Things To Do In Hartford


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  • Connecticut Convention Center
    For three days, the Jacksonville International Car & Truck Show turns the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center into the nation’s most exciting parking lot. Deluxe rides from the likes of Lotus, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche dazzle attendees with sleek lines and plush interiors, and innovative autos such as the Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt show off their efficient electric engines. The newest models from more than 25 other manufacturers line the floor, doors open for guests to lean back in the seats or measure how large a ham can fit in the glove compartment. During daylight hours, a lineup of drivable cars idle outside to give curious patrons the chance to try their dream rides.
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    100 Columbus Boulevard
    Hartford, CT US
  • mom's the word!
    Celebrating all things matronly, mom's the word! offers a pre-Mother's Day showcase populated by numerous exhibitors, product demonstrations, and other activities. Strike Mother's Day gold with a cornucopia of exhibitors such as Jafra, Creative Memories, Thirty One, Silpada, and Massage Envy. With a VIP ticket, matriarch meeting-goers will be automatically entered into more than 50 giveaway drawings. A panel of veteran mothers will be speaking, sharing reflections on their own motherly journeys and 54 different ways to re-phrase "because I said so."
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    100 Columbus Boulevard
    Hartford, CT US
  • Arch Street Tavern
    Perfect for a casual night out with friends, Arch Street Tavern offers traditional American fare in a laid-back setting. Dieters looking for low-fat options will be out of luck, though, as taste trumps caloric value here. TVs are also on hand in the bar to keep up with the latest scores. Get online gratis thanks to Arch Street Tavern's complimentary wifi. Warm weather brings out Arch Street Tavern's highly coveted patio seating. Live music is often featured for patrons' enjoyment. Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud. Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Arch Street Tavern — casually-dressed diners are the norm here. If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go. Find a close parking spot on the street or in a parking lot near Arch Street Tavern. Arch Street Tavern offers various parking options, including bike parking. The food at Arch Street Tavern is not just delicious, it's also affordable.
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    85 Arch St
    Hartford, CT US
  • Launch Trampoline Park
    Retired NFL cornerback Ty Law has exchanged the gridiron for a far more forgiving, far more buoyant playing field. At his vast Launch Trampoline Park, visitors of all ages bounce, flip, and twirl as they burn calories and defy gravity on six jumping courts?including one designed especially for kids and two for playing dodge ball?comprised of adjoining floor trampolines and angled wall trampolines. There?s also a mammoth foam pit so that you can be assured a soft landing should you attempt any feats of aerial wonder. Launch even encourages kids to bounce off the walls if they'd like, and it's one of the largest trampoline parks in Hartford. As fitness remains one of Law?s top priorities, he offers fitness classes that provide low-impact workouts while incinerating up to 1,000 calories each bouncy hour. For those seeking a break from bouncing, the park has a redemption arcade and a full service caf?. Parents can keep an eye on their children from the second-floor observation deck.
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    91 Brainard Rd.
    Hartford, CT US
  • Polo Club
    If fine food and refreshing beverages are on your to-do list, check out Polo Club in Hartford. Low-fat alternatives are not available, however, so make sure your waistband has some wiggle room. Beer, wine, and more are also available from Polo Club's extensive drink list. Your group can sit comfortably at Polo Club, a local restaurant. In the mood for dancing? Jive to a live DJ, and show off your moves on the restaurant floor. Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud. Interested in eating out over the weekend? Keep in mind that the restaurant gets swamped on Fridays and Saturdays, and service may take longer than expected. Bring the Polo Club's great food to your place. Patrons will love the number of street and lot parking options close to Polo Club. You can eat for next to nothing at Polo Club, where a typical meal will cost you less than $15.
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    678 Maple Ave
    Hartford, CT US
  • Fly GForce
    Founded by an entrepreneur who had grown tired of tedious business trips, Fly GForce jets travelers across the East Coast?or teaches aspiring pilots how to do it themselves. Training programs at the facility are led by chief flight instructor and 35-year aviation veteran Anthony Cresswell, captaining a staff of Gold Seal-certified mentors who help students of all ages earn their wings flying Piper Warriors. If clients would rather have someone else do the flying, Fly GForce also provides personal air travel to East Coast destinations, from Portland, Maine down to Washington, DC.
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    20 Lindberg Dr
    Hartford, CT US
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