Hartford Tourism

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. 

 

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.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Hartford

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

    • Air Pollution 22.73 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 65 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Hartford for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Hartford.

    • Burglary and Theft 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 55 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 51.79 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 55.36 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 51.67 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 66.07 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 54.69 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 31.67 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.33 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 58.93 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Hartford is 152.28 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 43.71 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 68.62 (High)
    • Pollution Index 37.87 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 35.33 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 82.54 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 66.48 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.11 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 85.57 (Moderate)
    • 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.

  • 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 41 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 82.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.5 USD

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

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