About Bradley International Airport
Bradley International Airport, also known as Hartford International Airport, is a military and public-use airport located in Windsor Locks in Hartford County, Connecticut. It's the second-largest airport in New England.
The airport sits about 14 miles from downtown Hartford, and it's the busiest airport in Connecticut with 350 operations daily. The four largest carriers servicing Bradley International Airport are Southwest, Delta, JetBlue and US Airways. It is also used as a military facility for the U.S. Air Force and is home to the Bradley Air National Guard Base. There's one terminal with two concourses: East and West.
There are plenty of hotels near Bradley International Airport where you can stay and rest your head. The Holiday Inn Express Bradley Airport is excellent for business travelers with its variety of amenities including copy and print services, free internet access and more. There's a free shuttle that takes you to and from the airport as well as a fitness center and indoor pool. Another great option is the Sheraton Hotel at Bradley Airport. If you stay here, you're in an excellent location to check out the attractions, and there are plenty of family and business-type packages available.
Welcome to Hartford
The city of Hartford is the state capital of Connecticut, and the greater Hartford region is known as the Knowledge Corridor as there are 29 colleges and universities situated here.
Hartford as a city is almost 400 years old, making it one of the oldest in the U.S., and there are plenty of opportunities to explore its history. There were more than 120,000 residents that called Hartford home as of the 2012 U.S. Census.
The city experiences a humid continental climate, so the summers in Hartford are hot while the winters are chilly and often have frequent snowfall.
Things to Do in Hartford
Stop by America's first public art museum, Wadsworth Atheneum, which was founded in 1842. Here, you'll find more than 45,000 works of art in the permanent collection that you can peruse. Some of the popular pieces include French and American impressionist pieces, Hudson River School landscapes, modernist and contemporary works and early American furniture.
When the weather is nice, stroll through Bushnell Park, which is the first publicly funded park in America and was designed by the architect of New York City's Central Park. The park boasts 50 acres of green space with gorgeous natural views and plenty of spots to sit and enjoy a meal al fresco, wander along a path or watch your kids play.