dreamflower wrote:Thanks to all who replied about visiting Hartford.
Another question for you. So now, I am not be able to rent a car. I want to, but I am under 25 and was told that I needed to have full coverage auto insurance in order to rent a car, and I do not. Does anyone have any experience with this?
So if I can rent a car, would the city bus be a possibility to get from the MegaBus stop to the law the school to the main part of West Hartford to walk around? Is West Hartford very walkable?
Thanks so much!
I can't really speak on the car rental situation as I have never really had to rent one on my own yet.
West Hartford center and Blue Back Square are indeed very walkable when you use the bus. You can definitely catch a bus about three or four blocks away from the MegaBus stop right next to State House Square (which always reminds me a bit of Boston) and in front of Travellers. http://www.cttransit.com/uploads_RTDivisionSystem/2009%20htfd_sysmap.pdf — check out this website for route information. The 72 (Asylum Avenue Line) will take you to UConn School of Law while the 66, 64 or 60 (Farmington Avenue lines) will take you to WeHa Center and/or Blue Back Square. Just check out the corner map of the downtown area, the MegaBus lets you off at the Morgan Street garage and you just have to walk to the bus stops in front of Travelers. It's a pretty nice and brief walk through a portion of the center business district (I work right there near State House Square). If you need hotel accommodations, I suggest checking out the new Marriott right near the awesome new Science Center and the new convention center. It can serve as your base of operations and you can easily walk to the bars on Allyn St., Ann St. and Asylum Avenue.