....to pass on to elder cousins who are traveling to CT in September to see all the old family sights and the historical areas. This will be their first trip there. I've done Hartford and New Haven a dozen years ago, but wasn't worried about personal safety. I know that in Hartford they plan to hit the Mark Twain house and the Stowe house, and the Athenaeum. Not a problem in the daytime? And what area of New Haven should generally be avoided?
They'll also be staying in Greenport L.I. for a few nights, and want to take the RR into Manhattan for an afternoon. I assume that's not a problem.
They are pushing 80, but alert and energetic. They'll be flying into Springfield and renting a car.