The capital of Connecticut, Hartford is one of the state’s oldest cities, boasting a number of great historical sites, museums, and recreation areas. Hartford’s sense of community combined with its thriving historic centers, make it a great place for an educational vacation in part of Connecticut’s most beautiful countryside.
In the heart of Hartford, Bushnell Park is the perfect location for dog walking, picnics, and going for jogs, as well as viewing the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch, which stands proudly in the park. Riverside Park is another beautiful public park, offering handmade sculptures to admire and an old bridge with scenic river views. Historians will be at home in Hartford, the city offering the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the Old State House, and Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitors can enjoy a live play or musical at TheaterWorks, watch a hockey game at the XL Center, shop the Hartford Downtown Farmer’s Market, play a round of golf at the Goodwin Park Golf Course, or soak in the sights and sounds of the Charter Oak Cultural Center- a large community center that features a community garden, venue space, and plenty of places to relax.
Of all of the possible locations for vacation rentals in Hartford, the downtown area surrounding the Farmer’s Market is the most popular place for tourists to book a rental. Regardless of location, though, all of the rentals boast full kitchens and modern amenities such as high-speed internet and modern decor.
The best time to visit Hartford is spring. The spring season offers mild weather and less tourist traffic. October is another great time to visit, as it is the start of the fall season and offers beautiful fall foliage.
A few of the best events in Hartford include the Hartford International Jazz Festival, Riverfest, First Night Hartford, Hartford Festival of Light, and the Greater Hartford Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. The Festival of Light transforms Hartford into a picturesque winter wonderland, with more than 250,000 lights.
Families who are interested in taking an educational tour can embark on a day full of touring, at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center -offering interactive tours that cover family life and social justice issues from a different era-, and the Mark Twain House and Museum. The Twain House was home to author Mark Twain and features a plethora of authentic items from his study and home, stories of his family and their life, and old-style architecture. Families with children tend to enjoy a visit to the Connecticut Science Center, as well.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Hartford. The hottest month in Hartford is July, when temperatures peak at 99 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 8 ˚F. The wettest month in Hartford is June with 11.41 inches of rain, while the driest month is July with 1.5 inches of rain.
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Browse accommodations from all the leading providers including Airbnb, Agoda, Priceline and others at AllTheRooms.com. AllTheRooms has 162 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay while you enjoy Hartford, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. If you are trying to keep costs down, the lowest priced place to stay in Hartford comes in at $20 a night. An average rental in Hartford costs on average $107 per night.
If you need internet access during your stay in Hartford, then you can choose from over 30 accommodations that provide WiFi internet. 3 of our accommodations come with breakfast in the price. You can maintain your workout regime by staying at one of 5 accommodations that provide gym facilities. Driving to Hartford? Then choose one of the 26 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. We have 5 hotels and vacation rentals that have a pool or jacuzzi.
Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in any of 3 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
We aggregate vacation rentals, hotels and other unique accommodation types from loads of providers in Hartford, including 27 places to stay from Airbnb, 7 accommodations from Agoda and 4 places to stay from Priceline
86 of the accommodations in Hartford have been reviewed and rated. 73% are rated excellent or good. 11 accommodations allow instant booking.