Hartford

Am I the only person in America who was not aware how lovely Hartford was? Hartford is the capital of Connecticut. While I only stopped there for a few hours on my road trip to Boston, it was enough time for me to witness how much effort the people of Connecticut put into creating a beautiful and warming capital.

Every street you walk down is well planned and clean. Every shop you go into is detailed and unique. Not only is Hartford appealing to see, it is also loaded with history. Some of it’s more popular landmarks include The Mark Twain House and the Harriet Breacher Stowe House. The State Capital building is gorgeous and I personally am a fan of the fact that Katharine Hepburn is buried here at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

I don’t think a few hours to grab lunch where enough for me to truly explore and see all I wanted to see. Since I live only a few hours away, I plan on coming back in the spring.

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Providence

I recently went on a road trip through Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. One stop on that trip was Providence, Rhode Island. On the first night there we made our way to Prospect Terrace Park. The view from the top was utterly stunning.

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Hello Boston

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Recently, I decided to take a road trip from New York and go to Boston, Massachusetts. Here are the adventures of that trip. We stayed at the 4-star Historic Omni Hotel that was located in downtown Boston. This location was the perfect place to be – nearby all the local attractions! We got a deal for this hotel on groupon (which I highly recommend checking out while traveling,  you can always get great deals!)

Afterwards we went out and had dinner at a lovely place called The Merchant. The food was lovely and paired with lots of exploring and shopping afterwards. That evening we found shelter in a lively bar as it started to snow outside. And I mean snow! While New York was still sporting 40-60 degree weather, Boston exposed us to the first snow fall of the season.

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The next day we spent more time exploring the historic parts of the city of Boston. Highlights of the trip included walking along Freedom Trail, exploring the historic Beacon Hill area and gawking over the endless supply of quirky Irish taverns.

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