Just go to New Haven. I wouldn’t worry all that much about where you go, but common sense prevails.There's not much to do in Hartford proper but.......
Stay south or west of Hartford (Rocky Hill, Cromwell, Farmington). You'll find many things to do in West Hartford Center. They've really improved the place since I grew up there.
The pizza in New Haven is the best. Modern/Pepe's and there's Archie Moore's for pub food. Be careful where you travel in New Haven though.
As an alumnus you are welcomed with open arms! Follow what is to come here and do some homework. Here is the tailgate rules.1) Keep your lasso at home.
You'll get the flavor of a couple of the oldest "reservations" in the US. Other "reservations" in CT were bought out or taken over. Mountain Grove cemetery in Bridgeport used to be a village and then a reservation. Now, it's a cemetery with ancient burials.Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino- You won’t get flavor of CT, but you will have a great guys weekend.
Thanks! My friends and I are going to make a week of it after the game and hit RI, MA, ME, NH, and VT before we drive back to Virginia. Hopefully the Fall colors will be starting to peak then.How long are you planning on coming for, just one night or making a longish weekend out of it? If you’ve never been up this way maybe look into rooms at Mohegan or Foxwoods, there’s plenty to do at and around those areas for a grown up weekend away, it’s about a 45 minute drive between there and Rentschler, but you will not hit traffic at anytime you choose to drive.
Tailgating your options will mainly be the main lot at the Rent which will put you in the Red Lot or across the street from the field is offsite parking that also has decent tailgating. Anywhere you park the majority of fans tailgating will be accommodating and welcoming to you, but there are always a few bad apples like anywhere, but you’ll find most people welcoming and probably offer you some food or a drink.
If you want the casino route and more details just ask and I’m sure everyone will be ready to offer input of the go to’s and the avoid of it all. But most importantly, hope you enjoy your stay!
You'll have better luck further north, down here they usually don't peak until mid October. Northern New England may be in peak by that time.Thanks! My friends and I are going to make a week of it after the game and hit RI, MA, ME, NH, and VT before we drive back to Virginia. Hopefully the Fall colors will be starting to peak then.
What are the targeted interests of @DCPoke and friends? Your responses may prompt additional helpful responses. On the way to/fro CT, you may want to visit New Haven for the nation's best apizza.A couple of friends and I are driving up from Virginia to see the Cowboys play the Huskies in September. Any advice regarding accommodations, dining, and tailgating?
That is A LOT to try to pack into a week, and I don't really think you'll get any sense for any of those places. I'd just pick 1 and commit...cant really go wrong with any IMO.Thanks! My friends and I are going to make a week of it after the game and hit RI, MA, ME, NH, and VT before we drive back to Virginia. Hopefully the Fall colors will be starting to peak then.