Choose the historic Goodwin as your boutique accommodations here in downtown Hartford for a family summer vacation, and you’ll have a whole smorgasbord of all-ages activities at your fingertips. Here are a few ideas for soaking up the summer in the Connecticut capital with the perfect downtown digs at The Goodwin!
The summer solstice is just around the corner, which means it’s nearly time to celebrate the 242nd birthday of the USA. One of the very biggest Independence Day fireworks spectacles in Connecticut takes place here in Hartford, and the Goodwin provides convenient boutique accommodations for taking in the patriotic dazzle.
Riverfront Fireworks in Hartford, CT: Saturday, July 14
Hartford’s Riverfront Fireworks doesn’t actually take place on July 4th (a Wednesday this year), but rather Saturday, July 14th. The festivities flank the Connecticut River on both sides in Great River Park and the Mortensen Riverfront, and include a concert at 7 PM followed up at 9 o’clock by the pyrotechnic show. And here’s the best part—it’s yours to enjoy absolutely free of charge!// Read More //
For nearly 30 years now, downtown Hartford has hosted one of the country’s great celebrations of that genuinely American musical form of jazz. And the 2018 edition of this beloved event is fast approaching—now’s the time to book your Goodwin guest room or suite so you’re in the audience for it!
We’re speaking, of course, of the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz, the biggest free jazz concert event in all of New England. More than 70,000 music lovers took in its singular pleasures in 2017, and what’ll likely be a comparable contingent of festivalgoers will be on hand Friday, July 20th through Sunday, July 22nd for this year’s iteration.
Enjoy a glamorous and conveniently situated wedding venue in downtown Hartford, Connecticut at the historic Goodwin! Between our beautiful venues, exceptional catering, and attentive event-coordinating staff, we serve as a top-caliber setting for a destination wedding in Connecticut’s capital.
If you’re curious about how we can make your Hartford wedding happen in glorious and unforgettable style, just drop us a line via our online RFP and we’ll reach out to you in short order!// Read More //
One of the thrills of staying with us at The Goodwin here in downtown Hartford, Connecticut is soaking up the building’s rich history, which began back in 1881 when the Goodwin brothers built it as an apartment complex. Although our hotel has been spectacularly renovated, it contains many lovely reminders of its heritage, from the iconic terracotta exterior to the original fireplaces within.
With a boutique guest room or suite at The Goodwin, in other words, you’re immersed in history. You’re also well poised to explore other historical attractions here in the Connecticut capital, a few standouts of which we’ll highlight today!// Read More //
As usual, some fantastic concerts are going down this spring over at the XFINITY Theatre here in Hartford, just a hop, skip, and a jump from the Goodwin’s rich downtown hospitality. If you’re going to any of the shows, we hope you’ll take advantage of our convenient boutique accommodations so close by!
Here are some highlights of the upcoming XFINITY Theatre calendar.
Migos, Russ, Lil Xan, & Bazzia
Some heavyweight hip-hop stars are hitting the XFINITY Theatre stage as part of Hot 93.7’s Hot Jam on Friday, May 18th: the trio Migos and rap wunderkind Russ, supported by Lil Xan and Bazzi.
Jason Aldean w/Luke Combs & Lauren Alaine
Country chart-topper Jason Aldean brings his High Noon Neon Tour to the XFINITY a week later (Friday, May 25th), supported by Luke Combs and Lauren Alaine. The tour’s arriving ahead of Aldean’s forthcoming record Rearview Town, his first in two years.
The Grammy-winning rock band Imagine Dragons arrives at the XFINITY Theatre on Tuesday, June 5th on a world tour in support of their 2017 album Evolve, anchored by the smash hit single “Believer.”
Live events don’t get much bigger than this can’t-miss Thursday, June 7th show: Kendrick Lamar, one of the foremost musical artists of his generation, backed up by SZA and Schoolboy Q. Lamar is touring behind his critically acclaimed album DAMN., just recently awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music.
The enormously popular country trio Rascal Flatts pays a visit to the XFINITY on Friday, June 8th on their Back to Us tour. They’ll be joined by Dan and Shay as well as Carly Pearce.
Poison & Cheap Trick
Some absolute icons of glam rock will crank things up at the XFINITY on Thursday, June 14th: Poison and Cheap Trick, joining forces again for their Nothin’ But a Good Time Tour.
Take in XFINITY Theatre Concerts With Convenient Hartford, CT Accommodations at the Goodwin
You can check out the full concert calendar at the XFINITY Theatre here: Needless to say, the summer lineup—from Lynyrd Skynyrd and Miranda Lambert to Rob Zombie and Counting Crows—promises to be equally star-studded.
With accommodations at the Goodwin, you’re nice and close to the XFINITY Theatre—no long trip home after the show. And with our Restaurant Porrón and Bar Piña opening May 2nd, you’ve also got the perfect setup for dinner and a show: a great night on the town in Hartford, CT!
Staying with us here at our boutique hotel in downtown Hartford with a sweet tooth?
Well, great news! You’ve got more than a few top-grade dessert venues within deliciously easy striking distance of your room, duplex, or suite here at the Goodwin. Let’s have a look at some of them!// Read More //
When you call the Goodwin your home away from home in downtown Hartford, you’ve got the city’s central business district at your beck and call—and that includes fantastic health-and-wellness options just a stone’s throw from our boutique hotel.
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