Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau

CVB/DMC
Hotels200
Convention Center50,168 sq. m
Guest Rooms39,000
Guest Rooms at 1 Hotel1,100 Guest Rooms
Special Event Venues80
Average Room Rate$115.00
Restaurants500
Daily Food Cost$56.00
Occupancy Rate15%
Tax Rate6.35%

Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau

CVB/DMC

Why Choose Our Destination?

Connecticut is conveniently located between New York City and Boston, MA, approximately 2 hours either direction. The state is easily accessible by car with 3 interstate highways, I-95, I-84 and I-91 running north, south east & west. Air service is available by 5 major airports and Amtrak and Metro North offers frequent rail service. Within a 300 miles radius, CT has access to over 23 million people- ideal for for attendance building, sponsorship and exhibitor participation. From Colonial times to the present, Connecticut has been a popular gathering place and we take pride in our long history of hosting meetings, conventions and sporting events. Our unique blend of urban centers, coupled with waterfront, country and casino resort settings, offer a diverse selection of meeting venues. For groups of up to 3,500, we offer the CT Convention Center, Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun. For a lesser number of attendees, the options are in the hundreds of hotels, resorts & conference centers and unique venues, state-wide. Dining on lobster next to a 19th century lighthouse, cruising on the Long Island Sound or on one of our many rivers, taking a Ferrari for a spin on a racetrack and blending your own bottle of wine, are just a few examples of a memorable Connecticut experience your attendees can enjoy. Team building programs that incorporate, the great outdoors, food, wine and art make the process both fun and beneficial. Both the CT Convention & Sports Bureau and its Connecticut team of industry professionals strive to be current with trends and raise the bar when it comes to the level of service and quality of product we offer.

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Distance from Airport

  • Bradley International Airport

    19.31 km from City Center

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Local Attractions

Connecticut Science Center

Recreation
1 block away
How do you get people interested in science? Engage them. With more than 165 hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, four educational labs, plus daily programs and events, the Connecticut Science Center offers endless exploration for children, teens, and adults. From physics to forensics, geology to astronomy, visitors have the sciences at their fingertips. The implications for Connecticut's science education are promising. The Science Center offers exciting tools to help educators and parents bring textbooks to life. Creating unforgettable experiences with science motivates students and visitors of all ages to enthusiastically embrace science at school, at home, and in their communities. With an attraction of this magnitude, exhibits rivaling the most unique in the world, programs with the potential to become national models, partnerships with a range of educational organizations, and involvement from global business leaders and benefactors, the Science Center is Connecticut's premier destination for informal science learning, and is well on its way to becoming the state's foremost Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) resource.
250 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT, US 06103

Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

Theater
5 blocks away
The Bushnell Center For The Performing Arts has a reputation for bringing the finest Broadway tours, family presentations, travel films, symphony orchestras and children’s theater to our Capital City. Premier performing arts center for over 70 years. Presents Broadway tours, symphony orchestras, family shows, children's theater, off-Broadway jazz, blues, cabaret, comedy, travel films, world music events.Just blocks from the convention center making this an ideal venue for high quality opening session productions or very special offsite events.
166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT, US 06103

Front Street District

Nightlife
1 block away
Come where the music is live, the tastes are sensational and the choices are bigger by the block. In the Front Street District, you can dine, dance and do it all! Discover Hartford’s new hub for entertainment, excitement and energy. Parking is easy, with two new, low-cost garages on both sides of Front Street. And every kind of fun is all walking distance directly across the street from the CT Convention Center and CT Science Center.
1 Front Street
Hartford, CT, US 06103

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Museum
4 blocks away
Established in 1636, Hartford is one of America’s oldest and most charming cities. Our robust architectural footprint is married with countless modern and cultural attractions. Greater Hartford has more sites on the National Register of Historic Landmarks than any other area, except New Orleans.Wadswoth Atheneum is home of world-renowned collections of colonial to contemporary art, plus gift shop, cafe, theater and beautiful unique meeting spaces with exclusive catering.
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT, US 06103

Connecticut River

Recreation
1 block away
Riverfront Recapture is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving central Connecticut’s quality of life and urban vitality through cultural events, entertainment, group sports and recreation in a welcoming environment along the banks of the Connecticut River, as well as ongoing efforts to protect and maintain the Riverfront and make more of it accessible to the public. Host of annual public and private events, concerts, festivals, dragon boat races over their 4 parks, and picturesque views of the Connecticut River. They boast eight miles of walking & biking trails, a team building adventure course all connected to the convention center, science center and plaza to downtown. The Riverfront Boat house is a season venue for private events from meetings to weddings and stores the regatta boats below!
250 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT, US 06103

Lobster in the Rough

Recreation
Enjoy a lobster, scallops and oysters fresh from the Long Island Sound. Served in the rough at a waterfront eatery, alongside an 19th century lighthouse or in a gourmet restaurant, there are plenty of options to enjoy our local fare.

Mark Twain House & Museum

Museum
8 minutes away
Visit the Victorian mansion where Twain lived (1874-1891) and wrote Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. The new museum center has a cafe and gift shop. Open year-round, perfect for afternoon of discovery and off-site meetings.
351 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT, US 06103

Connecticut Wine Trail

Recreation
45 minutes away
Happy Trails! The Connecticut Wine Trail is one of the most exciting and fastest growing wine regions in the United States. A tremendous variety of wine styles and stunning scenery are to be enjoyed as you meander throughout our beautiful state. A trail of Connecticut's 35+ vineyards winds throughout the state.

Convention Centers

  • Connecticut Convention Center

    The Connecticut Convention Center is the Northeast's most ideal location for trade shows, conventions and business meetings or any occasion.

  • XL Center

    XL Center is located in downtown Hartford, the Exhibition Center’s 68,000 square feet of flexible space attracts nearly 250,000 attendees per year. Our halls including nine breakout rooms are the ideal spot to host trade shows, meetings or reception.

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High Season
Mar 16 – Jun 15
Sep 9 – Nov 10
Shoulder Season
Jun 16 – Sep 8
Low Season
Nov 11 – Dec 31
Jan 1 – Mar 15