Montreal Getaways: Hartford, Connecticut
Bet no one’s ever told you to escape Montreal by going to Hartford before! Unfortunately, that’s probably because this lovable city has long been overshadowed, sandwiched in between big shot neighbours Boston and New York City. Did you know Mark Twain adored Hartford and wrote some of his most famous books there, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer? You can visit his former home, now called the Mark Twain House & Museum. Make sure to spend a day in Bushnell Park, where you’ll find the quaint-looking Tudor-style Pump House Gallery—loaded with exhibits by area artists—and a merry-go-round from 1914.