Destination guide

Charming Avon will entice you

The forests and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday home in Avon. Well known for its restaurants, bars and shopping, this romantic city won't disappoint. Mark Twain House and Bushnell Park are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Avon

Do you want to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Avon a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lake Compounce (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Winding Trails (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Talcott Mountain Science Center (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Talcott Mountain State Park (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Wampanoag Country Club (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Flamig Farm (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Avon

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Avon. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bushnell Park (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Sycamore Hills Recreation Area (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Fisher Meadows Recreation Area (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Sperry Park (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Countryside Park (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Buckingham Road Recreation Area (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Avon

Fly into Hartford, CT (HFD-Hartford - Brainard), the closest airport, located 10.8 mi (17.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.), which is 12.8 mi (20.7 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Avon?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 75 holiday lettings around Avon. From 10 flats & apartments to 25 houses, 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 city-centre property in Avon?

If you're the sort of traveller who likes staying smack bang in the action, you may want to consider reserving someplace central. HomeAway has 5 city centre holiday rentals available. On the hunt for something a little different? See if any of our other properties float your boat. Our options for this destination include:

  • 5 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 4 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 4 lakefront holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a hotel in Avon?

Whether you're searching for a place that greets its guests with an icy bottle of Champagne and a cheese platter or you're simply after a decent bed to catch some Zs in after a long day of seeing the sights, we've got the perfect hotel for you. In this destination, there are 39 options listed on HomeAway. Rooms start at £38 per night. Or perhaps you'd rather go for one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • House: 23 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £24 per night.
  • Apartment: 13 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £77 per night.
  • Cottage: 2 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £280 per night.

Can I stay in Avon in a large group?

There's nothing quite like catching up with old friends or spending time with your beloved relatives in a sensational new locale. And the best thing is HomeAway has options to suit. The leading choice for larger groups here are hotel holiday rentals, and we have 15 currently listed. If you are hoping to stay in a large group, the holiday rentals that will serve you well include:

  • If yours is a squad of 5, we have 21 rental properties ideal for that size. Book a night from just £104.
  • After a holiday rental for 8 guests? We have 11 that will serve you well. You can book one for as little as £93 per night.
  • Trying to find properties for rent to suit 6 people? You'll be happy to know we have 9 that will fit the bill. You can grab one for as little as £84 a night.

So don't worry! When you book with us you can bring your dad, your sister and all your besties to Avon.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Avon?

Friends become our chosen family. Create new memories with the ones you hold dear and secure a thrifty stay with HomeAway. When it comes to finding a fantastic deal, your first port of call should be Downtown. Here, HomeAway has 8 holiday rentals at an average price of £135 a night. There are another 6 HomeAway holiday rentals waiting to be booked in or around Winsted. The average price here is £266 a night.