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Wander through expansive public gardens admiring flowering bushes and blossoming trees, delight in local history in antiquated museums, and explore university buildings to discover local art, musical performances, and interesting plays. Middleton has a very artsy vibe, a quaint, colonial-era feel to its broad inner streets with their renovated warehouse stores. Apartments boldly overlook pretty landscaped parks, and aging homes with painted porches and manicured lawns hug its residential streets.

Things to see

On pretty Long Hill, historic Wadsworth Mansion is over a century old, an ornate, almost palatial family home set amid the rolling landscape of Middletown. At its creation it stretched over 500 acres, taking in towering forests, gentle hills, glittering ponds, and pastureland that became home to herds of cattle and flocks of sheep. These days its parklands are open to visitors to explore, wandering at will along lengthy trails that lead to the Wadsworth Falls State Park. During summer, activities get families involved in conservation, from Daffodil Day to regular markets. There’s more family fun at the KidCity Children’s Museum, an interactive, hands-on play area filled with fishing games, pretend ships, old-fashioned cars, and an imaginary farm. Set over 3 levels it’s like an enhanced soft play area, as children run amok creating their own adventures and exploring mysterious sea caves. The Wesleyan University is at the heart of culture in Middletown, a privately funded and elaborate arts college dedicated to film, theater, and humanities. Its campus plays host to unique historic sites, including the stark white columns of the Samuel Wadsworth Russell House, resplendent in ornate Greek-style architecture.

Hotels in Middletown

Hotels in Middleton are sparsely dotted through its streets, a mixture of elegant stately buildings mixed with a few discount hotels, and there are plenty more to choose from in the outlying neighborhood of Meriden. Roadside motels with free parking, private main front doors, and comfortable beds are abundant. Rooms tend to be a little on the small side though, so you might want to splash out on luxury hotels in Middleton which offer far more plush and spacious surroundings. High-rise, multistory hotels with old-fashioned brick facades and columned entrances dominate the Main Street, offering superlative views, elegant decor, and lavish bathrooms.

Where to stay

Middleton tucks along the edge of the Connecticut River, its inner streets a warren of leafy residential estates, sprawling university campuses, and trailing highways. The Coginchaug River winds happily through the center of Palmer Field, gurgling past ball fields and quiet cul-de-sacs. On Main Street, red brick-built warehouses are home to hardware stores and pharmacies, the towering spire of a stone-built church spikes the sky, and a pretty green common with whitewashed pergola is overlooked by tempting teashops and luxury hotels in Middleton.

How to get to Middletown

Bradley International Airport is the closest destination airport offering overseas flights. It’s conveniently located for onward travel by road or rail, and following Interstate 91 brings you past the turn-off for Middleton if you choose to hire a car. Depending on your choice of activities while you’re here, you might not have any need of transport. If you do, a hire car is arguably the better choice, giving you the freedom to visit the coastline at Tweed New Haven, or the bustling downtown district of Hartford.

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