Welcome to the capital of Connecticut, where literary history and culture meet sleek modernity. Enjoy historical sites near Hartford hotels, such as the Mark Twain House or the Wadsworth Atheneum. Or, tour the State Capitol to admire its tile floors and gold-trimmed atrium featuring a statue of Nathan Hale. A room at one of the hotels in Hartford will link you with this epicenter of history.
Out and About in Hartford
Even from the hotels near Bradley International Airport, the trip to all of the city attractions is quick and easy because only 15 miles separate the airport from downtown. Take a day away and see the Wadsworth Atheneum, one of the oldest museums in the country. Its Gothic Revival architecture will remind you of a castle, and inside you'll find masterpieces from Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, and other artists. In one trip from one of the cheap hotels in Hartford, you can go see the Mark Twain House, where he wrote "Tom Sawyer" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." See family heirlooms, newspaper clippings, and Twain's possessions, including the prototype of the investment that almost ruined him, the Paige Compositor. Just near the Twain House, you can visit Harriet Beecher Stowe's home, and get your fill of literary history. If you prefer to be outside of the hustle and bustle, hotels in Manchester are available just outside of town. There you can enjoy more of the history and food of Hartford in a quieter atmosphere.
Eating and Drinking
Hartford's downtown waterfront has experienced a revival, and dining has taken off as a result. On warm nights, sit outside and listen to the water. Fresh seafood and steaks abound, along with Spanish and Italian fare. Travelocity has all the deals for your trip to Hartford. Search over 400 airlines and more than 510,000 hotels worldwide.