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Washington, Conn.: Quaint lodging, upscale dining

When this bucolic town in Connecticut’s northwest corner incorporated in 1779, it was named for George Washington, who is said to have traveled through it many times during the Revolution. Made up of five villages — Washington, Washington Depot, Marble Dale, New Preston, and Woodville — it exudes a sense of history, with white-steepled churches, restored Colonial homes and barns, and old-fashioned village greens. It also exudes a sense of Yankee affluence with exclusive private schools, high-end purveyors of art and antiques, and downtown shoppers outfitted in Harris tweed or equestrian attire.

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