My husband and I are taking a road trip from NJ to Hartford for 4-5 days in a couple of weeks. We booked the Goodwin (despite mixed reviews--got a great deal through hotels.com). During our visit, we plan to see things in Hartford (Bushnell park, Twain house, Ancient burying ground, Farmer's Market, etc). We'll also take a couple of day trips for Gillette castle, Dinosaur park, and canoeing from Windsor locks w/ a company called Long River Rentals.
We're also looking forward to a variety good (not so expensive) food. A few ideas I came up with: First & Last Tavern (good seafood? hubby likes the mixed dishes w/ shrimp, mussels, calamari, etc), Bushnell cafe, Black eyed Sally's, Feng Asian, El Serape, Bin 228, USS Chowderpot, etc. Any good places for cheap breakfast? Anywhere that we can get sandwiches to go for our canoe trip? We try to avoid national chain places while on vacation.
Please let us know if you have any other suggestions for our trip. Thanks!