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7. Urban & Suburban


  1. Visit downtown West Hartford where you can walk anywhere - loads of shopping and great places to eat. Take a casual stroll to any outdoor café and check out bargain purchases.
  2. Take a hike around the reservoir or up Talcott Mountain, Rte. 185, Simsbury and enjoy nature all around you.
  3. Have dinner at the Pettibone's Tavern that is known to have a few haunting stories.
  4. Overnight in Simsbury at the 1820 House.
  5. What better way to start your day than with a visit to the Governor's residence, 990 Prospect Avenue, Hartford, and a tour the magnificent rooms? Call 860-566-4840 for schedule.
  6. Visit the Elizabeth Park and see America's first municipal rose garden and have a lovely lunch at the Pond House.

DRIVING TIP: Approximate driving distance between furthest points are 24 miles.


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