Built in 1930, this memorial theater is a must visit for all culture vultures. Connecticut's premier presenter of the performing arts, it has inspired audiences for more than eight decades and plays a leading role in the state's cultural life. It is a non-profit organization renowned for community programs. It is a leading educator and advocate of the arts. The Bushnell is an economic driver for the Greater Hartford region and the Connecticut state.
This arena provides an indoor and outdoor facility with retractable walls, and it is the best place to see a live concert in Connecticut. The Dave Matthews Band has graced the stage every year along with the Virginia quintet for one of the summer's most unforgettable performances. This is an ideal place for all you beer lovers, since beer is served in great quantity.
150 Trumbull Street Hartford, CT 06103 +1 860 493 7417
Trumbull Kitchen in downtown Hartford offers diverse menu with salads, sushi, tapas and standard size dishes as well. The atmosphere is chic with attentive staff. It is a great place for lunch and dinner reasonably priced with simple and eclectic fare. Progressive cross cultural dishes offer variations of familiar foods around the world.
1353 Boston Post Road Westbrook, CT 06498 +1 860 399 8700
The Truckstop Café may have graduated to Café Routier, but continues to have Chef Jeffrey Renkl serve authentic French food at reasonable prices. The stylish décor and comfort menu make for the ideal meal after a hard day's work. Try the Pan Roasted Duck Breast served with grilled peaches, blueberries, lemon-chive cous-cous, and blueberry-balsamic gastric. Take your pick from an exquisite list of wines and martinis. To appease that chocolate craving, there's Chocolate Pudding and Espresso and Whiskey Granita topped with white chocolate whipped cream! The cafe opens daily at 5:30p.
68 Main Street Torrington, CT 06790 +1 860 489 7180 (Box Office)
This is one popular venue to watch the best of the lot in the field of theater and music. Catch the famous musical Cats or the Lights on Broadway show on the Main Stage, which seats 1700 people. The Studio Theatre has a smaller stage, ideal for building a closer relationship between the audience and the show. School children are often seen at short performances especially designed for them take place on the Main Stage. Kids also get an opportunity to learn acting. Students of the Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education give performances too. You can get good discounts and get to know of their latest by becoming a member. Fundraising events are also held.
31 Webster Street Hartford, CT 06114 +1 860 525 5553
More than six decades old, this former picture-house in Hartford was remodeled into a snazzy theater-cum-entertainment center. The silver screen and main stage are complemented by five new bars, where patrons enjoy an evening of good music and drinks. Concerts by many modern-day performers and artistes take place here, to delight crowds of up to 1,250 in a beautiful setting. Perfect for a good time with friends if you're tired of the old pub routine!
2132 Hillside Road University of Connecticut Storrs, CT 06269 +1 860 486 4226
The finest and the best from the music and the theater world have illuminated the Jorgensen stage. These include Dave Brubeck, Marion Anderson, the Kodo Drummers, Sweet Honey in The Rock, and The Royal Shakespeare Company. Just before Halloween, the annual presentation by famed psychic and ghost hunter Lorraine Warren comes to campus to get everyone in the spirit of things. It has also presented superior dance companies from the American Ballet theater and Paul Taylor dance Company. The place also hosts children's theater. The center also has Jorgensen Gallery, which is located on the ground floor of the center and Harriet S. Jorgensen Theater, which is home to the repertory troupe.
50 Church Street Hartford, CT 06103 +1 860 525 5601
Hartford Stage is one of the leading resident theaters, known internationally for entertaining and enlightening audiences with a wide range of the best world drama, from classics to provocative new plays, musicals and neglected works from the past. The theater has earned many of the nation's distinguished awards. The Hartford Stage has maintained a strong commitment to community partnerships, educational programs and humanities initiatives. Many famous actors have graced this stage for years.
6 Main Street East Haddam, CT 06423 +1 860 873 8668
Built in 1876, the Goodspeed Opera House is a gem of American musical theater. Location of the first casts of Broadway hits such as The Man of La Mancha and Annie, the Goodspeed brings together some of the country's best musical theater performers for unforgettable shows, many from America's forgotten past. There are three new musicals done each season at the Opera House and new productions are done at the Norma Terris Theatre just up the road. Winner of numerous regional theater Tony Awards, the Goodspeed aims to provide a unique theater-going experience to everyone in the intimate, the 19th-century theater is a must-see of the Connecticut River Valley.
On the campus of the University of Connecticut is the college's own ice cream parlor. Ice creams are made and served by students of the animal science school and feature unique flavors such as Husky Tracks (vanilla ice cream with a fudge swirl and peanut butter cups) and Jonathan Supreme (vanilla ice cream with a peanut butter swirl and chocolate-covered peanuts). Everything is made on-campus so it is fresh, tasty and refreshing on a hot day. Also, expect to pay a lot less for an ice cream sundae than at other ice cream parlors. You can also find half gallons of UConn ice cream sold in supermarkets throughout Connecticut.
Venite a mangiare! Mozzicato DePasquale Bakery over on Franklin Avenue
serves fine Italian pastries, like, cannoli, sfogliatelle, baba and pasticiotti. One step inside and it truly feels like you are in a Neapolitan bakery. During the summer months, stop ...
Located on Route 66 in Middlefield, New Guida's Restaurant is
a local favorite for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The steady stream of customers throughout the day tells you everything is delicious, from the fluffy morning pancakes to the double ...
The Ivoryton Playhouse in Ivoryton (so named for the town's
past as a major producer of pianos and the need for ivory to make the keys) is a jewel of a local, regional theater. This small venue booms during ...