Guidebook for Andover

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Guidebook for Andover

Arts & Culture
We're only 15 minutes from UConn, the top-ranked public university in New England, and a nice destination for museums, arts events, nearby dining, and more.
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University of Connecticut
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We're only 15 minutes from UConn, the top-ranked public university in New England, and a nice destination for museums, arts events, nearby dining, and more.
A vibrant, open-and-affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ, immediately adjacent to UConn (pastored by one of your hosts!)
Storrs Congregational Church UCC
2 North Eagleville Road
A vibrant, open-and-affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ, immediately adjacent to UConn (pastored by one of your hosts!)
A Connecticut landmark! Broadway-level theatre productions right on the picturesque shore of the Connecticut River.
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Goodspeed Musicals
6 Main Street
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A Connecticut landmark! Broadway-level theatre productions right on the picturesque shore of the Connecticut River.
Top-rated, innovative theatre productions right in the heart of Hartford, next to a fantastic lineup of restaurants sure to make for a great evening!
Hartford Stage
50 Church Street
Top-rated, innovative theatre productions right in the heart of Hartford, next to a fantastic lineup of restaurants sure to make for a great evening!
UConn's major performing arts center
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Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
2132 Hillside Road
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UConn's major performing arts center
A vibrant congregation of the Episcopal Church (pastored by one of your hosts!)
St Stephen's Episcopal Church
31 Main Street
A vibrant congregation of the Episcopal Church (pastored by one of your hosts!)
Food Scene
A fantastic gastro-pub style restaurant and craft brewery. Excellent food, and consistently one of Yankee Magazine's top-rated breweries in New England.
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Willimantic Brewing Company
967 Main Street
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A fantastic gastro-pub style restaurant and craft brewery. Excellent food, and consistently one of Yankee Magazine's top-rated breweries in New England.
A wonderful cafe, coffee-shop, and restaurant, lovely for lunch, dinner, or in-between.
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Cafemantic
948 Main Street
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A wonderful cafe, coffee-shop, and restaurant, lovely for lunch, dinner, or in-between.
Great food in a lovely contemporary surrounding at the brand new Storrs Center district near UConn
Geno's Grille
9 Dog Lane
Great food in a lovely contemporary surrounding at the brand new Storrs Center district near UConn
A cute cafe and ice cream counter, featuring dairy products from right here in eastern Connecticut.
Farmer's Cow Calfe & Creamery
86 Storrs Road
A cute cafe and ice cream counter, featuring dairy products from right here in eastern Connecticut.
A great cafe, coffee shop, and restaurant with a college-town vibe, featuring quality local food
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Dog Lane Café
1 Dog Lane
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A great cafe, coffee shop, and restaurant with a college-town vibe, featuring quality local food
Reasonably good pan-Asian cuisine... Chinese, Japanese, and some Thai items, along with sushi
Oriental Cafe Willimantic
1257 Main Street
Reasonably good pan-Asian cuisine... Chinese, Japanese, and some Thai items, along with sushi
Really outstanding pizza! Best pizza in this region of Connecticut, in our opinion... wood-fired oven, thin-crust, gourmet style. And try the arugula salad! Restaurant has a nice vibe, too...
Camille's Wood Fired Pizza
23 Fieldstone Commons
Really outstanding pizza! Best pizza in this region of Connecticut, in our opinion... wood-fired oven, thin-crust, gourmet style. And try the arugula salad! Restaurant has a nice vibe, too...
Actually "Tacos la Rosa"... great place for authentic-style Mexican tacos and other eats.
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Tacos La Rosa
255 Main Street
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Actually "Tacos la Rosa"... great place for authentic-style Mexican tacos and other eats.
If you need a Starbucks fix and are headed toward Storrs...
Starbucks
1244 Storrs Road
If you need a Starbucks fix and are headed toward Storrs...
If you need a Starbucks fix and are headed south...
Starbucks
95 Linwood Road
If you need a Starbucks fix and are headed south...
Great restaurant... local operation with a few locations in Connecticut
Maggie McFly's® Manchester
194 Buckland Hills Drive
Great restaurant... local operation with a few locations in Connecticut
One of our favorite higher-end dining options in Hartford
Firebox Restaurant
539 Broad St
One of our favorite higher-end dining options in Hartford
New England is Dunkin' Donuts land... here's the closest one headed east.
Dunkin'
221 Willimantic Road
New England is Dunkin' Donuts land... here's the closest one headed east.
New England is Dunkin' Donuts land... here's the closest one headed west.
Dunkin'
497 U.S. 6
New England is Dunkin' Donuts land... here's the closest one headed west.
Great restaurant right in downtown Hartford! Very close to the Hartford Stage, among other attractions...
DISH Bar & Grill
900 Main St
Great restaurant right in downtown Hartford! Very close to the Hartford Stage, among other attractions...
Another very good pizza option in the area
Woodbridge Pizza Co.
489 Middle Turnpike East
Another very good pizza option in the area
A nice Asian and Hibachi restaurant
Asian Bistro
95 Storrs Road
A nice Asian and Hibachi restaurant
Great Indian food... a little different flavor palate than your run-of-the-mill Indian place.
Indigo Indian Bistro
232 Spencer Street
Great Indian food... a little different flavor palate than your run-of-the-mill Indian place.
Cute little sandwich shop / cafe / coffee place...
Something Simple Cafe LLC
12 Main Street
Cute little sandwich shop / cafe / coffee place...
Wonderful Mediterranean/Lebanese-based casual cuisine! Pizza available, too!
Gansett Wraps
12 Royce Cir
Wonderful Mediterranean/Lebanese-based casual cuisine! Pizza available, too!
Wonderful place for breakfast (especially, although they do lunch, too!
TOAST, Four Corners
625 Middle Turnpike
Wonderful place for breakfast (especially, although they do lunch, too!
Great breakfast place on the way toward Hartford, just off I-384 at exit 2
Cosmic Omelet
485 Hartford Rd
Great breakfast place on the way toward Hartford, just off I-384 at exit 2
Parks & Nature
A 30 mile rails-to-trails, great for walking or biking, and accessible directly from our property.
Hop River State Park Trail
A 30 mile rails-to-trails, great for walking or biking, and accessible directly from our property.
Nearest dog park to our house is here...
Mount Nebo Park
Nearest dog park to our house is here...
Great dog park
South Windsor Bark Park
Great dog park
Another good dog park
Glastonbury Dog Park
Another good dog park
Mansfield Hollow State Park is a great place to go hiking... very beautiful! Total hike if you go all the way around the Mansfield Hollow Lake is over 5 miles.
Mansfield Hollow State Park Parking Lot
Mansfield Hollow State Park is a great place to go hiking... very beautiful! Total hike if you go all the way around the Mansfield Hollow Lake is over 5 miles.
Essentials
Hope you don't have to go... but this is the place for medical emergencies.
Windham Hospital
112 Mansfield Avenue
Hope you don't have to go... but this is the place for medical emergencies.
Hope you don't have to go... but this is the other place for medical emergencies.
Manchester Memorial Hospital
71 Haynes Street
Hope you don't have to go... but this is the other place for medical emergencies.
Closest major grocery store
Stop & Shop
1391 Main Street
Closest major grocery store
Local Food Co-op... great for local produce, certain basics, organics and other non-conventional items, and so on.
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Willimantic Food Co-op
91 Valley Street
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Local Food Co-op... great for local produce, certain basics, organics and other non-conventional items, and so on.
Great locally-owned, high-service-level grocery store! Convenient off I-384, too.
Highland Park Market
317 Highland Street
Great locally-owned, high-service-level grocery store! Convenient off I-384, too.
Everything Else
Lovely state park for hiking...
Gay City State Park
386 North Street
Lovely state park for hiking...
Shopping
Wonderful shop for all sorts of gift items and other miscellania... worth a stop!
The Hoot
86 Storrs Road
Wonderful shop for all sorts of gift items and other miscellania... worth a stop!
Looking for a traditional shopping mall? Here's the closest major one...
The Shoppes at Buckland Hills
194 Buckland Hills Drive
Looking for a traditional shopping mall? Here's the closest major one...
Getting Around
Nearby car rental option
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
1040 Main St
Nearby car rental option
Amtrak station and bus depot
Union Station
1 Union Pl
Amtrak station and bus depot