With New Year’s Eve falling on a Saturday this year, why not make it a day-long celebration? The festivities of First Night Hartford will start at 10 a.m. on Dec. 31 and continue until the ball drops. To participate, purchase a First Night Hartford wristband, which costs $12 for adults and $3 for kids ages… Read more »

A holiday photo on Santa’s lap is a rite of passage for every little one! Santa will be at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills from now through December 24, right outside the lower level of Macy’s. Schedule your time slot online in advance to save a few dollars and avoid a wait. Simply visit the… Read more »

Just north of downtown Hartford, nestled on the banks of the Connecticut River, Riverside Park provides a little escape from the tall buildings and crowds of the city. One of the main draws here are the 4.5 miles of trails that lead you through the lush greenery of the park, as well as under bridges… Read more »

With five-star reviews all around, Kobe Asian Bistro brings authentic Asian cuisine with a touch of flair to Manchester. The main draw here is the hibachi stations. This immersive dining experience is perfect for a special occasion for the whole family to gather, or a fun date night. As you sit around the hibachi grill,… Read more »

This winter, hit the slopes at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort, one of the largest mountains in Connecticut. During the spring, summer, and fall, the mountain serves as the perfect backdrop for mountain biking. But when ski season takes over on November 1, the mountain transforms into a winter sports haven. Season lift tickets… Read more »

As one of the most unique new restaurants in Hartford, Republic at the Linden continues to blow people away after only a couple months in business. The interior welcomes you with a chic, industrial look with incredible birdcage chandeliers, brick walls. and metal accents. The design is only the beginning; it's he food and drink… Read more »

The Manchester Road Race will return for its 80th year on Thanksgiving Day. With over 7,000 runners already registered, it's always an event for the books, with participants and supporters gathering together for a day of friendly competition and celebration. The course is just under 5 miles and starts and ends on Main Street with… Read more »

The Mill on the River, an all-occasions restaurant located right on the Podunk River, is a favorite for many couples and families in the area. Located in a mill building constructed in the late 1700s, the character and New England charm is unbeatable. Whether you’re looking for an intimate dinner or celebrating a special occasion,… Read more »

Silk City Antiques boasts 3,000 square feet of antique-y goodness right here in Manchester. Whether you’re an antiques aficionado or simply looking for a way to tszuj up your home a little, this is the place to go. The owner, Beth, is kind and incredibly knowledgeable and can help assist you in finding the treasure… Read more »

Is there anything better than fall in New England? For some of the best views of the changing leaves and the perfect place to enjoy the cool fall air, pencil in a visit to the Shenipsit State Forest. The forest is one of the largest in the state, measuring in at over 7,000 acres. The… Read more »

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