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In terms of accessibility to other parts of the city, you can’t beat staying in downtown Hartford. Public transportation is nearby, and because Hartford is less expensive than a lot of nearby cities (like Boston and New York), it’s surprisingly affordable.
That said, there are some other neat neighborhoods to stay in Hartford. The Front Street District, just south of downtown, will put you near the Wadsworth Athenum Museum of Art, as well as the Connecticut Science Center.
Asylum Hill and Frog Hollow offer some beautiful Victorian architecture, and you can find a real deal on accomodations in Barry Square, a bit southwest of downtown.
CTtransit, the local bus service, is the best option for getting around Hartford. A single-fare pass costs $1.75 and an all-day pass costs $3.50, both of which are sold onboard the bus. Local buses make stops approximately every 2–3 blocks.
Travelers can also jump on the Dash Shuttle, a free circulator shuttle that stops at major downtown sites. Service operates every weekday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., departing every 15 minutes from the Connecticut Convention Center.
In addition, the Bradley Flyer offers express transportation between Bradley International Airport and the Connecticut Convention Center and/or Union Station in Hartford. Rides cost $1.30 each.
Hartford is a terrific city if you like history and spending time outdoors in the park. Make sure to visit the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and the Mark Twain House and Museum for in-depth looks at two authors whose novels had far-reaching effects on the U.S. And if you like art, the Wadsworth Atheneum is the oldest continually operating public art museum in the entire country.
When you’re ready to head outside, check out Bushnell Park, the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza and the Elizabeth Park Rose Garden, and stop by the Ancient Burying Ground for graves dating back to 1648.
Hartford, Connecticut, has been called “New England’s foodie heaven,” and the city has some great restaurant options, many of which are downtown. Max Downtown is pricey, but a Hartford favorite. Other popular options include Black-Eyed Sally’s, ON20, Firebox, and City Steam Brewery and Cafe.
If you’re in the market for cheap eats, we recommend the Middle Eastern food at Tangiers International, and the hearty plates of Carribbean food at Dunns River Jamaican Restaurant.
Located in Connecticut, United States of America, you can travel by bus to Hartford from 220 destinations and choose from 640 daily bus schedules to get you there. Greyhound has the most bus connections to Hartford. The furthest bus arriving in Hartford covers a distance of 2620.25 miles, 4215.82 kms, covering the journey in 87 hours and 38 minutes
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