Destination guide

Travel to lively New London

The area's live music and museums are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to New London. This city's university setting, casino gaming and beaches draw many visitors. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around New London

Are you searching for things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes New London a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Shennecossett Golf Course (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Childrens Museum of Southeastern Connecticut (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Cedar Ridge Golf Course (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration (7.7 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Maugle Sierra Vineyards (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)

Seasonal weather in New London

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 27°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of New London

New London is famous for its pristine beaches and beautiful ocean views. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, New London is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Connecticut College Arboretum (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Eastern Point Beach (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Waterford Beach Park (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Ocean Beach Park (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Harkness Memorial State Park (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around New London

Fly into New London, CT (GON-Groton - New London), the closest airport, located 3.2 mi (5.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Fishers Island, NY (FID-Elizabeth Field), which is 7.9 mi (12.7 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is New London Union Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around New London?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 634 holiday lettings around New London. From 61 flats & apartments to 130 cottages, 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.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to New London?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in New London:

  • West Mystic: 71 holiday homes
  • Culloden Shores: 61 holiday homes
  • Niantic: 159 holiday homes
  • Clearwater Beach: 97 holiday homes
  • Silver Beach: 44 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to New London? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in New London. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Ocean Beach Park: 298 holiday lettings
  • New London Harbor Light: 784 holiday lettings
  • Monte Cristo Cottage: 676 holiday lettings
  • US Coast Guard Academy: 664 holiday lettings
  • Hempstead Houses: 653 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around New London listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in New London?

Yes, of course. offers 61 Flats in New London. Our other popular types of New London holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 130 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 130 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 402 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in New London?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 54 holiday homes with pool available in New London. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.