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Looking for Things to Do in Hartford? The List of Attractions is a Mile Long for Hartford, CT Tourism

From the Best in Hartford, CT Tourism to Shopping to Rock Shows, We've Got It All!

Things to do in Hartford for Groups

Check out the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz happening in July as well as the many events happening at Riverfront Recapture. 

As a college town complete with numerous growing businesses, convention centers, amazing restaurants and a thriving arts and culture scene, Hartford, CT tourism, corporate, and entertainment attractions are as diverse and charming as its residents.

BEST WESTERN Hartford Hotel & Suites is conveniently located near numerous business and leisure points of interest. Downtown destinations include the XL Center (previously the Hartford Civic Center), Wadsworth Atheneum (the oldest public art museum in the US), Mark Twain House, Hartford HospitalSt. Francis Hospital & Connecticut Children Medical Center.

Fun Places to Go In Hartford

To make your stay at our suite hotel that much easier, however, we've attempted a highlight a few of our favorite points of interest in the area, including some major attractions:

  • XL Center
    This is the place to get some AHL fun in at the always exciting Hartford Wolf Pack home games, feel the thrill of The UCONN  Huskies home basketball games and much more. Additional events at the XL Center include all kinds of concerts, family shows, ice-skating spectaculars, consumer events and trade shows.

  • Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
    If you're in the Hartford area for any length of time, however short, you will want to visit this museum. With massively impressive collections of European art, American Decorative Art, American Painting & Sculpture, Contemporary Art, Costume & Textiles, European Decorative Art and a tremendous selection of visiting exhibitions, including the portraits of Rembrandt, this is an art museum not to be missed.

  • Mark Twain House & Museum
    Author of numerous timeless American classics like Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, Life on the Mississippi, Innocents Abroad, Pudd'nhead Wilson, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Samuel L. Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, is the original master of American parable, tragedy, history, social criticism, cultural satire, sardonic storytelling and impenetrable wit. Visit his famed home and adjacent museum, store and education center to learn all about the man behind the self-made character of Mark Twain at this incredible tribute to one of our country's greatest literary and cultural treasures.

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
    Visit the home of the woman whose novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, transformed America forever by changing the way each and every reader of this wildly popular book here and abroad viewed the institution of American slavery, which, at the time of the book's publication was still a way of life in the United States. In addition to penning this catalyzing novel, Stowe wrote more than 30 other works of fiction and was an amazing character all by herself. Learn all about her with a visit to her home and adjacent museum.

  • Infinity Theater Music Hall and Bistro

    Conveniently located on Front St In Hartford, Connecticut, Infinity Music Hall & Bistro is an intimate, acoustically pristine music hall and an amazing dining destination. Modeled after the successful location in Norfolk, CT, Infinity Hall Hartford includes a 500-seat music hall, hosting 250 popular live music and comedy shows per year, combined with a four-star, hip and happening restaurant and bar.


Artful Hartford Attractions

From rock shows and live theater to amazing museums and gorgeous outdoor spots, the list of fun things to do in Hartford is virtually endless, and we're proud to be part of such a community. Below is a short list highlighting popular arts and outdoor spots in the area:

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