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Beat the Winter Blues: 8 Things to Do Around Hartford

Spring is just around the corner, but that corner might seem pretty far away right now. While curling up on the sofa with a good book might help you while away an afternoon, to beat the winter blues and survive until spring, try getting out and enjoying the Hartford area with these recommended activities.

Murder on the Orient Express

Experience the first stage adaptation of Agatha Christie’s famous book. Get tickets here: https://www.ctvisit.com/events/murder-orient-express

Seal Spotting & Birding Cruise

Don’t miss this unique opportunity offered by the Maritime Museum to cruise out to the Long Island Sound to look for seals and do some bird watching. Learn more here: https://www.maritimeaquarium.org/cruise-schedule/event/1556888

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises

Continue your maritime adventure with the Connecticut River Museum. Through mid-March, you have the opportunity to enjoy a cruise on the lower Connecticut River. https://ctriverquest.com/portfolio/wintereagle/

Special Exhibit at the Spectrum Gallery: Appreciate Everything

The cold days of winter can make us forget appreciating the simple things, but this exhibit reminds us to take joy in the simple things in life. https://www.ctvisit.com/events/appreciating-everyday

The Gallery at Still River Editions Special Exhibit

This special exhibit features the work of three generations of the Gesualdi family: Vito Gesualdi, David Gesualdi, and Daisy Gesualdi. https://stillrivereditions.com/current-exhibition

Indoor Farmer’s Market

While most farmer’s markets shut down for the winter, the City Seed Winter Farmer’s Market runs every Saturday through the winter, where you can purchase produce, have brunch, and bring the kids for a fun day out. https://cityseed.org/indoor-winter-market/

Winter Wine Trail

Get your “passport” stamped at 14 different wineries on the winter wine tour, running through April 11. https://ctwine.com/events/winter-wine-trail/

Bruce Museum

The Bruce Museum just introduced a new exhibit called “Under the Skin,” featuring a variety of recent scientific discoveries. It’s certain to fascinate all ages. https://brucemuseum.org/site/news_detail/under-the-skin-science-exhibition-to-open-february-1-2020

It’s easy to look out the window and decide you’d rather stay inside, but you would definitely miss out on some of the best things happening around Hartford.

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