Farmington River Tubing
Old State House
The real prize of Connecticut's public buildings, designed by famed Colonial architect Charles Bulfinch. Erected in 1796, it's one of...
Museum of Connecticut History
While you’re up on Capitol Hill, have a look at this museum housed in the State Library and Supreme Court Building just across from the...
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The well-respected Hartford Symphony stages performances in the Bushnell all year-round.
Mo's Midtown Restaurant
Head to this classic diner for fab breakfast fare on a shoestring. The grill is heaped with home-fried potatoes, served alongside stacks...
Lonely Planet review
New England’s three northern states – Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine – are justly noted for their outdoor activities, but that doesn’t mean that Connecticut can’t compete. Northwest Connecticut’s Housatonic River is particularly good for canoeing, kayaking, rafting and tubing. With the spring floods, the white water can reach Class III. Expect to pay about $90 for guided white-water rafting during the spring run-off, and about $25 for unguided rafting the rest of the year. Farmington River Tubing will get you tubing down 2.5 miles of the Farmington River. Only cash payments are accepted.