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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 Fusion in Hartford


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 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 Museum in Hartford

Connecticut Science Center

Designed by Argentinian architect Cesar Pelli, the Connecticut Science Center is both an exciting architectural space and an absorbing museum for adults and kids alike. Innovative, interactive exhibits and programs …
Top Choice Brewery in Hartford

City Steam Brewery Café

This big and boisterous place has housemade beers on tap. The Naughty Nurse Pale Ale is a bestseller, but the seasonals are also worth a try. The brewery's basement is home to the Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club, where you c…
Concert Venue in Hartford


Hosting over 500 events a year, Bushnell plays a major role in the state's cultural life. This landmark historic building is the go to for most ballet, symphony, opera and chamber-music performances.
American in Hartford

Max Downtown

With its swinging tunes, 'pre-Prohibition' cocktails and retro-luxe look – a piano lounge with a long, curved wooden bar, massive wrought-iron chandeliers and leather-upholstered chairs in the white-tablecloth dinin…
Cinema in Hartford

Real Art Ways

Contemporary media works find an outlet at this consistently offbeat and adventurous gallery/cinema/performance space/lounge. Sip wine or beer as you watch a hot documentary, listen to an all-female chamber-rock qui…
Museum in Hartford

Museum of Connecticut History

This museum housed in the Connecticut State Library on Capitol Hill and renowned for its impressive genealogy library packs a punch for US history buffs. It also holds Connecticut's original royal charter of 1662, a…