The grand Hartford is old but gold. This truly patriotic city has seen America in its dark days as well as in its hay days. Its modern roots can be traced back to 1637, making it one of the oldest cities of the US. Mark Twain, a gem of Hartford’s soil, remarked- “Of all the beautiful towns, it has been my fortune to see this (Hartford) is the chief.” It leaves little room to add anything else, yet, today is has grown even more beautiful than ever.
Central Hartford enjoys great connectivity. It is crisscrossed by Interstate 84 and Interstate 91. While the former moves on north towards Boston, the later moves down south towards New York.
A major player in the industrial revolution of the 19th century, today, Hartford is called the Insurance Capital of the World. Aetna, Inc., a Fortune top 100, medical insurance company is headquartered in Central Hartford. The stunning neocolonial architecture of its headquarter has become a tourist hotspot. It is also the World’s Largest Colonial-Style Building.
Just a block away from the Aetna headquarters is the Hartford Public High School. Though an educational institute, it too has fallen prey to tourists as it happens to be the second oldest school in the US. Tourism and history aside, its modern day story speaks out of Hartford’s supreme educational scene. Complemented with colleges like Trinity College and schools like Watkinson School, Hartford has no dearth of quality education.
Central Hartford is also a treasure trove of knowledge. In terms of museums, it offers more than one can grasp in a lifetime. Connecticut Science Center and Harriet Beecher Stowe House are both iconic destinations for tourists and residents alike. Bored of museums? Visit the birthplace of the notorious Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, The Mark Twain House. For an out of the world experience of rose gardens, take a trip to the Elizabeth Park.
The central is also a popular choice for birthday parties, weddings, music concerts and performance arts. The area near the beautiful Bushnell Park is home to numerous event venues like The Society Room of Hartford, XL Centre and The Hartford Stage. It is also a great place for shopping and dining. The Bushell Tower and Plaza is a one-stop solution for your every shopping need.
The Riverside Park, which is long shoreline converted into a park, lined up with beautiful trees, isolates one from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy the beauty of the city skyline on a lazy boat trip along the Connecticut River, which runs through central Hartford.
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