Bradley International Airport is just 20 minutes from the university by car, driving along I-91. The college itself is right in the heart of the city, so you'll easily be able to see the best of Hartford's sights. Nearby cities include Springfield, Massachusetts, which is a 30-minute drive away, and Providence, Rhode Island, which is a 90-minute drive away.
With accommodations near the University of Connecticut - Hartford, you'll experience the city's historic and cultural sights with ease. The Wadsworth Atheneum is the nation's oldest public art museum still running today, founded in 1842. Its architecture brings to mind an old English castle. The Old State House can also be visited, dating from 1796. Plus, you can get a guided tour of the Governor's Mansion, which spans 15,000 feet of interior space.
By night, there's also a lot to keep you busy on your trip to the University of Connecticut - Hartford. TheaterWorks is an art deco building, intimately sized to give an authentic theater experience in Hartford. The Webster Theater has a diverse range of events, from rock performances to cinema screenings. Plus, you can hang out at the bar here after the show.