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Shopping in HartfordThe outdoor Old State House Farmers Market , 855 Main St., offers food and locally grown seasonal produce Tuesday and Friday 10-2, mid-June through October in downtown Hartford.

In the Farmington area is Westfarms , on New Britain Avenue off I-84 exit 40 (SR 71). The mall contains more than 130 shops and is anchored by JCPenney, Macy's and Nordstrom; phone (860) 561-3024. The Shoppes at Buckland Hills , I-84 exit 62 at 194 Buckland Hills Dr. in Manchester, offers more than 100 stores, including Dick's Sporting Goods, JCPenney, Macy's and Sears; phone (860) 644-1450.

Old Wethersfield offers shops, restaurants and museums in preserved antebellum houses, warehouses, carriage houses and barns. Old Avon Village , on SR 44 in Avon, offers more than 30 shops and eateries. Riverdale Farms Shopping , off I-84 exit 39 in Avon, is on a restored, landscaped 19th-century dairy farm; phone (860) 677-6437. Dozens of galleries, shops and boutiques can be visited at West Hartford Center, along Farmington Avenue in West Hartford.

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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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