What to do and see in Newington, United States: The Best Places and Tips

October 13, 2017 Jacquiline Delozier

Newington in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Room Escape Games. Discover best things to do in Newington with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Newington

1. Team vs. Time

320 New Britain Rd, Berlin, CT 06037-1319 +1 860-259-6167
Excellent
96%
Good
3%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

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
Excellent
81%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

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. Iwo Jima Survivors Memorial Park

Ella Grasso Blvd., Exit 29 off of Route 9, Newington, CT 06111 +1 860-291-9666
Excellent
57%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Iwo Jima Survivors Memorial Park

Reviewed By GringoAlto2000 - Hartford, Connecticut

This is a simply and emotional monument that can help explain the die-heart sacrifice during wwII. Please respect the seriousness and atmosphere, good to be prepared with an authentic account of history.

4. Hartford Stage

50 Church St, Hartford, CT 06103-1201 +1 860-527-5151
Excellent
78%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 209 reviews

Hartford Stage

Hartford Stage, located in Hartford, Connecticut, is one of the nation's leading resident theatres, known for producing innovative revivals of classics and provocative new plays and musicals, including 68 world and American premieres, as well as offering a distinguished education program, which reaches more than 20,000 students annually.

Reviewed By gersty - NYC

This is our 15th year attending this production. We have loved this production since we first saw it with our 4 year old daughter in 2003. Attending this production is a family holiday tradition that always puts us in the Christmas spirit. While we lament the retirement of Bill Raymond from the production, Michael Preston's Scrooge was a deft and more than acceptable replacement. We hope to come back for our 16th year in 2018.
Bravo Hartford Stage!

5. Dinosaur State Park & Museum

400 West St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3506 +1 860-529-5816
Excellent
45%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

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.

6. Elizabeth Park

1561 Asylum Ave, I-84 Exit 44, West Hartford, CT 06106 +1 860-722-6543
Excellent
70%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 332 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 Otis_108 - San Diego, California

What a lovely treasure in the middle of the city. Was such a treat to walk through it. We happened to be there in October when they had a lot of Halloween things up and that was really a bonus. Loved our time here!

7. Old Wethersfield

Wethersfield, CT
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 54 reviews

Old Wethersfield

Reviewed By 2CAtravelers - Brattleboro, Vermont

Wethersfield is a charming, quaint town south of Hartford. There are several shops and restaurants as well as historic sights. You can even visit the old churchyard where many of the founding town members are buried. Between visiting the historic homes, window shopping, and having a meal here, you could spend several hours.

8. Mill pond park

123 Garfield Rd, Newington, CT 06107-2909
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 36 reviews

Mill pond park

Reviewed By Rachel R

I saw a picture of the waterfall online and went to check it out. It was very pretty! There is a short loop trail too that was plowed. Glad I checked it out!

9. West Hartford Reservoir

1420 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-3136 +1 860-278-7850
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 167 reviews

West Hartford Reservoir

Reviewed By JBMartiniguy - Hartford, Connecticut

The 'Res itself is a an easy walk, flat and always near the water with great views, lots of sky, free parking and not too challenging. It can also be used to reach the Heublein Tower from the south side following the MMC Trail (Metacomet-Monadnock Trail) Blue Markers or south on the same trail.

On weekends the lots get full(er) late morning to l=mid afternoon, so plan accordingly.

10. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103-2911 +1 860-278-2670
Excellent
72%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 458 reviews

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

The first public art museum in the United States features 50,000 pieces ranging from ancient to contemporary, the largest collection of Hudson River School paintings in the world, an impressive array of Pilgrim-era furnishings and European and American art.

Reviewed By Carlton M - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

We had so much fun with Sez Zion, Lamont Williams and group were incredible. The buffet was wonderful as usual with fresh orange juice (PLUS). Quiche Lorraine, Tomato and Spinach Quiche, Challah French Toast, Bagels & Cream Cheese, Breakfast Potatoes, Assorted Pastries, Fresh Fruit, Sausage and Bacon. Great coffee and wonderful service. Mimosas or Bloody Mary complimentary. The new Edward Gorey Exhibit ends May 6th. If you love PBS/Masterpiece Mystery, he did the art work, drawings and more. Don't miss it! It is inspiring and emotional for some of us who remember the beginnings of "Mystery".

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