If you lean in close, you can hear the crackle of the flood lights burning bright, giving the night sky a beacon to turn to. Underneath the glow is community at its best: in face paint and jerseys, with popcorn tossed in the air and hands sticky from too many candy bars. It’s Friday night and the University of Connecticut is set to play some football. And as you sit in the stands, blending into the crowd, you can be a part of a group that values the feeling of community. You might even want to choose an East Hartford hotel close the stands, so you’re never far from the melodic cheers that beat like a bell: “Go team, go. Go team, go.” Go team, find the glory. Find the pride. Find the will to win and give the town a reason to wave those banners a little higher and sing the praises a little louder.
When the murmurs of Friday night fades in the dewy morning, slip into one of our East Hartford car rentals and find yourself exploring the other side of East Hartford’s nature: namely, the trees, grass, and river runs. Roam through Great River Park, where there’s lush earth and trails that wind around river shoreline. You might even want to lean against the rails at the boat launch, and watch as the vessels float away from stoic motion to adventures yet unseen. And as you find yourself walking toward your hotel in East Hartford, you might just recognize some of the faces from the football game. Everyone in East Hartford is a friend waiting to say hello. Experience what it feel like to be a part of a community that’s welcoming and proud of its teams.
When you’re ready to dip your fingertips into the face paint of life, make a point to stop in Connecticut, with a stay at one of our hotels near East Hartford. And if you feel the pull of roaming to other neighborhoods in Hartford, go forth. We’ll be here to help with Hartford hotels.