New Britain Places

TripWhat's travel guide to New Britain; our list of the best things to see, including Stew Leonards, Westfarms Mall and Webster Theatre.
  • The best place in New Britain: Stew Leonards

    Stew Leonards

    3475 Berlin Turnpike
    Landmark grocery store with 4 locations in New York and Connecticut including one in Greater Hartford. Stew Leonards is known as the worlds largest grocery store. A visit here is unlike a visit to a typical grocery store. There are singing mechanical cows and bananas and samples of everything from soup to sweet potato chips.
  • Westfarms Mall

    Westfarms Mall

    intersection of I-84 and Route 9
    Westfarms Mall includes New England's first Nordstrom department store. Westfarms Mall also features 160 fine shops and services.
  • Webster Theatre

    Webster Theatre

    31 Webster St
    Voted the best rock club and best place to see live music for the past five years by the Hartford Advocate. The art deco theater has been fully renovated features everything from a movie screen to five different bars.
    Barry Square restaurants nearby
  • Real Art Ways

    Real Art Ways

    56 Arbor St
    One of the country’s early multi-disciplinary “alternative spaces,” Real Art Ways has evolved to become a leading center for contemporary art and ideas. Programming covers a broad range of cultural activities including visual arts exhibitions, concerts, literary readings, education and family programs, public art, community projects, and daily cinema screenings.
    Parkville food nearby
  • Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

    Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

    The state's premier performing arts theater. Home of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and Connecticut Opera. Principally showcases classical music and traveling Broadway shows. Popular comics also tour here.
    Downtown eat nearby
  • The Children's Museum

    The Children's Museum

    950 Trout Brook Dr
    The former science center of Connecticut in West Hartford has hands on exhibits, planetarium and mini zoo designed for grades k-6. Founded in 1927 the museum has a mission to inspire and educate children aged twelve and under. There saying is “Igniting Curiosity Through Science and Nature.” The Children’s Museum is the largest in the state and on of the nations oldest. It has also won Hartford Magazine’s “Best Kid’s Attraction” since the poll started three years ago. The Children’s Museum also houses Connecticut’s largest space theater, the Gengras Planetarium. One of the most popular exibits include a wildlife sanctuary that supports a habitat of over seventy exotic animals from around the world. In 2007 the Children’s Museum served more than 200,000 students, families, and groups through its exhibits, programs and activities.
    restaurants nearby
  • Blue Back Square

    Blue Back Square

    West Hartford
    An addition to West Hartford Center this new development recently opened and is a 550,000 square foot mixed use development that features shops, restaurants, a movie theater, offices and condos. Very pedestrian orientated development that has tiny streets and storefronts facing the streets. Shops and restaurants include Crate & Barrel, REI, Barnes & Noble, Whole Foods, Criterion Cinemas, National Jean Company, The Cheesecake Factory and Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar.
  • Blue Back Square

    Blue Back Square

    Blueback offers a variety of shops, such as REI, Crate and Barrel, Barnes & Noble, Ann Taylor, Criterion Cinemas, White House | Black Market, Janie & Jack, National Jean Company, Lucy, Stride Rite, Homeward Bound, JD’s Cosmetic Essentials, LaPerla Fine Jewelers, Parfums du Jour, Munson’s Chocolates, Per Se, New York Sports Clubs, and more. Blue Back Square was named after the Blueback Speller, by Noah Webster, who was once a West Hartford Resident.
  • Arch Street Tavern

    Arch Street Tavern

    85 Arch St
    Historic restaurant/bar featuring a rustic atmosphere, pub food and live music.
  • Modern Pastry

    Modern Pastry

    422 Franklin Ave
    The Finest pastries, cakes, and cookies for birthdays, weddings and all your special occasions. There are over 30 Italian and French Pastries to choose from (mini and regular size), baked daily on premises. Cookies and a selected variety of pastries are shipped anywhere in the U.S.A.
    Barry Square
  • Barcelona Wine Bar and Restaurant

    Barcelona Wine Bar and Restaurant

    971 Farmington Ave
    An award-winning Spanish tapas restaurant.
  • First and Last Bakery Cafe

    First and Last Bakery Cafe

    920 Maple Ave
    The Bakery serves Breakfast but closes by three The Tavern's lunch and dinner opens Eleven thirty First and Last has it all on Maple Avenue We're here for any meal time, We do it all for you!
    South End
  • Plan B Burger Bar

    Plan B Burger Bar

    138 Park Rd
    Voted "Best Burger" and "Best Fries" in CT! Now Serving Late Night Menu:Mon-Thurs 10pm-12amFri-Sat 11pm-1amSun 9pm-11pm
  • Harry's Pizza

    Harry's Pizza

    1003 Farmington Ave
    A family owned neighborhood pizza restaurant and a West Harford favorite.
  • Effies Place

    Effies Place

    91 Park Road
    (860) 233-9653 [17]
  • Corner Pug

    Corner Pug

    1046 New Britain Ave
    Has the feel of a classic English pub with a pug theme.
  • Park Road Playhouse

    266 Park Road
    A variety of plays throughout the year. Since its opening in 2001 it has earned the title of Best Community Theater for three consecutive years.
    eat nearby
  • Park River Kayaking

    Entrance at Pope Park
    Army Corps of Engineers under the city to prevent flooding. Bring a Kayak and canoe and paddle down the river underneath Hartford's Downtown. The 3-mile river spills out into the Connecticut River across from the State Boat Launch. Make sure to bring flashlights! [20].
    Frog Hollow restaurants nearby
  • Museum of Connecticut History

    231 Capital Avenue
    Has everything to learn about the state of Connecticut. Learn about the development of Connecticut from its days as one of the 13 colonies to its days as an economic powerhouse in the insurance industry. Free Admission! [19].
    food nearby
  • Run In

    2172 Silas Deane Hwy # 1
  • Cinema City 4

    235 Brainard Road
    Showing top domestic and foreign independent films in the city's south meadows neighborhood.
    South Meadows restaurants nearby
  • The Shops at Somerset Square

    A cute upscale lifestyle center located just south of Hartford that houses a mix of local and national shops and restaurants including Max Fish Restaurant, Knoyzz, Kzen, Lux Bond & Green, Chico's, Talbots and Max Amore Restaurant.
  • Nathan Hale Homestead

    229 South Street
  • The Children's Museum

    950 Trout Brook Drive
    Formerly the Science Center of Connecticut the new Children's Museum has hands on exhibits, a planetarium, a life size replica of a sperm whale named Connie and a mini zoo designed just for kids. [25].
    restaurants nearby
  • Dinosaur State Park

    400 West Street
    One of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America.A great field trip destination for elementary, middle, and high school aged children, as well any college or university geology classes. A guided tour is provided that ends in the gift shop where one can find "dinosaur dig" kits in which one can recreate what the founders of the museum had done in finding the dinosaur remains.It also contains walking trails for individuals and/or families fully equip with picnic areas. The trails go through scenic forest areas, up and down hills with magnificent views, through a swampy area, a bat house cove, and a butterfly garden. One is able to see dozens of wildlife species throughout the paths during any season. As a warning, the lowest level area trails often flood during heavy rainfall periods, which can significantly reduce the available walking path during a given time.
    food nearby
  • Butler McCook House & Garden

    396 Main Street
    The oldest home in the city that dates back to 1782. Also home of the city's oldest collection of art, antiques and household items. The site also includes a wonderful restored garden. [14].
    Downtown eat nearby
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