Rental Car Hartford
What does author Mark Twain, actor Katherine Hepburn and abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe have in common? At one point, they all lived in Hartford, the capital of Connecticut State. Established in 1635, Hartford is one of the oldest cities in the United States. Hartford has been nicknamed the "Insurance Capital of The World" due to the many insurance companies that have their headquarters in the region. The story of Hartford is best seen and experienced through its wide range of attractions which include some of the oldest institutions in the U.S. HAPPYCAR offers a variety of local and international car rental Hartford companies which include Avis, Hertz and Thrifty that can help you explore the length and breadth of the city with ease and comfort. Moreover, by selecting a hire car Hartford from HAPPYCAR, you will be able to compare the prices offered by the companies and choose the rental car Hartford that offers the best value for your money.
Rental Car Hartford
Out of Hartford, also known as "New England's Rising Star" has come forth some of the world's most exciting creative works and inventions. Mark Twain wrote about Hartford "Of all the beautiful towns it has been my fortune to see, this is the chief... You do not know what beauty is if you have not been here." The city was home to the father of American literature Mark Twain for 17 years and it is here where he published his most famous works - The Adventures of Tom Sayer and its sequel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Hartford pioneered firearms manufacture in the United States. Hartford's own Samuel Colt patented the revolver and established the Colt's Manufacturing Company in 1836. At Colt's, John M. Browning invented the automatic pistol, the Browning machine gun and the Browning automatic rifle in 1917. Also worth noting is that Hiram Percy Maxim invented the gun silencer in Hartford in 1909.
In 1888, Albert Augustus Pope introduced the first safety bicycle with two-equal sized wheels in Hartford which led to a boom in bicycle manufacture. In 1897, Pope Manufacturing, through its chief engineer Hiram Percy Maxim diversified into automobile production. Theodore Roosevelt, while visiting Hartford, became the first president to ride in an automobile. All these places may seem a hustle to visit in one day. However, Happycar takes away the hustle by offering you car rental Hartford at affordable rates.
Hire Car Hartford to Wadsworth Athenaeum which is the oldest public art museum in the United States. What it opened in 1844, it was home to just 79 paintings. Today it houses more than 50,000 works of art including collections of European Baroque art, ancient Egyptian and Classical bronzes, French and American Impressionist paintings as well as modern masterpieces and contemporary works.
A visit to Hartford is not complete without a visit to Mark Twain House & Museum, the birthplace of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. The national historic landmark is a gallery filled with rare manuscripts, artefacts, photo and fine arts.
Bushnell Park is the oldest publicly funded park in the United States and plays host to a number of events that take place in the city. The Connecticut Science Centre located on the Connecticut Riverfront is a museum featuring over 100 interactive science exhibits for the young.
The Old State House is the oldest state house in the country. It was designed by Charles Bulfinch who is believed to be the first American to practice architecture as a profession. Built in 1796, the Victorian styled house was the original seat of the state legislature.
For golf lovers, take a car hire Hartford to the Hartford Golf Club in neighbouring West Hartford. This is a private country club offering a superb 27-hole golf course. The club offers other sports and activities for the whole family including nine tennis courts, three swimming pools, four squash courts and four bowling alleys.
Do you wish to have an adventure in the sky? CT Ballooning LLC provides thrilling, early morning hot air balloon rides in Central Connecticut. You can look forward to array of sights including Farmington River Valley, Connecticut River and Long Island Sound.
There is so much to see and experience at Hartford and its surroundings. Next time you get off Bradley International Airport, why not get a car hire Hartford from HAPPYCAR and let it take you through the city. You will enjoy this historic city even better with HAPPYCAR.