Book your Hartford vacation package with Travelocity today, and you’re on your way to a New England adventure for the ages. In the fall, colorful leaves delight your eyes across the city, and in the summer blue skies give way to meticulously manicured emerald lawns. All year-round, the capital of Connecticut is a good destination for a getaway.
The key to your Hartford vacation may just be staying in the right hotel. When you have a comfortable place to lay your head after a day of exploration, you can refuel your energy and recharge for another day on the town.
Visit the Mark Twain House and Museum during your vacation in Hartford, where the famous author lived from 1874 to 1891. It was here that he wrote some of his most popular works, including "Tom Sawyer" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." If you want to see where bills go to become law, visit the Connecticut State Capitol in downtown Hartford. After you take a tour, you can also see the state Senate and House in session. Other things to do in the city include visiting the Wadsworth Atheneum and walking through Wickham Park to see the peacocks and vast open spaces.
If you're in Hartford during the beginning of July, check out Riverfest, at the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza. Held just after the Fourth of July, the festival is a jovial place to experience local food and entertainment. At the end of the night, you’ll “ooh” and “ahh” under the fireworks display. In February, stop and smell the roses at the annual Connecticut Flower and Garden Show. Considered one of the most prestigious garden shows in the world, the display has more than 200 exhibitors presenting their best flowers, herbs, and plants.
Book one of our Hartford vacation deals today, and you’ll be landing in the capital of Connecticut in no time with your eyes on exploring history and a sense of adventure. When you find yourself before the unparalled views at Talcott Mountain State Park or soaking up history at the Connecticut Historical Society, you’ll be glad you made the journey east to one of the nation’s first states. Welcome to your next adventure, wise wanderer.
Accommodation in Hartford
Did you know you can choose from 108 Travelocity-listed Hartford lodgings when planning your trip to Connecticut's capital? Well, you do now.
If you appreciate style and elegance, you'll be sure to enjoy the Inn at Middletown or the Marriott Hartford Downtown. Or, perhaps the Simsbury Inn or the Residence Inn by Marriott Hartford Downtown may be more suitable if you're traveling on a tight budget.