Trip to Hartford
Top 5 things to do on a Hartford trip
- See the exhibits in the Wadsworth Atheneum
- Take a walk through Riverside Park
- Check out the Mark Twain House and Museum
- Visit the Old State House
- Go to the Harriet Beecher Stowe House and Library
Filled with colleges in the nearby area, you don't have to be enrolled to enjoy all that Hartford has to offer.
If you’ve never been to Hartford, you owe yourself a proper adventure of exploring the history and culture it provides.
Numerous tours can help you navigate downtown and there are plenty of attractions, such as the home of Mark Twain and scenic Riverside Park.
Go kayaking along Park River or catch a concert in the New England Dodge Music Center!
Throughout Hartford you’ll be able to marvel at its historic architecture, shop and dine downtown, visit museums, and much more.
We’ll try to help simplify your Hartford trip by providing some our favorite hotels, shops, and restaurants listed below!
Transportation options in Hartford
Our bus to Hartford takes you to Columbus Blvd between Morgan and Talcott St.
Learn more about our most popular routes to Hartford.
Upon your arrival, getting around on your Hartford trip will be a breeze. Besides downtown being easily walk-able, there are many transportation options.
Take advantage of Hartford’s public transit via CT Transit or ride the Dash Shuttle, which is a free circulator downtown.
Alternatively, taxis and Ubers are readily available as well.
Best places to stay in Hartford
After your long exhaustive day of sight-seeing, you’re going to need a place to crash. Hartford is widely known for its amenities and extensive hotel accommodations.
There are plenty of hotels to choose from, making a Hartford trip accessible for any traveler.
The most lavish hotels in Hartford would be the Hilton Hartford or the Winvian, putting you in a central location to many of the city’s sights.
Alternatively, many hotels such as the Holiday Inn, Super 8, or Airbnb's are available at a lower cost and offer plenty of travel options for your trip to Hartford.
Nightlife in Hartford
Hartford is known for its vibrant nightlife so you can live like and party downtown at night.
If you’re looking to order a beer flight, make sure to visit Pour House, with a bar downstairs and dance floor upstairs.
Many locals flock to Pig's Eye Pub for a dive bar with live music.
For an upscale and popular dance club, visit NV Nightclub.
Where to shop on your Hartford trip
Whether you’re seeking retail therapy or looking for alumni gear to bring home, Hartford will be sure to meet your needs.
There will be no shortage of shopping options while you’re in the limits of the city.
You’ll find plenty of specialty shops, restaurants and boutiques downtown around Asylum St. to choose from.
The West Hartford Center offers over 140 shops to choose from with retailers, restaurants, and specialty stores.
The Westfarms Mall is a huge upscale mall with plenty of retailers and luxury stores.
Best free things to do in Hartford
- Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
- Connecticut State Capitol
- Bushnell Park
- Elizabeth Park
- Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk
Even the most frugal of travelers will find something to love on their Hartford trip.
Home to many lakes and parks, the outdoor attractions are of no cost to you. For example, in Bushnell and Elizabeth Park you'll find plenty of walking trails offering miles of beautiful landscape.
You can even soak in the culture on your trip to Hartford through downtown, where it often will be buzzing with activity.
Benefits of taking a bus trip to Hartford
- free Wi-Fi and personal power outlets
- free onboard entertainment with Megabus RIDE
- reserved seating
- fares starting at just $1*
When booking a Hartford trip, you’re looking for the lowest costs, trip flexibility, and the best means to arrive comfortably and safely.
Look no further, because megabus offers the easiest and most affordable options for traveling to Hartford, with fares as low as $1*.
With the money you save on bus tickets to Hartford, you’ll be left with more to spend on your upcoming Hartford trip.
Megabus serves more than 100 cities and university campuses across North America, allowing you to choose the bus stop nearest to you and select your flexible schedule for your Hartford trip.
This will ensure that when you arrive, you can immediately begin exploring the beauty of Hartford.
On your Hartford trip, you’ll be offered the highest level of comfort and safety as well as amenities such as onboard restrooms, individual power outlets, three-point seatbelts, reclining seats, free Wi-Fi and onboard entertainment subject to availability.
So if you’re planning on taking a Hartford trip, book your ticket with us today to reserve your seat and see our first-class amenities firsthand.