You find that cities, like people, are far more interesting if they have a varied and longstanding past. Founded in 1735, Torrington, Connecticut, has evolved from a sleepy mill town nestled alongside the rushing Naugatuck River to being the charming metropolis it is today. In this dazzling New England location, you’ll get swept away in the contrast of old harmonizing with new, such as the 56-acre downtown historic district coexisting alongside modern boutiques and cafes. Even hotels in Torrington, CT contain these subtle juxtapositions, featuring classic American architecture with contemporary luxuries like en-suite massages.
Arrange Torrington rental cars to traverse the sweeping downtown district, where you’ll park the car and take a stroll down Main Street. It’s not difficult to imagine the city 100 years ago, when its buildings with brick facades and church spires were inhabited by New Englanders not unlike yourself. Take comfort in walking the same route they did, and silently thank them for creating a town with such a welcoming air. In the evening, attend a performance at the Warner Theatre. The venue is a treasured Torrington institution that opened in 1931. The ornate art-deco building will transport you into the past as you sit down for a performance by ballerinas from the local Nutmeg Conservatory of the Arts. As graceful dancers plié and leap across the stage, mentally record every minute of the performance so you can document it in your journal once returning to hotels near Torrington, CT.
Drive by one more local landmark, the Flyer-Hotchkiss Estate, as you make your way to Hartford. While you travel 29 miles east to the Insurance City, you wonder if your time there will make you feel as peaceful as your stint in Torrington. Torrington hotels were certainly part of the reason you felt at home, and the friendly staff at Hartford hotels will ensure you feel just at welcome.