The historic city of Hartford, Connecticut is nestled in the foothills of New England. Serving as the capital city, Hartford has long been a centre for trade and culture. The city's history goes back to the arrival of its first settlers in 1635. Today, Harford remains an important destination within the Northeast with a population upwards of 124,000 people. The bustling downtown's boutiques and restaurants allow for days of high-end shopping and fine dining all year round. Book your car hire in Hartford and explore this influential city.
With its position at the edge of the Appalachian Mountains, Hartford is just a short drive to some spectacular sights. As you drive west along U.S. Route 202 toward Torrington you will see ideal examples of 18th-century farmhouses sat among towering mountains. The views are especially remarkable if plan you to visit during the autumn season. Bright oranges, reds and yellows spread over the landscape; resembling an impressionistic painting.
If you're looking for culture, look no further than the Wadsworth Athenaeum. It is the nation's oldest art house as it about 400 years old. The 4 main wings of the building are adorned with 18th-century scrollwork in a neoclassical theme. With about 60,000 pieces of art and various artifacts, the museum in assured to provide an enthralling experience. Work done in a number of media such as paint, clay and stone decorate the galleries, along with some antiquities dating back around 5,000 years. These treasures will leave you captivated.
Though Hartford is a brilliant city, you may want to discover a little more. With your rental car from Auto Europe in conjunction with the relative size of Connecticut, you quite literally have the freedom to tour just about anywhere within the state or beyond. It is only 40 minutes to visit the city of New Haven, CT. The bright college town is home to the renowned Yale University and other equally as important landmarks. With a younger, more liberal population, there are many venues and art galleries for you to discover. Book a car hire in Hartford and discover beautiful New England.
At night you can dine in any of the various fine restaurants around the city. Afterwards, you can go see some of the most beautiful museums. Don't spend your evening waiting to catch the bus or paying for taxis. Auto Europe has discount car hires and fantastic customer service to help you enjoy your holiday in Hartford. You can book a car hire in Hartford with Auto Europe over our safe, reliable and secure online booking system. For more information, read our Car Rental FAQ page, read our Terms and Conditions, or Contact Us.