- Our list of the best things to do in Hartford, Connecticut, features the top 385 nearby activities — including 135 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Hartford, CT has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, and Sights & Landmarks.
- The results below include the top 31 things to do within the city of Hartford, CT , followed by 354 popular activities in nearby cities, including West Hartford, Springfield, Middletown, Wallingford, Bristol, Simsbury, Waterbury, South Windsor, Manchester, Newington, New Britain, Bloomfield, Wethersfield, Windsor, Torrington, Farmington, Cheshire, Southington, East Haddam, New Hartford, Avon, Agawam, Glastonbury, Enfield, Meriden, West Springfield, East Hartford, Westfield, Colchester, Storrs, Willimantic, Hamden, Litchfield, Mashantucket, Mansfield, Plantsville, Guilford and Winsted
Established in 1864, Cedar Hill Cemetery, is the final resting place of many famous Americans. Visitors that tour the grounds are captivated by the tranquility of the 270-acres of gardens, wetlands, and woodlands.
The Mortensen Riverfront Plaza is an outdoor riverside park and entertainment venue that hosts a variety of performances, including plays, concerts, and other shows. The plaza also offers scenic walking and jogging areas.
Founded in 1825, the Connecticut Historical Society, is dedicated to preserving the state history from the early 1500's through today. Exhibits include hands-on activities for children, a working WWII assembly line, and thousands of artifacts and memorabilia.
Connecticut's Old State House, a registered National Landmark, is much more than a typical museum. Featuring 22,000 square feet of historic rooms, interactive displays, guided or self-guided tours and more; discover democracy and citizenship in action.
85% 80 votes
100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT 06103 MoreLess Info
Hartford is home to the Connecticut Convention Center, a sprawling meeting and performance space attached to a large hotel. It sits on the banks of the Connecticut River and easily accommodates thousands of people.
95% 20 votes
231 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT MoreLess Info
Connecticut State Library and State Archives are a history buff's dream destination. Featuring extensive documentation and archival material from the Revolutionary War and early life in New England, visit and you may lose yourself in time.
88% 43 votes
39 Front St, Hartford, CT 06103 MoreLess Info
Not your typical movie going experience, the Spotlight Theatres Front Street Stadium 4, features comfortable stadium seating and the latest first run movies. Setting this venue apart is the on-site Bistro allowing you to eat a meal while watching the film.
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art displays many different works of art and special exhibits throughout the year and also hosts festivals, concerts and other events. Their nearly 50,000 piece art collection spans 5,000 years of history.
Featuring a 100-acre campus replete with historical buildings, Trinity College, is a liberal arts college located in Hartford. Campus life is highlighted by the weekly 49-bell Carillon and organ concerts and events held in the soaring campus Chapel.