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A Tank Away

High grade for Middletown, Conn.

College towns always seem to have a little extra cachet, and Middletown, home of Wesleyan University, is no exception. A wide, old-fashioned Main Street, complete with retro angle parking, runs through the center of town, along the Connecticut River.

On the other side, just up the hill, the handsome buildings of the university sit on a 340-acre campus. Couples and families will find good food (more than 30 restaurants downtown), a vibrant arts scene, and kid-friendly attractions such as a children’s museum and a zip-line course.

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