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Stay at Radisson for downtown Hartford events

Known as the “Insurance Capital of the World,” Hartford boasts some of the country’s oldest museums, public parks and botanical gardens, plus numerous sites that showcase the history of our city and our country. Visit the gorgeous rose gardens at Elizabeth Park, or tour the Mark Twain House and Museum. Art lovers are sure to find the Wadsworth Atheneum, the nation’s oldest public art museum, worth a visit.

The Radisson Hotel is nestled in downtown Hartford, close to premier entertainment venues such as the Connecticut Convention Center, the Xfinity Theatre, the XL Center, the Hartford Stage and the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. Business travelers appreciate our proximity to corporate centers like Travelers Insurance, Accenture, Aetna and MetLife. Vacationing families can enjoy a variety of entertainment options, from vibrant theaters, arts venues and public parks to superb dining and unparalleled outdoor activities along the river.

Add these destinations to your schedule:
  • Hartford Stage (0.3 mi)
    Catch a production of both modern and classic plays at the Hartford Stage.
    Phone: +1 (860) 527-5151
  • XL Center (0.3 mi)
    In addition to being the home court for the University of Connecticut basketball teams, the XL Center hosts performers from around the world.
    Phone: +1 (877) 522-8499
  • Connecticut Convention Center (0.5 mi)
    The Radisson is just steps from this modern complex, which makes it easy for you to attend conventions, exhibitions, receptions and trade shows.
    Phone: +1 (860) 249-6000
  • Connecticut Science Center (0.5 mi)
    Featuring more than 165 interactive exhibits, including a rooftop garden, this science center is an excellent, family-friendly attraction.
    Phone: +1 (860) 724-3623
  • Hartford Front Street Stadium 4 (0.5 mi)
    Dine at the Front Street Bistro and then sip a glass of wine while you watch a new release on the big screen.
    Phone: +1 (860) 422-7712
  • The Bushnell Center (0.7 mi)
    At the Bushnell Center, you can see popular Broadway productions, symphony performances and traveling shows.
    Phone: +1 (860) 987-5900
  • Bushnell Park (0.7 mi)
    Offering a carousel with hand-carved horses, beautiful sculptures, water features and peaceful paths, Bushnell Park is a scenic retreat in the city.
  • Soldiers and Sailors Museum Arch (0.7 mi)
    This Gothic, brownstone monument honors the soldiers of the Civil War and features terra cotta friezes depicting scenes from the Civil War.
  • Xfinity Theatre (0.9 mi)
    Get tickets to see performances by the biggest names in music at this popular indoor/outdoor amphitheater.
    Phone: +1 (203) 265-1501
  • Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (1.5 mi)
    Founded in 1842, the Wadsworth Atheneum has a collection of more than 50,000 of works, including contemporary art, American decorative arts, costumes and European art.
    Phone: +1 (860) 278-2670
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (1.8 mi)
    This complex features the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, historic gardens, a museum and the Katharine Seymour Day house.
    Phone: +1 (860) 522-9258
  • Mark Twain House & Museum (1.9 mi)
    Tour the family home of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, writer Mark Twain, and then head to the museum to learn more about the author’s legacy,
    Phone: +1 (860) 247-0998
  • Elizabeth Park (5.1 mi)
    America’s oldest public rose garden, Elizabeth Park boasts approximately 800 different rose varieties as well as annual and perennial flowerbeds.
    Phone: +1 (860) 231-9443
  • Rentschler Field (5.2 mi)
    At Rentschler Field, you can cheer on the University of Connecticut Huskies sports teams or watch a variety of other events.
    Phone: +1 (860) 610-4700
  • Riverfront Recapture
    Riverfront Recapture is a nonprofit network of city parks that maintains miles of trails and walkways as well as rivers. You can also enjoy free concerts and festivals throughout the year.
    Phone: +1 (860) 713-3131

Local transportation:

  • Bradley International Airport (BDL) (14 miles)
  • dash Shuttle
    Operated by the City of Hartford, this shuttle provides complimentary transportation in the downtown area and to Union Station, based on availability.