Destination guide

Theatrical Hartford will entice you

Take a holiday to Hartford and enjoy the area's theatre scene, live music and history. Renowned for its museums, art and opera houses, this city welcomes all visitors. Take in top local attractions such as Bushnell Park and Mark Twain House. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around Hartford

Are you hoping to discover things to do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Hartford a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lake Compounce (15.5 mi / 25 km)
  • Keney Park (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • East Hartford Golf Course (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Wampanoag Country Club (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Gillette Ridge Golf Course (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Copernican Observatory & Planetarium (7 mi / 11.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Hartford

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Hartford is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bushnell Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Mortensen Riverfront Plaza (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Riverside Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Colt Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Charter Oak Landing (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Pope Park (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Hartford

Fly into Hartford, CT (HFD-Hartford - Brainard), the closest airport, located 2 mi (3.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.), which is 11.3 mi (18.2 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Hartford Union Station.

Where to stay around Hartford?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 48 holiday lettings near Hartford. From 24 Houses to 20 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Hartford for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Hartford?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Hartford:

  • Mount Southington Ski Area: 107 holiday homes
  • Terryville: 46 holiday homes
  • Moodus: 48 holiday homes
  • Portland: 23 holiday homes
  • East Hampton: 36 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Hartford?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Hartford. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art: 98 holiday lettings
  • Connecticut State Capital: 100 holiday lettings
  • Isham-Terry House: 100 holiday lettings
  • Connecticut Convention Center: 97 holiday lettings
  • Ancient Burying Ground: 99 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Hartford listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Hartford?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 24 Houses in Hartford. Our other popular types of Hartford holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 20 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 19 self catering accommodations
  • Bed & breakfasts: 2 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Hartford?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3 holiday homes with pool available in Hartford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.