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Teri's Guidebook

Teri

Teri's Guidebook

Restaurants
These are some of our favorite places to eat, and/or have been highly recommended by other guests.
It's a very short walk across the street with beautiful views overlooking the golf course. The food and service there are also great.
Rockledge Grille
289 South Main Street
It's a very short walk across the street with beautiful views overlooking the golf course. The food and service there are also great.
Good Mexican food with a nice salsa bar. They make excellent margaritas, and have a wonderful tequila bar.
Ocho Cafe
330 North Main Street
Good Mexican food with a nice salsa bar. They make excellent margaritas, and have a wonderful tequila bar.
Great burgers! They have other delicious foods as well.
Max Burger
124 LaSalle Rd
Great burgers! They have other delicious foods as well.
They're a bit pricey for breakfast, but the food is delicious. It's usually crowded during the breakfast rush, especially on weekends. They are also open for lunch and dinner and the food is consistently good. If you're looking for a diner type place with better than the average diner food, this is a great spot.
Blue Plate Kitchen
345 N Main St
They're a bit pricey for breakfast, but the food is delicious. It's usually crowded during the breakfast rush, especially on weekends. They are also open for lunch and dinner and the food is consistently good. If you're looking for a diner type place with better than the average diner food, this is a great spot.
This is about a 15 minute drive from West Hartford, but it's my absolute favorite breakfast spot. It is family run, the service is outstanding, and the food is delicious. There is always a wait, and that may mean standing in the cold for a few minutes during the winter months, but they do manage the traffic flow well and get you inside pretty quickly.
Ken's Corner Breakfast & Lunch
30 Hebron Avenue
This is about a 15 minute drive from West Hartford, but it's my absolute favorite breakfast spot. It is family run, the service is outstanding, and the food is delicious. There is always a wait, and that may mean standing in the cold for a few minutes during the winter months, but they do manage the traffic flow well and get you inside pretty quickly.
Excellent Mediterranean/Middle Eastern cuisine.
Zohara Mediterranean Kitchen
991 Farmington Ave
Excellent Mediterranean/Middle Eastern cuisine.
Excellent Indian food within walking distance.
Taste of India
139 S Main St
Excellent Indian food within walking distance.
Frida West Hartford is a new Mexican restaurant in town. The food is AMAZING! The owners are from Mexico and have focused on providing authentic Mexican food. It's the best Mexican food in the area.
1150 New Britain Ave
1150 New Britain Avenue
Frida West Hartford is a new Mexican restaurant in town. The food is AMAZING! The owners are from Mexico and have focused on providing authentic Mexican food. It's the best Mexican food in the area.
Sightseeing
This is the homestead of Noah Webster, the man who created the Blue Back Spelling Book. When you see a Webster's Dictionary, you can thank him. The home is 0.25 miles from my house, and an easy walk. They often have cool events, so it's worth checking out what they've got going on. The tour is small and short (it not a big house), but provides some great information about colonial life.
Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society
227 S Main St
This is the homestead of Noah Webster, the man who created the Blue Back Spelling Book. When you see a Webster's Dictionary, you can thank him. The home is 0.25 miles from my house, and an easy walk. They often have cool events, so it's worth checking out what they've got going on. The tour is small and short (it not a big house), but provides some great information about colonial life.
Mark Twain's home is a beautiful Queen Anne style design, and the tours are fabulous. They also have a gallery and host exhibits featuring many different artists, so a visit here goes beyond just the works of Mark Twain. It's also directly next to the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe, so you can visit both with one stop.
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Mark Twain House & Museum
351 Farmington Avenue
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Mark Twain's home is a beautiful Queen Anne style design, and the tours are fabulous. They also have a gallery and host exhibits featuring many different artists, so a visit here goes beyond just the works of Mark Twain. It's also directly next to the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe, so you can visit both with one stop.
Historic home of the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. She and Mark Twain were friends and his home is directly next to hers. The location is beautiful and you can easily visit both in one stop.
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
77 Forest Street
Historic home of the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. She and Mark Twain were friends and his home is directly next to hers. The location is beautiful and you can easily visit both in one stop.
It's a beautiful building at the heart of the city, with a lovely park surrounding it. There are tours offered inside where you learn about the Connecticut legislature and government operations, as well as the architecture and artwork within the building. Check what is allowed before going as there is a security checkpoint to enter and there may be restrictions on bag size and/or items carried.
康涅狄格州议会大厦
210 Capitol Ave
It's a beautiful building at the heart of the city, with a lovely park surrounding it. There are tours offered inside where you learn about the Connecticut legislature and government operations, as well as the architecture and artwork within the building. Check what is allowed before going as there is a security checkpoint to enter and there may be restrictions on bag size and/or items carried.
Beautiful park on the north end. There is a restaurant on the pond called The Pond House that serves great food and has lovely views of the park and pond. From spring through autumn, there are lovely gardens featuring a variety of flowers. They are known for their rose gardens, which are stunning when in bloom. In summer, they have concerts in the park.
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Elizabeth Park Rose Garden
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Beautiful park on the north end. There is a restaurant on the pond called The Pond House that serves great food and has lovely views of the park and pond. From spring through autumn, there are lovely gardens featuring a variety of flowers. They are known for their rose gardens, which are stunning when in bloom. In summer, they have concerts in the park.
It's the oldest fine art museum in the country. It was recently renovated, and is situated in a beautiful historic building.
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沃兹沃思学会
600 Main Street
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It's the oldest fine art museum in the country. It was recently renovated, and is situated in a beautiful historic building.
The base of the hike is about 1.25 miles from the tower. The hike is a bit strenuous for the first half mile, but then levels off with beautiful views from the top of Talcott Mountain. There is a museum at the tower. Unfortunately, there is no car access all the way to the tower, so you do have to hike it, but the views at the top are certainly worth it.
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Heublein Tower
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The base of the hike is about 1.25 miles from the tower. The hike is a bit strenuous for the first half mile, but then levels off with beautiful views from the top of Talcott Mountain. There is a museum at the tower. Unfortunately, there is no car access all the way to the tower, so you do have to hike it, but the views at the top are certainly worth it.
Park along the Connecticut River with a path for walking, cycling, or skating.
Riverfront Recapture, Inc.
Park along the Connecticut River with a path for walking, cycling, or skating.
Shopping & Food Scene
On the east side of Main Street, Blue Back Square is a modern outdoor mall area that includes a number of shops, restaurants, the town library, and a movie theater.
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Blue Back Square
65 Memorial Road
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On the east side of Main Street, Blue Back Square is a modern outdoor mall area that includes a number of shops, restaurants, the town library, and a movie theater.
Shopping Centers and West Farms Mall on New Britain Avenue. There are a variety of different shops and restaurants on both sides of the street in this area.
Westfarms
1500 New Britain Avenue
Shopping Centers and West Farms Mall on New Britain Avenue. There are a variety of different shops and restaurants on both sides of the street in this area.
Grocery & Alcohol
This includes some local grocery and convenience stores, as well as where to buy alcohol other than beer. Connecticut law does not permit alcohol sales in grocery stores, so you must go to a liquor store (aka package store) for wine and liquor.
Located in the West Farms mall, it's a great place that is close by to pick up groceries.
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Trader Joe's
1489 New Britain Ave
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Located in the West Farms mall, it's a great place that is close by to pick up groceries.
If you are a Whole Foods shopper, this one is the closest. It's in the Blue Back Square area, just a mile away. They have their own parking lot, but it is for the store only. They will ticket or tow people who abuse the free lot to go spend the day in the center.
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Whole Foods Market
50 Raymond Road
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If you are a Whole Foods shopper, this one is the closest. It's in the Blue Back Square area, just a mile away. They have their own parking lot, but it is for the store only. They will ticket or tow people who abuse the free lot to go spend the day in the center.
Your average grocery store, and just a quick drive from my house.
Stop & Shop
1235 Farmington Ave
Your average grocery store, and just a quick drive from my house.
Convenience store and pharmacy within walking distance.
CVS
150 S Main St
Convenience store and pharmacy within walking distance.
Maximum Beverage offers a good selection of wines, beers, and spirits, and a knowledgeable staff for recommendations. They frequently have tastings of wine, beer, and other spirits.
Maximum Beverage
333 North Main Street
Maximum Beverage offers a good selection of wines, beers, and spirits, and a knowledgeable staff for recommendations. They frequently have tastings of wine, beer, and other spirits.
Further Afield
Places worth visiting that are a 30 minute or more drive from West Hartford.
The structure is a cool stone castle overlooking the Connecticut River, and with a number of trails surrounding the property to enjoy beautiful walks through the woods.
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Gillette Castle State Park
67 River Road
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The structure is a cool stone castle overlooking the Connecticut River, and with a number of trails surrounding the property to enjoy beautiful walks through the woods.
There are many things to do in the town of Mystic. There is the Seaport which features a historic park with details about early colonial life. The Mayflower II leaves Plymouth, and is stored in the Mystic Seaport during winter. There is also the Mystic Aquarium, which has a variety of sealife and a lotus pond. The town has many restaurants and shops.
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Mystic Seaport Museum
75 Greenmanville Avenue
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There are many things to do in the town of Mystic. There is the Seaport which features a historic park with details about early colonial life. The Mayflower II leaves Plymouth, and is stored in the Mystic Seaport during winter. There is also the Mystic Aquarium, which has a variety of sealife and a lotus pond. The town has many restaurants and shops.
Hammonassett is a great place to camp, or just visit for the day. It is a beautiful preserve where you can see different types of birds, and the beach is lovely. There are a couple of spots along the beach that feature large shelters with tables and amenities, and there is also a nature center in the park.
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Hammonasset Beach State Park
1288 Boston Post Road
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Hammonassett is a great place to camp, or just visit for the day. It is a beautiful preserve where you can see different types of birds, and the beach is lovely. There are a couple of spots along the beach that feature large shelters with tables and amenities, and there is also a nature center in the park.
At the mouth of the Connecticut River, Essex is a lovely New England town. The Griswold Inn is a historic building and a great place to stop and enjoy a meal and take in the history. There is a nautical museum on the water, and there are also boat rides, kayak rentals, and other water activities. It's my favorite small town in CT, and a great place to walk around in autumn. The residents do a great job decorating for Halloween.
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Essex
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At the mouth of the Connecticut River, Essex is a lovely New England town. The Griswold Inn is a historic building and a great place to stop and enjoy a meal and take in the history. There is a nautical museum on the water, and there are also boat rides, kayak rentals, and other water activities. It's my favorite small town in CT, and a great place to walk around in autumn. The residents do a great job decorating for Halloween.
The casino features gambling, restaurants and bars, shopping, and entertainment. There are venues for comedy, music, and a large arena for big concerts.
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Mohegan Sun Casino
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The casino features gambling, restaurants and bars, shopping, and entertainment. There are venues for comedy, music, and a large arena for big concerts.
The casino features gambling, restaurants and bars, shopping, and entertainment. There are venues for comedy, music, and a large theater.
Foxwoods Resort and Casino (Connecticut)
The casino features gambling, restaurants and bars, shopping, and entertainment. There are venues for comedy, music, and a large theater.
The Big E is a New England Fair featuring all of the New England states from August to September. During other times of the year, the venue is used for other conventions, fairs, and activities.
The Big E
The Big E is a New England Fair featuring all of the New England states from August to September. During other times of the year, the venue is used for other conventions, fairs, and activities.
Kent Falls is about an hour's drive east of West Hartford. The drive takes you along beautiful scenic roads, and is especially splendid in autumn. The waterfalls are gorgeous, and there is also a nice covered bridge, picnic area, and hiking trails.
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Kent Falls State Park
462 Kent Cornwall Road
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Kent Falls is about an hour's drive east of West Hartford. The drive takes you along beautiful scenic roads, and is especially splendid in autumn. The waterfalls are gorgeous, and there is also a nice covered bridge, picnic area, and hiking trails.
If you are a fan of the author, you must visit her home! It's located in the Berkshires in MA, about an hour's drive from West Hartford. The home is lovely and the docents provide great information about the house, the author, her life, and her friends. The garden and grounds around the house are beautiful! It is also close to the Norman Rockwell Museum, so you could visit both in the same day.
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The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
2 Plunkett Street
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If you are a fan of the author, you must visit her home! It's located in the Berkshires in MA, about an hour's drive from West Hartford. The home is lovely and the docents provide great information about the house, the author, her life, and her friends. The garden and grounds around the house are beautiful! It is also close to the Norman Rockwell Museum, so you could visit both in the same day.
If you are a fan of the artist, you must visit the museum! It's located in the Berkshires in MA, about an hour's drive from West Hartford. It is also close to Edith Wharton's (the author) home, The Mount, so you could visit both in the same day.
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Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Road
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If you are a fan of the artist, you must visit the museum! It's located in the Berkshires in MA, about an hour's drive from West Hartford. It is also close to Edith Wharton's (the author) home, The Mount, so you could visit both in the same day.
A must-see for basketball fans. It is about 30 minutes drive north from West Hartford.
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奈史密斯篮球名人纪念堂
1000 Hall of Fame Avenue
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A must-see for basketball fans. It is about 30 minutes drive north from West Hartford.
A must-see for tennis fans!
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国际网球名人堂
194 Bellevue Avenue
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A must-see for tennis fans!
Sports
Sporting events in Hartford
If you're a golfer, bring your clubs and just walk across the street. If Woody's (my husband) around, he'll probably be happy to join you.
Rockledge Golf Club
289 South Main Street
If you're a golfer, bring your clubs and just walk across the street. If Woody's (my husband) around, he'll probably be happy to join you.
Entertainment and Sporting Events
Hartford's baseball team. It's a great place to catch a game when in season.
Hartford Yard Goats
1198 Main Street
Hartford's baseball team. It's a great place to catch a game when in season.
Hartford's hockey team. The Wolf Pack is the farm team for the New York Rangers.
Hartford Wolf Pack
1 Civic Center Plaza
Hartford's hockey team. The Wolf Pack is the farm team for the New York Rangers.
The theater hosts excellent plays, musicals, concerts, and comedians.
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The Bushnell Performing Arts Center
166 Capitol Avenue
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The theater hosts excellent plays, musicals, concerts, and comedians.
Concert venue
XFINITY Theatre
61 Savitt Way
Concert venue
Sports and concert venue. See the Wolf Pack and UConn Huskies play hockey here, or check out a concert.
XL中心
1 Civic Center Plaza
Sports and concert venue. See the Wolf Pack and UConn Huskies play hockey here, or check out a concert.
Good comedy and food. Arrive early and enjoy the bar as you secure your place in line. A great place to have a laugh.
Hartford Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant
194 Buckland Hills Dr
Good comedy and food. Arrive early and enjoy the bar as you secure your place in line. A great place to have a laugh.