Destination guide

The friendly city of Meriden awaits you

The parks and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Meriden. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the restaurants, shopping and university setting. Lake Compounce and East Rock Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation 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 vacation home and experience everything that makes Meriden a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Meriden. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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

Transportation to and around Meriden

Fly into Hartford, CT (HFD-Hartford - Brainard), the closest airport, located 16.2 mi (26.1 km) from the city center. 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 traveling by train, you can make your way to Meriden Station.

Where to stay around Meriden?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 19 vacation rentals near Meriden. From 13 Houses to 5 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Meriden for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Meriden?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Meriden. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • YMCA Mountain Mist Day Outdoor Center: 237 vacation rentals
  • Westfield Meriden: 105 vacation rentals
  • Connecticut Law Enforcement Memorial: 155 vacation rentals
  • Brookside Park: 112 vacation rentals
  • Giuffrida Park: 112 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Meriden?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 13 Houses in Meriden. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Meriden include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 5 rentals available
  • Studios: 4 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Meriden?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 16 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Meriden. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.