What to do and see in West Hartford, Connecticut (CT): The Best Things to do Good for Couples

October 25, 2021 Leida Jutras

West Hartford is an affluent suburb located in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. Located 5 miles (8.0 km) west of downtown Hartford, the population was 63,268 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in West Hartford

1. Playhouse on Park

244 Park Rd, West Hartford, CT 06119-2018 +1 860-523-5900 [email protected] http://playhouseonpark.org/index.html
Excellent
86%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

5.0 based on 65 reviews

Playhouse on Park

2. Mission Escape Games

76 Lasalle Rd Unit 403, 2nd Floor, West Hartford, CT 06107-2303 +1 860-337-1821 [email protected] http://missionescapegames.com/connecticut/
Excellent
97%
Good
3%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5.0 based on 353 reviews

Mission Escape Games

Mission Escape Games strives to provide a unique escape room experience where our players - you! - can challenge your mind and work with others as a team to escape your puzzles. Make a reservation for your group and have fun with us today! At Mission Escape Games, we do our absolute best to ensure a great experience for you. All of our puzzles are 100% original and we update and change them out o

Reviewed By kristy072021 - Willimantic, United States

Love it all Gaby was an excellent guide Have a lot of fun with my friends Definitely will go again ????

3. Elizabeth Park

1561 Asylum Ave I-84 Exit 44, West Hartford, CT 06106 +1 860-231-9443 http://www.elizabethparkct.org/
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 418 reviews

Elizabeth Park

This walkers' haven, with several gardens along its wildflower trail, a lovely pond and sports and concert facilities, is best known for its magnificent rose garden, with 800 varieties of roses.

Reviewed By Waterfallz

This is a beautiful park with lovely pond and famous Rose Gardens; also Heirloom Rose Garden and stunning Shade Gardens, Tulip Gardens, Perennial Garden, Iris Garden, Herb Garden and more.The accreditation of Elizabeth Park's Kim Arboretum occurred in 2019. Wedding ceremonies in the Rose Garden and other gardens are frequent. The Pond House Restaurant has (seasonal) outdoor seating options as well as indoor seating year round. Food is very good; decor is eclectic - something for everyone - and reasonably priced. There is also a lovely wedding/event venue in the building. There are well-used walking trails, green houses, a playground and more.

4. The Center & The Square

West Hartford Center, West Hartford, CT 06107-2201
Excellent
51%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 55 reviews

The Center & The Square

Reviewed By Boomertraveller1948 - West Hartford, United States

These two venues in the center of West Hartford harbor a plethora of places for all ages. From the Noah Webster Library on South Main with an amazing children's area and various events for all ages to specialty clothing stores such as B&K on Farmington Avenue as well as many restaurants for all tastes, this area has it all. Barnes & Noble, Crate & Barrel, West Elm, a movie theater, and a gaming store, are just a few of the many shops in this area. Come for coffee at Starbuck's or Sofia's and stay the day.

5. West Hartford Reservoir

1420 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-3136 +1 860-278-7850 http://themdc.com/recreation-areas/reservoirs
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 210 reviews

West Hartford Reservoir

Reviewed By MGoz77 - West Hartford, United States

Amazing scencery, hiking, biking and walking trails. Well maintained & it’s sometimes hard to believe it’s in West Hartford! We have seen plenty of wildlife in here too which a cool—Bald Eagles & Red Tailed hawks; Bear; Bobcat; Ducks; coyotes; Lots of deer; and friendly dogs and people!

6. Muse Paintbar

69 Raymond Rd Blue Back Square, West Hartford, CT 06107-2211 +1 888-607-6873 http://musepaintbar.com/muse-west-hartford/
Excellent
50%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Muse Paintbar

Reviewed By 564Denise - West Hartford, United States

We had a great time with our family (9 of us)! Ria was the instructor and between her sense of humor, her ability to teach and the music she chose, we had a blast. She and her partner made us all feel like we had accomplished something. Price can be a little high but definitely worth it, especially for a special occasion (birthday, out of town guests visiting, date night, friends from work). Highly recommended! Plus, having a bar available was an added bonus!

7. Blue Back Square

65 Memorial Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107-2434 +1 860-882-0678 [email protected] http://www.bluebacksquare.com/
Excellent
56%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Blue Back Square

This shopping district in the town center of West Hartford are a Whole Foods, REI, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and over 30 other stores, boutique shops, eateries and entertainment options. The shopping center and Criterion Cinemas movie theater are easily to accessed from two garages and on-street parking.

8. MDC Reservoir #6

2900 Albany Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117-1800 +1 860-278-7850 https://themdc.org/recreation-areas/reservoirs
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

MDC Reservoir #6

Reviewed By DrLiz - Farmington, United States

The Farmington/West Hartford area does not lack for spectacular places to walk. The good thing about Reservoir #6 is that it has something for everyone – – the full 3.8 mile loop around the water is both scenic as well as fairly level for the majority of the walk; the non-paved roadway portion has a few ups and downs for those liking variety but nothing too taxing or strenuous. The part I like about it is that the major trail abuts a reported Revolutionary War campsite which was converted to a military hospital after the fighting; you can see these areas on the map however there are no dedicated or marked trails to the site, you need to step off trail to investigate. As a major history buff, I am a little disappointed that the importance of the area isn’t celebrated as much as it should be. The only visible remnants of the campsite are ruins of prior fireplaces – – the coordinates to find the exact spot are located online, on the town site so if you are packing a smart phone, you can easily find it using the maps. The stationary map at the entrance of the park also indicates that there is a memorial to the hospital somewhere in the woods but I must confess, I was unable to find it. Dog walkers rejoice! Our furred companions are welcome on leash Parking is limited on the same side of route 44 at number six but there is another lot across the busy thoroughfare for additional trails down to the other reservoirs. Route 44 is a busy road, and on the down slope, cars cruise by at amazing speeds— be sure to step lively if you attempt to cross.

9. Westfarms

1500 New Britain Ave, West Hartford, CT 06110-1680 +1 860-561-3024 http://www.shopwestfarms.com/
Excellent
53%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 17 reviews

Westfarms

Westfarms, the premier shopping center of central Connecticut, features anchor stores Nordstrom, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor and JCPenney. The shopping center offers 160 stylish retailers and restaurants, many unique to the trade area, including Anthropologie, Apple, The Art of Shaving, Athleta, Brio Tuscan Grille, California Pizza Kitchen, Coach, Free People, Hanna Andersson, J.Crew, Kiehl's, LEGO, Louis Vuitton, Lush, lululemon, Michael Kors, Microsoft, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Spanx, The North Face, Tiffany & Co., Tommy Bahama, Tory Burch, True Religion Brand Jeans, Urban Outfitters, Vans, vineyard vines and many more. The shopping center straddles the towns of Farmington and West Hartford, and is conveniently located at the intersection of I-84 and Route 9.

Reviewed By dustythoughts - Manchester, United States

I normally don't like shopping, as I find it stressful, but I do enjoy coming here. It's a well-light mall with a lot of stores and is generally pretty busy, even in the shopping off-seasons. It doesn't have the rundown, derelict feeling that many malls have, now that so many stores are closing. There isn't a centralized food court, but there are some good restaurants, and there's plenty of parking.

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