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
Connecticut Science Center
Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Front Street District
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Lobster in the Rough
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 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.