Top 10 Things to do in Berlin, United States

December 25, 2017 Osvaldo Hartline

Berlin (/ˈbɜːrlɪn/ BUR-lin) is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 19,866 at the 2010 census. It was incorporated in 1785. The geographic center of Connecticut is located in the town. Berlin is residential and industrial, and is served by the Amtrak station of the same name. Berlin also has two hamlets: Kensington and East Berlin.
Restaurants in Berlin

1. Team vs. Time

320 New Britain Rd, Berlin, CT 06037-1319 +1 860-259-6167
Excellent
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5 based on 181 reviews

Team vs. Time

This is an award winning interactive group entertainment experience. This is room escape for the room escape enthusiasts. Travel back in time, explore unique environments, examine artifacts, and do your best to solve the mystery before time runs out. Good luck! HOW IT WORKS: ASSEMBLE YOUR TEAM, RESERVE YOUR PRIVATE EVENT, IT’S YOUR TEAM VERSUS TIME

Reviewed By Anna R

My husband and I did The Book of Spells room for Valentine’s Day and had a blast. Challenging and clever clues, with really impressive quality props. Staff was super friendly. We liked that you could choose to have the room to yourselves (as opposed to being placed with strangers). We will definitely be back.

If you’re new to escape rooms, you should probably have at least 3 or 4 people for this room.

2. New Britain Museum of American Art

56 Lexington St, 56 Lexington St., New Britain, Connecticut, New Britain, CT 06052-1417 +1 860-229-0257
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5 based on 299 reviews

New Britain Museum of American Art

Acknowledged as the first museum in the world dedicated solely to collecting American art, the NBMAA is renowned for its preeminent collection spanning three centuries of American history. The award-winning Chase Family Building, which opened in 2006 to critical and public acclaim, features 15 spacious galleries which showcase the permanent collection and upwards of 25 special exhibitions a year featuring American masters, emerging artists and private collections. Education and community outreach programs for all ages include docent-led school and adult tours, teacher services, studio classes and vacation programs, Art Happy Hour gallery talks, lectures, symposia, concerts, film, monthly First Friday jazz evenings, quarterly Museum After Dark parties for young professionals, and the annual Juneteenth celebration. Enjoy Café on the Park for a light lunch prepared by “Best Caterer in Connecticut” Jordan Caterers. Visit the Museum Shop for unique gifts. Drop by the “ArtLab” learning gallery with your little ones. Gems not to be missed include Thomas Hart Benton’s murals “The Arts of Life in America,” “The Cycle of Terror and Tragedy, September 11, 2001” by Graydon Parrish,” and Dale Chihuly’s “Blue and Beyond Blue” spectacular chandelier. Called “a destination for art lovers everywhere,” “first-class,” “a full-size, transparent temple of art, mixing New York ambience with Yankee ingenuity and all-American beauty,” the NBMAA is not to be missed.

Reviewed By Off_Beaten_Tracker - Manlius, New York

As a top flight Museum-ite world wide, this ranks as one of my favorites. Matthew right size, excellent mix of art types with offerings always surprising delights. Easy free parking, free admission Saturdays til noon, local fare tasty cafe (til 3pm). Be refreshed & gently elevated by a visit. You will leave smiling.

3. CT Ballooning

304 Four Rod Rd, Kensington, CT 06037-0177
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5 based on 4 reviews

CT Ballooning

CT Ballooning offers scenic hot air balloon flights over the Farmington River Valley and throughout central Connecticut. Enjoy a spectacular aerial vantage point of the state from our basket with views of Long Island Sound to the south and the Berkshire Mountains to the north, all while gentley floating over rolling hills, woodlands, and suburban life. CT Ballooning also offers private charter flights for those special occasions and all flights are celebrated with a post-flight champagne toast.

Reviewed By Nice_FranceMichel - Nice, France

What a tremendous experience this air balloon flight was over beautiful Connecticut......
Our Chief Pilot Jim was absolutely outstanding with all aspects of our flight.
The day was beautiful with a perfect weather for this flight, which had had to be rescheduled twice due to unfavorable weather conditions.
We all enjoyed being pushed around and away by a nice and gentle wind, with of course the skillful help of Jim; we flew over lakes, hills, woods, and all the rest.
After about one hour and a half flight, we eventually nicely landed in the middle of a farm yard, following permission granted by the owner.
It was a perfect soft landing thanks again to Jim.
After this perfect flight, we all enjoyed a nice breakfast in a local park nearby; and on top of everything also had Champagne for breakfast, which by the way is one of my favorite feature.
Definitely a total must experience.

4. Dinosaur State Park & Museum

400 West St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3506 +1 860-529-5816
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4 based on 210 reviews

Dinosaur State Park & Museum

This state park is devoted to dinosaurs and contains several dinosaur footprints.

Reviewed By Richard_Harpum - Doncaster, United Kingdom

My wife and I visited Dinosaur State park near Rocky Hill, CT, during a tour of New England. We decided to visit based upon the information in our guide book and were glad that we made the detour.
The Park is famous for its 200 million-year-old dinosaur footprints, which are now housed in a large covered gallery with plenty of interesting displays and activities for children.
After a tour of the facility, we decided to walk one of the trails in the surrounding park. This offered a variety of woodland scenery and was most enjoyable.
Parking is free.
Highly recommended.

5. Kidcity Children's Museum

119 Washington St, Middletown, CT 06457-2817 +1 860-347-0495
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4.5 based on 142 reviews

Kidcity Children's Museum

Imagination play for kids from 1 to 8 and their favorite grown-ups. Picked by Yankee Magazine in 2012 as the "Best Indoor Adventure" in New England!

Reviewed By Little_PC - Cromwell, Connecticut

We had friends with four small children come for the weekend. We invited our daughter and our granddaughter too. We have lived in the Middletown area for over 40 years and this was our first time visiting Kidcity.
We all had a blast! There was so much to do and the kids loved all the hands-on exhibits. It was my husband's 66th birthday and he loved it just as much as the children did. It was not crowded either, since it was a sunny day. That is the best time to go.

6. Rogers Orchards

336 Long Bottom Rd, Southington, CT 06489-1352 +1 860-229-4240
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4.5 based on 61 reviews

Rogers Orchards

Reviewed By Nicole G

I've been coming here since I was a child. We love the donuts and usual leave with 2 or 3 dozen. All of the homemade pies and pastries are delicious. Cider available to purchase by the cup. Apples of course are always great and pick your own is a must!

7. Hubbard Park

999 W Main St, Meriden, CT 06451-2622 +1 203-630-4259
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4.5 based on 175 reviews

Hubbard Park

Reviewed By Rita S - Brevard County, Florida

Very pretty Park - large wooded areas, hiking trails, picnic tables, grills, duck pond, fishing, swimming pool, tennis court, covered gazebo, band shell, swings & playground. Something for everyone. Well maintained and clean. Many trees, shrubberies and flowers. Sunny & shady spots. Popular place. Lots of parking available. Enjoyable outing.

8. Safari Golf

2340 Berlin Tpke, Berlin, CT 06037-4021 +1 860-828-9800
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4.5 based on 36 reviews

Safari Golf

Reviewed By Jerandnanc - Hartford, Connecticut

We took our 5 and 7 yr old grandchildren for a quick 18 holes. The setting is beautifully maintained with plants galore. The theme is cute with statues of variouswild animals. A stream runs through the facility. The course was a bit difficult for the younger one but fine for the rest of us. Most of the holes were reasonable. This is not a hard course but a family fun one. We heard laugher from several other groups which probably indicated they were enjoying themselves. The others playing included multi generational groups, small families and teenagers. Nice mix. The staff was friendly and helpful.

9. Walnut Hill Park

184 W Main St, New Britain, CT 06052-1317 +1 860-826-3360
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4.5 based on 70 reviews

Walnut Hill Park

Reviewed By Robert C - Westbrook

Walnut Hill park is a beautiful place anytime of the year. The landscaping was done by architect Fredrick Olmstead who also landscaped Central Park NYC. The park once had a public swimming pool with a fountain at the center that doubled as a skating rink in the winter months. Today this area is a beautiful garden. The West side of the park has a hill perfect for sledding. The jogging and walking paths are all well maintained with exercise equipment stationed around the track. The rose garden is best in the early summer. It is a great place to exercise, enjoy a picnic or just sit on one of the many benches and relax. There is a WW 1 monument at the top of the hill. There is a shell concert stage that the city offers performances during the summer months. It is a popular spot for wedding photography.

10. Starplex Cinemas

19 Frontage Rd, Berlin, CT 06037-2354 +1 860-829-8846
Excellent
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4.5 based on 23 reviews

Starplex Cinemas

Reviewed By DON A - Berlin, Connecticut

Great place to see a movie, and save some money as well,,considering other theaters are charging big bucks to get in,,,here you can get in, and see a movie,,,for less than other locations near the area,,, Easy on and off the highways as well,,,Across the street from the Subaru dealership,,,as photo is taken from the dealer parking lot,,aimed at the front doors and signage,,

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