Greater Hartford Area
The Greater Hartford Area has easy access to the full range of opportunities in the region. The Hartford Stage is a Tony Award-winning regional theater. Hartford hosts Broadway road shows at the Bushnell Memorial Auditorium, which is also a venue for the symphony, ballet, and other cultural activities. The Wadsworth Athenaeum is the city's art museum, with a large permanent collection and varied temporary exhibits.
For concerts, Hartford has the
XL Center and a new outdoor amphitheater, The
XFINITY Theatre. Music in more intimate settings can be found ranging from classical and experimental at the Hartt School of Music as well as jazz at several regional coffee houses.
Hartford provides many choices for sports fans. The Hartford Wolf Pack bring professional hockey to the city, while the Uconn Huskies provide excitement for basketball enthusiasts. The men's and women's team won the NCAA championship in 2004
and again in 2014. The New Britain Rock Cats, our own AA team, bring baseball fun to the region.
For outdoor enthusiasts, there are opportunities for canoeing or tubing on the local rivers, hiking, ballooning, cross country skiing, and fishing. For gourmets there are a wide range of restaurant cuisine and markets available. From standard American, French, Italian, or Chinese fare to Laotian, Thai, Vietnamese, Jamaican, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, and New York Deli.
Hartford allows you to help yourself. Getting here is easy. With major highway, rail and airline access, Hartford isn't hard to reach.
Please view our residents ‘Tour of Hartford’
(PDF file) to learn more about the area the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center located.
To view other activities the Greater Hartford Area and the State of Connecticut have to offer, please refer to the following links:
50 Great Things To Do in Connecticut
See Connecticut’s Capital without Going Broke: 10 free things to do in Hartford
Please contact the Connecticut Chamber of Commerce for more information about the Hartford area at: www.metrohartford.com.
Additional information about the Greater Hartford Area can be found at the following links:
If you are a historical enthusiast, you may be interested in reading ‘Historical Facts’ about Hartford