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HARTFORD (AND NEARBY)

Hooker Brewery at Colt – Site of the O’Hartford 5K, all runners 21+ can enjoy one of Hooker’s handcrafted beers after the race. Located at the historic Colt Firearms building in Hartford, this new facility has a large tasting room and a private room capable of accommodating up to 60 people. Hooker is Connecticut’s local brewery with a national reputation. Their mission is to be the first choice among Connecticut’s beer drinkers. Opening soon, Hooker’s new cafe, Tom and Sam’s. More…

Ted’s Montana Grill – Featuring the biggest bison menu in the world, the restaurant has made bison a popular menu choice today in dining, providing incentive for ranchers to actively grow their herds. Open for lunch and dinner in their Front Street location in downtown Hartford. More…

Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ – consistently voted the best barbecue in Connecticut , Bear’s offers a wide selection of authentic wood smoked, Kansas City style barbecue, sauces, and sides. Visit their newly opened restaurant on Front Street for lunch or dinner daily. More…

Qdoba – Mexican favorites including hand-smashed guac, fresh pico de gallo, savory meats and veggies flame-grilled right in front of you each and every day. Area locations on Front Street in Hartford and Bishops Corner, West Hartford. More…

Riverfront Recapture – Home to a variety of city parks, this non-profit organization strives to reconnect Hartford with the beautiful Connecticut River. Many annual events are held in the community boathouse, running trails and riverfront plaza. More…

Bushnell Park – In 1854 Hartford became the first city in America to spend public funds to build a public park. Home to a vintage 1914 carousel and the famous Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arch, it’s a great place to wander and explore. More…

Connecticut Science Center – With 150 hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, four educational labs, plus daily programs and events, the center offers endless exploration for children, teens, and adults. From physics to forensics, geology to astronomy, visitors have the sciences at their fingertips. More…

The Bushnell Performing Arts Center – Live performance venue for Broadway theatre, music, dance, travel films, opera, children’s theatre and special events. More…

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art – Founded in 1842, the Atheneum’s nearly 50,000 works of art span 5,000 years. Art, music, movies, children’s programs and more make this a destination for the whole family. Admission is always FREE for Hartford residents. More…

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