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Bristol overview

Bristol is a friendly place, distinct for its parks and sports, and known for its amusement park and shops. You're sure to find the bar and dining options to your liking. Take a campus tour or explore the surrounding area of University of Connecticut-Hartford and St. Joseph College. Popular attractions such as Lake Compounce and Mark Twain House are sure to leave an impression. Bristol is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Bristol

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Bristol has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Bristol with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Bristol hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Bristol hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Bristol

Fly in to Hartford, CT (HFD-Hartford - Brainard), 15.5 mi (25 km) from central Bristol. Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 21.6 mi (34.8 km) away.

What to see around Bristol

Outdoor fun is on hand like sporting events and running, along with attractions such as:
  • • Muzzy Field
  • • Winding Trails
  • • Black Rock State Park
  • • New Britain Stadium
  • • Talcott Mountain State Park
Highlights like its amusement park are popular with families, and top attractions include:
  • • Lake Compounce
  • • Copernican Observatory & Planetarium
  • • Cheshire Hollow Farm
  • • CoCo Key Water Resort Hotel & Convention Center - Waterbury
  • • Talcott Mountain Science Center
Its lakes, parks and swimming spots are well known. Favourite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Bracket Park
  • • Page Park
  • • Wilson Playground
  • • Rockwell Park
  • • Casey Field
Popular places in the area include:
  • • University of Connecticut-Hartford
  • • St. Joseph College
  • • Mark Twain House
  • • Trinity College
  • • Bushnell Park

When to visit Bristol

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when the best time to visit is. Here are the seasonal trends to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 12°C day, -9°C night
  • April-June: 28°C day, 0°C night
  • July-September: 29°C day, 8°C night
  • October-December: 20°C day, -7°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 286 cm
  • April-June: 293 cm
  • July-September: 310 cm
  • October-December: 329 cm
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