travelgrove Reviews
 

Relax in the calm Hanover, VT, Connecticut

 
    Hanover's map
lindamura's pictureby lindamura review
added on 14th of November, 2007
Located near Lebanon, across from Vermont and in the Connecticut River Valley, is the thriving university town of Hanover with sweeping green and brick buildings.

The city is home to the much appreciated Dartmouth College established in this remote spot in the eighteenth century by the early colonists. The college was named after its first trustee, the second Earl of Dartmouth. Its purpose was to instruct both the Youth of Indian tribes and the colonists. Since then, the college has had a great importance in shaping the community and many brilliant minds were among its alumni: President Nelson Rockefeller, Robert Frost and Daniel Webster, just to name a few. All appreciated Dartmouth College as an important factor in the community’s culture and Daniel Webster’s words: “It is a small college, gentlemen, but there are those who love it” became the informal motto for its students.

If you visit the college you will be pleasantly surprised by the beautiful village green considered an an ideal destination for strolling and lounging and marking the border between college and town. You shouldn’t miss its greatest attraction: the small Hood Museum of Art displaying the works of great artists like Picasso and Monet alongside Assyrian bas-reliefs. And you can even watch an international art or a classic movie at the nearby cultural complex called the Dartmouth Film Society.

The city’s art scene includes murals by Latin American painter José Orozco that can be enjoyed at Dartmouth's Baker Memorial Library. He was the one who painted The Epic of American Civilization.

But this marvelous city has many other attractions in store that are waiting to be discovered. The best way to do it is to park your car (you might have some difficulty in doing it especially when the school is in session) and start exploring it the way you think will suit you best as you can chose from options like: biking, walking or canoeing as the city is an enjoyable place to wander around. You can also do it on your own, but it is recommended to either use a map of the campus or join a free guided tour that is especially available in summer. You will find information at the Hanover Inn, one of the best choices for accommodation, overlooking Dartmouth Green from the corner of Main and Wheelock streets.

Next to the Hanover Inn you will find the modern Hopkins Center for the Arts designed by the famous architect Wallace Harrison who also designed Lincoln Center in New York. The center includes a 900-seat concert hall where national acts are performed.

Hanover's downtown boasts endless shopping possibilities with excellent gift and clothing shops that can reign as the focal point for your sojourn any time of year. Among them are two outstanding bookstores that need to be mentioned: the Dartmouth Bookstore and the Left Bank Books. The first is a pleasant mix including a literature section, children's and travel books rooms and a newspaper and magazine selection anything you want in a bookstore is to be found here. The other bookstore is small but with a personal touch to it.

The most visited place around Hanover area is the Moose Mountain Lodge. It boasts an excellent view of Vermont and while in summer it feels like a secluded place in winter it comes alive together with the cross-country skiing

Hanover is the place that can fill any order, with lively places to eat and drink, plenty opportunities to relax, have an adventure, learn about art or just spend fun time with the kids.
 

Things about Hanover you may be interested in

Be the first who requests a site listing for this page.
 
 

 
 
 
guides

Recommended Knoxville Guide

Knoxville Nightlife

Music has been one of the most important aspects in attracting people to a certain nightclub or a pub.  Here at Knoxville, Tennessee, live music is available for you every night. Just select from the nightclubs in the city and get to enjoy the evening with world class entertainment. Do you want to hang out in Knoxville’s greatest places? Go to 4620 were you will enjoy the music, have great drinks and just relax. All week long, you will have DJ’s as well as live music. 4620 is one of the best Jazz clubs in Knoxville. If you want to dance the night away, you should visit Cotton Eyed Joe where a wide range of music is played. If you can’t... Read more »

 
 
reviews

Recent reviews for Hanover

Snorkeling and jetski in Honolulu - Nov 24, 2009, by MadSuh
Visiting Honolulu is in many ways very much similar to visiting other large cities. Honolulu is a large city with traffic, tall building, and all the pros and cons of a large metropolitan area. I enjoyed Honolulu, but of course the rest of... Read more »

Santa Barbara - Feb 3, 2015, by adam
Santa Barbara, which is a halfway point between San Francisco and Los Angeles is easily the most gorgeous and I've ever been to by far. Nicknamed the "American Riviera" because of it's extremely beautiful scenery,... Read more »

Discovering Portland - Jul 15, 2008, by mohds2
Perhaps it is the climatic condition, or perhaps it is only a better day to be a bit off. A few of it have to act undoubtedly with the truth that I perform in psychological strength & these people mesmerize me instead of concerning me.... Read more »

Snow and ski in Winter Park Resort, CO - Nov 12, 2007, by lindamura
The large Winter Park Resort is the closest major destination resort and the closest ski area to Denver, about 67 miles northwest of the city. Located in the scenic Fraser Valley high in the Rocky Moutains, Winter Park is a favorite of... Read more »

Deserts, climbing and museums in Phoenix - Jul 18, 2008, by mohds2
Nearly ideal year round weather & some perfectly designed contest have made Phoenix the top golf country in the world. However, there is more to this easygoing metropolis than perfect greens & tee times. Greater Phoenix area, as... Read more »

 
 

More reviews you might be interested in

Dubai reviews - United Arab Emirates
This was an interesting trip. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was certainly surprised. I think that most people living in the Western World...
A Few Days Vacation in Dubai

Bruges reviews - Belgium
Bruges is Belgiums most well-preserved historic town. It is situated at the Flemish Region. It is well known for it's exceptional architecture...
Bruges, Belgium

 

Regensburg reviews - Germany
Because the city suffered little damage in World War 2 unlike many other german locations, the town was added to the UNESCO world heritage site,...
Regensburg

Tbilisi reviews - Georgia
Amazing 3 Star Hotel Mkudro Hotel is situated at one of the ecologically pure areas of Tbilisi, quiet and calm street, no disturbing noises from...
Hotel Mkudro

 

Larisa reviews - Greece
We rented a motobike in Paralia and climbed the big Olymp Mountain, we wanted to visit the gods of olymp, but they weren't at home.:D Anyway, it...
Special trip to Mount Olymp

Matala reviews - Greece
It's a small greek city, offering not much nightlife or something like that. It's more the nature, that makes the area attractive. Matala has got...
Matala is a nice Greek town

 

Patras reviews - Greece
Its a big, ugly city, only mass tourism oriented, nothing special about it. When we asked a taxi driver for the next beach, he drove us to 'Rion...
Not amazed by Patras

Repashuta reviews - Hungary
We arrived around 11 a.m. to Miskolc, where my boyfriend's (Zoli) relatives live. Miskolc is a city situated in north Hungary. After eating and...
First Day in Repashuta

 

Lonavala reviews - India
Lonavala is a city situated in the state of Maharastra in India. It is a very beautiful place surrounded by green hills and natural beauty. This...
Interesting facts about Lonavala for tourists

Phoenix reviews - Arizona
Nearly ideal year round weather & some perfectly designed contest have made Phoenix the top golf country in the world. However, there is more...
Deserts, climbing and museums in Phoenix

 
 
 
   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it 
 
 
*