I have a confession: I desperately wanted out of Connecticut when I graduated high school. So much in fact, that I went to college all the way in Florida. But moving back after college opened my eyes to a whole new side of my state. And now? I love it to the point that I started a business whose sole purpose is to highlight how amazing it is. How's that for a change of heart?
The city of Hartford is a big part of my new outlook. It gains momentum every day with new stores, restaurants, breweries, and stadiums popping up around town. Plus there's a burgeoning art scene, amazing places to eat, markets to discover, and parks to enjoy—so many that you might just have to add the city to your weekend bucket list. These are a few of my favorite things to do in “New England’s Rising Star.”
Food first. (For when a bowl of cereal just doesn’t cut it.)
For when it’s been a really long week:
When you need a little fresh air:
Where to indulge your artsy side:
If you need a pick-me-up (or a pancake):
For farmers market strolling:
When you want to eat your heart out—or get a little fancy:
Where do you love to visit in Hartford? Tell us in the comments!