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A mixture of cherry-red, gold, and rusty brown leaves flutter to the ground like confetti around Farmington - which is a city with plenty of color. New England's blinding fall foliage is incredible, but it doesn’t matter when you visit, you can always lose yourself in a world of shopping at Macy's Westfarms Mall, or enjoy daytrips into neighboring Hartford – to walk through glowing riverfront parks. Just 2 hours north of New York, Farmington is a magnet for the rich and famous – with both Mike Tyson and 50 Cent having owned lavish mansions in the city.

Things to see

City dwellers will be left gob smacked by the ferocity of the colors in the trees, as they head into Mohawk State Forest. Watch the bright hues smudge, as they're reflected in the glistening waters of hidden lakes, before you creep forwards to get a better view of the long antlered elk, which sip from the water's edge. While the colors of fall are spectacular, you may find the reds and whites at Sunset Meadows Vineyards more to your taste. Sample the winery's crisp vintages, while looking out over the spindly vineyards, which yielded the flavorsome grapes in your glass. On a sunny day, nothing beats grabbing a bottle of sparkling, and heading out onto the winery's lawn to sip the bubbles, slurp salty oysters, and listen to live music floating through the air. For some more culture, pay a visit to the redbrick mansion that the great American author Mark Twain lived in for 17 years. Find your own muse, as you walk through the museum, and touch the battered old desk where he sweated over his prose - which is still gracing classrooms across the world today.

Hotels in Farmington

Sit under a blanket of stars each evening, on your Farmington hotel's outdoor patio. Feeling hungry? Fire up the barbeque, or take a seat at your hotel's restaurant - where you can enjoy Connecticut specialties like apizza – which is a garlic and clam pizza. If you're lucky enough to have any spare time on your hands, you can work up a sweat on your hotel's treadmill, cool off with a swim in its wide pool, or sit back to enjoy a well-earned drink at the bar. Free WiFi will keep you connected, while tea and coffee making facilities will always be waiting in your room.

Where to stay

Farmington is a quiet, leafy town, and you'll be fascinated by its history. Take a wander from your hotel's central location to learn about places like Timothy Wadsworth House - which was an important stop on the Underground Railway, used to help smuggle slaves to freedom from the south. Staying in West Hartford is another option, where you'll be close to the flow of the Connecticut River - which glitters with the lights of downtown in the evening. Be sure to take in the golden dome on top of the marble Connecticut State Capital Building, as you enjoy a stop in one of the country's oldest cities.

How to get to Farmington

Bradley International Airport is just 25 minutes' drive from Farmington, and the airport links New England with the rest of the East Coast and Midwest. If you're coming from further away, then it may be easier to find a flight to New York's JFK International, which is around 2 hours' drive away. Union Station, in Hartford, connects you to the Amtrak network - which means you can easily travel to New York, Boston or Vermont by train.