Destination guide

Artsy Hartford will entice you

Take a vacation to Hartford and enjoy the area's theater scene, live music and history. Renowned for its museums, art and opera houses, this city welcomes all visitors. Take in top local attractions like Bushnell Park and Mark Twain House. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation 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 vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Hartford a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 traveler 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 center:

  • 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

Transportation options to and around Hartford

Fly into Hartford, CT (HFD-Hartford - Brainard), the closest airport, located 2 mi (3.2 km) from the city center. 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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Hartford?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 28 vacation rentals near Hartford. From 16 Houses to 10 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Hartford for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Hartford?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Hartford. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Center: 85 vacation rentals
  • Connecticut State Capital: 84 vacation rentals
  • Isham-Terry House: 86 vacation rentals
  • Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art: 83 vacation rentals
  • Mark Twain House Museum: 86 vacation rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Hartford?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 16 Houses in Hartford. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Hartford include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 10 rentals available
  • Studios: 9 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Hartford?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2 vacation rentals with pool available in Hartford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.