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Episode #9: Summer Spots in Hartford

The Central Regional Tourism District visits Connecticut’s capital city to see what’s hot in Hartford for the summer! Host Anne Orsene stops by Elizabeth Park, Woody’s Hot Dogs, Front Street and cruises the riverfront from the Hartford Belle.

Featured Locations

Elizabeth Park Conservancy

                             There’s no better place to stop and smell the roses in June. As a national historic treasure, Elizabeth Park is home to America’s oldest public rose garden, and at 2.1 acres, it’s the third largest in the U.S.  View map and address

Woody's Hot Dogs / Fish Tank

From its humble beginnings as a hot dog vending cart in 1977, Woody’s Hot Dogs has grown into a local icon. This unique hole in the wall serves up the best top-quality, all beef, foot long hot dogs and even comes with a stamp of approval from Man vs. Food’s Adam Richman.  View map and address

Front Street

Front Street is a new district being completed in the heart of the city. Along with retail stores and restaurants, the district houses a brand new Spotlight Movie Theater and Infinity Hall, a 600-seat live music venue.  View map and address

Hartford Belle Cruises

Connecticut looks very different aboard the Hartford Belle on a scenic 60- or 90-minute narrated cruise down the river. In addition to the regular rides, they offer a 2-hour Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour tour and private charters for special events.  View map and address


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