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Things to do in Downtown, Hartford

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“The Wadsworth Atheneum is an art museum in Hartford, Connecticut. The Wadsworth is noted for its collections of European Baroque art, ancient Egyptian and Classical bronzes, French and American Impressionist paintings, Hudson River School landscapes, modernist masterpieces and contemporary works, as well as collections of early American furniture and decorative arts. Founded in 1842 and opened in 1844, it is the oldest continually operating public art museum in the United States. The museum is located at 600 Main Street in a distinctive castle-like building in downtown Hartford, Connecticut, the state's capital. With 75,000 square feet (7,000 m2) of exhibition space,[6] the museum is the largest art museum in the state of Connecticut. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. The museum is a member of the North American Reciprocal Museums program. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Even if you aren't a fan of the arts, this theater is an excellent sightseeing spot for lovers of architecture and for a wanderlust looking for perfect places to take pictures!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Science CenterLocated on Columbus Boulevard along the Connecticut River in Hartford, the Connecticut Science Center is a nine-story science museum and theater that opened in 2009. The center contains 40,000 square feet of interactive exhibits in its 154,000 square foot facility. The Connecticut Science Center is one of the top Hartford attractions for families. The galleries include audio, tactile, and visual exhibits, among others. The Exploring Space gallery allows visitors to see a moon rock and moon craters, or go on a Venture to a Black Hole, while the River of Life teaches guests about the importance of the Connecticut River. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Founded 52 years ago, the Hartford Stage is a well-known resident theater located on Church Street in Hartford. The theater presents revivals of classic plays and musicals as well as both American and international premiers of new and innovative works for stage. Educational outreach programs include after school programs, theater classes for adults as well as for children, theater residencies, student matinee performances, and much more. The theater also hosts a variety of events such as AfterWords Discussion and Sunday Afternoon Discussion where visitors can join cast members after a performance. There are also special performances for visitors who are vision impaired or hearing impaired.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“TheaterWorks Located at 233 Pearl Street, Hartford, Connecticut, 06103 Known for Theatre TheaterWorks is a professional theater group located at the Bushnell Towers & Plaza on Pearl Street in downtown Hartford. Founded in 1985, the company presents over 200 performances each season and has produced more than 130 plays, most of which are contemporary dramas. The theater company presents its performances in the large brick historic 1927 Art Deco Building with Moorish Revival details, a building that TheaterWorks bought in 1994. The building, now called City Arts on Pearl, is also home to galleries, office spaces, rehearsal rooms, and storage spaces. The intimate theater seats 195 people”
  • 6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Sports and concert venue. See the Wolf Pack and UConn Huskies play hockey here, or check out a concert. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cinema
“Movie Theatre has restaurant and bar. You can place your order to enjoy your dinner and drinks while you watch your movie.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 2 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Free Ice Skating in the Park Friday, November 24-Sunday, January 7 A beautiful, hand carved carousel that's over 100 years old (1914). Rides are only $1 Google to find out what events are happening - like Monday Night Jazz, the nation’s longest-running free jazz concert series, has been happening for 50 consecutive seasons (July-August)”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Seafood headlines the eclectic menu at this casual, industrial-chic eatery with a lively bar scene. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Park along the Connecticut River with a path for walking, cycling, or skating. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Transportation
“35 MINUTES Windy Top Cottage offers "driver services" to and from the Union Station for New Jersey and New York guests. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Great place for drinks and food. Their Moscow Mule is great, as well as, Bolognese Pasta.”
  • 3 locals recommend
History Museum
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
“Greenway always puts a smile on our faces with their healthy, lighter meal choices. They make fresh salads, cold pressed juice, paninis, sandwiches and wraps daily and they come in very delicious flavors. There is also a fully stocked green market and grocery store where vegans, vegetarians, GF, soy free and anyone with any kind of dietary restrictions or preference can find something filling. It is about a 15 minute walk from Buckingham”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Seafood headlines the eclectic menu at this casual, industrial-chic eatery with a lively bar scene. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Great place for drinks and food. Their Moscow Mule is great, as well as, Bolognese Pasta.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Wonderful Southern cuisine, frequent live music, free music on Thursdays Jazz, blues, soul, R&B, etc”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Greenway always puts a smile on our faces with their healthy, lighter meal choices. They make fresh salads, cold pressed juice, paninis, sandwiches and wraps daily and they come in very delicious flavors. There is also a fully stocked green market and grocery store where vegans, vegetarians, GF, soy free and anyone with any kind of dietary restrictions or preference can find something filling. It is about a 15 minute walk from Buckingham”
  • 2 locals recommend
Night Club
“Located on Front Street in downtown Hartford, Nixs Hartford is spacious, opulent, and lively. Nixs is the place in Hartford to visit for after-work cocktails or to hang out with friends for a fun-filled evening, as they have a great DJ playing most days. Everything revolves around their enormous bar and comfortable lounge booths. The restaurant specializes in small plates of local specialties, which in Hartford means superb fresh oysters, crabs, shrimp, and lobsters. Chef Al Soto knows exactly what to do with these excellent seafood options, and with his skilled touch and a few unexpected ingredients and combinations, he manages to produce delightful surprises. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Firebox takes their farm-to-table philosophy seriously. They work with a large number of local farms and food producers, shaping their menu around what is available seasonally and grown locally. Add to that the expert skills and fruitful imagination of Chef Ed Jones, and the results are delightful small plates bursting with flavors. The restaurant is warm and inviting with exposed brick walls and original beams on the ceiling. Their policy of working with local talent extends to the local artists who have the opportunity to show their art on the restaurant’s walls. Firebox’s brunch has received rave reviews, and you will see why after you try their eggs Benedict. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Vegetarians, beware: Bear’s Smokehouse is an unapologetic carnivores’ heaven. The meat is delicately smoked in hickory and other fragrant woods, rubbed to perfection, and barbecued until it is charred on the outside and pink on the inside and falls off the bone. Chef Jamie “The Bear” McDonald has perfected his own sauces and rubs, and he chooses everything from the wood to the meat cuts very carefully. You can find all kinds of meat on the menu, from briskets, beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and sausages, along with a whole range of sides. The ambiance fits the feast – the restaurant is located in a converted garage and has a counter service and a sink.”
  • 2 locals recommend

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