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April 6

Meeting and eating spot maybe near Hartford, CT?

Where should my brother and I eat lunch and hang out? We live a little farther apart than ideal for a day trip. Hartford, CT is about halfway, so it could be a good area to meet, though we’re open to somewhere else too. We’d like somewhere to eat lunch outside, and something else to do. [more inside]
posted by daisyace around Connecticut at 5:11 AM - 5 answers has best

November 21, 2022

New Haven with a five year old on Thanksgiving

We're visiting grownup friends in New Haven, Connecticut, for Thanksgiving (Wednesday to Friday). Our five year old will be the only young kid around and will need some outings. Can you help us brainstorm things to do in New Haven on and around Thanksgiving that might be fun for adults and one five year old?
posted by john hadron collider around New Haven, CT at 5:45 PM - 12 answers

May 13, 2022

Plan my East Coast long weekend

I will be in Simsbury, CT in late July for a wedding. My boyfriend and I want to add on a few extra days but we both have zero familiarity with the area and no constraints other than the wedding itself. We're open to staying in CT or going somewhere else via train or rental car. All this is making it hard hard to even start planning when I don't know what I'm looking for. Any suggestions or recommendations? Specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by anderjen around Connecticut at 1:31 PM - 10 answers

June 24, 2021

New Haven/Hartford commute

I am going to be working in West Hartford for at least a year starting in 2022. [more inside]
posted by 8603 around Hartford, CT at 1:10 PM - 5 answers

February 22, 2021

Bring her up to speed on Hartford CT.

Asking for my adult kid who just found she needs to relocate to Hartford CT in a four months ... what's Hartford like? Suggested places to live? [more inside]
posted by lpsguy around Hartford, CT at 8:27 AM - 10 answers has best

November 22, 2020

Headed to New Haven What else?

Staying overnight in New Haven tomorrow, coming from NYC. Primary reason for visit is to try their pizza, after having New Haven pizza in another city I want to go to the source. I'm not sure what COVID restrictions are like there, but what would be some fun things to do? It looks like a nice town to explore on foot, and I won't have a car but will be staying in the center of the city in a hotel. I like to walk around and explore architecture, take photos, etc. Would also love it if there's an amazing local coffee shop to check out. For pizza (no cheese), I've been told that Frank Pepe's is the spot. So just anything interesting in general that a solo traveler can fill a day with. Thanks!
posted by signondiego around New Haven, CT at 8:04 AM - 15 answers

July 31, 2018

How do you buy a used cargo bike in New England?

Help me find whatever market there is for used cargo bikes in (ideally lower) New England. [more inside]
posted by gauche around Hartford, CT at 1:52 PM - 6 answers

July 13, 2018

Summer weekday parking at New Haven train station

I've taken the Metro North to NYC from New Haven plenty of times on weekends, but the few times I've done it on weekdays the parking garage and attached lot were full and I've had to park farther than I'd like. Now it's summer and some commuters are probably on vacation... Do I have a much better shot at getting parking right at the station on a weekday morning? If it still typically fills, around what time does that tend to happen?
posted by dayintoday around New Haven, CT at 8:27 AM - 2 answers

June 29, 2015

Restaurants and other things to do in New London, Connecticut

I'll be staying a week in New London, CT by myself in early July. I'd like to get some recommendations for not-too-expensive places to eat, and other things to do. [more inside]
posted by holborne around New London, CT at 8:16 AM - 9 answers

May 13, 2015

Stuff to do in/near New Haven?

Hey, y'all! I've gotten a short-notice approval to go to a professional conference in New Haven, Connecticut. The conference ends on a Friday afternoon, and I'd like to take the next couple days to poke around in the area before returning home. Any recommendations as to what a solo female should do over a weekend in that neck of the woods? Thanks!
posted by schooley around Connecticut at 6:46 AM - 12 answers

September 8, 2014

Help me hack a Darien Lake vacation (for next summer) !

We are planning a Friday afternoon - Monday morning trip next July to Darien lake. Please help me maximize our experience. We have never been, and the website is a bit thin on useful content. We are leaning towards renting one of the trailers, vs. one of the cabins, as the pricing seems more reasonable. Which should we choose? Please share your wisdom! (more questions after the jump) [more inside]
posted by walkinginsunshine around Darien, CT at 8:34 AM - 4 answers

September 6, 2014

Suggestions for a Connecticut town to stay in for one night?

Hi! I'm trying to choose a town to stay in, possibly not all that far from Hartford. I'd like it to be non-urban, non-strip mall, and not a wasteland like near an airport or industrial area. Beyond that, I don't have too many specifications… [more inside]
posted by roxie110 around Connecticut at 11:39 AM - 6 answers has best

February 21, 2014

Evening one-time parking in Greenwich CT

I need to leave my car in Greenwich, take the train to NYC to have dinner with some friends, and then to come back to Greenwich later in the evening and drive away. This will be in the middle of the week, arriving in Greenwich around 4pm and returning to Greenwich late in the evening. [more inside]
posted by Kevin S around Greenwich, CT at 1:50 PM - 3 answers

June 14, 2013

Bicycle riding around New Haven, CT

I'm going to be in New Haven, CT for the first time ever for a few days without a car soon. I would really like to line up at least two relatively easy bicycle rides that will end up at the seacoast during my short visit. Can you point me in the right direction? Bonus points if you can help me borrow or rent a bike. [more inside]
posted by pinetree around New Haven, CT at 7:24 AM - 9 answers has best

January 2, 2013

Things to do on the outskirts of New Haven?

I'm going to be in New Haven, without a car, on this coming Saturday and Sunday. What to do for fun? [more inside]
posted by NucleophilicAttack around New Haven, CT at 2:19 PM - 9 answers has best

December 16, 2012

CT to NYC on Metro-North: Where to park?

I'll soon have to travel semi-frequently from Hartford to NYC for work stuff, at both peak and off-peak times. I'm guessing the best option is to park-and-ride at some station along the Metro North line, but where should I park? This AskMe said Bridgeport Station is the best option, but that was almost six years ago - has anything changed? Would a station in New York state proper be better - Port Chester, etc? I'll also have to travel pretty late some nights in case that makes a difference.
posted by UncleBoomee around Connecticut at 8:51 PM - 15 answers has best

August 16, 2012

Commute to Rowayton , CT

Is a daily commute from Manhattan 34th St , 9av to Rowayton, CT doable? Has anyone done that? Is it like more than 2 hours? [more inside]
posted by jassi around Norwalk, CT at 5:58 AM - 11 answers

August 29, 2011

Where should we stay in Lake Garda?

Lake Garda filter - where to stay? [more inside]
posted by Mnky197 around Lake Garda, CT at 4:59 AM - 2 answers

February 25, 2011

13yr old does small town Conneticut

13yr old boy going to live with US host family: advice needed [more inside]
posted by Wilder around Connecticut at 7:48 AM - 43 answers

December 8, 2009

Where should I live in SW Connecticut that has a good cheap rent vs. good elem. school balance?

I'm moving with my family to Connecticut in a few weeks. Definitely western CT, probably SW CT. Need advice on rent and elementary schools, specifically: "Where should I live that has a good balance of cheap rent vs. good schools"? [more inside]
posted by taumeson around Connecticut at 11:47 AM - 6 answers has best