1) Wadsworth museum – Wadsworth museum is one of the oldest museums in the entire country. The museum opened in 1844 and consists of several impressionist’s paintings from French and American artists. It is a great educational trip to make with children and even adults.
2) Elizabeth Park – this 102-acre park is described as one of the city’s most beautiful locations. The park contains a beautiful rose garden as well as greenhouses, lawns, pathways, a pond, and tennis courts.
3) Connecticut State Capitol – The Connecticut State Capitol is the home of the Connecticut State Senate, the House of Representatives, the Connecticut General Assembly, and the office of the Governor of the State of Connecticut. The current capitol, constructed with marble and granite and opened in 1871, was designed in the Eastlake Movement style and has been designated as a U.S. National Historic Landmark.
4) Connecticut Science Center – The Center contains 40,00 square feet of interactive exhibits in its 154,000 square foot facility. The galleries include audio, tactile, and visual exhibits, among others. The Exploring Space gallery allows visitors to see a moon rock and moon craters, or go on a Venture to a Black Hole, while the River of Life teaches guests about the importance of the Connecticut River.
5) The Mark Twain House & Museum –Mark Twain, wrote some of his most famous books in this house such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn among other well-known works. Built in the Victorian Gothic style between 1873 and 1874, the house has 19 rooms. Opened in 2003, the museum features permanent and rotating exhibits that give visitors the chance to learn more about the author and his life.
6) Bushnell Park - The oldest publicly funded park in the U.S., Bushnell Park was envisioned by Reverend Horace Bushnell in the mid-19th century in order to give the people of Hartford a green open space, a concept that no other city in the U.S. had yet completed. With over 50 acres, the park features paths and groups of trees, a pond, a performance pavilion, a carousel, and the Corning Fountain. Memorials include the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch, which is dedicated to those who fought during the American Civil War.
Yes, you read that right. In just 77 days the Hartford Yard Goats will be making their debut at Dunkin Donuts Park on the corner of Pleasant and Main Streets. The Yard Goats are the Double A team affiliated with the Colorado Rockies that are said to have some of the most important prospects in all of Major League Baseball.
The Yard Goats will be an exciting addition to the city of Hartford and will be a great opportunity to get together with friends and family to watch some quality baseball.
While there were many delays with the construction of the park, many believe that the delays are worth it. The park will easily be one of the nicest in all of Major League Baseball including Triple A teams.
Yard Goats General Manager, Tim Restall, is ecstatic with the thought of baseball returning to Hartford. He believes it will be a great thing for the Hartford residents to rally behind.
"They want to laugh, they want to have fun," Restall said. "Whether dancing in the stands and seeing themselves on the Jumbo Tron or getting a selfie with their favorite mascot, these are all part of the Yard Goats entertainment experience."
Fireworks will kick off and end the season, and be set off 24 times overall, mostly on Friday and Saturday nights.
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1. Walking – Though it is difficult to walk outside during the winter months, creating a walking course throughout your house can be a good warm up to other workouts and helps get your blood flowing.
2. Jumping Jacks – Jumping Jacks are a great way to get in some good cardio and can be more exciting than most cardiovascular workouts.
3. Pushups – If regular pushups are too difficult, start out on your knees until you gain the chest and arm strength. Start out in small intervals.
4. Leg Lifts – These will help give you a good leg workout while also strengthening your core
5. Crunches – The best exercise for building up and strengthening abdominal muscles. When you’re just getting started, don’t worry about getting your head all the way up. So long as you’re going up until you feel the stretching of the muscles, you will see some benefit.
6. Jogging in Place – Jogging is a great workout for your heart. Anyone can jog in place while watching TV or listening to music. Wearing a good pair of shoes can be helpful to avoid any strains on your feet and back.
7. Squats – Doing air squats can be helpful to strengthening your legs and hips which can lead to helping out the muscles in your back.
8. Light Weight Lifting – Heavy weights from a store are not needed. Using things around the house that are somewhat heavy in weight can be a feasible option to tone muscles and build strength.
9. Step Exercises – Repeatedly stepping back and forth on the staircase can be a useful way to tone leg muscles.