Great views of Hartford:

Charter Oak Landing in Hartford: Part of the Riverfront Recapture group of trails and parks this landing is located south of downtown by the Colt building and features a great view of the downtown syyline in addition to paths, a public boat launch, picnic areas and a dock/

Great River Park in East Hartford: Part of the Riverfront Recaputre group of trails and parks this park is southeast of downtown on the opposite side of the river which offers viewers a wonderful view of the downtown syline and the Colt Building with the CT River in front of them

Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in Downtown Hartford: Part of the Riverfront Recapture group of trails and parks this plaza located along the river in downtown Hartford offers views of the central business district as well as a lawn amphitheather for 2000, boat dock and a link with the Founders Bridge Promenade which is a pedestrian walkway between East Hartford and Hartford

Italian Bakeries: Hartford's south end as well as Wethersfield, Newington and Rocky Hill are home to many well known bakeries many which are owned by people from one of Hartford's sister cities of Floridia on the island of Sicily.

Modern Pastry Shop at 422 Franklin Avenue in Hartford, CT

Mozzicato DePasquale Bakery and Pastry Shop at 329 Franklin Avenue in Hartford, CT

South End Bakery at 227 Franklin Avenue in Hartford, CT

First & Last Bakery Cafe (Across from the First and Last Tavern) at 920 Maple Avenue in Hartford, CT

Roma Bakery & Pastry Shoppe at 416 New Britan Avenue in Hartford, CT

Parks: There are numerous parks all over the city many offering something unique such as the rose gardens as Elizabeth Park in the West End.

Bushnell Park in Downtown Hartford:   Features the Bushnell Park Carousel, walking paths, exoctic trees, the Sailors and Soldiers Memorial Arch and wonderful views of the State Capital and downtown buildings

   

Elizabeth Park on Prospect Avenue and Asylum Avenue in the West End: More then 100 acres in Hartford and West Hartford the park features the Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens which was the first muncipally owned rose garden. There are outdoor concerts in the summer, baseball fields, basketball courts, picnic areas, gardens, green house and the Pond House Restaurant.

Goodwin Park on Maple Avenue in the South End: This park is located in the South End near the community of Wethersfield and features a golf course, basketball courts, baseball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, a pond hosue, pools and food