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HARTFORD (AND NEARBY)

Hooker Brewery at Colt – Located at the historic Colt Firearms building in Hartford, this 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. More…

Hog River Brewing – a craft brewery & taproom in the heart of the Parkville neighborhood in Hartford offering an ever changing list of in-house beer, hard cider, wine, cocktails and non-alcoholic options. Order delivery from Parkville Market – simply order at your table and your food will be delivered to our taproom. You can also bring your own food to enjoy at the taproom! 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 restaurant on Front Street for lunch or dinner daily. More…

Hartford Athletic – Connecticut’s professional soccer team competing in the United Soccer League and partner of the O’ Hartford 5K. For more information, follow on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for exclusive content and updates. 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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