Destination guide

Why people love visiting captivating West Hartford

Enjoy the area's entertainment, opera and theater scene and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in West Hartford. Renowned for its restaurants, shopping and gardens, this city welcomes all visitors. Mark Twain House and Bushnell Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in West Hartford

Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that West Hartford has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lake Compounce (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Wampanoag Country Club (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Gillette Ridge Golf Course (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Talcott Mountain Science Center (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Winding Trails (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Copernican Observatory & Planetarium (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of West Hartford

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, West Hartford is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bushnell Park (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Fernridge Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Westmoor Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Elizabeth Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • West Hartford Reservoir (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Wolcott Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around West Hartford

The nearest airport is in Hartford, CT (HFD-Hartford - Brainard), located 5.5 mi (8.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.), which is 11.8 mi (19 km) away.

Where to stay around West Hartford?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 41 vacation rentals near West Hartford. From 23 Houses to 13 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 West Hartford for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to West Hartford?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in West Hartford:

  • East Hampton: 31 vacation rentals
  • Winsted: 29 vacation rentals
  • Portland: 22 vacation rentals
  • Terryville: 44 vacation rentals
  • Mount Southington Ski Area: 114 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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

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

  • St. Joseph College: 90 vacation rentals
  • West Hartford Reservoir: 85 vacation rentals
  • Wolcott Park: 78 vacation rentals
  • Noah Webster House: 85 vacation rentals
  • The Center & The Square: 88 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around West 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 West Hartford?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 23 Houses in West Hartford. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in West Hartford include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 13 rentals available
  • Studios: 12 rentals available
  • Estates: 2 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in West Hartford?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3 vacation rentals with pool available in West Hartford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.