Middletown in a small city located on the Connecticut river, about 20 miles south of Hartford.
Middletown in the home of Wesleyan University. The presence of a major university right in the downtown section gives this small city a funky, college-town feel, and contributes to the success of a surprising number of coffee bars, international restaurants, and arts programs.
Coyote Blue Tex Mex Cafe, 1960 Saybrook Rd, (860)345-2403. Casual Mexican fare, great Margaritas served in 16oz mugs. No reservations. http://coyoteblue.com/
Inn at Middletown , 70 Main Street. After a long absence, Middletown again has a major hotel to call its own, a 100-room inn converted from the historic National Guard Armory. Visitors no longer need to stay in Cromwell when they come in for Wesleyan Parent's Weekend. http://www.innatmiddletown.com/