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Top Choice Museum in Hartford

Wadsworth Atheneum

The nation's oldest public art museum completed a five-year, $33-million renovation, renewing 32 galleries and 15 public spaces in 2015. The Wadsworth houses nearly 50,000 pieces of art in a castle-like Gothic Reviv…
Top Choice Architecture in New Canaan

Philip Johnson Glass House

Inspired by Mies van der Rohe, this icon of mid-Century Modern architecture was the home of late Pritzker Prize–winner Philip Johnson and his art collector partner, David Whitney. Johnson added 13 other structures t…
Top Choice Museum in New Haven

Yale Center for British Art

Reopened in 2016 after extensive restoration, this fabulous gallery was architect Louis Kahn’s last commission and is the setting for the largest collection of British art outside the UK. Spanning three centuries fr…
Top Choice Museum in New Haven

Yale University Art Gallery

This outstanding museum was architect Louis Kahn's first commission and houses the oldest university art collection in the country, including Vincent van Gogh's The Night Café and European masterpieces by Frans Hals…
Top Choice Fusion in Hartford

ON20

On the 20th floor of the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co, contemporary ON20 serves an elegant fusion menu with peerless views of the city. An ever-evolving menu with dishes like lemongrass-scented …
Top Choice Modern American in Hartford

Trumbull Kitchen

TK's smart-yet-casual fine-dining atmosphere awaits, with excellent service and a wonderfully executed, truly diverse menu making it a great alternative to some of Hartford's classier joints. Drop in for a cocktail …
Top Choice Mall in Norwich

Tanger Outlet Mall

Within the Foxwoods Casino complex, this outlet mall has something for everyone, featuring a huge selection of brand-name fashions, accessories and homewares at seriously discounted prices. Check the website to gawk…
Top Choice Museum in Mystic

Mystic Seaport Museum

More than a museum, Mystic Seaport is the re-creation of an entire New England whaling village spread over 17 acres of the former George Greenman & Co Shipyard. To re-create the past, 60 historic buildings, four…
Top Choice Museum in Hartford

Mark Twain House & Museum

For 17 years, encompassing the most productive period of his life, Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835–1910) and his family lived in this striking orange-and-black brick Victorian house, which then stood in the pastoral …
Top Choice University in New Haven

Yale University

Each year, thousands of high-school students make pilgrimages to Yale, nursing dreams of attending the country's third-oldest university, which boasts such notable alums as Noah Webster, Eli Whitney, Samuel Morse, a…