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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Hartford?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 30 holiday lettings around Hartford. From 11 flats & apartments to 14 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Hartford? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Hartford. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Mark Twain House Museum: 85 holiday lettings
  • Connecticut State Capital: 85 holiday lettings
  • Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art: 85 holiday lettings
  • Isham-Terry House: 86 holiday lettings
  • Connecticut Convention Center: 82 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Hartford listed on 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 Flats in Hartford?

Yes, of course. offers 11 Flats in Hartford. Our other popular types of Hartford holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 14 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 8 self catering accommodations
  • Estates: 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.