Top Friend-Date Locations In Connecticut

May 19, 2016 8:00 AM

Image courtesy TheWadsworth.org

No matter how busy you are, you can always keep in touch with friends via texting or through social media like Facebook. But it’s important to set aside time now and again to get together in person, to experience a museum, a ballgame or just to sit and talk. If you have a friend you need to catch up with, set up a date to meet at one of these fun Connecticut locations.
Da Legna
858 State St.
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 495-9999
dalegna.comThere’s nothing like sharing a pizza with a good friend, and in Connecticut, the place to go for pizza pie is New Haven. The city is home to plenty of legendary pizza joints, but while there, you should visit one of the new kids on the block, Da Lenga. When you sit down, you’ll be handed a digital menu that shows you photos of all the perfectly-cooked brick oven pizzas. Choose from over fifteen artisanal varieties with toppings that include Italian tuna, fresh shucked clams and mashed potatoes, as well as several additional vegan pies and gluten free options.
Wadsworth Athaneum
600 Main St.
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 278-2670
thewadsworth.orgConnecticut’s premier art museum received an extensive makeover that was completed in 2015, so if you haven’t seen it in a while, reach out to a friend and check it out together. The newly-renovated building still houses a permanent collection of thousands of classic European, American and contemporary paintings and artifacts. There are also ever-changing exhibits, like the current one showcasing Romantic era fashions that runs through July 10. The Wadsworth also contains the Aetna Theater, which screens foreign and independent films, and the Museum Cafe that serves fresh and delicious salads, sandwiches and entrees.
Harry’s Place
104 Broadway St.
Colchester, CT 06415
(860) 537-2410
www.facebook.com/Harrys-PlaceOpen from March through October, Harry’s has been a fixture in Colchester for nearly a century. Grab a picnic table and enjoy the state’s ultimate destination for classic road food. Harry’s serves several different burgers, hot dogs and sandwiches and tempting sides such as onion rings, cheese poppers, sweet potato fries and boneless wings. Or you can order one of its many seafood items such as fried shrimp, fresh clam bellies or an overstuffed lobster roll. And make room for a sundae with homemade ice cream.Related: Top Spots To See Stand Up Comedy In Connecticut

Ballpark At Harbor Yard
500 Main St.
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 345-4800
www.bridgeportbluefish.comDuring the warm weather months, have some fun by taking in a game of professional baseball. You and your friend can cheer on the Bridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic League at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard, which is a short walk from Bridgeport’s Metro-North station. The park runs regular promotions for each day of the week, such as $2 hot dogs on Tuesday and drink specials on Thursday evenings, as well as special events throughout the season. The ballpark even just recently added a beer garden.
Sign Of The Whale
6 Harbor Point Road
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 883-8282
www.signofthewhalect.comSign of the Whale has become one of Stamford’s favorite gastropubs since it opened in 2014. With its 5000-square-foot rooftop bar, the only one in the city, it’s no wonder this pub is so popular. The food is even better than the view, including tasty specialties like white clam pizza, lobster and crab ravioli and the whale burger with smoked bacon, egg, Gruyere cheese and truffle spread. Sign of the Whale also has Goose Island IPA, Ithaca Flower Power and Coney Island hard root beer on tap, as well as over thirty bottles of brews.Related: Top Paint And Sip In Connecticut

Joshua Palmes is a freelance writer covering all things Connecticut. His work can be found on Examiner.com.

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