Hartford deals for your family vacation
If you're considering taking the family on a New England vacation, make it a getaway to charming Hartford. It's rich with culture, gorgeous Victorian architecture and an intriguing colonial history. When shopping for Hartford rental cars, stick to a company known for affordable and reliable transportation: Thrifty car rental. Right now, you can get great Hartford deals, like 15 percent off a compact, mid-size, standard, full-size or premium car. That means you can save money for all of the exciting attractions and fine dining in Hartford. And while you're in town, take advantage of these free travel ideas:
Explore the Museum of Connecticut History
Your Hartford car rental can get you to the Connecticut State Library, which houses the Museum of Connecticut History. This institution has free admission and showcases exhibits that look at the development of the state and how it helped shape the nation as a whole. Stop by "Portraits of Connecticut Governors," which lines Memorial Hall with pictures of the state's 72 governors, from John Haynes to John Rowland. Another intriguing display is the Colt Firearms Collection. Learn about the history of guns in America and the role of Samuel Colt in making this state a center for firearms manufacturing in the 1800s and 1900s.
Visit the State Capitol
What would a trip to the state capital be without a visit to the Capitol building? You can park your Hartford car rental in the Legislative Office Building parking garage for free on Monday through Friday, though spots are limited. Then head inside for a free one-hour tour organized by the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund. A knowledgeable guide will lead you through the State Capitol, which was opened in 1878, and the Legislative Office Building, discussing its unique features and historical significance along the way.