If your trip to Bloomfield is all booked but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.St. Joseph College and University of Connecticut-Hartford are notable attractions that all visitors should make time to explore. Organize your route and enjoy taking in each one.Not far from the heart of the city, Penwood State Park is one sight you might like to put on your to-do list. If you still have space on your travel itinerary, Thomas Hooker Brewery and Penwood State Park will keep you amused too.
We know you can’t wait to take your new ride for a spin. How about venturing out on a day trip to Truman’s Beach? Just 55 miles away, roll down those windows and enjoy the wind in your hair on the way there. Explore the area beginning with Orient Beach State Park, Kontokosta Winery and 67 Steps Beach. Locals will also probably point you toward Westbrook Town Beach, 40 miles away. If you can only find time for one attraction here, let it be Essex Steam Train. (But we’re also huge fans of Hammonasset Beach State Park and Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets.)
If you’re going to a work conference in Bloomfield, you may want to follow up with your new connections over some food and coffee. Fortunately, these convention centers offer some fantastic restaurants and cafés nearby:
Connecticut Expo Center (6 miles away).
Connecticut Convention Center (7 miles away).
A rental car allows you to get around the top sights quickly and comfortably in Bloomfield. If you’re traveling on a shoestring and eager to stretch your budget, a mini or a compact is a great choice. These smaller cars are cheap to run and a breeze to park. If you have the kids in tow, a full-size car or an SUV will give you enough space to stretch your legs.
For some of us, owning a prestige vehicle is little more than a lofty dream. But renting your dream car is far easier than you think! Imagine the feeling of tearing down the open road in a high-end convertible, even if it’s only for a few days. Or maybe all you’re after is a dependable set of wheels to get you quickly from point A to point B. Extravagant or economical? Whatever you decide, one thing’s for sure — there’s a rental car to suit your style in Bloomfield.
You have to drive on the right side of the road in Bloomfield. Even though the conditions may be similar to home, we suggest driving a bit more cautiously on roads that are unfamiliar.
You’ll find plenty of places to leave your rental car in Bloomfield. Even in the thick of the action, there’s usually a space just where you need it.
While driving through the streets of Bloomfield, keep in mind that the speed limits usually range from 30mph to 65mph. Residential zones are 35mph unless posted otherwise.
Generally, one of two things will happen. Your chosen car rental company may bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. This is the more common practice. Otherwise, it may forward your contact information to local law enforcement agencies so the fine is sent to you directly.
Seat belts have to be worn in Connecticut. That being said, these rules may not apply for some vehicles, such as those operated by public transportation systems.
As long as you have Bluetooth or similar functions enabled, it’s fine to use your phone while cruising around Bloomfield. But ensure you keep your eyes on the road.
While driving in Bloomfield, it’s illegal to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) in excess of 0.08%. Thinking of having a glass or two of wine while you’re out? Consider grabbing a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Yes you can. But before you turn, you must stop the vehicle completely and only continue if there’s no oncoming traffic.