Hartford Tourism

Visit Hartford - Best of Hartford

Hartford is the capital of the state of Connecticut. The major tourist spots in Hartford are located in the old Wethersfield area and the main town area. The former is home to pre-Civil War structures like the houses of famous residents namely Isaac Stevens and Joseph Webb. Main town Hartford has the Connecticut Science Center and the government buildings of the state. You will also see the house in Nook Farm where Mark Twain wrote a number of his books. Hartford is also home to offices of several insurance companies. Throughout the year, on public occasions and holidays, downtown Hartford organises parades of all kinds as a part of the celebrations. Visit Hartford for a quick retreat away from daily routines. 

 

Hartford Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Hartford tips for your visit

General:

  • Hartford Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC-05:00)
  • Currency: United States Dollar
  • Electricity: US uses 110 Volts, 60 Hz alternating current as power. Plug sockets have ungrounded 2 pin connections (Type A) and grounded 3 pin connections (Type B)
  • Languages: Majority of the people in United States speak English.
  • Internet: 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi connections are available in almost every hotel in the city. The city also has public Wi-Fi in some areas.
  • Security: Police: 911
  • Ambulance: 911

Tipping:

  • Tipping in America is a thanking gesture. Tipping is not mandatory, however if your wish to tip, one can tip at least 15% at a restaurant, $2 per bag to porters at hotels and $3-5 for valet services.
  • Copy documents such as credit cards, itineraries, emergency contact information and important phone numbers. Leave copies of documents with a reliable person.
  • Familiarize yourself with local traffic laws and customs.
  • Pickpockets are often attracted to crowded places. Be aware of someone who bumps, shoves or gets too close.
  • Do not leave any articles such as phones, purses and wallets unattended.
  • Don’t honk your horn. It’s uncivil and isn’t done. It’s also illegal, except in emergencies.
  • Select sightseeing companies and guides carefully. Make sure they are legitimate. Check with your hotel staff for recommendations.

Facts and Stats for Hartford*

  • Pollution Statistics in Hartford

    Know the pollution level of Hartford before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 15 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Hartford: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Hartford for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Hartford.

    • Burglary and Theft 57.69 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 53.85 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 47.92 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 34.62 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 42.31 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 58.33 (Moderate)
  • Living in Hartford - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Hartford is 160.57 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 46.41 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 69.63 (High)
    • Pollution Index 32.24 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 36.14 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 81.03 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 57.87 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.91 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 101.46 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Hartford

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Hartford

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 71.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40.71 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

Hartford Travel Guides

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