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15 Most Fun Things To Do In Hartford, Connecticut

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Let’s get in a vacation mood and start with one of the most underrated cities in Connecticut.

Yes, that is Hartford. It is located in the North central part of Connecticut or in a simpler way it is near New York with a traveling time of 2 hours, which quite frankly is a lot but also depends on your company.

So, I repeat the first rule of vacation; Never go on trips with anyone you don’t love.

If you are a parent, well, then we might have some bad news and good news. The bad news is that you will never get a vacation from being a parent. So yes, it is a full-time and lifelong career if you think about it.

As for the good news, the first would be that Hartford is the perfect place for going on a vacation as a family or a bachelorette.

So, just sit back and let me present to you all the diggings we have done to make the perfect personalized tour guide for you so that you can have the best time of your life!

Things to Do in Hartford ct

Is Hartford Worth visiting?

The short answer would be a big YES.

Hartford, A City Where You Will Leave Your Heart In!

Harford is the third largest city in the United States and also the largest city in Connecticut (and quite obviously the capital of the following state as well), but that is not the main reason why this is worth going.

In reality, there are some worth mentioning reasons why this place is an extraordinary place to visit.

Since I have just mentioned that it is the third largest city in Connecticut, I would also like to add that it is also the oldest city with preserved monuments and art.

Indirectly, the city has quite a lot to tell and show from the past, ensuring every tourist and local knows the pride it takes in being rich with art, culture, and history.

While there may be more, so far, the museums in Hartford have more than 50,000 works of art that may date back to 5,000 years ago. The museums also exhibit antique European and American art from the 1600s.

There is still more!

According to many historians, Hartford used to be the site for witch hunting and execution during the early 1600s, and if that isn’t spooky enough, then what if I tell you there are haunted places where tourists, as well locals, are not recommended to go to?

Unless they are brave enough to deal with the eerie voices and shadow figures!

So, whether you are or not brave, that isn’t the debate here, but if you are still looking for answers if this place is worth the visit, then there is a quick answer.

Hartford is more than an ancient city. It is a place perfect for people of all kinds. Whether you are on a family trip or just on a solo trip (or maybe with a date), it has something for everyone.

There are more than enough events that we highly recommend you to, places and tourist attractions that you should add to your list (mentioned below)

And that is not just it. This place has the opportunity for everything and is an employment hub as well as the World’s Capital Of Insurance Companies (there are roughly over a hundred headquarters!) You might just find something!

Whether it’s love, relaxation, new memories, maybe a perfect job, or even better insurance for yourself, then safe to say, it has everything.

But before I get into the details, don’t miss out on the nightlife of the city and yes, if you love football and soccer, you will love this city more than anything!

Also, one more thing. Hartford is a Mark Twain-approved city to live in and also to visit. Before dying, he had recorded saying, “Of all the beautiful towns it has been my fortune to see, this is the chief… You do not know what beauty is if you have not been here.’’

Let’s explore Hartford and all the fun and great things you can do!

1) Mark Twain House And Museum

Here is an odd question, do you think Mark Twain and Charles Dicken met?

The answer is no, but Mark Twain did go to Charles’s public readings at Steinway Hall in New York City on New Year’s Eve in 1868. The more you know. *wink*

Mark Twain House And Museum.

Alright, that was not related, but still, an interesting fact to know/ Anyways, on today’s list, we are going to add Mark Twain (his pen name) or Samuel Langhorne Clemens (real name) house-turned-into-museum.

The Mark Twain Museum in Hartford, Connecticut, was the house the famous author and his fairy lived in from 1874 to 1891.

The house was sold in 1903, after the death of Mark’s daughter. The memories that the house contained for the family were too painful, and hence the family sold it to another family.

It was constructed under the supervision of Edward Tuckerman Potter and built in an interesting and different style: the American High Gothic style.

The mansion-like place has a total of 19 rooms with brilliantly colored bricks and designs that capture anyone’s eyes.

Reasons To Go

For all the big fans of Mark Twain’s works, this might be a heaven-made place for you to explore!

Maybe you get an inspiration of your own while you see the desk he wrote at. The house he lived in breathes new life and gives color to his works.

It is worth mentioning that this is the same house where Mark T. had written his most famous books, including “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and the “Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and a few others that are quite popular.

So, get the first-hand experience of him writing his stories while you think and explore his family life.

It is safe to say that the Mark Twain House and Museum is a must-see place in Hartford, and with the gift shop nearby, you can save something from the trip as a souvenir!

Anyways,k even if you are not familiar with the local guide, he will surely enlighten you with his famous work, details of his family and his personal life.

Address:

351 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105, United States

Hotel nearby:

Goodwin Hotel

2) Museum of Connecticut History

The Museum of Connecticut’s History is more than just an ordinary museum.

It’s the foster home for educating the generations of the future about the past events of Connecticut’s history. It pays tribute to the dying soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the nation.

Museum of Connecticut History

The museum has documents dating back from the early 19th century which includes royal letters, government officials’ orders, and much more documentation.

The museum is also a research centre and a library with more than a thousand books, research works, and academic work for anyone to read.

The museum even holds exhibitions to show all the state, country, and city development journeys.

The main goal is to inspire a lifelong interest in history via books, research projects and exhibitions.

The contents are suitable for ages to be bewildered with facts and stories!

Reasons To Go

Learning history shapes and paints a detailed image of the society of the past and brings out the understanding of why society is the way it is; hence, going to this museum brings out more than just knowledge to the minds.

This museum is worth visiting for a very encyclopedic history of Connecticut.

There are two types of exhibitions, Special exhibitions, and Permanent Exhibitions.

Permanent Exhibits:

The permanent exhibit, ‘Making Connecticut’, takes a broad look at Connecticut’s history, including its people, their lives and work, and changes in the world around them.

It also gives a detailed history of Connecticut, starting from the native Quinnetukut settlers, whom Connecticut was named after, to the present.

Special Exhibits:

The special exhibits covered a wide range of topics. These include

  • Albert’s Odd Jobs: Making a Living in the 1800s
  • Common Struggle Individuals Experience: An Exhibit About Mental Health
  • Connecticut Freedom Workers: Remembering the Civil Rights Movement
  • Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein

Although they are small, these are interesting ones.

There is a lot to see in this museum, and it may take more than one visit to absorb and admire all it has to offer.

Address:

231 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106, United States

Hotel nearby:

Hampton Inn & Suites Hartford

3) Harriet Beecher Stowe Centre

Harriet Beecher was a popular American novelist. Her most famous work includes Uncle Robin Cabin, a story that deflects the harsh conditions the enslaved Africans had to endure.

A story that was just for the privileges and a book of reality for the victims.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Centre

Her residency is situated in Hartford and has become a great tourist attraction. People all over the world swoon through her place where she once wrote the mentioned book.

Harriet Beecher had lived in that house from 1873 till her last breath in 1896.

Right now, Harriet Beecher’s residency has turned into a Museum. This allows her to live for eternity and gives people around the world a chance to meet and greet the lady of wonder. 

At this Museum, you will find more than just her furniture and a two-story, 5000-square area with a gothic style of architecture,

It’s a residency where the author had lived her life to fight against social injustice during the mid-1800s for the African people. 

Although in the eyes of her ‘’fellow white people’’ was seen as less threatening, in reality, she made history through her books.

It’s a house that inspires action.

Reasons To Go

For once, think about the enslaved African immigrants, who were treated badly due to the color of their skin. So, visiting the author’s residency is like paying tribute to her actions and her willpower to fight against injustice.

Moreover, you will learn more about Harriet Beecher’s lifestyle and how she lived her years in the house.

There are even letters, books, and many of her things, including letters and documents written by Harriet Beecher and many other objects that her family donated.

Through this, you can get a complete insight into the author.

There is a carriage house that serves as the visitors center and a research library in the museum, which you cannot miss out on!

Also, if you are a parent, one advantage is that kids under 16 (accompanied by one adult) can enter free.

So, I guess you and your kid get in for free!
Last but not least, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Centre is adjacent to the Mark Twain House and Museum. This means that you are reachable to places without much traveling, and you get to experience two iconic authors!

Address:

77 Forest St, Hartford, CT 06105, United States

Hotels nearby:

Best Western Hartford Hotel & Suites

The Capitol Hotel

Ascend Hotel Collect

4) Wadsworth Atheneum Museum Of Art

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art first opened in the year 1844 and has been welcoming tourists and explorers around the world from various backgrounds and historical events.

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum Of Art

It is located at 600 Main Street in downtown Hartford. It has a castle-like structure that can make anyone feel royal when walking through the 75,000 square area,

It is home to more than 50,000 art pieces and other antique objects that may be dated way back and some even 5000 years back!

That is not it; the Wadsworth Museum, built by Alexander Jackson Davis and Ithiel Town, was a two-year project that started in 1842 and was completed to be the oldest and as well as the largest museum in the United States.

Reasons To Go

Whether you are an aspiring artist or not, this place is a work of magnificent wonders. Surely, with every step you take and the atmosphere you are absorbed in, the work of fine arts and antique pieces are different from one another.

And adding the fact that you visited the oldest museum in the United States makes this place a worthy flex!

But honestly, there aren’t just art pieces from Europe only. You will find art pieces, jewellery, and many other things that may date back to the mid-1600s and also from around the world.

Some of the pieces may be something you had studied in your class, so it can be nostalgic for some who visited.

The gift shop is also one of the reasons why people usually visit, but with such a big area and more than 50,000 works of art to be explored, surely a day will not be enough while you observe the details.

Also, the fact that it has quite an affordable fee makes it one of the greatest reasons why tourists usually go there.

But some have modest reasons, like maybe taking their date to the museum just to sound intellectual.

But whatever brings you to Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, you will surely come again because one day in this palace is never enough.

Be sure to book your tickets a day before you plan on visiting it!

Address:

600 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, United States

Hotel nearby:

Marriott Hartford, Hampton Inn & Suites Hartford

5) Elizabeth Park

Elizabeth Park is currently a public park located in Hartford. It covers an area of 102 acres (41 ha). 

The site was previously owned by Charles M. Pond, who was the financier of New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, and Hartford National Bank.  He was also the treasurer of Connecticut during 1870–71.

Elizabeth Park

In 1894 he passed on his estate to the City of Hartford with the demand that the park would be named for his deceased wife, Elizabeth.

However, the city took possession in 1897 and engaged the famed Olmsted and Son for landscaping.

In 1904 the park’s first administrator, Theodore Wirth, created its renowned Rose Garden, which covers an area of 2.5 acres ( 1.0 ha).

Elizabeth Park is one of the oldest municipal rose gardens in the United States.

There are more than 10,000 bushes of 800 rose varieties in the magnificent land. In addition to that, it is also registered on the National Register of Historic Places.

Elizabeth has been through a lot, but the biggest tragedy of the park came in the 1970s when the city decided it could no longer afford the garden. and initially proposed plowing it under

This was until the volunteers came to the rescue. In 1977 volunteers banded together with Vic Jarm (Park Superintendent at the time) to form the Friends of Elizabeth Park and save the Rose Garden.

Elizabeth Park is more than just a park, it is a park that brought unity and love in the city and should be on your list.

Reasons To Go

If you are looking for a place to sit back and relax while you enjoy the greenery, watch (your) kids enjoy their time and the weather. Then you have all the right reasons to check this park out.

It is open every day, with no strict regulation of time and off days. It’s the perfect place to have a date with your loved one or just play freebie with your dog, anything you want.

And did I mention there isn’t even any entry fee?

And here is an interesting fact, this large park with an area of 102 acres also has an artificial lake, Elizabeth lake, for you to enjoy, and this is not the only lake that surpasses the park.

You get to see Lake Michigan while in this place, so if you are up for boating or any ‘’water activity, ” you are most welcome to dive right in for a great swim.

One of the best features of this park is that it is a dog-friendly park, so if you have kids or maybe your dog. They wouldn’t be bored, even if they try if that isn’t enough. 

Then there are ponds and fountains with various fishes, including Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, and Walleye.

The park is also famous for hosting various exhibitions, tours, events, and workshops. People from the entire city come here to enjoy and explore these events.

And as someone new in town, you will be amazed at the crowd and local population at these events. 

So, this place concludes that it is one of the best places with great scenery for one to observe and stay in.

Visitors can go to the built-in cafe to bring their own lunch for the perfect day. It’s an ideal place for people of all kinds to enjoy and socialize.

So, whether you are planning to go on the perfect date or the perfect place to enjoy your day with your kids and spouse, or just alone, it is still ideal for everything.

Then you have to add this to your list

Address:

1561 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117, United States

Hotel nearby:

River Rock Casino Resort, The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

6) Connecticut Science Centre

Connecticut Science Centre is a 9-floor tall museum. It was originally designed by César Pelli & Associates, and the museum opened on June 12, 2009.

The 154,000-square-foot museum is located at the Connecticut River, Hartford, and is one of the main and must-go tourist attractions.

Connecticut Science Centre

As discussed in my previous article, this place is not an ordinary museum. You get a chance to explore many things throughout your tour to this museum, this includes exhibitions, experiments you and people of all ages can do, and many other informative things you can learn and be engaged.

Quite frankly if you are a fan of science, this museum will just change your mind and maybe bring out the little hidden scientist in you.

Reasons To Go

Well, truth be told, there are a lot of reasons why this place is really worth every second you spend there and if I am being honest, no matter how many times you visit this place you still would not get over it.

So, whether you love science or not, this place will definitely keep you engaged and take care of your jaw because this place definitely hits people with jaw-dropping facts!

The science-themed museum has exhibitions and galleries that allow kids and adults to experience first-hand scientific occupations,

So, if you want to go to the space, you have an exhibition and also some activities for it.

Whether your child or yourself can be the next scientist thanks to this place.

Also, don’t miss out on the 3D theatres which are quite interactive and engaging as well.

Address:

250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103, United States

Hotel nearby:

Hampton Inn & Suites Hartford/East Hartford, Hartford Marriott Downtown

7) TheaterWorks – City Arts on Pearl

TheaterWorks or more like Hartford’s professional Broadway-style theatre. 

The intimate, newly refurbished theatre, includes a warm gathering hall and small art gallery, a snack bar with hot and cold beverages, and comfortable, amphitheater seating which offers excellent viewing from every vantage point.

TheaterWorks – City Arts on Pearl

Recent additions allow special effects and realistic staging.

So, if you plan on experiencing a real-life performance, then this is the place for you!

Reasons To Go

If you are in the mood for something different yet mood-boosting entertainment, then head onto TheaterWorks. 

Even the word ‘’work’’ in the place name answers the question of whether it is a mood-booster type of place.

Well, the answer is yes. Quite evidently, with plays and shows that are not just comical but as well as filled with emotions and climax that you are waiting for.

You get to enjoy new plays every week and sometimes every alternative day, with the snack bar for you to munch while watching the plays.

So, if you want to experience a new and emerging superstar, then head onto TheaterWOrk and who knows maybe one of them will be the next blockbuster.

Don’t miss out on the chance of seeing a real-life show, and also a chance for you to support the local artists.

Address:

233 Pearl St, Hartford, CT 06103, United States

Hotel nearby:

The Goodwin Hotel, Hilton Hartford, Hampton Inn & Suites Hartford

8) Mortensen Riverfront

Mortensen Riverfront Plaza has always been the central and most important part of the entire city. But why? 

The following place is situated right in downtown Hartford, but there is a bridge that connects Downtown Hartford with East Hartford. 

Mortensen Riverfront

The bridge is known as the Founders Bridge. 

So, if anyone wants to race towards the other side of the city then that’s one shortcut for you to keep in mind. 

Apart from this, there is also a seating area covered with terraces that caters to more than 2000 visitors at a time. Just in front of the sitting area, there is also a stage where shows and events are usually performed. 

The stage is situated at just the river’s edge making it a scenic venue for any event that usually takes place in this area

Reasons To Go

For relaxing and also, all the missed out trips to the gym this place is just perfect. If you ask why, well the answer is quite simple. 

Most of the people who ever visit this place are doing exercises, so indirectly you will be bound to do it as well. (love how psychology works sometimes) 

Apart from that, the park is quite safe with strict rules of no drinking alcohol at the park.

Alright, it’s time I get back to the actual reason why this place is heaven. 

Now, if you love to attend events and parties then let me surprise you with the fact that this place has quite a lot of events and parties for you to enjoy.

You have many close restaurants like On20, L bar, and a few more to grab a quick brunch or just drink for fun.

Address:

300 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103, United States

Hotels nearby:

Hartford Marriott Downtown

Residence Inn by Marriott Hartford Downtown

Hampton Inn & Suites Hartford/East Hartford

9) Connecticut State Capitol

The Connecticut State capitol has outstanding architecture, especially from the exterior. Its tall gold dome on the rise over the city towers the area. 

It’s right by Bushnell Park, giving you a beautiful and calm view of the surrounding area. 

Connecticut State Capitol

There are show scenes from Connecticut history, but there’s not a lot inside – a few fascinating artefacts including battle flags, model ships, and sculptures, and a view all the way up to the ornate interior.

The gold dome is visible for leagues – you can actually see it from a far distance, like from I-84. 

How incredible is that!

However, tours are currently restricted to the fourth floor, but you can read from brochures about the building and its complete history, and there’s a statue of Nathan Hale as well! 

The tour doesn’t take much time but it’s still nice for a quick visit.

Reasons To Go

There are pamphlets for a self-guided tour and one on the sculpture, which is impressive inside.

Truth be told, wandering on your own doesn’t disappoint because the architectural detail is stunning and there are artifacts on the main floor.

However. the experience can be more interesting with an experienced guide telling you more details about events that have taken place and of famous personalities, including Nathan Hale.

Don’t forget to observe the domed ceiling complete with a lighted star or the beautiful arches

Also, take time to walk around the exterior and marvel at the detail.

And just to bring light on this, kids can enjoy this tour too with the costumes they can try on!

How cute is that? 

Also, because the tour is not as long as expected, you can take the opportunity to check out the nearby areas or just wander around the building. 

Either way, it is still an experience you don’t want to miss out on.

Address:

Connecticut State Capitol, 210 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106, United States

Hotel Nearby:

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Hartford, The Capitol Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection

Website:

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Hartford is all about food!

Disclaimer: Kindly, eat something before reading and exploring this part of the article, the writer will not take responsibility for the hungry reader-folks.

Hartford is quite famous for having a diverse population, now quite logical since there are many people from different places and ethnicity then quite obviously there would be different food to serve and explore for the locals and the tourists.

You can actually consider Hartford as a global restaurant, you will be able to find all sorts of cuisine.

So if Indian’s pani-puri, Pakistan’s biryani, or anything that you might think may not be available at Hartford then, here’s the part where you get to know that everything is available in Hartford!

So, if you are prepared to be hungry while reading this part of the article, then don’t blame me for not warning you earlier.

Let’s explore the restaurants!

10) Restaurant: Trumbull Kitchen

Bon Appetite!

Once you stepped into this kitchen, you might forget your way back home. The food isn’t just divine, it’s more of a heavenly blend of food with taste and flavor that just hit the right spot.

Restaurant: Trumbull Kitchen

No, what you order you can never be disappointed with this place.

They have a chic, trendy vibe with a beautiful bar. And the staff at the reception are always great, and quite helpful if you cannot decide what to order

For first-timers, it can be tricky since everything just sounds delicious but the staff can probably be your taste-buds therapist.

Service/Amenities:

  • Outdoor Seating
  • Trendy, Classy vibe for you to eat and relax 
  • Offers Catering
  • Good for Groups to hang out 
  • Good For Kids with multiple options of eating 
  • Good for Dinner or Lunch
  • Garage Parking, Street Parking, Valet Parking
  • Waiter Service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Happy Hour Specials, with discount deals and offers
  • Full Bar
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Many Vegetarian and vegan options

Must-Try Dish(es):

  • Herb Cured Brick Pressed Chicken
  • Grilled  Filet Mignon

Address:

150 Trumbull St Hartford, CT 06103, Downtown

11) Restaurant: Bear’s Smokehouse Barbecue

Service/ Amenities:

  • Good for Groups
  • Good For Kids
  • Good for Lunch, Dinner
  • Garage Parking, Street Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Happy Hour Specials
  • Full Bar
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • TV
  • Offers Military Discount
  • Private Dining
  • No Waiter Service

Must-try Dishes:

  • Brisket and Chicken
  • Spicy Kielbasa

Address:

25 Front St Hartford, CT 06103

12) Restaurant: Four Dads Pubs

This Four Dad’s Spot is 100% certified electric.

You might want to ignore any review that says about the restaurant not staying open past 11, but the pretty sure team is working on a plan.

Restaurant: Four Dads Pubs

Besides, getting there earlier is still better plus a dinner at the Four Dads Pub is always worth it. 

It is worth mentioning that this place has easily the best pizza in Downtown Hartford and at prices that make you feel like you are elsewhere!

Now, let’s get this straight  The Four Dads pub Isn’t just a regular place, it is much more than that with so many varieties of food to select from and the taste that leaves your tastebuds tingling. 

So, whether you want to go with a friend, date, or family. It is still a highly recommended place in town. You can also reserve your seat as well, for any events or just not miss the chance or dine at this place.

And truth be told, with each bite you might as well get hungry!

So, don’t forget to try this restaurant on your visit to Downtown Hartford for a taste that you will never forget.

Service/Amenities:

  • Good for Groups to hang out
  • Good For Kids to eat and enjoy 
  • Good for Lunch, Dinner
  • Garage Parking, Street Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Live Music
  • Waiter service

Must-try Dishes:

Honestly, the whole menu is worth it but here are a few things that are quite a hit

  • steak and cheese
  • four dads veg out sandwich
  • garlic knots
  • BadBoy Pizza

Address:

18R Hartford Ave, Granby, CT 06035, United States

13) Restaurant: Max Downtown

The jewel of Hartford, Max downtown has been serving the city for over twenty years and has always been packed and everyone’s favorite. 

Restaurant: Max Downtown

Once you step in, you will notice the top-notch renovation with bright dim light and comfortable seaters to have your dinner and as well as settle in a good vibe. It serves lunch, happy hour (4 pm to 6 pm), and dinner and is closed on Sundays.

There is a dress code in this place which makes it classy and formal. The dress code is available on their website (including the open and closing timing) which explicitly says that customers are not allowed to come in wearing crop tops, tank tops, ripped jeans, or flip-flops.

But in case you are coming for a quick drink at the whiskey bar, then you are welcome to wear whatever you are comfortable with.

Although the price of the dishes may seem a little pricey, considering the portion of dishes and also special discounts and deals (and obviously the taste), it can be understandable why you would be willing to pay sometimes double!

So, for an experience of full boots and suits, great ambiance, and taste head on to the center of Hartford. Surely, Max Downtown will never disappoint you!

So, whether you are looking for a place for steaks and/or seafood, head on to Max Downtown!

Service/ Amenities:

  • Upscale, Classy
  • Moderate Noise
  • Offers Catering
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Dinner
  • Garage Parking, 
  • Street Parking,
  • Validated Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Waiter Service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Happy Hour Specials
  • Full Bar
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • TV

Must-try Dishes:

  • NY strip steak (with peppercorn sauce)
  • Shrimp Scampi
  • striped sea bass
  • Creme brulee
  • Baked Alaska

Address:

185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103, United States

14) Restaurant: On20

The restaurant is located on the 20th floor of an office tower in downtown Hartford, It comes with complimentary parking, although it is a bit of a hassle to get into the lot still everything about the restaurant is worth it.

Restaurant: On20

With views both of the Connecticut River, as well as the Hartford cityscape skyline, every window provides a breathtaking view.

The cocktail program is award-winning and top-notch – so order your drink or ask for a recommendation. The service is polished and efficient.

Happy hour is just the perfect – with lots of appetizers to choose from and creative drink concoctions as well as a good choice of beers (or wines).

Stay for dinner – Friday night is half-priced wine bottles, so that makes it quite a reasonable price to begin with! 

After your dinner, don’t miss out on the chance of wandering through the rooms to take in the views of the city

Must-try Dishes:

  • Amuse-bouche
  • poached halibut
  • ricotta tortellini
  • Russian caviar

Address:

400 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103, United States

15) Restaurant: Monte Alban Restaurant

If you are looking for an authentic Mexican rich in taste, then I present you to Monte Alban in Hartford.

This place may be a little small but it has a good atmosphere, with plenty of seating, and is nicely decorated. 

Restaurant: Monte Alban Restaurant

The staff is friendly and very responsible, with their fast service. Even if you have any complaints about your food, which is highly unlikely, the staff will show you a positive attitude and make sure it’s perfect. 

I would highly recommend it for a date as it has that kind of romantic atmosphere and is not too loud. 

Parking is on street nearby. Prices are just average but surely a lot more than you would have paid in Mexico for the same food and ambiance.

Must-try Dishes:

  • beef burrito with rice
  • Tacos

Address:

531 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105, United State

Tips And Tricks And Some Must Know Facts Before You Plan Your Trip To Hartford

For better and discounted prices for hotels, you can try booking at least two months ahead of your trip.

However,  if the hotel prices seem a little pricey for you then you can sleep for free in Connecticut, and yes it is perfectly legal!

How? Well, the state has specific areas that are referred to as ConnDOT. You can sleep there in your vehicle, for free!

If that isn’t an option, then camping is! This is legal too, but make sure the area is authorized and is not privately owned land.

For a better experience of additional events and programs, it is recommended to visit Hartford during the holidays. The whole place will be way different than the one on regular days.

This way, you get to experience more things and can also save money with the extra discounted price of the hotel rooms due to the holiday season.

Don’t forget to leave a comment below for all the places you have visited on your trip to Hartford.

Happy Travelling!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here are some common questions which tourists usually ask, so we have done the digging for you!

Feel free to comment below if you have more questions to ask, and don’t forget to tell us about your trip to Hartford, Connecticut.

When Is The Best Time To Visit Hartford?

The best time to visit Hartford is from May to July. During this period, the average temperature fluctuates between 16-24°C.

It can rain, but it usually lasts about two days in June. However, it is worth mentioning that, on average, Hartford receives very little precipitation and does not snow.