Destination guide

The friendly city of Meriden awaits you

The parks and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Meriden. Travellers to this welcoming city praise the restaurants, shopping and university setting. Lake Compounce and East Rock Park are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Meriden

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Meriden a fun place to get away to. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lake Compounce (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Hunter Memorial Golf Course (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Indian Springs Golf Club (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Timberlin Golf Course (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Checkered Flag Raceway (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Meriden

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Meriden. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • East Rock Park (14.7 mi / 23.6 km)
  • Bushnell Park (16.9 mi / 27.2 km)
  • Cedar Park (0.3 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Columbus Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Brookside Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Habershon Field (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Meriden

Fly into Hartford, CT (HFD-Hartford - Brainard), the closest airport, located 16.2 mi (26.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Oxford, CT (OXC-Waterbury - Oxford), which is 17.9 mi (28.8 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, you can make your way to Meriden Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Meriden?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 49 holiday lettings around Meriden. From 25 houses to 6 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a lakefront property in Meriden?

If you're in search of a peaceful pause, you need to spend some time lakeside. You'll feel like you're at summer camp — no collective singing Kumbaya necessary. HomeAway has 5 getaway rentals near lakes ready to be booked. Open to other suggestions? HomeAway has heaps more property options to have a look at, including:

  • 4 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 3 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 3 city-centre holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a hotel in Meriden?

If you're talking about service and comfort, a good hotel is hard to beat. Whether you're looking for somewhere with a rooftop pool or you just want to kick back in a white, fluffy gown, we can help you find the right room. Currently, there are 32 options available on HomeAway. Rooms start at as little as £69 a night. Searching for more variety? We can recommend some alternate self-catering accommodation options, including:

  • House: 20 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £35 per night.
  • Apartment: 6 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £61 per night.

Can I stay in Meriden in a large group?

There's nothing more enjoyable than exploring somewhere new with your friends and loved ones. The good news is HomeAway has options to suit big groups. House holiday rentals are the favoured option for big groups of guests, with 5 featured here. If you're planning on travelling in a larger group, the holiday rentals that can cater to you include:

  • Are you searching for rentals that can house 6 people? We have 13 that will suit. Prices begin from just £61 per night.
  • After a rental property for 5 people? We have 6 that will suit. You can get one for as little as £111 a night.
  • Travelling with 10 guests? We offer 5 holiday rentals that will be ideal. Prices start from £295 a night.

So don't fear! When you travel with us you can bring along your mom, your brother and all your buddies to Meriden.