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Kensington overview

Kensington is known for its shops. You'll enjoy the ample dining choices. Take a campus tour or explore the surrounding area of Trinity College and University of Connecticut-Hartford. Lake Compounce and Mark Twain House are popular sights to see. If you're looking for a family- and business-friendly getaway, Kensington is for you.

Where to stay in Kensington

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

How to get to Kensington

Fly in to Hartford, CT (HFD-Hartford - Brainard), 9.6 mi (15.5 km) from downtown Kensington. Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 20.8 mi (33.5 km) away. Berlin-Kensington Station is the closest train station.

What to see around Kensington

Sights especially popular with families include:
  • • Copernican Observatory & Planetarium
  • • Dinosaur State Park
  • • Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park
  • • Lake Compounce
  • • Cheshire Hollow Farm
Below are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir—or simply browse:
  • • Webster Square Shopping Center
  • • Brickyard Shopping Center
  • • Cromwell Commons Shopping Center
  • • Westfield Meriden
  • • Westfarms Mall
Some popular places in the area include:
  • • Trinity College
  • • Mark Twain House
  • • Bushnell Park
  • • University of Connecticut-Hartford
  • • St. Joseph College

When to visit Kensington

If you're still deciding when to visit, here are the seasonal norms to help you plan:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 54°F day, 16°F night
  • April-June: 83°F day, 33°F night
  • July-September: 84°F day, 46°F night
  • October-December: 69°F day, 19°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 11.26 inches
  • April-June: 11.54 inches
  • July-September: 12.20 inches
  • October-December: 12.95 inches