Coming to visit us here at The Goodwin this holiday season, and bringing the whole gang when you do? We’re glad to hear it! Rest assured we’ll treat you to the finest in boutique accommodations here in downtown Hartford, Connecticut.
And you certainly won’t be lacking for family activities in and around the city. Here are just a few of the attractions at your convenient disposal while you’re all soaking up Goodwin hospitality!
Hartford marks this festive time of year with all sorts of seasonal festivities. For instance, you can head over to Goodwin Park beginning November 22nd to take in the annual Holiday Light Fantasia, which employs better than a million lights to create a stunning two-mile installation. It’s downright unforgettable, and the kids’ll love it!
And then there’s the 45th Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions underway November 29th through December 9th at the Wadsworth Atheneum, which turns Hartford’s great art museum into a wreathed, garlanded, and tinseled wonderland host to choir and dance performances to ring in the season in elegant style.
Hartford, CT Family Museum Going
Speaking of museums, the Wadsworth Atheneum isn’t the only one with plenty of all-ages appeal. The Connecticut Science Center and the Children’s Museum both provide loads of hands-on learning fun as well as their own seasonal installations. And then there’s our area’s rich spread of heritage sites, including the Mark Twain House & Museum, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, and Connecticut’s Old State House.
Concerts & Other Family Entertainment
The XL Center always has plenty on tap in the onstage entertainment department besides its athletic events, and that includes such family-targeted shows as Disney on Ice Presents Worlds of Enchantment (January 10th through the 13th).
Hartford, Connecticut serves as a home base for year-round outdoor adventure. You’ve got a wealth of options for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, including lovely Penwood State Park, plus nearby downhill and snowboarding slopes such as Ski Sundown and Mount Southington. Get out there and enjoy our Connecticut Valley woods and hills!
A Family Getaway This Winter at The Goodwin
We’ve only scratched the surface of family-friendly attractions in Hartford and its surrounds, but hopefully we’ve whetted your appetite! Come join us here at The Goodwin for the best downtown accommodations and treat yourselves to a memorable getaway in Connecticut’s capital city.