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Hartford Performing ArtsThe Tony Award-winning Hartford Stage Company, (860) 527-5151, presents classics and contemporary experimental productions at 50 Church St. TheaterWorks, (860) 527-7838, at 233 Pearl St., presents off-Broadway productions all year. In addition to presentations by local companies, offerings at the 1930s Art Deco Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts include visiting orchestras, plays direct from or on their way to Broadway, lectures and performances by well-known entertainers; phone (860) 987-5900. A behind-the-scenes tour takes guests backstage at The Bushnell; phone (860) 987-6033.

The Hartford Symphony Orchestra, (860) 244-2999, performs at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. The University of Connecticut's Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Storrs presents Broadway musicals, symphony orchestras, popular music concerts and cabaret acts September through April; phone (860) 486-4226. At XFINITY Theatre, (860) 548-7370, enjoy live music performances by current big names in every genre. Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, 32 Front St., is another hotspot for live music; phone (860) 560-7757.

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Hartford, CT

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Travel Information

City Population

124,775

Elevation

100 ft.

Sales Tax

Connecticut sales tax is 6.35 percent. Room occupancy tax in the greater Hartford area is 15 percent. The car rental tax is 9.35 percent with an added $1 per day tourism tax.

Emergency

911

Police (non-emergency)

(860) 757-4000

Fire (non-emergency)

(860) 757-4500

Hospitals

Hartford Hospital, (860) 545-5000; Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, (860) 714-4000.

Visitor Information

One Constitution Plaza 2nd Floor Hartford, CT 06103. Phone:(860)256-2800

Air Travel

Bradley International Airport

Rental Cars

Hertz, at the airport and at several downtown locations, offers discounts to AAA members; phone (860) 627-3850 or (800) 654-3080.

Rail Service

The Amtrak station, (860) 727-1776 or (800) 872-7245, is downtown in the Union Station Transportation Center at 1 Union Pl.

Buses

Greyhound Lines Inc., (860) 724-7080 or (800) 231-2222, Peter Pan Bus Lines/Bonanza Bus, (800) 343-9999, and other intercity buses operate out of the Union Station Transportation Center at 1 Union Pl. Taxis and CTTransit buses also are available.

Taxis

Taxis hired at the airport taxi stand charge $45 to downtown (for up to four people). Cab companies include United Cab Co., (860) 547-1602; and Yellow, (860) 666-6666. Base fare (for up to four people) is $3.00 for first one-ninth mile, then 30c per each additional one-ninth mile.

Public Transportation

The buses of CTTransit, (860) 525-9181 or TTY (860) 727-8196, run on more than 30 routes servicing Hartford and its surrounding towns. The buses operate daily, with reduced schedules weekends and holidays. Regular fare $1.75; all-day pass $3.50.

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