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Has the location for next years Jolson Festival been sorted yet. I've never made the trip over to USA before but might do so in 2018. I'd want to do lots of sightseeing so I'm hoping it will be held somewhere really interesting like New York or San Francisco.
Hartford, Connecticut ... see the details on the Jolson website
It will be in Hartford Connecticut which is a couple of hours drive from New York City
Thank you for quick reply on 2018 location. Looks like Hartford is fairly close to New York, just 113 miles away. That could be interesting to visit.
There don't seem to be any direct flights from U.K. to Hartford so maybe a direct flight to New York followed by a train to Hartford would work.
I'm surprised that there is no direct flights from the U.K. Speak to David McCarthy, he might be of help. The good thing is, that the airport and hotel are connected, so you do not have to leave the airport to get to the hotel (You walk right in!) Hope to see you there!!!!
JolsonWGE is probably right about there being no 'direct' flights from the U.K. Jan. I've been looking at flights from London Airports and they seem to require a change of flight in Dublin. I think it's the same from Northern Airports but not sure.
I still think the easiest plan is to go to the Hartford airport, even if you have to switch planes
Here's some good news! You CAN get a flight from the UK to Hartford (with a change of planes in Dublin) on Aer Lingus. And the festival will be held at a very nice hotel IN THE AIRPORT!! (You don't even have to take a shuttle...the four star hotel is in the terminal).
We've got some nice surprises planned!
Will you be at Bromley next month? If so, I'll fill you in on some of the stuff we have planned.
Have to give some thought as to how best to travel to next year's Festival as I want to tie it in with a visit to either Boston or New York. Going to be looking at various options with advice from Jon when I see him next month. Maybe fly into Hartford and fly home from New York or the other way round. Will be looking at options and prices more seriously in November/December.
That's what my searches turned up also, no direct flights to Hartford but having to fly into Ireland and change flights. I still think it might be better to fly direct to New York for a week then travel to Hartford for the Festival. Is that what you intend doing?