell is a retired military officer who caters to military reunions, recently for the USS Nevada, USS Tennessee and the USS Ranger. The 33rd Troop Carrier Squadron was but one of a couple dozen recent reunions held at Holiday Inn Cromwell. Family reunions are a specialty at Sunrise Resort in Moodus which caters to families some of whom have returned for decades. Contact Laura Falt at CRVSVC 800-486-0028 and Sunrise Resort at 800-225-9033.