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Hartford Sports and RecreationThe American Hockey League's Hartford Wolf Pack, an affiliate of the National Hockey League's New York Rangers, take to the ice mid-October to mid-April at the XL Center; phone (860) 548-2000. Collegiate athletics hold court in nearby Storrs, especially when the University of Connecticut Huskies men's and women's basketball teams play; phone (860) 486-2724.

Goodwin Park, 1130 Maple Ave., offers a driving range and 27 holes of golf, tennis courts, a fitness trail and other facilities; phone (860) 291-7160 for the park, or (860) 956-3601 for golf information.

The Hartford Yard Goats, the Double-A Eastern League Affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, play baseball at Dunkin' Donuts Park, 99 Pratt St; phone (860) 224-8383 for tickets.

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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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