My fiance and I will be in Hartford in early November. He's taking a training course and I am joining him, taking a few days vacation, before we visit family in NY. My fiance is from NY and worried that Hartford might be unsafe for me to spend time in by myself. I am English (we live in the UK) and have a fairly relaxed view of walking to a restauarnt from a hotel in the evening (like we would in San Francisco, Seattle, Boston etc). But all the reports we read on trip advisor make us thing that you dare not venture out without a car! Day or night. We will be staying in either the Hilton or Marriot and I'd plan to wander around (in central downtown) seeing the sights, and maybe walking to a restaurant early evening by myself if he is working late. Just as I would in London, NY or the cities mentioned above.
Truthfully, folks, should I be doing this is Hartford?
Thanks for your help.
P.S. Any views on the Hilton or Marriot?