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When visiting the capital of Connecticut, you might want to make things easier from the moment you arrive at the airport. Hop in your rental car and drive to the heart of Hartford in no time. There are plenty of restaurants in this city with tasteful meals and each with their own unique atmosphere. Hartford has plenty to discover of which The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is a great example. Cruising through Hartford, can get you to all the amazing sights and it makes discovering the city even easier when you have your own rental car at the ready.

What to See in Hartford

One of the reasons Hartford is special is because of some of its peculiar laws. If you were planning on crossing the street literally on your hands, think again. This is actually forbidden here. Same goes for kissing your wife on Sundays (don’t plan date night that day) or educating your dog. Despite these somewhat unique laws, Hartford is still worth your time any day of the week. Yes, that even goes for Sundays!

Famous writer, Mark Twain has lived in Connecticut’s Hartford for quite some years. He wrote some of his well-known novels in town, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The Mark Twain House & Museum is a historic landmark you can learn more about the famous author. The knowledgeable staff can tell you more about his life during one of their tours. Besides Mark Twain, there is also Harriet Beecher who was the best-selling author of the anti-slavery novel ‘Uncle Tom's Cabin’. She also has her own place in Hartford, namely the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, where you can discover more about her. The interactive experiences that are part of this museum make a visit here extra fun. Another museum that shouldn’t be skipped is The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. This is the oldest continuously-operating public art museum in the United States and a well-maintained museum as well.

Hartford is one of those cities that’ll amaze you each season in a different way. The Elizabeth Park has gorgeous rose gardens in bloom during summer. But this same park is also filled with blossoming trees, brilliant fall colors everywhere, and picturesque gardens. Another hotspot worth admiring is the observation deck of Travelers Tower. The view is outstanding and will show you that Hartford is a gorgeous place.

Car Rental with Orbitz

We offer a selection of the best cars at affordable rates: from spacious SUV’s suitable for the entire family to compact, comfortable cars that have all the basics you need. Discover Hartford, Connecticut in the most comfortable way possible. Be sure to book our services at Orbitz so you can take off at the airport right away. Enjoy your stay!