Hartford , Connecticut

The state of Connecticut's capital, despite frequently being overlooked by other New England communities, is definitely worth seeing.

Science Center

Most of the 168 exhibits in this interactive science museum will appeal to both adults and children.

State Capitol

The High Victorian Gothic State Capitol, constructed in 1879, is located on Capitol Hill and looks out over Bushnell Memorial Park.

Elizabeth Park Rose Garden

Elizabeth Park Rose Garden, the third-largest rose garden in the United States and the first municipal rose garden in the nation, was named for Elizabeth Pond.

Bushnell Park & Carousel

It houses the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch, the Pump House Gallery, the Israel Putnam statue, and the Civil War Memorial.

Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

The impressive 2,800-seat Mortensen Hall and the 900-seat Belding Theater are just two of the many performing venues available.

Old State House

One of the country's oldest state houses is this National Historic Landmark, which dates back to 1796. Many fascinating displays, artworks, and historical items are on show.

The Mark Twain House & Museum

The house had every latest convenience, some of which you'll see demonstrated on the tour of this three-story Victorian mansion.

River Cruise

The Connecticut River offers two boats that provide picturesque cruises, which are the ideal place to see Hartford's distinctive skyline.

Riverside Parks

Downtown Hartford is bordered by the Connecticut River, which has four public parks that are connected by riverwalks.