Walking around the downtown area is possible and pleasant in Hartford, although visitors now have the option of taking the Star Shuttle, a free shuttle service that loops the central business district, making 13 stops near hotels and major attractions. It operates Monday through Friday, 7am to 11pm, and Saturday, 3pm to 11pm. CTTRANSIT bus services also operate regularly but the Star Shuttle is often sufficient for touristic needs. Many visitors choose to hire cars, especially if they plan to travel outside of the city. A number of car hire options are available and driving is relatively stress-free in Hartford and the surrounding region.
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