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Enjoy easy access to Hartford’s historic sites

Connecticut’s capital city is home to a charming blend of historic sites and natural beauty, and many of the most popular destinations are just a short drive from the Radisson. Visit the Mark Twain House and Museum and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center for a glimpse into the past of two of the most notable writers in American history. Just minutes from the hotel, the captivating rose gardens of Emily Park allow you to wander through the area’s botanical splendor, and the Wadsworth Atheneum lets you view stunning works in the nation’s oldest public art museum. 

In addition to its proximity to cultural centers, Radisson Hotel Hartford is situated close to top entertainment venues, including the Xfinity Theater, the Hartford Stage, the XL Center and the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. Corporate guests attending an event at the Connecticut Convention Center are able to walk from the hotel to their function, and those doing business in the “Insurance Capital of the World” enjoy quick commutes to companies like Accenture, Aetna, MetLife and Travelers Insurance. 

Make your way to these local attractions: 

  • Hartford Stage (0.3 mi)
    From revivals of classic stage productions to lively modern musicals, the Hartford Stage lets you enjoy an immersive theater experience just steps from the hotel.
    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 plays host to a wide array of music concerts, comedy shows and Hartford Wolf Pack hockey games.
    Phone: +1 (877) 522-8499
  • Connecticut Convention Center (0.5 mi)
    If you’re attending a trade show or exhibition at this popular convention center, the Radisson offers convenient accommodations within walking distance, allowing you to spend more time relaxing and less time on the road.
    Phone: +1 (860) 249-6000
  • Connecticut Science Center (0.5 mi)
    Add a little education to your entertainment when you take the family to visit this popular attraction. With more than 150 interactive exhibits and a 3-D digital theater, the science center offers a full day of fun for all ages.
    Phone: +1 (860) 724-3623
  • Hartford Front Street Stadium 4 (0.5 mi)
    Grab some popcorn and catch the latest Hollywood blockbusters on the big screen at the Front Street theater, located half a mile from the hotel.
    Phone: +1 (860) 422-7712
  • The Bushnell Center (0.7 mi)
    For more than 80 years, the Bushnell Center has been Hartford’s home for the arts. Check their schedule and buy a ticket for Broadway-style productions, symphony performances and concerts from some of music’s most legendary performers.
    Phone: +1 (860) 987-5900
  • Bushnell Park (0.7 mi)
    Treat yourself to a day of whimsical fun as you ride on the Bushnell Park carousel’s hand-carved horses or stroll through tranquil paths that wind among picturesque water features and gorgeous sculptures.
    Phone: +1 (860) 232-6710
  • Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch (0.7 mi)
    Built and dedicated in 1886, this stalwart monument commemorates the citizens of Hartford who fought and died in the Civil War.
  • Xfinity Theatre (0.9 mi)
    From rock legends like Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers to country superstars like Brad Paisley, this popular amphitheater offers the chance to see some of the entertainment industry’s biggest names.
    Phone: +1 (203) 265-1501
  • Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (1.5 mi)
    Founded in 1842 by one of the nation’s first patrons of the arts, the Wadsworth Atheneum houses collection of more than 50,000 works. A tour of the museum offers the chance to view an impressive array of contemporary art, American decorative arts and European art.
    Phone: +1 (860) 278-2670
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (1.8 mi)
    By preserving the home and works of the renowned American author Harriet Beecher Stowe, this historic complex carries on Stowe’s towering legacy of using the arts to drive positive societal change.
    Phone: +1 (860) 522-9258
  • Mark Twain House & Museum (1.9 mi)
    Tour the family home of Samuel Clemens, more commonly known by his pen name, Mark Twain, and then head to the Webster Bank Museum Center to learn more about the author’s family, work and legacy.
    Phone: +1 (860) 247-0998
  • Elizabeth Park (5.1 mi)
    Experience the natural beauty of Hartford when you wander through Elizabeth Park. Spanning more than 100 acres, America’s oldest public rose garden has been recognized on the National Registry of Historic Places and features more than 800 different rose varieties.
    Phone: +1 (860) 231-9443
  • Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field (5.2 mi)
    This multipurpose stadium is the perfect place to join fellow Huskies fans for an exciting football game or gather with other music lovers for an entertaining outdoor concert.
    Phone: +1 (860) 610-4700
  • Riverfront Recapture
    Riverfront Recapture is a nonprofit organization focused on revitalizing Hartford’s waterfront parks. To increase awareness, the group hosts lively concerts and festivals in the parks throughout the year.
    Phone: +1 (860) 713-3131 

Local transportation: 

  • Bradley International Airport (BDL) (14 miles)
  • Dash shuttle 
    Located just two minutes from the hotel and operated by the City of Hartford, this shuttle provides complimentary transportation in the downtown area and to Union Station.