August: As the rays beam down, there's nothing better than a quick dip at the beach this month.

Grab your towels, flip on your flops and reapply the suntan lotion. August is the perfect time to head toward the Connecticut shore this month and cool off as the summer rays are in their prime. A little warm after spending so much time in the sun? Some cool jazz will help you chill out. Stop by the Litchfield Jazz Festival on August 6 for some soothing tunes and an evening full of entertainment.
Cloe Poisson, Hartford Courant
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