Destination guide

Travel to lively Coastal Connecticut

Come and experience Coastal Connecticut and its live music, theatre scene and museums. Renowned for its casino gaming, aquarium and university setting, this city welcomes all visitors. East Rock Park and Yale Bowl are just a couple of the must-see attractions. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Coastal Connecticut

Are you looking for attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Coastal Connecticut a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lake Compounce (21.5 mi / 34.6 km)
  • Gouveia Winery (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Paradise Hills Vineyard (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Bishops Orchard and Winery (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Chatfield Hollow State Park (6.2 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Connecticut Sportsplex (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Coastal Connecticut

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Coastal Connecticut is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • East Rock Park (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Bushnell Park (27 mi / 43.5 km)
  • Chatfield Hollow State Park (6.2 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Wharton Brook State Park (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Chaffinch Island State Park (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Millers Pond State Park (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Coastal Connecticut

Fly into New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional), the closest airport, located 11.8 mi (19 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 23.3 mi (37.5 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Guilford Station, Wallingford Station and Meriden Station are the main stations in the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Coastal Connecticut?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,344 holiday lettings around Coastal Connecticut. From 868 houses to 160 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 water-view property in Coastal Connecticut?

Everyone need to get away sometimes. When the hustle and bustle of city life takes its toll, wash off that stress and spend some time near the water. HomeAway has 300 waterfront holiday rentals in this destination. Open to other ideas? HomeAway has stacks more rental options to discover, including:

  • 298 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 217 beachfront holiday accommodation options.
  • 216 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Coastal Connecticut?

Our house holiday rentals are real properties for real travellers. Providing plenty of room to move, they're perfect if you want to live like a local. There are 857 options currently available on HomeAway. Prices begin at £23 per night. Or perhaps you'd rather one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Cottage: 187 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £49 per night.
  • Hotel: 150 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £30 per night.
  • Apartment: 126 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £21 per night.

Can I stay in Coastal Connecticut in a large group?

There's nothing more memorable than staying somewhere completely new with extended family and friends. The best news is HomeAway has places to suit big groups. Why not have a squiz at the 191 house holiday rentals listed here? They're the leading choice for large groups of travellers. Rental accommodation around here that are suitable for large groups include:

  • Are you on the hunt for places that can hold 6 holiday makers? We have 330 that will be suitable. Prices begin from just £56 per night.
  • If you have 8 in your crew, you'll be thrilled to discover that there are 244 rental properties perfect. You can book one for as little as £115 per night.
  • Organising a trip away with 10 guests? We have 133 rental properties that fit the bill. Prices start from £128 per night.

You and all your buddies will be in good hands when you book your Coastal Connecticut holiday through us!

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