RV Rental in Hartford, CT
Hartford, Connecticut`s capital city, was founded in 1625 and is one of New England`s oldest cities. Hartford ranks among the top six percent of North American regions for the arts. Greater Hartford is home to nearly 200 cultural, arts, and heritage organizations. Because of the city`s vibrant arts, culture, and entertainment sector, noted economist Richard Florida ranked Hartford in the Top 20 of cool places in the US to live, work, start a family, and have fun.
Renting a motorhome is a blast no matter where your trip originates. Hartford RV rentals, however, take you to some wonderful destinations to explore in the Constitution State. Cruise America makes it easy, as they have a rental center right in town.
In the year 1663, there was a small trading post near the Connecticut River that was named Hartford. The residents back then probably never envisioned that one day this sleepy town would become the state capitol.
Motorhome travelers in Hartford will find a large number of lush, green public gardens as well as a newly revitalized riverfront, a large number of historical attractions and even a bustling arts and entertainment center.
It was Hartford where the author Mark Twain wrote about the beloved Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer. Twain was in good literary company, as Harriet Beecher Stowe and Noah Webster also lived in the town. All three of the literary figures' homes are open to the public for tours.
Also open to the public is the first, and oldest, public art institution in the country, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Amongst thousands of exhibitions and works of art on display, you will find furniture from the era of the pilgrims, as well as a vital collection of artifacts from the Amistad Center for Art and Culture in Louisiana.
Just south of Hartford you can visit what is claimed to be the state's oldest town, called Old Wethersfield. Drive down the shade covered streets and lanes, all lined with over 300 historic homes, many of which have been converted into museums, churches, bakeries and restaurants. You can feel the history and antiquity of this charming town in the air. Don't miss the chance to visit the Village Tavern or the Main Street Creamery & Café for a taste of Connecticut. For the quintessential New England experience, visit the Webb-Dean-Stevens Museum and visit the historic structures and exhibits. While you could take a shuttle from downtown Hartford to Wethersfield, you needn't, as you have your accommodations and transportation all in one in the form of your Cruise America RV rental.
Traveling south on I-91, the next major city south of Hartford is New Haven. It is themed with the arts and higher education. Also known as "Elm City," New Haven is home to the highly revered Yale University. This includes Yale University School of Medicine, Yale University School of Law, along with several other prestigious universities and colleges. There are a host of things to do in Downtown New Haven with all its shops, restaurants and theaters. For museum buffs, there is a seemingly endless selection to choose from. For some outdoors activities visit the West Rock Ridge State park for boating, fishing and hunting.
Other Connecticut towns to visit for great day trips in your Cruise America Hartford RV rental are Middletown, CT, Springfield, MA and Riverton, CT.
As you travel the highways in and around Hartford, Connecticut in your Cruise America rental RV, you will find the scenery to be breathtaking and the journey rewarding.
RV Rentals in Hartford, CT
1213 Blue Hills Ave
Bloomfield, Connecticut, 06002